Read Across America Celebrations Featured, Upcoming K-8 Parent Book Club, Teachers Engage in Professional Learning, Local Library Upcoming Events and Survey
Parent Book Club
School Board Meeting
This week our students and staff celebrated Read Across America Week in a variety of creative ways, with the support and partnership of our school PTOs. Also, the Wyckoff Education Foundation held their annual fundraiser last night, where parents and community members came out for a night of food and fun with proceeds benefiting all WSD schools. We appreciate our parent groups for their continual support of our students and staff. Next week, our English language learners (ELLs) will take their state assessment, the ACCESS Test, to measure progress and proficiency in acquisition of the English language. With just a couple of weeks until the end of our second academic trimester, all WSD students are hard at work in acquiring and mastering the skills they need to succeed and thrive academically.
Kerry L. Postma, Ed.D., Superintendent
Read Across America Celebrations Featured
Students across the district participated in a number of reading celebrations in recognition of Read Across America Week. Teachers and school media specialists partnered with principals and parents to put together exciting settings, such as Reading Under the Stars, outdoor book walks, schoolwide book buddies and hallway reads, to encourage the love of reading for all students. Journalist Chris Pedota from North Jersey News captured the celebration at Sicomac School with an article in the Record, which can be accessed here.
Upcoming K-8 Parent Book Club
The Wyckoff Connected Parent Series continues on March 7th with a book club meeting for K-8 parents on the book The Joy of Reading. The one-hour seminar, led by EMS reading teacher Mrs. Megan Geraghty, will allow parents and educators to unpack and discuss new ways to instill the joy of reading in homes and classrooms. The meeting will be held at Eisenhower Middle School at 7:00 p.m on March 7. To register for this event, and to see the full listing of seminars in the Connected Parent Series, visit our website at wyckoffps.org.
Teachers Engage in Professional Learning
Teachers across WSD have been engaged in a variety of learning and coaching activities to further their own and their colleagues’ professional development. Elementary teachers met with Liz Callahan, behavioral expert, to review strategies for supporting students in their learning behaviors. Coolidge School will host the local Paramus Literacy Coaching Institute for one of their regional meetings, where Bergen County principals, teachers and instructional coaches gather to research, observe and plan as part of a vital learning network. Grace White, WSD Assistant Superintendent, recently served on a national panel of experts on how to deliver STEAM education in the primary classroom. We are proud of the dedication of our faculty and staff and their commitment to lifelong learning.
Local Library Events and Survey
The children’s department at the local Wyckoff Township Public Library will host several book clubs and activities this month for Grades 1 and up. To view details for these events, and to participate in the library’s strategic planning survey, visit their website at wyckofflibrary.org.
Photo Credit: CHRIS PEDOTA, NORTHJERSEY.COM-USA TODAY NETWORK