Monthly Archives: January 2015

Library Spotlights Care Package Program, Red Scarf Project

When foster children turn 18, they are shut out of the foster care system and no longer receive support because at that point they are legally adults. Foster Care to Success (FC2S) has been working since 1981 to provide a support system to new adults who have left the foster care system. FC2S is the oldest and largest national non-profit organization working with college bound foster youth. Annually, some 5,000 former foster care students turn to them for help.

New GPG Event Center To Host “Fighters Against Dog Fighting”

Once again Global Proving Ground (GPG) has delved into the heart of the fighters and fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) with their latest philanthropic card called “Fighters Against Dog Fighting” on Jan. 17. This amazing card will be the second in an unending series of MMA shows and events that give back to the community at large, and it will take place at the new GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ.

Ronnie McLaughlin Dance Studio Takes Opportunity To Raise Funds, Give Back

The Ensemble Team from the Ronnie McLaughlin Dance Studio, a staple in Merchantville, NJ since 1967, has an opportunity to travel to Orlando, Fl this July to perform at Disney World. The team has been holding fundraisers to cover the cost of the trip, but with a twist. In addition to working towards going to Florida, the dancers have been also giving back to the community.

Township Committee Announces 2015 Meeting Schedule


January 5, 2015 – Reorganization February 4, 2015
January 14, 2015 February 18, 2015
January 21, 2015 February 25, 2015
March 4, 2015 April 1, 2015
March 18, 2015 April 15, 2015
March 25, 2015 April 22, 2015
May 6, 2015 June 3, 2015
May 20, 2015 June 17, 2015
May 27, 2015 June 24, 2015
July 8, 2015 August 5, 2015
July 22, 2015 August 26, 2015
September 2, 2015 October 7, 2015
September 16, 2015 October 21, 2015
September 23, 2015 October 28, 2015
November 4, 2015 December 2, 2015
November 16, 2015 (Monday)* December 16, 2015


* Meetings are held on Wednesday unless otherwise noted.

January School News

PHS Students Visit College Fair PHSCollege 1 PHSCollege 2

Pennsauken High School students attended the HBCU College Fair at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Fourteen students were accepted on-the-spot to various colleges and universities. PHS is so very proud of these students. Congratulations to these outstanding young men and women!






Carson Second Graders Hold Publishing Party

On Nov. 18, the second grade students of Carson Elementary School held a very special event: a publishing party!

For the entire first marking period, the second graders worked on their personal narrative piece for Writing Workshop. The students chose a special moment in their lives to write about. They wrote the stories, illustrated them, and designed covers for their books.

CarsonWritersTo celebrate, Mrs. Ruane, Mrs. Goldstein, Ms. Dustman, and Mrs. Messina’s classes all gathered in the Carson school library, along with many parents who were visiting for open house. Each student happily shared their completed works of art with friends in other classes. All of the students sat together in groups of three listening carefully to each of their stories.

Next, the students gave “three stars and a wish.” The “three stars” were three positive comments about their buddy’s story; and the wish was something they can improve on for the next time.

This publishing party completed the unit on personal narratives. For the month of December, the authors wrote non-fiction, informative books.

Keep up the fabulous job, Carson second grade authors!

 Welcome To Board Bits!

The Pennsauken Board of Education announces the start of “Board Bits,” a new monthly article in All Around Pennsauken that is designed to inform the public about our work on behalf of our school district and our community.

Please follow this column monthly for more information about your Board of Education. The Board encourages all Pennsauken residents to come to our meetings, held twice a month. Visit for the dates, times and locations of the meetings, as well as for other important information.

Delair Students Have A Blast At Laser Science Assembly

Delair Lasers1 Delair Lasers 2Early in December, students at Delair Elementary enjoyed a popular show arranged through The Bureau of Lectures and Performing Artists.

The show, called “Wondergy Sound Science,” taught students concepts such as persistence of vision: how our eyes make laser shows possible; how light has both momentum and inertia; how energy is converted into light; stimulated emission: how lasers work; Albert Einstein’s ideas regarding light; and the importance of science, engineering and art. The assembly also included a professionally choreographed music and laser display, which brought all of the concepts together.

Fine Third Graders Have Exciting First Few Months

As part of their studies on the water cycle, students at Fine were happy to display their clouds projects to the class. Pictured from left to right are Macenzie Hunter, Aiden Roberts, Shania Manana, and Trinity Joly.

As part of their studies on the water cycle, students at Fine were happy to display their clouds projects to the class. Pictured from left to right are Macenzie Hunter, Aiden Roberts, Shania Manana, and Trinity Joly.

The first few months of school have been extremely exciting in Ms. Komis’ third grade class.

In literacy, they have been learning about realism and fantasy. The students had the opportunity to write their own realism and fantasy story about animals. Students then created their own fantasy animal based on the story that they wrote. When they completed the project, the class was able to share their stories with one another. The students were extremely excited to see the crazy new animal species they created – like an octoshark!

Students have also been studying the water cycle and the creation of clouds. They used cotton balls to construct the three different types of clouds. Soon, students will be working on various experiments based on the water cycle. Students are thoroughly looking forward to getting their hands wet!

Delair All A Honor Roll

Students who received all A’s on their first marking period report card were presented with a certificate during the honor roll assembly. Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Students who received all A’s on their first marking period report card were presented with a certificate during the honor roll assembly. Congratulations to these outstanding students!









Middle School Students Of The Month

Phifer Middle School’s faculty and administration is proud to recognize November’s Students of the Month.

Seventh Grade: Yesenia Rivera, Juan Azcona, Jaden Johnson, Nyla Nasir, Brandon Khop, and Yulia Abou Harb.

Eighth Grade: Sana Farhat, Kevin K. Nguyen, Sabian Santiago, Catie Evans, Mostsaly Kim, Yamilette Colon, Omaira Cruz, and Davis Tran.

Health Department Issues Severe Weather Advisory – “Code Blue”

Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that Camden County will be under “Code Blue” severe weather advisory tonight and tomorrow night.

Simple Planning Helps Prepare For Winter Emergencies

Provided by Fire Chief Joseph V. Palumbo, Sr., CPM and the Pennsauken Fire Department

If we have off from work or school, there’s nothing quite like watching the snow fall on a winter’s day. But when it comes to emergency situations, that beautiful scene can become a hazard.

A New Year’s Resolution Worth Making… And Keeping

JudithphotoBy Judith Kristen, AAP Columnist


First of all, I wish everyone, everywhere joy, good health, peace, love, and happiness in this upcoming year!

Second of all… how are you doin’ with your New Year’s resolutions? Did you make any? Hmm?

As for me, I’m at the point where the normal resolutions of life are… well… they don’t always work out as planned, do they?

The Wright Brothers’ Airplane at Central Airport

BobFisher-HughesBy Robert Fisher-Hughes, AAP Columnist and Amateur Historian

The weather was favorable at Central Airport in Pennsauken on December 17, 1934, when an assorted group of men in technicians’ coveralls, civilians in long coats and fedoras, and cameramen with hand-cranked motion picture cameras assembled on the ground near the hangars. They came to witness a wooden framework covered with cloth carry two men into the air, pushed by two large propellers mounted on the back of the flimsy wings that extended from the crate. The machine was more than 20 years old, and it had not flown in a period nearly the same length. It had been built by the Wright brothers of Dayton, OH, only eight years after they had been the first humans to fly.

Energy Assistance, Preventive Services Available For Seniors

SonnyphotoBy Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors. Hoping all is well.

You may be eligible for some help keeping your home warm during the winter, thanks to several government-sponsored programs.

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