Welcome to Dr. Charles C. Polk Elementary School

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 students’ achievement by adopting best practices and focusing on the Common Core Standards/New Jersey Core Curriculum standards. 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’s 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. Study Island is a web based program that addresses students’ needs in Language Arts and Mathematics while preparing them for the NJ PASS and NJ ASK. The Extended Day Program is offered to students with academic needs in grades 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.
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April 4            Dress Down
April 7-11       Scholastic Book Fair 9:30-2:30
April 11          Literacy Night
April 16          K-12 Report Cards Distribution
April 17          Early Dismissal 12:45pm (Spring Recess Begins)
April 18-24     School Closed Spring Recess
April 25          School Re-opens


nb  Anti-Bullying Specialist
Ms. Debra Costello
908 298 2061 
Upcoming Events
   Spring Recess. School Closed
   Apr 21 2014
   School Re-Opens
   Apr 28 2014
   Board of Education Meeting Beginning at 7:30PM
   Apr 28 2014
   Novice Teacher- Year 1 Meeting
   Apr 30 2014 at 03:15 PM