Happy October! We cannot tell you how proud we are of our students, our teachers and staff, our PTA and every member of our school family! The first few weeks of school were awesome! Our students were greeted by smiling teachers and staff members all of whom worked so diligently to make our building a warm and inviting place to learn. As always, we had a tremendous number of parent volunteers who helped our kindergarten students to their classrooms and returned at lunch time to assist with juice boxes, the tearing of ketchup packets and opening of milk cartons. Students engaged in fun, “getting to know you” activities while classroom routines and expectations were shared. As you can see in the links below, each class “hit the ground running” as Reading and Writing Workshops began almost immediately allowing our students to read leveled books of their choice and to write stories about significant “small moments” in their lives. Students are using manipulatives and exploring different strategies as they problem solve in Mathematics. Social Studies and Science instruction have commenced and our teachers are using technology to help our students show their learning in new and exciting ways.
Other highlights have included our first #DalerKind Week which was kicked off on Monday, September 21, 2015 where classes read Ame Dykeman's fantastic book Boy + Bot and talked about the central message of the text. Themes that emerged included the importance of kindness and how we need to make everyone feel included in our school family. Later in the week, Ame skyped with our first grade classes and she was so much fun to talk to! To help reinforce these messages, we watched Kid President’s video “Twenty Things We Should Say More Often” https://goo.gl/xvAmEr and “How Little People Can Make a Big Difference” https://goo.gl/eEQnA4. To encourage students to make new friends and to talk about the books they love, we hosted #Shelfie Day and we are most grateful for the phenomenal response we received. How awesome is this?!
The week culminated with our school working together to #WhipPediatricCancer. Our entire school answered Albany Avenue’s challenge and danced to raise awareness and we had a great time doing so! Please check out the amazing video that Mrs. DeHayes put together!
As you can see in the last frame of the video, what made this even more special was getting to share this with our families during the Welcome Back BBQ. Thank you to our outstanding PTA for organizing this event!
In closing, please mark the following dates on your calendar:
October 9, 2015
Favorite Team Day
Please wear your favorite team jersey to school
October 16, 2015
Pink Out Day
Please wear Pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness
October 19, 2015 – October 23, 2015
Red Ribbon Week
Information to follow
October 23, 2015
Family Game Show Night
Information to Follow
October 30, 2015
Information to Follow
For parents, we are so excited for the second annual Parent University event that the Farmingdale Teacher Center is hosting. It will take place at Howitt Middle School on October 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. To register, please go to the following site:
In closing, if you have not already done so, please stay connected with us via Twitter and/or Remind. To receive updates regarding the great things happening in our school, please follow us at WWP_Dalers or go to www.remind.com/join/wwpf. We appreciate your continued cooperation and support.
Patrick Klocek Jennifer DeHayes
Welcome back to another wonderful year at Woodward Parkway! We have missed you and your children terribly and we are so happy to see them. As we did last year, we will be providing you with real time updates about the amazing things that are happening in our school using Twitter. If you have not already done so, please follow us at @WWP_Dalers. For those of you new to Twitter, here is some information as to why we are using it and how you can follow us!
How many times have you asked your child, “What did you learn in school today?” If your children are anything like ours, they typically answer, “Nothing.” By following our school on Twitter, you will have information about what grade levels are learning which will make it easier for you to talk to your child about school.
How to create your own Twitter account?
In order to follow our school’s Twitter feed, you will need to create your own Twitter account. To do so, please go to www.twitter.com and look for a section on the page that says, “Sign Up.” You will need to enter your name, an email address and select a password. Once you have established your account, please use the search function found at the top of the page which is represented by the image of magnifying glass. When prompted, type in @WWP_Dalers and select our school’s icon. Once you arrive at our school’s page, click the button “Follow.” Once you do that, you will receive regular updates from our school which will help you stay informed and make talking to your child about school easier.
We are also excited to let you know that we will be using an app called Remind to further improve our ability to stay connected with you! Remind is a reminder application that will allow us to periodically send out school reminders via text message and/or email. To participate in receiving these reminders, go to remind.com/join/wwpf or simply text (631) 615-7832 with the message @wwpf. Rest assured, you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private. If you elect to stop participating in this service, Remind will provide you directions how to do so.
It is our hope that this will help strengthen the home-school connection. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! We look forward to sharing information with you using these tools and we thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Patrick Klocek Jennifer DeHayes
8:00 PM FBLI Meeting @ Allen Park
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Open Swim @ FHS
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM FYC Cult. Arts 2nd Session Reg. @ WP
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM FYC Swim & Splash 2nd Reg. @ FHS Pool