Student Programs

School No. 4 – Student Programs

T.R.R.F.C.C Qualities to Possess at School 4!

Trustworthiness—Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country

Respect— Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility— Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Be diligent • Persevere • Do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness— Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Caring— Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need • Be charitable and altruistic

Citizenship— Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer

PBSIS (Positive Behavior Support in Schools) is a school- wide initiative at School 4 to reinforce students’ positive behavior that leads to creating a positive learning environment for each student. Parents, have you noticed your child coming home with tokens? If you have, it means your child received a reward for being caught doing something good! Any and all acts of kindness and respect deserve to be rewarded such as helping a classmate, being polite, or simply sitting quietly and listening. The tokens earned by your child can be cashed in for various prizes from School 4’s fully stocked school store. Students also love that they can use their tokens during recess in the school’s exciting Game Room. Kindness is contagious at School 4!

“If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction.” – Martin Kornfield

Chorus

Mrs. Walton teaches Vocal Music at School 4  this school year.  Chorus meets for 30 to 45 minutes, once per week (during the school day) to practice together and prepare for performances   All of our fourth and fifth grade students are welcome to audition! We are scheduled to perform a Winter and Spring concert, with a possible field trip or special performance (also to be scheduled during the school day).

Chorus is an opportunity for your child to expand his/her study of music beyond the music classroom.  Some elements that are worked on are vocal exercises, posture and breathing techniques, as well as concert etiquette and working in a large group situation. Students will also have a better understanding of the applications of all of the Elements of Music.

Mrs. Walton anticipates a positive and productive learning experience.  She is eager to share her talents with your children, and in turn benefit from the happiness and enjoyment that they will share with her.

Instrumental Music

Ms. Thode is School 4’s instrumental music teacher and she is looking forward to making music with you throughout the year.  For more information about this program, click the link below.

The Linden School District provides formal programming for academically gifted students in grades one through five. Students in grades six, seven and eight participate in accelerated courses. In grades nine through twelve, honors and the International Baccalaureate programs are provided. Students in kindergarten are selected for special programming to meet their exceptional abilities through an evaluation by the district’s department for the gifted and talented in conjunction with the classroom teacher.

As a district, ALL students in kindergarten and 3rd grade are given a cognitive abilities screener as the primary step to be accepted into the G&T program followed by the format established by the supervisor of the gifted and talented program. The reason all students are given the screen is to create an equitable opportunity for all students in the Linden School District. Identified kindergarten students will be provided with enrichment activities within their classroom. The program, for those students identified as gifted in grades one through five begins each year in September. The overall shift in emphasis to lower grades is consistent with the mandate as specified in the New Jersey educational regulations.

Gifted students in grades one through five meet once a week on a rotating schedule in their school with one of our full time gifted and talented teachers. Generally, the classes have about four to eight students participating in the program per school, per grade. Overall this represents about 8 -10% of the district’s population for each grade. Keeping the elementary program in the students’ home school helps keep the relationship between the G&T teachers, students, classroom teachers, and community accessible. The half day program allows for extensive study and exploration as well as the development of new research-based projects/products.

Fifth grade K-Kids Club members at School 4 are learning leadership through service. They’re taking on the responsibility of running a K-Kids club as they plan and participate in community service projects. In big and small ways, they’re changing the world around them, but the most significant change happens in the kids themselves.

K-Kids Pledge 

“As a K-Kid,  I promise to serve my neighborhood and my school; I will show respect toward my environment; and I will try to make the world a better place in which to live.”

Objectives

  • To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community.
  • To develop leadership potential.
  • To foster the development of strong moral character.
  • To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation.

Vision

To develop competent, capable, caring leaders through the vehicle of service.

Core Values

  • Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.
  • Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.
  • Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.
  • Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.

 

“Great leaders don’t set out to be a leader. They set out to make a difference.”

 

K-Kids Events and Activities 

K-Kids Speeches

Sweet and Salty Gift Baskets for Senior Citizens

Hot Cocoa with Senior Citizens

MLK Observance with Senior Citizens

Heart Tea Breakfast with Senior Citizens

Children’s Specialized Hospital Luncheon

At School No. 4 older students volunteer to be hall monitors. Each volunteer is assigned a post and helps fellow students in the hallways in the mornings. These students’ help is greatly appreciated! If you are interested in becoming part of Safety Patrol when you are in fifth grade, please let your teachers know!

ANTI-BULLYING (HIB)
District Anti-Bullying Coordinator – Ryan Devaney rdevaney@lindenps.org / 908-486-2800 ext. 8036
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