Educators are always looking for new ways to connect with parents and the community to help them ensure that every child receives a great education. During the Wall Township fair, which ran from June 28 through July 1, the members of the Wall Township Education Association provided free pony rides to children as well as water, snacks, and juice, to encourage families to visit the WTEA’s booth and talk with teachers, certified staff, and educational support professionals who work in the community.
More than a dozen WTEA members talked with approximately one thousand parents and community members each day of the fair. WTEA members also handed out a “Who We Are” brochure that highlighted the school district’s successes.
“I’ve always felt that the WTEA is a part of the community," said WTEA President Bill Chiesi. "The Wall Township fair was a great opportunity to help us connect with parents and children, which helps us help our students learn more. Our goal is to make sure that the school staff and the community are united.”
The WTEA, which is not currently bargaining, is planning more community involvement activities. On August 18, they will offer pony rides at the Wall Township Police Department’s Annual “Pignic” and the association will also be participating in Kids Day America on September 22. The WTEA also is conducting outreach to local businesses and other community stakeholders. For more information about the Wall Township Education Association, visit their website, http://walltownshipea.edublogs.org.