Brownstone Raises $300 for CHD Coalition
A big thank you to Stacey Barbosa's 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students at the Brownstone School in Saddle Brook. They recently held a bake sale and donated the $300 raised to the CHD Coalition.
Stacey's son, Graysen, has Tetralogy of Fallot and had open heart surgery as an infant. Today, at almost 3 years old, Graysen is an active happy little boy. Thank you Stacey and students at the Brownstone school!
Our trip to Wendy’s was a huge success. The Principal and selected students participated in an outing to Wendy’s for lunch. Students had the opportunity to order their own lunch and interact with each other while enjoying their meals. The big menu items of the day were chicken nuggets and fries. A couple of students ordered a “Baconator” and we couldn’t believe they ate the whole thing!
We finished our lunch with a nice creamy frosty….. Students were very excited and eager to earn their points for the next trip. We always look forward to going out with our Principal.
Smooth riding to Brownstone!
The bus groups have been serving more than great seats. The students have become team players with a growing sense of family and help each other in the ride. Each month the number of students receiving awards has increased and we are seeing fewer bus incidents. Brownstone works closely with the families and bus companies to ensure all rules are being enforced.
Together we can keep our children safe!
Keep up the great work!
On January 19. 2016 Gateway students attended a Healthy Relationships Seminar given by a presenter from ADV.
Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services which is exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention. Prevention Through Education (PTE) - is one of the services they provide.
Among the topics discussed in The Healthy Relationships Seminar are domestic violence and dating abuse. The students were interested and engaged during the discussion. They were active participants impressing the presenter and staff, with their questions and comments.
You can learn more abut this division by exploring their website: http://www.co.bergen.nj.us/adv
On Tuesday 10/20/15 Gateway students attended a student workshop with the Reflections Group.
Reflections is a volunteer teen theater program that runs throughout the school year to prepare and present improvised scenes on a variety of topics and timely issues. The purpose of the performances is to provide a forum for discussion.
Topics include, but are not limited to, bullying, self-esteem, peer pressure, decision-making, prejudice, parent/teen communication, dating, divorce, sexuality, substance abuse, and more.
After the scenes are performed, cast members stay in character and engage in an interactive discussion with the audience, facilitated by the Reflections supervisor.
During the interactive part of the program, cast members will improvise variations suggested by the audience, providing viewers with the opportunity to learn alternative ways of handling situations.
At the end of each performance, cast members come out of role, and share their own personal thoughts on the issues addressed.
On Thursday November 19, 2015 Gateway students attended a cyber bullying workshop and on Thursday December 17, 2015 the students attended a workshop on texting and sexting with Mark A. DeBenedictis.
Mark DeBenedictis is a knowledgeable and very engaging presenter on one of the most prevalent topics today - Internet Safety and Cyber -Bullying.
Mark has been employed with Bergen County Special Services School District for several years in the Assistive Technology Department as an Adaptive Computer Specialist . He is also a presenter for the Bergen County Educational Technology Training Center (ETTC) which provides professional development to educators.
Mark has engaged more than 4,000 participants in this highly informative workshop for the past several years. No two workshops are exactly the same since there are so many updates and situations happening. He has presented to Parents, Students of all grade levels, Administrators and Educators, in both public and private schools and organizations.
For more information refer to: http://bcss-is.wikispaces.com/