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Monday Saturday 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday 12 noon to 5 pm kid read is a read-a-thon. Children read as many books as they can within a certain amount of time. For every book read, they obtain financial pledges from family members and friends. For example, a child may set a goal of ten books; he or she then gets family members to commit to a pledge
amount for each book read. The proceeds go to Emmanuel Cancer Foundation's kid read program.
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A CLASS OF CHARACTERS…Dorothy Rotondo’s kindergarten class at St. Bartholomew Interparochial School in Scotch Plains celebrated Halloween on October 30 with a parade around the school followed by a classroom party. Pictured, left to right, are: back row, Mrs. Rotondo, Salli Jean Saputo, Kristi Monahan, Sydney Handsman, Bridget Ryan, Ashley Romans, Katie Schaaf, Catherine Aquilina, Alicia Gonnella, Gino Messercola, Robert Amberg and Ryan Haggerty, and front row, Linsey Phelan, Colleen Cassidy, Justin McMahon, Victoria Manogue, Tiffany Nesbitt, Stephan Cardio, William Shore, Troy-Jason Mapa and Kenneth McAllister.
Westfield Foundation Pledges Grant to Assist United Fund
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Foundation has again pledged to assist the United Fund of Westfield through a special matching grant.
Darielle Walsh, General Campaign Chairwoman of the United Fund, has planned the challenge to the community with Henry “Mike” Kelly, a Trustee of the Westfield Foundation.
The Foundation will match “dollar for dollar” all new moneys raised up to $10,000. Mrs. Walsh explained that the new dollar concept is any individual money given above last year’s campaign contribution.
“We are grateful to the Foundation for offering us this challenge to stimulate giving,” she stated. “If ongoing contributors dig a little deeper —
PLEDGING ITS SUPPORT...The Westfield Foundation has announced that it will assist the United Fund of Westfield with a matching grant in this year’s campaign. Darielle Walsh, General Campaign Chairwoman of the United Fund, and Henry “Mike” Kelly, a Trustee of the Westfield Foundation, discuss the United Fund’s goal of $615,000 for its current campaign.
and if new contributors reach out — the needs of our 20 agencies will be met, our goal reached, and the quality of life in Westfield better for all of us,” she added.
“The Foundation is proud to help the United Fund and appreciates the many social services it makes possible in Westfield,” noted Mr. Kelly. “We are confident Westfielders will again respond with their continuing generosity.”
Mrs. Walsh continued, “We are grateful to the many Westfielders who have already contributed, and we urge all others to send in their donation today.”
To date, the campaign has reached 74.6 percent, or $458,790, of its $615,000 goal.
Teen Arts Touring Exhibit Hosted by Bank Branches
The Union Center National Bank branches at 2455 and 3003 Morris Avenue in Union will host the 1998 Teen Arts Touring Exhibit which continues through Tuesday, November 24.
The exhibit consists of 31 pieces of art selected from among 513 visual art works shown at the 1998 Union County Teen Arts Festival which was held in March at Union County College.
The annual event is sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Union County Department of Economic Development, Division of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.
“The Teen Arts Program gives Union County students an opportunity to express and share their artistic talents,” said Mary P. Ruotolo, a member of the Freeholder board and Liaison to the Cultural and Heritage Programs Advisory Board.
From Scotch Plains, the exhibitors include Matthew Holland, a student at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, and Michelle Trimpin, who attends Park Middle School. Danny Drake of Mountainside, a student at Deerfield School, is also presenting his work.
The exhibit is open to the public. For assistive services or more information about the touring exhibit or the annual Festival, please call the Union County Division of Cultural
and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street in Elizabeth, at (908) 5582550. Relay Service users are asked to call (800) 852-7899.
Parent Teacher Association Publishes Special Cookbook
WESTFIELD — The Parent Teacher Association of Wilson Elementary School in Westfield has published a new cookbook entitled “Cooking With Class.”
The book, a companion to the previous edition published in 1992, contains over 450 recipes donated by parents, faculty, and students.
Children at the school created artwork which highlights the recipes and makes for unique divider pages for each section.
Among the featured recipes are appetizers like “Westfield Wings” or “Asparagus Rolls;” main courses
such as “Basil Grilled Chicken” or “Spicy Shrimp Scampi,” and desserts like “Irish Coffee Cake” or “Williamsburg Queen’s Cake.”
Over 15 local restaurants, including the Stage House Inn in Scotch Plains, Novita’s in Westfield, Giovanna’s in Plainfield and Ferraro’s in Westfield, contributed specialty recipes in the restaurant section.
The book is available for sale for $12 through Wilson School. For more information or for a copy of the cookbook, please call the school at (908) 789-4605.
COOKBOOK ILLUSTRATORS…The cookbook published by the Parent Teacher Association of Wilson Elementary School in Westfield, “Cooking With Class,” includes illustrations by students, as well as recipes from parents, students, and faculty. Some students whose work is featured in the book, pictured left to right, are: front row, Danielle Tepper, Jenna Roth, John Taylor, Katie Taylor and Catherine Cordeiro, and back row, Rachel Mack, Caitlin Jennings and Justin Adams. Hadassah Chapter Sets
Paid-Up Event Nov. 16 At Temple Emanu-El
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Chapter of Hadassah will hold its annual paid-up membership evening on Monday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 756 East Broad Street in Westfield.
The theme of the evening will be a “world cruise” to the 32 countries whose chapters are part of Hadassah International. Carol Fein, Region President, will conduct the global “tour.”
A light supper as prepared at a French Hadassah meeting will be served.
The dinner will be free for life members, as well as members whose dues have been paid. Dues will be collected at the door. Guests will be charged $10, which can be applied to the dues fee of $25.
Membership Vice-Presidents Lillian Block and Linda Lafkowitz will be in charge of the arrangements. For further information and to attend this event, please call (908) 232-4712.
Richard Roberts, Ltd. to Help Emmanuel Cancer Foundation
SCOTCH PLAINS – Richard Roberts, Ltd. of Scotch Plains will sponsor a six-day philanthropic promotion beginning Tuesday, November 17, in conjunction with “kid read,” The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation’s (ECF) newest fundraiser.
Between November 17 and Sunday, November 22, Richard Roberts, Ltd. will offer a 10 percent discount off any purchase in its Scotch Plains store, and donate 10 percent of those revenues to ECF, based in Scotch Plains.
The Foundation will host a wineand-cheese reception at Richard Roberts, Ltd., 375 Park Avenue, on November 17 at 6 p.m. to launch “kid read.”
Guests will include the program’s Honorary Chairman, Bob McGrath of
Sesame Street, and Diane DiFrancesco, the wife of State Senate President Donald T. DiFrancesco, who serves as its Chairman. The reception is open to the public.
Participants in “kid read,” a program designed to channel children’s energies in an educational way, are asked to obtain financial pledges from family members and friends for reading as many books as possible within a specified time period.
“This event coincides with the beginning of the holiday season, which should consist of hope and the joys of
caring for children,” said Rick Brownlee, President of Richard Roberts Ltd.
ECF seeks to bring “kid read” to every school district in New Jersey, according to Executive Director John F. Hartman, as a way to combine a reading program with an education about philanthropy and volunteering.
ECF, which operates four regional centers, is a not-for-profit public foundation established in 1983 to help preserve the quality of life for any family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer. Services include professional counseling, advocacy services, material assistance and limited emergency financial relief.
Westfield School Enrollment Exceeds 5,000 This Year
WESTFIELD – The Westfield public school district has reported that enrollment in district schools has continued to rise, with 142 more students attending this school year compared to 1997-1998.
The official 1998-1999 figures reported to the State Department of Education are based on the October 15 enrollment figure of 5,053.
In 1997-1998, there were 4,911 students. The last time the enrollment figures topped the 5,000 mark was in the 1984-1985 school year, when Westfield’s enrollment was 5,036 students.
The current enrollment in the elementary schools (kindergarten through grade 5) is 2,615 – a total of 80 more students than was projected for this school year. Last year’s elementary enrollment was 109 students greater than the 19961997 school year.
The increased enrollment has resulted in overcrowding in some classrooms at the elementary level, exceeding the maximum established by the Board of Education of 25 students per class.
A bond referendum of $11.7 million, to include 16 new elementary classrooms as well as major capital improvements and technology infrastructure throughout the district, will be placed before the public on Tuesday, December 15.
Secondary enrollment (grades 6 to 12) rose by 81 for a total of 2,403 students. Twenty-three new students entered Westfield High School this year, for a total enrollment of 1,280. The proposed bond referendum includes funding for the conversion of existing rooms at the high school into new six classrooms.
Fifty-eight more students were added to the intermediate rolls, for a total of
1,123 sixth, seventh and eighth graders. At both Edison and Roosevelt Intermediate Schools, foreign language will be added as a team subject in the sixth grade, which will help decrease class sizes.
Thirty-five children are attending the district’s special pre-kindergarten program.
On October 8, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee, a group of 26 volunteers, released their report to the public and recommended measures to accommodate Westfield’s increased enrollment by proposing the $11 7 million bond.
“District enrollment will continue to grow over the next five years,” stated Westfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. William J. Foley. “The turnover of homes in the area to families with children, and the construction of new homes in town, has contributed to our anticipated enrollment growth,” he stated.
“With the passage of the bond referendum on December 15, we hope to provide adequate space for instruction, maintain safe facilities, and install a district-wide technology infrastructure,” he added.
PTO Program Slated On Parenting Teens
The Parent Teacher Organization of Westfield High School will present “Parenting a Teenager” on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:45 p.m. in Cafeteria B.
Maureen Mazzarese, the Student Assistance Counselor, will be the guest speaker for the program.
Runnells to Host Presentation On Alzheimer’s Awareness
BERKLEY HEIGHTS In recognition of “National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month,” Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County will host a presentation given by Laura Wilson, Education Services Coordinator of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The program, entitled “Memory and Aging,” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16, in the Multipurpose Room of the hospital, located at 40 Watchung Way in Berkeley Heights.
Although individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families had few choices years ago, today there are many more treatment options available, in much more pleasant surroundings, according to a Runnells spokesman.
“They need the utmost in care, understanding and love, in addition to the most modern medical care. They need appropriate activities, therapies and companionship, which is offered at Runnells. Their safety is assured from the dangers associated with wandering with the use of wrist sensors, which
render doors and elevators inoperable,” a hospital spokesman said.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of cementing illness, and is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the brain, causing impaired memory, thinking and behavior, the spokesman explained, noting that the individual with Alzheimer’s experience confusion, behavior and personality changes, difficulty finishing thoughts or following directions.
Victims of Alzheimer’s eventually end up unable to care for themselves,, the hospital spokesman explained, noting that the disease the fourth leading cause of death in American adults after heart disease, cancer and stroke, killing over 100,000 annually.
It affects over a million adults, and the total number affected is expected to rise to 14 million by the year 2050. Almost 50 percent of those over 85 are affected by Alzheimer’s, and 10 percent of those over 65.
For further information on the presentation, please call the Runnells Social Work Office at (908) 771-5835.
Policeman’s Association Announces Toy Drive
SCOTCH PLAINS — Members of the Scotch Plains Policeman’s Benevolent Association will hold their fourth annual “Toys For Tots” toy drive through Friday, December 18. This will allow for distribution in time for the holiday season.
Last year, over $2,000 in games and toys were donated. These gifts were placed in baskets and distributed to local churches and religious organizations throughout the community.
New toys and games are needed for this year’s drive. All donations may be dropped off in the police department lobby, where a special barrel has been placed.
For more information, please call (908) 322-7100.
SP-F High School Plans Parents’ Tour Nov. 17
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD — Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School will hold a tour for parents of eighth graders on Tuesday, November 17, at 9 a.m.
Parents will have the opportunity to view the facilities available to students. High school administrators and staff will be available to answer questions.
An extensive packet of information will be on hand for everyone attending the tour. To insure enough printed information is available for all, interested individuals are asked to make reservations by Tuesday, November 10.
Reservations may be made by calling the High School Office at (908) 889-8600 at Extension No. 406, or Barbara Leighton at (908) 233-6362.
The tour is sponsored by the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education and the Parent Teacher Association Council to celebrate American Education Week, from Sunday, November 15, to Saturday, November 21.
Other activities will include the display of students’ work in local libraries and a Scholar’s Seminar at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, featuring Dr. Joanne CoteBonanno of Montclair State University in Upper Montclair.