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District Announcements
Wayne Township Public Schools Board of Education Statement Regarding Full Day Kindergarten Special Question
In addition to the national implications with selecting a new President, the election of November 8, 2016 will hold a special significance for the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Voters will be making an important decision about the future of the school district and will decide whether or not the district will offer a full-day kindergarten program starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Please click here for the Press Release on the Special Question, Interpretive Statement, and FAQ's.  For further information on Full Day Kindergarten Feasibility Study and Key Findings, please click here.  They can also be found under the QUICKLINKS TAB.
James Fallon Elementary School Fifth-Grade Students Won The NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge In Our Area!
James Fallon Elementary School fifth-grade students won the NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge in our area and were visited by two of the New York Jets players, Quincy Enunwa and Brandon Bostick.  Two students and their families won tickets to a NY Jets game. Congratulations fifth graders! Keep moving!  Click here for Press Release.

NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.  Click the following link for more information.

Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback's Letter to Parents
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the fall of 2016, school districts must, by October 1st, provide parents or guardians certain information on any state assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in the school district. Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's Letter to Parents.
School Announcements
National Junior Honor Society
Students who received an application and applied to the Schuyler-Colfax National Junior Honor Society will find out on Friday, October 21, 2016 if they met the criteria. We apologize for the time line being extended, but we had a large number of applicants. 
Annual Veterans Day Program
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School is proud to announce that we will be holding our Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Ceremony on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Auditorium.

The Veterans Day Breakfast is our opportunity to honor the family members and friends who have served or are serving our country. All students related to any veteran(s) are invited to attend the breakfast and ceremony. If there is a veteran or member of the military in your family who can join us, please complete the attached form no later than October 28.

In addition to our welcome breakfast and ceremony, we are inviting our veterans to meet in small, “town hall meeting” groups with our students to participate in a more intimate gathering to share stories about their experiences, display artifacts, and answer questions from our students.

SCMS Pink Out!
Pink Out will be here before you know it!

October 7th is "Cash it in for Cancer Dress Down Day" for all students and staff. Wear pajama pants, sweats, or your favorite clothes for relaxing! 

Your voluntary CASH DONATION counts towards homeroom spirit points. Please give donations to your homeroom teacher on Friday, October 7th. Donations will go to the "Susan G. Komen Cancer Center" in Morristown and the "Dana Urgo Smith Scholarship Fund" at Wayne Hills High School. **The homeroom with the most participation will receive an ice cream party.**

Pink hair extensions will be available October 7th during the lunch periods. Please fill out permission slip and return to Miss Levine by October 6th. $10 per extension. CASH ONLY will be accepted the day of the event! 
8th Grade Washington DC Trip Information and Sign-up!
Hello Parents/Guardians of current 8th graders,

We are now accepting the first payment for the the 2017 Washington DC trip. The trip will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017 through Friday, May 19, 2017. In order to reserve your child's place on the trip please complete the following: Read and adhere to the payment schedule in the Washington Parent/Guardian letter, fill out the student information Google Form, make your $200 deposit/first payment on Community Pass, and finally sign and return the permission slip. The letter and permission slip has been sent home with your child. Hyperlinks to all needed items are provided below.

1) To read and view Parent/Guardian letter, please click here.

2) To fill out Student Information Google Form, please click here.

3) To pay your deposit on Community Pass, please click here.

4) To get a copy of the Washington DC permission slip, please click here. You may also sign, scan, and send the slip via e-mail to

If you are interested in being a parent chaperone for the trip, please fill out the the following Google Form by clicking here. We will be selecting about 8-10 chaperones. Chaperone selection is based on student population need. Chaperones will be selected and contacted sometime in November once we have a total count of students and teachers attending the trip.

If you have any questions please e-mail me at 

Thank you,
Mr. Robert Sarti
​Grade 8 Advisor
Watch our garden grow!
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School, after being awarded a Sustainable Schools for Jersey grant to create a school garden, has been working diligently to clear courtyards and begin the planting process.  Follow our progress on Instagram on
Schuyler-Colfax Middle School wins garden grant
Sustainable Jersey for Schools announced the 46 New Jersey schools and school districts selected to receive Sustainable Jersey for Schools small grants funded by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA.) Schuyler-Colfax Middle School was awarded one of eleven $10,000 grants to establish a "Digging in the Dirt" school garden program.  Stay tuned as we  transform our upper courtyards to produce gardens. 

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