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Announcement Archive

 
District Announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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>>
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
 
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.
School Announcements
3rd Grade Band Sign Up for 2017-2018 School Year
May 21, 2017
If any 3rd Grade student in interested in joining band for the 2017-18 school year, please click here for the enrollment form and more information.
Spring Activities
May 18, 2017
To view a slideshow from our some of our sensational Spring Activities, including our author visit by Patricia Polacco and Field Day on, the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows -Spring Activities 2017. 
6th Grade Orientation for Grade 5
May 2, 2017
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, our 5th-grade students will travel to Anthony Wayne Middle School for an orientation. Please click here more information on this important event.
2nd Grade Wax Museum Slideshow
April 13, 2017
To view a slideshow from our sensational 2nd Grade Wax Museum presentation, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows -2nd Grade Wax Museum 2017.
S.T.E.A.M. Night Slideshow
April 5, 2017
To view a slideshow from our amazing S.T.E.A.M. Night, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows -S.T.E.A.M. Night 2017.
Annie Slideshow
April 4, 2017
To view a slideshow from our spectacular Annie Production, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows -Annie.
Spring Club Calendar
April 3, 2017
Our spring clubs sessions begin the week of April 3, 2017. Please click here for the full calendar.
Annie DVD
April 3, 2017
Annie DVD's are available for purchase. Please click here for more information and the order form.
STEM Night
March 9, 2017
Sponsored by the Elementary Library Media Specialists, students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to participate in a special evening of engineering! Selected via a lottery system, students, accompanied by an adult, will attend the event the evening of Friday, March 24, 2017. Please click here for more important details.
Annie Is Almost Here!
March 17, 2017
Our fabulous show Annie is Thursday, March 30, 2016 and Friday, March 31, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
Tickets for both nights are still available. Please click here to purchase tickets for Thursday nights performance. Please click here for tickets to Friday night performance. Don't miss out on the best show in town!!
6th Grade Electives
March 8, 2017
A representative from our Middle Schools will be visiting all 5th grade students on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to discuss elective choices for 6th grade. Please click here for the form and important information regarding the electives. All forms must be returned to your child's teacher by Friday, March 24, 2017.

Please click here for important information on the Windows Art Program.
Coffee with the Superintendent
February 21, 2017
Please join us for a parent meeting with the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Toback, at John F. Kennedy Elementary School on Tuesday, March 7th from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  Dr. Toback will discuss technology, give a district overview, and conduct a question and answer session.  All JFK parents are welcome to attend.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served. If you plan on attending, please RSVP via email by the end of this week. Thank you and hope to see some of you then. 
Bulldog Gazette - New Edition
February 28, 2017
Please click here to view the newest edition of The Bulldog Gazette. Great job student ambassadors!!
Sleepy Time Book Donations
February 24, 2017
In celebration of our 20th year of celebrating Read Across America with Sleepy Time Story Hour, we are sponsoring a book donation drive. Please click here to view a list of our preferred author's books that we would welcome in hardcover (if possible). A book donation plate will be placed in the book with your name and special message. Thank you for your continued support of our Library Media Center!
Sleepy Time Story Hour
February 21, 2017
Our 20th Anniversary Edition of Sleepy Time Story Hour begins with Kindergarten on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Second grades are Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:15 and First grades on Thursday, March 9, 2017 ​6:30 to 8:15. All students MUST have a signed permission slip to attend. Please click here for detailed information.
Trep$ Marketplace
February 21, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017 is our Trep$ Marketplace. Please come out to support our hard-working entrepreneurs!
The market is open from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Read Across America
February 21, 2017
We will once again celebrate Dr. Seuss during Read Across America Week, February 27, 2017 to March 3, 2017. Please click here for more information about this fun even!
Used Book Sale
February 21, 2017
Our fantastic used book sale will be held in school  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to Friday, March 10, 2017. There will be lots of awesome books to choose from at great prices!
Family Fun Night
January 17, 2017
Friday, January 20, 2017 is the PTO Family Fun Night. Come join our school community for a fun-filled, family evening! Click here for more information.
JFK's Got Talent!
January 17, 2017
It's time for the amazing stars of JFK to show their skills and talents. Our outstanding PTO Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Wayne Hills High School Auditorium (Raindate: Wednesday, February 8, 2017). Please click here for important information and the participation form.
No Name-Calling Week
January 12, 2017
From January 17 - 20, 2017, John F. Kennedy will participate in the No Name-Calling Week initiative. No Name-Calling Week is a national program that provides schools, students and educators with the tools and inspiration to challenge name-calling in their communities. Please click here for important information regarding the activities for this week.
Winter Club Calendar
January 6, 2017
Our winter clubs sessions begin the week of January 9, 2017. Please click here for the full calendar.
Important Reminders
January 3, 2017

Please note some important procedures in place at JFK:

  • Early Dismissal - Please do not pick your children up early between 3:00 p.m. and dismissal.  It is very disruptive to both the main office as well as instruction in the classroom.
  • Absences - If your child will be absent, you need to call him/her out of school.  You can leave a message 24 hours a day at 973-633-3160 ext.70  You could also send an email to the school nurse at kperagallo@wayneschools.com  
  • Lunch Drop Off - Please make every effort to send your child to school with their lunch.  It becomes disruptive to instruction in the classroom and in the main office when multiple lunches are dropped off on a daily basis.  
  • Cold Weather - As the weather begins to get colder, please ensure that students are coming to school daily with coats, hats, scarves, and gloves.  We generally will go outside for recess if the temperature (taking wind chill into account) is 32 degrees or above.

 

Trep$
January 3, 2017
Our wonderful TREP$ program started January 3, 2016. If your child is enrolled, please make sure they are prepared with all necessary forms and documents to successfully participate in the program. Please check the school calendar for the dates of each session. If you have any questions, please contact Hilary Caruso at hcaruso@wayneschools.com .
Bulldog Gazette - Edition 2
December 23, 2016
Please click here for our 2nd edition of the wonderful Bulldog Gazette. Great job Gazette Team!
Winter Activities Slideshow
December 23, 2016
To view a slideshow from our super fun winter activities, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Winter Fun 2016.
Kindness Rocks Project Slideshow
December 22, 2016
To view a slideshow from our wonderful Kindness Rocks Project event, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Kindness Rocks Project 2016.
Holiday Concert Slide Show
December 9, 2016
To view a slideshow from our spectacular Holiday Concert, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Holiday Concert 2016.
Turkey Trot 2016
November 29, 2016
To view a slideshow from our amazing Turkey Trot, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Turkey Trot 2016.

Our generous JFK community raised $1,065.00 to benefit families during the holiday season. Thank you everyone!

 
4th Grade Veteran's Day Celebration
November 17, 2016
To view a slideshow from the 4th Grade Veteran's Day Celebration, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - 4th Grade Veteran's Day Celebration.
 
Bulldog Gazette First Publication
November 1, 2016
JFK's Student Ambassadors are proud to announce the publication of the first school newspaper: The Bulldog Gazette! 5th grader Kara Langbaum's amazing idea came to life this week with contributions from all the wonderful ambassadors. Please click here to read all the news from JFK! 
Halloween Slideshow
November 3, 2016
To view a slideshow from our Halloween festivities, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Halloween 2016.
 
 
2016 Turkey Trot
November 2, 2016
Our annual awesome Turkey Trot is on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. This wonderful event enables us to purchase food gift card for families in our community. Starting November 1, 2016 through November 14, 2016, children are asked to donate $1.00 to participate in the Trot. Please have your child send in the $1.00 to their teacher by November 14, 2016.
We also welcome donations of gift cards from local supermarkets in any amount. All gift cards should be sent in to Mrs. Peragallo, School Nurse, by November 14, 2016.
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.
 
Fairview Lakes 2016 Forms and Notices
October 19, 2016
All forms and documents for our Fairview Lakes 5th Grade trip are available now. Please click here for the registration form. Click here for all other important notices and documents.
Scholastic Book Fair
October 19, 2016
Our amazing Scholastic Book Fair is finally here! This wonderful event starts Thursday, October 20, 2016 and runs through Monday, October 24, 2016. Please click here for detailed information. You can also click here for online ordering.
Halloween Information
October 11, 2016
Halloween is coming! Let the fun begin!
Please click here for important information regarding this event.
Peace Out Day
October 14, 2016
October is Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, John F. Kennedy will participate in the district-wide event of "Peace Out Day". Please click here for more information.
Reminders
October 27, 2016
Please note these important dates:

Monday, November 7, 2016: Minimal Day ~ Students dismissed at 1:15 for Parent Conferences
Tuesday, November 8, 2016: No school ~ Election Day
Wednesday, November 9, 2016: Minimal Day ~ Students dismissed at 1:15 for Parent Conferences
Thursday, November 10, 2016 and Friday, November 11, 2016: No School ~ NJEA Teacher Convention
Wednesday, November 23, 2016: ​Minimal Day ~ Students dismissed at 1:15 for Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Friday, November 25, 2016: No School ~ Thanksgiving Recess
 
Fall Club Calendar
October 5, 2016
Our Bulldog Fall Clubs are getting off to an awesome start! Please click here to see the schedule and dates of all clubs being held this fall.
Reminder
September 28, 2016
School will be closed Monday, October 3, 2016 and Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in observance of Rosh Hashanah. School will be closed Monday, October 10, 2016 in observance of Columbus Day. School will be closed Wednesday, October 12, 2016 in observance of Yom Kippur
Fairview Lakes Parent Meeting
September 29, 2016
A 5th grade parent Fairview Lake meeting will be held on October 17, 2016 at Wayne Valley High School at 6:00pm.  All parents are encouraged to attend this very important meeting.  Students will be attending the Fairview Lake trip on November 15-16, 2016.
PTO Movie Night
September 16, 2016
Please come join in on our fun movie night.  Friday, September 23, 2016 "Zootopia" will be showing on our big screen on the blacktop. There will be pizza and other concessions available beginning at 6:30 pm at an additional cost. Movie show time is 7:30.  Come watch the movie with your friends and family!
Event Cost: $5 per person (including adults) in advance…children 2 and under are free. $6 per person at the door. Everyone is welcome!!! All children must have adult supervision. 
Back to School
September 8, 2016
Our Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Please click here for important information regarding this event.
Student Photo Day
September 8, 2016
JFK PTO student photo day is Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Lifetouch will be here all day taking our students photos.
Respect Week
September 22, 2016
The Week of Respect will be celebrated throughout New Jersey the first full week in October. This year, the elementary schools are celebrating with the "Start with Hello" theme. Please click here for more information. 
New School Year Slide Show
September 8, 2016
To view a slideshow from our new school year's Ice Cream Social and First Day of School, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - 2016 New School Year.
Physical Education Information
September 8, 2016
Please click here for an important letter from Mrs. Correia regarding the physical education program.
Class Assignment Letters
August 11, 2016
Class Assignment letters will be mailed on the following dates:
     Kindergarten: Friday, August 12, 2016
     Grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
School Forms
August 11, 2016
Please click here to access our dismissal form. Please note: Three (3) copies of this form must be filled out and returned to school.
The Back to School/Enrollment Forms are now updated. They are located on the left side of the webpage and are now under Parents; Parent Information & Forms.  
Please download, print, and complete Forms #1-5 and return to school with your child on the                                       first day

 
Ice Cream Social
August 11, 2016
The PTO Ice Cream Social for all JFK students will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 6:00-7:30 pm on the blacktop in the rear of the building.
First Day of School
August 11, 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, is the first day of school.  Students may begin lining up on the side of the building at 8:35 am.  Please click here to see a map of where your child(ren) will be lining up.
Reminder **MINIMAL DAYS**
June 21, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and Thursday, June 23, 2016 are minimal days. Students will be dismissed at 1:15 pm.
3rd Grade Band Sign Up
May 13, 2016
If any 3rd grade student is interested in joining the band for next year, please click here for the enrollment form and more information.
School Song Contest Winners
May 12, 2016
This March, to celebrate “Music In our Schools Month”,  twenty-eight of our students participated in the “JFK School Song” Contest.  The students learned that like poetry, creating lyrics involves rhyme schemes and meter. The boys and girls from Grades 3, 4, and 5 worked alone and in groups  with  guidance from Vocal/General Music teacher Mrs. Douthat to craft  lyrics that showed their pride and love for JFK School. Ms. Meyers, Mr. Cano,  Mrs. Lintes, and Ms. Rossi  had a tough time deciding which of the 16 entries were the best--  all of the students who participated did a great job! The entry created by Andrea Fitzgerald and Leah Kleinstein won first place— the whole school will be singing their lyrics for years to come! Congratulations!
Grade 6 Orientation
April 26, 2016
On Thursday, May 26, 2016, the 5th grade class will be visiting Anthony Wayne Middle School for orientation. Please click here for more information.
Light It Up Blue
April 25, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016, JFK will be "Lighting It Up Blue" in recognition of Autism Awareness Month. Please wear something blue to school!
Relay for Life 2016
April 25, 2016
This year's Relay for Life event will take place at JFK on Friday, June 17, 2016 in the morning. Get your neon clothes and sunglasses ready because this year's theme is "Our Future's So Bright!". We will be fundraising in school throughout the months of May and June. If you would like to donate online to our JFK team, please visit the website by clicking here.
                          **NEW** Please click here for documents related to our Relay for Life.
New Spring Activities Slideshow
May 4, 2016
To view a slideshow from some new Spring Activities,such as the Spring Concert, The Shirley Square Dedication Ceremony and The Magic Masters Visit, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - *New* Spring Activities 2016
JFK Invent-It Challenge Winners
April 19, 2016
A team of GATES students at JFK won first place globally for their team invention "The Massage Rope" in the 2016 SparkIt Lab Invent-it Challenge sponsored by ePals and the Smithsonian! Fifth graders, Alice, Cole, Dominic, Mia and Sophia earned the top spot in the team category for 8-10 year olds! The students were challenged to identify a health problem and solve it.
As a top winner, "The Massage Rope" team is also running for the ePals Choice Award along with other category winners from around the world. In order to be deemed the fan favorite invention and win the ePals Choice Award, they must garner the most votes.
We ask the JFK community to support our team by visiting the Invent-It website and please vote for "The Massage Rope" for the ePals Choice Award! You can vote as many times as you like. Please click here for the Invent-It site to vote. Voting ends on April 29, 2016 at 11:59 pm.
Take Your Child to Work Day
April 19, 2016
Thursday, April 28, 2016 is Take Your Child to Work Day. Please click here for more information regarding this event.
PARCC Testing
April 12, 2016
PARCC testing is taking place at all schools from April 12, 2016 to April 29, 2016. Please make sure your children are resting, eating and exercising the best they can during their testing days.
Wayne Alliance Basketball Game
April 12, 2016
Please come watch our SUPERSTAR teachers play in a basketball game against the Harlem Magic on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Wayne Valley High School. Tickets are for sale at school or at the door the night of the event.
"Shirley Square" Dedication
April 12, 2016
A section of our Media Center is being dedicated in memory of Mrs. Shirley Ann Giaquinto. "Mrs G." was a dedicated member of our JFK community who spent countless hours sharing her love of reading with the young students of JFK. A special plaque will be hung in our picture book area of the Media Center in honor of Mrs. G.
2016 Relay for Life
June 21, 2016
To view a slideshow from some of our Relay for Life 2016 event, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Relay for Life 2016.
School Song Contest
March 10, 2016
Hello Young Musicians of JFK!
It’s “Music in our Schools Month” – and it’s time  for the JFK School Song contest! It’s time JFK had a School Song.   Use the song sheet you received in Music Class, and your creativity, to create a winning set of lyrics. Please submit your creation to Mrs. Douthat by Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Please click here to listen the melody for our school song! Good luck, Bulldogs
 
Aladdin Kids Slideshow
March 23, 2016
To view a slide show of the amazing Aladdin Kids Production, on the left side of this homepage please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Aladdin Kids 2016.
Fairview Lakes Forms
February 29, 2016
Please click here to access all the forms needed for the 5th grade Fairview Lakes camping trip. Forms must be returned to your child's teacher no later than March 17, 2016
March Events
February 17, 2016
Please mark your calendar for the following exciting events happening at JFK in early March:
  • Celebrate Seuss! Read Across America Week February 29 to March 4, 2016. Please click here for a list of events for this week.
  • Sleepy Time -  Kindergarten: March 1, 2016; 1st Grade: March 3, 2016; 2nd Grade: March 10, 2016
  • TREP$ Marketplace: March 4, 2016
  • Used Book Sale: March 8th and 9th
Sophia Kim to Attend Julliard
June 20, 2016
John F. Kennedy School is extremely proud to announce that 5th grader, Sophia Kim, has been accepted to attend Julliard's Pre-College program in New York City as a piano major starting this fall. The Juilliard Pre-College Division is a program for elementary through high school students who exhibit the talent, potential and accomplishment to pursue a career in music. This prestigious program offers a detailed curriculum of music, instruction, and training in classical music and requires a substantial amount of time and commitment. CONGRATULATIONS Sophia!
The Martin Brennan Media Center
February 2, 2016
In 1995, with the completion of the new wing at JFK, the Media Center was named The Martin Brennan Media Center. Mr. Brennan was a former principal of JFK and an avid reader. He passed away on January 15, 2016. A donation was made to our Media Center from the Muller Toyota Dealership as a memorial to Mr. Brennan. Many thanks to Muller Toyota.
Fairview Lakes Parent Meeting
February 9, 2016
There will be a parent meeting with important information regarding the 5th grade Fairview Lakes camping trip on Thursday, February 25, 2016. Please 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 22, 2016 and February 29, 2016 at the Wayne Township Learning Center (Preakness). Beginning February 15, 2016you 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.  
Teachers of the Year
January 11, 2016
JFK is proud to announce this year's Governor's Educator of the Year award winners.  Ms. Mandarino is our Educational Specialist of the Year and Mrs. Bengel is our Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to them both! 
PTO Family Bingo Night
January 6, 2016
Please join us for a fun-filled evening playing Family Bingo on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Reminder
January 6, 2016
School will be closed Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
No Name Calling Week
January 11, 2016
John F. Kennedy will be participating in the National No Name Calling Week from January 18 -  22, 2015. This special event provides continued opportunities for students to realize the impact words can have on others. Please click here for more information on this event.
6th Grade Electives
January 6, 2016
A representative from our Middle Schools will be visiting all 5th grade students on February 4, 2016 to discuss elective choices for 6th grade. Please click here for the form and important information regarding the electives. All forms must be returned to your child's teacher by Friday, February 19, 2016.
Winter Activities Slideshow
December 22, 2015
To view a slideshow from our fun Winter Activities, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Winter Activities 2015.
 
Governor's Teacher of the Year Program
December 17, 2015
The time of year has arrived to participate in the Governor's Educator of the Year Program.  This celebratory program recognizes our state's best teachers and educational services professionals.
We will be soliciting nominations from the staff and school community and use a committee to select our two school-level award winners.
Anyone nominated may not have earned the title of Teacher of the Year for the past 5 years.  
 
Educational Service Professionals include the following:
  • School Counselor
  • Media Specialist
  • Reading Specialist
  • LDTC
  • School Nurse
  • OT, PT
  • School Psychologist
  • School Social Worker
  • Speech-Language Specialist
  • Paraprofessional
Please click here for the nomination form.
All nominations must be in to Mrs. Quinn by January 4, 2016.
 
Reminder
November 19, 2015
There is a minimal day on Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Student dismissal is at 1:15 PM.
School is closed  Thursday, November 26 and  Friday November 27, 2015. Happy Thanksgiving!
Turkey Trot 2015
November 18, 2015
To view a slideshow from our fantastic Turkey Trot, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Turkey Trot 2015.
Holiday Boutique
November 19, 2015
The PTO Holiday Boutique will run from Monday, November 30, 2015 to Thursday, December 3, 2015. Your child will have an opportunity to visit the boutique during this week to purchase special gifts  for the upcoming holidays.
Hour of Code
November 19, 2015
The Hour of Code is coming to JFK! The week of December 7 - 13, 2015 has been globally  designated as the Hour of Code week. It is designed to promote computer science, specifically coding to children and adults of all ages. All students in Media class will try their hand at basic computer coding. All 4th grade classes will come together on Monday, December 7, 2015 for a full hour of coding from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Media Center.
If you are interested in learning more about this movement visit: https://hourofcode.com/us.
Turkey Trot
November 10, 2015
Our Turkey Trot will take place on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. This event will take place in the afternoon for students and staff only. This will kickoff our Thanksgiving food drive and promote health and wellness by our walk outside for 30 minutes.  Students are asked to wear sneakers and bring $1.00 to school on this day.  The collected money will be used to purchase food or gift cards for our Thanksgiving food drive.
 
American Education Week: Parent Visitation
November 10, 2015
American Education Week is November 16-20, 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor the individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that each child receives a quality education. Please click here for important information regarding JFK's visitation day.
Reminder
October 27, 2015
There will be a 1:15 dismissal for students on Monday, November 2, 2015 and Wednesday, November 4, 2015 for parent/teacher conferences. School will be closed Tuesday, November 3, 2015 for Election Day. School will also be closed on Thursday November 5, 2015 and Friday, November 6, 2015 for the NJEA Conference.
Pink Out Day
October 27, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015, all students are asked to wear pink to school for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This event will be in conjunction with the fundraising campaign.  
Students are asked to donate any money or loose change on Wednesday, October 28th-Friday, October 30th.  All proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  
Monster Ball & Trunk or Treat
October 27, 2015
Please join us Friday, October 30, 2015 for our PTO sponsored Monster Ball and Trunk or Treat Extravaganza! The fun and festivities will take place at 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM.
Halloween Parade Slideshow
November 3, 2015
To view a slideshow from our fun Halloween Parade, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Halloween 2015.

 
Peace Out Day
October 14, 2015
In recognition of Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, JFK will be participating in the district-wide event of Peace out Day Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Please click here for more information.
PTO Wendy's Night
October 9, 2015
Come join our JFK friends for dinner at Wendy's (Shoprite location only) on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM!  15% of all sales (including drive-thru) go to JFK!  Please click here for more details.  We hope to see everyone there!
Reminder
October 9, 2015
School will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day.
PTO Scholastic Book Fair
October 16, 2015
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!! Books are more books are coming the JFK's hallways! There will be many opportunities to visit our Book Fair. Please click here for more important information.
Week of Respect
September 29, 2015
The week of October 5 - 9, 2015 is the Week of Respect. Schools throughout New Jersey focus on activities and lessons designed to promote respect for others and themselves. This year's theme is "WE, Not Me".
Please click here for more information and a schedule of the theme days.
New Slideshow
September 21, 2015
To view a slideshow from our beginning of the school year, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows - Fall 2015.
Reminder
September 17, 2015
School will be closed Wednesday, September 23, 2015 in observance of Yom Kippur..
Back to School Night Information
September 10, 2015
The schedule for Back to School Night, Wednesday, September 16, 2015, is as follows:

6:30-7:30: Specialists/Resource Room Visitation
7:00-7:30: K-2 Classroom Visitation
7:35-7:55: General Meeting                                                                                                                                              8:00-8:30: 3-5 Classroom Visitation
2015-16 School Year Information and Documents
August 23, 2015
Information regarding our opening day and other important information for the 2015-16 school year is now available. This can be accessed on the left hand side of this web page under School Communications then Notices and Documents. Also, please see a message from Kolleen Myers, Principal of JFK, under the tab above: About Our School and Principal's Page.
Important Dates
August 23, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - New Student Orientation 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Ice Cream Social 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 - First Day of School for Students
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - Back to School Night 7:00 p.m.
Suggested Class Supply Lists for 2016-17
August 2, 2016
Our 2016-17 suggested class supply lists are available for viewing. Please note: JFK will receive 5% back on any school supplies bought at Office Depot/Office Max.  You only need to present the school name and school ID which is 70068521. Please click here to access the folder.
 
Health Office Information
August 25, 2015
Welcome to JFK's Health Office! Please click here for a letter from Mrs. Peragallo. Please click here for important information.
Relay for Life Slideshow
June 23, 2015
To view our slideshow from our Relay for Life event, on the left side of this homepage, please select School Communications, then JFK Activities Slideshows.
2015 JFK Yearbook
June 15, 2015
If your are interested in purchasing a 2015 John F. Kennedy School yearbook, please click here for more information.
Relay for Life
May 29, 2015
We are so excited to participate in our third Relay For Life, Mini-Relay here at JFK! This year, our theme will be SUPERHEROES! The students have already proven they truly are heroes, and now it's our turn to save the world, one cure at a time! Relay For Life will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 beginning at 9:15 am. There will be many opportunities for students to donate money to the American Cancer Society. Each class will have a coin collection. Bring in loose change to donate! Also, items will be sold at the school store with all profits going to our Relay event. Superhero "Badges" will be available to decorate for a $5.00 donation. These badges will be displayed in our main hallway. If you wish to make a separate donation, checks can be made out to the JFK PTO. Thank you for your continued support! We can't wait to see all of our Superheroes on June 23, 2015!
Please click here for the Superhero Badge information.
Right-to-Write Pencil Collection
May 28, 2015
The generous students at JFK are collecting new or slightly used pencils for children in need through the Right-to-Write organization. Please consider contributing. Please click here for more information.
Spring Read-a-Thon
May 18, 2015
Our Spring Read-a-Thon, "Bounce Into A Good Book" has officially begun! Students participating are asked to read 20 minutes each night until June 1, 2015. Please click here for more information and all necessary logs. HAPPY READING!
PTO Scoop Night
May 15, 2015
Please come join us at our annual PTO Scoop night Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our super-scooper teachers will be on hand to serve ice-cream at the Baskin-Robbins (Dunkin' Donuts) on Valley Road next to the A&P.
6th Grade Orientation
May 5, 2015
5th grade student will be attending 6th grade orientation at Anthony Wayne Middle School Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 9:30 am. Please click here for more information.
Field Day
May 15, 2015
Our annual Field Day will be on Friday, May 29, 2015. Please click here for more information.
Band Sign Up for 3rd Grade
May 8, 2015
If any 3rd grade student is interested in becoming part of the JFK band, please click here for the enrollment form.
There will be copies available in our main office.
PTO Plant Sale *NEW DATE*
April 28, 2015
Please come visit our PTO plant sale on FRIDAY, MAY 8, 2015 all day, in the front of our school.
Kindergarten Student Receives Award
April 28, 2015
The American Heart Association recognized Kayla S. from Mrs. Hreha's Kindergarten class for being the school's top earner in our "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraising program. Way to go Kayla! Congratulations!!
Light It Up Blue Day
April 24, 2015
April is Autism Awareness Month and JFK will be participating in "Light It Up Blue" day on April 30, 2015. Please wear blue to school this day.
Wayne Alliance Basketball Game
April 20, 2015
Please join our JFK Superstars at The Wayne Alliance Basketball game on Friday, April 24, 2015. The doors open at 6:00 pm. Game time is 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door.
Earth Day
April 20, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 is Earth Day. Please wear green or blue in celebration of our magnificent earth!
Spring Concert 2015
March 26, 2015
Please join us for our Annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the auditorium at Wayne Valley High School.  Please click here for student and parent information.
 
Kindergarten Orientation
April 7, 2015
Please join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 9:30 am in our All-Purpose Room for an orientation for our new Kindergarten students expected to attend JFK in September 2015.  Please click here for more information.
Schools Closed
March 23, 2015
Just a reminder that school will be closed from Monday, March 30, 2015 through Friday April 3, 2015.  School will re-open on Monday, April 6th.  Have a wonderful Spring break!
Spring Social
March 9, 2015
Please join us for JFK's 2 Dye 4 Dance on April 17, 2015 (rescheduled from March 20th) .  Please click here for more information. 
Spring Activities Slide Show
April 30, 2015
To view our new slide show of some of our fantastic spring activities, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
 
 
S.T.A.R.S. Program
March 17, 2015
S.T.A.R.S. (Students Teaching and Reaching Students) is a new program at John F. Kennedy School  that promotes meaningful relationships between students as well as a sense of community.  Fourth grade volunteers are paired with students from our Kindergarten classes to form friendships and support students during  Physical Education classes.  Throughout the year, we will be building social/emotional skills, communication skills, peer relations, self-esteem and confidence, and an appreciation of diversity.
Please click here for our March Newsletter.  
2nd Grade Student Receives Author Shout Out!
February 18, 2015
2nd grade classes at JFK recently studied character traits in fiction books. Cansu from Mrs. Minervini's class completed her project on Dan Gutman's "Oh Valentine We've Lost Our Minds". Her parents shared this with Mr. Gutman via Facebook and he shared it out on his Facebook page stating: "Cansu is a second grader from Wayne NJ. She made this project for school, and turns it in today. I hope she gets an A! Cansu liked this book, but her favorite My Weird School book is "Mr. Sunny is Funny!"
Congratulations Cansu!
Read Across America Celebrations
February 17, 2015
John F. Kennedy School will be celebrating Read Across America February 23, 2015 to February 27, 2015.  This week, in celebration of author and illustrator Dr. Seuss, will include many fun and educational activities. Please click here to see the schedule of events.
Art Display
March 23, 2015
Please stop by and enjoy the work of JFK's young artists which will be on display in the front lobby.  Click here for more information, including dates and times for visitation by grade level.
Anthony Wayne Middle School Electives
January 29, 2015
All 5th graders must fill out the course offering form from Anthony Wayne Middle School.  Please discuss with your child what program they wish to take and return the completed form to their classroom teacher no later than Friday, February 27, 2015.  Please click here for the form.
Cyber-safety Parent Workshop
February 11, 2015
RESCHEDULED DATE!
Please join our school counselor, Ms. Kristen Wardrop, for an informative workshop regarding cyber-safety on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. Please click here for more information.
Jump Rope for Heart
January 26, 2015
Our school is thrilled to be supporting the American Heart Association through their Jump Rope for Heart Program the week of February 9, 2015. This program teaches our students the importance of the heart: how it works and how to take care of it. The funds raised support American Heart Association research and education initiatives that save lives in our community. Please click here for more information.
Winter Recess
January 31, 2015
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED FOR WINTER BREAK/PRESIDENTS' DAY FEBRUARY 12-16, 2015
 
 
 
Sleepy Time Story Hour
February 4, 2015
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades, please join us for our 18th annual Sleepy Time Story Hour to celebrate "Read Across America". This program invites all K, 1 and 2 children to come to school at night for an hour of stories. Please click here for more information. PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A TIME CHANGE TO 1st AND 2nd GRADES.
Talent Show
January 20, 2015
Our PTO will be sponsoring the entertaining Talent Show on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm.. Please click on the blue link for information about this event.  
No Name Calling Week
January 11, 2015
Please click on  here for information regarding No Name Calling Week.  This event will take place the week of January 20-23, 2015.
 
Speech-Language Forum
January 14, 2015
Please join the Wayne Township School Speech-Language Specialists to learn about encouraging the carryover of speech articulation skills at home.This forum will take place at the Preakness Center on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Please click here for more information.
 
School Closed
January 9, 2015
School will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015  in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Middle School Windows Art
January 9, 2015
Information regarding Middle School Windows Art can be found under SchoolCommunications > Notices & Documents or please click here.
6th Grade Electives
January 28, 2015
Please click here for important information on the electives for students entering 6th grade at Anthony Wayne Middle School in September, 2015.
TREP$ Marketplace
January 31, 2015
Please join us in supporting our young entrepreneurs as they launch their new businesses at the TREP$ Marketplace on February 27th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, in the All-Purpose Room at John F. Kennedy School.
Winter Wonderland Sing-Along
December 19, 2014
Children and staff are invited to wear their pajamas to school on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 to celebrate winter during our Winter Wonderland Sing-Along.  Click here for our flyer.
Outdoor Recess
January 22, 2015
REMINDER! Brrrrrr! It's cold outside! Students should come to school dressed for the weather. When the weather is above freezing, students will go out for recess.
 
TREP$ Program
December 16, 2014
Our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is seeking volunteers interested in training to run the TREP$ Program during the 2015-16 school year.  TREP$ is an innovative program that teaches children in grades 4 & 5 the basics of business ownership.  It ends with a TREP$ Marketplace where each child has the opportunity to apply what they have learned and to actually operate a business!  TREP$ has become a tradition at JFK that we would like to see continue, however we cannot do it without your help. 
Click here for information regarding this year’s TREP$ schedule as well as a description of the responsibilities of the volunteer staff.
If you are interested in training to run the TREP$ program during the 2015-16 school year, please e-mail Ms. Jenkins  at jodi.d.jenkins@hotmail.com.
 
Educator of the year
December 7, 2014
Please click here for the nomination form for the New Jersey Department of Education's 2014-15 Educator of the Year Program.  If you would like to nominate a John F. Kennedy teacher or education specialist, please complete the attached form and submit to the main office in a sealed envelope by Thursday, December 11, 2014. Participation in this nomination process is completely optional. However, we encourage parents, teachers, and other community members to join us in honoring our John F. Kennedy Educators.
Holiday Concert / 4th and 5th Grade
December 4, 2014
4th and 5th grade parents only: please join us for our annual Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:30 am in our All-Purpose Room.
Congratulations Teachers!
December 20, 2014
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Romina Viola (Grade 3 teacher) and Mrs. Elizabeth Sponenburg (Reading Specialist), JFK’s Teachers of the Year.  Mrs. Viola and Mrs. Sponenburg were nominated by teachers and parents, and were selected from a staff of amazing educators, for their outstanding contributions to our school.  Both Mrs. Viola and Mrs. Sponenburg are commended for their dedication to teaching and learning, and their ability to inspire young minds and create opportunities for our students to excel.  Kudos!
School Closing Reminder
November 17, 2014
There will be a 1:15 pm dismissal on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.  School will be CLOSED on  Thursday, November 27, 2014 and Friday, November 28, 2014 for Thanksgiving.
Principal's Page
August 18, 2014
Please click here for a message from Principal Shelichach.
 


 
Fall Slideshow
November 26, 2014
To view our new slide show of some Fall activities on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
Congratulations Mrs. Garruto
November 18, 2014
Congratulations to Mrs. Garruto!  She has been recognized as an outstanding educator by SENG, an organization devoted to Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted.  She is one of three educators in the state of New Jersey to be listed on the SENG honor roll for her dedication and commitment to serving the needs of a gifted child in her class.  We are so proud of you Mrs. Garruto!
Important November Dates
October 24, 2014
Please click here to see the attached letter regarding important November dates, including the schedule for our Parent-Teacher Conferences.
4th Grade Veteran's Day Program
October 9, 2014
On Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014, our fourth grade students will be presenting a special program honoring all those who have served in our military. All our school community is invited to see our students proudly honor our veterans through song and poetry. Please click here for more information.
Fire Department Visits JFK
October 21, 2014
On Monday, November 17, 2014, the Wayne Volunteer Firefighters from Fire Company #4 will be coming to JFK to speak to students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 about fire safety.  Children will also have the opportunity to see a fire engine and firefighter equipment.
Halloween 2014
October 21, 2014
Happy Halloween at JFK! Please click here for information about our Halloween Parade, Expectations for Dress, and Safety Tips for Trick or Treaters.
Peace Out Day
October 16, 2014
Peace Starts at JFK! On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, JFK will participating in "Peace Out Day". This day will start with relaxing stretching/breathing exercises and continue with peace poems, activities and the completion of an interactive bulletin board. Students and staff are asked to wear "peace attire", which could be tie-dye or blue (the color dedicated to peace) representing our pledge to make our school a peaceful place to learn. Peace starts at JFK!
Scholastic Book Fair
September 29, 2014
Our Scholastic Book Fair is here! Please come visit our Book Fair October 20, 2014 to October 23, 2014.
Please click here for more information.
Fairview Lakes Information
October 8, 2014
JFK's 5th grade students will be attending the Fairview Lakes trip November 12, 13 and 14, 2014. A parent meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Wayne Valley High School. Please click here for more information. All documents will be available on the website on October 22, 2014.
Parent Visitation Day
November 2, 2014
Please join us on Thursday, November 20, 2014 for Parent Visitation Day. 
Click here for important important information about this event.
1st Annual Turkey Trot
November 10, 2014
Please join Ms. Correia, and  the students and staff at JFK, for our 1st Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 21, 2014, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Please click here for more information.
Week of Respect
September 30, 2014
JFK will be participating in the "Week of Respect". This event will be taking place during the week of October 6 through October 10, 2014. Please click here for important information regarding this event.
Health Office Information
September 4, 2014
Please click here to access our Notices and Documents Page for important Health Office information. Please see the notices in the Health Office folder. 
Title I Parent Meeting
September 21, 2014
John F. Kennedy receives Title I funds through the No Child Left Behind Act.  These funds allow us to provide services to students through our Academic Support Services Programs (ASSP) and our new full day Transitional Kindergarten.  Please join me on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm in our Media Center, to discuss how home and school can work together to support your child's learning.
Parent Forum on the Elementary Performance Report
September 14, 2014
Please join Principal Shelichach on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm for a forum regarding updates on the Elementary Standards-Based Performance Report.
Breakfast Available
September 21, 2014
Breakfast is available to all students at JFK, beginning at 8:35 am, for a fee of $1.40.  Please click the Breakfast/Lunch Menu tab at the left to view the wide variety of food choices.  Students eligible for a free or reduced lunch are also eligible for free or reduced cost breakfast.  For more information, please call our school office.
Patriot Day
September 7, 2014
On September 11th we will be remembering Patriot Day by wearing red, white and blue to school.
Media Center Information
September 9, 2014
At the top of this homepage, please click Department and People and select Media Center for information on our school library media center.
5th Grade Fairview Lakes Fall Trip
September 14, 2014
Our 5th grade trip to Fairview Lakes is scheduled for November 12, 13, and 14, 2014. More details will be available soon. 
Emergency Drills
September 9, 2014
Every year, schools are responsible for preparing their staff and students for a variety of emergencies.  Fire, evacuation, lock-down and shelter-in-place drills help staff and students know how to respond in case of an emergency and give them the practice they need to respond appropriately.  Often times, these drills are unannounced, in an attempt to recreate an authentic emergency situation.  Please be aware that we practice these drills regularly, sometimes with the presence of the fire and police departments.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Principal Shelichach.
First Day of School Information
August 22, 2014
Please click here to access our Notices and Documents Page for important information about our first day of school. Please see the notice in the First Day of School Folder titled: 1st Day of School 2014 NEW.
Ice Cream Social
August 23, 2014
Please join us for JFK’s annual Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. This fun event,sponsored by our generous PTO, is a great way for students and their families to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.
Physical Education Information
September 4, 2014
Please click here for important information from our Physical Education teacher, Mrs. Correia.
PTO email List 2014-15
August 17, 2014
The PTO is currently updating membership lists for emails. Important PTO correspondence and updates are sent out weekly via email. In order to receive this correspondence, please provide us with your current email address. If you are presently in our system it is still necessary to send your information. Please send your full name, email address, child/children's full names and grades to: stacygerstein@hotmail.com. Thank you!
Suggested Class Supplies for 2014-15 School Year
June 11, 2014
Please click here to access our Notices and Documents Page for suggested grade level supply lists for the school year 2014-15.
Parent Worskshop on Cyber-Safety
June 5, 2014
On Wednesday, June 4, 2014,  a parent workshop was held on "Is Your Child Cyber-Safe?", which focused on a discussion of the skills that are needed to assist your child in using cyber technology and social media safely and responsibly. For those who were unable to attend, please click here to  access the PowerPoint Presentation and handouts that were offered.
Field Day and Gates Fair
June 4, 2014
To view our new slide shows of the 2014 Gates Fair and 2014 Field Day, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
PTO Relay for Life
May 14, 2014
Our PTO sponsored Relay for Life will take place on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Please join us in these wonderful activities to support cancer research. Please click here for more information.
5th Grade Rockin' Through the Decades
May 29, 2014
 To view our new slide show of the 5th Grade end of the year show, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
Field Day Information Letter
May 20, 2014
Field Day is almost here! Our fun day of activities is on Friday, May 30, 2014. Please click here for a parent Field Day information letter.
2014-15 Parent Kindergarten Booklet
May 14, 2014
 Please click here for information on our Kindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year.
Earth Day Slide Show
April 28, 2014
To view our new slide show of our fantastic Earth Day, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
H.E.R.O. Week Information
April 17, 2014
Our district H.E.R.O. (Helping Everyone Respect Others) initiative emphasizing helping others and  showing respect through good example is starting today! We will be recognizing Autism Awareness Day on April 17th and the week of April 21st we will continue to celebrate our H.E.R.O. initiative. For the remainder of April, JFK will focus on daily activities emphasizing tolerance and acceptance for diversity. Please click here for information on specific activities.
Parent Workshop on Cyber-Saftey
May 27, 2014
"Is Your Child Cyber-Safe" - Please join the Elementary School Counselors and special guest on Wednesday, June 4th, at JFK Elementary School for an information session that will focus on a discussion of the skills that are needed to assist your child in using cyber technology and social media safely and responsibly.  Please click here for more information.
PTO Spring Social Slide Show
April 1, 2014
To view a new slide show of the PTO Spring Social, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
Pre-School Parent Training
April 4, 2014
Please join us for a preschool parent training on toileting.  The session will take place on Thursday May 29, 2014 from 9:00-10:30 at Packanack School in the Media Center. The workshop will be presented by Jessica Neu, Teacher Coordinator of Student Support Services and Emilia Clancy and Samantha Hadley, Behavior Analysts. We look forward to seeing you there! Please click here for more information.

Parent Workshop on Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
April 3, 2014
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014,  a parent workshop was held on "Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving Strategies for Elementary School Students". For those who were unable to attend, please click here to  access the PowerPoint Presentation and handouts that were offered.

Parent Workshop on Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving
March 19, 2014
On Tuesday, April1, 2014, there will be a parent workshop on "Conflict Resoltion and Problem Solving Stratagies for Elementary School Students". This workshop will be held at Lafayette Elementary School located at 100 Laauwe Ave. at 9:30 am. Please click here for more information.
New Slide Shows
March 11, 2014
To view our two new slide shows of our spectacular Read Across America Activities and TREP$ Marketplace, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
Sleep Time Story Hour
February 25, 2014
 In celebration of Read Across America, JFK will be hosting the 17th Annual Sleepy Time Story Hour. Children may come back to school at night for stories read to them by many people in our community and older students.They may wear their pj's and slippers and bring stuffed animals, blankets, etc. Anything to get cozy for reading!! All children attending must have a signed permission slip.  Pre school and kindergarten have been invited back to school at night on Tuesday, March 4; 1st grade on Thursday, March 6; and 2nd grade on Wednesday, March 12. Times are listed on the announcement that was sent home last month. Please contact Linda Mandarino at lmandarino@wayneschools.com with any questions.
TREP$ Marketplace
February 25, 2014
JFK's very exciting TREP$ Marketplace will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in our all purpose room. Our 4th and 5th grade entrepreneurs have been working very hard to launch their very own business ventures. Please come and join us on this evening in support of our students. Click here to view our formal invitation.

Olympic School Spirit Day
February 10, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014, is Olympics School Spirit Day!! Please wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE to celebrate the Sochi Olympic Games and the amazing athletes participating!
AWMS Grade 6 Cycle and Windows Art Program
February 4, 2014
Important information is availble for parents/guardians of all 5th grades students regarding the cycles programs and Windows Art program available at Anthony Wayne Middle School for the 2014-15 school year.  Please click here to view these documents.
Camp Fairview Lake - Grade 5
January 9, 2014
 Our fifth graders will be attending the Environmental Education Trip at Camp Fairview Lake on February 19, 20, and 21, 2014. Please click here to read the 7 documents that pertain to this trip. The following 3 documents are due to your child's teacher by Friday, January 17, 2014: Permission/Parental Agreement Form, Emergency Authorization Form, and Health Services Overnight Field Medication Form.
5th Grade Environmental Trip Information Meeting
December 17, 2013
Parents of students in 5th grade are invited to attend a meeting regarding the upcoming Environmental Encampment.
JFK students will be attending the trip in February, 2014. Please click here for information on the meeting.
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Law Parent Workshop
December 2, 2013
Please click here for information on a parent workshop titled Demystifying H.I.B:What You Need to Know as an Elementary School Parent”.
This informative workshop will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at Fallon Elementray School from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. 
4th and 5th grade parents: An additional session has been added at JFK's Media Center on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 2:15 pm to 3: 15 pm.
PTO Book Fair
November 21, 2013
 Please visit our PTO Book Fair the week of December 2, 2013. The fair is open for parent shopping on Tuesday December 3rd and Wednesday 4th from 8:35 am to 9:00 am. Students will be shopping Tuesday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 5th during school hours with their class.
The Book Fair closes on Thursday, December 5th.
If you are unable to visit in person, please click here for the link to order books on line.
If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Fischgrund at lbfish@optimum.net
Parent Visitation Day
November 1, 2013
Please click here for important information on our parent visitation day taking place during American Education Week.Visitation day is Thursday, November 21, 2013.
JFK's Got Talent - Annual Talent Show
January 6, 2014
 JFK has some amazing talent within it's walls! We've seen it in action in our past talent shows and this year will be no exception! The Talent Show will be held on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Wayne Hills High School at 7pm. Please click here for more information.
FAQ's - Student Performance Reports
March 18, 2014
Please click here to read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding the Elementary Performance Reports.
Two NEW Slide Shows
November 19, 2013
 To view a new slide show of our spectacular holiday concert and fun winter activities, on the left side of this home page please click School Communications and then JFK Activities Slideshows!
Peace Out Day
October 17, 2013
Please click here for information on our Peace Out Day which is taking place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Participate in this district-wide event by wearing clothing with a peace symbol, tie dye, or anything with an anti-bullying message of peace!
Halloween Information
October 15, 2013
Please click here for our 2013 Halloween Notice. Read about important information regarding our Halloween parade and parties.
New School Year Slideshow
October 17, 2013

Watch a slide show from the beginning of our school year!

Back to School Night
September 10, 2013
Our Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm. You may visit with your child's specialist teacher (media, gym, art, music) at 6:30 pm. Please click here for the parent information letter. Please click here for the Back to School Night schedule.
PTO Carnival
September 12, 2013
Physical Education Information
September 12, 2013
Please click here for information on the Physical Education program. Ms. Van Ess, our Physical Education teacher, has included necessary information about our P.E. program.
Mini-Relay for Life
June 5, 2013
JFK students, staff and families participated in a Mini-Relay for Life on June 4, 2013. All participants raised $1,756.00 for the American Cancer Society! Please click here to view a slideshow of this event.
Field Day Slideshow
June 4, 2013
Spring Concert Slideshow
June 4, 2013
Art Show Canceled
May 29, 2013
Due to unforseen circumstances, we regret that the JFK Art Extravganza scheduled for Thursday, June 13, 2013 has been canceled.
Health Curriculum Letter
August 16, 2013
Please click here for information on the Health Curriculum. Important information included about the Health Curriculum taking place in our school.
Grade 5 Spring Concert
May 20, 2013
Our 5th grade Spring Concert will be held Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Wayne Hills High School at 7:00 pm.
JFK Activities Slideshow
May 7, 2013
Parent Institute Newletter
April 16, 2013
Please click here for the latest edition of The Parent Institute Newsletter
3rd and 4th Grade NJASK Testing
May 10, 2013
3rd and 4th grade NJASK testing is Monday, May 13 2013 through Friday, May 17, 2013. Make-up testing for the 3rd and 4th grade will be the week of May 20, 2013.
PTO Plant Sale
April 30, 2013
Please come visit our PTO plant sale on Friday, May 10, 2013, all day, in the front of our school!
Jump Rope for Heart and Relay for Life Information
April 19, 2013
Please click the links below if you are interested in your child participating in the Jump Rope for Heart Program or the Relay for Life Program.

Relay for Life and Jump Rope for Heart Information

Jump Rope for Heart Letter


Relay for Life Hair Extensions Program

Relay for Life Luminiara Program

Relay for Life Letter
G.A.T.E.S. Fair
May 20, 2013
The 5th grade G.A.T.E.S. Fair is Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Anthony Wayne Middle School from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
4th Grade Student Wins Contest!
April 19, 2013
Congratulations to Luca Yannuzzi!  He is 1 of 30 finalists in the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey/Verizon "Fun Things to Do Instead of Drugs" Fourth Grade Folder Contest.  There were over 8000 entries statewide.  His art folder will be displayed at the Newark Museum.
Kindergarten Orientation
April 9, 2013
JFK's Kindergarten Orientation for new kindergarten students and their parents will take place in our All Purpose Room on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.
Wayne Alliance Basketball Game
April 10, 2013
All JFK families are invited to attend the Wayne Alliance Basketball Game with the Harlem Magic Masters. The game will be held at Wayne Valley High School on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in school at the cost of $8.00 for students and $10.00 for adults until Tuesday, April 16, 2013.  If paying by check, please make it payable to Wayne Alliance.  Tickets may also be purchased at the door of WVHS at the cost of $10.00 for students and $12.00 for adults. Some of our teachers will be playing in the game and a group of our students will be performing a movement dance during half time.  Come and cheer them on!!
4th Grade Trip
April 10, 2013
Our 4th grade classes will be attending their environmental field trip on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
Kindergarten Field Trip
April 10, 2013
Our Kindergarten field trip is on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
Baskin Robbins/Neils Family Fun Night
April 26, 2013
On Thursday, May 2, 2013, the JFK PTO is sponsoring the Baskin Robbins and Neil's Pizza Family Fun Night from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Come out and have some pizza and then some ice-cream which will be scooped out by the JFK teachers!
School Websites to get a Fresh New Look
January 28, 2013
We hope you enjoy previewing the new design for our school websites.  Beginning with the elementary schools and in line with the district site, the schools will see a fresh new look, improved navigation, and enhanced functionality.  Stay tuned as we complete the navigation and content updates over the following week and communicate the official launch of the elementary website conversions.

Until that time, if you are looking for the class sites or PTO webpage, please use the Quicklinks menu at the top left of the page.

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