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Mrs. Kathleen Mazzola


Christopher Columbus School #8

147 Cedar Street Garfield NJ, 07463

Office: 973-340-5038


Email: [email protected]

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REMINDER! Please try and sign your child up online for our Kids Heart Challenge! It’s free to join and your child will earn a free bracelet for joining! We are trying to raise money for children with special hearts! I appreciate all donations thus far! Let’s try and meet our goal of $3,000!  

Link to sign up: www.heart.org/schools  

Thank You so much for saving a life! 

Mrs. Smith 

Physical Education/Health Teacher 

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Dear Parents/Guardians,  

This week we are starting our Kids Heart Challenge in gym class. I will be sending the parent letters from the American Heart Association when I receive them. There was a delay with them, so I would like to give you some information to get you started. We are trying to raise money for kids with heart disease. In gym class, we will learn how to keep our hearts healthy. We will also be learning heart healthy activities such as: Jumping Rope, Hula Hooping, and shooting a basketball! We will be doing various challenges in class with prizes for them to earn. Your child also can earn gifts from the American Heart Association depending on the amount of money they are able to raise.  

Here is the link for you to join! You just need to search for our school when you register (Christopher Columbus School, Garfield NJ) Then once you are registered you can share the link with friends and family to receive online donations! I will take care of ordering and giving them their gifts as I receive them! This is a great event for the students! If you have any questions, please contact me! 


Donations will be due by the end of March!  

Thanks in advance for saving a life!

Mrs. Smith  ( [email protected] 

Welcome Mrs. Cozzarelli to School #8 PreK!
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Click here to see the Thank You Letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs!

We would like to welcome our new staff members!

Ms. Bocanegra -Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Levy -
Grade 1
Ms. Dilberaki- ESL
Ms. Campomizzi- Grade 1
Ms. Zygadlo- BSIP
Mrs. Cozzarelli- Pre-K
Ms. Marge Tamweber-  Secretary
Mrs. Smith- Physical Education
Security Guard- Bill Cicenia
Ms. Martins- Grade 2

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Our Fifth-Grade Math Team had their Math Competition. The students did an amazing job working together to solve all the problems. We came in 1st place getting all 5 questions and the tie breaker question correct. Congratulations to them on an outstanding job.
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Congratulations to

Ms. Shannon Doherty on

her Amazing Teacher Award! 

Ms. Doherty

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Be sure to check out our Cougar News! 

 School Newspaper March 2023 Issue #1

School Newspaper April 2023 Issue #2

School Newspaper May 2023 Issue #3

School Newspaper June 2023 Issue #4

Please be sure to review the Garfield District Elementary Uniform Policy. Students must wear their uniforms everyday except on our Spirit Days.

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District Antibullying Coordinator

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
Jessica Ribaudo-Piskuloski
500 Palisade Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
973.340.5000 ext. 2150


School Antibullying Specialist

Christopher Columbus School #8 Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Ms. Allison Mayer
[email protected]

147 Cedar Street
 Garfield, NJ 07026 


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