Publisher: Campbell School 2008-2009 Edition 2
Mrs. Jeney Lucy Campbell
By Grace and Alanna By Kate and Tracy
We’d like to welcome Mrs. Jeney back to There’s a new hamster who hangs out in the library.
Campbell School. She was teaching 4th grade, then Her name is Lucy Campbell. Hew name was voted on
she had a baby and was at home. by the 1st and 2nd graders. We interviewed Mrs.
Q. How do you feel about being back at Campbell Sulligan.
School? Q: How old is Lucy?
A. Happy to be here, excited. I missed teaching. A: 4 or 5 months old.
Q. What have you been doing while you were out? Q. What is her favorite color?
A. Taking care of my 17 month old son. A. She goes to the yellow part of her cage.
Q. What’s your baby’s name? Q: What does she eat?
A. Sean A. carrots, corn, seeds and hamster cereal
Q. Has Campbell School changed? Q. Do you let her run freely?
A. There are new faces, new teachers but mostly the A. No, I don’t want her to get lost.
same. Q: Has anyone been nibbled and hurt?
It was a pleasure speaking with Mrs. Jeney and A. No
we’re glad she’s back! Q:Are you going to get another hamster and have a
Super Student Teachers A: Maybe
By: Hannah & Victoria Q: When did you get her?
Have you ever wondered about the Student A. She was adopted on Oct. 15.
Teachers in Campbell School? We hope you find Q: What was the other choice?
interesting information here. A.: Clementine
Ms.Bonner is a 4th grade student teacher for When we watched Lucy, we observed that she is kind
Mr.Yakowenko. She went to Kean University. of smallish, very fast and pretty smart.
Ms.Bonner loves Mr.Yakowenko’s class. The
sports she likes are basketball and football. New Beginnings
Ms.Protano is a 3rd grade Student Teacher for By Alanna, Bridget, and Christina
Ms.Groves’ class. She loves her class. A lot of things have changed in Campbell School.
Ms.Protano’s favorite subjects are Math and 2008 is a new year to everybody! Every class has
Language Arts. She went to Rutgers University changed in at least 1 way; here are just some of the
and studied Italian. ways.
Ms.Marics is a 3rd grade student teacher for 1st grade- We interviewed Mrs. Kindler and she
Mrs.Powell’s class. Ms. Marics is a 3rd grade student told us that her class is piloting a new reading
teacher with Mrs. Powell. She went to Kean program, that means they’re trying it out and she is
University. Ms. Marics loves her class, her favorite very excited. Her class is also using a lot of Spanish
subject is science. She studied zoology, botany and everywhere; they are learning it during class time.
math in college. 2nd grade- We interviewed Mrs. Kistler and she
Ms. Baumgartner is a student teacher with Ms. said she is teaching guided reading differently and she
Keers Nolde. She went to Middlesex College and is enjoying every second of it. This is how 2nd grade
Kean University. She thinks gym is a lot of fun. Her changed, but wait until you see 3rd and 4th grade.
favorite subjects are gym and science. Ms. B. 3rd grade- We interviewed Mrs. Deverin and she
studied science, gym and teaching classes in college. answered the following; "The entire 3rd grade is
having reading and language arts together for an hour
Ask Mrs. Campbell and a half class." This is how 3rd grade changed.
By Karen and Hayley 4th grade- We interviewed Mr. Yak for 4th grade.
Dear Mrs. Campbell, It is the first year he had as student teacher in his class.
Hi! Report cards are coming up, and I'm not Her name is Mrs. Bonner. She has been a big help to
positive about my results. I really want good grades, Mr. Yak, but too bad, she's leaving in December.
but I'm not sure I did well this marking period. Do you There are so many changes this year; I wonder what
know any way I could be less nervous? I don't want will happen next year?
my parents yelling at me because I got bad grades.
Write back as soon as you can. Finding the History of Campbell’s Name
Sincerely, By Nirmal and Christina
Albert Dumbstien Did you ever wonder how Campbell got its name?
Well, 2 reporters set out to find out. Even our most
Dear Albert, experienced teachers did not know. So we went to
I understand. The best thing to do is talk to your our last resort… the World Wide Web.
teacher about it and your grades, then your teacher can The internet does know. We found out that the
help you next period. And your parents, well tell your land was owned by William T. Campbell. He sold
folks you're sorry and you talked to your teacher. You his land to the Metuchen Board of Education. They
will try better next time. built a school and named it after the person who
Sincerely, originally owned the land – William T. Campbell!
Mrs. Campbell Now we all know the history of Campbell’s
P.S. It’s ok to make mistakes, you learn from them. name.
Campbell Babies Guess Who
By Maggie By Morgan and Bridget
There are three new babies since the summer! This person:
Morgan Minelli Doesn’t have own classroom
Darcy Messenger Has 4 daughters
Michael Fiore Played professional basketball
We welcome them to the Campbell School family! Likes to read sports articles
Student Council Officers Can you Guess Who?
By Rachel and Guilia
The new Student Council officers were elected a Mr. Yak… Inside And Out
couple of weeks ago. By Kyle and Collin
President Bella Stern Mr. Yak is a 4th grade teacher. He wins box tops on a
Vice-President Gianna Dowd regular basis. He also has a track team and runs Lego
Treasurer Kyle Harry Club. We asked him a few things about his many
Secretary Sam Battaglia activities.
Bella is a goalie on the Metuchen travel soccer team. Q: Do you remember your first year you won box
She is in Mrs. Fiore’s class and enjoys spelling. tops?
Gianna is also in Mrs. Fiore’s class. You will see her A: 5 years ago in 2003.
in dance class, and she likes reading. Q: Have you seen any improvement in the students in
Kyle is in Mr. Yak’s homeroom. He plays flag box tops over the years?
football and thinks he’s right for the job. A: I think the whole school has shown improvement.
Sam is in Mrs. Fiore’s class. He likes to make jokes Q: What was your reaction when you recently won
and was Uncle Sam for Halloween. track?
Upcoming Thanksgiving A: I was happy for the kids and felt that they deserved
By Emma and Rhea it from all their hard work.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving? We Q: Who is your fastest runner on the High School
interviewed a few kids from each grade and this is team?
what we found out. A: Mark Vorensky.
Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Lego Club?
A: I like when missions are complete and have
competitions for robots.
Q: What is your favorite Yak Fact (question of the
“Where do 4 states meet at one point and what is it
called?” I always ask it at the beginning of each year.
Of the 20 people we interviewed, the most Thanksgiving
popular thing was going away. So now you know By Brianna and Heather
about a good idea for next Thanksgiving. Y P M
T V N O O Q Z
G N S M I R G L I P M
Superstitious Shovel G Y O T S A E F O A A T X
By Jessica and Valentina G Q Q S Y Z P B L X A R L P E
Have you ever seen the shovel hanging by the Y Q C C E F A M I L Y A Y B H
2nd grade hallway? It reads...Campbell School - G R N R H K K U E C L D D D V G V
Y R S L O R W V V Q X E E L P B L
Metuchen Board of Education capital improvement C H E Q E O U W B O T E X A H N K F X
project 1999. We interviewed Mr. G and found out B D B U H L T H A N K S G I V I N G N
some very interesting information. Z O N A S Y F S E I G G E V D E X I M
Mr. G told us that he dug with the shovel around M A S H E D P O T A T O E S V S G
L R H R E W O L F Y A M N K R I U
the gym area. The shovel was used in the beginning C P B Z G N I F F U T S N Z W
of the construction and it’s called a ground digging. D M H C O R N U C O P I A D J
Lots of pictures were taken. Q S D A E R B N R O C H H
X F J D D P K J K D T
What was not there before the construction was H Y A R S W K
the 4th grade hallways, the gym, the art and music V V W
rooms, Ms, Groves’ and Mrs. Hanley’s rooms and Mayflower November family
the Science Lab. The most interesting fact is that parade Thanksgiving mixed veggies
kids in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade wrote their names under corn feast cornbread
the gym floor in 1999. Wow! So much changed in cornucopia cranberry lots of food
the 3 years of construction. What would life be thanks mashed potatoes pilgrims
without our new gym, art, music and science rooms? squash no school turkey