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Winter Vacation, Week #1 (December 22-26)

 


Winter Vacation, Week #2 (December 29-Janurary 2)

 

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Winston Welcomes New Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Daniele Kass has been an educator for over 17 years. Dr. Kass holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education. She holds a Master’s degree from New York University in Special Education. Dr. Kass graduated from the University at Albany in New York with majors in Psychology, Education, and English.

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Winston News

Holiday Songs From Around the World
The Winston students, under the direction of Mrs. Cerritto performed a selection of holiday songs from around the world at the Morris Museum. The holiday show was the best yet!

Project Read
Winston teachers were busy in the classroom this week as they continued their professional development for Project Read. Director of Curriculum Daniele Kass is working with staff to fully implement the program, a systematic approach to teaching decoding, encoding, and reading comprehension strategies, using multisensory activities and direct instruction.

Seventh Graders Support Orphanage in Uganda
The students are currently collecting school/art supplies and light weighing sports equipment for the M-Lisada organization in Uganda. One of our eighth graders (Hannah Jones) along with her mother, spent some time there last summer volunteering. Please consider helping out. For more information contact Mrs. Jones.

8th Graders Receive Red Cross Training
The Winston 8th graders successfully completed Heart Saver, CPR & First Aid and AED training under the direction of Peter Dercole. Afraid that you wouldn’t be able to use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) if the need were to arise, ask the 8th graders how easy it is to follow the steps and save a life.

Student Lunch Update
Starting on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 the Parents' Association will be ordering Tuesday’s lunch from La Strada. The cost of the pizza is $1.25 per slice and they will offer the following food items for $5.25 if your child does not want pizza. Grilled Chicken Wrap, Baked Ziti and Small Salad with Chicken. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we will continue to order from Brick 46. Please write a check out to the Winston School for the total amount of your order. Please return your lunch order by tomorrow so that we may place the orders for next week. Click heading for the December Lunch Menu.

8th Grade Visits NYC
The 8th Grade took a bite out of the big apple this week. Here they are with Director Scott Ellis on the Longacre Theater stage after seeing You Can't Take It With You.

Kindness Celebrated!
Over 200 acts of Kindness have been observed and recorded by the teachers as well as the 8th graders. We are so proud of our students for their displays of kindness and friendship throughout the year and we look forward to counting their kindnesses together every month.

NJAIS Conference
Winston Staff attended the annual New Jersey Association of Independent Schools conference on Monday, October 27th at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. Dr. Peter Lewis serves as the current president of the organization which represents all accredited New Jersey independent schools.

Winston Wows at NJAIS Conference
Winston was well represented at the NJAIS Conference on October 27th. Teachers Susan Thompson and Cindy Davis hosted a session on Winston's Jan Term project.

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