At this most busy, at times most hectic, but always most beautiful times of the year, the words of John Hughes tend to ring in our heads as, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you might miss it.” As we reflect on all the great things that occurred during the first half of the year, we celebrate how our younger students are learning to read and write and the growth that we see daily in their classrooms. We marvel as we watch our older students put these skills to the test with more challenging texts and with digital content as they are now reading to learn. We marvel at the teacher-to-student and student-to-student feedback loops which provide the support that allows new understandings to occur. We could not be prouder of our students who continue to persevere in problem solving and in other new challenges that they face and we appreciate your steadfast support as we work together to move our children forward. We are inspired by the acts of kindness, the examples of good character, and the spirit of giving that we observe in our schools which we believe define what it means to be a “Daler.”
In addition to the fine work happening in our classrooms that you can see on our school’s Twitter feed (@WWP_Dalers), many exciting things occurred. These include the following:
an outstanding concert given by Tim Kubart, a former Woodward Parkway student, a proud Daler and the host of Sprout’s Tim Kubart and Chica Show
visits from John Tavares and Johnny Boychuk of the N.Y. Islanders who spoke to our students about hard work, teamwork and the Growth Mindset and how these things helped them become professional hockey players
our annual “Week of Thanks” where students took stock of the things that they are thankful for while they collected food for the less fortunate. In partnership with Stew Leonard’s and Stop-and-Shop to create Thanksgiving Baskets to help families in need. We are so proud that our Jr. Chorus under the direction of Mrs. Lutz was chosen by the store to launch their inaugural Tree Lighting and we are so appreciative of the 25 turkeys they donated to our “Week of Thanks” Drive!
We are looking forward to our Barnes and Noble Night, our Winter Concerts and other traditions that make our school so unique and special. As always, we thank each of you for making Woodward Parkway the wonderful place that it is and we wish you nothing but joy and happiness this season and in the New Year.
Patrick Klocek Jennifer DeHayes
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM SEPTA Meeting @ NS
7:30 PM FYC Meeting @ Howitt East
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Special Education Kindergarten Round-Up @ Albany Avenue