Dear Thurgood Marshall Parents & Guardians:

The Passenger Directors and Engineers of Thurgood Marshall Elementary School welcome you and your child/Passenger(s) to the 2017-2018 Academic School Year. 

We are very excited to have you and your child/Passenger aboard Thurgood Marshall Elementary School “Full Steam Ahead!” Our school’s theme this year is focused on “Re-Chartering our Student’s Journey to Academic Success.”  This theme was chosen because “STEAM” is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are, students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.   We have developed, “Operation Full Steam Ahead “which is filled with high expectations and strategies geared for every passenger.

Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. We believe that every student will learn to the highest level and we are prepared to offer more time and support to every student that needs it.

We ask for your support and participation in this effort by:

Sending your child/Passenger to school every day 
Encouraging your child/Passenger to read at least 30 minutes every evening
Monitoring your child’s/Passenger’s homework
Asking your child/Passenger to share what they learned at school each day

We are looking forward and expecting a great 2017– 2018 school year… Full STEAM Ahead!


Yours in Education,

Thea M. Jackson-Byers, Principal

Thurgood Marshall Elementary School

600 Monroe Ave

Asbury Park, NJ 07712

(732)776-2660 ext. 2701







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