What a busy month March was and April is shaping up to be equally as awesome here at Woodward Parkway! In addition to all of the wonderful things happening in our classrooms which you can see on Twitter, there are other accomplishments and announcements that we would like to share. First, on March 3, 2016, we held our annual Kindergarten Round-Up where our Kindergarten teachers and staff interact with incoming families. This was a fantastic event and we are looking forward to welcoming more that 115 new members to our school family in September! Also, our Fifth Grade Scenery Club has finished their 12’ X 36’ mural inspired by the painting “Tree of Life” by Gustav Klimt. In the final days of creation, a reporter from Newsday came to the school to interview Mrs. Weisfelner, Mrs. O’Sullivan and the students and their work was proudly featured in the paper on March 15, 2016! In addition, some of our fifth grade Horizons students took part in a district-wide Odyssey of the Mind showcase which was hosted at our school. We are very proud of how well our team represented Woodward Parkway as their creative performance featuring the creation of two Rube Goldberg machines evidenced a true sense of teamwork and imagination! Finally, on March 10, 2016, our Shared Decision Making Team and our PTA jointly hosted our annual Pasta Night catered by Mary’s Pizza where more than 1,300 people came back to school to break bread as a community and to take part in a fantastic auction. We are grateful to all of the parent volunteers who created baskets, to our entire PTA and the Pasta Night Committee, and to our amazing staff as more than 40 staff members took part in the festivities. A record-breaking $14,000+ was raised and will be used for exciting events for our students in the near future! Great job everybody!
We are excited to kick off April with a Go-Green Program for our Kindergarten students and we are grateful to our Arts in Education Committee for the upcoming SkyLab assembly which will be enjoyed by our first grade students. In addition to these in school events, our first grade will be going on a trip on April 14, 2016 to see an adorable production of A Year With Frog and Toad! Also, we are really excited for our annual Talent Shows which will take place at Farmingdale High School on April 7th-8th, 2016 where 40+ performances featuring 100+ students are taking place! Please continue to follow us @WWP_Dalers where we will share pictures and short video clips of these exciting events! In conclusion, we would like to thank the PTA for continuing to support our Book of the Month program and we are happy to share The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal with your children. We are confident that this book will help our students feel more self-confident as they learn to appreciate the individual talents they possess as they are what make them special!
As always, we thank you for your continued cooperation and support.
Patrick Klocek Jennifer DeHayes Janet Dieso
Principal Assistant Principal Dean