New Employee Portal!
Check out the new Department of Human Resources interactive employee portal. You can login by clicking here or on the Employee Portal button to the right. Details on this new feature can be found in this flyer.
Angela Larkin Chosen as The Record's Star Teacher
Norman S. Weir 6th grade teacher, Angela Larkin, has been chosen to receive The Record's Star Teacher Award for 2014. She was nominated by student Alexis Robinson and was chosen from over 120 nominations. She will be honored at the start of the the newspaper's annual teacher conference to be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Dickinson Hall on Friday, Feb. 28. The award will then be publicized in The Record in a special acknowledgement on Sunday, March 12. The presentation will take place in Wilson Auditorium at 9 a.m.
1st Annual District Spelling Bee
The Department of Humanities is excited to announce the first annual Paterson Public School spelling bee for first and second graders only, which will be held on the following dates during school hours:
- Classroom Spelling Bee: March 17th-21st
- School Spelling Bee: April 7th-10th
- District Spelling Bee: May 30, 2014 (School # 24 Auditorium)
We encourage all elementary schools to participate and to prepare their students in advance for the spelling bee. The District Spelling Bee winner, second place and third place winners for both first and second grades will receive awards. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Wanda Kopic, Supervisor of Language Arts at 973-321-2220. Registration Deadline is February 3, 2014 (complete registration form). Flyer
Teacher Evaluation Newsletter
You can view this week's issue of the "TEACHNJ and AchieveNJ" newsletter here: Vol. II Issue 17, Mar. 7. Previous issues are available on the Teacher Evaluation page.
Central Office Employee of the Month
Guidance Department Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Guidance Department Newsletter is now available. You can view it here.
Get Connected with Paterson Public Schools …
Download our APP
Now you can be connected with the district and our individual schools through Paterson Public Schools’ new downloadable application (APP) available for portable “smart” devices! Discover the many useful features of the PPS app by viewing this video created by Rosa Parks HS students. Instructions on how to access and use the app can be found here. It's easy!
Dell Specials for Paterson Public Schools
Dell computer has special offers for Paterson City School District students, faculty, and staff. Visit www.Dell.com/mpp/K12 to take advantage of their promotions or call 1-800-695-8133 and reference Member ID: US29289392. Specials for March 2014 can be viewed here.
Student Growth Percentile Video
This video is part of the NJ SMART educational series. It provides viewers with a better understanding of what a student growth percentile (SGP) is, the concept of academic peers and how it relates to growth percentiles, how an individual SGP is calculated and interpreted, and how SGPs can be reported and interpreted for groups
Panther Academy Weather Station Operational
Get up-to-the-minute weather information from the Panther Academy Weather Station simply by clicking on this link. Alternatively, you can download and install on your computer the weatherbug application (select Paterson and Panther Academy as your location). For further information contact Planetarium Manager, Gary Swangin.
Purchasing Process for District Staff
Proper procedures to assist Paterson Public School employees in making authorized purchases for the school year are clearly outlined in the following two documents: Ordering Process and Purchasing Manual
Need Additional Supplies?
DonorChoose.org is a not-for-profit website that provides resources to teachers. Educators are welcome to submit online proposals via www.donorschoose.org. Info: Lauren Siciliano, NJ State Coordinator, Lauren@donorschoose.org or (212) 239-3615, ext. 21