Our PRIDE committee have been working overtime to promote our Association.
One of the PRIDE projects is Nola, our Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) dog. Nola loves her job as an additional intervention within a child’s educational plan. Nola’s purpose is to work with children who are physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabled, as well as others who can benefit from the unique qualities that interaction with an animal can provide. AAT is goal-directed – there is a specific end in mind. Nola will help motivate the achievement of a wide variety of goals and objectives within a school environment. You can read the books that Nola and the children write together by going onto Nola’s website.
Please check out Nola’s latest book. A star has been born!
Lip Smacking Good Apple Pie was written by Mrs. O’Keefe’s and Mrs. Anderson’s third and fourth graders. Apple picking is one of Nola’s favorite things to do. She loves running in between the rows of trees and grabbing the apples. As you can see in the book, she made a big mess of the kitchen while making her apple pie.[divider] [divider]
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[/two_columns_one_last] April is Blue Ribbon Month, a state wide campaign to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse across the state. Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is the 9th chapter from a national network that began in 1979. This organization focuses on keeping children safe and provides families the support they need to stay healthy and together.
Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey provides public education, professional training, prevention awareness education and workshops. Their programs identify “at-risk” families and provide intervention.
The Blue Ribbon Campaign gained momentum in 1989 from a grandmother giving tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She tied a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and keep the community aware of the tragedy of child abuse.
As part of a NJEA PRIDE grant, Little Egg Harbor Township Education Association is celebrating the prevention of child abuse throughout the month of April. Each school will have a banner hanging in front of their building for the entire month and students from each school will tie blue bows around trees. Each school will also have a display created by the handprints of every child in district. The children’s handprints will have the name of one person who keeps them safe.
On April 18th the entire district (students, staff and community visitors) will wear a blue ribbon representing LEHSD’s commitment to keeping children safe and raising awareness for the prevention of child abuse.
For more information, please view the link: www.preventchildabusenj.org
Team Sun Sensors To Go To Washington DC
Mrs. Patty Naples and Team Sun Sensors not only won the State Level and Regional Level for the e-Cybermission Science Competition they won the National e-Cybermission Championships for 6th graders in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Team Sun Sensors – Dylan Breese, Jayden Craft, Brianna Hoegler, Jesse Rising and Teacher/Advisor Patty Naples. This is just another example of the outstanding accomplishments and dedication of our staff and students. Well done Team Sun Sensore! You have made us very proud of you.[divider]
Classroom Close-Up at Frog Pond Elementary School
Did you watch the wonderful program on NJTV on October 21, 2013? The Frog Pond Elementary School was one of the featured schools which NJEA came into the school to video tape, interviewed students and staff and covered the students being taught about the honey bees as a pollinator by a bee keeper Joe Lelinho (Jinny Hoden’s brother). The staff members who were interviewed were, Maureen Himchack, John McGraft, Lori Sailer and Kathy Sink. The staff members all spoke about how they bring their students into the pond habitat to teach the students about the cycle of life, how their behavior has been that week or to just keep up on the maintenance of the pond and the flower beds. The children who participated in the day’s events spoke about how the pond has changed their thinking about nature and how they enjoy being outside for class lessons instead of being just in the classroom setting.
Behind the scenes doing all of the paper work was Helen Kunder. With-out her help by keeping tracked of all of the orders and scheduling times for the orders to arrive and most of all making sure all of the applications for the grant money was in order and complete.
The program will be aired again on November 25 at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm and then again on 7:30 pm. If you would like to view it now, you can just simply use the link below to view it on demand. The pictures of the progress of the pond were supplied by Jinny Hoden. What a wonderful job you have all done. Congratulations!
Below is the program that was aired on NJTV. The Frog Pond segment begins at 14:00 minutes into the program and stops at 18:50 minutes.
Classroom Close-up Archived
Did you know that NJEA’s Classroom Close-up filmed other events in our schools? The three shows are linked to the segments. WOW I bet you never thought we had so much talent in our school![two_columns_one] [/two_columns_one] [two_columns_one_last] [/two_columns_one_last] [divider] [divider] [two_columns_one] [/two_columns_one] [two_columns_one_last] [/two_columns_one_last] [divider]
NJEA Review Archived
Back in November 2003, Patty Naples and Jinny Hoden were highlighted in NJEA’s Review magazine because they had their science students on EstuaryLive. The Little Egg Harbor Township School District’s students were webcast into schools around the world while they introduced the mash of Little Egg Harbor. Students from around the world wrote questions via e-mail that were answered live by our students. To read the article simply select the link under the picture and then go to page 34.