Principal's Newsletter

Watchung Weekly News - December 6, 2019

Important Dates to add to your Calendar:

  • December 6: Trimester 1 ends
  • December 9: Trimester 2 begins
  • December 11: Winter Concert at Montclair HS. – 7 pm
  • December 23 – January 1: School Closed – Winter Recess


Save the Date – Winter Concert – Save the Date! Watchung’s Winter Concert is going to take place on Wednesday, December 11 at 7 pm. The concert will be taking place in the MHS auditorium. Click Here for more info, including arrival times.

GEOY Award – So far we have only received 1 nomination from a parent. Please take a minute to do this. - We’re looking for this year’s TEACHER OF THE YEAR and EDUCATIONAL SERVICE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR!!! We need YOU (administrators, staff members, students, parents, and community members) to make a NOMINATION….It’s very easy to do. Please complete the one page nomination form and return to Mr. Krenn on or before Monday, December 9, 2019. Click Here for More information .

Make a Wish – Thank you to everyone who was able to take a tag for the Watchung Make a Wish program. If you were unable to get a tag because they are all taken or you simply would like to participate another way, please purchase one of the Bonus Gifts described on the bulletin board. Please contact Mrs. Pollizano with any questions.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser – The deadline has been extended. All orders need to be received by Tuesday, December 10th.

Thanksgiving Pies – Thank you to all of the Watchung Families who donated a pie during our Pie Sale. Mrs. Jochem and Ms. Magrath were able to donate over 30 pies to the Salvation Army for Thanksgiving. Click Here for a picture

Head Lice - Please click here to read a message from Nurse McShane regarding head lice at Watchung. Please see the following note that was sent to parents/caregivers about head lice earlier in the school year. (District Letter)

Lost & Found – Our Lost & Found is beginning to grow rapidly. PLEASE make sure you write your child’s name on everything! If we see a name, we do our best to get it back to them. If there is no name, it ends up in the lost and found. Parents can come and check the lost and found at any time, just check in at the main office. It is located on the bottom floor near the Spanish classroom.

Notes from the PTA:

Volunteer Opportunities - Can you help with our Watchung Teacher & Staff Holiday Luncheon? We want our teachers and staff to know how much we appreciate them. Please sign up here to make their luncheon a special one!

Wrap & Roll - Next Tuesday, December 10th is the 2019 District-Wide Wrap & Roll Event at Charles H. Bullock School. Details can be found here.

Update from our awesome assembly team - Our latest school assembly the Science of Sound (sponsored by Watchung PTA) took place last month. The musician Caryn Lin introduced the electric violin to our school community by playing original pieces using "looping" and many original sound effects. The amazing performance was highly interactive and involved many of our students in Lin's creative process of music making.

Winter ASE is coming! Classes are now up for viewing on the PTA Marketplace

Flyers go home: January 3, 2020

Registration: January 5-12, 2020

Winter ASE starts January 27, 2020 and runs through April 1, 2020.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Patrick Krenn
Watchung Elementary School

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