Launch Pad

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 5
HOPE Souper Bowl - Canned Food Drive

Tuesday, February 9
Board of Ed - Workshop Meeting
5:30 PM @ Administration Building
Committee of the Whole (Workshop) Meeting
 is posted the day before the meeting
Wednesday, February 10
K-8 Report Cards Available on Portal
Thursday, February 11
6:30 - 7:30 PM - T.I.M.E.

Friday, February 12
All Students Report Today (Inservice Day Canceled)


Today, 2/5/2016
High: 42 Low: 28
Partly sunny
14% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 2/6/2016
High: 47 Low: 31
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.

Holman Highlights

H.O.P.E. "Souper" Bowl Soup Drive
Last day for our annual "Souper" Bowl Food Drive is Friday, February 5th.
Please send in canned donations in support of the Jackson Food Pantry! 
Students will 'vote' for the team they think will win the Super Bowl by placing their canned goods in that teams container. 
Click here for flyer

Do you want to receive updates for H.O.P.E. events?

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

The Talent Show is coming
April 7th!
The theme is Country so start practicing your songs and acts!
More info will be coming soon!

SOAR, Reach for Success,
Coaching and Systems 44
REVISED Program Dates

These programs will be held after school from 3 - 4 pm
Session II:
Jan. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27
February 1, 2, 3,
4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
(Make-up dates)

(Together Influencing Math Excellence)

TIME will provide a way for your whole family to have fun doing Math!  Join Us!

Sessions for Grades 3 and 4 students and their families will be held in the Holman IMC on February 4, 11,18, March 3, and March 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.

Please contact the main office if you are interested in attending this session, as space is limited.

Congratulations to Mr. Mark Grayce, Mrs. Denise Gomolka, 
and the Holman 5th Grade Chorus! Thank you for "Entertaining Us" with a magical night of music.

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

Holman Organization of Parents and Educators

Next Meeting:  February 17th, 2016
7 pm in the IMC

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.

Parent University:
Family Literacy Night

February 10, 2016
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Third Grade families only please
Call the Main Office to register - 732-833-4620

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

Notice: Thursday, Jan. 28 @ 6:30 p.m.
Student Diagnosed with Whooping Cough at JLHS

The district was notified today that a student at Jackson Liberty High School has tested positive for pertussis, which is commonly known as whooping cough. The student affected has received the appropriate treatment and is no longer contagious.

Pertussis is a highly contagious disease that is spread through the air by a cough or a sneeze. It begins with cold symptoms and a cough, which become much worse over 1-2 weeks. Symptoms usually include a long series of coughing fits followed by a “whooping’’ noise. However, older children, adults and very young infants may not develop the whoop. There is generally only a slight fever.

We have been in contact with the Ocean County Health Department and we will continue to monitor the situation in our district. If additional cases arise, we will again notify parents.

We encourage you to read the district letter below, which includes important health information for parents and staff that can be used to monitor your own health and the health of your children.

District Letter About Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Jan. 28, 2016

 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.

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.

"Pride in Education"

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

JEA Newsletter

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

February 5, 2016

Dear Holman Families:

It’s hard to believe that football season will end this Sunday as the Broncos and Panthers compete to see who the champion is.  Even if you’re not a Denver or North Carolina fan, many of us will celebrate with friends and family and enjoy the commercials shown throughout the game.  It is also hard to believe that half of the school year is over.  Report cards will be available on the portal to parents on February 12th.   As always, please be sure to contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions about their progress.   Additionally, it is important for students to arrive to school on time.  The homeroom period provides students with a smooth transition to a day of learning.  At this time, the students review the day’s schedule, copy homework assignments, listen to morning announcements, get breakfast and distribute notes and materials from home to their teachers.  To provide your children with a positive start to the day, please plan your morning so your child arrives to school at 8:35 a.m. After 8:45 a.m., students are considered tardy.

School will be closed for staff and students on Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of President’s Day.

The next HOPE meeting will be on February 17th, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Holman IMC.  We invite all parents to attend this session. 

If you would like to be updated on upcoming HOPE events, I 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.  

***IMPORTANT  - Please note make-up sessions- SOAR/Reach For Success/ Coaching/Systems 44 programs Session II began on Tuesday, January 5th. These programs are held after school from 3:00-4:00 PM. Students not taking the late bus need to be picked up promptly at 4:00 PM in the main lobby. Session II dates are as follows:  2/1, 2/2, 2/3,* 2/4, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, *2/11, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18.  (*make-up dates)


Holman Yearbook - Don’t forget to order the Holman Yearbook for 2015-2016. All Yearbooks purchased before March 13th are being offered at a discounted rate.  The deadline to order yearbooks is April 1, 2016.  Please check the eBackpack for more information.


Book Fair – Holman’s Book Fair will begin on Monday, February 22nd, kicking off Read Across America WeekDr. Seuss Night, an evening event during Read Across America Week, celebrates Dr. Suess and the love of reading.  This special, fun-filled night is scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016.  In order to accommodate the anticipated large attendance, there will be two sessions:  Families with last names beginning A-K will start at 6:00pm.  Families with last names beginning L-Z will start at 7:15pm. A ticket is required to enter through the Holman Gymnasium. This will be the ONLY entrance to the building allowed that night.  Please join us in this opportunity to celebrate reading! We hope to see you there.  Keep looking on the Holman website for further information.


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