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*The Alice Costello Elementary School PTA Launches Spirit-Wear Shop

(CNBNews)BROOKLAWN, NJ)The Alice Costello PTA has opened a spirit-wear shop to raise funds for the school. The ACES PTA has launched a spirit-wear shop to raise money for the school. The link to the shop can be found below. Show your school spirit by purchasing an item (or two) from the shop! Click ​​​​​​​here to access the shop. published Gloucestercitynews.net Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Must be able to read and write Must be registered to vote in Brooklawn Must have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board Must not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.) All interested parties please send... Read more →


Michael J. Gillen, Volunteer Member of Brooklawn Fire Dept/EMS; Past Member of Brooklawn Board of Ed

Michael J. Gillen BROOKLAWN NJ--On December 23, 2019. Age 54. Of Brooklawn. Loving and devoted husband of 27 years to Margaret “Peg” Gillen (nee Spates). Loving father of Andrew and Mikaila Gillen. Cherished son of Elsie Gillen and the late George J. Gillen. Beloved brother of Cheryl Graham (Dave), Robin Sobieski (John), Kathy Bairstow (Rich) and George “Skip” Gillen (Ann). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Mike was born in Philadelphia and formerly resided in West Collingswood Heights. He was a graduate of... Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Requirements: Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Must be able to read and write Must be registered to vote in Brooklawn Must have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board Must not be disqualified from membership for the conviction of certain crimes. (Within 30 days of election or appointment to the board, a member must undergo a criminal history background investigation through the state Department of Education.) All interested parties please... Read more →


Holiday gifts teachers really want

Looking for a special teacher gift for the holidays? Take a tip from teachers themselves. by: GreatSchools Staff | December 5, 2012 Sure that “World’s Best Teacher” coffee mug is cute, but imagine how many of them an experienced teacher already has! Here, teachers share what gifts they’d really like, and it turns out that gifts from the heart are among the most appreciated. Teachers tell us what they want There is a perfect gift for every teacher, as comments from these teachers show: “I... Read more →


CNBNews Tips/Snippets:

The Most Dangerous Schools; 542 Cities to Receive Infrastructure Grants

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BAD NEWS! A New Jersey State Department of Education report released in March 2019 list the names of the most dangerous schools in the 21 counties of the state. According to nj1015.com schools that made the most calls to police were Passaic High School with 109 calls, Kingsway Regional High School with 86 calls, and East Brunswick High School with 53 calls. Passaic High School, which has more than 3,100 students, had the most calls concerning violence and drugs... Read more →


The achievement gap: Is your school helping all students succeed?

Is your school equitably serving its students? Successful schools have found fair, effective ways to raise the performance of all. by: GreatSchools Staff | Many diverse schools experience an achievement gap, meaning that some groups of students achieve at a much higher level than other groups, especially on standardized tests. It is common to see persistent patterns of underachievement for lower-income, African American, and Hispanic students on standardized test scores. More and more, standardized tests are serving as gatekeepers to a child’s academic future. As... Read more →


12 tips for raising truthful kids

Charity Ferreira Brace yourself for the cold, hard truth: all kids lie. They do it for many of the same reasons adults do: to avoid getting into trouble, to avoid hurting another person’s feelings, or to make themselves look better. The ability to tell a lie develops early — as young as 2½ for some kids — and it’s a normal and important stage of kids’ cognitive and social development. By age 4, all kids lie; by age 6, some estimates are that kids lie... Read more →


Josh’s story: getting bullied at school

As parents, we wrestled with what to say and do when our son started coming home wounded by bullies. by: Lisa Modifica | Greatschools.org In my first year of middle school, kids taunted me and spit on me in hallways. It didn’t occur to me to tell my parents or teachers. Finally, when a group of 20 kids threatened to beat me up at the carwash the next day, I told my older brother, who in turn informed my parents. My dad looked up my... Read more →


The best way to study for tests, according to science

Research reveals some surprising things about the most effective ways to learn new information. by: GreatSchools Staff | October 26, 2019 ¿En español? Your child is working hard and spending lots of time studying. But if she’s not studying the right way, she’s not learning as much as she could be. “A lot of students, and even a lot of parents and teachers, don’t really make a distinction between working hard and working smart,” says learning expert Annie Murphy Paul. “A kid who puts in... Read more →


The 6th grade identity crisis

Leslie Crawford Consider it one of Mother Nature’s greatest tricks on Earth, or at least, on parents. One day, he was right here, your self-confident, smiling fifth grader, bursting with childish exuberance and curiosity. He’d show you rocks he found, ask you to watch a movie, and share secrets with you. Then, shockingly, almost overnight, your once-upon-a-time elementary schooler is replaced by a sixth grader who more often than not looks, acts, and sounds like another creature entirely. Thanks to a suite of internal and... Read more →


Helping Your Children Maintain a Love of Sports

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(October 17, 2019)--Nowadays, parents are encouraging their children to be passionate about sports before they have even mastered their ABCs. While some people might think that it is only overzealous Tiger Moms who are encouraging children to be more involved in sports, it has proven to be a growing trend amongst parenting forums. Aside from the obvious health benefits involved, studies have also shown that children can develop essential life skills from enjoying sports at an early age. If you’re a parent looking to inspire... Read more →


7 Tips To Prevent Tantrums Before They Happen

Learn what triggers your child's tantrums — and how to avoid them altogether. Yes, really. by: Connie Matthiessen | GREATSCHOOLS.ORG It can happen at the store, the doctor’s office, or the party your child’s been looking forward to for weeks. Something snaps and your child has a total, tectonic, temper tantrum: screaming, kicking, tears. Nothing you say calms your child down, strangers are gaping, and before it’s over you feel like flinging yourself to the ground and bawling, too. What are temper tantrums, exactly, and... Read more →


Arrests of 6-year-olds shows the perils of putting police in primary schools

Research suggests putting police in schools (formally known as school resource officers, or SROs) can quickly escalate what would otherwise be a routine school disciplinary situation. by: F. Chris Curran | October 6, 2019 | Greatschools.org When states like Florida pass laws to put more police officers in schools, the idea is to keep kids safe. But as the arrest of two 6-year-olds in a Florida school in October has shown, sometimes one threat to the students is the officers themselves. Instead of being protected,... Read more →


Great Schools.org: Red flags of a learning issue

How do you know if your child is struggling with a learning issue? Learn to read the clues. by: Carol Lloyd | September 15, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--GREATSCHOOLS.org--What do tears, rhyming, storytelling, and gripping a pencil all have in common? Don’t answer. Just imagine this scene: an 18-month-old falling on the ground and bawling over a lost balloon. Normal, right? Maybe not a lot of fun for the person trying to explain that the balloon man closed his stand for the day. But it might elicit a... Read more →


VACANCY - BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER

Requirements: Must be a citizen and resident of Brooklawn 1 year immediately preceding appointment Should have no interest directly or indirectly in any contract with or claim against the Board All interested parties should send a letter of interest (deadline September 11, 2019) to: Mr. Samuel Dunkiin, Board Secretary Alice Costello School 301 Haakon Rd. Brooklawn, NJ 08030 published gloucestercitynews.net | 8/21/19 to 9/4/19 Related: Alice Costello School Brooklawn School District CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View Read more →


My daughter doesn’t fit in and gets excluded

Socially, middle school was rough on my daughter. How can I help her make real friendships that last in high school? by: Annie Fox | August 25, 2019/GreatSchools.org Print article Dear Annie, My daughter is starting high school and needs help in making, building and keeping healthy friendships. She came home in tears the last day of eighth grade, uninvited to various parties. She’s been in Girl Scouts since second grade with the same girls and she doesn’t seem to fit in with them outside... Read more →


WANTED: Part-Time Teacher Aide for Alice Costello School

Part-Time Teacher Aide (NJ Substitute Teacher Cert, Para Professional Cert or NJ Teaching Cert Required) Must complete Criminal History Record Review as per N.J.S.A. 18:A:6-7.1 et seq., N.J.S.A 18A:39-19.1 &N.J.S.A. 18A:6-4.13 et seq. Compensation will be determined based on negotiated contract Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Dr. Samuel Rosetti, Superintendent, Brooklawn Board of Education 301 Haakon Road, Brooklawn, NJ 08030 OR Email to: eboulden@alicecostello.com Deadline: Monday, August 19, 2019 August 13-19, 2019 Read more →


Comfort Bags Donated to the Gynecologic Oncology Department at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – WT from Mothers Matter

Women who have had surgery or are about to begin chemotherapy or radiation treatments at SKCC – WT will now receive a “comfort bag” donated by Mothers Matter – the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation. These spa-type gift bags include a pillow made by local Girl Scouts and the Mothers Matter volunteers, a journal, lotions, breath mints, nail polish, eyebrow pencils and more. The Gynecologic Oncology office staff were excited to receive the comfort bags for their patients. Pictured here (standing from left): Tracy Reynolds, RN;... Read more →


Temperament in the classroom: helping each child find a good fit

Learn from an expert how your child's temperament affects his adjustment and achievement at school. by: Barbara Keogh PhD | August 11, 2019 | GreatSchools.org Print article ¿En español? It is the first week of school for third graders Timmy, Kevin, and Andrew. All three boys are bright and good learners, yet they are startlingly different in their personal styles or temperaments: Timmy is an outgoing, friendly child who gets along well with adults and other children. He loves new experiences, adapts well to classroom... Read more →


Temperament in the classroom: helping each child find a good fit

Learn from an expert how your child's temperament affects his adjustment and achievement at school. by: Barbara Keogh PhD | GreatSchools.org | August 11, 2019 ¿En español? It is the first week of school for third graders Timmy, Kevin, and Andrew. All three boys are bright and good learners, yet they are startlingly different in their personal styles or temperaments: Timmy is an outgoing, friendly child who gets along well with adults and other children. He loves new experiences, adapts well to classroom routines, and... Read more →


GreatSchools Fixes for 7 common middle school problems

Going from elementary to middle school is a big change. Here's how you can support your child socially, emotionally, and academically. by: GreatSchools Staff | August 2019 ¿En español? Hormones and changing bodies, locker combinations and changing classes, bullies and crushes: No wonder some kids have trouble adjusting to middle school! But even the most flustered kids can succeed when they receive a little extra help at home and school. Here are seven common issues kids face as they adjust to middle school, along with... Read more →


500 Teachers Meet in Las Vegas for VIPKid’s 5th “Journey” Conference

Teachers take a group selfie at VIPKid Journey in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: VIPKid/Grant Miller Photography The two-day conference celebrates and forges new connections for online English teachers who tutor on the VIPKid platform SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--On July 13th, 500 teachers gathered at the JW Marriott Las Vegas for Journey, VIPKid’s highly-anticipated fifth regional teacher conference. The enthusiasm, passion and energy were palpable. Teacher attendees, who joined locally from Las Vegas and who traveled across the country from 39 states to participate, were thrilled at... Read more →


GreatSchools.org: Six Dangerous Teen Trends

You really don’t want to know about these dumb and dangerous things some teens are doing — but you should. by: GreatSchools Staff | The Tide pod challenge It started as a spoof and then went viral in one of the most baffling social media trends of 2017: teens posting memes and videos of themselves pretending to gorge on laundry detergent pods by stuffing them in their mouths and chewing them up. Tide Pods have been a concern for consumer protection groups since their release... Read more →


GreatSchools.org: Empathy’s poster child

Touched by an image of child slaves, a little girl pledges to do something about it — and turns her family upside down. by: Carol Lloyd | July 7, 2019 (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Vivienne Harr was 8 years old when her parents brought home a book featuring photographs of modern day slaves. She looked at the pictures of the bodies, bent and weathered, eyes gazing out at her from realities far from her sun-dappled yard in Fairfax, California. In one picture, two boys her age carried flat stone... Read more →


OP-ED: THE MYTH OF SISYPHUS AND THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

By JOHN KELLMAYER The tension between Americans’ belief in equality of educational opportunity and personal liberty means there will always be an achievement gap John Kellmayer I was a New Jersey school district superintendent for 17 years. I dealt with the achievement gap on a frequent basis. The New Jersey Department of Education monitors districts on their success in reducing the achievement gap and penalizes districts on the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) instrument for failure to reduce this gap. RELATED: What's Gloucester City Jr... Read more →


Teachers Union Demonstrates in Bellmawr; Schools Closing? How Much Do Teachers Make?

photo credit (CNBNewsnet) UPDATED/CORRECTED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Members of the New Jersey Teachers Union were demonstrating this past weekend at the Route 42 overpass on Creek Road, Bellmawr. Some of the signs they were carrying read: Hurting the Middle Class Hurts Everyone Say No to Swindler Sweeney We Love New Jersey Public Schools I'm Sticking with the Union Union Strong for our Students TRENTON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net) (June 13, 2019)--Lawmakers say they have a plan to fix New Jersey's fiscal crisis, restore the... Read more →


Congratulations to the Alice Costello School Class of 2019

BROOKLAWN, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 12, 2019)--The Commencement exercise for the Alice Costello School Class of 2019 was held on Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019 at the Alice Costello School in Brooklawn. Graduation diplomas were presented to 34 students. This year the students chose the theme “A Journey of Friendship” for the commencement exercises. Highlighting the evening was the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates. The Post #72 American Legion Scholarship Awards were presented to EMMA VINCI AND SHAHAB KHAN. EMMA and SHAHAB also received the PTA... Read more →


Gloucester High School Guidance Counselor Receives Award

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (gloucestercitynews.net)--Gloucester City High School guidance counselor, Mr. George Bakey, who was honored as the recipient of the General Colin Powell Community Service Award at Tuesday night’s “Our Community Salutes” banquet. The Colin Powell Award, named after General Colin Powell, U.S. Army (Ret.), is a public service award that is presented to high school counselors in recognition of providing guidance, counseling and mentoring for students as they assess their accomplishments, talents, and interests as they move forward in their lives. The award is... Read more →


Brooklawn Officials Thank the 3rd Grade Class at Alice Costello School

BROOKLAWN, NJ--Brooklawn Mayor and Council posted a special thank you to the 3rd-grade class at Alice Costello School who have created this beautiful tree that is on display at Borough Hall. The artwork is part of their recent Arbor Day celebration that included the dedication of a new tree for their class. Thank you, students, and their teachers! Be sure to check it out next time you stop into Borough Hall. 28 Read more →


Maryland HS Teacher ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Grand Prize Winner

English teacher Keishia Thorpe receives $10,000 for inspiring her immigrant students to follow her path and achieve their dreams of higher education MONTPELIER, Vt.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keishia Thorpe, an English teacher and track and field coach at International High School Langley Park in Bladensburg, MD, has been selected as the Grand Prize Winner for the 2018-2019 national LifeChanger of the Year award. Thorpe was recognized for inspiring her students – all of whom are immigrants – to follow her example and seek out opportunities for higher education.... Read more →


SCHOOLS SLAP DOWN NEW DRESS CODE … FOR PARENTS

Mary Margaret Olohan | Reporter A Texas high school and several other United States high schools are instituting dress codes for parents that ban shower caps, short dresses, lingerie and other clothing the schools deems inappropriate for an educational space. The principal at James Madison High School in Houston, Carlotta Outley Brown, issued a letter now posted on the high school’s website outlining specific clothing that parents are not allowed to wear. “To prepare our children and let them know daily, the appropriate attire they... Read more →


Kate Smith Statue Covered in Black; Consolidate School Districts ? ; GHS Alumni Hall of Fame Update

CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Kate Smith; After decades Flyers Condemn Good Luck Charm POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS RUINING OUR COUNTRY—The statue of Kate Smith, located outside XFINITY Live in South Philadelphia was covered over with a black cloth and tied down with a rope earlier today, April 19. Smith has been known as a good luck charm for Philadelphia Flyers since 1969. The Flyers will no longer use her rendition of "God Bless America" amid allegations that some of Smith's... Read more →


UDrive. UText. UPay. April 1-April 21:

Brooklawn Police to Participate in Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign

(Brooklawn, NJ) (March 26, 2019)-- Law enforcement officers from the Brooklawn Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists who engage in dangerous distracted driving behaviors such as talking on hand-held cell phones and sending text messages while driving. Eric Heitmann, Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, points out that New... Read more →