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The Old Bridge Education Association has completed the installation of five Little Free Libraries throughout Old Bridge.
Please stop by one of these locations to borrow a book:
OBEA office (17 Throckmorton Lane)
The Bark Park in Mannino Park
The Learning Experience (280 Texas Road)
The titles range from Dr. Suess’s “Hop on Pop” to “Harry Potter” to Tom Clancy’s “Rainbow Six”, so there is something there for readers of every age.
We would like to thank Nancy Cohen and the Old Bridge Public Library, Lisa Valsera and Old Bridge Township Parks & Recreation, and Tim Kraft and David Cittadino of Old Bridge Township Public Schools for their cooperation and assistance on this project.
During this season of giving, teachers and staff members at Jonas Salk Middle School continued the school’s tradition of helping families less fortunate within the community. Sadly, many families struggle to provide gifts for their children during the holidays. The hope was to make a child’s holiday a little brighter as the joy of giving spreads at this special time of year.
In order to ease the financial burden on families in need, the tradition of philanthropy through the school’s “Giving Tree” program continued in 2016. The tree symbolizes the true essence of the holiday season. The generosity of others helps the tree take root and spread its branches of giving to help those who are struggling.
In November 2016, the “Giving Tree” in the JSMS library shared the wishes of many children. It displayed ornaments indicating specific gifts for boys or girls. Staff members chose ornaments from the tree and donated the requested gifts anonymously.
In 2016, eighteen families were given gifts. Twenty students from Salk and all of their siblings received generous presents. Over fifty gifts were donated and distributed. Contact JSMS teachers Karen Dunn or Michelle Szpara for more details or questions regarding this inspiring program.
On Sunday May 22nd several Old Bridge Education Association paraprofessionals volunteered their time for SEPTA Field Day. Hosted by the Special Education PTA, field day provided families with the opportunity for a fun afternoon.
As a part of a Pride grant, OBEA paraprofessionals sponsored four inflatables. The children in attendance loved the opportunity to bounce around.
Way to go OBEA paras, thank you!