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It's Not Too Late!

Updated: 11/29/2018

It's not too late..........


Attention Parents - Please click on the link to sign up for Remind! is a fast and easy way for teachers and parents to communicate with each other. I will be using Remind throughout the year to share photos, send reminders about upcoming events, and simply to  keep an open line of communication between myself and the parents. You can use this app to text me with any questions or concerns you may have, and the messages will come directly to my  cell phone.  You can choose how you see messages with notifications on your cell phone, email, or computer.   I can be reached via the Remind app Monday-Friday from 7:00 am until 4:00 pm.

If anyone has trouble with 81010, try texting @mrsldefel to (201)212-6014.

Here is some important information to keep in mind:


  • Make sure all belongings are labeled.  (Sweatshirts, jackets, lunch boxes, etc.)
  • Send in lunch and a healthy snack.  In the event your child comes without lunch, a school lunch will be provided at the cost of $3.75. Breakfast is also available for $1.75.
  • Send your child in uniform.   
  • Check your child’s folder each night for important information.
  • Check for homework and complete with your child.


  • Check your email for the Principal’s Tuesday Communication Letter.  Be sure to provide current e-mail address information to the school office or you will miss important information.

Arrival / Dismissal  

  • Please arrive to school on time (7:45.)  Any arrival after 8AM is considered late. 
  • Parents - Please be on time for dismissal (Full day- 2:45, Half Day- 11:45.)
  • If you are running late for pick up or have a dismissal change, please contact the office.


  • We are happy to celebrate your child’s birthday.  You may send in a small special snack on the day you wish to celebrate.  The snack can be sent in at drop off in the morning.  
  • Your child is welcome to dress up on his/her birthday.


  • Please call the main office to report your child absent. (201-659-5948)
  • Please send an absentee note when your child returns to school.
  • 3 or more consecutive absences require a doctor’s note when returning to school.

                                  Wake up, Sleepyheads!  Almost time for school!