Jefferson Elementary School

Preparing the children of today for tomorrow...


Mrs. Karen Lunardoni 

Principal's Secretary
Mrs. Y. Bauder

Mrs. S. Schlisler 
School Counselor/ Anti-Bullying Specialist
Mrs. A. Cicchino

Human Resources Manager/ District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Phyllis Prestamo

Phone: 973-584-8955    
Fax: 973-584-4380
Absence Verification: 973-584-8957

School Hours:  9:10 AM - 3:20 PM 
(doors open at 8:50 AM)
NOTE: When there is a delayed opening, the doors of Jefferson School open at 10:50.
When there is an early dismissal, the students are dismissed at 1:40.

Jefferson School
This Week at a Glance for Families
Mrs. Karen Lunardoni, Principal
October 20 – 25, 2014

Enterovirus: I you wish to obtain further information on this issue, please refer to the CDC fact sheet in the superintendent's message on  To date we have had no reported cases in our school.

Veterans Day Assembly: Nomination forms for Guests of Honor are included as an attachment.  The event will take place on Tuesday, November 11, at 9:30 AM.  Please return completed forms to the attention of Karen Lunardoni by October 31.

Shortened Days for Conferences: Just a reminder that the students will have early dismissal from October 21 – October 24 for parent-teacher conferences.  Grades K-4 will be dismissed at 1:40.  Mrs. Klein’s pre-k will be dismissed at 12:00 noon.  Mrs. Spitzer’s schedule will take place as usual for both morning and afternoon sessions.

Birthday Lunches: Please note that if your child is absent or unavailable for his/her scheduled birthday lunch, s/he will be notified of an alternate date, which will not necessarily be the following Friday depending on Mrs. Lunardoni’s schedule.

Halloween Parade: The annual Halloween Parade will take place at 10:15 AM on Friday, October 31.  Please note that in the interests of maintaining security only those parents who have been designated as room leaders are invited to enter the building to assist the teachers.  Our visiting spectators are invited to arrange yourselves in a large circle on the playground; you may also choose to stand along the sidewalk in front of the school.  The children will make two passes along the parade route, so spectators will have two chances to take pictures!  (Please note that we ask the children to not wear their costumes to school; they will have an opportunity to change in and out of them before and after the parade.  We also ask that children refrain from wearing costumes that depict any graphic violence, including simulated blood.  Any masks that interfere with a child’s vision are strongly discouraged; however, masks that do not interfere with vision are permissible during the parade.  Since district policies prohibit the distribution of candy during school hours, we ask that you refrain from sending in any candy or food that is intended for sharing.


Think about it…

Someone once said, “I am being polite when I wait my turn and say please and thank you.”  What does this mean to you?

 No birthdays today

 BOE Meeting

 9:30 – 10:00 Rotary Club to meet with third grade students to hand out dictionaries – ask your children about the event! (The dictionaries are to remain in school for this year, but will be sent home with your children at the end of the year.) 


 No birthdays today!

 Fall Conferences Early Dismissal

 Bus Safety Programs

10:00: Kindergarten and Pre-K

10:30: 1st grade

11:00: 2nd grade

11:30: 3rd grade

12:00: 4th grade


 Happy Birthday to Tyler Peterson

 Fall Conferences Early Dismissal




Happy Birthday to
Barrett Bergmann

 Fall Conferences  Early Dismissal

 Young Consumers Family Night at 6:00 PM: All Third Grade Students and Families invited to meet in Cafeteria Keep your eyes open for a hard copy information sheet in your child’s backpack.


 Happy Birthday to Victor Cifuentes, Lexi Kontozoglus, Sierra Printz, Tanner Mobilio

 Fall Conferences  Early Dismissal

 Birthday Lunches

Grade 2: Victor Cifuentes, Lexi Kontozoglus; , Samantha Otnisky

Grade 3: Barrett Bergmann, Matthew Rattay

Grade 4: Tyler Peterson, Sierra Printz, Tanner Moblio 




Welcome from Principal Lunardoni

Welcome to the website of Jefferson Elementary School... the home of Koala-Kindness! This is a place where you can find information about what is happening in our educational community, upcoming events, and how we can strengthen the essential bond between your homes and our school.

Jefferson Elementary School is located in the Succasunna section of suburban Roxbury Township. Our motto, Learning: A Shared Responsibility, is more than just words; it describes who we are, what we do, and how we do it. We believe that Jefferson Elementary School is a model of the educational strength that results from a happy marriage among the home, the school, and the community. With shared goals and determination, we can do anything!

Our Pre-K – 4 school is the educational home to approximately 350 children, 300 families, and 60 faculty and staff members. We are proud of our school and the culture of cooperation and Koala Kindness that we cherish and nourish.

Our Mission Statement just about says it all:

Joint effort among students, staff, parents, and community to
Encourage critical thinking, scientific exploration, artistic/musical creativity, emotional and physical well being by realizing the
Fullest potential of each unique individual by
Facilitating a developmentally appropriate curriculum which establishes a sound
Educational foundation for
Responsible and respectful citizens, who are
Self motivated, independent, lifelong learners
Occurring in a
Nurturing environment that

Strives for excellence with accountability and
Celebrates a "Community of Learners" which
Holds each individual as an
Ongoing contributor to society with
Our motto being:

In order for our Jefferson School website to be as responsive as possible to the needs of our readers, we need the feedback of you, our technological family. Please send comments, suggestions, requests, ideas, and questions to our webmaster using the direct link below. Be assured that your feedback will be carefully considered.

Thank you for visiting!

Karen Lunardoni


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