Good Afternoon Walnut Ridge Family,

A few announcements for the end of January and some things to look forward to in February!

1) Our Trip to VTHS

As you know last Friday, our students took a field trip to Vernon Township High School. There they had the chance to play in centers designed around our HS CTE Programs including: Engineering, Hospitality, Marketing, Construction, Allied Health, Graphic Design, Cosmetology, and Music Production. The HS students led the centers with the HS teachers and the PreK students had a wonderful time!!! They learned about the CTE career fields, learned about the HS, and learned a little bit more about themselves and their own interests. It is always exciting to see our youngest and oldest Vernon students learning from each other! Enjoy these pictures of the event below:

2) Our Trip to Price Chopper

Our trip to Price Chopper was lots of fun yesterday! I loved watching the students in awe during the pizza making and rice krispy treat making demonstrations! The students had a great time finding different types of foods, identifying food groups, colors, shapes, and textures! Don’t be surprised if your child is asking you to cook dinner together. Between the trip to Price Chopper and the Hospitality Management center on Friday, they are really being immersed in the field!! Enjoy the photos below from our school Instagram page:


3) Change of Date — Parent Meeting

Hopefully you have received a letter from me in your child’s folder regarding the parent meeting. It was originally scheduled for last Wednesday, however it was canceled due to school closing as a result of snow. We have, therefore, rescheduled the meeting for Wednesday, January 31 at 6 pm. Please RSVP to Jane DiCarlo ( if you plan to attend. Food will be served.

4) Save the Date: Friday, February 9


You have already received an invite to our Valentine’s Day Ice Cream Social in your child’s folder. If you have misplaced it, please access it HERE.

Our AM session will be 11:15-12:00 and our PM session will be 2:30-3:15

5) New Class Opening

Beginning on Monday, February 5, we will be opening a new Pre School Disabled class. We will be hiring a new teacher for this position and we will be sharing more information soon. Any students currently in the afternoon Pre School Disabled class that would like a morning slot are invited to email Jane DiCarlo (

Thanks and Have a Great Day!


Principal Piccirillo



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