Welcome to Visions Paramus Elementary
Visions Elementary @ Paramus, located in the Parkway School in Paramus, educates students with physical and/or multiple disabilities in a barrier-free school. Serving Students in grades K - 4th. Children are taught in a supportive yet challenging environment designed to maximize inclusion opportunities in a traditional elementary school setting. Therapeutic and Assistive Technology supports are provided to optimize student participation and success.
A Message from the Principal
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the VISIONS Integrated Elementary Program located in the barrier-free Parkway Elementary School in Paramus. Our innovative program for students with multiple disabilities affords children in grades Kindergarten through fourth, the opportunity to learn in an inclusive environment. Alongside their grade-level peers, students receive the intensive instructional adaptations, assistive technology, augmentative communication, and environmental supports they need to ensure academic success in a typical school setting. Our ultimate goal is for each student to work to his/her potential, while still feeling part of a school community.
Our curriculum is aligned to the grade-level New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Instruction is provided by a highly-trained and experienced staff, who works collaboratively with the general education faculty to ensure an optimum educational program for each and every student. In addition to academic subjects, students receive speech, occupational, and physical therapies, as dictated by the IEP.
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SNAPSHOT OF OUR DAY
We come to Parkway School each day ready to learn new things.
We have fun going to art, library, music, and physical education and character education with our general education classmates. Of course, we love having recess with our friends too!
The Visions program uses a variety of assistive technology every day. We use an interactive curriculum on the Smartboard, which encourages students to participate in a fun and rewarding way. Students have access to laptop computers, adaptive keyboards, iPads, joysticks and a variety of other helpful educational tools.
The students attend art, library, music, physical education and character education in their general education classrooms. The students also participate in any special event happening at their individual grade level such as a field trip or special program as well as school wide assemblies. Each month the students participate in the Parkway Pals program.
Take a Look at Us
Mrs. VonEnde’s class is off to a great start! We had an awesome trip to Turtle Back Zoo. The highlight of the trip was visiting the touch tank that had string rays and small sharks! Mrs. VonEnde helped us feed the stingrays. It was really cool! The stingrays splashed us after we fed them. We ended our day with a great ride on the train!
Student of the Month
Our first student of the month is Hannah Poggioli. Hannah is an amazing, sweet, funny fourth grader! She comes to school each day and gives 100%. Hannah is always ready to give a helping hand to a friend. She enjoys being with her friends in Miss Howard’s class. She is looking forward to all the special 4th grade activities for the big “moving up” year!