Woodside Avenue School is nestled among the trees in suburban Franklin Lakes, NJ. Its warm, inviting appearance reflects the supportive, team approach espoused by its 65 highly committed professional staff. Woodside serves a school community of approximately 300 students grades K-5, including three special education classes. Once within its walls, one immediately senses the commitment to providing a positive learning environment for its students; one in which individual differences are paramount in the development of age-appropriate activities, and in which students develop the tools to become self-sufficient, life-long learners. A highly skilled staff utilizes the most effective teaching strategies to accomplish these goals.
Together We Will Shoot for the Stars!
The past week has been full of celebration and reflection. Memorable Moving Up ceremonies took place on Monday and Tuesday for our fifth grade students at CRS, HMR and WAS. The halls echoed with the sounds of joy as everyone at each school “Clapped Out” the fifth graders, to wish them well in Middle School. On Wednesday, our eighth grade students graduated, and will be moving on to high school. They have accomplished many things and are truly ready for this next chapter in their lives.
As I reminded the FAMS class of 2015, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small things compared to what lies within us.” Our children are well prepared to take the next step on their educational journey, and I want to once again congratulate all of our students on a job well done.
Summertime is here and I hope you are planning to play, read, create, and have fun with your families and friends. I am sure we will have great stories to tell when we see one another again in September. Enjoy the time away from school, and treasure all of the memories you make.
All the best,
Dr. Lydia E. Furnari
Welcome to the Franklin Lakes School District! We are pleased to inform you about the new streamlined procedure for registering new students entering Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. We have implemented an electronic open registration process for the 2015-16 school year. We hope this new procedure will simplify the registration process for both our new families and for our staff.
In order to begin the open registration process, please click on the link below:
Once you have completed and submitted your initial registration, you will be contacted shortly by the appropriate school(s) with further instructions on how to complete the registration process. Parents of students who will enter Kindergarten in September 2015 may register their children who were born on or before October 1, 2010.
We look forward to your active participation and support. I am confident that our district will provide a dynamic, comprehensive and meaningful program to meet your child's educational needs.
Lydia E. Furnari, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
305 Woodside Avenue
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417