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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Mrs. Jill Green, and I am honored and privileged to serve as the Principal of Defino Central Elementary School. This year will be my seventh year at Defino, and along with the entire staff, I look forward to an exciting school year.
At Defino Central, our mission is to empower children. We believe in challenging students academically while fostering creativity and problem-solving. Our Character Education Program reinforces the ideals respect and responsibly to self and community, and we believe that by working together with you, we ensure that every child has the potential for a successful school year. We encourage you to be involved in our school community by joining the PTA,  Library Volunteers Program, or as classroom parents.
It is our goal to keep you informed about the day to day happenings here at school. Please join us for our  broadcasts on DDN streamed live every morning at 8:30 AM. Our new webpage will be updated with the latest information, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Definocentral.
I look forward to continuing to build relationships with your children and reaching out to families, and community members as well. As principal, it is my goal, to provide a safe, nurturing and secure environment for students to learn and grow.
I wish you a successful 2018-2019 school year.
Educationally yours,
Mrs. Jill Green
Principal's Message

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Monmouth County Health Department Newsletter

You can find some very helpful information in the October/November edition of the Monmouth County Health Department Newsletter. For example, did you know that November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month! There are also some helpful hints on how to cook your best turkey ever! And lets not forget that flu season is approaching! Click on the link in the newsletter 'Upcoming Flu Clinics' to find out more so you can help protect you and your family from the flu this season!

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The PARCC assessments will be administered to students in grades 3, 4 & 5 on the dates and times listed.

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