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Announcement Archive

 
District Announcements
Combined Ice Hockey Team to Play Historic First Game
November 22, 2017
(WAYNE, NJ)—A combined ice hockey team of players from Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley will play a historic first game together at the Ice Vault against West Milford at 7:30 PM on Saturday, November 25th.  This game will represent the first time players from both Wayne high schools will be playing together as one team under a co-op option offered by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the Big North Conference.  Please click here for full press release.
Minimal Day - Start of Thanksgiving Holiday
November 21, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!

Please note:  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 is a minimal day with schedules as follows, and schools will be closed on Thursday, November 23, 2017 and Friday, November 24, 2017.


 
  School        Minimal Day
Grades 1-5 8:55-1:15
A.M. Kindergarten 8:55-11:35
A.M. K-WRAP 8:55-11:35
P.M. Kindergarten 10:35-1:15
P.M. K-WRAP 10:35-1:15
A.M. Preschool 8:20-9:55
P.M. Preschool 10:55-12:30
Full Day Preschool 8:20-12:30
High Schools 7:20-12:03
Middle Schools 8:00-12:40
Elem. Extended Day 7:15–6:00
Wayne Township Board of Education Recognizes National Merit and AP Scholars
November 21, 2017
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Wayne Township Board of Education recognized 66 students for their academic achievements with the National Merit and Advanced Placement Scholarship Program.  Please click here for full press release.

 

Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity
November 17, 2017
A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the November 16, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting.  Please click here for the resolution.
American Education Week November 13, 2017 through November 17, 2017
November 6, 2017
The following dates for visitation are as follows:
Elementary Schools:  Thursday, November 16, 2017
Middle Schools:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017
High Schools:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Times may vary.  Please visit your school's website or call your school for specific times.
Elementary Parent/Guardian New Program Night
October 27, 2017
Dear Elementary Parents and Guardians:

We are very excited about our new science and language arts programs, and we look forward to sharing these innovative programs with our parents and guardians.  On Monday, November 13, 2017, the district is sponsoring a New Program Night at Wayne Hills H.S.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.
Wayne Hills H.S. Holds National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
November 2, 2017
On Thursday, October 26, 2017, the Wayne Hills High School chapter of the National Honor Society held their induction ceremony.  Selection for membership is the highest honor that can be accorded a high school student. This honor is bestowed upon students who can meet high standards in the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character.  The Principal’s Faculty Council reviewed the applicants, and as a result, 95 students were inducted this year. Congratulations!  Please click here for full announcement.
Wayne Township Public Schools 2017 Red Ribbon Week at George Washington, Schuyler Colfax and Anthony Wayne Middle Schools
November 13, 2017
The Wayne Township Public Schools 2017 Red Ribbon Week was highlighted at the middle schools during a riveting assembly featuring former WWE Wrestler, Marc Mero on his BADD (Be Against Destructive Decisions) Tour.  Please click here for full announcement.
Wayne Valley High School Holds National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
November 8, 2017
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the Wayne Valley High School chapter of the National Honor Society held their induction ceremony. Selection for membership is the highest honor that can be accorded a high school student. This honor is bestowed upon students who can meet high standards in the four pillars of NHS: Scholarship, Service, Leadership, and Character. The Principal’s Faculty Council reviewed the applicants, and as a result, 140 students were inducted this year.  Congratulations!  
STEAM TANK Finalists
November 2, 2017
Teams of 5th grade students from Lafayette and Randall Carter elementary schools were selected to participate in the Second Annual STEAM TANK Finals. Co-sponsored by the New Jersey School Board Association and the US Army, this competition is held in Atlantic City at the end of October. Please click here for full announcement.
Wayne Township Police Department - Operation Take Back
October 23, 2017
The Wayne Township Police Department, in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, will be holding the annual “Operation Take Back” prescription pill take back program in the lobby of Wayne Police Headquarters on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This anonymous prescription pill take back initiative provides Wayne residents with an opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medications in a safe manner. Only prescription pills will be collected. NO liquids and NO needles/syringes will be collected. We recommend that residents empty their unwanted pills from their containers and secure them into a plastic zip lock style bag prior to arriving at headquarters and depositing the pills into the collection box. For any questions, please contact Det. Sgt. James J. Celentano at 973-633-3550.
2017-2018 District Testing - Letter from Superintendent
October 2, 2017
October 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, school districts are required each year by October 1st to provide notification to parents and guardians regarding any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered during that school year.  Please click here for letter.
Week of Respect - October 2nd through October 6, 2017
October 2, 2017
The first week of October is designated in New Jersey as The Week of Respect.  This week is very important in the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Each school has a variety of programs and activities scheduled that emphasize age-appropriate instruction focused on reducing incidents of bullying, creating awareness, and improving school climate.
Board of Education Holds Retreat and Adopts Goals
September 29, 2017

At the September 28, 2017 regular meeting of the Wayne Township Board of Education, a set of four ambitious goals were unanimously adopted to guide the work of trustees for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond.  The goals were developed during a successful retreat held on September 12, 2017.  The goals involve a variety of activities including strategic planning, enhancing board efficiency through technology, evaluating the format currently used for Board meetings, and providing additional support to new Board members.  Click here to read detailed information about each goal.

Construction and Renovation of New High School Science Labs Approved
September 14, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education recently approved a $455,000 project that will lead to three new science labs and a variety of electrical upgrades at Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills High Schools.  The Wayne Township Board of Education is planning to invest significantly in the quality of district lab spaces.   The Board feels it is of the utmost importance students be afforded access to learning environments that stimulate strong growth in scientific thinking and understanding through hands-on learning opportunities.  This $455,000 project is the first phase of a multi-year project that will lead to a complete renovation of all high school science classrooms over the next three years.  Click here for the complete article.
Board of Education Appoints New Administrators
September 13, 2017
Wayne, New Jersey - The Wayne Township Board of Education recently appointed four administrators for the 2017-2018 school year.  Superintendent of Schools Mark Toback recently commented, “We are fortunate to have excellent candidates to fill such important positions.  The candidates all have something in common.  They have a history of holding themselves to the highest professional standards and they all have great prior work experiences that will benefit our school system. I am also pleased to note that two of the four appointees are current school district employees that have been promoted.”  Please click here for full press release.
Never Forgotten
September 11, 2017
We remember and honor the innocent lives taken by the events of 9/11/01.  
Never Forgotten
Always Remembered
Revised 2017-2018 School Calendar
September 8, 2017
The 2017-2018 School Calendar has been revised to add a minimal day on Friday, December 22, 2017, prior to the Holiday Recess.  Please click here for the revised calendar.
No Place For Hate
September 6, 2017

Dear Parents:  The Wayne Township Public Schools believes that students thrive academically, socially and personally when they feel safe and respected, no matter their background or beliefs.  We are committed to fostering a culture free from bias, bullying and name-calling, where students feel empowered to embrace diversity in themselves and in others.  As part of our continued efforts to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment, this year we are excited to introduce the No Place for Hate®program to our schools.  Please click here for more information and the letter from Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback.

 
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
August 29, 2017
Teacher Assignment letters for all grades at the Elementary Schools were mailed to parents on Friday, August 25, 2017.

 
Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity
August 22, 2017
A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the August 17, 2017 Board of Education Regular Meeting. Please click here for the resolution.
2017-2018 Back to School Forms
August 17, 2017
Preparation for the 2017-2018 school year has begun, and the new Back to School student forms packet is available.  Please click here.
Invoking the Doctrine of Necessity
August 10, 2017
A resolution invoking the Doctrine of Necessity was approved at the August 3, 2017 Board of Education Meeting.  Please click here for the resolution.
Extended Day Program Registration
August 1, 2017
The Wayne Youth Programs are now accepting Extended Day Program Registrations for the 2017-2018 School Year. The Early Start and Wrap-Up Programs meet each day school is in session in your child's school.  For additional information and to access the online registration, please click here.
Wayne Board of Education Appoints New Administrators
July 28, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved six administrative appointments at the regular meeting of July 20, 2017.  Many of the appointees were familiar faces as four are current employees promoted to new positions.  Please click here for Press Release.
Summer Break
July 20, 2017
On behalf of Wayne Township Public Schools, we wish all of our students, families, and staff a wonderful and safe summer!
Summer 2017 Reading Lists
May 17, 2017
The 2017 Summer Reading Lists are now available.  To access the reading lists for elementary, middle, and high schools, please click here.
District Receives Fourth Consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award
July 17, 2017
Wayne Township Public School District received its fourth consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2016.  Please click here for full Press Release.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017
June 22, 2017
Message from the Superintendent:
When it comes to accomplishments in and out of the classroom, the seniors at each of our high schools have certainly earned their share of accolades, and I know that all of Wayne residents will thoroughly enjoy reading about the Class of 2017. Please click here to read the Class of 2017 End of the Year Newsletter.
 
Michael Rewick Appointed as Principal of Wayne Hills High School
June 22, 2017
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Rewick as Principal of Wayne Hills High School effective July 1, 2017.  Mr. Rewick has been a teacher and administrator in the Wayne District for 17 years.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and possesses a Masters in Educational Technology and Educational Leadership from St. Elizabeth’s University.  He began his career at Wayne Valley as a History teacher and has served the last 12 years as an administrator at Wayne Valley and as both the Assistant Principal and Interim Principal at Wayne Hills. Please click here for the full press release.
IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION-MINIMAL DAY ON TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017
June 12, 2017
Notice to Parents/Guardians:
 
Due to the extreme heat that is anticipated for Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be operating on a minimal day schedule for students. Please click here for the minimal day schedule.  After-care will operate as usual and lunches will be served.
2017 WEF Summer Camp Registration
May 2, 2017
The Wayne Education Foundation is pleased to offer their SUMMER CAMPS again this year.  They have many exciting camp selections for all ages!  All of the instructors are certified teachers which offers your child a higher quality camp experience.  The camp will be held the weeks of July 10-14, 17-21, and 24-28.  Click here to visit the WEF webpage to download copies of the camp brochure and registration form.
Safety Town 2017
June 12, 2017
Safety Town will be offered July 3 - July 28, 2017.  The one-week program allows children entering kindergarten in September 2017 to participate in fun activities about safety in their home, community, and school.  Click here for additional information and to access the online registration.
National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 9, 2017
Tuesday, May 9th, is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and a very special day in the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Parents and students are very busy showing how much they appreciate our many excellent teachers.  “The influence of a good teacher can never be erased” is a well known quote that puts the work of every teacher in perspective.  Every day, teachers come to work and have a major influence on their students, although in most cases their positive influence goes unrecognized.  Today is a day to make sure the important work of teachers is recognized.  A special thanks to our teachers in the Wayne Township Public Schools for the many ways they influence students to be their best and for their commitment to the school system.

Regards,
Mark Toback, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Wayne Township Public Schools

Extended Memorial Day Weekend
May 2, 2017
Each year emergency days are built into the school calendar for use when bad weather forces a school cancellation.  This year, we used three of the four allotted emergency days; therefore, the remaining one emergency day will be added to the Memorial Day weekend.  As indicated on the school calendar, in addition to schools being closed Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017, schools will also be closed on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Wayne Day 2017
March 17, 2017
SAVE THE DATE:  ​The annual Wayne Day festival is being held on Sunday, June 11, 2017.  This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Wayne Day and will prove to be a spectacular day for all that attend. This super day will feature music, children's rides, BMX show, food from local restaurants for purchase, community booths, and a circus show.  Be a part of this big event!  For more information, visit the event webpage at www.wayneday.com.  Click here for the flyer.
Wayne Township Public Schools Celebrates Ability Awareness in the Month of May
May 9, 2017
In support of the inclusive philosophy of Wayne Township Public Schools and in honor of Special Education Week, District wide events will be held during the month of May to celebrate students' abilities.

Celebrating Ability Awareness is a district-wide initiative that focuses on raising awareness and embracing differences and commonalities among students, staff and the community. Please help us come together in May to celebrate a world of inclusion!  Please click here for more details.
Spring Recess 2017
April 13, 2017
Schools will be closed on Friday, April 14 and for Spring Recess from Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21, 2017.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Have a safe and enjoyable break!
Notification: County's Bridge and Culvert Construction Project starting May 4, 2017
May 2, 2017

Please be advised that starting on May 4, 2017 as part of the County’s ongoing bridge and culvert construction project on Preakness Avenue, Laauwe Avenue (southbound) at the intersection with Preakness Avenue will be closed. Traffic will still be able to turn onto Laauwe Avenue from Preakness Avenue. Southbound traffic will be detoured onto Garside Avenue and back to Preakness Avenue at the Garside Avenue intersection.  It is anticipated that this closure will last from May 4th to May 24th, and again from June 5th to June 7, 2017.  Please be aware that progress of construction, and weather, could always alter the schedule the county traffic engineer has sent to the District.  

Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition
March 30, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Wayne Hills future chefs for another strong performance in the annual Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition.  A special thanks to Sodexo Food Services for their sponsorship of the event.
 
The students were thrilled and appreciated the opportunity to express their creativity through their marketing and culinary ideas. In addition to showcasing our students, the competition “served” another great purpose.  The Wayne Hills Student Culinary Competition raised $2,660.75 for the Wayne Hills Consumer Science scholarship. We had over 350 people attending to see and taste the student creations, then vote for their favorite.  Please click here for more information.
Straight Talk for Parents about Children's Social Media Use
March 30, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., please join us for a presentation to be delivered by an officer from the Passaic County Sheriff's office, followed by a panel discussion with some of our Wayne parents, principals, the Director of Technology, and the District Anti-Bullying Coordinator.  This presentation will be held at Anthony Wayne Middle School.  For more details, click here and register through the link on the flyer.
Re-Registration for all Students in Grades 5, 8 and 10
March 24, 2017
In order to ensure that all students attending the Wayne Township Public Schools are residents of Wayne, we will once again be requiring the re-registration of students at certain grade levels.  Parents of students at three grade levels (fifth grade going into sixth grade, eighth grade going into ninth grade and tenth grade going into eleventh grade) will be required to re-register their children in the coming months at their child’s current school. 
 
For example, if you have a child currently in eighth grade at George Washington Middle School, you should report to George Washington Middle School to re-register your child. This process has been streamlined, and it is not a full re-registration, but rather a document review that should take approximately five minutes. 
 
The re-registration will start at the beginning of April.  All registration documents must be provided to your child’s school by the last day of school in June. Parents of currently enrolled students in grades five, eight and ten will be receiving a letter from your child’s school in the coming weeks with information about how to re-register your student.
Wayne Hills' Ninth Annual Student Culinary Competition
March 17, 2017
You are cordially invited to attend the Wayne Hills Ninth Annual Student Culinary Competition on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and awards are at 7:30 p.m. located in the large gym. Please click here for more information.
Wayne Valley's Student Culinary Competition
March 17, 2017
Congratulations to all of our Wayne Valley future chefs for another strong performance in the annual Wayne Valley Student Culinary Competition.  A special thanks to Sodexo Food Services for their sponsorship of the event.

In addition to showcasing our students, the competition “served” another great purpose.  The Wayne Valley Student Culinary Competition raised $2,084.75 for the AgnesHoerner/Ed Grobe scholarship for Consumer Sciences. We had over 300 parents and students in attendance that made it out in the cold to see and taste the student creations, then vote for their favorite. Please click here for more information.
Schools Closed Wednesday 3/15
March 14, 2017
Due to hazardous conditions and difficulties with removing such large amounts of snow, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, March 15th.
Tech Help & Learning Day at Wayne Hills High School
March 3, 2017
We are happy to announce that the Wayne Hills High School Computer Science Club will be holding a technology outreach event for the Wayne Township community.  The event will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Wayne Hills High School Commons area, just inside the front door of the building.  Parking will be available in the main lot.  Student volunteers and others will be on-hand to provide help and insight on a wide variety of technology-related items.

If you’ve been wondering how to use the latest app, or need help with a particular device,  please feel free to stop by and see us.  Additionally, the students will be holding workshops and tech demonstrations including Google Apps, How to Build a Desktop Computer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino.  The Passaic County Sheriff’s department will kick the event off for us with a special seminar on Cyber Security.  Hope to see you there!  Click here for more information.
Permanent Schuyler Colfax Middle School Principal Appointed
February 22, 2017

At the regular meeting of the Wayne Board of Education on February 16, 2017, Mr. Matt Mignanelli was appointed as the Schuyler Colfax Middle School Principal.  Mr. Mignanelli was appointed on December 16, 2016 as the Schuyler Colfax Acting Principal replacing Principal Kim Wettstein who resigned.  Mr. Mignanelli was formerly the middle school Assistant Principal of Schuyler Colfax since August 3, 2015. Please click here for full article.

Winter Recess/Presidents' Day
February 15, 2017
Schools will be closed for Winter Recess/Presidents’ Day on Friday, February 17, 2017 and Monday, February 20, 2017.  Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Enjoy the break!
OPEN NOW! - Kindergarten and new First Grade Student Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year
January 10, 2017
Registration will take place at the Wayne Township Learning Center (Preakness), 1006 Hamburg Turnpike in Room #9, not at your child’s school, during the weeks of February 20th and February 27, 2017.  Only a parent or guardian may enroll the child.  The child is not required to be present.  Please click here for more information.
Schools Closed March 14th
March 13, 2017
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th. 
Delayed Opening February 13
February 11, 2017
Due to the inclement weather, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a Delayed Opening Schedule on Monday, February 13, 2017 to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. Lunches will be served.
 
Cancellation of After-School Activities
January 31, 2017
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Wayne Township Public Schools are cancelling all after-school activities for Tuesday, January 31, 2017, with the exception of the after-care program, which will continue to operate as usual.  
Wayne Valley Entrepreneurship Students speak with Shark Tank Entrepreneur, Junior Desinor
January 25, 2017
Students in both Ms. Quintino’s Entrepreneurship class and Mr. Martinez’s College Business class had a different classroom environment on Thursday, January 19th.  Students gathered in the media center and got to video chat through Google Hangouts with Junior Desinor, a successful entrepreneur from the hit television show, Shark Tank.  Please click here for Press Release.
Wayne Township Board of Education Accepts WEF Donation
January 25, 2017
At the January 19 Board of Education meeting, Toni Liskiewicz, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, accepted a very substantial donation from the Wayne Education Foundation in the amount of $75,000. The majority of this donation will be put toward the purchase of Vernier LabQuest devices and Probeware to be used in our high school science classrooms. These wireless data collection devices create investigative lab experiences, which become the basis for argument, abstract thought, analysis and problem solving.  Please click here for Press Release.
District Fills Administrative Vacancies
January 25, 2017
At the regular meeting of the Wayne Board of Education on January 19th, a number of administrative changes were made to fill three vacancies.  All of the positions were filled with well-known employees of the schools district.  Former Director of Secondary Education Toni Liskiewicz was promoted to the position of Assistant Superintendent, which created a vacancy that was unfilled for many months.  Wayne Hills Principal Maureen Weir was appointed to fill this critical central office position.  Long time Wayne Hills Assistant Principal Michael Rewick was appointed as Wayne Hills Acting Principal.  Finally, the resignation of Schuyler Colfax Principal Kim Wettstein led to the school’s Assistant Principal Matt Mignanelli being pointed as the Acting Principal.  Mr. Mignanelli previously served as Schuyler Colfax Acting Principal during the summer of 2016 before Ms. Wettstein was able to begin her work in Wayne due to contractual obligations with her prior district.  Please click here for Press Release.
Cancellation of After-School Activities
January 23, 2017
Due to deteriorating weather conditions, the Wayne Township Public Schools are cancelling all after-school activities for Monday, January 23, 2017, with the exception of the after-care program, which will continue to operate as usual.  The district will continue to monitor the weather forecast carefully.  Any additional information about school closures, delayed openings, or other cancellations will be posted on the district website and our social media accounts.  Parents will also be notified by email and by phone.
Wayne Township Board of Education Cites School Board Recognition Month
January 20, 2017
(Wayne, New Jersey) – On January 19, 2017, the Wayne Board of Education called on citizens to continue working together to advance the education of all students, as it recognized the contributions of colleagues throughout the state during School Board Recognition Month in New Jersey.  Please click here for Press Release.
 
Lead Water Testing Update
January 19, 2017
The Wayne Township Public School District lead water testing results of its (9) elementary schools are available.   We are happy to report that our water testing results are good and there were no tests that exceeded the EPA and DEP standards.  Please click here for your school results.  The secondary schools and the district's other ancillary building results will soon be posted upon completion.
Exciting Enrichment Opportunities Available for ALL Students
January 17, 2017
The Elementary Enrichment website offers many exciting enrichment opportunities to all students in grades K through 5.  Students can participate in a wide variety of challenges, including Mathlete & Super Solver math problems, creative writing activities and more.  Please click here for more information.
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grades
January 13, 2017
As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Wayne Township Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Click here to view a copy. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Paula Clark, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, paulaclark@wayneschools.com, if you have any questions.
Wayne Township Board of Education Members Sworn in at the Organizational Meeting
January 5, 2017
(Wayne, NJ) – At the Wayne Township Board of Education organizational meeting held on January 5, 2017, two returning and two new board members were sworn in by Mayor Christopher Vergano.  Incumbents Mitch Badiner and Michael Bubba were sworn in for 3-year terms along with newcomer Suzanne Pudup.  Stacy Scher was sworn in to complete an unexpired 2-year term.  Please click here for full press release. 
STARS Program Movie Event
January 3, 2017
STARS will be holding an off-site social event for students, families and friends at the AMC Loews Wayne 14 Movie Theaters, 67 Willowbrook Blvd., Wayne on Saturday, January 7, 2017.  Shows start promptly at 10:00 a.m.. There will be two Sensory Friendly Movies to choose from:  Disney Moana or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  Admission is $5.66 (tax included) per person.  Please note:  This is not a drop-off event.  In order to help get a sense of how many people plan to attend this event, please respond to the link listed on the flyer.  To view the flyer, please click here.
 
Holiday Recess
December 23, 2016
Happy Holidays!

Schools will be closed for holiday recess from Monday, December 26, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 2, 2017.

Best wishes from the Wayne Township Public Schools for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year!  
 
NJDOE Required Guidelines for Lead Testing
December 15, 2016
The Wayne Township Public School District has been following the request by the Department of Education http://www.state.nj.us/education/lead/ to follow the required guidelines set forth by the Department of Environmental Protection for the sample testing of lead in drinking water in schools effective on July 13, 2016.

To date all fourteen district schools and other ancillary buildings in the district have been sample tested for lead having sampled over 1,200 water outlets.  Samples are currently being tested at an NJDEP certified laboratory. Test results when completed will be available at Central Office for inspection by the public.
Wayne Township Public Schools Automotive Technology to be featured on Emmy Award-Winning "Classroom Close-Up"
December 13, 2016
The Wayne Township High Schools’ Automotive Technology Program will be featured in a segment on this Sunday’s episode of NJEA’s Emmy award winning, Classroom Close-Up, TV show. The segment, which was filmed during the Auto Program’s annual end of year event in June, will air on NJTV at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 18th, and again on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Footage will include highlights from the event’s auto show, interviews with Automotive Technology students and instructors, and drone footage of the event.  Click here for Press Release.
A.P.T. and Ryerson Elementary Schools receive Grants from James Patterson and Scholastic Reading Club for School Library
December 13, 2016
A. P. Terhune & Ryerson Elementary School received grants today from bestselling author James Patterson to support their school libraries. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that Media Specialists, Mrs. Carruthers and Mrs. Halstater can use to acquire books and other materials for their Schools’ Media Centers.  A.P.Terhune and Ryerson were selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. Click here for Press Release and pictures.
District Automotive Technology Students Partner with Wayne Education Association to Make Holidays Brighter
December 9, 2016
Once again students in the Wayne Township High Schools Automotive Technology Program got a chance to put their hand tool and assembly skills to work putting together bicycles that will make the holidays brighter for some local children in need.  Automotive students from both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley High Schools graciously and expertly assembled the bicycles under the supervision of auto technology instructors Steve Hopper and Ken Bergen.  Click here for Press Release and Photos.
 
Wayne Hills Patriots vs. Wayne Valley Indians at MetLife Stadium, Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Kickoff 7:00 p.m.
November 30, 2016
All tickets are General Admission and will be sold (cash only) at MetLife Stadium at the Box Office Trailers located at the MetLife Gate with ticket booths opening one hour prior to the first game on Sunday. The Box Office for advance sale tickets will be open Wednesday through Friday, 11am - 5pm at MetLife Stadium. Please click here for important details.
Congratulations to Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley Football
December 5, 2016
On Sunday, December 4, 2016, Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley played a hard-fought football game for the North I Group IV NJSIAA Championship.  Both teams displayed outstanding skill, game preparation, and team spirit.  The game ended in a 24-24 tie at the end of regulation time.  During the first overtime period, Wayne Hills scored a touchdown to secure a thrilling 31-24 victory.

We are thankful for the support of so many fans and spectators for each football program. Congratulations to both teams for their outstanding seasons! Congratulations to Wayne Hills for winning their ninth state championship!
 
Minimal Day: Start of Thanksgiving
November 22, 2016
Please note Wednesday, November 23, 2016 is a minimal day with schedules as follows:

 
  School        Minimal Day
Grades 1-5 8:55-1:15
A.M. Kindergarten 8:55-11:35
A.M. K-WRAP 8:55-11:35
P.M. Kindergarten 10:35-1:15
P.M. K-WRAP 10:35-1:15
A.M. Preschool 8:20-9:55
P.M. Preschool 10:55-12:30
Full Day Preschool 8:20-12:30
High Schools 7:20-12:03
Middle Schools 8:00-12:40
Elem. Extended Day 7:15–6:00

Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25, 2016.  
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Elementary Vocal Music Newsletter
November 28, 2016
Elementary students in Wayne Township have the opportunity to attend various weekly special subject classes such as art, physical education, media, and music.  Our vocal music teachers have compiled this brief newsletter to give you an inside look as to what types of activities your child is exposed to in the music room at their respective elementary school. Take a look and remember to click the hyperlinks for additional information!
Wayne Hills High School Football Team is in the Playoffs
November 16, 2016
On Wednesday November 9, 2016, the parents of Wayne Hills High School football team athletes filed an appeal of NJSIAA’s decision that disqualified the Wayne Hills High School football team from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs).  The Wayne Township Board of Education filed a motion to intervene and joined in the appeal on behalf of the eligible players of the Wayne Hills High School football team.   On November 10, 2016, Acting Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington, stayed the NJSIAA’s decision to declare the students ineligible because the students were not afforded any due process.   
 
On November 15, 2016, the NJSIAA held a hearing to determine whether the student athletes in question were eligible.  After hours of testimony, the NJSIAA determined that our student athletics were eligible and that Wayne Hills High School football team deserves to be in the playoffs.     
 
“Despite the controversial process that our student athletes and school community have gone through this past week, I am especially pleased that our boys will move to the playoffs without any doubt of their eligibility to do so,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback.  “They will demonstrate their hard work on the football field, and the championship title will not be tainted by rumors or allegations of ineligibility.  I am very much looking forward to watching them on the field next weekend.  Good luck boys!”  Please click here for the official press release.
 
 
 
American Education Week November 14, 2016 through November 18, 2016
November 4, 2016
The following dates for visitation are as follows:
Elementary Schools:  Thursday, November 17, 2016
Middle Schools:  Wednesday, November 16, 2016
High Schools:  Tuesday, November 15, 2016  
Times may vary.  Please visit your school’s website or call your school for specific times.
2017-2018 School Calendar Has Been Approved
November 22, 2016
At the November 17, 2016 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year was adopted.  The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page or under the Calendar & Schedules tab.
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Disqualification is Stayed by NJDOE
November 13, 2016
(WAYNE, NJ) On Wednesday November 9, 2016, parents of Wayne High School football team athletes filed an appeal of NJSIAA’s decision that disqualified the Wayne Hills High School football team from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of ineligible players with the New Jersey Department of Education.  The Wayne Township Board of Education filed a motion to intervene and joined in the appeal on behalf of the eligible players of the Wayne Hills High School football team.
 
One day later, on November 10, 2016, Acting Commissioner of Education, Kimberley Harrington, found the NJSIAA’s decision to declare the students ineligible “…was procedurally flawed, as the students were not afforded any due process.”   Further, the New Jersey Department of Education stayed the forfeiture of any wins by Wayne Hills and stayed the disqualification of the Wayne Hills football team from the 2016 Football State Championships.          
 
“I am pleased that the New Jersey Department of Education recognized the importance of fundamental due process and notice to the impacted students,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mark Toback.  “I am ecstatic that the harsh penalty of disqualification from the playoffs has been stayed, allowing our student athletics to once again demonstrate their hard work on the football field.”    Please click here for official press release.
 
 
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Appeal
November 9, 2016
As previously reported, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (“NJSIAA”) determined that the Wayne Hills High School football team has been disqualified from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of ineligible players.
 
This morning the Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback, held a meeting with the Wayne Hills High School football team and parents.  “I understand and share in the students and parents concerns,” said Dr. Toback after the meeting.  “Their outrage and disappointment is justified, and unfortunately, many dedicated and hard-working student athletes have lost a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
 
 It has come to the attention of the Wayne Township Board of Education and the administration that members of the Wayne Hills High School football team will be appealing the NJSIAA ruling before Friday’s playoff game.   The Board and the administration intends on formally joining and appearing with the parents in their pursuit of a fair and equitable resolution on behalf of the eligible Wayne Hills football players.”  In addition, the Board of Education issued a letter to the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association requesting that all eligible players be permitted to continue in the playoffs.  Please click here for press release.
 
Wayne Board of Education Issues Letter to NJSIAA
November 9, 2016
On behalf of the Wayne Township Board of Education, we write to urge the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association “NJSIAA” to reconsider its decision that the Wayne Hills High School football team be disqualified from all 2016 tournament playoffs based on the season-long participation of ineligible players.
 
It is our understanding that the administration reported to you concerns regarding potentially ineligible players.  The intention of the administration was to work collaboratively in addressing the concerns, so as not to impact the playoffs.   Unfortunately, that is not what occurred.   In addition, the harsh penalty does not encourage others in similar situations to self-report concerns. Please click here for complete letter.
Wayne Hills High School Football Team Disqualified
November 8, 2016
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (“NJSIAA”) is the governing body responsible for overseeing high school athletics in the State of New Jersey.   It is responsible for all education-based interscholastic athletics, which support academic achievement, good citizenship and fair and equitable opportunities. The NJSIAA conducts tournaments and crowns champions in 31 sports.
           
A situation was brought to the Superintendent’s attention that a few players were possibly ineligible due to suspected non-residency within Wayne Township.  The district is affirmatively obligated to directly report to the NJSIAA all potential violations of NJSIAA by-laws.  After reviewing the scenario and the appropriate documentation, the NJSIAA notified the administration that certain students on the Wayne Hills football team were deemed ineligible because they did not have a bona fide change of address.
 
It is with much regret, that we have been advised that the NJSIAA has determined that the Wayne Hills High School football team has been disqualified from all 2016 tournament play (playoffs) based on the season-long participation of the ineligible players. Because of these students’ ineligibility, the team is required to forfeit any games that it has won in the season.  As such, the Wayne Hills football team will not be allowed to move forward with the state playoffs.
 
“I understand and greatly appreciate the hard work that our boys put into the season,” said Superintendent of Schools, Mark Toback.  “I share the heartbreak this will cause our students, families, district and the Wayne Hills community.”  Please click here for press release. 
STARS Fall Harvest!
November 7, 2016
Wayne Township Public Schools and Wayne Special Parents Association (WSPA) co-sponsored a STARS Fall Harvest event on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Wayne Hills High School.
 
Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) is a program where students are paired with partners for special projects and events throughout the course of the school year. This collaborative approach provides individuals with increased opportunities to refine social skills, enhance peer relationships, and foster district wide integration. An overarching goal of the program is to foster awareness in students, staff, and the broader community in order to help us all embrace our differences and commonalities.  Click here for article and picture.
EnVision 2.0 Math Parent Tip Guide
November 4, 2016
In order to assist parents in navigating the EnVision 2.0 program, a Math Parent Tip Guide has been created.  To view the most up-to-date guide, please click here.
Wayne Middle Schools Kick Off Red Ribbon Week with a Visit from Matt Mayberry
November 3, 2016
On Monday, October 24th the Wayne middle school students were invited to an Assembly sponsored by the Wayne Alliance, the Wayne Education Association, and the Eskow Family. The students quietly listened to Matt Mayberry talk about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Matt Mayberry is a recovering addict who turned his efforts towards professional sports. Through dedication to his recovery, he made it to the NFL, only to have a career ending injury during his first game. He took the negative situation and turned it into a positive by refocusing his efforts on becoming a motivational speaker to inform others about the dangers of addiction.  Click here for Press Release.
Wayne Administrator Recognized as Exemplary Elementary Educator
November 2, 2016
WAYNE, NJ) - The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that Dr. Lydia Cooper has been recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education as a 2016 New Jersey Exemplary Elementary Educator.  The goal of this program is to identify educators who are valued by their school district and community and have exhibited strong knowledge and skills, an inspiring presence, and a clear vision for quality teaching and learning.  Dr. Cooper was part of a rigorous selection process and selected based on her exceptional leadership abilities.  She has had a positive impact on our Wayne Township Public Schools Elementary school students, colleagues and the school community.  Click here for Press Release.
District Receives Third Consecutive Certificate of Excellence for Financial Reporting
October 26, 2016
Wayne Township Public School District received its third consecutive Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2015.  Click here for Press Release.
James Fallon Elementary School Fifth-Grade Students Won The NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge In Our Area!
October 18, 2016
James Fallon Elementary School fifth-grade students won the NFL/American Heart Association Play 60 Challenge in our area and were visited by two of the New York Jets players, Quincy Enunwa and Brandon Bostick.  Two students and their families won tickets to a NY Jets game. Congratulations fifth graders! Keep moving!  Click here for Press Release.

WHAT IS NFL PLAY 60?
NFL PLAY 60 is the National Football League's campaign to encourage kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity.  Click the following link for more information. http://www.nflrush.com/content/6468

 
Week of Respect - October 3 through October 7, 2016 - Make The Choice To Be Respectful
October 5, 2016
The week beginning the first Monday in October is recognized as the Week of Respect in New Jersey schools.  Many activities are planned this week at your child's school.  Please contact your child's principal for further information about activities at each school.
Wayne Township Public Schools Board of Education Statement Regarding Full Day Kindergarten Special Question
October 18, 2016
In addition to the national implications with selecting a new President, the election of November 8, 2016 will hold a special significance for the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Voters will be making an important decision about the future of the school district and will decide whether or not the district will offer a full-day kindergarten program starting with the 2017-2018 school year. Please click here for the Press Release on the Special Question, Interpretive Statement, and FAQ's.  For further information on Full Day Kindergarten Feasibility Study and Key Findings, please click here.  They can also be found under the QUICKLINKS TAB.
Wayne Hills High School 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 27, 2016
Wayne Hills High School is celebrating their 50th Anniversary on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Wayne Hills High School starting at 11:30 a.m.  Click here for the announcement.
Formula E Race Car Visits Wayne's Automotive Technology Program
September 27, 2016
(WAYNE,NJ)--Prior to its unveiling at the recent press conference in Brooklyn, Formula E’s show car made a pit stop at the District’s Automotive Technology Program.  The car required several adjustments, including the addition of a new front spoiler, as well as some freshening up after its trip from California, and since program instructor Steve Hopper’s son, Michael, has been instrumental in bringing the race to New York, the natural place for that work to be done was in the program’s shop at Wayne Valley.  Click here for Press Release.
Board of Education Recognizes Educator Commitment
September 23, 2016
(WAYNE,NJ)—The Wayne Township Board of Education is proud to recognize the efforts of five highly dedicated educators for their commitment to a district-wide initiative.  Director of Elementary Education Donna Reichman presented certificates to Reading Specialists Elizabeth Sponenburg, Debra Nussbaum, Suzana Adamo and Margaret Pisani.  Assistant Director of Student Support Services Erica Cerilli-Levine was also recognized for her successful program implementation and professional support efforts.  Click here for the press release.
All Schools in the Wayne Township Public School District Achieve Sustainability Certification
September 8, 2016
83 schools across NJ recognized as sustainability leaders with certification from Sustainable Jersey for Schools
 
Wayne, NJ – 14 schools in the Wayne Township Public School District have met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. These schools join a group of 83 schools that achieved the Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification in 2016. A total of 509 schools and 204 school districts are participating in the program overall.  Click here for the press release.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback's Welcome Back to School Letter
September 2, 2016
September 2, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Residents:
 
September always brings a combination of excitement and anticipation (and maybe some uncertainty) that makes the start of school a very special time for everyone.  As we look toward the start of a new school year on Tuesday, September 6th, I have some exciting news about the school district that I would like to share. Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's Welcome Back to School Letter. 
Kindergarten Wrap Program
August 31, 2016
It's a Wrap!
 
The Wayne Township Public Schools "wrapped up" an important milestone for an exciting new program available this school year.  A parent and student orientation for the new Kindergarten Wrap Program was held on August 30th.  Shortly after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 A.M., orientation sessions started and ran into the afternoon.  Each session was full and 115 parents were in attendance.  Parents and students alike enjoyed the opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the program.  A highlight of the orientation was a demonstration about how technology is used to support the 21st century kindergarten classroom.  Parents especially enjoyed a chance to play and learn with their children using a Smart Table, which is an interactive display in the form of a table designed for children.  The district was able to develop the K-Wrap Program last spring in response to the expressed desire of kindergarten parents to have a placement for their children in the Wayne Township Public Schools for a complete school day.  The district developed the program after researching similar programs that exist in other local districts such as Madison and Ramsey.  At present, the program has a maximum enrollment of 160 students.
Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Administrators
August 30, 2016
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback welcomes three new administrators to Wayne Township Public Schools.  Mrs. Kim Wettstein has been appointed as the Principal of Schuyler Colfax Middle School; Mr. Richard Porfido as Assistant Principal of Athletics, Physical Education, and Activities at Wayne Hills High School; and Mr. Jacob Cavins as Assistant Principal of Mathematics and Special Education at Wayne Hills High School. Please click here for the press release.
Anthony Wayne Middle School Awarded Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grant to Fund a Clean Water Initiative
August 30, 2016
Sustainable Jersey for Schools representatives announced that Anthony Wayne Middle School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant. Anthony Wayne is one of 30 schools in New Jersey to receive a Sustainable Jersey for Schools Small Grant funded by the New Jersey Department of Health in this funding cycle. Click here for the press release.
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
August 29, 2016
Teacher Assignment letters for Elementary Schools were mailed to parents on the following dates:
 
Kindergarten:  Friday, August 12, 2016
Grades 1 through 5:  Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Secondary Student Schedules - To Be Posted After 5:00 P.M. in OnCourse Connect on Monday, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016
Secondary student schedules will be posted August 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in OnCourse Connect.  To access your child's schedule, go to the district site and click on "Quick Links" and select "OnCourse Connect." If you have any questions regarding your child's schedule, please contact your child's school. 
 
If you are a first time OCC user or forgot your username, please contact the school office for your username and temporary password. If you forgot your password, simply select the "Forgot password" link in OnCourse Connect.
 
NEW FEATURE: You now have the ability to update your password and email address in OnCourse Connect. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner and select "profile," here you can change your password and email address.
 
Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills Both Named Top 100 New Jersey High Schools
August 29, 2016
Every two years, New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranks comprehensive public high schools in New Jersey.  The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills were listed by New Jersey Monthly among the top 100 high schools in New Jersey.  We are also very happy that both high schools made significant moves up the rankings.  In 2014, Wayne Valley was ranked at #91 and now Wayne Valley is ranked #69.  Wayne Hills went from a #65 ranking and moved up to #56.
PARCC Letter from the Superintendent
August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016
 
Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
In the spring, your child participated in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests to measure his or her academic progress with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Evaluating the results from PARCC testing can be a helpful tool in measuring your child’s success in school, and it is just one of the many ways your child’s teachers and administrators can determine whether he or she is on track to being college and career-ready. New Jersey has had statewide tests for decades, and they have served as a small, but important part of assessing our students’ annual progress.  Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's letter with links for the English Language Arts and Math parent guides for the score reports.
2016-2017 Back to School Forms
August 19, 2016
Preparation for the 2016-2017 school year has begun, and the new student forms are available on the district and school websites.  Please review the cover letter for instructions under Parents > Parent Information and Forms > Student Back to School/Enrollment Forms.  
Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley Ranked Among the Very Best High Schools
August 12, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to announce that both Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were recently ranked among the top 500 high schools in the United States by Newsweek.  Wayne Hills was ranked at 222 while Wayne Valley was ranked at 417.  The ranking represents the performance of the school in terms of preparing students for college. Click here for the press release.
Toni Liskiewicz Appointed Assistant Superintendent
July 28, 2016
At the July 27, 2016 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education appointed Mrs. Toni Liskiewicz to serve as the next Assistant Superintendent of Schools effective immediately.  The district wishes her great success. Click here for the press release.
Extended Day Program Registration
July 27, 2016
Wayne Youth Programs is now accepting Extended Day Program Registrations for the 2016-2017 School Year.  The Early Start and Wrap-Up Programs meet each day school is in session in your child’s school.  Click here for additional information and to access the online registration.
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 2016!
June 23, 2016
Superintendent, Dr. Mark Toback, is pleased to present the 2015-2016 End-of-Year Newsletter which celebrates our graduating class and provides a preview of the upcoming school year.  
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback's Letter to Parents
September 30, 2016
Dear Parents and Guardians,
 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-6.6, beginning in the fall of 2016, school districts must, by October 1st, provide parents or guardians certain information on any state assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered in the school district. Click here for a continuation of the Superintendent's Letter to Parents.
STARS Bowling Event
June 6, 2016
On Saturday, June 18th, STARS will be holding their bowling event at T-Bowl Lanes, 195 Berdan Avenue, Wayne. from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is open to students, families, and friends.  Admission is $8.00 per guest which includes 2 games + shoe rental.  To view the flyer, and to RSVP, click here.
Memorial Day Break
May 19, 2016
Schools will be closed for the Memorial Day break beginning Friday, May 27 through Tuesday, May 31. Classes will resume on Wednesday, June 1.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Teacher Appreciation Week--A Message from the Superintendent of Schools
May 3, 2016
Every school day, the 806 teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools deliver over 5,000 lessons to their students.  Quietly, they deliver lessons that change lives and inspire students.  They often give students much more to think about after school besides their homework.  There are countless examples of our teachers extending themselves well after the final bell.

Today is a special day to celebrate our teachers.  On behalf of the Wayne Township Board of Education and the administration, it is my pleasure to express sincere appreciation for their excellent work and dedication.   We thank our teachers for being models of patience, honesty, wisdom, responsibility, generosity and for their commitment to lifelong learning. 
 
Sincerely,
Mark Toback
Superintendent of Schools
Operation Take Back
April 28, 2016
On Saturday, April 30th, 2016, the Wayne Township Police Department in conjunction with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding the annual “Operation Take Back” in the lobby area of Wayne Police Headquarters from the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Wayne residents and the parents of school aged children are strongly encouraged to anonymously and safely dispose of any unwanted, unused and expired prescription medications (pills) at the temporary collection site located at police headquarters.

This one day event will only be held on Saturday April 30th, 2016 between the designated hours of 10:00 to 2:00 and only prescription pills will be collected. For any questions regarding “Operation Take Back”, please contact Detective Sergeant James J. Celentano at 973-633-3550.
"In a Different Key: The Story of Autism" Book Discussion
April 29, 2016
Please join the Department of Student Support Services, Wayne Special Parent Association, and Wayne Public Library Foundation for a book discussion, In A Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donovan and Caren Zucker. This event will be held on Tuesday,
May 3, at 7:00 pm in the Wayne Public Library. Please click here for further information.
WSPA Workshop
April 25, 2016
Please join the Wayne Special Parent Association this Wednesday, April 27th for an important and informative workshop on Puberty & Sexuality within the special needs community. Our renowned speakers include Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Amy Gravino. This event will be held in the Anthony Wayne Middle School Media Center at 7:00pm. Please visit the following website www.wayne-spa.wayneschools.com for more details. 
 
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Registration Information
April 22, 2016
At the April 21 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education APPROVED the Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program. The five schools selected to host this program based on initial survey results of families will be James Fallon, Theunis Dey, Pines Lake, Randall Carter, and Lafayette. Eligible students outside of the host schools will be bused to their projected locations for the FULL DAY.

Online registration via district website will open on Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. and close on Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m.  Parents will be notified about enrollment no later than May 10.  Please be reminded that the K-Wrap class sizes will be limited to a maximum of 20 students per class, and a lottery system will be used to determine eligibility.  Click here for the Brochure and Flyer.
STARS Restaurant Week
April 15, 2016
The STARS program is pleased to announce their upcoming restaurant week initiative. Restaurants listed will donate a percentage of sales during this event to the STARS Program. For more details, please click here for flyer. 
All Wayne Jazz Festival - Tuesday, April 19
April 14, 2016
The All Wayne Jazz Festival is a great night, which celebrates the Wayne community coming together to enjoy the great American Art form of Jazz!  Wayne Hills, Wayne Valley, Schuyler-Colfax, Anthony Wayne, George Washington and our 1st EVER All Wayne Elementary Jazz band will be performing starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held at Wayne Hills High School on TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 and admission is free to all!
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Update
May 10, 2016
I am happy to provide the community with an update about the kindergarten wrap program, which was conceived as a means to assist our parents in response to the defeated full-day kindergarten special question. Click here for updated information and answers to a number of questions circulating in the community.

Sincerely, Mark Toback, Superintendent of Schools
Spring Recess 2016
April 1, 2016
Schools will be closed for Spring Recess from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 11.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Registration
March 24, 2016
The Board of Education has formally decided that there will not be a Full-Day Kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year in the Wayne Township Public Schools. All registered incoming Kindergarten students are confirmed for a Half-Day Kindergarten program. If you have not fully completed the registration process, and you are planning to have your child(ren) attend the Half-Day Kindergarten program, please schedule an appointment online at wayneschools.com (after March 28) or call your child’s school directly to schedule your in-person appointment to provide all necessary documentation.  
 
At this time, the Board of Education continues to explore the implementation of a Kindergarten Wrap-Around program. This program is designed to complement and extend a student’s overall kindergarten experience in a half-day model. This model offers enrichment activities that are consistent with the methodology and philosophy of the regular kindergarten classroom instruction. Time, materials and support would be provided to enrich the experiences that children obtain in our current half-day program. For more information about the proposed Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program model, please click on the link to view our informational brochure.  Kindergarten Wrap-Around Program Brochure
Elementary 2nd Marking Period Report Cards
March 18, 2016
Elementary Parents, the 2nd Marking Period report cards are now available in Oncourse Connect.  To get your child's report card, go to the Quicklinks tab at the top left of our webpage, select OnCourse Connect, and enter your login information.  To learn how to recover your username and password, click here. 
enVision 2.0 Math Program Offers Family Math Nights
January 29, 2016
Parents, students, and siblings are welcome to attend Family Math Night.  View the Math Parent Tip Guide to assist in navigating the enVision 2.0 program.  
    Tuesday, March 8th: (6th Grade Only) Anthony Wayne, Schuyler-  Colfax, and George Washington
- Schuyler-Colfax Hosting at 7:00 p.m.
After School
February 23, 2016
Due to weather conditions, school events up until 6:00 p.m. today will run as scheduled including After Care.  However, all school activities beyond 6:00 p.m. are cancelled.
2016-2017 Wayne Preschool Registration
March 9, 2016
Children from the ages of three to five years are eligible to enter our preschool program. Preschool student registration for the upcoming school year begins on March 14, 2016 and will continue until all classes are full. Interested families may follow the registration procedures for preschool on the district website and fill out the Wayne Preschool Registration Form. Click here to access the preschool webpage.
 
UPDATED WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT
February 5, 2016

Due to the deteriorating weather conditions and hazardous roads, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Friday February 5.

Delayed Opening February 16
February 16, 2016

Due to the inclement weather scheduled for the morning, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a DELAYED OPENING schedule on Tuesday, February 16,  to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. The schedule for the day will be as follows (Lunches will be served).

Wayne Schools Recognize Educators of the Year!
February 17, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize our Governor's Educators of the Year selections for each of our schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Great teachers make such a difference in the lives of children and in many cases influence students far beyond the classroom.  Please take a moment to read about our teachers by looking though our flipbooks and slideshows.  We're certain you will enjoy reading about some of the many excellent teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools by viewing our Elementary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow, and our Secondary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
Wayne K-Wrap Program for Incoming Kindergarten Students
March 9, 2017
Attention parents of incoming Kindergarten students:  Online registration for the Wayne K-Wrap program will open on March 13, 2017 at 9 a.m. and remain open until March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m.  Please click here for more information.
ALL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED
January 22, 2016
Due to the winter storm, please be advised that all WEEKEND activities have been CANCELLED
 
SATURDAY, JAN. 23--SAT testing at Wayne Valley High School has been rescheduled for February 20. 

SATURDAY, JAN. 23 and SUNDAY, JAN. 24--All sports, extra-curricular activities and events are cancelled.
EnVision 2.0 Math Parent Tip Guide
January 21, 2016
In order to assist parents in navigating the EnVision 2.0 program, a Math Parent Tip Guide has been created. To view the guide, please click here.
Happy Holidays!
December 22, 2015
Best wishes from the Wayne Township Public Schools for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year. Classes will resume on January 4, 2016.
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN ADVANCES
January 11, 2016
At the organization meeting of January 7th, the Wayne Township Board of Education voted to implement a free full-day kindergarten program starting in September 2016.  The district will fund the new program by including it within the 2016-2017 budget.
LAFAYETTE, "HALLWAYS THAT INSPIRE," FEATURED ON NJ CLASSROOM CLOSE-UP
December 22, 2015
Recently, the Lafayette Elementary School, Hallways That Inspire project, was featured on NJ Classroom Close-Up.  Click here to watch the video of the event.
Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Grades
January 8, 2016
As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Wayne Township Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Click here to view a copy. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Paula Clark, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator, paulaclark@wayneschools.com, if you have any questions.
STARS PROGRAM MOVIE EVENT
December 18, 2015
STARS will be holding their first movie event at the AMC Wayne/Willowbrook on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 10 a.m.  There will be two sensory friendly movies to choose from:  Alvin and the Chipmunks:  The Road Chip and Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  Admission is $5.55 (tax included) per person.  Please note: This is not a drop-off event.  To view the flyer, please click here.
Introducing the new Elementary Enrichment Webpage
December 15, 2015
Wayne Township Public Schools is introducing their new K-5 enrichment opportunities and resources for students and parents. The webpage is located under the Students tab, Elementary Enrichment, or by clicking here.  
PARCC TEST RESULTS
December 10, 2015
Last spring students from across New Jersey participated in a new standardized testing program known as the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).  After many months of waiting, I am happy to report that our test results are arriving in multiple shipments, and we will be mailing them to you on or before December 18th, assuming we receive the remainder of our shipments as scheduled.
 
When you see the new individual student report for your child, you will immediately notice that the report is very different when compared to what you received for the NJASK and HSPA.  In order to assist you with reading and understanding the new report in advance, please review the parent guides by clicking here.  Some additional parent resources will also be included in the mailing.

On January 21, 2016, the administration will be making a PARCC student performance presentation to the Wayne Township Board of Education.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The public portion of the meeting begins at 7:30 PM in the Town Council Chambers.
WAYNE HILLS FOOTBALL AT METLIFE STADIUM
December 2, 2015

Come out and support Wayne Hills Football vs. Old Tappan 
Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 p.m.
at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
For Tickets and Info click here.
Elementary Report Cards Are Coming!
December 3, 2015
On Friday, December 11, Elementary Report Cards will be available in OnCourse connect. 

You will receive an email once report cards are ready to view. To get your child's report card, go to the Quicklinks tab at the top of our webpage, select OnCourse Connect, and enter your login information. To learn more about changes to the elementary school report cards, please click here.
Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Assistant Superintendent
November 20, 2015
At the November 19th regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education welcomed Dr. John B. Alfieri to the district. The district wishes him great success. Click here for the press release.
Wayne Hills vs Wayne Valley Football Game
November 3, 2015
Join us on Friday, November 6 to see two great high school football teams in action.  Wayne Hills travels to Wayne Valley for a 7 p.m. kickoff.  See the attached schedule of events which will begin at 4:00 p.m. 
Extended Day Program: After Care
November 2, 2015
After Care hours for Monday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 4 are consistent with the regular scheduled hours as follows:  School End to 6:00 p.m.
A Message from the Superintendent Regarding Wayne Patch Article
November 10, 2015
Dear Residents,

Recently, an article by Patch Writer Tom Davis listed the Wayne Township Public Schools among school districts with the most violence, vandalism, weapons, drug use, and bullying.  The numbers used in the article were drawn from an annual New Jersey Department of Education report known as the EVVRS (Electronic Violence and Vandalism Report System). I understand how deeply disturbing an article like this might be to many of our parents and our residents.  If you examine the article in greater detail, you will realize that this is simply a case of irresponsible reporting designed to trigger a response that would lead residents to click on the Patch website. Read the full letter.
Preschool Class Added at Ryerson Elementary
October 26, 2015
A new preschool class is opening at Ryerson Elementary School. We are now accepting preschool students between 3 and 5 years old.  The program offers half day sessions in the morning from 8:20-10:55 and in the afternoon from 12:10-2:45, three times per week at a cost of $207.00 per month.                                        
To sign up, call:  973-633-3170, ext. 295.
Elementary Parent Math Night Resource Folders
November 8, 2015
Click here to view the presentations and digital resource click sheets.
September 11, 2015
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2015-2016 School Forms
August 28, 2015
The 2015-2016 school year has begun! Click here to download and/or print forms, then sign and return them to your child’s school as required.  District and Testing calendars may be viewed under Calendars and Schedules above.
Community Pass
August 28, 2015
The Community Pass online payment system has been updated.  Please click here to view the instructions to make payments through Community Pass.
Back to School Nights
August 24, 2015
Wayne Township Public Schools will be hosting Back-To-School Nights from September 8, 2015 through October 8, 2015. Take this opportunity to visit your child's school and to meet teachers, principals, administrators and Board Members. It's a great way to build that all-important home-school connection. The Back-to-School Night dates can be found on the District & School Event Calendars. Click here to view the calendar.
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
August 10, 2015
Teacher Assignment letters for Elementary Schools will be mailed to parents on the following dates:

                 Kindergarten:  Friday, August 14
                 Grades 1 to 5:  Friday, August 21
WTPS Mobile App Now Available for Download
July 2, 2015
Stay in touch with the Wayne Township Public Schools by downloading our new mobile app! Easily navigate through current news and events or check out the latest updates with social media like Facebook and Twitter. Quickly retrieve contact information, lunch menus, and more! It’s your school district available at your fingertips. To download, go to the top navigation bar on the district/school websites > Resources > WTPS Mobile App.
Packanack's Media Specialist, Charlene Mason, Presents at an ISTE Convention
July 1, 2015
Congratulations to Charlene Mason, Packanack's Media Specialist, for presenting at an ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Poster Session: "Limited Time, Limited Space, Limited Money -- Make(r) It Work!" Charlene presented on how she was able to bring creative, project-based STEM experiences to her elementary school students. She showcased DIY makerspace projects she designed to help other teachers find the time, make the space, and discover the resources to implement a makerspace environment in a media center and classroom.
June 16, 2015
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Wayne Township Public Schools Welcomes New Administrators
June 19, 2015
At the June 18 regular meeting, the Wayne Township Board of Education warmly welcomed two new administrators into the district and promoted two current employees to principal positions.  Erica Cerilli-Levine was appointed as the new Assistant Director of Student Support Services.  David Drozjock was appointed as the new Assistant Principal of Athletics at Wayne Valley. Dawn Auerbach, a long-time employee of the district and most recently serving as an assistant principal at all three Wayne middle schools, will be the new Principal at AP Terhune Elementary. Kolleen Myers most recently served as an elementary assistant principal, was promoted and will now serve as the Principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary.  To read the full press release click here.
Last Days of School Reminders
June 16, 2015
-- June 23 minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
-- June 24 minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)

The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
-- June 22 - Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
-- June 23 - George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
-- June 23 - Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
-- June 24 - Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
-- June 24 - Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
End of the School Year Newsletter
June 24, 2015
Read about the Class of 2015 and other important news from around the district in our end of the school year newsletter.
Principal Donna Reichman Appointed Director of Elementary Education
June 5, 2015
The Wayne Township Board of Education approved the appointment of Mrs. Donna Reichman to serve as the next Director of Elementary Education.  She brings a wealth of expertise to the position from her work in Wayne and in collaboration with other school districts on various curriculum reform, technology, and professional development projects.

Beginning in the fall, she will be new to the Director's position, but no stranger to the Wayne Township Public Schools.  Mrs. Reichman has been a member of the Wayne school community for the past 10 years. Currently, Mrs. Reichman is the Principal of the AP Terhune Elementary School.  Prior to her appointment at Terhune, Mrs. Reichman worked as an Assistant Principal at James Fallon, Pines Lake and Theunis Dey Elementary Schools.  To view the full press release, click here.
Wayne Day 2016
June 2, 2016
The annual Wayne Day festival is being held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. behind Wayne Valley High School and the Municipal Building, rain or shine. There will be children’s carnival rides and food for purchase.  Music, entertainment, and activities will be scheduled during the day, and local businesses and non-profit organizations will have booths at the festival.  Please don’t forget to stop by the Wayne Township Public Schools booth to see what’s going on in the district.  For more information, visit the event webpage at www.wayneday.com.
Sodexo Offers Gluten-Free Menu
May 8, 2015
Sodexo now offers a Gluten-Free menu in all of our schools.  The gluten-free items need to be ordered in advance.  To place an order and to view the menu, click here for further information.
Summer Reading Lists
May 6, 2016
The 2016 Summer Reading Lists are now available.  To access the reading lists for elementary, middle and high school click on the QUICKLINKS tab on the top left corner of the district or any school website.
WSPA Parent Workshop
April 30, 2015
On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in the Anthony Wayne Media Center, the Wayne Special Parents Association will be holding their May parent workshop entitled, EmployabilityCome hear exciting success stories from parents as well as new district initiatives.  For additional information, click here.
Wayne Township School District Recognizes Autism Awareness Month
April 15, 2015
April is Autism Awareness Month and in recognition, the school district created an initiative to present students and staff with key facts about autism in order to foster greater collective understanding. The Wayne Schools will be selling pins, buttons, and other handmade merchandise to raise awareness.  Proceeds will be donated to United by Autism. On April 30, the district will "Light It Up Blue" when all members of the community are invited to wear something blue to end our Autism Awareness Month activities.
The District Wears Pink this Friday
April 8, 2015
The Wayne Township Public School District is joining Ryerson Elementary School in wearing pink this Friday, April 10, for Lily LaRue Anderson, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer earlier this week.  
WSPA Transition Fair
March 26, 2015
On Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Anthony Wayne Middle School cafeteria, please join the Wayne Special Parents Association, the District Transition Team and various agencies who will present the facts about available services for employment, vocational training, transportation, and housing.  For additional information click here.
Spring Recess
March 27, 2015
Schools will be closed for Spring Recess Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 2015.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 6.  Have a safe and enjoyable break.
An Evening with the Arts and Fundraiser
March 24, 2015
The Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring "An Evening with the Arts" to be held on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at Wayne Hills High School.  Students in all Wayne Township Public Schools will be showcasing their talents in singing, instrumental music, acting, art, and dance.   Also, a $5 suggested donation will be given to The Mr. Holland's Opus Fund, who collects and donates new and used instruments to schools across the country that have no music programs (www.mhopus.org).
     
Early Dismissal March 20
March 19, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, we will be implementing an Early Dismissal Schedule for Friday, March 20, 2015 to allow for sufficient time to safely transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served. All school sports, activities and permits are cancelled. The dismissal schedule is:
  • Grades 1-5 1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool       12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle Schools 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED
Blackboard Connect
March 5, 2015
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Normally, our Blackboard Connect messaging system is very reliable.  This winter, we certainly put the system to the test, and it worked without fail.  Today, there was a technical problem and unfortunately, many parents did not receive a phone call about the school closing.  Even more confusing is the fact that many other people did receive phone calls.  We identified the problem and it is now fixed.  Hopefully, nothing like this will happen in the future.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We will be running a test in the near future to verify that the problem has been fixed.

Please be reminded that, if in doubt, there are other ways to determine if the start of school is delayed or if school is closed.  The website is updated with information about delays and closings, and we also post information on Facebook.  We notify the major television stations.  The district also leaves a recording on our phone system if there is a delay or closing.

Yours truly,
Mark Toback
 
Wayne Schools Recognize Educators of the Year!
February 19, 2016
The Wayne Township Public Schools are proud to recognize our Governor's Educators of the Year selections for each of our schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  Great teachers make such a difference in the lives of children and in many cases influence students far beyond the classroom.  Please take a moment to read about our teachers by looking through our flipbooks and slideshows.  We're certain you will enjoy reading about some of the many excellent teachers working in the Wayne Township Public Schools by viewing our Elementary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow, and our Secondary Educators of the Year Flipbook and Slideshow. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
Schools Closed March 5
March 5, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5, 2015.
Outcome of Referendum
March 11, 2015
The outcome of the March 10th referendum for safety and security projects for the Wayne Township Public Schools did not pass.  The unofficial vote total was 905 "yes" votes to 924 "no" votes.  This total included vote by mail ballots.  However, the provisional ballots totaled 8 additional "no" votes and 6 additional "yes" votes.
 
PARCC Testing
March 3, 2016
PARCC Letter to Parents from the Superintendent of Schools

PARCC Testing Dates:
  • Elementary Grades 3-5:  April 12 - April 29
  • Middle School:  April 12 - May 5
  • High School:  April 11 - April 15, April 18 - April 22, and April 25 - April 29
Referendum for Safety & Security
February 26, 2015
On Tuesday, March 10th, there will be a referendum from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at all regular polling locations in Wayne.  This referendum will allow voters to decide about whether or not the school district should proceed with a project that will increase safety and security.  In an effort to make this important work more affordable for taxpayers, the district applied for and received a grant from the state which will cover about 40% of the project cost.  The district will be eligible to receive the grant until the end of the school year when this funding opportunity will expire.  Click here for more information.
2016-2017 Kindergarten and New First Graders' Registration
February 2, 2016
Central registration for new students who will begin school in September 2016 will be held during the weeks of February 22nd and February 29th at the Wayne Township Learning Center (Preakness). Beginning February 15th you will be able to complete electronic registration forms and reserve your appointment online.  Each school has both daytime and evening appointments available per our  Fall Pre-Registration Schedule.  Please see our Registration Page for additional information.
PARCC Information for Parents
January 28, 2015
Documents include updated Frequently Asked Questions, sample PARCC questions, the relationship between PARCC and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as well as resources to prepare our students to take the PARCC.
Schools Closed January 27
January 26, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
Early Dismissal
January 25, 2015
Due to the anticipated inclement weather forecast, we will be implementing an Early Dismissal Schedule for Monday, January 26, 2015 to allow for sufficient time to safely transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served. The dismissal schedule is as follows:
  • Grades 1-5 1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool       12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED

All school sports, activities, and permits will be cancelled. 

Weather Related Cancellations for Saturday, January 24
January 23, 2015
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Saturday, January 24, 2015, the following activities are canceled:
Anthony Wayne:  Boys & Girls Club Basketball
Schuyler-Colfax:  Children's Cultural Workshop
Wayne Valley:  Play Rehearsal
Wayne Hills:  Play Rehearsal, Robotics Competition, and Winter Guard Competition
The Public Is Invited!
January 23, 2015
At the January 29, 2015 Board Meeting, the following informative presentations will be provided to the public. Please join us in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 7:30 pm.
1)  Key Findings of the Kindergarten Feasibility Study
2)  Referendum for Safety & Security Projects:  Learn more about our plan and the significant financial incentive that exists at this time.
 
2015-16 Kindergarten Registration
January 23, 2015
Children who will be five years old on or before October 15, 2015, are eligible to enter kindergarten in Wayne Township Public Schools. Beginning on Monday, February 2, 2015, interested families may visit the district website to complete the online registration form, provide the required health information, and also gather information about programs such as Safety Town. Once the on-line process is complete, the next step would be to make an appointment with your child's respective school to complete the registration process. Questions may be directed to the district's Office of Elementary Education, at 973-317-2188 or dpandolfi@wayneschools.com.
2015-2016 School Calendar
January 16, 2015
At the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year was adopted. The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page.
2016-2017 School Calendar Adopted
November 20, 2015
At the November 19, 2015 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year was adopted.  The calendar can be viewed under QUICKLINKS at the top left corner of this page.
Elementary Performance Indicator Reports for Trimester 1 are now available in the OnCourse Connect portal
December 12, 2014
Please log on to OnCourse Connect to review your child's performance indicators. You will notice a new Download Report Card button at the top of the Grades area in the portal.  Click the button to download a printer-friendly PDF version of your child's report including the key to the performance indicators right at the top of each page. If you have any questions about your child's performance indicators, please contact your child's teacher.
Chief Academic Officer of the NJDOE Visits the Wayne Township Learning Center
December 8, 2014
NJDOE Chief Academic Officer, Kimberly Harrington, recently visited the Wayne Township Learning Center's workshop, Applying ELA and Math PARCC Skills to Middle School Science and Social Studies. Ms.Harrington answered middle school teachers questions about PARCC testing and preparing our students for the statewide exam. She also commended the district for their proactive approach.  Read more.
Visit the Wayne Township Learning Center website.
Happy Thanksgiving
November 26, 2014
S.T.A.R.S. Program
November 24, 2014
Students Teaching and Reaching Students (STARS) is now being implemented in all Wayne schools. Students in the program "buddy" with special needs classmates, helping promote acceptance and a sense of community. Click here to view the article which appeared in Wayne Today.  
About our Website: You can look up a faculty or staff's contact information online
December 8, 2014
Our online Faculty & Staff Directory lets you search for an employee's contact information by name or location.  You can find the Faculty/Staff Directory under Quick Links at the top left of the page or the Resources section of the top navigation bar. Read more.
Know the Bear Facts Program
October 29, 2014
On November 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm, in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, Wayne Township will be hosting the program, Living with Black Bears in New Jersey.  Residents are invited to attend this free program given by the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife.  Practical information and tips for coexisting with bears will be addressed. For more information contact:973-694-1800 xt3243.
Parent Math Night Resource Folders
October 9, 2015
View the presentations and digital resource click sheets from the Parent Math Night meetings. 
September 11th--National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2014
Elementary Student Performance Reports
September 24, 2014
During our second year of implementation, revised elementary performance reports in the areas of English Language Arts and Math, as well as newly created rubrics to supplement the reports, are being shared at parent forums in each of our elementary schools.  These documents are now available for parent reference on the district website's Director of Elementary Education webpage.  You may view the documents by clicking here.
 
New Elementary School Report Cards
August 12, 2015
Report cards support student learning, measure student achievement and provide feedback on specific skill areas of strength and weakness.  We have assessed our reporting system and revised our elementary report cards to better communicate student progress. This past spring, a Report Card Committee reviewed recommendations from administrators, teachers and parents.  Revisions were made and included a return to letter grades in Grades 3, 4 and 5.  Progress indicators have also been refined in Grades K - 5 to more clearly communicate student achievement and progress. Click here to view the new elementary report cards.
Elementary School Teacher Assignments
August 12, 2014
Teacher Assignment letters for Elementary Schools will be mailed to parents on the following dates:

Kindergarten:    Friday, August 15
Grades 1 to 5:  Friday, August 22

 
District Testing Calendar
June 22, 2015
The Department of Education revised the Testing Calendar dates for  PARCC, NJ ASK (NJ Assessment of Skills and Knowledge – Science), and NJBCT (New Jersey Biology Competency Test).  Click here for the revised District Testing Calendar.
Last Days of School Reminders
June 6, 2014
Here are some reminders as we approach the last days of the school year:
  • June 24: minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
  • June 25: minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)
The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
  • June 23 – Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:30 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 24 – George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 24 – Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
  • June 25 – Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • June 25 – Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
MyGradePortal is now OnCourseConnect
March 19, 2014
with a new web address, wayne.oncourseconnect.com. The new name & system reflect a new layout and enhanced features which weren't available in the old portal. Parents, guardians and students can also access the new site using Quicklinks at the top left of any Wayne Schools website and choosing OnCourseConnect.

About our Website: Quicklinks
September 10, 2014
For fast access to popular, useful and timely information, click on Quicklinks at the top left of every webpage. More>>
Safety Town 2016
May 6, 2016
Safety Town will be offered July 5-July 29. The one week program allows children entering Kindergarten in September to participate in fun activities about safety in their home, community, and school. Click here for additional information and to access the online registration. 
April 11: Minimal Session Make-Up Day
March 28, 2014
Due to the excessive inclement weather events this year, Wayne Township Public Schools has exceeded the five allotted emergency days that were built into the calendar. As a result, the school district is required to make-up one day of instruction in order to comply with the 180-day requirement under N.J.S.A.18A:7F-9 in order to receive state aid. 

Therefore, per our 2013-14 school calendarall Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on a minimal day schedule for students on, Friday, April 11. Please click here to view the minimal day schedule. 

The extended day program will be available on that day. Call 973-968-7427 if you have any questions. 
Food Allergy Forum
February 19, 2014
The Wayne Township Public School District is holding a Food Allergy Forum for parents/guardians of elementary school children who have food allergies. The forum will be held on February 25th* in the Packanack School gymnasium from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Jessika Lusk representing Machado Law Group. We invite you to bring your questions and concerns and engage in a discussion regarding protections under the law, student rights, and district procedures.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to your elementary school main office no later than February 21, 2014 in order to reserve a seat.

*Snow date is February 27th same time and location.
2014-15 School Calendar
February 7, 2014
At the February 6, 2014 meeting of the Board of Education, the school calendar for the 2014-15 school year was adopted. Please click here to view a copy of the calendar. 
January 22: Schools Closed
January 21, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast, all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Weather Related Early Dismissal
January 21, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast for later today, the Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing an  Emergency Dismissal Schedule for today, January 21, 2014 to allow for sufficient time to transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served.  All school sports, activities, permits, and aftercare will be cancelled.
  • Grades 1-5  1:15
  • A.M. Kindergarten 11:35
  • P.M. Kindergarten CANCELLED
  • A.M. Preschool 10:55
  • P.M. Preschool CANCELLED
  • Full Day Preschool  12:30
  • High Schools 12:03
  • Middle 12:40
  • Elem. Extended Day CANCELLED
January 7: Delayed Opening
January 6, 2014
Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tuesday, January 7th, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing a DELAYED OPENING schedule to allow sufficient time for safe transport of students and staff to school. Click here for the schedule of delayed start times.
Preschool Registration
December 13, 2013
Looking for a preschool program for your three or four year old? Wayne Township Public Schools offers a Preschool Tuition Program.  Come to our orientation and get the details.  Click here to view the flyer.

What: Preschool Orientation/Registration
Where: Packanack Elementary School
When: January 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Snow date:
January 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Weather Related Early Dismissal
December 10, 2013
Due to the continuing snowfall scheduled for the remainder of the school day, Wayne Township Public Schools will be implementing an  Emergency Dismissal Schedule for today, December 10, 2013 to allow for sufficient time to transport our students at dismissal. Lunches will be served.  All school sports, activities, permits, and aftercare will be cancelled.

Grades 1-5 8:55-1:15
A.M. Kindergarten 8:55- 11:35
P.M. Kindergarten Cancelled
A.M. Preschool 8:20-10:55
P.M. Preschool Cancelled
High Schools 7:20-12:03
Middle Schools 8:00-12:40
New Elementary Student Performance Reports
October 29, 2013
This school year marks the introduction of Wayne's new student performance based reporting system for elementary schools. The purpose of this performance report is to describe your child’s learning progress based on the district’s curricula aligned to the Common Core and State Standards. The November conference will remain as scheduled, but this conference will be used to inform you of your child's learning progress followed by the first report available on December 13. Please click here to view the Powerpoint that has been presented to parents and the Board of Education. You may also view the content of the new performance reports by clicking here.  Please know that when the performance reports are available on-line in MyGradePortal, the format will change but the content will remain the same.
2016 Summer Camp Opportunities
April 11, 2016
The Wayne Education Foundation is pleased to offer their 2016 Summer Camp schedule.  All camps will be held at Wayne Hills High School during the weeks of July 11-15; July 18-22; and July 25-29.  All camps are instructed by certified teachers to provide a higher quality camp experience.

Register early as the classes will close when they reach maximum participants.  There are many fun-filled camps to choose from including Camp Adventure; Instrumental Camp; New Game Development; Art Camps; Mad Scientist; Kindergarten Enrichment; K-12 Interactive Camps, and a 3-week Arts Quest Theater Arts Camp featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Click here to view the flyer.  For more information and to download the application and camp brochure, which include frequently asked questions and answers, click here.   
PTO Student Directory Guardian Consent Form
October 11, 2013
Parents who are interested in signing up for the 2013-2014 student directory must complete the online consent form by October 15. Only parents who opt in using this form will be included and receive a copy of the directory. You may opt in for yourself alone, or one parent may grant permission to include all parents listed for the student. The directory will list the following information as it appears in the district’s Student Information System: student's name and grade; and guardian/parent’s name, address, home phone number and email. If you wish to be included in the directory, click here for the form (you will need your MyGradePortal user name).
FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN SURVEY
December 17, 2015
As many residents are aware, a recent special question regarding full-day kindergarten for the Wayne Township Public Schools did not obtain voter approval.  In response to this outcome, the district is seeking out ways to accommodate parents while recognizing the will of the voters.  Specifically, we are researching the feasibility of creating a tuition-based "wrap-around" program, which would be full-day.  This would be a voluntary, fee-based program.  We have created a survey in order to compile feedback to assist with the design of the program.  For information, and to complete the survey, please click here.
Summer Reading
June 28, 2013
Schools out for summer, but student learning continues. Click here to access our summer reading lists for elementary, middle, and high school. 
Elementary Report Card
June 24, 2013
At the elementary level we are revising our report card system by creating a performance report card, that will inform parents of their child’s learning progress based on Wayne’s curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards or new Jersey Core Content Curriculum Standards. We hosted a community forum on June 13 to present additional information and we are posting the presentation for your information, review, and feedback. Click here to view the presentation. If you have any questions, please e-mail Mrs. Diane Pandolfi, the Director of Elementary Education at dpandolfi@wayneschools.com
Last Days of School Reminders
June 24, 2013
Here are some reminders as we approach the last days of the school year:
  • June 25: minimal day for students (lunch will be served)
  • June 26: minimal day for students and the last day for students (lunch will be served)
The graduation schedule for our secondary schools is as follows:
  • June 24 – Anthony Wayne Middle School at 6:30 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 25 – George Washington Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WV gym)
  • June 25 – Schuyler Colfax Middle School at 6:00 p.m. (WH gym)
  • June 26 – Wayne Hills High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • June 26 – Wayne Valley High School at 6:00 p.m.
About our website: Using the thumbnail calendar
November 3, 2013

The thumbnail calendar displays beneath the navigation tabs on the left of the page,  One dot under a calendar date signifies a single event; two or more indicate multiple events.  When you click on a date with a dot, a slide-out box displays information about the event.  More>>

Our website provides links to our social media sites
January 18, 2015
Click the icons on the left navigation panel above the “Home” tab to go to our Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram site and YouTube channel.
About our Website: You can view the events of more than one school on a single calendar
September 9, 2013
This is very useful if you have children attending more than one school and you'd like to view their events on a single calendar.
1. Go to the district or a school calendar and click the "+" sign next to "Choose calendars to view” at the top left of the calendar’s name.
2. Click the "+" sign and checkbox next to the school and /or district calendar you’d like to view.
3. Below the list of schools, click the “View Chosen Calendar(s)” button to display all events from the selected calendars.  More
 
Parents can log in to their child's classroom sites
September 19, 2013
Parents can log in to SchoolFusion from a school website by using their child's Wayne Schools username and password. More>>
Governor’s Elementary Educators of the Year Flipbooks
January 29, 2015
Learn more about our Elementary Educators of the Year. Congratulations to all of our Educators!
About our Website: Clicking on the Wayne Township Public Schools logo...
June 21, 2013
at the top left of the page will take you to the district homepage.   On a school website, clicking on a school's title will take you back to the school's homepage. More>>
WEF Summer Camp: Last Call Registration
May 29, 2013
 The Wayne Education Foundation's (WEF) Summer Enrichment and Sports Camps are still accepting registrations at this time. The camps offer a variety of options from which to choose. ALL classes are taught by high-quality, certified teachers and ALL camps are lead by varsity coaches. Click here to check out the WEF website for more information and to download a brochure and application.
Safety Town 2013
April 12, 2013
Safety Town will be offered July 8-August 2. The two-week program allows children entering Kindergarten in September to participate in fun activities about safety in their home, community, and school. Click here for additional information and to access the online registration.
Kindergarten Registration
February 4, 2013
Wayne Township Public Schools is pleased to announce the launch of an on-line registration process for students eligible for Kindergarten in September 2013.

Children who will be five years of age on or before October 15, 2013, are eligible to enter Kindergarten. Beginning on Monday, February 4, 2013, interested families can click here (Kindergarten Online Registration) to complete the on-line registration form, provide relevant health information, and gather information regarding programs including Safety Town. If you have any additional questions, contact the Office of Elementary Education at 973-317-2188 or email the Director at dpandolfi@wayneschools.com.  
Kindergarten Registration
April 10, 2013
All Wayne parents who plan to register their children to attend Kindergarten in September 2013 are expected to complete the online registration process.  Children who will be five years of age on or before October 15, 2013 are eligible to enter Kindergarten.  Please click here (Kindergarten Online Registration) to complete the online registration form.
2013 - 14 Preschool Program Parent Orientation
February 11, 2013
An orientation will be held at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, on the evening of February 12th at 7:00 p.m. for parents interested in registering their child for preschool.  Registration opens to the public on February 13th at Packanack Elementary School located at 190 Oakwood Drive.  Please call (973) 633-3170 ext. 295 for an appointment.  Limited space is available for both our three and five day programs (am and pm sessions) so please register early.

For additional information, please call the Department of Special Services at (973) 317-2158.
Weather Related Early Dismissal
February 8, 2013
Please be advised that due to the impending weather event expected for Friday, February 8, all Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on an Emergency Early Dismissal schedule. Lunch will be provided; however, all in district aftercare, extra curricular activities, sports, and facilities use permits throughout the district will be cancelled through Saturday.
Packanack Announcements
RESPECT Week
September 29, 2017
Packanack will celebrate a week of RESPECT from 10/2 - 10/6 .....
This year the elementary schools are celebrating the theme “No Place for Hate”
and  students will discuss the steps involved in this initiative.

 
Our goal is to share with everyone......
the importance of an inclusive and safe community
empower students to stand up against hate
help other students understand that they have a place to belong
 
Click here to view the informational flyer from Mrs. Reszka, Packanack's School Counselor

5th grade Encampment to Fairview Lakes
October 5, 2017

The 5th Grade Encampment to Fairview Lakes ........
will take place on November 2, 2017 thru November 3, 2017
~~~~~
The Parent Information Meeting .........
 will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm
 in the Wayne Valley Auditorium


PARCC
April 20, 2017
PARCC testing will happen as follows:
3rd Grade ~ from 4/25/17 thru 5/1/17
4th & 5th Grade ~ from 5/2/17 thru 5/5/17

Informational letters were sent via email blast to all Parents
They can also be viewed by clicking on the link(s) below....
Grade 3 - click here
Grade 4 & 5 - click here

Report Card Access Update
March 13, 2017

Due to the impending snow storm, we will be providing teachers with a few extra days to enter student grades and progress report information.
Please be aware that Parent Access to view student reports will now open at 3 p.m. on March 22nd.

Many thanks for your understanding,
Donna Reichman, Director of Elementary Education



Schools Closed
September 26, 2017
Schools will be closed as noted below:
  • Columbus Day   ~  Monday, 10/9/17 (Students only - Staff In-service)
 

Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion
February 22, 2017
Save the date (Tuesday, 3.7.17 at 7:00 pm) for a parent presentation on Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. Please click here to view the flyer and sign up  (seating is limited).
 

STEAM Night
March 8, 2017
Sponsored by the Elementary Library Media Specialists, students in Grades 4 & 5 will be participating in a special evening of engineering!  Selected via a lottery system, students (accompanied by an adult) will attend the event on the evening of Friday, March 24, 2017.  Please click here for more important details.
 

Wayne Alliance Basketball Game
March 23, 2017

The Wayne Alliance will sponsor the Alliance All Stars vs the Harlem Magic Masters on
Friday, 3/31 at 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:00 PM).  
Tickets may be purchased (in advance) from the PTO or at the door the evening of the game.
Click here for to view the flyer/order form.
  • Adult ticket prices ~ $10.00 in advance / $12.00 at the door
  • Student/Senior tickets ~ $8.00 in advance / $10.00 at the door
  • Checks can be made payable to the 'Wayne Alliance'.
Event and Program Sponsorships Still Available.
 The Wayne Alliance is funded by a grant from the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse.
Contact alliance@waynetownship.com or 973-694-1800 x3244 for more information.
This is not a school sponsored event. 

Childrens Book Collection
February 21, 2017
The PTO is collecting gently used children's books to benefit Eva's Shelter, St Joe's WIC & Straight and Narrow.  Books can be dropped off on the table outside the Main Office through Friday, 2/24/17.
 

Fashion Republic Collection
February 21, 2017
The PTO is collecting various household items (through Fashion Republic)
ONE DAY ONLY.....MONDAY, 2/28/17.
In turn the PTO will receive a donation based on the total poundage of the collection.
All donation must be in a well tied plastic bags.

The following items will be accepted:
Stuffed animals, clothing and shoes, hard and soft toys,
household items, curtains and linens (pillows, blankets, quilts & sheets),
accessories (belts, handbags, backpacks)
~~~ Drop off is to the right of the stop sign of the Packanack parking lot exit ~~~


Halloween Parade/Parties
October 21, 2016
The Halloween Parade will begin with all classes moving through the Nature Trail
at approximately 2:00 pm on Monday, 10/31/16. 
  • Parents will be able to take pictures at that time.
  • Class parties will take place after the parade.  
  • AM Kindergarten will parade throughout the school around 11:10 am.
  • PreK classes will parade throughout the school around 10:00 am.
  • PM Kindergarten & PreK classes will join the Parade through the Nature Trail at 2:00 pm.
Click here for Mr. Rogalin's 'Halloween Parade/Party (email) Letter on 10/19/16


Walk to School Day
October 20, 2016
Due to inclement weather predicted for Friday, 10/21/16 ....
Walk to School Day is cancelled and will be rescheduled for another date
Spirit Wear Day will still happen
 

Week of November 7th thru November 11th
November 1, 2016

Please click here to view Mr. ​Rogalin's letter in reference to Parent Conferences & half days/full days of school during the week of 11/7-11/11.
 
 

5th Grade Moving Up Day
June 15, 2016
The 5th Gr Moving Up Ceremony (on Friday, 6/17/19)
has been moved to​  WAYNE VALLEY'S AUDITORIUM
Students should arrive no later than 6:30 pm
Ceremony will begin promptly at 7:00 pm


Family Fun Night
April 29, 2016

Family Fun Night has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
 Please note that flyers containing the details of the night and info to pre-purchase tickets
have been sent via your child's backpack.
You can also click here to access the flyer.  
Any questions please contact Brandy Rehberger @ rehbergerfamily@yahoo.com.

Spirit Wear Sale
October 10, 2015
Spirit Wear Sale is in full swing.
 Flyers were sent home via the backpack on Thursday, 3/3.
Click here should you need another.
 The sale ends 3/17/16 to ensure a mid April delivery.

No Name Calling Week
January 13, 2017
Packanack Elementary School will participate in the nationwide
 No Name-Calling Week ....... (1/17/17 - 1/20/17)
and
The Great Kindness Challenge ........ (1/23/17 - 1/27/17)
~~~~~~~~
Click here to view the informational flyer 
showing the schedule of activities planned for the week

Holiday Boutique
November 28, 2016

Student will have the opportunity to shop at the Holiday Boutique, run by the Packanack PTO, from Tuesday, 12/5/16 thru Thursday, 12/7/16.  Info will be sent home via your child's backpack.   Parent volunteers are still needed.  Please contact the PTO if you have some spare time.

You may also click here should you want to participate in the Giving Tree.  These were distributed last week via your child's backpack.

Book Fair
February 21, 2017
The PTO sponsored Book Fair will be held Tuesday, 2/28/17 through Thursday, 3/2/17.
Feel free to stop by Wednesday evening, 3/1/17 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm to browse & shop.

 

Anti-Violence Awareness Week / Peace Out Day
October 12, 2017
 Support Anti-Violence Awareness Week (10/16-10/20) and Peace Out Day (10/18).
 Check out the flyer for further details.




 

Life Skills Afterschool Program (Gr 4)
November 8, 2015

4th Grade Packanack Students are invited to attend a Life Skills program sponsored by the Wayne Alliance - free of charge - for 8 days from 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm. Please click here to review the flyer/permission slip for more additional information. The completed permission slip MUST BE returned to Mrs. Reszka by the first meeting on 11/9/15.  Space is limited.
 

Science Fair
October 28, 2017
The Packanack Science Fair is happening Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  
Please join us to view the wonderful creations that our 'future' Scientists have produced.
The informational flyer was sent home via your child's backpack or just go to the 'Quicklinks' section of the Packanack website, click on 'PTO' then scroll to the Science Fair Info.


World Kindness Day
November 2, 2015


Please wear cool colors like blues, greens, and purples
to show that it is 'Cool to Be Kind' on November 13, 2015


 

Walk to School / Spiritwear Day
October 22, 2015

Friday, October 23, we will celebrate Packanack Pride with a Walk to School/Spiritwear Day. If you are able, please walk safely to school and wear Packanack spiritwear.
Many of you will have new Packanack spiritwear that you received this week.

We will assemble on the blacktop near the playground for a brief ceremony and then the teachers will bring the children inside for school. The forecast for tomorrow morning is for clear skies and 45 degrees. Please have the children dress accordingly.

 

American Education Week / Parent Visitation
November 12, 2015

Parent Visitation at Packanack (in conjunction with American Education Week) is scheduled as follows:
Please mark your calendar to save the date. A letter from Mr. Rogalin (with all the particulars of the day) was distributed via your child's backpack on Thursday, 11/12/15 and can also be viewed by clicking (above) on the appropriate grade level link.  A permission slip (click here) for someone other than a Parent/Guardian to attend the visit must be submitted through your oldest child's teacher by Tuesday, 11/17/15.
 

PEACE OUT DAY !!!!!
October 10, 2016

October 17th ~ OCTOBER 21st is School Violence Awareness Week -
Let's show our support on Wednesday, 10/19/2016.
Click here to view the flyer with more information.

 


Thanksgiving Holiday/Recess
November 16, 2016
Please be reminded that we will be operating on a Minimal Day schedule (refer to the schedule below) on Wednesday, 11/23/16 and the Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, 11/24 and Friday, 11/25. Our best wishes for an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday with your family.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Grade 1‐5                    ~       8:55 – 1:15
A.M. Kindergarten        ~      8:55 – 11:35
P.M. Kindergarten        ~      10:35 – 1:15
A.M. Preschool            ~       8:20 – 9:55
P.M. Preschool            ~      10:55 – 12:30


Picture Day
September 16, 2017
Picture  Day is scheduled for Wednesday, 9/27/17
Mark your calendar.....
Look for the Lifetouch Flyer for pricing and package selections
which came home via your child's backpack on Friday
, 9/15/17.
PTO will follow-up with an informational email.


American Education Week / Parent Visitation
November 13, 2017
Packanack Parent Visitation is as follows:
  • Kindergarten - 5 ~ Thursday, November 16, 2017 
  • Pre K ~ Friday, November 17, 2017 (Refer to the notice from your child's teacher for times)
Kindly review Mr. Rogalin's letter (click here) regarding important information on Visitation Day that was sent home via your child's backpack. If a visitor other than a Parent/Guardian will be in attendance please fill out the form at the bottom of the letter and return it in to your child's teacher by Tuesday, 11/14.  

School Photos
September 19, 2016
Mark your calendar ~ School Photos will be taken on Wednesday, 10/5/16.  All students will be photographed.   Info regarding package selections and backgrounds will arrive via your child's backpack on Monday, 9/26/16. 
 

Class Assignment Letters
August 8, 2017
The mailing of class assignment letters will take place as follows:
  • Kindergarten  ~  Friday, 8/25/17
  • Grades 1-5     ~  Friday, 8/25/17
  • Pre K              ~  Friday, 8/25/17
School opens for students on Tuesday, 9/7/17

Memorial Day Weekend
May 22, 2017
All Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed
 for the Memorial Day weekend on
Friday, 5/26/17 (unused snow day) and Monday, 5/29/17 (Memorial Day).
 

 
Re-Registration for 5th Grade Students
May 7, 2017
Wayne Public Schools is requiring all 5th Grade students enrolled in the district to provide current documentation (deed/lease and 2 bills) to prove residency in Wayne...
  • Must be completed by 6/22/17 AND prior to students records being forwarded to the Middle School
  • Failure to comply may cause a delay in receiving schedules for the 2017-18 SY
  • Reminders have been mailed to those not yet completing the verification


Allergy Awareness Week & Mix It Up Day
May 2, 2017
Allergy Awareness Week is May 15th - May 19th....
Please click here to view the Food Allergy Awareness memo from Mrs. Reszka and Mrs. Bongiovanni.
It contains several links that are just a click away.
  • On Monday, May 15th (Mix It Up Day) students are asked to wear mismatched clothes and during their lunch, be encouraged to get to know their peers a little better
  • On Tuesday, May 16th students & Staff are be asked to wear teal   to show support and awareness for our friends with food allergies

3rd Grade Recorder Recital
May 31, 2016
Parents are invited to attend the 3rd Grade Recorder Recital
in the Band Room from 9:40 am - 10:15 am on the dates noted below: 
3Dr - Friday, 6/10
3P-   Monday, 6/13

3Di - Wednesday, 6/15

All visitors are asked to sign in at the Main Office prior to viewing the Recital.

4th Grade Field Trip
October 1, 2016
The 4th Grade will be going to the Meadowlands Environmental Center in Lyndhurst on Friday, 10/6/17. Permission slips (containing the particulars of the trip as well as the cost/deadlines) have gone home with the students - payments are due Friday, 10/2/17 via Community Pass. Permission slips can be accessed by clicking here  & for Community Pass click here.

Holiday Recess
December 5, 2016

Just a reminder that all Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed for the Holiday Recess from Monday, 12.26.16 thru and including Friday, 12.30.16.  Schools will reopen on Monday, 1.2.17.
We wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday.

Gr 5 Encampment/Clothing List
March 23, 2015

Please click here should you need a copy of the 'packing list'.
Spring Recess
March 19, 2015

Just a reminder that Wayne Township Public Schools will be closed from Monday, 3/30/15 through Friday, 4/3/15.  All schools will re-open on Monday, 4/6/15.  Have an enjoyable break.

 
5th Grade Fairview Lakes Encampment
February 8, 2014

All information for the 5th Grade Fairview Lakes Encampment can be found as follows:
Click on....
  • School Communications
  • Notices and Documents
  • Open the folder named "Fairview Lakes Camp Forms & Notices"
Kindly keep the informational forms handy for reference and return the others to your child's teacher by 3/5/15
Field Day
May 5, 2017
Field Day is Friday, 5/19/17 and the theme is 'Got Grit' .....
  1. The PTO is in need of Volunteers and Watermelon ~ flyers have been sent home via your child's backpack and can also be viewed by clicking here.
     
  2. Letters regarding the particulars of the day have also been sent home and can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate grave level below:
 
·         Vinni's Plain Pizza
·         Watermelon
·         Foodtown Ice Pops – (Click here to see label)
·         Welch's Fruit Snacks – (Click here to see label)


Winter Recess
February 8, 2015

All Wayne Township Schools will be closed
Thursday, 2/12 through Monday, 2/16
 for Winter Recess / Presidents Day
RAK Week
February 6, 2015

Click here to view the 'RAK Theme Days'  activities happening 
Tuesday, 2/17/15 thru Friday, 2/20/15.


 
5th Gr Encampment - 3/25/15 - 3/27/15
February 17, 2014

The 5th Grade Encampment is quickly approaching.
Please do the following & review the 8 documents:

Complete & return the starred (*)  forms to your child's teacher by Monday, 3/2/15:

Parent  Letter
Deer Tick / Lyme Disease Advisory
Packing List
(*) Permission / Parental Agreement
(*) Emergency Authorization
Q&A on Administration of Medication in Schools
(*) Overnight Field Trip Medication Procedure
 
Cat's Pajama Party
February 16, 2017
Please join Mrs. Mason in the Media Center for our annual Cat's Pajama Party on Wednesday, 3/1/17. Packanack Students in Pre K, Kdgn, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade are invited.  Click here for more information and R.S.V.P. ticket

 

MLK Day - No School
January 2, 2017

All Wayne Schools will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
 


Art Show
June 3, 2016
The Art Show will happen on Friday, 6/10/16. 
Please stop by to view the artistic talents of the Packanack students (& Staff).  
Doors open at 6:30 PM.



 


Talent Show
January 20, 2016
>>>>>>  THE SHOW WILL GO ON  <<<<<<
Packanack's Got Talent !!!
Please come to support the students
When?........ Friday, 1-22-16 at 6:30 pm
Where?.......Wayne Valley Auditorium
 


 
Speech Invitation
January 8, 2015

Wish your child was more articulate?
All parents of children K-5 who want to learn
how to 'Bridge the Gap between Good Speech at Home and at School' 
are invited to attend a workshop

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
When..... Wednesday, January 21st from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM
 Where.... The Preakness Center, Room 9

 This is being presented by the Wayne Township School Speech/Language Specialists
 Any questions, feel free to contact Susan Cohen at scohen@wayneschools.com
 Join us to learn some great skills to assist your child(en).   
Click here to view the flyer.
Note: Since this is an informational workshop for parents - please refrain from bringing children.
 Thank you for your cooperation.

 
Cyber Safety
January 13, 2015

"Is YOUR Child Cyber Safe?"....
The Elementary School Counselors will be hosting 3 Parent Workshops.
Packanack, Randall Carter and Ryerson families are invited to attend
 
Thursday, 1/29/15 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. at Packanack School 
Click here for further information and dates.
Please note that since this is an informational workshop we ask that you refrain from bringing children.
 Thank you for your cooperation
Earth Day ~ 4/22/15
April 21, 2015

In celebration of Earth Day, Wednesday, 4/22/15 - Packanack students, dressed in Packanack spiritwear, will walk to school and gather on the blacktop to start our day with morning announcements. 

 
'Make it at your Library'
February 6, 2015

Click here to read all about it.  
Join Mrs. Mason, Packanack's Media Specialist as she promotes thinking/learning in:
  • Math
  • Architecture
  • Krafts and
  • Engineering
Need a permission slip ?  click here
Teacher of the Year Nomination
December 11, 2014
Do you know a Classroom Teacher  (Pre K through Gr 12) and/or an Educational Services Professional that you would like to nominate for the New Jersey Department of Education's 2014-2015 Governor's Educator of the Year Program?  Kindly click here to review the criteria and complete the nomination form.  It will need to be returned to Mr. Rogalin in a sealed envelope by noon Friday, 12/12/14. Administrators, staff members, parents and community members are encouraged to participate but participation is completely optional.
Wrap Up Program - CANCELLED for 11/26/14
November 25, 2014

Due to the inclement weather predictions the Wrap Up Program for Wednesday, 11/26/14  is canceled. Please click here to access the letter emailed to all parents from the Extended Day Program. 
5th Grade Encampment Info
October 19, 2015

All information pertaining to the 5th Grade Fairview Lakes Encampment can be found as follows:
 
Click here to go directly to all Camp forms 
Kindly keep the informational forms handy for reference and
return the others to your child's teacher by Monday, 11/2/15.
A $60.00 fee will offset the cost of the trip & must be paid via Community Pass.


GARDEN CLUB
October 13, 2015

Under the supervision of Mrs. Potosnak and Mrs. Wagner .......
The October Garden Club will take place 
on Friday, 10/16/15 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm ~ weather permitting
We will......
  • Prep the garden for the winter
  • Take apart the trellises, cages and other support systems
  • Gather and wrap everything for storage
  • Review supplies and organize the garden bins
All are Welcome !!!!
 
Kindergarten Orientation
April 1, 2017
Orientation for our 2017-2018 Kindergarteners (and their parents)
will be held on June 1, 2017 at 9:30am.
Invitations will be mailed ~ please mark your calendars to remember the date.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
If you have not registered your child or confirmed your residency
please contact the Main Office at 973.633.3170 to set up an appointment


Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 22, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences (Grades K-5) will be held on Monday, 11/3/14 & Wednesday, 11/5/14.  Your child's teacher can confirm your meeting time.  These conference days are also MINIMAL DAYS FOR STUDENTS (1:15 PM DISMISSAL). 
NOTE.... PreK will not be holding conferences and
will therefore follow a regular days schedule.
Jump Rope for Heart
January 25, 2017
Packanack Has Heart Day !!!
 Students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart
by wearing red on Tuesday, 2.14.17
Donations envelopes are due 2.24.17
Click here for the informational flyer sent home via your child's backpacks

Magazine Drive
September 15, 2014

The Magazine Sale will continue through October 15th. Please support the PTO's biggest fundraiser of the school year.  Additional order forms are available in the Main Office.
 
RESPECT Week - 10/7 ~ 10/11
October 2, 2014

Respect Week Activities October 6th -10th:
► Lessons on respect and kindness towards self, others, and community by Mrs. Larissa Potosnak, School Counselor
► Daily respect advice
► Monday,10/6 - "The choice for me is to be respectful" -wear blue
► Tuesday,10/7 - "Bands of respect" - wear a head/wristband or banded T-shirt
Wednesday,1/8 - "Let respect sneak into your speech" -   
       wear sneakers & Walk to School (CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST)
► Thursday,10/9 - "Elect to be respectful" - wear Red, White and/or Blue
► Friday, 10/10 - "Living with respect is no sweat" - wear sweatpants and/or sweatshirts
Kids Stuff Books
September 25, 2014

The deadline for purchasing 'Kids Stuff Books' (from the PTO) HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL Friday, 10/3/14. The cost is $25.00 ~ Don't be left out in getting some great savings from local venues.  

 
Ice Cream Social
June 21, 2017
The PTO sponsored Ice Cream Social (for the 2017-18 School Year)
will be held on Tue
sday, 9/5/17 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  (Raindate - Wednesday, 9/6/17).
Let's kick start the 2017-2018 school year by joining Mr. Rogalin, your friends, classmates and teachers on the blacktop near the playground. Many thanks to the PTO for their generosity.

Mrs. Bongiovanni (School Nurse) will be available in the Health Office during the Ice Cream Social to review healthcare plans, drop off medications/forms and answer any questions.  Also any meds that were not picked up from last school year will also be available that evening.

Principal Chat
September 25, 2014

Join Mr. Rogalin, Packanack's Principal, for a 'Principal Chat' on Wednesday, 10/1/14 at 6:30 in the Media Center. A 'During School Hours Chat' has been added for Friday, 10/3/14 at 12:00 noon. The topic will be the 'Performance Report'.

 
First Day of School ~ Thursday, 9/7/17
August 22, 2017
⇒ Kindergarten students will meet their teacher at Door 5
⇒ Grades 1 thru 5 gather on the blacktop area of the playground at 8:35 am
⇒ Teachers will meet their students at 8:45 am
⇒ Look for Mrs. Bongiovanni, our School Nurse to drop off meds
       ⇒ Inclement weather? ~ Please refer to the Opening Day Letter
 


5TH Grade Day....
May 30, 2017
5th Grade Pool Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, 6/13/17.
The permission slip (sent home 5/30 and available by clicking here)
containing the rules and regulations for this event
(to be signed by both a Parent and the Student) must be returned no later than Monday, 6/5.

 
 

School Closed
October 15, 2017

REMINDER......  All Wayne Elementary Schools will follow the (November) schedule below for Minimal Days & School Closings:
  • Monday, 11/6 & Wednesday, 11/8 - 1:15 dismissal (Parent Conferences)
  • Tuesday, 11/7  (Staff Inservice / Students Off)
  • Thursday, 11/9 & Friday, 11/10  - Teachers Convention (Staff & Students off)
  • ​Wednesday, 11/23 - 1:15 K-5 dismissal / 12:30 PreK dismissal ~  Start of Thanksgiving Holiday - School reopens on Monday 11/27


Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving Strategies
June 15, 2015
Join the School Counselors in a Parent Workshop on:
  • Wednesday, 6/17 (9:30 am) at Randall Carter
  • Wednesday, 6/17 (2:00 pm) at Fallon   OR
  • Thursday, 6/18 (2:00 pm) at Pines Lake
Click here to view the flyer.  An RSVP is needed to your child's School Counselor.
 
NJASK Testing
April 29, 2014
NJASK makeup testing is wrapping up this week.  Please be sure your child(ren) report to school on time, are well rested and have had a healthy breakfast.  The reminaing testing dates are as follows:

                     ♦   5/19 - 5/23 ~ Grade 3 & 4 makeups


Band Sign Up (SY 2017-18)
May 22, 2017

Attention Current 3rd Grade Students/Parents....
Please click here to sign your child up for 4th grade band for the 2017-2018 school year

 

Field Day 2016 T-Shirts
April 11, 2016
LAST CHANCE - ABSOLUTE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, 4.25.16 - no exceptions
​Packanack's Annual Field Day will happen on Friday, 5.20.16 - additional info to follow.
Now is the time to order your T-Shirt.
Order forms have arrived home via your child's backpack
but you can also access the form by clicking here.
Orders and payments MUST be sent to the Main Office in an envelope clearly marked .....
"Main Office / RE: Field Day T-Shirt" 
Author Visit
March 24, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of the Packanack PTO our annual Author visit will feature Mr. Kevin Kammeraad on Friday, April 1, 2016 
 

Close of the 2016-2017 School Year
June 8, 2017

Just a  few of reminders :
The District calendar indicates that the last 2 days of school (June 21st & June 22nd) are minimal days. Dismissal is at 1:15 pm ~ lunch will be served.

Please review the messages below from our school nurse Mrs. Bongiovanni:
  • ​ For picking up meds before the last day of school (click here)
  • Children transitioning from PreK to Kdgn for September, 2017 (click here)
Click on the 'Quicklinks' tab (the upper left hand side of the website) and select the 'Summer Reading' link. There you will find the summer reading requirements and reading log.  The completed reading log should be turned in to your child's teacher on the first day of school. 
 
We wish the Packanack Community a Wonderful and Safe Summer !!!!
Camp Invention
April 20, 2017
Camp Invention will take place this summer...
  • July 10 - 14, 2017
  • 8:15 am until 2:45 pm
  • Lafayette School (100 Laauwe Ave)
For more information and registration info click here. Flyers can also be found in the Main Office.


H.E.R.O. Week April 21 through 25
April 17, 2014
Helping Everyone Respect Others Week is 4/21/14 - 4/25/14:
  • 4/22 ~ Mix It Up Day (wear mismatched clothes)
  • 4/23 ~ Everyone Counts (wear a jersey/shirt with a number on it)
  • 4/24 ~ Unity Day (wear the color of your grade) &  'Poem in Your Pocket Day'
  • 4/25 ~ Earth Day/Walk to School Day

                                    ♦ PreK/Kdgn ~ Purple
                                    ♦ Grade 1     ~ Blue
                                    ♦ Grade 2     ~ Green
                                    ♦ Grade 3     ~ Yellow
                                    ♦ Grade 4     ~ Orange
                                    ♦ Grade 5     ~ Red




'Poem in Your Pocket Day'
April 20, 2015

Packanack will celebrate 'Poem in Your Pocket Day' on Friday, 4/24/15.
Each student will have 2 copies of their 'class poem' ~ 1 for themself and 1 to read to another student/adult during the day. When done the student will present that person a keepsake copy of the poem.


 
Supply Lists - SY 2017-2018
July 14, 2017
  • Kindergarten    ~  (click here)
  • Grade 1             ~  (click here)                                 
  • Grade 2             ~  (click here)                             
  • Grade 3             ~  (click here)                  
  • Grade 4             ~  (click here)
  • ​Grade 5G          ~  (click here)
  • Grade 5H          ~  (click here)
  • Grade 5M          ~  (click here)​ 


GWMS Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders
May 28, 2015

Orientation for 5th graders entering GWMS in September, 2015 will happen as follows:
  • Parents - Thursday, 5/28/15 at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium
  • Students - Monday, 6/8/15 - leaving Packanack at 9:15 am returning 10:45 am (*)
 
(*) Note:  Students must return the permission slip to travel to GW on 6/8 for the visit.
Click here for a spare copy.
 
Summer Reading Lists & Logs
May 24, 2017
Just a reminder..... The Summer Reading Lists and Reading logs can be found under the 'QUICKLINKS' tab (located at the top left of Packanack's web page and/or the District's web page).  The Reading log should be returned to your child's teacher by 9/15/17.

 

Choral Concerts
February 1, 2016
Upcoming Choral Concert for Parent
Please click on the grade level below to view information about Ms. Murray's upcoming shows:
Grade 1 -     3.01.16 @ 2:15 PM
Grade 2 -     2.18.16 @ 9:45 AM
Grade 4 -     2.04.16 @ 9:45 AM
Grade 4&5 Chorus - 3.09.16 @ 7:00 PM


Packanack Garden
July 31, 2016
The latest update on Packanack's Garden - now in its 7th year ...
Our garden has just about reached the end of yet another wonderful year of producing an abundant crop.
  In about a week or so the last of the eggplant will be ready for the picking
with a few tomatoes right behind them.
We hope our Packanack family and visitors enjoyed our vegetable garden and until next spring.......

 
(Updated 9/14/16)


Performance Report FAQs
March 18, 2014
Wayne Township Public Schools launched a new Performance Report in 2013-2014.  The Performance Report informs parents and students about progress toward achieving specific learning standards correlated to the Common Core Standards. Click here for the link that provides answers to the 'Frequently Asked Questions' about the Performance Reports.




Lunch Times
March 21, 2017
Lunch times are as follows:
  • 11:35 am - 12:35 PM ~  Grades 4 & 5
  • 12:40 pm -  1:40 PM ~  Grades 1, 2 & 3​

 

Food Allergy Awareness
October 28, 2015

"The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season and Thanksgiving."
(From FARE Website)
 


 
Field Trips
October 2, 2017
Field trip information is sent home via your child's backpack.  The flyer can also be viewed by clicking on the appropriate grade below.  Information will be posted as trips are booked.


A Message from Mayor Vergano....
November 11, 2014

Please click here to read a letter from Mayor Vergano to the Staff and Students of Packanack School.
Middle School Windows Art Program
January 23, 2015

Information on the Middle School Windows Art Program can be found on Packanack's website - just:
  • click on 'School Communications' (left navigation bar)
  • slide over to 'Notices & Documents' 
  • then down to the 'Windows Art' 
Demystifying H.I.B.
November 25, 2013
Join Mrs. Reszka, School Counselor, on Decmber 12, 2013 for a Parent Workshop on "Demystifying H.I.B."  Kindly fill out this form and return it to Mrs. Reszka by 12/9/13.
PTO Directory / Make your Home a Safe Home
November 19, 2013
Due to many Parents/Guardians not being able to access the previous request - once again we are asking you fill out your information if you choose to be included in the PTO Directory. Please open this document, (included is the 'Safe Homes Pledge') complete and return them to your child's teacher by Friday, 11/22/13.  If this information was provided previoulsy you will need to resubmit it again.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Staying Healthy
February 7, 2017
 
Unfortunately, this is the time of year when many illnesses are spread. So please remember....
 
~ Students are to be out at least 24 hours for
strep throat, pink eye, or any other bacterial infection
 (24 hours from when the student starts antibiotics)
 
~ For fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, etc., students
can return to school when symptom-free for 24 hours

 
Please help us prevent the spread of these illnesses by adhering to these timelines.
Click here for a copy of the guidelines letter send home via your child's backpack.


From the PTO ~ Mark Your Calendars
October 12, 2014

12/1-4 - Giving Tree

 
Teachers of the Year
December 19, 2014

 
I am pleased to announce PACKANACK’S EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR.....

TEACHER 
Mrs. Michelle Hoover (First Grade Teacher) 

                         EDUCATION SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
                       Mrs. Sue Adamo (Reading Specialist)


4th Annual Reality Tour
October 16, 2013
Please join the Wayne Alliance for the 4th Annual Reality Tour tonight (10/16/13) in Wayne Valley's Auditorium at 7:30pm.     Click here for more information.
Report Card Access
June 25, 2015

Having trouble accessing report cards?
 Forgot passwords?

email..... parentportal@wayneschools.com
A response will be returned
 
Messages from the Mrs. Bongiovanni, School Nurse:
September 21, 2017

⇒ Emergency Card ~ click here to access the Emergency Card.  Please complete this form when any changes/updates are needed & send it in to Mrs. Bongiovanni with your child.
 
⇒ Dismissal Form ~ click here should you need to update your child's dismissal information.  Please complete the form then forward to the teacher.

⇒ Absence/Tardy Calls ~ All calls for absences and tardies should be left on the Attendance line.  Requests for homework should not be left here and will be filled by the teacher according to 'Request for Homework'  form filled out at the start of the school year.

⇒ Missed calls from the school ~  If you have a missed call from the school kindly check for a message before calling the school back.  This will narrow down who called and for what reason.


Changes in pick up ~ Please email the teacher, Abongiovanni (nurse) and Phassert (school secretary) BY NOON. This will ensure the message is given to your child prior to dismissal. 


Emergency Card ~ Quick Access
September 1, 2015

Keep the information on your Emergency Card up-to-date.
Should any changes occur throughout the school year kindly click here for quick access to the Emergency Card, fill in the blue sections, print and send in the completed copy to your child's teacher soon as possible.
 
PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER
October 20, 2015

Kindly follow the steps below to access Mr. Rogalin's Newsletter.  
On the left navigation bar click....
  • School Communications
  • Packanack Pride Newsletter
​​

NEWS FROM THE MEDIA CENTER ~ Author Visit
June 1, 2014
Parents & Students: Regretfully, our author visit of last week was postponed.  Mrs. Mason and the Library Committee are working very hard to reschedule this much loved event before the end of the school year.  We are holding on to all the books that have been purchased for Herman Parish's visit so they can be autographed when we reschedule. Everyone will be notified of the new date as soon as that information is available.
Thank you for your patience.



Parent Meeting for 5th Grade Encampment
October 1, 2013
PLEASE NOTE MEETING TIME IS 7:00 PM NOT 6:30 PM AS STATED IN THE FLYER....
All 5th Grade Parents/Guardians are invited to an informative meeting addressing the upcoming 5th Encampment at the Fairview Lake YMCA Environmental Education Center.  The meeting will be held at WVHS Auditorium on October 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  Click here to view the flyer.






PTO Fundraising & Dates to Remember
September 22, 2013
 Please continue to support the Packanack PTO
 in their Fundraisers efforts.
 Click here for those fundraisers currently in progress  (note deadlines)
 ⇒Click here for 'Dates to Remember' 



A Message from the Phys Ed Dept
September 10, 2013
Please click here for an important message
from Mrs. Collins and Mr. DelSordo

Back to School Night
September 11, 2013
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦

Packanack's Back to School Night is
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The schedule for the night will be as follows:
Pre K through Grade 2
              6:45 pm - 7:10 pm ~ Parents will attend a presentation in the Gym
              7:15 pm - 7:40 pm ~ Classroom visitation

Grade 3 through Grade 5
              7:45 pm - 8:10 pm ~ Parents will attend a presentation in the Gym
              8:15 pm - 8:45 pm ~ Classroom visitation

Tuesday's Tech Tips
Please stop by the Library Media Center on Back-to-School Night for a brief overview of tech resources available to your student through the Wayne Board of Education.  Mrs. Mason, the media specialist, will meet with parents of students in PreK - Gr. 2 from 6:15-6:35 p.m. and parents of students in Grades 3 - 5 from 7:15-7:35 p. m. Thank you.

Just a friendly reminder that Back to School is for Parents and Guardians only.
Thank you for your cooperation - Enjoy the evening.


Box Tops for Education
September 22, 2013
 Box Tops for Education will be collected throught the school year.
 Continue to clip, save and send in monthly to your child's teacher.


Parent Booklet for 2014-15 SY Kindergarten
May 19, 2014
Click here for information on Wayne Township Public Schools 2014-2015 SY Kindergarten Program. Contact the Main Office of your home school for registration information.






Back to School Night
August 17, 2017
Mark your calendars.....
Packanack's Back to School Night is scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, 2017.
  • KWRAP        ~ 6:00 PM ....... Meet & Greet the KWRAP Teachers
  • ​Pre K - Gr 2  ~ 6:30 PM ....... Meet in the Gym at the start of the session
  • Gr3 - 5          ~ 7:30 PM ....... Meet in the Gym at the start of the session.
 

A Message from our (New) Asst. Principal, Ms. Myers
August 22, 2014

 Please click here for Ms. Myers' letter



 
Understanding Your Child's Reading Level
October 31, 2016
Your child's independent level informs you of your child's (just right) reading level, a level where your child can read comfortably with fluency and understanding.  Please click here to see the specifics for each level.

Click here for a list of guided reading questions Parents and Guardians can use when reading with their children to help develop them as readers.

Tdap Booster/Meningococcal Vaccine
February 10, 2014
All students born after January 1, 1997 AND 11 years of age upon entering Gr 6 for the 2014-2015 school year are required by the State of NJ to receive a Tdap booster (Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) vaccine as well as one dose of the Meningococcal vaccine. Please click here to download the form and upon completion return it to Mrs. Eck.

 
Parent Chat Sessions, May 8
May 2, 2013
New Jersey is experiencing the biggest change in its approach to the education in our lifetimes. This year the State Department of Education issued new “Report Cards” for each school in the state. The State Report Card reflects a dramatic change in the way we measure school and teacher performance.  Packanack’s report card is available on the Department of Education website.
Parent Chats will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013  at Packanack to walk through the results of Packanack’s report card. Two meetings will be held for anyone interested in an explanation of the State Report Card:

Daytime Meeting - 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm in the Media Room
Evening Meeting - 6:45 pm  to 7:30 pm (right before the PTO meeting) in the Media Room
The sessions promise to be informative. I encourage anyone interested in learning how the State of New Jersey is measuring school performance to attend.
Thank you,
Mr. Rogalin
Principal, Packanack Elementary School
Chicks Hatch at Packanack!
May 2, 2013
Packanack Elementary School is buzzing with excitement today as the newest member of our Packanack community was hatched around 2:30 pm yesterday.. Students and teachers alike gathered in Mrs. Reska’s office to peep through the incubator window while“Magnet” (the students’ name for the new chick) struggled his way out of the shell. It was hard to tell who was more amazed as the children or the adults. Thank you to Erin Jowaisis, founder of “Packanack Science Parents” for gathering the fertilized eggs and incubator so that the children of Packanack can experience the wonder of a new life. A video of the actual hatching is posted on YouTube as “Packanack Chick Flick”.


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