Excerpts from Our March Newsletter

Message from AGATE’s Co-Presidents

Thank you to all who attended the PEP Review at last week’s Curriculum Committee Meeting. We appreciate the clarity, depth, and transparency of Dr. Pernick’s presentation and the answers to the many questions that followed. We learned that the district will be conducting a Pilot Program as a potential alternative to the current PEP Core Group selection process that will happen in tandem with the current process this spring.  If you missed the presentation you can view it here. The link to the slides that were shared can be found here

A lot is happening in our district as we get ready for spring. Please join us on Monday, March 13th at 7:30pm in the Weber Library for our Spring Speaker Event: “Gifted and Challenged? Understanding the Twice Exceptional Student” with Dr. Andrea Macari (see flyer below). 

On March 22nd, Parent’s Council will be holding a CommUNITY Conversations program: Fentanyl Discussion and Narcan Training which we expect will be invaluable and provide life-saving information. Register here for this event (see flyer below). Please join us for our next Connecting Over Coffee on Friday, March 31st at 10am in the KAM Annex Board Conference Room. We are thrilled that Dr. Feeney and Dr. Pernick will be joining us, so make sure to mark your calendars!

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.