Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pennsauken Police Stress Vehicle, Pedestrian Safety

Frank_ProfilesmallBy Frank Sinatra, AAP Editor

At the end of March, the Pennsauken community mourned the loss of high school student Quason Turner, who was tragically killed as he crossed Rt. 130. A few days later, Norman Schultz of Philadelphia was killed crossing Rt. 70 by McClellan Ave.

In the last 39 months, there have been 11 traffic-related fatalities in Pennsauken. Nine of them have been pedestrians, with most occurring on major highways. The Pennsauken Police Department shares the sentiment of the Pennsauken community that it’s 11 too many.

Waterlines, May 2016

MPWCSliderThe MPWC, 90 Years of Quality Water at Affordable Rates

By Sean Fitzgerald, MPWC Treatment Technician

When the Merchantville–Pennsauken Water Commission (MPWC) came into existence by the decree of the New Jersey Supreme Court in January of 1926, the country was a much different place. The Great Depression had not yet brought the country to the brink. The Greatest Generation had not yet been called to defend the world during World War II. The Empire State Building hadn’t yet dominated the New York skyline. Prohibition was still in place. Women had only had the right to vote for six years. The first Super Bowl was still 41 years away.

Seniors Can Enjoy A Free Day Of Billiards And Bowling

SonnyphotoBy Sonny DiSabato, Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hello fellow seniors.

The Camden County Board of Freeholders, in conjunction with The Big Event Entertainment Experience, presents a FREE day of billiards and bowling for Camden County Seniors age 55 and older. The event is held on Wednesday, May 18, as well as Wednesday, June 15 at The Big Event Entertainment Experience, 1536 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ. Times for both days run from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

CarusoCare Gives Back To The Community

CarusoAs part of the CarusoCare’s commitment to the Pennsauken, Merchantville, and Camden communities and the National Funeral Director Pursuit of Excellence program, the staff of Falco, Caruso, and Leonard Funeral Home from the Pennsauken and Cramer Hill locations donated Easter baskets to both the special children of Saint Anthony of Padua in Camden, N.J., as well as to local families in need through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Saint Peter’s Church in Merchantville.

Pennsauken Police Respond To Luring Attempts

PoliceLogoInformation Provided By The Pennsauken Township Police Department

The Pennsauken Township Police Department has been notified of a number of luring attempts within the past month. Each incident was investigated to the fullest extent. At this time none of the reported incidents were able to be substantiated. Extra patrols have been added to the areas. The safety of our residents is of the utmost importance.

Parents and guardians are asked to read the provided information and to review these following safety tips with your children.

Fine School Supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Several staff members from Fine Elementary got “pied” by students as part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Joshua Limon-Vargas pied kindergarten teacher Mrs. Seaver; Cristina Abou Harb pied kindergarten teacher Ms. Fox; and Miriyama Muhammad pied educational assistant Mr. Smith.

Several staff members from Fine Elementary got “pied” by students as part of a fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Joshua Limon-Vargas pied kindergarten teacher Mrs. Seaver; Cristina Abou Harb pied kindergarten teacher Ms. Fox; and Miriyama Muhammad pied educational assistant Mr. Smith.

Miss Marshall and Miss Gordon report that Fine Elementary School recently completed the Pennies for Patients challenge, raising over $2,300 to help support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.

In the culminating event, staff members volunteered to get “pied” by students who purchased tickets to participate in the event. Among the 20 staff members volunteering, individuals were randomly selected from a jar containing all of the tickets. Mrs. Seaver, Ms. Fox, and Mr. Smith all got pied! Fine School would like to thank all of those who donated their time and money to support this worthy cause!

The More You Read, The More You Will Know

By Kaitlin Kelly, Second Grade, Carson Elementary School

At Carson Elementary School, the month of March began with a celebration to kick off the start of Read Across America Month in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students across all grades participated in a Vocabulary Hat Parade throughout the school and a “Drop Everything and Read” event.

Students in second grade spent time reading some well known and some not-so-well known Dr. Seuss books, including his final written piece, “What Pet Should I Get?”

Reading was at the forefront of everything we did in March. Students participated in a nightly reading challenge, which culminated with an enjoyable celebration in the school library.

Carson School students enjoyed every opportunity they received to show off their love for reading!

Spring Has Sprung At Baldwin

BaldwinTo begin their new study on flowers, Mrs. Romvary’s morning class at Baldwin School went outside on a spring scavenger hunt. They located flowers, leaves, and other spring items.

Burling Elementary Honors Students Of The Month

BurlingSOMCongratulations to Burling’s students of the month! Pictured here with Principal Lawrence, from left to right are: Nasheem Whye, Alaina Venditti, Haleema Pacha, Aairon Thomas, Ailynne Guzman, and Fausto Fortuna.

Franklin Elementary Celebrates All Star Readers

FranklinWebFranklin Elementary School took time to celebrate its All Star Readers during a special assembly.

Students were encouraged to read for at least 15 minutes a day for a whole week. At the end of the week, students were allowed to dress like their favorite literary characters. In addition, the top two readers from each class had an opportunity to walk the “red carpet” and receive a special certificate, reading medal, book, and book mark.

Every student celebrated the joy of reading and promised to keep reading at least 15 minutes every day.

Congratulations to Franklin’s All Stars!

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