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The Harlem Wizards visit Gantner 
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Click here to view the Wizards with Gantner student.

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MARCH 2nd - 6th - Read Across America, See Below

March 2nd - Read Me Day - Students are permitted to wear shirts with writing.  All writing must be appropriate for school.

 March 3rd - Classsroom Book Swap - Students may bring in a gently used book to sway with classmates.

March 4th -  Guest Reader Day - Contact your child's teacher if you are interested in becoming a guest reader.

March 5th - Author Day - Students will share their own original stories.

March 6th - School wide DEAR time - Drop everything and read.


March 3rd - PTO meeting at 7:00 pm

March 6th - Third marking period progress reports will be available in the parent portal.

March 6th - PTO Sponsored Spirit Wear - $1

March 17th - St. Patrick's Day

March 20th - PTO Sponsored Spirit Wear - $1



The 2nd Grade had three Rutgers dental students come to our classes to help promote dental health care for Dental Health Month.  Each child received a new toothbrush!

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 2013-2014 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