University Elementary School News

New! – 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.