University Elementary School News

IPS Coronavirus Updates

Hello Irvington Family, This page will serve as the official Irvington Public School information update portal.  Thank you for cooperating with our efforts to assist in keeping everyone informed and safe from this growing pandemic.  All new information regarding this matter will be updated here. More information about COVID-19 can be found at: 24-Hour Public Hotline 1-800-222-1222 The Irvington Department of Health and Senior Services at (973) 416-7760 or The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at: The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) website at AS OF 3/25/2020 - 1:12 pm EST: The Governor has mandated the closing of all New Jersey schools. As a result, the Irvington Public Schools will be closed until further notice. Parents are encouraged to contact their child's principal with any questions or concerns. The work that was previously given to students designed to be sufficient through [...]

Essex County 2019-2020 Pride Essay Contest Winners

Kindergarten -      2nd place,    Ava Martins          Mt. Vernon First Grade -         3rd place,    Joshua Pasco       Madison Avenue Second Grade -    2nd place,    Marylin Amaya,      Florence Avenue Third Grade -        1st place,    Nyleahna Lewis,      University Elementary Fourth Grade -      2nd place,   Jordyn Benthall,      Madison Avenue Fifth Grade -         1st place,    Arelis Delgado,        Mt. Vernon Sixth Grade -        1st place,     Kestia Gervais,       Union Avenue Middle Seventh Grade -   1st place,     Jachai Littlejohn,   University Middle Eighth Grade -     3rd place,    Ricky Julien,          Union Avenue Middle Ninth Grade -        1st place,    Louvinav Paul,          IHS Tenth Grade [...]

Principal’s Message

Welcome to University Elementary School!  We are excited to lead our scholars under the guidance of dynamic instructors and support staff, talented scholars and supportive parents. At University Elementary School, our educational community strives to provide our scholars with an environment that is academically rich, implements character building opportunities, and engages scholars in courses that are aligned with New Jersey Student Learning Standards in a differentiated environment. Our goal is to instill in scholars the University Elementary School’s HAWKS expectations to be Helpers, Achievers, Worthy, Kind and Scholars. University Elementary School is housed on the first three levels in the Irvington School District’s Board of Education facility and is one of eight elementary schools located in Irvington Township. University Elementary School is comprised of approximately 450 prekindergarten through 5th grade scholars who receive instruction from a team of highly qualified instructors who teach scholars using research based strategies that [...]

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September 2019 Focus Characteristic

During the month of September, scholars will be introduced to University Elementary School’s 2019-2020 mentor text, Bubble Gum Brain. This book will be introduced to support our first Focus Characteristic, RESPECT, in preparation for October’s annual Week of Respect.  Each class will listen to a reading of the book, Bubble Gum Brain, and take a journey with two characters, Bubble Gum and Brick. Bubble Gum has a growth mindset and Brick has a fixed mindset. The story, Bubble Gum Brain is a journey of how the act of “becoming” is better than just “being” by becoming a hopeful thinker through the power of “IF”. This story will continue our HAWKS’ journey toward speaking with heart, filling buckets, and positive self-talk.