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Teachers at Gantner Avenue School have already discovered the power that interactive technology can have in a classroom.   It is helping their students to learn more in a shorter space of time.  The technology helps disengaged students re-engage with their learning; it helps build confidence in the shy and is inspiring teachers to learn more and become even more effective in what they do.  It's all so seamless — kids stay focused with no downtime.  Interactive whiteboards are revolutionizing our classrooms and creating a better learning environment for our children.  
Please click here to watch this video, showing Gantner students learning via this new technology!


Friday, February 17th - 5th Grade Fundraiser $1 Pajama Dress Down

February 20 - February 24 - School closed

2017 Read Across America Activities

Monday, February 27th - Read Me Day - students are permitted to wear shirts with writing.  All writing must be appropriate for school.

Tuesday, February 28th - Classroom Book Swap - students may bring a gently used book to swap with classmates.

Wednesday, March 1st - Guest Reader Day - Please contact your child's teacher if you are interested in becoming a guest reader

Thursday, March 2nd - Author Day - Students will share their own original stories

Friday, March 3rd - School Wide DEAR Time 9:30 - Drop Everything and Read



Pay For It

PayForIt (PFI) is a Secure Online Payment system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for Schools.

PFI is a web-based portal system that is now used in the Elmwood Park School District.  PFI was developed and is supported with the philosophy of quick, simple and practical.

Elmwood Park School District offers PFI to our parents to fund student cafeteria prepayment accounts online.  Please click on the PayForIt link on the left to sign up.

Attention Parents

To view district correspondence, please log on to the parent portal by clicking on the "Parent Portal" link on the left hand side of this page.

Mission Statement

Our Mission

We are a community dedicated to creating an educational environment where students are empowered to exceed their potential through a challenging, innovative, and interdisciplinary curriculum.  By fostering character, dignity, and respect for self and other cultures, students will become creative thinkers and global citizens able to thrive in a diverse and evolving society. 


Please click here for the 2014-2015 Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act Grades.

Under the Commissioner's Program, the school grade is a raw score of data and the sum of all the ratings for all indicators within each core element on the School Self-Assessment (e.g., 65 of 78 points).  The maximum total score for a school is 78 points.  The school district's grade is an average of the total scores of all schools in the school district.  The department issued grade is not represented as a letter grade.  The NJ Department of Education is not issuing any associated value or ranking for the raw and average scores.  The raw and average scores reflect the school and school district's degree of compliance with the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR), as determined primarily through each school's self-assessment of its implementation of the ABR.

Please click here for the District Anti-Bullying Policy.

Gantner Avenue School Anti-Bullying Specialist
Ms. Erminia Donatiello
201-796-8700 ext. 2984