Walnut Street Happenings 

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    The Eye of the Wildcat!

    April 21, 2017
    Since the start of the PARCC Assessment, we have recognized 48 of our third through fifth grade students for having the 'Eye of the Wildcat' during PARCC Testing. To have a chance to be recognized, students need to meet our PARCC expectations listed below:                       "Be Present - Be On Time -  Put Forth Your Best Effort"
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    Popping with Pride!

    April 01, 2017
    This month, we have taken the time to review our expectations in the cafeteria and on the playground with our students. To help reinforce those expectations, the PBSIS Team has implemented a new initiative called Popping with Pride! During lunch, each class that meets our expectations receives a popcorn piece. Each class that reaches fifteen popcorn pieces will be recognized with a popcorn party. A picture of the bulletin board to the left demonstrates how each class keeps track of their progress. Congratulations to Mrs. Therien's class and Ms. Pedone's class for being the first two classes to reach fifteen pieces of popcorn!
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    2nd Annual Walnut Street Maker Day

    March 25, 2017
    Our 2nd Annual Makers Day was a huge success! It was encouraging to see all of our students so excited about the challenges that were presented. A special thank you to all of our Wildcat Family volunteers, our Wildcat Staff for their support, and of course, Mrs. Brown for facilitating this annual event that allows all of our students to think, create, and share.
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    Jump Rope for Heart

    March 24, 2017
    This past week, over fifty of our Wildcat Students wore their Jump Rope for Heart t-shirts they received from the American Heart Association for raising over $50.  A special thank you to Mrs. Goble and Mr. Vliet for all of their hard work and all who supported this fundraiser!
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    Our Kindergarten Authors

    March 23, 2017
    Our Kindergarten authors in Ms. O’Neill’s class published a book entitled “All About Animals”. The students chose an animal, conducted research by reading nonfiction texts to become an expert, and wrote a piece to teach others all about their animal. Their writing pieces were bound into a hardcover book, which the students read to their families and other visitors this week at Walnut Street Elementary School.
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    Screenagers - Growing up in the Digital Age

    March 18, 2017
    This past week, Walnut Street Elementary, the Walnut Street PTO, and the Ocean County Library partnered to share a screening of the documentary, Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Ocean County Library to help inform our students, staff, and Wildcat Families.
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    POAC Organization

    March 10, 2017
    On March 3rd, the Wildcat Staff had the opportunity to help children with Autism by 'dressing down' to support the Parents of Autistic Children organization. Mr. Fastnacht presented the funds to POAC's Executive Director, Mr. Gary Wietzen and Ms. Simone Tellini. Both Mr. Wietzen and Ms. Tellini provided our fourth and fifth-grade students with a very informative Autism Awareness presentation. A special thank you to the entire Walnut Street Staff!
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    SJCDA Elementary Choral Festival

    March 06, 2017
    This past Saturday, 12 students from Hooper Avenue Elementary and Walnut Street Elementary participated in the 34th Annual SJCDA Elementary Choral Festival. The students were chosen by their choral teachers, Mrs. Simone and Mrs. Coe, because of their musical skill and enthusiasm for chorus. Mrs. Simone, Mrs. Coe, and the students rehearsed before school and during recess time to prepare for this event. All of the students had a great time and gave a fantastic performance! Congratulations to Walnut Street participants, Paetyn Brill, Daniel Drennan, Aidan Okrasinski, Nicholas Orlando, Caitlin Poulos and Madalyn Schneider.
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    Read Across America / Spirit Week

    March 04, 2017
    A special thank you to the Walnut Street School Spirit Committee for facilitating this past spirit week and our celebration of Dr. Seuss. The students enjoyed celebrating each day with a Dr. Seuss theme. Also, a special thank you to all of our parents, community members, and retired Wildcat staff that visited our school as special guest readers.
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    "Wonderland"

    February 24, 2017
    Congratulations to the cast of "Wonderland," the Walnut Street PTO, and Mrs. Hennelly on the successful performance of 'Wonderland!' The Walnut Street School play brings our entire school community together, and we are so grateful to our PTO and Mrs. Hennelly for making it possible.
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    GREAT Graduation

    February 24, 2017
    On Friday, February 24th, our fifth-grade students graduated from the GREAT Program. A special thank you to the Toms River Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff's Office, and the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office for supporting this program. A special thank you to Detective Sergeant Renne Nauyoks, Officer Pamela Slaven, Detective Taryn Schwartz, Officer Ronald Bayer, Officer William Zyckowski, and Officer Joseph Kirby for volunteering their time to work with our students.
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    D.A.T.E. Program

    February 22, 2017
    Recently, our fifth-grade students had the pleasure of attending a presentation offered by DATE, Disability Awareness Through Education. The three gentlemen that presented did a wonderful job telling their stories and making our students feel comfortable. Students learned that while the presenters' disabilities come with their own set of challenges, they can still live their lives and not let their disabilities hold them back from doing the things they love.
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    Jump Rope for Heart

    February 16, 2017
    We want to thank everyone for their support of Jump Rope for Heart. Our school goal of $9,000 was reached this past week and we could not be happier! The money we raised will fund research for the American Heart Association to help people battling heart disease.
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    School Spirit Award!

    February 09, 2017
    Earlier this week, Thunder 106 visited Walnut Street Elementary School to recognize fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Wieszt with the Thunder 106 School Spirit Award. A special thank you to fourth-grade student, Anthony Montalban for nominating Ms. Wieszt for all she does for our school. Congratulations!
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    Teacher and Professional of the Year

    February 03, 2017
    This past week, the Walnut Street PTO sponsored a breakfast in honor of our Teacher and Professional of the Year. A special congratulations to Mrs. Gold and Mrs. Cegerenko for being named the 2017 Walnut Street Teacher and Educational Services Professional of the Year!
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    Walnut Street PTO Bingo Night

    January 28, 2017
    PTO Bingo Night was held on Friday, January 27th in the Walnut Street Elementary Gymnasium. We were so pleased to see many of our Wildcat Families in attendance and the children had a wonderful time. A special thank you to Mrs. Russo for facilitating this event and as always, thank you to the Walnut Street PTO for all they do!
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    Jump Rope for Heart

    January 26, 2017
    Fifth-grade students, Natalia Rodriguez, Aniyah Taylor, Sophia Harmer, and Julie Nordfors organized a neighborhood bake sale this weekend to support our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. The bake sale raised over $120! We are so proud of Natalia, Aniyah, Sophia, and Julie for taking the initiative to organize this event to support the American Heart Association!
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    American Legion Coloring Contest

    January 20, 2017
    Fifth-grade student, Emma Thomas won first prize in the American Legion Coloring Contest. Students were asked to color the picture of the High Point Monument located in High Point, New Jersey. The monument was erected by Colonel & Mrs. Anthony Kuser to honor the memory of New Jersey's heroes by land, sea, and air in all wars of our country.
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    GREAT Program

    January 18, 2017
    We are excited to continue our partnership with local law enforcement by having our fifth-grade students participate in the GREAT Program. This violence prevention program is built around school-based, law enforcement officer instructed classroom curriculum. We are delighted to offer this award-winning program to our students.
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    Listening Walk

    January 12, 2017
    Mrs. Urso's first grade scientists explored sound waves by taking a 'Listening Walk' around Walnut Street Elementary School to collect evidence of sound.
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    Walnut Street Obstacle Course

    January 09, 2017
    This week, our Wildcats will have the opportunity to participate in the annual Walnut Street Obstacle Course. A special thank you to Mrs. Goble and Mr. Vliet for all of their planning and hard work!
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    Martin Luther King Day

    January 09, 2017
    On 1/16/17, school will be closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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  • McDonalds Fundraiser

    PTO McDonald's Night

    January 09, 2017
    1/11/17-PTO McDonald's Night
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    PTO School Store

    January 09, 2017
    PTO School Store 1/10/17
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    HSN Saxophone Quartet Visits Walnut Street

    December 22, 2016
    Students in grades three to five had the pleasure of watching the HSN Saxophone Quartet perform several holiday classics. Thank you to Mr. Grill and Mr. Olender for arranging this for our students.
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    Winter Break

    December 19, 2016
    Schools will be closed from December 26, 2016 to January 2, 2017. We will re-open January 3, 2017. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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    Candy Gram Sale

    December 19, 2016
    Candy Gram Sale ends on 12/21/17
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    2nd Marking Period

    November 01, 2016
    The second marking period begins 11/1/16
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Information

April 24 - Grade 5 PARCC - Math

April 24 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 25 - PTO School Store

April 25 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 25 - Grade 4 PARCC - Math 

April 26 - Grade 4 PARCC - Math

April 27 - Grade 4 PARCC - Math

April 28 - Grade 4 PARCC - Math 

April 28 - PTO Gift Auction 

May 1 - Grade 3 PARCC - Math 

May 1 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

May 2 - Grade 3 PARCC - Math 

May 2 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

May 2 - Intermediate East Transition Meeting

May 3 - Grade 3 PARRC - Math  

May 4 - Grade 3 PARCC - Math

May 4 - PTO Pretzel Sale

May 4 - Intermediate North Transition Meeting

May 4 - Arbor Day Show - 1st Grade - 12:45

May 4 - Arbor Day Show - K-3 - 1:30

May 8 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

May 9 - PTO School Store

May 9 - Big Brothers Big Sisters

May 9 - Intermediate South Transition 

May 12 - Progress Reports Open 

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

60 Walnut Street

Toms River, NJ 08753

(732) 505-5900

Richard C. Fastnacht

rfastnacht@trschools.com

(732) 505-5900

8:40 AM - 2:50 PM