Thursday, April 25, 2013
Luca Yannuzzi is one of 30 finalists in the state to be recognized for his artwork.
Luca Yannuzzi, a fourth grader attending John F. Kennedy Elementary School, has been named one of the 30 statewide finalists in a statewide design a folder contest. More than 8,000 New Jersey students participated in the fourteenth annual Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon New Jersey Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest. Students had to create a folder featuring a message on how to prevent substance abuse. The theme was Fun Things to do Instead of Doing Drugs. Yannuzzi was honored for his design at a ceremony at the Newark Museum recently. “These young students from around the state are setting tremendous examples for others to follow,” said Angelo Valente, executive director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey. “…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Air Force sergeant create valentines for veterans.
Students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School created valentines for veterans last week and gave them to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Air Force Sergeant Jim Vigilante, NorthJersey.com reported. The valentines will be delivered to the Lyons and East Orange Veterans Administration Medical Centers.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Parents can find out about the Wayne Public School District's morning and afternoon programs.
An orientation for parents of preschool-aged children will be held at John F. Kennedy Elementary School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Parents can find out more information about registering their children for preschool at the event. Preschool registration opens on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Packanack Elementary School. Limited space is available for the district’s three- and five-day programs. Parents are encouraged to register early. Call 973-633-3170, ext. 295 to make an appointment to register. Call the district’s Department of Special Services at 973-317-2158 for more information. — 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, …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Elementary schoolers give up their recess time to create crafts to raise money for Superstorm Sandy victims.
A group of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students at John F. Kennedy Elementary School is doing their part to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The students are participating in Shells for New Jersey Shores, a fundraising campaign designed to help victims of the storm that widespread devastation in down South Jersey. Some have selflessly given up their recess time to complete the work. Suzanne Tiedemann, an art teacher from South Brunswick, founded the program. “It’s a great opportunity for them to take action on and to use their talents to help a good cause,” said Mary Kopacz, art teacher at JFK. Students have already created magnets, jewelry, bookmarks, and other items out of clay and seashells. The crafts will be sold at a special one-night …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Albert Westpfal, a fourth-grader at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, created a yarn pen for his TREPS Marketplace project.
Most young students would be happy just to receive a good grade for a project. Albert Westpfal isn’t like most kids. Westpfal, a fourth grade student at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, created what he calls a yarn pen for his TREPS Workshop project. TREPS is an annual event held at the elementary schools designed to teach students about entrepreneurship. Students have to create a new product, or modify an existing one, and sell it at a marketplace. Westpfal designed the product to teach visually impaired children how to recognize and better identify shapes, letters, and words. Westpfal got the idea from Make magazine. A small spool of yarn made from a paper clip and plastic cup is attached to the top of a hollowed out pen. Children use …