Friday, May 17, 2013
Share your photos from Little Silver Baseball Night at the May 16 Lakewood BlueClaws game!
The loud cheer erupting from the stands at the start of Thursday night's BlueClaws game wasn't for a homerun or great play on the field but for Little Silver chorus students as they finished performing the national anthem as part of Little Silver Baseball Night. A joint effort between the Little Silver PTO and Recreation Department, about 500 Little Silver fans filled the Lakewood stadium wearing Warrior blue and white and to watch the BlueClaws beat Greensboro 6-5. We happened to notice we weren't the only one snapping photos on our smartphone and would love to see you photos and videos! Just click the button above.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Odyssey of the Mind is an internationally known organization that encourages creativity and problem solving for children from kindergarten to college.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Little Silver PTO Board has four openings
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
NJ DOE releases School Performance Reports focused on college and career readiness
Tuesday, April 16
The Department of Education released new School Performance Reports for all schools in the state for the 2012-13 school year last week. The reports include new data on college and career readiness and provide comparison to “peer schools” in order to provide a more complete picture of school performance for educators and the general public. In addition, the Department released the 2013 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending to help New Jersey residents and interested citizens learn how their tax dollars are spent in their schools. “These new school performance reports were developed with the input of stakeholders across the state and provide a significant amount of new data to present a more complete picture of school performance,” …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The meeting is Monday night at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Markham Place students interviewed the seven couples competing in the Education Foundaiton's Dancing With the Stars fundraiser.
The Little Silver Education Foundation has enlisted seven couples to samba, tango and sashay their way to raising money for the district's technology initiatives in Friday's Dancing With the Stars fundraiser. Besides practicing for weeks to prepare for the stiff competition, dancers also sat down for interviews with students from Markham Place students that were captured on video. Patch will feature a few couples each day leading up to the March 8 event.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The $13 million budget includes three new teachers and supports the district's new full-day kindergarten program.
The Little Silver Board of Education approved a $13 million tentative budget for the 2013-2014 school year last week that represents a 2-percent increase over last year. The amount of money to be raised through property taxes is $11.95 million, which is an increase of a little over $200,00 as compared to the 2012-13 budget. The tentative budget, approved at the Feb. 21 board of education meeting, will make its way to the executive county superintendent for approval prior to the board's adoption in March. The increase includes three new teachers and supports the district's new full-day kindergarten program, according to Board President Christian Smith. The district will hire two new kindergarten teachers and an additional sixth grade …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Find out who the seven brave couples are who've agreed to compete in the upcoming Dancing With the Stars event and raise money to fund the district's technology initiatives.
Thursday, February 21
They're parents with kids in both Markham and Point Road, plus a sixth grade math teacher and a guidance counselor. But on Friday, March 8, they will all be contestants in the Education Foundation of Little Silver's "Dancing With the Stars" fundraiser. Find out who they are, what type of dance gets their groove on and just how they got talked into doing this: Couple #1: Carolyn and Eric Wasserfall Favorite dance? Carolyn loves to hustle as she is a dancing queen. Eric loves Spanish Music especially the Merengue. We both love the Tango! Wedding song? “Never My Love” by the 5th Dimension Why are you doing this? We are doing this because we love to entertain our friends and our dancing keeps them laughing! We believe in the EFLS and all the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Put on your dancing shoes Little Silver because the Education Foundation wants to boogie with you.
The Education Foundation of Little Silver hopes to samba its way towards raising money for the district's technology needs at next month's "Dancing With the Stars" event at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury. The March 8 fundraiser will pit seven couples -- made up of both parents and teachers -- against each other on the dance floor with judges and the audience voting on the best dancers and the winners of the silver ball trophy. The couples -- two of which are made up of teachers -- will compete in a dance-off with performances lasting no more than two minutes apiece. Each pair is sponsored by a local dance school that has provided rehearsal space as well as assistance with choreography and music. It will be up to the event's three judges -- …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Michele Thompson was charged with distribution of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a child.
Little Silver's school psychologist was suspended by the district following an arrest last month for alleged distribution of marijuana and child endangerment. Michele J. Thompson, 45, Ocean Park Avenue, Bradley Beach was charged Jan. 21 with distribution of marijuana and several counts of child endangerment following an investigation by Bradley Beach Police, according to APP.com. Harold A. Sturm, 50, also of Ocean Park Avenue in Bradley Beach, was also charged. According to Little Silver Board of Education President Christian Smith, the board "became aware of a situation in which an employee was charged with alleged criminal activity." Thompson was suspended by the district shortly after the arrest. "Because this is a personnel matter, we …