The Wyckoff Connected Parent Series

Stay connected with your child's learning!

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You're Doing What at School?

Picture this: your child comes home after a rewarding day at school. Inspired by their excitement, you ask, "What did you do at school today?" As your child goes on and on and on about all of the innovative activities and advanced technology they are applying in class, you might find yourself at a loss. You might find yourself asking, "You're doing what in school?" In an ever-changing world filled with technology and new ideas, it can be tough to keep up with everything that is going on in your child's classroom. But, as we know, your involvement in your child's education contributes to their success. That's why it is essential for us to stay connected.

Stay Connected!

The Wyckoff Connected Parent Series offers a variety of learning opportunities to stay connected with what your child is doing in the classroom. Many of these classes are specifically designed to help you understand the rationale behind the educational experiences your child encounters on a daily basis. The sessions will also give you the opportunity to work alongside your child as you explore, dream, imagine, and learn together. Attending these sessions will help you develop meaningful conversations with your elementary or middle school child. Explore all of the academic opportunities that the district has to offer.


Please follow this link to sign up for The Wyckoff Connected Parent sessions.

The Connected Wyckoff Elementary School Parent

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Family Fitness Night

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 7-9pm

Eisenhower Middle School Multipurpose Room

Wyckoff Physical Education teachers Annmarie Dugan, Dan Dodd, Kris Federici, Colleen McCurry, and Kevin Reilly will share information on the relationship between physical activity and achievement. Learn new strategies to stay active while participating in family fitness activities. Parents and their students are invited to participate in this fun evening to learn how to stay fit.


Dress comfortably and wear sneakers.



All Wyckoff elementary school parents and students are welcome.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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STEM and Makerspace in the Kindergarten Classroom

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 4-5:15pm

Washington School

Washington School Kindergarten teachers Erica Petela, Jayne Ramirez, and Linda Yelvington will join you for some hands-on Maker fun as we experience STEM and Makerspace through the eyes of a Kindergartener.


Washington School parents and Kindergarten students welcomed. No siblings please.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Coffee with the Principal: What is MakerSpace?

Thursday, Jan. 19th, 2pm

Coolidge School MakerSpace

Join Mr. Famularo, Ms. Levine, and Mrs. Needleman during this hands-on meeting to learn more about what a MakerSpace room is and experience what your children have been exposed to.
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Raising the Bar on Bar Modeling

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 7-9pm

Washington School

Math Consultant Bill Jackson will work alongside parents to learn about the model drawing method, a strategy that gives word problems a visual context. Have some fun while you learn about the rationale for using bar models to solve problems.


All Wyckoff elementary school parents are welcome.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Technology Titans

Tuesday, Feb. 7th, 4-6pm

Lincoln School

Elementary school teachers Maia Mitchell and Kourtney Moscarello explore Google Drive (docs, slides, and sheets), Google Classroom, and a sampling of other tech tools you may see used across the school year.


All Wyckoff elementary school parents are welcome.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Guiding Your Way Through Literature: Parent and Guidance Counseling Team Book Club

Thursday, March 2nd, 2-3pm

Media Centers in Coolidge, Sicomac, and Washington Schools - Please sign up by your school

Elementary Guidance Counselors Anne Mapes of Coolidge Elementary School, Pam Noblin of Sicomac Elementary School, and Paula Rubenacker of Washington Elementary School will be reviewing points discussed in the book, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel. Please obtain your own copy of the book.

At Lincoln School, counselor Lynn Wiebe will continue her ongoing book club with parents, around the title, Raising Kids to Thrive, by Kenneth Ginsburg.


Please sign up and attend this book club conversation at your child's school.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Coolidge School Education in the Making: Makerspace Family Night

Thursday, April 6th, 6:30-8pm

Coolidge Multipurpose Room

District Makerspace Coordinator and Instructional Coach Stacey Linzenbold will facilitate this course, offering families the chance to explore what Makerspace is and participate in Maker activities.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

Lincoln School Education in the Making: Makerspace Family Night

Thursday, April 20th, 6:30-8pm

Lincoln Multipurpose Room

District Makerspace Coordinator and Instructional Coach Stacey Linzenbold will facilitate this course, offering families the chance to explore what Makerspace is and participate in Maker activities.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

Washington School Education in the Making: Makerspace Family Night

Wednesday, May 24th, 6:30-8pm

Washington Multipurpose Room

District Makerspace Coordinator and Instructional Coach Stacey Linzenbold will facilitate this course, offering families the chance to explore what Makerspace is and participate in Maker activities.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

Sicomac School Education in the Making: Makerspace Family Night

Thursday, May 25th, 6:30-8:30pm

Sicomac Multipurpose Room

District Makerspace Coordinator and Instructional Coach Stacey Linzenbold will facilitate this course, offering families the chance to explore what Makerspace is and participate in Maker activities.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

Curiosity Convention

Tuesday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30pm

Lincoln School Multipurpose Room

Discovery teacher June Weissman and her students proudly showcase the fruits of their imaginations and investigations.


All Discovery parents are welcome.



Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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The Connected Middle School Parent

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What's Up, Docs?

Thursday, Dec. 8th 2016 at 7-9pm

Eisenhower Middle School Media Center

Eisenhower teacher Adam Wirjosemito will introduce you to some of the features of Google Apps, particularly Docs, Forms, and Classroom. You will be shown key features such as revision history, "Turn In" button, and the calendar, and provided with tips for assisting your children on these new digital learning platforms. There will also be time for you to ask questions regarding troubleshooting and common concerns. Attend this session to get connected with Google and stay in tune with your child's digital learning.



Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Getting Started on Google Classroom

Wednesday, Dec. 14th 2016 at 7-8pm

Eisenhower Middle School Media Center

Overwhelmed by your child's school technology? Do you want to stay a step ahead? Bring your child's Chromebook and login information with you. Together with Eisenhower teacher and Media Specialist, Kristin Caputo, you will learn how to access Google Classroom, identify completed and overdue assignments, view and edit online calendars, and discover different ways teachers use the Google Suite of Apps.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

STEM Night

Tuesday, March 7th, 7pm

Eisenhower Middle School Cafeteria and Innovation Lab

With the help of their science teachers, your middle schooler will demonstrate STEM related activities from science classes, STEM exploratory classes, STEM cycle classes, WEL, and Science Olympiad. Participate in a night of STEM-ulating learning!


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

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Innovation Lab Guided Tour

Thursday, March 16th, 7-9pm

Eisenhower Middle School Innovation Lab

Eisenhower teacher Marc DeBlock will take you on a tour of the new Innovation Lab. Come explore and experience the exciting STEM activities going on at Eisenhower Middle School, including 3D Design and Robotics.


Please follow this link to sign up for this Connected Parent session.

Grace White - Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Please contact Grace White with any questions you may have regarding The Wyckoff Connected Parent Series.
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