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
November 17 - 21, 2014 

Parent Visitation Day: Parent visitation day is taking place on Thursday, November 20th.  Visiting times will take place between 9:30-11:00, and 1:30-3:00. We appreciate your cooperation in not bringing siblings to the visitations.  All visitors will be asked to sign in and will be provided with a visitor badge.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we welcome our visitors as efficiently as possible.

Thanksgiving Friendship Fruit Salad Parade:  Thank you to all of you who have sent in donations to help support our parade and to raise funds for Roxbury Social Services. Next week’s newsletter will include the total amount we have raised through your generosity.  If you have not yet returned the permission slip please do so as soon as possible.  Donations, of course, are optional, but only those children who have returned permission slips will be provided with a serving of our Friendship Fruit Salad.

Picture Retake Day: Just a reminder that picture retake day is this Tuesday, November 18.  If you want your child to have his/her picture retaken, please return the original pictures to school on that day.

Report Cards will open on Genesis to families on Thursday, November 20 by the end of the school day.

Spanish: I am happy to announce that weekly Spanish lessons will begin this coming week.  These are scheduled to take place every Wednesday.



Think about it…

Someone once said, “Sharing with others makes me feel good and makes them feel good too.”  What does this mean to you? (For classroom discussion)

 Happy Birthday to Stephanie Rivera


Spanish Starts this week!  Yippee!




Happy Birthday to
Nicolas Decker and Diya Narayan

 Picture retake day – be sure to return the original pictures if your child is posing for a retake





No birthdays today




No birthdays today

 Report Cards Open to Parents via Genesis by 4:00 PM


Parent Visitation Day


Happy Birthday to
Richard Fernandez, Xavier Fernandez

 Birthday Lunches with Mrs. Lunardoni!

Kindergarten: Nicholas Decker and Rehmy Perdomo
Grade 1: Stephanie Rivera, Richard Fernandez, Julia DeNicola, Soham Bhagavatula, and Xavier Fernandez
Grade 3: Katelyn Capko
Grade 4: Diya Narayan, Owen Campbell

 Harlem Wizards tomorrow night at 7:00 PM at RHS – tickets available at the door

Have a great weekend!


REMINDER: There is an early dismissal on the day before Thanksgiving, November 25th.





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


  • Parent University
    Grades 3 to 5 Sign-up
    Sign up for the Parent University scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Franklin School by clicking this link:
    Comments (-1)
  • Kindergarten Registration

    Registration for incoming Kindergarten students must be completed online prior to your appointment.  Please click here to be directed to the online form.
    Comments (-1)
  • Progress targets and an action plan have been posted to identify supports and strategies for student populations that did not meet progress targets.  More Information....
    Comments (-1)

Upcoming Events

View Calendar