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Clarendon School kids play a Halloween costume game at school. Pictured kids include students Emma Valente, Frankie Falco, Aidan Gonzalez, Lucas Leite, and Melanie Huang. See briefs for more information.
Clarendon School kids play a Halloween costume game at school. Pictured kids include students Emma Valente, Frankie Falco, Aidan Gonzalez, Lucas Leite, and Melanie Huang. See briefs for more information.
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Secaucus Emergency Food Pantry collects toys, food for local needy kids

The Secaucus Emergency Food Pantry will collect food items such as mashed potatoes, pasta, and mac and cheese for its holiday wish list. In addition, the pantry is collecting unwrapped toys for less-fortunate children from ages six to 12.

All donations will be accepted through Dec. 8. Drop-off locations include the Senior Center, at 101 Centre Ave; the Recreation Center, at 1200 Koelle Blvd, Town Hall, at 1203 Paterson Plank Rd.; and St. Matthews Church, at 800 Roosevelt Ave.

Donations will be accepted during business hours Monday through Friday. For more information, call (201) 330-2014.

Knights of Columbus Veterans' Breakfast is November 12th

On Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Peter B. O’Connor Assembly 1543 will hold its Annual Veterans' Breakfast at Immaculate Conception Auditorium, 760 Post Place, Secaucus, NJ at 10 a.m.

The cost of the breakfast is $10 for adults, $7 for children 12 and under, and VETERANS are FREE with their DD form 214 or Veteran’s Card.

For tickets, contact SK Paul Pinkman (201-866-8621) or SK Sal Manente (201-866-2988).

Come out to show support for the Veterans.

Secaucus School District honors elementary students who achieved perfect scores

The Board of Education recently honored a total of 18 elementary students from both Huber Street and Clarendon Schools who achieved the highest possible score on the Fourth Grade New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK-4) Science Assessment. The Showcase highlighted “An Evening of Academic Excellence” by honoring those students who had achieved perfect scores in state-wide assessments. The New Jersey ASK-4 Science Assessment was administered in the spring of 2017.

Addressing the packed audience at the Showcase in Success held in the Huber Street Gymnasium, district administrators including Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops, Director of Curriculum Dr. Daniela Riser, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, and Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani all lauded the accomplishments of the students and congratulated them on the impressive attainment of receiving a perfect score on a state-wide assessment.

Pumpkin time at school

In anticipation of Halloween, students in Miss Manthorpe’s second grade class at Huber Street School participated in interdisciplinary lessons involving pumpkins. The students began the week with learning the life cycle of pumpkins and comparing and contrasting different varieties of pumpkins.

The week concluded with the second graders making predictions about their class pumpkin. They predicted the number of seeds, the weight and the circumference of the pumpkin, as well as, if the pumpkin would float or sink.

The class was happy to discover their pumpkin had 651 seeds and weighed 15 pounds. Its circumference was 15 inches, and it could float.

Can you guess Clarendon students’ Halloween costumes?

In the spirit of Halloween tricks and treats, students in Ms. Sammantha Griffin’s class at Clarendon School kep their costumes secret this year. As a reward for their hard work, they created a Halloween guessing game to show off their skills.

The students listed categories of superheroes, heroes, candy, toys and video game characters. The next clue described what action their costume character performs. Beware of the student whose costume will drink your blood! The third clue alluded to where their costume character lived or could be found.

The students' work was hung in the hallway for other students and staff to see. An invitation was sent out to the entire school, asking everyone to come and try to guess the student’s costumes, if they dared.

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