Charlie's Corner

Your Weekly Newsletter for All Things Wedgwood

For The Week Of September 19, 2016

Shout Outs!

  • Shout out to Mary Grace Parchesky for running a half-marathon! Mary Grace successfully completed all 13.1 miles of the Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia on Sunday. Nice job, Mary Grace!

  • Shout out to all of our Wedgwood staff for a smooth Back To School Night. The feedback from families was overwhelmingly positive, thanks to you!

Changes to AchieveNJ For 2016-2017

The NJ Department of Education recently made a number of very last minute changes to the specifics of what teacher evaluation will look like for the 2016-2017 school year. Here is a link to a PDF detailing those changes.

These changes were addressed in a September 13 email from our Superintendent. I will be holding a brief faculty meeting at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, September 21, to discuss these changes. All certificated staff should plan on attending.

Wedgwood is on Social Media

Got something exciting happening in your room? Let me know so that I can come by and share it with our community via social media. Our school now has official Facebook and Twitter pages! If you're on social media, these will be great ways to stay connected with what's going on throughout the school community.

If you're on Facebook, go to and "Like" the page.

If you're on Twitter, go to and follow us.

Important Dates

September 6 - October 3

  • Fall STAR Testing Window

September 20

  • Xtra Math Workshop w/Mr. Renzi - 8:45 AM

September 21

  • Dress Down Day for Bill Schlupp - More info here
  • Faculty Meeting - Changes to Teacher Evaluation - 8:45 AM
  • Early Dismissal - 2:05 PM - Staff Inservice

September 22

  • Sunshine Committee Meeting - 8:45 AM

September 26-30

  • PTO Scholastic Book Fair

What's Not Working?

Wedgwood PTO: Let's Get Involved!

Our Parent Teacher Organization is doing things a little differently this year; monthly meetings are alternating between daytime and nighttime hours to allow for increased involvement for parents and staff. I have been very excited by our PTO's desire to collaborate with our staff to make our school the best it can be. The following are the PTO's meeting dates for the year.

  • Thursday, October 20 - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, November 15 - 9:30 AM
  • Tuesday, December 13 -7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 17 - 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, February 22 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, March 22 - 9:30 AM
  • Wednesday, April 26 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 31- 9:30 AM

September Staff Birthdays

September 2 – Susan Paris

September 6 – Paula DiGianivittorio

September 11 – Andrew Miranda

September 26 – Barbara Kerstan

September 28 – Debbie DeLuca

Teacher Humor

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Have a Great Week!