District Calendar 2016-2017 - Page 3

Board of Education Dr. Ardie Walser, President (201) 287-1234 Dr. David Diuguid Vice President (201) 692-1136 Dr. David Gruber (201) 833-9279 Ms. Victoria Fisher (201) 522-4557 Ms. Sarah Rappoport (201) 638-4716 Mr. Sebastian Rodriguez (917) 513-9213 Mr. Howard Rose (201) 836-5500 Ms. Clara Williams (201) 965-0072 Ms. Shelly Worrell (201) 837-8177 Announcements of meeting and meeting changes appear on the district website: www.teaneckschools.org Communication is one of the District’s most important priorities in addressing student achievement because it is one way of engaging parents to play an active role in their child’s education. The Teaneck Public School District has set up numerous resources for parents to keep them informed about what’s going on in the schools as well as their child’s classroom. From newsletters and pamphlets, to our website and email communication, to our local newspaper and cable programs, we use a variety of media to keep everyone informed about important information, news and events in our schools. Please visit the district’s website at www.teaneckschools.org. There are nine trustees, three of whom are elected each year for the three year terms. The Board of Education, acting as a group, develops and manages policy to govern the school district. Regular Public Meetings All are invited to the Board of Education Regular Public Meetings, which begin at 8 p.m. at the Teaneck High School, a handicapped accessible building, Cheryl Miller-Porter Student Center, third floor, 100 Elizabeth Avenue. The Board holds its one Regular Public Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, September through June. Official business is conducted at this monthly meeting. The public may speak to agenda items prior to Board deliberations on the agenda and may address other issues at the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting. “Conversations with the Board” are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. before each Regular Public Meeting of the Board, but not before workshop meetings. Workshop Sessions On the first Wednesday of each month, September through June, the Board holds a workshop session in the Central Administrative Offices, Eugene Field School, a handicapped accessible building, Margaret Angeli Staff Development Room, One Merrison Street. At these monthly workshop meetings the Board reviews and discusses the business agenda that will be formally acted upon the following week. In addition to providing an opportunity to present information to the Board that requires action at the Regular Public Meeting, workshop meetings also include presentations on educationally relevant items of interest selected by the Superintendent with Board input. There is no formal action taken at these meetings. Your School / Community Connection Benjamin Franklin Middle School Table of Contents Absences Administration Community Education Center Health Services Lunch, Breakfast PTOs/PTA Registration Religious Holidays School Age Child Care (SACC) School Closings School News, Web Site Schools and School Hours Summer Programs Teaneck Women Train and Work (TW2) Township of Teaneck Transportation Varsity Sports WPA 4 9 5 6 6 3-4 6 8 5 6 4 3 5 5 23 5 7 3 School Age Child Care (SACC) programs, for children whose parents are working or in school, are run by the Teaneck Community Education Center at Bryant School for Kindergarten and PreK children and at Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Middle Schools. SACC is a nonprofit program supported solely by participants. In addition to SACC, there are independent, non-profit child care programs sponsored by Working Parents Associations (WPA) at Hawthorne, Lowell and Whittier schools. A PreK Wrap option provides extended childcare for a halfday plus an included lunch period, so that PreK three- and four-year-olds registered in the PreK program are able to remain at Bryant School for a full school day. The Teaneck Council of Parents and Teachers (known as the PTO Council) is the umbrella organization of six schools’ PTOs and Hawthorne's PTA. The Council, comprising representatives from the individual organizations, meets to discuss education and parent issues. A Parent Teacher Organization/Association meets monthly at each school. All are welcome. PTO Council: PTSOTHS@gmail.com Bryant - first Tuesday-PTOBryant@teaneckschools.org Hawthorne-fourth TuesdayPTAHawthorne@teaneckschools.org 3