From the Principal

** WOK Middle School starts at 8:55 a.m. Please be aware there is no supervision at WOK prior to 8:25 a.m., this includes the playground. If you have any questions you may contact the school at 908 352-7664 ext. 4400. **


My name is Alphonsus Platt and I am the Principal of WOK Middle School. This is my second year as Principal of WOK where I spent thirteen successful years as a teacher and administrator. I welcome the opportunity to lead WOK Middle School to becoming one of the best schools in the state of New Jersey.

This year I am celebrating 32 years in education. My entire career has been in the Hillside Public School system. I have seen a lot of success over the years from the Elementary level to the High School level.

This past school year was historic for Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School because it was 25 years ago that the middle school concept became a reality in Hillside. The graduating 8th Grade class was also the first 6th Grade Middle School Class to graduate from W.O.K. Middle School. This was also the first 8th Grade class to graduate at the historic Woodfield Stadium.

Our faculty, staff, stakeholders and students have made W.O.K. into a wonderful learning community that can only be appreciated by those who experience W.O.K. Middle school on a daily basis. We have worked hard and made great efforts to help our students stay focused on the mission of W.O.K.  The focus of our mission is to ensure that all of our students are prepared for the challenges of this ever changing global society which we live in today.

You are welcome to visit us and see the exciting things we are doing in our classrooms. Join us as we make a conscious effort towards EXCELLENCE. When you visit us you will see that we are not just a good school but we are focused on moving from "Good to Great"!
 
Thanks,
 

 
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Monthly Newsletter

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Menu

Cafeteria Menu
Ready to see what you going to eat this month!!
Click HERE for Breakfast menu
Click HERE for Lunch menu
nov menus.pdf

Daily Announcements

 


WALTER O. KRUMBIEGEL MIDDLE SCHOOL

145 Hillside Avenue

Hillside, New Jersey 07205-1897

Phone (908) 352-7664 Ext. 4400       Fax (908) 282-5840

www.hillsidek12.org

Robert Winston              Alphonsus Platt                    Danielle Caminiti

Vice Principal                             Principal                                           Vice Principal 


October 21, 2014

 

Dear Parents/Guardians/Colleagues,

 

It is with deep regret that we inform you about a recent loss to our community. On October 21, 2014,

Mr. Michael Zuber passed away after a brief illness. This loss is certain to raise many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire school, especially our students.

Mr. Zuber was a beloved and valued science teacher at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School for the past 14 years. He was a former resident of Hillside and a former Hillside student. The entire community is truly affected in so many ways.

Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School has a Crisis Intervention Team comprised of professionals trained to help with the needs of students, parents and school personnel in difficult times such as this. Counselors are available for any student who may need or want assistance in coping with this loss. We encourage you as parents to also feel free to use our resources.

Information is available on the WOK website that may be useful when speaking with your child at home. If you don’t have internet access, you are welcome to come get the information or request the information be sent home.

 

We are saddened by this loss to our school community and we will make every effort to help you and your child as needed.

 Sincerely,


Alphonsus Platt

Principal



Attached is information on dealing with grief from the National Association of School Psychologists.  I hope you find this useful.

 

NASP Letter for Parents.pdf

ATTENTION ALL WOK PARENTS/GUARDIANS

 

The following contains important health information from the NJ Department of Health.

Enterovirus-D68 Notice to Parents 10-14-14.pdf


Congratulations to Ms. Delores Keaton-Singleton for being selected our

2013-2014 Teacher of the Year!


Kean University Learning Adventures (KULA)

Enrolment is now closed.. any further applications will be on a waiting list

The students of W.O.Krumbiegel Middle School are invited to join Kean University Learning Adventures - a unique after school learning experience!  Career Exploration, self-discovery and student empowerment are the cornerstones of this program for 135 students in grades 6 through 8, located at W. O. K. Middle School and administered by Kean University’s College of Education.

This program merges Kean University’s resources with Hillside District’s expertise to provide an exploration of career opportunities while challenging students to apply their academic skills to real-life and project-based learning experiences. All students participating in the project will complete the NJ Career Awareness Navigator Profile (NJCAN).  Using this tool each student will develop an on-line profile of their career goals and a plan of action for achieving their goals.  Parents and family members will be invited to sessions to participate in the planning and learn how they can assist their child with maximizing the high school experience to be fully ready to enter college upon graduation. Parent and students will be encouraged to “Think College Early” and workshops will be offered to help them prepare for college entry.

The after school component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week from 3:20pm - 6:20pm each day from October 1, 2013 through June 13, 2014.  The summer component of the KU Learning Adventures will operate five days a week, four hours per day from July 7 through August 8, 2014.   

The partners in this project, Kean University and Hillside Public Schools, have collaborated in developing this program to address the District’s Title I plan which emphasizes three areas for growth:  improved mathematics achievement, increased use and integration of technology, and increasing the numbers of Hillside graduates who attend college. KULA will emphasize each of these areas in the implementation of 21st CCLC identified goals. As required by the NJ Department of Education, this program will also be offered to students attending Trinity Temple Academy.

“This project is funded in its entirety with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

KULA 21st CCLC Afterschool Program Application 2014-2015.pdf

Attention Parents-
If you know of anyone who would like to carpool children or provide transportation to WOK Middle School from the No. Union Ave. area of Hillside, please contact our main office and leave the contact information with a secretary. We have parents that are looking for transportation. This area is on the Irvington border and is a long walk for our students to walk to school. We are looking for parents who live in that  area and are willing to carpool or provide transportation service.

Mr. Platt


Attention Parents:

I very much appreciate those parents who have been involved in your chil'd education.  I encourage those who haven't to start now.  We are moving from "Good to Great" not only with words but with actions.
Please click HERE to see "my open letter" to you.

Sincerely

Alphonsus Platt

Hillside Public Library 

Due to repairs following serious water damage, the Hillside Public Library is currently closed. The earliest estimated re-open date is September 30. Borrowing privileges are available at the
Elizabeth Library, Mountainside Library, and Roselle Library. Other Union County Libraries may also be extending borrowing privileges; please check with these libraries before visiting.

Fines will not accrue while the Library is closed. Online services on this website are not affected. Please advise  friends, neighbors and colleagues of this situation,  and check this page periodically for updates or call 973.923.4413. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.


Just A Reminder!! Important Information! PTA Surveys are being sent home please complete with student and sign. Have students return surveys to school by Oct.3rd.

Do not forget next PTA meeting is Oct.15th at 6:30PM. Hope to see everyone there! Please bring completed membership form with student's homeroom number to this meeting. Remember, the homeroom with the most new PTA memberships will receive a reward. We really need parents and teachers to come out and support!!!

 Send us an email for any questions and concerns! wokpta@aol.com

 Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Taisha Edwin-Williams

PTA President


Lets welcome our 2014-2015 W.O.K. PTA  Executive Board Members

PRESIDENT                                            Taisha Edwin-Williams

VICE PRESIDENT                                 Shelby Robinson

SECRETARY                                          Katina Rodgers

TREASURER                                          Rayba Watson

MEMBER COORDINATOR                 Kisha Chiles-Bass


Message from our Superintendent Dr. Deo

Outstanding cafeteria balances must be resolved inmediatelly.
Please click link below.
Letter from Superintendent April 2014.pdf
Read 180

Click here to be directed to Read 180 sign in page!

From our Nurse

Please read the form below, there have been recent changes in the immunization mandates for all students borned after January 1, 1997.  Children will not be admited to grade 6 in September 2013 unless they have received these immunizations.
5th grade immunization letter.pdf
Parent Portal in Genesis
We are pleased to announce the opening of the Parent Module for Genesis, the online student information system used by the district.  The system is presently available for parents of students in grades seven and nine offering access to your child’s academic records.  Specifically, this web based system will enable you to access your child’s grades, attendance, discipline record, and other important information from any computer with an internet connection.
 
Parent Portal Brochure .pdf
Student Drop-off



Please read attached letter for important information on procedures on student drop off / pick up.
Parent Letter - WOK school drop off.doc
Bell Schedules

Please click on the link below  to see our school schedules

bell schedule 2013-14.pdf

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

We value your role in working to help your child achieve high academic standards.  The following is an outline of some of the ways you and school staff can build and maintain a partnership to share the responsibility for supporting your child’s learning.

WOK Student Planner-Handbook 2014-2015 FINAL.pdf

Box Tops Coupons
Welcome!  This year WOK Middle School will be collecting Box Top coupons to raise money for our school.  Did you know that some local schools raise thousands of dollars for their schools each year, just from clipping and submitting Box Tops?
BoxTops.pdf

Welcome to an exciting year at Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School! This year, our school will be participating in the Labels for Education® program. My name is Marisol Khristo and I am the Labels for Education coordinator for our school. Through the program we can collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products to earn points that can be redeemed for FREE educational merchandise!

Our goal this year is to collect 1000 points that we can redeem for . It’s easy to help – simply save UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating products and drop them off at Office.


ATTENTION:
HILLSIDE PARENTS/GUARDIANS


If your child is between three and twenty-one years of age,
and exhibits physical, sensory, emotional, cognitive, social,
or communication problems, please contact:
Hillside Board of Education – Department of Special Services

Children who exhibit one or more of the problems indicated
above, may be eligible for interventions in the general
education program, or for an evaluation to determine
eligibility for special education and related services.

To learn more about the programs and assistance available
please call (908) 352-7664 X 8448
contact the Special Services office for more information about free screening
for more information about free screening.

Our School's Mission Statement
 
The Mission of Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School is to provide a safe, positive and supportive learning environment in which all students can successfully develop, socially and academically, into lifelong learners.  We strive to motivate all students through various innovative instructional methods,  techniques and strategies.  Utilizing students skills and talents, we will prepare them to meet the demand of an ever changing global society.  

Aim for Excellence!    "We're Moving from Good to Great"!

Clubs

WOK After School Clubs
There is something for everyone!!
clubs.pdf

Parent Involvement

Parental Involvement Plan

Parent involvement is crucial to the health and well-being of a child. As a parent, you are the most important influence in your child's success in school and in life. In this role, you have a fresh opportunity every day to get involved with your child.

Parent involvement in children’s education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying.

Click on the document below to learn our district's plan!!

Parental Involvement Plan.pdf

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator:
Sharon Ann Festante

Walter O Krumbiegel Anti-Bullying Specialist/
Co Anti-Bullying Specialist:
Tiffany Ellis
908 352-7664 ext 4450
Daniel Nuzzolo
908 352-7664 ext 4455

145 Hillside Ave, Hillside NJ

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Hillside Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Sharon Festante, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

HIB Self-Assessment Grade


Report forms, policies and other
information is located at
District HIB Information


Wednesday, November 26
*
Early Dismissal for all Students
@ 1:00p.m.
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving
School Closed
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving
School Closed
Thursday, December 4
KULA Showcase
4:00 - 6:30 pm.
Friday, December 5
Mid-Marking Period

Today, 11/23/2014
High: 52 Low: 47
Mostly cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/24/2014
High: 70 Low: 46
Rain likely
55% chance of precipitation.