Welcome to Columbus School #8

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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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We are looking forward to a great year!
We are getting very excited for our Fun Run on September 27, 2023! Be sure to help your child register at https://mybooster.com/v3; click here! Coming soon, we have our main fundraiser of the year kicking off - the Christopher Columbus #8 Fun Run! We are excited to boost the school spirit while also raising funds to help our school. Our school goal is to raise $10,000 for a new outdoor social area for students which will include picnic tables and buddy benches. Home and School Boost-a-thon begins September 18th and Fun Run will take place during School Hours on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 1:12pm-2:30pm. 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade- 1:20-1:35pm 

2nd and 3rd Grade- 1:40-1:55pm 

4th and 5th Grade- 2:00-2:20pm 


There will be a One Session Day with a 1:05pm Dismissal on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Monday, October 9, 2023 -Schools are closed for Staff Professional Development. 

We hope you are able to join us for Hispanic Heritage Night that will be held on Wednesday October 11, 2023 from 6-8pm.

We look forward to seeing you at our next Home and School Meeting will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 6pm.

Picture Day is coming to our school on Thursday, October 19th.

We are very excited about our upcoming Trunk or Treat that will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 4-6pm.

We would like to welcome our new staff members!
Mrs. Golam- LLD K/1
Ms. Bocanegra -Spanish Teacher
Ms. Luciano- Grade 1 (Maternity Leave)
Ms. Levy -Temporary Replacement for Ms. Luciano
Ms. Dilberaki ESL
Ms. Campomizzi- Grade 1
Ms. Zygadlo- BSIP
Ms. Valencio- PM aide Pre-K
Ms. Marge- Temporary Secretary
Mrs. Garnto- Secretary
Mr. Phelan- Special Education Teacher Grade 4
Mrs. Smith- Physical Education
Security Guard- Joe Catania

Bergen County Family Resources Event 9:00am November 3rd! 
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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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