Valentines for Veterans, Parent Advisory Group Convenes, Author VanDerwater Returns
February 20 - 24
WEF Annual Gala
School Board Meeting
As we head into our winter break, it is a good time to pause and reflect on all that our students have accomplished thus far this school year, under the guidance of our expert WSD faculty. Our students are steadily progressing academically and socially, and the upcoming break is well-deserved by all. Well done to both basketball teams, who played hard this season and made it into the playoffs, with the boys’ team advancing all the way into the semifinals. Yesterday, the WSD staff faced the students in the annual Student vs. Faculty game, and a great time was had by all, and Lincoln School’s annual “scooter bowl” tournament will take place this afternoon. Our middle school chorus gave a dynamite performance in the FLOW Festival this week, after their instrumentalist peers led the way with their festival performances earlier this month. I wish everyone an enjoyable Presidents’ Day weekend and winter break.
Kerry L. Postma, Ed.D., Superintendent
Valentines for Veterans
Students across the district participated in U.S. Congressman Josh Gottenheimer’s “Valentines for Veterans” program this week. Students showed their appreciation to our veterans for their service to our country by creating handmade Valentine’s cards and notes for veterans in our community. The cards and notes were delivered to Congressman Gottenheimer’s office to be distributed to local veterans.
Parent Advisory Group Convenes
The Wyckoff Special Education Parent Advisory Group (SEPAG) convened this week at Sicomac School. The Wyckoff SEPAG is a group of parents working together to make a difference for their children with special needs. They hold meetings throughout the year to discuss issues and connect with other parents, and to improve the quality of the district-wide special education programs and practices. For more information on Wyckoff SEPAG, and to see a schedule of meetings, visit our website at www.wyckoffps.org.
Author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Returns for Poetry Workshop
Children’s author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater returned to our schools this week to present poetry assemblies to upper elementary students. Her interactive presentation invited students to act out poems, play with meter and rhythm, and hold objects from the natural world for inspiration. Ms. VanDerwater’s children’s books include Forest Has a Song, Every Day Birds, and Read! Read! Read!
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