Principal's Letter
Principal's Message
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Dear Parents and Guardians,

     It is difficult to believe that we are halfway through the school year. Hopefully spring is right around the corner with some warm spring weather.

     As we look ahead to the months of February and March, there are many exciting activities happening at Marshall Hill School. Some of these activities include:

  • 2/13/17 - The 100th Day of School
  • 2/14/17 -  Grade 2 Valentine’s Day Parent presentation
  • 2/16/17 -  Kindergarten Minuet performance
  • 2/27 - 3/3/17 - Read Across America Week (see activity flyer) and Scholastic Book Fair
  • 3/2/17 - Family Literacy Night – All  parents and students are invited
  • 3/9/17 - Marshall Hill School Talent Show
  • 3/17/17 - Music in our School Month: Parent Presentation - 10:00 am in All Purpose Room (all parents are invited to attend) 
  • 3/18/17 - Brunch with the Bunny
  • 3/22/17 -  Scooter Bowl in the West Milford High School Gym
  • 3/30/17 - District Wide Arts Festival at the West Milford High School

     On Thursday, March 2, 2017 at our Family Literacy Night, we will be conducting our Marshall Hill School Parent Survey (Family Engagement/Home School Communication). The survey is available online and can be completed on a computer or a mobile device. Please click on the link below to access it.  Closing date for this survey will be March 13th.

     Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Michael J. McCormick

Marshall Hill School Parent Survey

January 2017 Principal's Letter
Dear Parents and Guardians,

              I want to take this opportunity to wish all our Marshall Hill families a Happy and Healthy New Year! I hope your holidays were relaxing and filled with memories to cherish with family and friends.

              Our students have transitioned back into their academic routine, and believe it or not, the end of the second marking period is quickly approaching. As always, please be sure to review your children’s academic status (grades) on the Parent Portal and contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions about their progress.

               Lastly, I want to thank you and recognize your efforts in continuing to be your child’s most important teacher. Your efforts have a major impact on academic success. “Hard work equals success!” Time spent monitoring homework, re-teaching, and studying together pays major dividends toward building a strong academic foundation. Student success does not happen by chance; it is a commitment to academic excellence on the part of the family.

               Staff changes in the New Year:

              The end of the calendar year and the beginning of the New Year often brings staffing changes and so has proven to be the case once again at Marshall Hill School.

  • Mrs. Hefferon will be serving on Jury Duty for the month of January. Ms. Cassandra McGovern will be her long term replacement.
  • We are delighted that Mrs. Christine Genardi-Fisher has returned from her maternity leave. She is resuming her role as ENCORE teacher for grades 3-6.
  • Mrs. Melissa Varian (Grade 1) will be leaving for maternity leave on January 30, 2017. Her long term replacement will be Ms. Caitlin Jaremcak, who is currently finishing up a maternity leave at Paradise Knoll School (Grade 1).
  • Mrs. Colleen Begley (Grade 4) will be leaving for maternity leave on February 27, 2017. Ms. Cassandra McGovern will be her long term replacement.

All new staff will be providing parents with a letter of introduction when they arrive.

We understand that staff changes can create a degree of anxiousness for everyone. However, these circumstances are unavoidable and a normal course of events in a school. Our students remain our foremost considerations at all times. New staff members bring skills, knowledge and experience that add to the wealth of our practices. Our student learners are always supported when managing these transitions and invariably demonstrate resilience and adaptability; essential skills for learning and life.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

Michael J. McCormick