Dear Long Memorial School Community Members,
It is a pleasure to serve as the Principal of Long Memorial Elementary School. The Long Memorial faculty and staff are dedicated to providing our learners with an engaging, rewarding and safe learning environment each and every day. Long Memorial School maintains its focus on the needs of the whole child so that we provide developmentally responsive programs for our students. We are dedicated to differentiating to individual learners' needs and these efforts are supported through district-wide programs such as the Balanced Literacy Initiative. We are placing great emphasis on our students becoming great readers and writers.
As we embark upon a new school year, we will see a shift to departmentalization. Students in grade 5 and 6 will spend their day with each classroom teacher where one focuses on Reading and Writing while the other specializes in Math and Science. Students in grade 4 will experience a similar version of departmentalization for Science and Social Studies. Our shift is intended to better prepare our students for their transition to middle school. You will also see a shift to Spanish instruction in grades K-6 across the Saddle Brook School District.
We believe that the importance of the home and school partnership can not be understated. The guidance and support provided by parents by communicating the importance of their child's education is a great priority. We are here to support you in that effort any way we can. In addition, we are truly thankful for the dedication of the Long Memorial PTO and the Saddle Brook Educational Foundation who continue to support our efforts each year.
Each child's individual progress is closely monitored at Long Memorial School. Our guidance counselor, classroom teachers, and school administrators are all here as that safety net for our students. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have individual concerns that you would like assistance with addressing. Our greatest joy is watching your child's growth and success!!
All My Best,
Mrs. Jaynellen Behre Jenkins, Principal