Parent Teacher Organizations
The Parent-Teacher Organization of Wyckoff is an extremely active and vital part of the school district. Parents, working together with faculty and administration, volunteer to provide products and services of enrichment both educationally and socially to students. The PTO also serves to promote understanding and cooperation among the home, school and community.
Each of the five schools in Wyckoff has its own PTO Executive Board and membership. Through the PTO, members volunteer countless hours in and out of the classroom. Some of the activities that they are involved in include: assisting in the media center, being a class parent, conducting Great Books discussions, teaching art appreciation lessons, and serving special lunches.
A major part of the PTO is its fundraising projects, which includes product and service sales and social events. The funds raised by the PTOs, which add up to thousands of dollars each year, are used to supplement the district in what can be offered to the children and our schools. For example, the PTOs provide cultural assemblies, field trips, video and computer equipment, playground equipment and much more.
If you would like to become involved in the PTO, contact the PTO President or First Vice President at your school. The numbers are located in the back of the district's PTO calendar. Your help will be greatly appreciated!
The Coordinating Council is a unique organization that combines all five PTOs in the Wyckoff School District with representatives from the administration (including the superintendent and principals), the Ramapo and Indian Hills High Schools, and the Economy Shop. Through this cohesive group, PTO members are able to see “the big picture”. It is through the Coordinating Council that the PTOs have an opportunity to share ideas and learn from each other, as well as gain insight into curriculum, local, state and national educational issues and more. The Coordinating Council board is comprised of a chairperson, treasurer, secretary and past chairperson.
The Coordinating Council sponsors voter registration and absentee ballot campaigns. It has co-sponsored the Board of Education candidates night. In addition, it helps to collect and disseminate important information on issues concerning the school district.
Each year, a district-wide event, Family Card Night, is held to foster school community spirit, in addition to raising funds to be donated to a local charity. Recipients of this fundraiser have included The Love Fund, The Buehler Challenger and Space Center, Wyckoff Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Friends of the Library, New Jersey Home and the Economy Shop Refurbishment Fund.
The Coordinating Council meets three times a year. All members of the community are invited to attend. The dates are included in the district's PTO calendar.
The Wyckoff PTO Economy Shop is a consignment and resale shop managed and operated on a volunteer basis by members of the Wyckoff PTOs, Ramapo APTS, Indian Hills PTSO and the local community. It sells new and gently used clothing for men, women, infants & children, shoes, books, toys, jewelry, sports equipment, house wares, scout uniforms, costumes, crafts, holiday items & much more.
Consignors may open an account for $7 and may consign up to 8 items per week. Consignors receive 60% of sale price, and the remaining 40% goes to the schools. Donations of suitable items are also gratefully accepted. Items left beyond the consignment period become property of the shop and are donated to numerous local charities. Additional volunteers are always needed to staff the shop. If you are interested, please contact your school PTO for additional information.
This year marks the Economy Shop's 66th year of community service. This past year the shop returned over $35,250 to our schools. We invite you to get involved in this worthwhile effort and help us to continue our success. It’s fun!
SHOP HOURS (Subject to Change)
Tuesday: 9:30am - 2:30pm & 7:30 - 9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am - 12:00pm & 7:30 - 9:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 2:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Receiving is by appointment only during shop hours. The shop is open only when schools are in session. It is located in the historic train station at 399 Main Street, Phone # (201) 891-5765.
The Wyckoff Education Foundation is a non-profit organization. The Foundation was established to identify the special needs of our school system and to raise funds to address those needs. Funds raised will go directly to the Wyckoff Public School District to enhance its educational program. The Foundation is comprised of Wyckoff residents who volunteer their time and effort to achieve its goals.
Fundraisers occur during the school year. Check the Calendar for the WEF Fun Run in October and other fund-raising events offered throughout the school year, which will be brought to your attention through school and district communications. Meetings are held monthly, usually in the Media Center at Eisenhower School at 7:45pm. The dates are included in the district's PTO calendar.
Questions regarding the WEF, where to send a donation or how you might become involved, may be directed to the WEF representative for your child's school. Check the last page of the PTO calendar for your representative, or CLICK HERE for additional information from the WEF Webpage.