School No. 5

Principal Rachelle Crawley

Come and Visit Us!

School No. 5 partakes in our district-wide breakfast program!  The breakfast door (Door No. 4, Middlesex St.) opens at 8:00AM for students having breakfast.

Students are allowed to begin entering the building at 8:15AM and classes begin at 8:25AM.  All students are considered tardy after 8:25AM.

Dismissal time is 3:00PM

All Students Are Welcome

School No. 5 is a Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth-Grade elementary school within the Linden Public Schools District.  School No. 5 has approximately 330 children, 20 homeroom teachers, and a specialized staff in Music, Art, World Language, Physical Education, Title One services, a Reading Developmental specialist, and Special Education programs.

Curriculum and Programs

Our curriculums and programs were specifically written and chosen to support instruction reflective of the Common Core Standards. Students in grades one through five use the Journeys Language Arts program.  This program provides students with the skills they need to succeed, preparing them ultimately for the high literacy demands of college and the workplace.  In this program, students develop reading comprehension skills as well as developing their skills as critical thinkers, writers, speakers, listeners and communicators.  The Go Math! program emphasizes on the depth of understanding through interactive lessons, research-based instructional approaches, best practices from around the world, and differentiated instructional resources to ensure success for all students.  Both programs have an online component accessible in class as well as at home.

Technology One-to-One

In accordance with the district’s Technology One-to-One Initiative, iPads are provided to every student to use to further support instruction.  Many of our classrooms are also equipped with interactive whiteboards.  Every classroom is outfitted with a document camera / projector setup which is utilized with the teacher’s MacBook to support student engagement.

School No. 5 is a Community of Learners

School No. 5 prides itself in educating all of its students in order that they may develop skills that will enable them to be fully functioning and diversely educated individuals.  It is our goal to prepare our students to meet the challenges of life in the twenty-first century.  To achieve these goals, students receive an integrated education that provides them with academic knowledge, and assists them in their own personal development.  Differentiated learning is utilized within the classrooms that will address the different learning styles of the students and help them meet their individual needs.

Early Childhood

Our early childhood classes utilize the Tools of the Mind curriculum.  The central focus of this program is aimed at helping students develop cognitive and social-emotional self-regulation.  In the Tools classroom, self-regulated learning is embedded in all lessons.  Teachers use strategies to promote dramatic make-believe play through instructional activities that are designed to teach self-regulation and executive functioning.

Our Goals and Values

School No. 5 values the teaching of children in a manner that will help them develop into a moral, emotionally healthy, and socially acceptable being.  To this end, our full-time school Social Worker delivers a Character Education program to all grade levels.  Other functions such as Star Student of the Week, Student of the Month, Kiwanis Kids (K-Kids), Safety Patrol, Attendance All-Stars, Student Vanguards, and the PTA contribute to the positive school climate and success of the educational program as a whole.

An “Open Door” Policy

At School No. 5 we take pride in our small community and sense of family within the school.  We welcome parents to become actively involved as we know that when we work together as partners in education the faculty, staff, parents and community members can bring out the very best in each child.

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