N.J. SUPREME COURT RULES ON PAY HIKES FOR PUBLIC WORKERS
DEA SUMMER CONTRACT MEETING
Teachers gathered at a summer meeting to discuss the newly agreed upon contract.
*THANK YOU TO THE COMMUNITY FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT DURING OUR CONTRACT EFFORTS!
G.I. GO FUND
The G.I. Go Fund is a charity that supports soldiers returning from overseas with going to college, purchasing houses, getting healthcare and finding jobs. The Grant School students participated in grade level teams and raised over $850 during the month of May. This amount was combined with donations from the fall, for Veteran’s Day, for a combined total over $1,000.00. The first and fourth grade team won a popcorn party and the entire school earned a no homework day for their efforts.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM @ Grant School
The Grant School Memorial Day program was celebrated on Friday, May 26th. The program was attended by several members of our community, veterans and special guests. This year’s Memorial Day Program theme was “A Historical Reflection.” Over 150 students participated in an essay contest that invited them to do research and write a short essay or poem about the military, Arlington Cemetery or the history of Memorial Day. A small handful of students were chosen to read their essays throughout the program. Each grade level sang a patriotic song and there was a performance by the Grant School Band.
MEMORIAL DAY @ The High School
Taken from the Dumont Ambulance Corps Facebook page…
On Friday, April 28th, Dumont High School students and staff, with help from Media Specialist Kara Jonson, participated in an informal Makerspace Day in the Library Media Center. They were able to interact on their SDL periods with new STEAM items added to the Media Center during the 2016-2017 school year. It was a great success and we look forward to hosting more Makerspace Days in the future.
Gabe Granda, Karyn Green, Jolie Kurz and Lauren Zucconi held a ‘Makerspace Day’ at Lincoln School on April 22, 2017 for Grades 3-5. This activity was designed to teach students about Makerspaces and expose them to different Makerspace centers and activities. Students had access to at least three different activities during their session. Students had the opportunity to work at the following stations: Animation, Makey Makey, Squishy Circuits, LEGO Challenge, S.T.E.M. Tower Creation, 3Dooler Pen, iPad App Station.
DUMONT SOFTBALL TEAM
Fourth Grade Teacher, Kendal George, first year softball coach, gets team to advance in Bergen County Tourney. Read more here.
RELAY FOR LIFE
American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event took place at Dumont High School on May 20-21, 2016. The DEA donated two baskets towards the raffle prizes. Numerous faculty and staff were attendance, joined teams and worked on committees to plan the successful event.
PUSH FOR CONTRACT
Teachers in Dumont push for new contract. Read article here from NorthJersey.com
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Teachers in all Dumont Schools collected canned goods on Tuesday, January 26. This picture is of 4 crates filled with cans collected from the teachers at Grant School. All the items will be delivered to St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Dumont. The parish at St. Mary’s has a food pantry which is continually replenished. At special times of the year, especially during the Holiday season, as well as on a daily basis, St. Mary’s provides food for those who come in need.
THE HARLEM WIZARDS VS THE DUMONT DAWGS
The Dumont High School Athletic & Music Boosters and the Dumont High School Student Activities presented The Harlem Wizards versus Dumont Dawgs at 7 pm on Friday, January 15. General admission tickets were $15 and the event was sold out! THANK YOU to all those who supported the Harlem Wizards Game and THANK YOU to those teachers that cheered in the stands, that played against the Wizards
and made donations. Thank you to the Dumont Community for the amazing turnout! The event was a GREAT success.
This link is from an article that was submitted to the Twin-Boro News about the event.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Hilda Luciano, teacher at Dumont High School, participated in a “Toys for Tots” drive, collecting toys. The mission of the program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
Ms. Ruggero’s second grade class at Selzer was featured in the Twin- Boro News, displaying their tributes to veterans.
VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM
Penny Kowalski, teacher at Honiss School, implemented the first Honiss School “Coffee Social” and invited students, staff, and the local VFW to gather after school on Veteran’s Day to thank our local veterans for their service. She also created a school wide display in which students wrote about the veteran they admire most and designed the school’s front display case to exhibit medals, books, and pictures about the holiday and several of the student letters were displayed.
DENIM FOR DOLLARS
Throughout the 2015-2016 year, teachers will wear jeans on designated days and make a $5.00 cash contribution to support the community and the worthy causes: Dumont Lions Club, American Cancer Society, Dumont Fire Department, Dumont Ambulance Corps, D.A.R.E./Adopt- A- Cop, American Heart Association, DEA Philanthropic Fund, Dixon Homestead Library, Relay for Life, and Dumont Recreation.
RELAY FOR LIFE
In May, Relay For Life was held at Dumont High School. Several teachers, faculty and staff participated in various ways: volunteering their time to make the even run smoothly, creating + joining teams, participating on the day of the event and making donations to different teams. There were even a few teachers out on the track during the “Survivors Lap”. Overall, the total numbers for 2015 included 51 teams, 651 participants, 30 survivors, and raising a total of $96,668. Click here to sign up for 2016.