Thursday, January 31, 2013
There will be no PM kindergarten.
Thursday, January 31
Holmdel's Village School will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday due to a transformer fire in the area causing the school to lose power. Students who do not have an available adult at the bus stop will be returned to Indian Hill School where they can be picked up by their parent/guardian. The closing only applies to Village School. Afternoon kindergarten has been canceled. Any children not met at their bus stop be taken to Indian Hill School to await pickup by their parents. Students in the "Primetime" after-school program will be transported directly from Village School to Indian Hill School, and will have their regular session at that location. Parents should adjust their pickup plans accordingly. All after-school activities at Village school …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Gifts were shipped out today to a non-profit social service agency serving families in need, and those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Holmdel Village School children and families shipped out more than 1,000 gifts today as a part of Operation Sleighbells, to benefit more than 400 families of the Family and Childrens Service of Long Branch, a nonprofit social service agency. Each grade was tasked with donating items like new toys, books, coats, pajamas, hats and gloves, to be distributed to families in Highlands, Union Beach, Keyport, Bradley Beach, Long Branch and surrounding towns. "Everybody has been so generous and giving," said Jami Kenney, a second grade teacher who coordinated the effort with PSA President Dina D'Ambrosi. It's the eighth year Kenney has helped round up the gifts for FCS. She stood before the small mountain of gifts to be sent out Monday and …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Holmdel resident and CBA grad Pete Yurkowski competes in 'Survivor: Philippines,' which premieres Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.
Pete Yurkowski, 24, of Holmdel, will be competing on the 25th season of the 'Survivor' series, which premieres Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS. "I never thought I'd be on a TV show," Yurkowski said. "I had just graduated college and my mom was telling me to get a job. I saw the application for 'Survivor' and sent them a tape and bio and they called me back." Yurkowski, an engineering graduate, was a fan of the show when it first came out and thought he would be a good fit for it. "I love sports, love physical activity, it's dangerous, they put you in the middle of nowhere, it's a strategy game and I'm good at lying and manipulating people," Yurkowski said. "I saw no problem in trying to manipulate people to go for a million dollars." …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Holmdel Village Elementary's Dionne Ledford will be the new principal; Hazlet Beers Street Elementary School Mona Tobia will be assistant principal.
The Matawan Aberdeen Regional School District Board of Education appointed a principal and an assistant principal for Lloyd Road School and a K-12 director of instruction and evaluation at a special action meeting Monday night. Holmdel Village Elementary School Assistant Principal has accepted the position of principal at Lloyd Road School. She begins on Sept. 1 at a salary of $129,404 a year, according to Matawan-Aberdeen Regional Board of Education President Charles Kenny. She will fill the vacancy left by former principal Luigi Laugelli, who resigned in June after spending one year with the district. Mona Tobia will leave the Hazlet School District as a computer teacher and sixth grade administrative aid at Beers Street School to join …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Holmdel Village School students and teachers offer their healthy hair for cancer survivors. Story contributed by coordinator Allison Seman.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Eleven teachers and students at the Holmdel Village School Elementary School donated their hair for Locks of Love, the non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to children with hair loss. The event on June 8 was coordinated by Village school teachers Sandi Klinger and Allison Seman. The teachers involved in the event all have a personal connection to cancer and all wanted to help children in need; and they felt that this is something they could do to help. Mrs. Klinger has a nephew and a cousin who are battling cancer and Mrs. Seman herself is a cancer survivor. The teachers who donated their hair each have a personal connection to cancer too. "This was an easy decision for me as my 5-year old nephew has been battling cancer …
Monday, June 4, 2012
AnnMarie Barry, a special education teacher, was nominated by her peers.
AnnMarie Barry, a special education teacher at Village School, was recognized as a 2012 Holmdel district "Teacher of the Year" at the last Board of Education meeting. Barry was nominated by fellow teachers for her committment and connection to her students, effectiveness in the classroom, and thoughtful use of technology. A special panel made the final determination. "She creates an energetic and positive atmosphere for her students, allowing creativity and a love of learning to shine through," said Superintendent Barbara Duncan in a press release. In addition to being a dedicated teacher to six special education students, Barry also has taken a leadership role on the Character Education Committee at the preschool-3rd grade school. Her …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Holmdel's scouts did a little landscaping at the elementary school. Written by Jane Zysk.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday the 13th brings bad luck? Not to Holmdel’s Village Elementary School! Cub Scout Packs 131 & 331 of Holmdel chose Friday, April 13th to welcome Spring by planting flowers near the Main Entrance of the school. Scouts, siblings, and parents arrived ready to go, armed with hand shovels, gardening gloves, a big trash bag, jugs of water, and lots of Scout energy and enthusiasm. After pruning some dead branches and pulling some pesky weeds, the boys turned their attention to planting. They decided that the lighter colored flowers should be planted towards the front of the bed, with the darker ones arranged in the back. The boys then dug in and planted four flats of pansies and carefully watered everything. The parents managed to wrangle …