Amanda Tempesta9/11 Ceremony at Elmora School 12 featuring Amanda Tempesta, A former student there who lost her father, Tony Tempesta on 9/11
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Elmora School No. 12’s Annual, “Welcome Back to School” Night was a great success.  On Thursday, September 19, 2013, over 500 parents attended the Welcome Back Assembly which featured AVID students as color guard, Student Government Members singing the Elmora School Song, and an inspirational PowerPoint presentation displaying teaching and learning at Elmora School No. 12. The high light of the assembly was the fashion show, which featured students Pre-K to eighth grade modeling their school uniforms.  In attendance were Elizabeth Board of Education Commissioners, Stefan Callela, Fernando Nazco and Carlos Trujillo.  The Board Commissioners spoke of the uniform policy and the importance of parental involvement in the school.  The Physical Education teachers talked to parents about making healthy food choices, and concluded with a “Jam a Minute”.  Parents, students, and teachers all had a workout.   Finally, parents visited classrooms where teachers discussed the curriculum, viewed their children’s work which was displayed throughout the school, and were able to leave their children written messages in which the staff attached healthy snacks and were given to the students the next morning. The evening ended with juice and marshmallow bars for everyone. 

SchoolCenter PictureAt the turn of the century, in 1908, there stood on the Magie Farm Road, a little wooden schoolhouse with only two classrooms.  Surrounding the little schoolhouse were unpaved dirt roads and waist-high daisies.  The children eagerly trudged along the dirt roads to fill the school's two classrooms and learn their ABC's.  That little schoolhouse was the very beginning of our Elmora School #12.

One hundred years later that little schoolhouse holds thirty-five classrooms along with 667 Pre-K to 8th grade students.  Students still come to school eagerly every day and work diligently to excel academically as well as socially.  They are surrounded with warm inspiring teachers and staff who challenge them and encourage all students to succeed.  School #12 is a family; its students and staff share a love for teaching and learning. 

SchoolCenter PictureTeachers at School #12 are committed to reaching their students' academic and emotional needs.  As you walk around the school you will notice that the halls are decorated with rigorous work completed by students.  This work displays our challenging curriculum and serves as evidence that Elmora School #12 has high expectations for the success of its students in becoming creative thinkers, lifelong learners and productive members of society.  With a laser-like focus for teaching and learning, love and leadership, our students have met our expectations in accomplishing AYP status.

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On Sunday, February 9, AVID students visit Seton Hall University to watch a Women's Basketball game and attended a question and answer session with the team.  



Please check out page 7 and 8 of the AVID Elective Teacher/Coordinator Newsletter featuring Elmora School No. 12.  Go AVID!  (See the link below!)

March 10-March14, Elmora School #12 celebrated Read Across Ameria with many fun activities, including guest readers, pajama day and crazy hat are some photos from the week!  More photos on the News and Events page!

Elmora School No. 12 held a NJASK PREP Parent Pasta Night.  Board Commisioners, President Tony Monteiro, Paul Perreira and Former Board Commissioner, School 12 parent Armando DaSilva and former board President Rafael Fajardo were in attendance.  Each one spoke about the importance of the parents having an active participation in their child's education.  As parents and students enjoyed pasts, teachers and adminstrators answered any concerns parents may have about the upcoming state tests.  

Seventh and eighth grade AVID and Student Government Students atended AVID Northeast AVID day Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Students were invited to listen to executives and representatives from the Nets Basketball Organization speak about the importance of going to college and having no limitations.  Afterward, students attended a college fair where they were able to speak to college representatives from all over the United States.  Finally, students watched the Nets win against the Minnesota Timberwolves.  GO AVID!