Launch Pad

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
HOPE Plant Sale

Friday, May 6
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math
HOPE Plant Sale - Rain Date

Monday, May 9
PARCC Testing
Grade 5 - Math


Today, 5/5/2016
High: 59 Low: 48
Chance rain showers
44% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/6/2016
High: 58 Low: 48
Rain showers likely
58% chance of precipitation.

Holman Highlights


Price List


Full Flat $11
1 Four pk $1.50
(Assorted flowers and herbs available in flats and 4 pks)
  1 Gallon Tomato Plants $5
8” Hanging Basket $10  
 4”pots wrapped $3.50
4” pots $2.50

Please remember to send your child with a box to help them carry their plant home!  Plastic flats will only be available for students who are purchasing a full flat of plants.

The PARCC assessment will be given to all Jackson elementary school students in grades 3, 4, and 5. Testing will begin in Mathematics from April 22nd through May 9th, via a computer. 

BOOK SALE - 5/9, 5/11, 5/12, and 5/13

Mrs. Shilan’s and Mrs. Macaluso’s class will be holding their book sale, which will provide students the opportunity to purchase “new” books just in time for summer. Books will be sold for just $.50! All proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Leftover books will be sold to teachers for their classroom libraries, and donated to the Katzenbach School for the Deaf. By donating/purchasing books, you will be promoting summer reading, and helping a wonderful organization.
All donations should be placed into the drop-off boxes in the front lobby. 

Teacher Appreciation Week – Schedule of Events for Students

Tuesday, May 17 – Bring your teacher a pencil or pen

Wednesday, May 18 – Make your teacher a picture/poem/card

Thursday, May 19 – Bring your teacher a flower

Friday, May 20 – Wear your teacher’s favorite color 

Click here to see the complete flyer

May is Food Allergy Awareness 
Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans, including 6 million children.
We will be celebrating 
Food Allergy Awareness Week May 9th –  May 13th

Wednesday, May 11th please wear the color teal to support the food allergy awareness campaign. 

Join Us at the next HOPE meeting on May 18th, 2016,
at 7:00 pm
 in the Holman APR.  
We invite all parents to attend this session. 

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 17th - Fifth Grade
May 18th - Third Grade
May 19th - Fourth Grade
May 24th - Kindergarten
May 26th - Second Grade
May 27th - First Grade


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

Friday, May 13th
Friday June 10th

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!


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

Missing a jacket, hat, or other piece of clothing?
  There are several articles in the lobby that need a home.  Please make sure that you take a look at these items during the next few weeks.  All unclaimed items will be donated to a local charity.

Congratulations to the students that earned Snack with the Principal for March!
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!

Jackson Township School District SEAC, Special Education Advisory Council, would like to invite parents to become active participants in the district's endeavor to continue growth in our Special Education programs, and provide ongoing support for students and parents.



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

"Pride in Education"

On behalf of the JEA,
you are invited to read
about the great things
going on in our schools!

JEA Newsletter

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.



Jackson's Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp

June 27 through July 15
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spend your summer at the district’s
Junior Art & Musical Theater Summer Camp!

Open to Jackson students
ages 8-13.

Three-week program includes
art design, props design,
costume design, vocal coaching, dance routines, acting and a musical theater performance!

Flyer and Pamphlet

Registration Form

Deadline to Register is June 17
Don't delay!
(Space is limited to 35 students!)

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

Begin Soon

PARCC Grades 3-8 Begins April 5

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

 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

April 29, 2016


Dear Holman Families:


It was great seeing all of the families of the Holman community come to the Art Fair on Wednesday night to view the fabulous artwork created by the students.  As we begin the final marking period of this school year, please continue to encourage your children to read each evening and complete his/her homework assignments to reinforce the instruction of lessons learned in school.  We have many activities during the last couple months of school.  Please be sure to stay informed by visiting our school website regularly and checking the e-Backpack.

AM Carline arrival

It seems like the AM carline continues to grow in size regardless of the weather.  If your child is slated to ride the bus, I encourage you to have them ride the bus to school.  Please remember that the side doors will close at 8:45am.  After 8:45, you must park on the side lot and bring your child into the school through the main office doors.  Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Classroom placements:  At this time of year, many parents call or write to the school regarding their child’s class placement for next year.  Class placement is a complex process that involves the input of many educational professionals and considers many factors.  The ultimate goal of the placement process is to find the best possible match between what is best for the student and what are the strengths of each teacher.  I realize and appreciate your concern, but I will not honor parent requests for particular teachers.  I do, however, value your input and individual concerns for your child.  As in the past, I will accept one non-request.   I will consider any concern or input that you have to offer, if you provide your concern in writing or via email to me before May 6th.  Concerns written after this date may not be taken into consideration.  This will allow the educational professionals sufficient time to find the most appropriate match for your child.  As always, I appreciate your understanding and support in this matter.

The next HOPE meeting will be on May 18, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Holman the IMC (Library).   We invite all parents to attend this session.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Visit their link on the Web Page.  You can support H.O.P.E. in many ways including participation in activities, such as planning and preparing for the fifth grade Movin’ Up party, purchasing items during fundraisers, volunteering at H.O.P.E. functions, or attending a meeting, just to name a few.  Thank you for your continued support.


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