Thursday, February 21, 2013
Middle and high school websites are also being updated.
The district's elementary school websites have been updated. The sites' redesign comes as part of district officials' effort to improve and streamline communication with parents. The district's homepage was upgraded earlier this year. Students and parents can log into their class websites from their school's homepage. Sites can also be translated into one of eight languages. The district's middle and high school websites will receive similar upgrades. Click on the following links to be taken to a school's new homepage: — 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.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
To prepare for winter storm Nemo, district aftercare, extra-curricular activities, sports cancelled Friday and Saturday.
In anticipation of winter storm Nemo, all Wayne Township Public Schools will operate on an Emergency Early Dismissal schedule, officials announced Thursday. Lunch will be provided at all schools. All aftercare, extra curricular activities, sports, and facilities use permits throughout the district will be cancelled through Saturday. Officials posted a notification on the school district website Thursday night. The district will inform residents by 5 a.m. if school is cancelled on Friday or not. For more information about emergency school closings, click here. — 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 …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Limited space available in the district's three- and five-day programs.
An orientation for parents interested in registering their child for preschool will be held at Packanack Elementary School will be held Feb. 13. Limited space is available for the district’s three- and five-day programs, both the morning and afternoon sessions. Parents are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible. To make an appointment, call 973-633-3170, ext. 295. For additional information, call the school district’s department of special services at 973-317-2158. — 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.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New service available beginning Feb. 4.
Starting next month, parents can register their children for kindergarten online. Beginning Feb. 4, parents of children beginning kindergarten in September can complete a kindergarten registration form online. They may also provide relevant health information and learn more about programs like Safety Town. Parents need the followng documents when registering their children for school: Parents with questions about the process should contact Diane Pandolfi, the district's director of elementary education, at 973-317-2188 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. — 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…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Group is designed to help siblings of special needs students.
A new support group for siblings of special needs students will meet for the first time this week. The group is designed for children in third thorugh eighth grade. It is set up so children can freely express what they are a feelings and experiencing in a group setting. The group will hold its first meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Giggles and Grow Preschool. Jamie LaRusso, a licensed professional counselor and mother of three children, including one with special needs, will facilitate the meetings. The group is a collaborative effort between the Wayne Public School District and the Wayne Council of Parent Teacher Organization's Special Parents Association. Parents need to sign permission slips and return them to the Office of Student …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Group is designed so children have a safe, comfortable setting where they can express their feelings.
Kerri O’Rourke knows how difficult it can be for the siblings of children with special needs. “People don’t understand it. Your friends don’t understand it,” O’Rourke said. “You may have the strongest group of friends but you’re best friend won’t understand what you’re going through.” O’Rourke, the Special Parents Association, and the district have teamed up to help siblings of children with special needs. They have created a new support group for these children. The group is designed so these children can express what they are feeling and experiencing in a comfortable, safe environment. “Children who are struggling with this kind of conflict need to know what words to use and how to properly express what they are feeling,” said Mary Rose…
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Here are some of the stories you may find on Wayne Patch this week.
The Wayne Public School District is trying to educate parents and students about how it is combatting bullying and a former professional hockey player will give a talk about the dangers of concussions. Those are just a few of the things we're working on this week here at Wayne Patch. — 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.
Special Parent Association, school district team up to help elementary- and middle school-aged students.
A new support program designed to help siblings of special needs students will meet for the first time later this month. The Wayne Special Parents Association and the school district's Department of Student Support Services created the program. The free program will be for siblings of students with disabilities in grades three through eight. A psychotherapist will facilitate the meetings. The program will be held at the Giggles and Grow Preschool, 99 Parish Drive. The first session is scheduled for Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Parents need to sign permission slips and return them to the Office of Student Support Services at the district's headquarters on Nellis Drive. (A permission slip has been attached to this article.) For more information …
Friday, November 2, 2012
School may be in session on Election Day and next Thursday and Friday.
School district officials are examining contingency plans to have school on Election Day and what were supposed to be days off next Thursday and Friday in an attempt to make up for lost class time as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Superintendent Ray Gonzalez cancelled school for Friday; it is the fifth consecutive day school has not been in session in Wayne. Four days for cancelling school due to inclement weather have already been built into the calendar. Any cancelled days beyond that, including Friday, would be moved from the district’s weeklong spring break in April. Power has not been restored to several schools, including Wayne Hills and several elementary schools. Gonzalez said Thursday morning that Wayne Valley had power and that the…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Several schools are without power.
Wayne Public Schools will be closed on Thursday due to inclement weather, Superintendent Ray Gonzalez announced Wednesday afternoon. No decision on whether or not school will be in session Friday yet. Several Wayne schools do not have power. School was cancelled Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. — 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.