Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The May 17 fundraiser will award purses to winners.
The Irwin School PTA invites fashionistas to come play Designer Bag Bingo at 7:30 p.m. May 17 at Churchill Junior High School, 18 Norton Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include three bingo boards to be played over the course of eight games, according to a press release from the school district. Winners of each game will be awarded a designer handbag, according to the release. Admission is limited to those who are 18 and older. Tickets are available by visiting www.ebnet.org and clicking the "Support Our Schools" link to obtain a form. Forms and payment can be dropped off at or mailed to Irwin School,71 Racetrack Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, addressed to the attention of the PTA, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Bears and Cubs program enrolls preschoolers ages 3-5 for a child development elective at East Brunswick High School.
Applications for the 2013-2014 East Brunswick High School Bears and Cubs Preschool Program are now available online at www.ebnet.org/preschool, in the main office at East Brunswick High School located at 380 Cranbury Road and at the receptionist desk of the administration building at 760 Route 18. Free to East Brunswick residents, the Bears and Cubs Preschool is an elective for high school juniors and seniors interested in a career in education. In this double period, full year course, high school students learn, plan, teach and observe children, ages 3-5 years of age, in a laboratory preschool setting. Prior to the arrival of the preschoolers in mid-October, study is devoted to child development, guidance techniques, teaching methods, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
East Brunswick has been recognized for its arbor-friendly policies and practices for the 35th year.
Trees are key in East Brunswick. Memorial School welcomed city officials and community members to an Arbor Day celebration on Thursday that celebrated East Brunswick's 35th designation as a "Tree City USA." Towns that are named a "Tree City USA' are identified by the National Arbor Day Foundation for having a city tree ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and observance of Arbor Day. "Trees are so important for our communities and our environment," said Bill Hlubik of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County. One average-sized tree can provide enough oxygen for four people, he said. Hlubik presented a flag to township administrator James White at the ceremony, while students read tree-…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Business Administrator Bernardo Giuliana says the tax rate was not misrepresented at the budget hearing on March 19.
Despite conflicting reports on the coming year school budget, the owner of a home in East Brunswick assessed at $200,000 can expect to pay $263 more in school taxes this coming school year, district officials say. For the 2013-14 school year, the East Brunswick School District is proposing a $134 million school budget supported by a $113 million tax levy. Business administrator Bernardo Giuliana said the district tax rate will increase 13 cents from $6.09 to $6.22 per $100 of assessed valuation in the township. "For 2013-2014, the net tax levy increase is $2,547,334 (General and Debt Service Funds combined), which translates into a 13.17-cent tax rate increase," he said. "These are as reflected in the actual budget that was adopted." …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
School officials said the tax rate would increase 13 cents for the coming school year while the township says the rate will actually go up 22 cents.
An increase in school taxes was misreported by district officials earlier this month, according to a report in the East Brunswick Sentinel. According to the report, at a March 19 budget hearing, school business administrator Bernardo Giuliana said the tax rate for the 2013-14 school budget would increase 13 cents from $6.09 to $6.22 per $100 of assessed valuation in the township. Lou Neely, Chief Financial Officer for the township, told the Sentinel that the tax rate will actually increase 22 cents to $6.31 per $100 of assessed valuation. The 22 cent increase will result in East Brunswick taxpayers with a home assessed at $200,000 seeing an increase of $440 for a total of $12,620 in school taxes for the year, according to the report. Neely…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The school district Quarterback Club will accept plant sale orders through April 12.
Thursday, April 4
The East Brunswick Public Schools Quarterback Club is accepting orders for its annual Mother’s Day plant sale. Flats of 48 plantings are $11.50 each with additional discounts available when ordering items valued at $50 or more, according to a press release from the school district. Annual flowers, hanging baskets, patio pots, vegetable plants and herbs are available. Orders must be placed by April 12, and will be available for pickup on May 10 between the hours of 2-3 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at East Brunswick High school. To obtain an order form, visit ebnet.org and click the “Support Our Schools” link. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. Like East Brunswick Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The East Brunswick School Board has approved a $134 million budget.
The township school district has proposed a number of construction improvement projects, new teacher positions and technology upgrades in the 2013-14 school budget. The $134 million budget will be supported by a $113.2 million tax levy. East Brunswick homeowners will see the school tax rate increase 13 cents from $6.09 to $6.22 for the 2013-14 school year, according to a report in the East Brunswick Sentinel. A house assessed at $200,000 would pay a total of $12,440 in school taxes, according to the report. Highlights in the budget include a number of construction projects at several schools, including new bleachers in the high school gymnasium, a new roof on Robert Frost Elementary School, and parking lot paving at Irwin Elementary School…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at Hammarskjold Middle School.
Wednesday, March 27
Jazz enthusiasts are invited to the The Fourth Annual Night of Jazz at 7 p.m. April 3 at Hammarskjold Middle School. Presented by the East Brunswick Arts Education Concert Series and supported by the East Brunswick Education Foundation’s Mario A. DeCarolis Memorial Music Fund, the performance will feature the University of the Arts (Philadelphia) Kerber Tribute Big Band under the direction of Dennis Wasko, according to a release from the school district. The Hammarskjold Middle School Jazz Band, the Churchill Junior High School Jazz Lab Band and Jazz Ensemble and the East Brunswick High School Jazz Band will also perform. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Stay informed of East Brunswick news and information. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Proceeds from the auction will benefit technology improvements at Central Elementary School.
Tuesday, March 26
Tickets are currently on sale for the Central Elementary School PTA's Tricky Tray, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 at East Brunswick High School, 380 Cranbury Road. Admission is $10 per person, and includes a door prize ticket and coffee, tea and dessert. Tickets for the raffle are available in advance for $35 per pack, which also includes six tickets for a 50/50 drawing. They will not be sold the night of the event, according to a release from the school district. Admission to the event is limited to those who are 18 years of age and older. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The deadline to order raffle tickets is April 8. To purchase tickets, email Dawn at email@example.com or Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, March 8, 2013
SIngle session day and parent/teacher conferences have been rescheduled, as have HSPA tests.
The East Brunswick School District has announced a 2 hour delayed opening for all schools today Friday, March 8, due to inclement weather. The single session day and Parent/Teacher conferences have been canceled for today and rescheduled for Friday, March 15. HSPA testing scheduled for today will take place on Monday, March 11. Dismissals will be at regular school day times. Here is today’s schedule: Elementary schools......................................................11:10 a.m.–3:25 p.m. Early Morning Program ......................................................begins at 9 a.m. Morning Preschool..........................................................11:10 am–12:40 a.m. Afternoon Preschool…