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English as a Second Language and U.S. Citizenship classes
Date: 3/23/2019, 10 AM 11 AM
Location: Rooms 221, 223 & 224
12:30 Dismissal - Parent Conferences
Date: 3/25/2019, 11 AM 12 PM
12:30 Dismissal - Parent Conferences
Date: 3/26/2019, 11 AM 12 PM
PTA Tricky Tray
Date: 3/27/2019, 6:30 PM 11 PM
Location: The Brownstone
Maker Night Event for Grades 4-5
Date: 3/29/2019, 6:30 PM 8 PM
Mr. James Queli
Vice Principal of Student Affairs
Phone: 973-790-9000
Ms. Christine Villaruz
Phone: 973-790-9000 x1234
Mrs. Monica Costello
Phone: 973-790-9000 x1218
Harrassment Policy School HIB Grade

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News & Announcements

HPS Presents Aladdin Jr.

Thursday April 4th 6:30pm

Doors open 6:00pm

Tickets $5 HPS students

$7 general admission

3 years and under no charge

***** HPS 2nd Annual Maker Night Grades K&1 Friday April 5, 2019 *****

Attention all Kindergarten and First Grade Students! Come participate, with a parent, in a Dr. Seuss themed Maker Night with fun STEAM activities on Friday, April 5th from 6:30 to 7:30pm. Permission Slips are required and space is limited, so sign up today! Please see the flyer for more information!

Haledon PTA Annual TRICKY TRAY 2019

Tricky Tray Super Hero

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Doors Open at 6:30 P.M.
The Brownstone 351 W. Broadway, Paterson, NJ
Admission is $45.00
Includes: Dinner and 1 sheet of tickets.
Ticket packets will be sold at the event for only $25.00
No children under 15 allowed

Contact: Evelyn 973-790-8537/Hilton 973-865-8374

HPS Gifted and Talented Explore the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day

“Our Middle School Gifted and Talented group put together this amazing website to illuminate the sacrifices that Haledon residents made during World War I. This project began as a way to explore the 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day. The students created maps, videos, and coded many aspects of this website in order to provide a full picture of WWI and the influence this event had in our area.”

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Superintendent Dr. Miguel Hernandez Ed.D

Dr. Hernandez, School Superintendent
Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Here’s hoping that everyone enjoyed a relaxing summer break with family and friends.  I am excited about the start of this school year!  We have wonderful opportunities ahead to make a difference in the lives of children.  Achieving student success continues to be our goal which will take a commitment to continuous learning on the part of talented motivated staff, informed parents and communities that are involved and values education.  I am committed to making sure our students receive the best possible education at HPS. 
We’ve had a busy summer, getting ready for students to return.  We have painted classrooms, and we have replaced furniture and re-polished floors along with our routine summer projects to ensure a smooth start to the school year. 
The Haledon Public School is a district that strives for excellence and realizes that we all need to work together to provide the best education possible.  I encourage all parents to stay involved in your child’s education.  When your child succeeds, we all succeed because of the contributions young minds can make to our society and the communities in which we live. 
I thank you for your continued support of the school district. For more information concerning all HPS activities and programs, please check the district website at or visit our social media page at and
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Principal Mr. Christopher Wacha

Mr. Wacha, School Principal
 Principal's Welcome Message
Dear Haledon Public School Parents and Community Members,
We are very excited to begin our 2018-2019 school year at HPS!  Our first day of school for students will be on Thursday, September 6th.  I hope that this summer break has been great for all of our students, and I also hope that they are as excited to begin the school year as we are.  In addition to all of the tremendous programs we offer to students there are few new initiatives that we will begin this year that I would like to bring to your attention. 
     This year we will open a school store.  We are still in the process of developing the school store, selecting vendors, and finalizing the logistics of the store, but we expect that within a month or two we will have more information available for you about this.  With that said, I expect the school store will be a great way for students and parents to purchase Haledon gear and it will also help our student groups with their fundraising efforts.
            Additionally, we will be adding a grade 3-5 athletic skills development program.  This program will begin in late September and will run one day per week in the fall and spring.  Boys and girls in these grades will receive information about this program the second week of school.  We believe it will be a great way for students to spend an hour after-school developing soccer skills during the fall and baseball/softball skills during the spring.  There will be no fee for students to enter this program. 
            We will also be augmenting our STEM program by offering parent/student STEM MAKER NIGHTS throughout the school year.  We found that this program was well received by our school community last year, and we will look to expand these nights to students of all grade levels.
            Lastly, we will hold a MEET YOUR TEACHER night on September 5th for all parents that have students grades PK-5.  This will be a great way for parents to become introduced to their child’s teacher, drop off school supplies, and get important information directly from the person most directly involved with their child’s education.  You will see more information about this in the flyer that we have included in this mailing.   
            I am very excited about this coming school year, the direction we are headed at HPS, and the great things our students will accomplish this year. 
     Go Wildcats!
    Christopher A. Wacha
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House Scoreboard

HPS House Scoreboard
House of Franklin  3,910
House of DaVinci  6,060
House of Pythagoras  5,625
House of Poe 4,135
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