Excerpts from Our November Newsletter

A Message from AGATE’s Co-Presidents

We hope you and your family enjoyed a very happy Halloween!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our annual membership drive. AGATE needs you! Click here to become part of a community of parents and guardians who are advocating for advanced learners and enrichment opportunities for all. If you currently a member, your membership needs to be renewed at this time and we appreciate your continued support.

Last month we enjoyed bringing back the first in-person Enrichment Opportunities Fair since 2019! It was great to see so many in attendance and we appreciate all of our parent volunteers who made the event such a great success. The Enrichment Fair is such an important way for parents to gain insight and awareness into the many programs offered to advanced learners in all subject areas across the district. Thank you all for coming, for asking great questions, and learning with us.

We have enjoyed seeing many of you at our first two “Connecting over Coffees”.  Our next coffee is scheduled in person for Friday, December 2nd at 10AM, location to be determined.

Finally, we would like to highlight the last Curriculum Committee presentation by Dr. Feeney and Dr. Behr on AP Classes and Dual Enrollment at Schreiber. You can find future Curriculum Committee presentation dates and topics here. We encourage you to mark your calendars and join us in attending!

All the Best,

Rebecca Hughes Parker and Nancy Ziselman

AGATE Co-Presidents


We are pleased to share with you the presentation by Dr. Sean Feeney, our new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, from the September BOE Curriculum Committee meeting. His presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the various district initiatives, priorities, and the work still to be done. See it here.

In addition, we want to extend a warm welcome to Dr. Feeney who has already hit the ground running in his new role.  We look forward to his ongoing work with the Curriculum Committee to improve the academic experience of all students in Port Washington.

AGATE Needs You!

In addition to the officers who have been elected to our Executive Board, AGATE’s leadership includes the members of our Advisory Board, which is composed of district liaisons, committee heads and others. We always welcome new members! For next year’s advisory board, we need liaisons for each school, and we are also looking for one or two website directors. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at co-presidents@agatepw.org.