Elementary Principal's Office

The Principal's Office - North Schuylkill Elementary

Message from the North Schuylkill Elementary Principals:

Happy 2024, Spartan Families!

We would like to extend best wishes to all our North Schuylkill Elementary families, for a very HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEAR, filled with many successes and continued progress. We cannot wait to continue conquering mountains in 2024.

Just as a reminder, that as the snowflakes fly and the temperatures dip here in Northeastern PA, children need to be dressed appropriately to come to school and play at recess. Coats, hats, mittens or gloves, and boots are highly recommended this time of year. If you need assistance with any of these items, please contact our Guidance Office.

With the possibility of some substantial winter weather this season, we may have the potential for remote learning days. To ensure that students are continuing learning opportunities, Chromebooks will be sent home when there is potential for inclement weather. On these days, students will need to log in to their homeroom on Google Classroom at 9:00 AM. Assignments will be posted for them to complete by the end of that day. We will keep you informed of possible remote learning days. A weather-related announcement could range from the following: transportation adjustments, a late start or even closure. The district will do its best to make sure such announcements are made to our parents as quickly as possible. We greatly appreciate you being flexible during these days when our district leaders must make difficult decisions about delays and cancellations. The safety of students, staff and the community are always our priority.

Our school is buzzing with excitement this time of year as students immerse themselves in various winter-themed activities and lessons. This time of the year also provides an opportunity for deep reflection and goal setting. Let’s work together to set positive intentions for the remainder of the school year, both academically and personally. Whether it’s mastering a new skill or fostering a group mindset, the new year is a perfect time to instill a sense of purpose and determination.

Spring is right around the corner with grade-level field trips, carnival, state testing, concerts, farewells and graduations, will be here before you know it! Stay tuned for more information.

Our school could not be successful without your partnership as we work together in efforts to support our future Spartans. We are extremely proud of our students, teachers, school programs, and the strength of our community. United in our common goal, we will continue to educate our youth and prosper in a promising New Year. As always, our doors are always open. We are happy to visit with you in person, via email, or telephone.

Please visit our North Schuylkill School District website for all further information.

With Spartan Pride
Ms. Janel Babatsky, Principal
Mr. Roobhen Smith, Assistant Principal

Building Goals 2023-2024

Goal #1: Strengthening School Climate to Boost Student Overall Growth and Foster Relationships between Students and Staff; Increase Positive Behavior both Inside and Outside the Classroom which Ultimately Develops Students’ Sense of Connection to School.  

To create a supportive and positive classroom and school environment, where every child feels physically and emotionally safe and connected to the school and staff, as evidenced through SEL practices and PBIS plans, and monitoring data, student surveys, discipline and attendance.

Goal #2: Providing Students with High Quality Instruction Surrounding the Evidenced-Based Teaching Principles of Structured Literacy, which consist of Systematic, Explicit and Cumulative Instruction; Ongoing Formal and Informal Assessment; with the FOCUS on Student Needs and Progress.

Janel Babatsky - Elementary Principal

Photo of Janel Babatsky  - Elementary Principal

Phone: 570-874-3661
Email: jbabatsky@northschuylkill.net

Roobhenn Smith - Assistant Elementary Principal

Photo of Roobhenn Smith - Assistant Elementary Principal

Phone: 570-874-3661
Email: rsmith@northschuylkill.net