Principal’s Message


MISSION STATEMENT - Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School is committed to preparing All of our students for college, work and life.  This commitment begins with an environment which nurtures and supports students physically, emotionally, socially, and academically.  Our goals are to increase student achievement by adopting best practices and focusing on the whole child.  Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School provides opportunities for students to achieve their personal best through challenging curriculums and differentiated instruction; while utilizing a variety of evaluation tools, to improve standardized test scores and an increase in overall performance.

In order to ensure student success, our staff utilizes a comprehensive Balanced Literacy Program that supports and focuses on phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, writing, technology, and manipulatives within the delivery of instruction.  We also provide a variety of educational programs and activities for all students. We utilize technology based programs that addresses student needs in Language Arts and Mathematics while preparing them for the i-Ready Diagnostic, PARCC and NJ ASK Science Assessments. The Extended Day Program is offered to students with academic needs in grades 2, 3 and 4.  They explore real-world experiences through an interdisciplinary array of skills from math, language arts, science, social studies, technology and liberal arts.  Our students participate in many initiatives that contribute to the development of the whole child.

Our goal is to build self-esteem, enhance creativity, individuality, and develop healthy lifestyles.  Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School, in cooperation with parents and the community, has established high expectations for all students as the standard. We also provide a safe, nurturing environment where our students utilize their skills, talents, and unique abilities to meet the demands of an ever changing competitive 21st Century global society.

“Attitude Reflects Leadership”

Ms. Andreea Harry
School Principal 

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Congratulations! The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is pleased to announce that Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School has achieved the 2015 Bronze National Healthy Schools Award. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, working to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance partners with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to lead a healthier generation.  READ MORE...
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