The Wallington High School Chapter of Glamour Gals was tied for the most journaling this service year with another high school from New York. 85% of the girls in the chapter have written at least one journal. The journals are normally written after a makeover to reflect or based on prompts they have to discuss their volunteering experience.
Multiple Wallington High School Students have distinguished themselves with strong scores on Advanced Placement Tests. Our 2018 Valedictorian, Alexis Russo Heinick, earned the College Board's prestigious "AP Scholar Award" which is granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.
Frank W. Gavlak School is a grade K-6 building. It currently has an approximate enrollment of 449 students with one full day kindergarten, one grade one, one grade two, two grade threes, four grade fours, four grade fives and four grade sixes. Various programs are offered to meet the needs of students. Among them are: basic skills remediation, speech, special education services, bi-lingual/ESL education, gifted and talented and guidance services.
April is here and spring has finally arrived with a number of important school events to take place this month. Students in 3rd Grade will enjoy the "Steps to Respect" presentation that will focus on expanding upon social and emotional skills in helping them better deal with everyday school activities. Additionally, our 3rd Graders will also receive a special presentation on healthy eating, to be facilitated though a visit by our local Shop-Rite Nutritionalist. Students will then get the opportunity to visit Shop-Rite and apply what they have learned through some creative shopping activities.
The all-important N.J. Student Learning Assessment Testing Program (formally PARCC) is upon us for students in Grades 3-6. Testing will start on April 24th and continue into the month of May. Please make sure that you support your child to do their best by helping them be prepared for the testing by having a good night's sleep and eating a good breakfast.
Finally, on April 25th and 26th, our 6th Grade students will be visiting the Buehler Science Center, located on the Bergen Community College Campus in Paramus. Under the supervision of our Science Teacher Mr. Gaydos, the students will participate in a "simulated trip" to Mars and learn about all the planets in the solar system. As always, should you have any questions about these events, please feel free to contact my office.
Nancy J. Giambrone, Principal