Saturday, March 16, 2013
North End students participated in Read Across America to collect money donations for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy.
North End Elementary School Principal Traci Dyer posed students with a reading challenge for Read Across America with a special bonus if they met the goal. Pre-k and kindergarten classes were challenged to reach 25 books while grades one through four were challenged to read 50 books between Jan. 9 and Feb. 15. When the students met the challange at the close of Read Across America week at North End School, Dyer was required to don a princess outfit, perform princess tests and kiss a frog. Students, teachers and parents also participated in the Read to Restore the Shore program by sponsoring students to read. North End School had 170 students sign up and collected more than $2,000 for schools effected by Super Storm Sandy. All the proceeds …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nick DeCorte spoke to North End students about transitioning to the middle school.
On Thursday, March 7, Memorial Middle School Vice Principal Nicholas DeCorte visited North End Elementary School to read to fourth grade students for Read Across America and to answer any questions about transitioning to the Middle School. The students asked many questions ranging from remembering locker combinations to extracurricular activities and what to do without recess. DeCorte answered all the questions to help ensure all the students are ready to transition into being middle schoolers.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Cedar Grove Schools Celebrate Read Across America.
Throughout the week of Feb. 25, Cedar Grove Schools held many activities for Read Across America, which also coincides with Dr. Seuss' birthday. Mayor Peter Tanella, Superintendent Dr. Gene Polles and other administrators read popular Dr. Seuss books to students. Read Across America is not over yet, with many more books, activities and events planned at North End School. Students in all grades have Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time every day during homeroom and after lunch. North End Principal Traci Dyer has also challenged every pre-k class to read 25 books and grades one through four to read 50 books between January and February. If they pass the challenge, Ms. Dyer will dress up as a princess on Friday, March 8 and will have to kiss …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Cedar Grove Mayor Peter Tanella reads Horton Hears a Who! to second grade students at South End School.
Cedar Grove Mayor Peter Tanella visited South End School on Friday to celebrate Read Across America. Tanella read Horton Hears a Who! to second grade students to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Verona Superintendent Steven Forte reads 'The Lorax' by Dr. Seuss to students at Brookdale Elementary School.
Verona Superintendent of Schools Steven Forte read to students at Brookdale Avenue Elementary School in Verona. To celebrate Read Across America Day, Forte read the Lorax using an interactive app on his iPad, which thrilled and amazed the students.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Schools and libraries celebrate Read Across America in Verona and Cedar Grove.
Verona and Cedar Grove students will join with other children nationwide Friday to take part in Read Across America Day, district officials announced. Read Across America is a program of the National Education Association and is celebrated on the school day closest to Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2. This year Read Across America Day is March 1. “Being a youth services librarian, I work every day to promote reading to children,” said Natalie Cheetham, Youth Services Librarian
for the Cedar Grove Free Public Library. “I believe that lifelong reading is vitally important to the success of our young people, and ultimately our future.” “I appreciate the NEA’s Read Across America program because it garners national attention for a cause close to…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Students will participate in school spirit week to raise money for the New Jersey Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Brookdale Avenue School in Verona is kicking off its 10th annual spirit week on Monday to build school spirit and raise money for the New Jersey Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The week was originally called “pennies for patients” but it was changed to spirit week since so many generous Verona families were donating more than just change, said Principal Richard Rampolla. School parents, students and staff will donate $2 or more to the New Jersey Leukemia and Lymphoma Society but oftentimes they donate much more, he added. Last year the school raised $535, a big accomplishment with just 133 students, said Rampolla. This year they home to match it and raise over $500. Monday is Hat Day where students get to wear a hat of their choice to …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
South End School takes part in the Read Across America Week.
Last week was Read Across America Week and Cedar Grove's South End School took a Dr. Seuss spin, ending on March 2 with a green eggs and ham breakfast to celebrate his birthday. Between Feb. 27 and March 2, students dressed up as anything inspired from Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham.