Please see the attached important parent letter regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). A copy of the letter was also sent home with every student. 

Parent Letter


On October 18, 2019, Petway students dressed to represent one of the ten character traits on the Pathway to Patriot Pride!... (cont'd)

This year Petway Elementary School opened “Brosh Beach” thanks to the generosity of the Brosh Family.  Brosh Beach is a part of Petway’s ongoing effort to create a “Trauma Sensitive Approach” to education. As part of Petway’s Character Education Program, The Pathway to Patriot Pride”. Brosh Beach provides an attractive beach area where students can “Read, Relax, and Breathe”. Students at... (cont'd)

On Wednesday, September 11, Petway Patriots participated in our first Spirit Day.  Students showed thier Patriotic Pride by wearing Red, White and Blue.  

Petway Elementary School held its final "Pride Day" of the school year on Tuesday, concluding the year on a grand scale by celebrating the school's recent designation as a National School of Character, one of 88 schools across the country to receive the designation. This is the second time Petway has received this high national distinction, following their first award in 2014. 
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Three Petway Patriots were honored at the 2019 District Safety Patrol Award Ceremony.  Danica Newcomb was awarded the Guiliani Award for Top Safety in the district.  Dominic Mercado was awarded the Gold Badge Safety Award for Petway School.  Mia Bongiorno was recognized for the top Essay Writer in the... (cont'd)

The Vineland School District hosted the 2019 Safety Patrol Awards at Landis Administrative Building.  Three Petway Patriots were honored at this yearly event.  Danica Newcomb received the Guiliani Award for the district being recognized as the top 5th grade safety in the district. Dominic Mercado received the Gold Star Safety Award for Petway School. Mia Bongiorno won first place in the... (cont'd)

Petway Elementary School Named a

2019 National School of Character


Vineland Public Schools is proud to announce that on May 10, 2019,, a national advocate and leader for character education and social emotional well-being, named Pauline J. Petway Elementary School a National School of Character.  Petway is one of 88 schools across the nation designated as... (cont'd)

Petway's Parent Partnership and Petway's CHAMPP program have been selected by as 2019 Promising Practices., a national organization devoted to providing leadership, voice and resources to foster character development, has been certifying promising practices in education for 20 years based on successful implementation of one or more of the 11 Principles of Character... (cont'd)

Christopher DeCarvalho Chanez has been chosen as a 2019 Phillies All Star Student. He will be recognized on May 15th at Citizen Bank Park during the Philadelphia Phillies Game. Chris displays Petway's character traits in all that he does. He demonstrates true compassion when he visits Ms. Shropshire’s classroom. Chris gives up his recess time as part of Petway's CARES program to provide... (cont'd)



Congratulations to Danica Newcomb who is Petway's 2019 Giraffe Hero. A giraffe hero is an individual who exemplifies the special characteristics of the giraffe. The giraffe has an extremely large heart, a very long neck, which it will stick out for others and its long legs help the... (cont'd)


Congratulations to Petway Elementary School teacher Jen Pilla, who has been selected as the NJEA and Philadelphia Soul VIP Teacher for the Soul’s home opener! Pilla, who was nominated by Petway music teacher Jeanne Andrews, was selected as the first of seven statewide VIP Teachers. 
“We are... (cont'd)

Congratulations to Petway fifth grade student, Dominic Mercado, for winning first place in the district's Future Chefs Competition.  Dominic won Petway School's Future Chefs Competition last month.  On March 27, 2019, Dominic competed to become the district level champion at Wallace Middle School. Dominic's winning recipe was a Mexican Watermelon Salad.  

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Second grade Petway Patriots from Mrs. Gruccio's class led the flag salute Tuesday night at the Vineland City Council meeting. Each child received a certificate of appreciation from city council.  Students were commended for being an important part of the city of Vineland.  Mrs. Gruccio, Mrs. Frederico, and Mrs. Mongelluzzo attended the meeting to support our Petway Patriots.


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First Place: Iker Santiago-Munoz, Grade 4

Second Place: Morgan Gutierrez, Grade 4

Third Place: Alina... (cont'd)


World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), a globally recognized holiday, is celebrated on Thursday, March 21st. This date was chosen because individuals with Down Syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome, hence 3/21. The purpose of World Down Syndrome Day is to raise awareness of what Down... (cont'd)

Petway Elementary held its annual Role Model Breakfast on Friday, February 22nd, an event sponsored by the Vineland Education Association (VEA). Fifth grade students invite their adult role models for the positive influence they have had on them. They wrote essays, some of which were read aloud to those... (cont'd)

Mr. Purvesh Patel and Chef Mark from Sodexo announced Dominic Mercado as Petway's Future Chef winner. Dominic will compete in the district's Future Chef Competion on March 27, 2019.  

On Thursday, February 21st, 4th and 5th grade Petway Patriots competed in Petway’s 5th Annual School Spelling Bee.  The students worked diligently preparing... (cont'd)

Excitement was in the air as students at Petway Elementary School were celebrating their 100th Day of school on Valentine's Day.  Petway's 5th graders soon discovered it was an extra special day, just for them.  Upon entering their wing, they were greeted by a huge banner spread from wall to wall congratulating them on being 1,000 Days Smarter!  Intrigued, they entered their math classes ... (cont'd)

On Monday, January 28, 2019 Petway Elementary School received notification that they were named a 2019 New Jersey School of Character by, a national advocate and leader in character education. The program recognizes Petway as a school that demonstrates its use of character development to create a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. Petway’s... (cont'd)

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