First ever town-wide Earth-Day cleanup
The Environmental Department will be hosting its first ever “townwide” cleanup this Earth Day. Join the team on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mill Creek Marsh (meet behind Bob’s Discount Furniture).
The Earth Day Clean-up is an opportunity for students and other groups in need of community service hours or those who are looking for a chance to get involved with the town. Come help beautify Secaucus and make it a healthier living space for everyone by removing trash and debris from the marsh.
The town will provide pick-up sticks, bags, gloves, water and snacks to all those who wish to participate. Come prepared to get dirty in old clothing and sneakers or boots. Please be sure to bring a reusable water bottle that we will gladly refill. “Secaucus is all about the sustainability of our environment for future generations,” says Mayor Michael Gonnelli. If you wish to get involved, please RSVP to Cleanup Coordinator, Lynn Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (201) 330-2000, ext. 3060.
Fourth graders participate in ‘Imagination Express’ activity
All Aboard The Imagination Express! Mrs. Michele Wurst’s fourth grade students at Clarendon and Huber Street Schools have been working on a project entitled the “Imagination Express” this year.
In order to earn a ticket to ride on the Imagination Express virtual train, passengers must perform something creative, as this train does not accept money. The students achieved this goal by composing and performing part of an original song. A rhythm, melody, and original lyrics were composed by the students to create their own songs. This creative product allowed the students to remain on the Imagination Express and earn tickets to the first stop, Pittsburgh!
Clackity, clackity, chugity. At this time, the train conductor has spotted a character on the train referred to as “IT!” All of the passengers are beginning to curiously uncover the 13 characteristics. These characteristics include: IT dislikes subway trains, IT eats subway trains for breakfast, IT flies, IT tunnels underground, IT has 117 pockets, IT loves to dance, IT can swim, IT carries a pocket watch, IT is hungry, IT has a can opener, IT has a temper, IT is part Scottish and IT lives in Siberia.
At this juncture, the students have created their own sketches of “IT” based on the 13 above-mentioned characteristics by developing innovative ways of demonstrating the characteristics. Ideas and materials were neatly annotated on the sketch paper. Upon completion of the sketch, the students from Clarendon and Huber Street Schools engineered and crafted freestanding models using creative and re-used/recycled materials to discover inventive ways to compare their interpretations of “IT.”
Town seeks high school/college students for work
The Town of Secaucus is seeking resident high school/college students for various part-time summer positions. Applications are being accepted until the deadline of May 15 at 4 p.m. Applications can be filled out at http://secaucusnj.gov/newsfeed/job-application-secaucus.html.
Local fourth graders hold poetry cafes for Poetry Month
Walking through the fourth grade hallway at Huber Street School, one might have mistaken the fourth grade classrooms for poetry cafes. April is Poetry month and what would be a more appropriate way to highlight student created poetry than by holding your very own poetry café? Each of the fourth grade classes held their own poetry café in their classrooms at Huber Street School.
The rooms were completely transformed into a café setting. Tablecloths adorned the desks, tea lights set the proper mood for the cafe, and each table was complete with a card, displaying the various poetic devices students used within their poems. Parents and siblings, who were invited to attend the festivities, entered the room to the soothing sound of jazz music and a smorgasbord of delicious treats. Guests were asked to snap their fingers to show their appreciation for each poet. Students and parent volunteers shared their poetry creations within the packed classrooms. Other guests were invited to read poetry such as students from Mrs. Ingenito’s fifth grade class Mrs. Wilhelm and Interim Superintendent Mr. Knops also came to show their support and love for poetry.
CarePoint hospitals notch top rankings among state hospitals
Inside Jersey and the prestigious Castle Connelly Group recently named all of the CarePoint Health Hospitals among the top ten in the State of New Jersey, more than any other system in Hudson County. CarePoint Health is the only system in the State of New Jersey to have all of its hospitals named among the top ten in the state. CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center was named number two overall in the state among hospitals with fewer than 350 beds and CarePoint Health - Hoboken University Medical Center was named number six. CarePoint Health – Christ Hospital was named number eight among hospitals with greater than 350 beds. Castle Connolly asked licensed physicians across the state to name the top hospitals for various medical conditions, as well as for overall care.
“We are extremely proud that all CarePoint Health Hospitals have been awarded such prestigious honors,” said Jeff Mandler, CEO of CarePoint Health. “We take great pride in providing excellence in healthcare and to have all of our hospitals named among the top twenty in New Jersey proves that we are committed to providing the best care in the region.”