Launch Pad

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 25
Grade 4 - NJ ASK Science
Thursday, May 26
2nd Grade Field Day
Friday, May 27
1st Grade Field Day
Monday, May 30
Schools Closed
Please remember that in the event of unscheduled closings, holidays in the calendar may be eliminated. Please see the district calendar for more information.
Tuesday, May 31
Book Fair - BOGO

Holman Highlights

KINDERGARTEN FIELD DAY has been cancelled today, Tuesday, May 24th.  It has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1.  Please contact
Jaimee Lohman at if you are interested in volunteering for that day.

Volunteers are needed to assist on Field Days!
If interested, please e-mail the grade level coordinators listed below ASAP:

Kindergarten - June 1 – Jaimee Lohman

1st Grade – May 27 – Patti Galvin

2nd Grade - May 26 - Maria Proetto

H.O.P.E. sponsored Spring Book Fair
May 31st - June 3rd
Buy One Get One Book Free!

to all that helped and contributed to the Make a Wish Foundation!
We raised $1250.00!
Thank you Mrs. Shilan and Mrs. Macaluso for making it all possible!

If you would like to be updated on upcoming HOPE eventsI encourage you to register for the “HOPE News” REMIND feature for your text and/or email.  Registration is easy.  Click on this REMIND link and follow the instructions on the flyer. 

Field Day Dates:
May 26th - Second Grade
May 27th - First Grade
June 1 - Kindergarten


Mrs. Shilan's and Mrs. Macaluso's fourth grade class had a fun time learning about the states of matter during science.  Students created Oobleck and formulated hypotheses about the substance and ways that they could travel over it.

Calling All Readers!
Do you Like Baseball?
Do you want to earn a free ticket to a Lakewood BlueClaws Baseball Game?
Then just follow these steps:

1. Keep your Buster's Book Pals Bookmark in a safe place.
2. Read 5 books.
3. Write down your 5 book titles on your bookmark.
4. After you have read and written down your 5 books, ask your parent or guardian to send your bookmark to the Lakewood BlueClaws for a free child's ticket to any home baseball game in May (except for May 25). Your parent or guardian can also order additional tickets for the rest of your family when they send in for your free ticket! 
Happy Reading!

Wear your school shirt or school colors on Holman Spirit Wear Days:

Friday June 10th


Holman Elementary 
hosted an Art Fair on April 27th.  
Proud parents came to view their child's artwork which was displayed throughout the hallways of the school.  Thank you, Mrs. Lee for a successful night.

Mrs. Albertino hosted a writing celebration on Wednesday night before the Art Fair.  The classroom was packed full of parents eagerly waiting to hear their child’s informational writing.  Nice job Mrs. Albertino's class!

The Jackson Board of Education says
for the generous donation of $30,000
for a new playground at Holman!

See the photo and remarks
below from the March 15, 2016
Board of Education Meeting

Congratulations to the students that earned Snack with the Principal for April!
These students have shown CITIZENSHIP!

Holman Spirit Wear is available online!
Visit for more information!

Check out the Shoparoo app! 
Use the app to scan any receipt (literally ANY receipt) within 14 days of purchase to help raise money for Holman!
Download from the APP store or Google Play.

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Chris Castro
Educational Services Professional of the Year - Mrs. Kim McDonald
Thank you for all you do!



Campbell's Labels for Education

SIX PACK RINGS for Recycling

(We will no longer be accepting Laser Cartridges)

Thank you for supporting our school!

Board Briefs


Jackson School District

August 1st to August 4th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Johnson Elementary School
Open to students entering Grades 1 - 5

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Jackson School District is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through five. 

It's an exciting, summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between STEM and innovation.  Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. 


Does Your Child Want to
Play a Sport Next Year?

Reserve Your Spot for
Sports Physicals
June 1 and June 6

Sign up now!

Select "READ MORE"
below to learn how to SIGN UP for a physical and what you will need to BRING WITH YOU.



PARCC in HS Begins May 16

NJASK Science Tests
(Grades 4 & 8) are on May 25

Check Out Our Page

All PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Resources & Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

Lights... Camera... Summertime!

Jackson Digital Media Academy's
Film and Television
Summer Camp
Short Films: June 23 - July 1
TV Production: July 5 - July 13
Music Videos: July 18 - July 26

Open to all students
currently in grades 5-12
(Students from outside the district may also attend.)

Want to learn how to make a short film, produce a television show or create your own music video using state-of-the-industry equipment and techniques?
Sign up now!

Flyer and Registration Form
Deadline to Register: June 10th

Jackson School District

July 18 - 21:
Rising 6th & 7th Graders

July 25 - 28:
Rising 8th and 9th Graders

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Jackson Memorial HS

Spend a week this summer at the district's STEM Summer Camp.

This program will feature
HANDS-ON activities and fun learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Open to students entering
Grades 6 through 9 in the fall.

Registrations due by June 15.
See the information below!

STEM Camp Flyer

Registration Form

 District Calendar

Also, See the Revised
Current School Year
2015-2016 Calendar 
FYI: These documents are always available on the district website under the "Calendar''
link on the top of the page.

Tentative Budget
Introduced May 14th.

See Full Document
on Budget Page
Jackson Board of Education
"Building a Budget''
Meeting Schedule & Info

Visit the
BOE Budget Page for our "Building a Budget'' presentation schedule

and info on how you can
offer your input on the budgeting process.

Jackson School District Curriculum Online


We are proud to announce the launch of a new website that has a searchable database of the approved curriculum in the Jackson School District.

This resource, known as the
Rubicon Atlas Curriculum Program, provides public access to our most up-to-date curriculum, including overviews of content by grade level, unit summaries and the essential questions students are expected to be able to answer upon completion of each unit.

To get started, click on the icon above. Select the “Browse’’ tab to see a list of courses, or begin searching by grade and subject on your own.

For now, the site features our complete curriculum in the areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health and World Language. This site will be a living database that will be updated as we update our curriculum to be fully aligned with state standards. (e.g. Science, Music, Art, Business, Technology).

We are proud of our curriculum and we hope you will enjoy being able to take a first-hand look at all the ways we strive to help students excel.

District Happenings

It may be freezing out, but...
It's Time to Think Spring and Summer!
Get your little ones ready for
Kindergarten or 1st Grade.
How about summer music programs or
piano or guitar or drum lessons? 
Or gymnastics, karate, drawing or CSI?
There are SO MANY Summer School Programs Available!
Jackson Community School
Spring/Summer 2016

Spring/Summer 2016 Brochure

Look Today!


Do you have difficulty communicating with your child? 
Would you like to learn new approaches that bring out positive results both behaviorally and academically?

Free and Open to All Elementary School Parents
Join Us for a Light Meal, too!
Free Childcare!

Sessions in mornings, afternoon and evenings to accommodate parents at four different schools on various dates between January and April.

Attend ANY session at ANY school - Open to all ages and grades!

There is no cost to attend, but you must register, as space is limited. 



See Our New Page!! 

PARCC Testing Dates
Understand Your Scores
Learn About Our Grading Changes
Find Resources and Sample Tests
Read our FAQ

Does Your Child Want to Play a Middle School or High School Sport Next Year?

Remember to hand in your completed Pre-Participation Physical Packets to Your Child's Middle School or High School.
 IF you are participating in any school sponsored athletic activity that takes place during the summer time (i.e. fall sports) you must have a current athletic physical.

 Note: Completed JMHS forms may be dropped off to Jackson Liberty High School's Athletic Department during the summer months.

Start Your Day
the Healthy Way
with School Breakfast!
Low-cost. High Nutrition. See Below. 
 Breakfast Program Info Menus

See Our
District & School Grades
and Other Info on
Harassment, Intimidation
& Bullying
Jackson School District
Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Clifford Menafra
(732) 415-7020
Holman School
Anti-Bullying Specialist

MaryAnn Garbooshian
(732) 833-4620, Ext. 4785
Stay Connected to
News & Info About
Your Child's Education

From the Principal

May 20, 2016


Dear Holman Families:


Daisy Troop 529 spent their May 16th meeting sprucing up the outside entryway of Holman School.  Along with their families, the girls, who are all first graders, weeded the front flower beds and planted them with new flowers.  The flowers were generously donated by our HOPE organization.  What a great way to show citizenship and beautify the outside of a school.  Great job, Daisy Troop 529, the Holman staff and students really appreciate it.


Field Days

The temperatures are getting warmer and Field Days are getting closer.  I have spoken with many of the grade levels about these exciting days.  Keep in mind that these fun days are a privilege for students.  Students who continually misbehave may not have the opportunity to participate in Field Day.

Field Day dates for individual grade levels are listed below.

Kindergarten Game Day – May 24

1st Grade Field Day – May 27

2nd Grade Field Day – May 26

All children must wear sneakers (laced up) to participate!

Things for students to bring:

Brown bag lunch and snacks, plenty of fluids (NO GLASS), towel to sit on, and a hat/visor.

Apply sunscreen before sending your child to school.

Please note: food and drink are NOT allowed on the field!


 For safety reasons, siblings may NOT attend.

Everyone will be required to sign in at the field, whether they are attending as volunteers or spectators!


If you would like to volunteer to assist on this special day, please e-mail the grade level coordinators listed below.


Kindergarten – Jaimee Lohman

1st Grade – Patti Galvin

2nd Grade- Maria Proetto


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