• Dear Park Avenue School Community,
    Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year!

    To our new Park families, welcome. To our existing Park families, welcome back. As always, we enter into a new school year with great expectations for student achievement. The combined dedication of our families, staff, and students continues to be our strength.


    At Park Avenue School, we continue to offer a variety of challenging and enriching academic and social programs for all students. One of our goals is to work with families in developing well-educated, productive students. We aim to build and strengthen self-esteem and to develop and promote good citizenship in all students.


    Moving forward, many events are vital in strengthening our home/school support model. Throughout the school year there will be many activities that include families. We encourage you to participate in as many of these activities as you can.


    Below is a list of activities that will take place at Park Avenue School throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We encourage your support and participation.


    Language Arts and Math Literacy:

    • Bi-Annual Scholastic Book Fair
    • Celebrity Read
    • Classroom Learning Centers
    • Connected Math
    • Daily Problem of the Day Activities
    • Differentiated Instruction across the Curricula
    • Discover/Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics
    • Read Across America Program
    • Reading Buddies
    • Six Flags Read-A-Thon (sponsored by Weekly Reader)
    • Summer Reading Lists
    • Test Prep Sessions
    • Time for Kids

    Supplemental Academic Programs

    • Bridge Club
    • Career Day
    • Cheer Club
    • Grandparents' Day
    • Intramural Sports
    • Saturday PARCC Test Preparation
    • Sisterhood and Brotherhood
    • Stage Crew Club
    • Summer Academy
    • Robotics Club
    • Technology Club
    • Sewing Club
    • STEAM

    Citizenship and Academic Incentives

    • Afterschool Open Gym Sessions for Students
    • Assembly Programs on Bullying and Violence
    • Children With Autism Walk
    • Circuit Day
    • Field Day
    • Fire Prevention Assembly and Fire House Visits
    • Guidance Services
    • Incentive Field Trips i.e. Branchbrook Skating Rink, Sports and Games etc.
    • Monthly Citizenship Projects
    • Multicultural Day
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Red Ribbon Week Activities
    • Sisterhood and Brotherhood
    • Student Council
    • Wear Red Day

    Humanities and Fine Arts

    • All-City Choir and Band Concert
    • Art Enrichment/History Programs
    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance Ensemble
    • Park Avenue School Art Show
    • PAS Art Show
    • PAS Winter/Spring Concerts
    • Talent Show
    • Theatre Development Initiative - Special Autism Friendly Broadway Performances
    • Vocal Music Academy


    • African American Culture Studies
    • African-American Career Day
    • French Classes
    • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations
    • Holocaust Studies
    • Mexican Celebration “Day of the Dead”
    • Multicultural Day
    • Weekly Spanish Classes


    • Apple Computers and Mac Books
    • BrainPop
    • Cell Phone / Printer Cartridge Recycling Program
    • Chromebooks
    • Dell Computers
    • Discovery Education
    • ePortfolios
    • Google Docs/Drive
    • Grant Programs
    • iPads
    • Kindles
    • Mini Digital Camcorders
    • SMART Boards
    • SMART Response
    • Study Island
    • Technology Club


    • Annual Science Fair
    • Liberty Science Center Family Night
    • Liberty Science Center Van Presentations
    • Meadowlands and Essex County Environmental Center Visits
    • Passaic Valley Environmental Center Watershed Presentation
    • Union County Parks/Recreation Department Pollution/Water Assembly

    Parent Involvement

    • Annual Spelling Bee
    • Autism Parent Support Group
    • Awards Ceremony
    • Back To School Night
    • Bring Your Parent to School Day
    • Coat and Uniform Drive
    • Family Math and Literacy Night
    • Family Skate Night
    • Grandparents' Day
    • Honor Roll Ceremonies
    • Ice Cream Social
    • Kwanzaa Celebration
    • Movie Nights
    • Muffins for Moms
    • Open door policy
    • Parent Education Workshops
    • Parent/Teacher Conferences
    • Parent Academy
    • Latino Literacy 
    • Participation at SLC Meetings
    • Pasta Pot Luck Dinner
    • PTO
    • Sixth/Seventh Grade Parent Meetings
    • Student Council Activities
    • Student Dances
    • Thanksgiving Food Baskets
    • Tricky Tray
    • Winter/Spring Concerts


    • Bi-Annual Book Fairs
    • Kids Stuff Coupon Books
    • Cell Phone / Toner Recycling
    • Half Day Pizza  Sale
    • Holiday Shop 
    • Sunshine Candy/Gift Fundraiser
    Please stay in touch by reading our quarterly Park Avenue Elementary School Newsletter. Visit our staff websites for classroom updates. Check the marquee in front of Park Avenue School for upcoming events. All staff members have email and can be reached through the school staff list found at http://orange.schoolwires.com/park .
    Have a wonderful and productive school year.

    Dr. Myron Hackett, Principal