Idina Menzel Visits Lincoln School, Standardized Assessment Schedule Released, Sixth Graders Camp at Frost Valley, Special Education Parent Group Meeting Scheduled, Soccer Teams Win Openers
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Next week is New Jersey’s Week of Respect. The Wyckoff School District (WSD) uses this time to highlight what we teach our students throughout the year about showing kindness and understanding. Everyday, using the Responsive Classroom approach, WSD teachers and staff model and teach the social and emotional competencies that are critical to the mental health and emotional growth of our youngsters, including cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control. We value our partnership with parents and families in building a caring community within each of our schools.
Idina Menzel and Sister Visit Lincoln School
This week, courtesy of Bookends, Lincoln School welcomed Tony-Award winner Idina Menzel and her sister, author Cara Mentzel, to present their lyrical picture book Loud Mouse, How a Little Mouse Found her Big Voice to Lincoln students in a schoolwide assembly. Menzel is known for her roles in Broadway hits Rent and Wicked, and as the voice of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen. The sister pair shared their book, discussed their writing process and inspiration, and led students in a schoolwide sing-along of “Let it Go”.
Standardized Assessment Schedule Released
Public school districts in New Jersey are required to annually notify parents or guardians by October 1 of any statewide or standardized student assessments that will be administered over the course of the school year. To view our 2022-2023 Parental Notification of Standardized Assessments, visit the Standardized Assessments page of our website at wyckoffschools.org.
Sixth Graders Camp at Frost Valley
The sixth grade returns from New York State today after a two-night stay at the Frost Valley YMCA Retreat Center. Ecology lessons, group hikes, rock climbing and cider-making were a few of the environmental activities students participated in on the 5,500 acre campus in the Catskills. We appreciate all the chaperones who accompanied the sixth grade class on this valuable outdoor education trip.
Special Education Parent Group (SEPAG) Meeting Scheduled
The first SEPAG meeting of the 2022-2023 school year will be held Tuesday, October 18 at 9 am at Sicomac School. The SEPAG group is open to all parents of WSD students with special needs. Weather permitting, the group will meet in the Sicomac outdoor classroom. In case of inclement weather, the group will meet in the Sicomac multi-purpose room. IUn either case, please check in at the main office when you arrive. We look forward to kicking off a productive school year in pursuit of excellence in special education! To learn more about SEPAG, visit our website at wyckoffschools.org.
EMS Soccer Teams Win Openers
The Eisenhower Middle School soccer teams are off to a strong start, winning their season openers with a score of 6-1 for the boys and 6-4 girls against Allendale. As they enter the third game of the season today, the girls’ team holds a tie record at 1-1 and the boys are undefeated at 2-0. Good luck to our Generals today as they take on River Vale.
Stay Up-To-Date with the WSD App
We’re thrilled to announce our new app. It’s everything Wyckoff, in your pocket. With the new app, you can access documents, events, news updates, and even emergency notifications. To download the WSD app, search “Wyckoff School District” in your app store.
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