Monday, May 13, 2013
Youngsters watch caterpillars spin cocoons and transform into butterflies.
Students at Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School recently released butterflies into the wild. Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students watched the insects turn start out as caterpillars, encase themselves in cocoons, and emerge as butterflies.
Monday, April 22, 2013
A.P. Terhune students learn about sustainability, taking care of the planet.
The students and staff and A.P. Terhune Elementary School celebrated Earth Day on Friday. Students in each grade participated in “green activities”: they made compost, planted flowers and sunflower seeds, cleaned the school grounds, and made bird feeders. They also made terrariums, small self-contained gardens that help illustrate how ecosystems work. “We want to awaken our students’ awareness regarding the protection and further development of a ‘going green’ attitude for our planet,” said Principal Marion McGrath. “The day’s focus reinforces our school district’s program where the primary goal is to immerse our children in environmental education.” — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard atDaniel.Hubbard@patch.com or…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
National program teaches kids how to say 'no' to using drugs and alcohol.
Fifth graders at A.P. Terhune Elementary School graduated from the school's D.A.R.E. program March 22. Students shared their winning essays and posters they created for the program at the ceremony. The D.A.R.E. program is a national initiative designed to teach children to resist taking drugs and drinking alcohol. Mrs. Pyper and Mrs. Esheliah were the school’s D.A.R.E. coordinators. Officer Scott Rappaport ran the program. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Wendy Pfeffer has written several children's books.
Author Wendy Pfeffer visited Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School recently. Pfeffer is a non-fiction writer and the author of such books as “From Tadpole to Frog,” “Wiggling Worms at Work,” and “From Seed to Pumpkin.”
Friday, February 15, 2013
Kids at A.P. Terhune Elementary School students enjoyed some ice cream courtesy of the school's Parent Teacher Organization.
Students at Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School enjoyed a special ice cream snack, with all the toppings of course, on Valentine's Day. The school's Parent Teacher Organization sponsored the event.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Lydia Yang, who attends A.P. Terhune Elementary School, wins first place in annual contest.
Artwork that three Wayne students created has been included on the 2013 Passaic County Calendar. Students from elementary schools throughout the county submited artwork of important or historically significant places or images in the county in the hopes of having it included in the calendar. The county announced the 12 winners and runners up a few days ago. Lydia Yang received first place in the annual contest. Yang attends Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School. "The creativity of these young artists is inspiring," county Clerk Kristin Corrado said in a statement. Yang, and the second and third place winners, received gift certificates to Barnes & Noble. Each of the 12 winners received a medal, T-shirt, and certificate of merit. The …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Peace Out Day was a district-wide event held earlier this week.
Several students from Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School participated in a Peace Out Assembly Tuesday. Peace Out Day was a district-wide event designed to reinforce to students the importance of respecting themselves and each other.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Parent Teacher Organization holds annual Trunk or Treat event.
The Parent Teacher Organization at A.P. Terhune Elementary School held its annual Trunk or Treat event last week. Kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes, carved pumpkins, and ate cotton candy at the event. Originally scheduled to take place outside, the event was moved indoors due to inclement weather. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Hundreds of runners and walkers participate in annual charity event.
The 12th annual Brian's Run took place Sunday morning at A.P. Terhune Elementary School . The run is named for Brian Kwiat, a Wayne Valley High School alumnus who lost his battle with Severe Aplastic Anemea in 2001 when he was 18. The event raises awareness and money for Tomorrow's Children's Fund (TCF) at Hackensack University Medical Center. The TCF is a non-profit that provides state-of-the-art medical care to pediatric cancer patients. It helps fund research initiatives in an effort to find a cure for many kinds of childhood cancers and blood disorders. Hundreds people attended the event.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Jackie Cohen's 5-kilometer run raised money for Passaic County Special Olympics team. Cohen created community service project for her Girl Scout Gold Award.
Dozens of people donated money to the Special Olympics by particiipating in a 5-kilometer run Sunday. Jackie Cohen organized, publicized, and ran the event as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award community service project. Cohen will give the funds raised by registration fees to purchase equipment and uniforms for the Passaic County Special Olympics team. Cohen said the idea for the event came to her out of her work with special needs kids at Wayne Hills High School. “I enjoy spending time with them. They’re such great people,” Cohen previously said. “There needs to be more information out there about the Special Olympics. I didn’t even know much about it until I started my research for this project.” It is unknown how much money was donated…