Wayne Education Association News: Your Local Teachers & Support Staff

June 23, 2021

The students and staff at the Preakness Early Childhood Center (ECC) celebrated its inaugural year and first graduating class with a clap-out parade on June 21st.  All students and staff members received a commemorative T-Shirt, sponsored by the Wayne Education Association. The Preakness-ECC ...

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There are few callings that are both as rewarding and challenging as teaching a group of our young students and preparing them for the world that impatiently waits for them. When young educators begin their career, they do so with wide-eyed optimism and energy. As they make their way through the ...

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For the third consecutive year, The Wayne Education Association has gifted the Media Centers of all the Wayne Schools with books for the students to enjoy. Each Media Specialist provided the WEA with their Wish List of books that the students of their school would enjoy. Danielle Valencia, WEA ...

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It is an honor each year to participate and sponsor the Community Drug forum with Mayor Vergano, the Wayne Alliance, the Wayne Public Schools, and the Wayne Police Department. This year we have partnered with our school paraprofessionals and custodians to make the program even more inclusive. Drug ...

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Back by popular demand! The class of 2021 from Wayne Valley High School and Wayne Hills High School will be receiving T-shirts as a gift to celebrate their graduation. The FAST ( Families and Schools Together) committee of the WEA have collected orders over the past several months and have ...

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2021 marks the celebration of 25 years of service for some of our amazing Wayne teachers. The Wayne Education Association honors each of these staff members for their hard work and dedication to the Wayne Schools and the many children they have taught over the last twenty-five years. Each of these ...

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It seems that in a time of crisis, those that give the most are often asked to give even more. Such is the case with the nurses of the Wayne Education Association. Our intrepid nurses went beyond what most would dare to ask over this past year. They have covid-tested and contact-traced morning, ...

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The Wayne Education Association is always looking for ways to aid the local community. Recently, the pandemic has escalated economic hardship for many of our Wayne families. This has increased the need to support programs like the Wayne Council of PTO’s food bank. Our Association was glad to ...

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As we enter what is hopefully the final chapters of this deadly virus, we look upon the damage that it has wrought. The damage has taken many forms. There is, of course, the hurt we have seen and continue to see. The virus has taken too many of us - those in our family, our dear friends, the people ...

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The Covid Pandemic has changed everything we do! Even the simple things have to be adjusted to accommodate social distancing parameters. This leaves traditional handwritten valentines to classmates impossible to do, but doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate Valentine's Day. There are many other ways ...

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The Wayne Township Public Schools community experienced a terrible tragedy with the passing of beloved Wayne Education Association member, Pat Hassert at the start of the new year. During her 22 years of service to the WTPS, Pat worked at a number of schools and was also an active member of her ...

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Given the extraordinary circumstances that Covid-19 has brought into the lives of our students during this past year, the WEA Families And Schools Together (FAST) committee has organized an event scheduled for our school community to address the mental health needs of our students at the Middle and ...

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As the Coronavirus continues its spread throughout our township, the Wayne Education Association is taking action to help families who find themselves in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hurt far too many families in our community. Word that many of our students and families could be ...

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The new hybrid learning model is one that students have never experienced and may struggle to navigate. With support from home, students can continue to grow as a learner. Below are some suggestions to help your learner to be more successful in their schoolwork. Find a quiet place to work ...

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Congratulations to Carol Occhiuzzi from James Fallon Elementary School for winning the PCEA Educational Support Professional of the Year award!! We are so proud of you!  

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Each March, the Wayne Education Association (WEA) partners with the district’s Read Across America celebrations through book donations. During Read Across America, students find new favorite stories through read alouds, participate in reading competitions and games, and create artwork and skits ...

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After hearing our brave students speaking out at several Board of Education meetings regarding their individual experiences with racism and inequality throughout their school careers, the Wayne Education Association took to action to help their students. In its effort to address this concern, ...

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As the school year gets underway, concern for the health and safety of the students and staff of the Wayne Public Schools continues to grow.  The Wayne Education Association (WEA) shares those concerns and has taken a step to help to ease one of them. With the limited number of PPE being ...

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