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Proposed Notice of Special Meeting /
Convocatoria propuesta para la Reunión Extraordinaria

BRIDGETON BOARD OF EDUCATION

            In accordance with the provisions of the “Sunshine Law,” you are hereby advised that the Bridgeton Board of Education (“Board”) has scheduled a Special Meeting to take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:00 PM. The Special Meeting will be held at the Thomas C. Lane, IV Administration Building located at 41 Bank Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey. 

PURPOSE OF MEETING:

1. To discuss personnel items in executive session;

2. To vote on a new Employment Contract for the Superintendent of Schools in public session; and

3. To discuss any additional items that may be brought to and/or require the Board’s attention.

The public is invited to attend and will be allowed to participate at the Special Meeting all in accordance with the Open Public Meeting Law.

FORMAL ACTION WILL BE TAKEN


JUNTA DE EDUCACIÓN DE BRIDGETON

            De acuerdo con las disposiciones de la "Sunshine Law", por la presente le informamos que la Junta de Educación de Bridgeton ("Junta") ha programado una reunión especial para el jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2018 a las 6:00 PM. La Reunión Especial se llevará a cabo en el Thomas C. Lane, IV Edificio Administrativo ubicado en 41 Bank Street, Bridgeton, New Jersey.

PROPÓSITO DE LA REUNIÓN:

1. Discutir los asuntos de personal en la sesión ejecutiva;

2. Votar un nuevo Contrato de Empleo para el Superintendente de Escuelas en sesión pública; y

3. 2. Discutir cualquier asunto adicional que pueda ser señalado a la atención de la Junta y/o que requiera su atención.

El público está invitado a asistir y se le permitirá participar en la Reunión Especial de acuerdo con la Ley de Reuniones Públicas Abiertas.

SE TOMARÁN MEDIDAS FORMALES

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Purpose

Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers is an afterschool program that has been designed around achieving milestone improvements in math and language arts objectives through theme-based learning in the visual and performing arts. Across five district schools in grades four through eight, the after school program will provide services to students and their families each program year. Students will be motivated and challenged to connect with the world around them through creativity, individual expression and hands on academics.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers through Bridgeton Public Schools is to provide a safe and comprehensive afterschool learning environment that provides opportunities for all students to achieve success through creative activities that honor diversity and the integration of the Common Core State Standards and through the pathways of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Schools We Service

Broad Street School
Buckshutem Road School
Indian Avenue School
Quarter Mile Lane School
West Avenue School

Partnerships and Collaborations

The Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) partners with Appel Farm Arts & Music Center ( www.appelfarm.org ) to bring students first hand experiences in the field of Visual and Performing Arts. Additionally, Pathways works with the Cumberland County 4-H and NJ CAP (Child Abuse Prevention) which offer students different character education and life skills lessons.

FAQs

Q: How does my child become a part of Pathways 21st Century After School Program?

A: Simply obtain and complete a program registration form. Once completed, please return to your child’s designated site coordinator.

Q: What are the hours for the Pathways 21st Century After School Program?

A: The Pathways 21st Century After School Program runs from 3-6pm with transportation provided home.

Q: Is there a cost for my child to attend?

A: No. As long as your child is a student in grades 4-8 at one of the five district elementary schools, they may attend the program free of charge.

Q: How will this help my child?

A: Certificated Teachers will provide fun and engaging activities to help improve your child’s math and language arts scores through a visual and performing arts centered learning
environment.

Q: What are the times of the program?

A: Pathways 21st CCLC runs five (5) days a week from 3-6pm.

Q: Will my child be given a snack if they are staying at school so late every night?

A: Yes! Every Pathways student is provided with a snack and a juice daily.

Benefits of the Pathways 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program

My Child has an IEP/504 Plan how can they benefit from this program?

Research conducted by the Afterschool Alliance in 2008 found that afterschool programs positively impact students with special needs in the following key areas: higher academic achievement, improved school attendance, higher aspirations, improved social competence and improved behavior.

Theme-based Program

The Bridgeton School District believes that after school programming driven by the arts not only have a positive influence on the lives of students involved, but also lead to overall academic achievement, improved social skills and increased skills for future workplace success.

Learning Based on Student Interest

The staff of the Pathways 21st Century After School program will survey the students to identify interest areas. The program staff will create lessons geared toward the students’ interest, thus creating an increased level of engagement in the activity.

Seamless Transitions

In order to create a seamless transition, the afterschool program staff will meet regularly with the school day staff to articulate student achievement and concerns. These meetings will be conducted on a quarterly basis and will involve Teachers, Guidance Counselors and Building Principals.

Helpful Links

Resources:
New Jersey Department of Education 21st Century Webpage
After School Alliance
For Additional Enrichment at Home:
FunBrain.com - Grade 4

Contact Information for Pathways

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Timothy C. Zoyac, Program Manager. He can be reached at (856) 455-8030 ext. 2345 or via email at tzoyac@bridgeton.k12.nj.us

Registration Form

A registration from may be obtained at your student’s school. Once this form has been received, the site coordinator will call concerning when the student may begin the program.

Funding Statement

“This project was funded in its entirety with Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by No Child Left Behind, Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21 CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.”

District anti-bullying initiative

Bridgeton Public School District takes bullying and harassment very seriously. As part of a NJ initiative to stop bullying, we have selected Dr. Christopher Tavani to serve as our district Anti-Bullying Coordinator. Please contact him if you have any concerns about bullying taking place in our district.

Below are links to district policies and other information concerning this initiative:

5131 1 Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

5131 1(Y) Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Complaint, Form

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