Walnut Street Happenings 

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    2nd Grade Career Expo
    On Friday, May 18th the 2nd Grade Team at Walnut Street Elementary held a career expo in the Walnut Street Gymnasium. All of our second-grade students had the opportunity to visit a wide array of career choices. Students listened to the details of each career and learned about the education and training that would be needed to be successful in that occupation. A special thank you to all of the Wildcat parents and community members that presented and our second-grade staff for making this event possible. It was a great learning experience for all of our students!
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    Mrs. Urso's Class - Thank you!
    A special thank you to Mrs. Urso's first-grade class for planting flowers and beautifying the front of our school!
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    Future Ready
    Congratulations to @trwsWildcats, Toms River Regional School District for declaring their participation in the #FutureReadyNJ Certification Program!
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    Mrs. Bieber's Book Club
    Kindergarten students in Mrs. Bieber's class formed their own book club as they read books from their favorite author, Mo Willems.
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    Arbor Day!
    This past week, Mrs. Hankins' class presented their annual Arbor Day presentation for the Walnut Street Community. What an amazing show!
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    Spring Chorus Concert
    This past week, our Wildcat Chorus performed for our entire school community. Throughout each performance, it was clear the amount of time and preparation Mrs. Coe, and our students put into this year's Spring Concert. Congratulations to all of our students that participated and Mrs. Coe on another wonderful performance!
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  • PARCC Computer Schedule
    PARCC Schedule
    You can view a copy of our PARCC Assessment Schedule at the link below.
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  • Parent Involvement Survey
    Parent Involvement Survey
    Please take a few moments to participate in the Parent Survey for your school. Thank you for your participation and continued support of our school community.
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    Maker Day!
    The 3rd Annual Walnut Street Maker Day was a huge success! It was encouraging to see all of our students so excited about the challenges presented. A special thank you to all of our Wildcat Family volunteers that helped facilitate the day. A special thank you to our entire faculty and our Supervisor of Instruction, Mrs. Monetti for their planning, hard work and the creation of activities that allowed our students to think, create, and share! 
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    Read Across America Day!
    This past week, Walnut Street Elementary celebrated Read Across America Day in honor of the beloved children’s author, Dr. Seuss. Students participated in a number of classroom activities, were visited by special guest readers and even got a visit from the most famous Dr. Seuss character, The Cat in The Hat. A special thank you to Mrs. Marra for facilitating our Cat in The Hat visit and thank you to our special guest readers that attended throughout the week.
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    D.A.T.E. Program
    This past week, our fifth-grade students had the opportunity to attend the D.A.T.E. Program. The Disability Awareness Through Education (D.A.T.E) Team provides sensitivity training and education information to local school children, civic organizations, and interest groups. This program uses simulation activities to increase understanding and acceptance of persons with disabilities.
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    The Little Mermaid
    Mrs. Maureen Hennelly and the Walnut Street PTO have been leading our school play for the past 18 school years. This year, a cast of 83 students successfully performed our school play, “The Little Mermaid.” We would like to congratulate the entire cast, the Walnut Street PTO, and Mrs. Hennelly on the performance. Each year, our school play brings our school community together and offers our students an opportunity to perform on stage. We are grateful to all that volunteer their time and resources to support our students' performance. A special thank you to our PTO and Mrs. Hennelly for their countless hours of preparation that make our school play possible each year. We look forward to another successful performance in 2019!
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    Jump Rope for Heart
    Congratulations to the Walnut Street Community! We reached our Jump Rope For Heart fundraising goal of $12,000. In fact, we exceeded our goal by $1000 raising our final total to an astounding $13,000! All donations have been provided to the American Heart Association. Our top two fundraisers were third-grade student, Logan Bartels and fifth-grade student, Angel Morales. Thank you to our staff, students and Wildcat Families for participating in another successful Jump Rope for Heart event!
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    Multicultural Food Tasting
    This past week, students in Mrs. Sablack and Mrs. Shepherd’s second-grade classes had an opportunity to experience a variety of food from different cultural backgrounds. We want to thank all of our parent volunteers that attended this event, and of course, a special thank you to Mrs. Sablack and Mrs. Shepherd for all of their hard work facilitating the day.
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    Teacher & Professional of the Year!
    Congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Hankins and Ms. Alexis Soto for being named the 2018 Walnut Street Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the Year. Our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lisa Hankins provides highly effective instruction to her first-grade students each day. Beyond her extraordinary teaching, Mrs. Hankins is an active member of the district-wide assessment committee and the leader of the Walnut Street PBSIS Team. Our Professional of the Year, Ms. Alexis Soto always goes above and beyond her call of duty. She works closely with her classroom teacher and supports the entire class. Ms. Soto is an asset to our school community.
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    Homework Club
    This week, Walnut Street began working with local community members to offer an afterschool homework club. Students that were selected by their teachers from grades 2-5 receive homework support after school 1 day per week. We are excited to now offer this support and look forward to the continued growth of the program!
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    100 Days of School
    This past week, we marked the 100th day of school milestone with asking our students to dress like you were 100 years old. A special thank you to School Spirit Committee for facilitating the day!
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    Identifying Shapes
    This past week, Miss O’Neill’s kindergarten students explored the building looking for and identifying shapes. Students were excited to count the number of sides of each figure and identify and label the shape within their math journal. It was a pleasure to watch our youngest students using such rich math vocabulary during the activity.
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    5th-Grade GREAT Graduation
    This week, our fifth-grade students were recognized for graduating the GREAT Program. We are so fortunate to have our students take part in this program each school year. A special thank you to: Officer Slavin, Detective Schwartz, Officer Bayer, Detective Nauyoks, Officer Zyckowski, Officer Kirby, Detective Scalzullo.
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    ESL Family Night
    On Thursday evening, our ESL families got together for some information and a ton of FUN. Parents and guardians learned how to help their children with technology apps that have recently been purchased and gained information about the upcoming ACCESS test our ESL students will be taking. Then the fun began. Students played BINGO, had popcorn and snacks and socialized with families...only to be interrupted by impromptu dance contests with strobe lights and prizes. A special thank you to our ESL/World Language Supervisor, Mrs. Gold, and all of our district's ESL teachers for organizing this event!
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    PTO Bingo Night
    This past week, our Wildcat Families had an opportunity to get together for our annual PTO Bingo Night. As always, the evening was loaded with fun and prizes. A special thank you to the Walnut Street PTO for all of their hard work and planning. Walnut Street PTO, you are the best!!
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Information

May 21 - Kinder Library Trip

May 21 - Title 1 Campfire 

May 22 - PTO School Store

May 22 - Inter. South Transition Meeting

May 23 - Garden Club

May 23 - Inter. North Transition Meeting

May 23 - 2nd & 3rd HW Club

May 24 - 3rd Grade Trip

May 24 - Band & Orchestra Concert

May 24 - 4th & 5th HW Club

May 25 - 5th Grade Roundtable

Our school community will embrace our diversity while empowering all students to be successful in a safe learning environment.  

Richard C. Fastnacht                           Principal                                   rfastnacht@trschools.com

Stacey DeCesare-Monetti                 Supervisor of Instruction                   smonetti@trschools.com

(732) 505-5900                                    

Mrs. Jamie Cegerenko jcegerenko@trschools.com

Mr. Timothy Vliet                                   tvliet@trschools.com

732-505-5900

60 Walnut Street

Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 505-5900

8:40 AM - 2:50 PM

The Main Office remains open until 4:00 PM each school day.