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District Announcements
Permanent Schuyler Colfax Middle School Principal Appointed

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.

OPEN NOW! - Kindergarten and new First Grade Student Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year
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.
Packanack Announcements
Staying Healthy
 
Unfortunately, this is the time of year when many illnesses are spread. So please remember....
 
~ Students are to be out at least 24 hours for
strep throat, pink eye, or any other bacterial infection
 (24 hours from when the student starts antibiotics)
 
~ For fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, etc., students
can return to school when symptom-free for 24 hours

 
Please help us prevent the spread of these illnesses by adhering to these timelines.
Click here for a copy of the guidelines letter send home via your child's backpack.


Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion
Save the date (Tuesday, 3.7.17 at 7:00 pm) for a parent presentation on Teaching Teens the Right Combination of Dignity, Respect and Compassion. Please click here to view the flyer and sign up  (seating is limited).
 

Childrens Book Collection
The PTO is collecting gently used children's books to benefit Eva's Shelter, St Joe's WIC & Straight and Narrow.  Books can be dropped off on the table outside the Main Office through Friday, 2/24/17.
 

Fashion Republic Collection
The PTO is collecting various household items (through Fashion Republic)
ONE DAY ONLY.....MONDAY, 2/28/17.
In turn the PTO will receive a donation based on the total poundage of the collection.
All donation must be in a well tied plastic bags.

The following items will be accepted:
Stuffed animals, clothing and shoes, hard and soft toys,
household items, curtains and linens (pillows, blankets, quilts & sheets),
accessories (belts, handbags, backpacks)
~~~ Drop off is to the right of the stop sign of the Packanack parking lot exit ~~~


Cat's Pajama Party
Please join Mrs. Mason in the Media Center for our annual Cat's Pajama Party on Wednesday, 3/1/17. Packanack Students in Pre K, Kdgn, 1st Grade and 2nd Grade are invited.  Click here for more information and R.S.V.P. ticket

 

Book Fair
The PTO sponsored Book Fair will be held Tuesday, 2/28/17 through Thursday, 3/2/17.
Feel free to stop by Wednesday evening, 3/1/17 from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm to browse & shop.

 

Field Trips
Field trip information is sent home via your child's backpack.  The flyer can also be viewed by clicking on the appropriate grade below.  Information will be posted as trips are booked.


5th grade Encampment to Fairview Lakes

The 5th Grade Encampment to Fairview Lakes ........
will take place on March 23, 2017 thru March 24, 2017
~~~~~
The Parent Information Meeting .........
 will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm
 in the Wayne Valley Auditorium


Understanding Your Child's Reading Level
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.

Click here for a list of guided reading questions Parents and Guardians can use when reading with their children to help develop them as readers.

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