Monthly Archives: February 2015

Marco’s At Pennsauken Country Club Offers Valentine’s Day Specials

Marco’s Restaurant at the Pennsauken Country Club isn’t a members-only facility. They’re open to the public seven days a week. And in February, the full-service restaurant and bar is offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day Weekend.

February Library Events

For Children Accompanied By Their Caregivers:

 Escape to Freedom: Reenactments of Stories from the Underground Railroad – Saturday, Feb. 21; 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Based on the book, “Escape to Freedom,” by Barbara Brooks Simon, local historical interpreter Marilyn Larke will reenact the fictional stories of Callie and William as they escape to freedom and fall in love. Join us for book giveaways, a craft, and refreshments in this very special program. For ages 5 and up.

Find Literary Love At The Library

February is here, and the pre-spring romance is coming up fast! Of course, not everyone wants chocolates, wine, or candle lit dinners, but would rather have a nice, romantic evening curled up with a good book.

Pennsauken Police Ask For Residents’ Help To Stop Large Item Theft

PoliceOn Jan. 14 at 12:42 p.m., police units responded to a burglar alarm at 1400 Suckle Hwy. Two subjects, David Sanchez and Michael Sacammano, both of Pennsauken, were located in the building removing the copper pipes. They were both arrested and charged with burglary.

Due to the increase in theft of copper piping and other large item thefts, we are asking the public to notify the police immediately if any suspicious activity is observed. The thefts primarily occur in vacant business and residences.

Carson Students Travel To Walnut Street Theatre

CarsonTheatreOn Dec. 5, Ms. Vance’s class was treated to a special activity: all twelve students were provided with an opportunity to see a live performance of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.”

Ms. Vance’s parents donated tickets for the class to see the matinee performance at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

Students sat in awe at the theatre and were mesmerized by the actors and actresses, as well as the special effects. Needless to say, this was a gift the students are still talking about!

Roosevelt Students Perform “Holidays In Pennsauken”

RooseveltThroughout December, the third grade students at Roosevelt School learned about various holidays.

Students in Mrs. James’ and Mrs. Ben Abdallah’s classes enjoyed learning about Ramadan, Chanukah, Three Kings Day, Kwanzaa, Chinese New Year and Christmas, while preparing to perform an original play entitled, “Holidays in Pennsauken.”

On Dec. 18, the students gave an excellent performance which taught their peers and family members more about the holidays.

Pennsauken is a diverse community; Roosevelt School was proud to share their knowledge and traditions with family and friends.

Carson Students Plan New Year’s Resolutions

In Mr. Hirshorn’s fourth grade class, students discussed improving themselves and realized that no one is perfect and all can improve on at least one aspect of their lives.

They had a brilliant discussion about New Year’s resolutions. The class, including the teacher, made a list of improvements that they thought were attainable in the New Year. The class turned these lists into remarkable writing pieces that showed the creativity and honesty of the students. Here are a few of the resolutions they came up with:

Mr. Hirshorn: “Stop eating junk food and try to eat more fruits and vegetables.”

Jhaisir: “My New Year’s resolution is something I really, really need to work on… eating more.”

Brian: “I’m good at basketball but not that good. I want my New Year’s resolution to be getting better at basketball.”

Vy: “I have to help my mom do chores.”

Emily: “My New Year’s resolution is to play violin better.”

Kyla: “I’ve been feeling weak lately, so I want to eat more nutrients.”

Mikey: “My New Year’s resolution is to do all my work in class.”

Evalissa: “I’m very messy and since it is the New Year, I know what to do. I’m going to do. I’m going to be more organized and clean.”

Janelle: “My New Year’s resolution is to be a better daughter and sister.”

Alex: “Since it is the New Year, I’ve decided my resolution is to exercise more.”

We all hope to keep these resolutions… will you? Have a phenomenal 2015!


Carson School Gifted Program Learns About the Mummers

Mr. Jim Good, captain of the Quaker City String Band, recently visited Carson School to meet with the students of Mrs. Tryon’s and Mrs. Savino’s gifted classes during their unit study of the Mummers.

The students learned how themes are developed for each year’s performance, and about the behind-the-scenes effort it takes to put on such an amazing show. Good talked with the students about the dedication and hard work that is required from all the string band members to make the production come to life.

Students spent the day working cooperatively to research and develop their own themes. Each group created elaborate back pieces that represented their themes, and presented their ideas to Mr. Good.

The following day, students traveled to the Mummer’s Museum to learn the history of this Philadelphia tradition.

This was a wonderful learning experience for the students!

Board Bits: A Breakdown Of The Board Of Education

Welcome to Board Bits. The Pennsauken Board of Education feels it is important to inform the public about our work on behalf of our school district and our community. Our school district has had many positive changes over the past six months. Our interim superintendent, Dr. James Chapman, our interim business administrator, Mr. John Deserable, and the entire district staff are working diligently with one central goal in mind: student success.

Baldwin PreK Learns About Quilting

BaldwinMrs. Morett’s pre-kindergarten class at Baldwin School was given a family homework assignment. They were asked to decorate a family quilt piece for their classroom. This quilt piece was decorated by families with different fabrics, cultural representations and a family picture.

The children “sewed” the quilt pieces together and their family quilt is on display in their classroom for the remainder of the year.

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