Welcome to the Best School in Newark
Health Persuasive Essay Contest
Winners will receive $25.00 Gift Card
Write a persuasive essay explaining your position as to why this statement is true. "Exercise far outweighs inactivity"• Due by: 3/14/14 submit essays to health office
• One winner per grade 5-8
• Winners will be announced at the health fair on 3/20/14.
From the Desk of the Director
Due to the multiple school closures caused by the inclement weather, we are forced to make adjustments to the school calendar.
The dates of April 14, 15, 16, and 17th that were originally scheduled for spring break, will now be full session school days. There will be no school on Friday April 18, 2014. Additionally, March 13th and 14th, which were originally scheduled as early dismissal professional development days, will now be full sessions and school will be dismissed at 3:30pm.
We hope that the calendar changes don't cause a great deal of inconvenience, however we wanted to give all families adequate time for planning, and/or schedule changes.
IMPORTANT GNCS EXPANSION ANNOUNCEMENT!
As many of you may know our GNCS is expanding to meet the needs of more students in the Greater Newark area. In doing so we have outgrown our current facility located at 72 Central Ave. In order to properly serve our new kindergarten and incoming 5th grade classes, we will be moving our kindergarten and 5th grade students to our newly planned Elementary School Campus located at 118 7th Ave. (the former St. Lucy's Community Center) in Newark. GNCS students in grades 6-8 will continue to attend classes at the 72 Central Ave. location which will undergo planned renovations, and serve as our Middle School Campus.
These new facilities allow for our school’s growth in the elementary grades, while providing our 6-8 middle school students with a unique educational experience in our present building. Classes began for all students at both locations on September 4, 2013.
We want to thank you for entrusting us with your children's education, and will make every effort to insure that you are not disappointed. We appreciate your hard work and ask your continued support as we continue to move toward our goal of being the BEST school in Newark.
Over the next few weeks we will continue to make preparations to receive students, and will be back in touch very shortly to arrange tours of the Elementary Campus for both our incoming kindergarten and 5th grade students and parents. In the meantime, feel free to call us at 973-242-3543 x202 with any questions or concerns.
Testimonial from Mr. Ramos, GNCS Social Studies Teacher
A professor once told me that a teacher makes over 1,000 decisions every day. I have found that to be completely true in my tenure here at Greater Newark Charter School.
Greater Newark Charter School
calendar - March 2014
Dates to Remember
4: Mid-Qtr. 3 Notices
7: History Fair
12: School Lottery
13-14: Dismissal 3:30
19: Community Building Day # 3
20: Health Fair
24-27: Benchmark Testing #3
28: Early Dismissal 11:30 / Benchmark Grading
Greater Newark Charter School Gives 40 Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Local Families
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During October and November, GNCS students and teachers collected cans and boxed food to create Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need.
National Junior Honor Society
Greater Newark Charter School is the only current school in Newark, NJ that has been chosen as a sponsor of the National Junior Honor Society.
GNCS Strategic Plan
On June 11, 2013, the Greater Newark Charter School Lead Person ...Continue Reading