Literacy and Math Benchmark Assessments Underway, Music Concerts a Success, Parent Math Workshop Scheduled, PTO and WEF Host Family Nights and Fundraisers
School Board Meeting
Parent Workshop: K-2 Math
Kindergarten Registration Opens
As we progress toward the middle of the school year, WSD students are engaged in deeper learning and significant forward progress academically. Our expert faculty and staff at each of our schools have gotten to know their students’ strengths and needs and are focused on delivering personalized learning to help each student reach his or her full potential. We look forward to significant academic and social-emotional growth for our youngsters in 2023, in partnership with our WSD parents and families.
Kerry L. Postma, Ed.D., Superintendent
Literacy and Math Benchmark Assessments Underway
The district’s winter benchmark assessments in literacy and math are underway for students in Grades K to 5. The AIMSweb Plus (Academic Improvement Measurement System) is an online tool that uses curriculum-based and standards-based measures to assess student progress in literacy and math. This brief screener is used two to three times a year in Grades K-5 to inform teaching and strengthen the effectiveness of instruction.
Music Concerts a Success
Instrumentalists across all five WSD schools had a chance to showcase their talents in the winter band concerts held this month, under the direction of their dedicated teachers. Fifth grade musicians performed a series of songs featuring various instruments, including saxophones, clarinets, strings and more, for an audience of their parents and peers at Lincoln, Coolidge, and Washington School. Sicomac School will hold their performance on Monday. The seventh and eighth grade chorus, band and orchestra held their winter concerts this month for large audiences of family and friends. The sixth grade performance is scheduled for Wednesday of next week. Well done, music students!
Parent Math Workshop Scheduled
The Wyckoff Connected Parent Series continues next week with a workshop for K-2 parents titled “How to Support Your Child at Home with Math Concepts and Math Fluency.” The one-hour seminar, led by second grade teachers Ms. Wogisch and Ms. Ross, will provide parents with tips, suggestions, and ideas to support their kindergarten, first, or second grade child in mathematics at home. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 7:00pm at Washington School, 270 Woodland Ave. To register for this workshop, or to see the full listing of seminars in the Connected Parent Series, visit our website at wyckoffps.org.
PTO and WEF Host Family Nights and Fundraisers
The Wyckoff Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and Wyckoff Education Foundation (WEF) have been active and generous in their support of our schools. The PTO is holding a series of Kids’ Nights and Family Game Nights this month at each elementary school, and teen canteens at the middle school, to encourage healthy and fun social interaction for our youngsters and teens. The WEF has released the date and details on their website (www.wefnj.org) of their much-anticipated annual fundraiser, the WEF Casino Night, which will be held on March 2, 2023 at Macaluso’s. We truly appreciate the efforts and support of our parents and families through the Wyckoff PTO and WEF.
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