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We appreciate our involved parents and community members and enjoy broadcasting our latest news and information to you. Here on our News page, we’ll chronicle school activities, student achievements, and public announcements. We’ll also offer helpful resources and information. So check back often; we’ll update it regularly.

Learning Outside

Ms. Pallotto's fifth-graders recently got to spend time outside in the courtyard, during academic support, for their continuous class read-a-loud! What a great way to end the day and start of spring break! They’ve been reading and discussing The Seventh Most Important Things, by Shelley Pearsall, and loving it.

Students gathered sitting around outdoor tablesStudent holding a book while leaning against a tree

Orchestra Festival

On Tuesday, April 9, the Region I Orchestra Festival was at East Brook Middle School. Orchestras from five different school districts in Bergen County came together to perform for each other and received feedback from guest clinicians Mr. David Wroe and Mrs. Helen Cha-Pyo. Congratulations to each orchestra for their performance and participation in the festival! 

Orchestra standing on stage The orchestra performing on stage
Paramus Named One of the Best Communities for Music Education

2019 Best Communities for Music Education. Congrats! Brought to you by The NAMM Foundation.Congratulations to our amazing music education staff! NAMM has again chosen Paramus Public Schools as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in 2019! 

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, and community leaders who have made music education part of a well-rounded education. Designations are for districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and access to music education. 

We are so proud! #ParamusProud

Howling Woods Farm

Thanks to the East Brook PTA for bringing in wolfdogs from Howling Woods Farm. The students got a unique chance to learn about wolves up close. Howling Woods Farm rescues and places domestic bred wolfdogs and northern breeds. They also provide education to the general public about wolves and wolfdogs.

Click to view more. Two male students pet a wolf in the gym.
NJSCA Announces 2019 “Counselor of the County” Awards Recipients

Dana Folcarelli poses with Tommy LoBue and Laurie CorizzoEwing, NJ. – On Friday, March 22, 2019, NJSCA honored school counselors from the different counties within the state of New Jersey at the annual “Counselor of the County” Awards Program held at The College of New Jersey. School counselors get nominated by their colleagues and chosen by their own county’s School Counselor Associations for this award. 

The award honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates – and often lifesavers – for the nation’s students. Dana Folcarelli, a school counselor from East Brook Middle School, is the 2018–2019 Counselor of the County for Bergen County. 

Candidate selection for the Counselor of the County Award happens at their county-level school counselor associations. Their selection is because of their ability to deliver an effective school counseling program, which focuses on academic development, career counseling, and personal/social support. They further distinguish themselves by proving to be leaders of systemic change, advocates for students, and collaborative professionals who seek the success of the “whole” student in school and in life. For more specific information on this association, visit the New Jersey Counselor Association website.

Congratulations Dana, we are so proud! Pictured here is Dana with Tommy LoBue, Principal of East Brook Middle School and Counselor Laurie Corizzo.

Stepping into Carpentry

In Mrs. Butler's math class, students explored how carpenters use slope (rise over run) to determine the steepness of the stairs.

Photos of Mrs. Butler's math class
Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Week
Photos of Read Across America week

In honor of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America week, East Brook students and staff celebrated in many ways. They wore crazy socks and wacky outfits! Visiting readers came to the classrooms to read their favorite stories, teachers shared their memories of learning to read, and students read to themselves and each other. Check out our awesome photos!