Thursday, January 10, 2013
Wayne Education Association gives Parent Teacher Organization money to help families who need to buy groceries and to help stock its food pantry.
The Wayne Education Association has donated more than $5,200 to the Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organizations to help feed needy families. The association presented dozens of Shop Rite gift cards to Karen Marron, co-president of the council, Wednesday. The council will give the gift cards to needy families. Gift cards are distributed to families through the schools. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Cards will also be used on an as-needed basis to purchase food for the PTO’s food pantry. The PTO operates the food bank out of Wayne Hills High School. “Over the years we’ve always looked for ways to help the township any way we can,” said Sean Spiller, WEA president. “Through our partnership with the PTO we’re always hearing …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Community for Academic Excellence endorses incumbent and a challenger in this year's Board of Education election.
A non-partisan group of educators has endorsed an incumbent and a challenger in this year’s Board of Education election. The Community for Academic Excellence (CAE) has endorsed incumbent Don Montoyne and challenger Michael Bubba. The CAE is a group of current and retired Wayne teachers and educators. The group interviewed all five candidates before selecting Montoyne and Bubba. Eda Ferrante, a social studies teacher at Wayne Valley High School and contact person for the CAE did not respond to e-mail and phone messages seeking comment. Ferrante is also a vice president of the teachers union in town, the Wayne Education Association. The CAE is an entirely separate entity from the union. “It’s not us,” said Sean Spiller, WEA president. “They…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Gift cards, food will be donated to local families.
The Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) is running a food drive to help local families. The PTO is asking residents to donate gift cards from local grocery stores to help residents purchase food and other necessities. Residents can bring gift cards valued between $5 and $25 to kindergarten orientation events at the following elementary schools: Cash will not be accepted, only gift cards. “We just want to help families who need help,” said Janine Del Vecchio, co-president of the council. Gift cards and food from the PTO’s food bank will be donated to families who request the help through their child’s school nurse. Nurses then call one of the food bank chairpersons and the food is delivered to the school. Families may remain…
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
WEA President Sean Spiller: 'We knew we had to do something to help.'
The Wayne Education Association (WEA) and ShopRite have donated $3,000 in ShopRite gift cards to flood victims. WEA President Sean Spiller and ShopRite assistant manager Jose Manroquin presented Mayor Christopher Vergano with the gift cards today at the Shop Rite on Hamburg Turnpike. The WEA donated $1,500 worth of cards and ShopRite matched the gift. “We came back from summer break and all everyone was talking about was the flooding. We knew we had to do something to help. We’ve had a lot of teachers and students whose homes were flooded,” Spiller said. “It’s been heartbreaking to see how flooding has affected the people we see everyday, especially the children.” The gift cards are in $25 and $50 increments. The Wayne Organizations Active…
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
PowerPoint presentation will be given.
The Board of Education will host a presentation July 21 outlining the new agreement between the district and the Wayne Education Association (WEA), the union that represents most of the district’s educational professionals. Officials are still negotiating with the WEA, which represents approximately 1,200 district workers, including teachers. Interim Superintendent Michael Roth said that the board is expected to approve the agreement at the meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the council chamber at the municipal complex. It will be broadcast on cable channel 77 and online on the township Web site. For a meeting agenda, click here.