Watchung Elementary School
1 Fischer Ave.
Middlesex, NJ 08846
(732) 317-6000 ext. 25602

 "Confident, compassionate and committed to excellence"   

September 2014

Dear Watchung School Parents and Guardians:

Welcome to Watchung School an exciting and innovative school for learning!  The Watchung School staff and I look forward to working with you to make this an exciting educational experience for your child.  This school year will be an opportunity for us to build on the successes of our school and our children. 

The Watchung School Handbook referenced on the left side menu bar under General Information, has been developed for your use as a reference with helpful information concerning the school year.  The handbook details our policies and procedures, program organization, health services and school activities.

The connection between the home and school plays a vital role in your child’s education.  Children whose parents are involved in their child’s school and education tend to have and increase in academic achievement.  This web site, as well as the individual teacher web sites, is one of many ways the school is communicating with the home.  On this site, you will find several articles, web sites and additional information to help foster the home-school connection.  Research strongly suggests that the single most important thing you can do at home to promote academic success is to read with and to your children.  Encouraging and motivating children to read and enjoy reading is a primary focus here at Watchung School.  Throughout the year, you and your child will have the opportunity to participate in several reading challenges and programs.  Take advantage of the motivation these programs provide to help instill a love for reading in your home.  When the home and school are working together, great gains in achievement can be made!

Hearing from you is an essential ingredient in your child’s total school experience.  Your calls with questions you may have regarding the contents are welcome. My office can be reached at (632) 317-6000 Ext. 25602. You can also like and follow us on Facebook at Watchung Whales and Twitter: @Watchungprime 
   

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Watchung School students participated in writing “Thank You Soldier” letters and drawing pictures to send to the troops overseas. The writing initiative was sponsored by Saint Mary’s Church in Pompton Lakes, NJ. There are many troops that have been deployed to overseas missions with more soldiers expected to go in January and April 2014. The troops will receive these letters in time for the holidays. Watchung School was pleased to participate as the students know they are “filling someone’s bucket” and making a difference in a soldier’s life.


The Daffodil Principle
     

The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket

                
Each class was read the book Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family by Peggy Johncox.
Create your own drops at www.bucketbook.com