Thursday, September 13, 2012
Stickers for garbage bins can be ordered via Fair Haven Borough Hall
In keeping with the school season spirit of slowing drivers down in Fair Haven, the governing body is promoting the use of cautionary stickers on borough garbage bins. The stickers, which have several different “slow down” messages, such as “Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25,” can be ordered via borough hall. “Borough Clerk Allyson Cinquegrana has the order forms,” Mayor Ben Lucarelli said. “Anyone can just go to borough hall and get one from her. They’re cheaper to purchase in bulk (about $1.50 a piece), but you can order a couple at a time. My thought was that groups, such as the PTAs and the group that petitioned to get the speed limit lowered from 25 to 20 miles per hour on Kemp Avenue, could buy them in bulk and distribute them as they see …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Take a look at some of the scenes of the school day's end at Rumson and Fair Haven schools
The first day of school is officially over for Rumson and Fair Haven students. The weather was muggy, but rain held out and many walked and rode bikes to and from school. Students throughout the area were back in their routines and looked comfortable with slipping back into school days. Take a look at some of the scenes of the day in above photo gallery at dismissal time for Knollwood and Viola L. Sickles schools in Fair Haven, and Deane-Porter, Forrestdale and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in Rumson. If you have any back-to-school photos of your own you'd like to share, please either upload them right to this story (by following the prompts) or email them to email@example.com.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Superintendent Peter Righi said he and the staff are enthused about the 2012-13 school year.
When the bell rings, or buzzer buzzes, at 7:45 a.m. Thursday at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, it will be signaling the start of the 2012-13 school year in what has been deemed by New Jersey Monthly as the top high school in Monmouth County. Statewide, R-FH ranked number 10. Cinching such a title is all in an innovative day's work, as Superintendent Peter Righi sees it. The school day may end at 2:40 p.m., but Righi said that the year, in and out of the classroom, promises to be one that is full of academic creativity and student and staff enthusiasm. “We’re very excited about this school year,” the superintendent said Wednesday afternoon. “The whole tone for the start of the year the last two days in staff meetings has been very …
A reminder of first day schedules, changes and what issues have been key in each district lately
Rumson and Fair Haven students are headed back to school on Thursday; and in each district there will be a host of changes awaiting them. In Fair Haven • At Knollwood, school starts at 8:23 a.m., entering time, and students may arrive as early as 8:15 a.m., but no earlier. Thursday and Friday will be single session days, ending at 12:45 p.m. At Sickles, the single session days end at 12:35 p.m., 10 minutes earlier. • Drivers are reminded to obey the speed limits and to not use Third Street. During school arrival and dismissal times it is to only be used by students riding bikes and walking to and from school. • At the Viola L. Sickles School, pre-kindergarten through third grade students will be welcomed by a new interim principal, Tom …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
This mom around town is planning back to school lunches and has some tips to share.
Back to school means back to packing lunches. Yikes! I have such a hard time coming up with new ideas. Peanut butter and jelly gets boring. Nutella has been a great backup especially paired with some strawberries, but that gets old too. Regardless, both options will be in my pantry for busy mornings but I need some more interesting solutions. Do you have any good lunch box ideas? I asked around and some other moms shared their tips with me. Elise S., a mom of two, told me how she brightens up peanut butter and jelly or tuna sandwiches with a little trick. “I sometimes cut them into different shapes with cookie cutters or use a little gadget that cuts the sandwich into a circle with no crusts.” Kids love the “no crust” sandwiches but did …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Officials from Monmouth University came before the West Long Branch Zoning Board of Adjustment on Thursday evening proposing to build a new residence hall on the school's campus.
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Saturday, July 28, 2012
Incoming students to Monmouth University may soon have a new option for housing, as the West Long Branch Zoning Board of Adjustment heard a case on Thursday evening for a new residence hall to be built on the campus. The new residence hall would be built on what is currently Lot 6 at Monmouth University, directly across from the school’s library. According to the architect in charge of this project, Mykhaylo Kulymych, this would be a three-story residence hall. “Along with the three floors, there would be a ground floor that would have a laundry, storage area, lounge and a bookstore annex,” Kulymych noted. When asked by board members if this would be a public area, Monmouth University engineer and planner William Fitzgerald noted it would…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The dog ate my iPad? Do you think the iPad use in eighth grade will enhance learning?
The eighth grade at Fair Haven’s Knollwood School is set to keep up with advanced technological times. Teachers and students are getting equipped with iPads in the coming school year. With the equipment and associated, undisclosed costs funded by the Fair Haven Education Foundation, staff is on board with the technology enhancement; and both teachers and school officials feel that integrating the iPads’ use with curriculum will be nothing but advantageous, Fair Haven Schools Superintendent Kathleen Cronin said at Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting. “We watched a Webinar from California where the program proved very successful,” Cronin said. “They monitored kids using the iPads and found that they were very motivated by what was offered…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Pool, gym and physical therapy facility NJRC Aquatic & Fitness Center expected to open in September.
Come the start of the competitive swim season this winter, area high school teams, including that of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, will have one more option in what has become a shallow pool of practice resources. That is, if construction plans at the NJRC Aquatic & Fitness Center stay on track for a September opening. Right now the warehouse-like building, in a flex space complex on Shafto Road in Tinton Falls, is devoid of any signs of it's future use, most notably a pool. But owner Pete Nagle of Little Silver isn't worried. "What you think is the most complex part of the project will be the easiest," he said. In the next couple of months Nagle expects the aquatic and fitness center, which he plans to launch with co-owner …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Dubbed 'The Real Housewives of Rumson,' a group plans to bring the board of ed and superintendent to task over not renewing a teacher's contract
This story was updated after Rumson-Fair Haven Patch was informed that an email circulated on behalf of a parents' group Monday had claimed participants who had not agreed to be included in it. We apologize for any inconvenience to those named. A group of Rumson parents say they will take on the Board of Education tonight over its recent decision not to renew the contract of a popular third grade Deane Porter School teacher. They pledge to turn out in force at the 8 p.m. board meeting at Forrestdale School. A contingent of parents has fanned a firestorm of rage at Rumson Schools Superintendent Maryrose Caulfield-Sloan for what they allege is unprofessional behavior toward the teacher, them and students in this matter and others. “What …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The events of Sept. 11, 2001 have slowly affected even how we start the first day of school.
For whatever the reason, there was a significant period in my life that I rarely cried. I just couldn’t. So of course when something did move me to the point of tears, I’d sit up and take note of the occasion and learned that I can be a sucker for some things. Reading aloud the ending of certain children’s books to my kids, like The Polar Express when the narrator can no longer hear the jingle of the Christmas bell, chokes me up every time. I bemoan that loss of magic in all of our grown up lives, and am fairly certain I’m reading it more for me than the child I’ve got clamped down by my side. And don’t even think about pressing “play” to watch The Blind Side without passing me a box of Kleenex first. That movie just leaves me feeling so …