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Students at the Clarendon Elementary school work on graphs using Lucky Charms cereal. See briefs for more information.
Students at the Clarendon Elementary school work on graphs using Lucky Charms cereal. See briefs for more information.
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Fireman’s Auxiliary to hold fundraiser at local Wendy’s

The Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Secaucus Exempt Fireman’s Association will be holding a fundraiser March 28 at the Secaucus Wendy’s, located at 16 Meadowlands Parkway, from 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of all sales during the event will be donated to the auxiliary.

Elementary school students learn about graphs with Lucky Charms

First graders at the Clarendon Elementary School recently learned about graphs by using Lucky Charms cereal. Each student received a handful of different marshmallows to sort out. They were allowed to sort the cereal by color, shape, or size. After sorting them out, the students had a choice as to whether or not to make a pictograph or bar graph to record numbers for each type of marshmallow. After finishing, they used the data they compiled from their graphs to answer questions.

Then, finally, they ate the finished product.

Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Secaucus will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration March 25 in the North End parking lot, located across the street from the Huber Street School (itself located at 1520 Patterson Plank Road). The event will feature live music, a beer garden, food trucks, kids’ games, and even Irish dancers. Musicians such as DJ Sir William; and comedians Craig McLaughlin, Laz Vic, and Andrew Lee, will help provide the entertainment. The event runs all day, from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Visit the town website at http://secaucusnj.gov/ for more information.

Registration for Beyond the Bell program open

Secaucus’ recreation department will be bringing back its “Beyond the Bell” afterschool program for spring 2017. The program will feature new initiatives for kids, such as Cookless Cooking, DIY Jewelry, and Website Development. Each class will be taught by local district teachers. The start date is April 7th. The program will run for eight weeks, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Parents can register online at http://secaucusnj.gov/government/departments/recreation/recreation-program-registration.html through March 30th. Visit the town’s website at http://secaucusnj.gov/ for more information.

Cocktail party for autism research

The 6th annual Blue Cocktail Fundraiser for autism research is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m., at the Elks Club, located at 1005 Washington St., Hoboken. Tickets are $20 pre-sale person, or $25 at the door. All proceeds go to Autism Speaks on behalf of Xavier’s Trailblazers.

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