Schools

Charity Softball Tournament Returns In April

ROSELLE/ELIZABETH – On Saturday, April 16, the Elizabeth NJ Firemen’s Federal Credit Union will sponsor the Play Ball for Miracles Charity Softball Tournament to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the families of firefighters who have children with special needs.

Pennies For Patients

RAHWAY — Franklin School in Rahway recently completed their Pennies For Patients Fund Raiser for the Leukemia/ Lymphoma Society. A total of $2,243.82 was raised to help in the fight against childhood blood cancers.

Oh, The Books You Will Read

RAHWAY — Roosevelt School in Rahway celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2. This day is a nationwide observance, backed by the NEA, celebrating the birthday of Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) who would have been 107 years old.

Clark Schools Honor Teachers Of The Year

CLARK – Clark Public Schools has recognized a teacher at each of the township’s four public schools and named Valley Road School teacher Paula Spence as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Spence will be eligible to be named Union County Teacher of the Year and could be considered for the New Jersey State Teacher of the Year award.

Florio Pans Lesniak Scheme

STATE – Former Gov. James Florio said state Sen. Ray Lesniak’s plan to privatize New Jersey’s educational system amounts to “tossing in the towel” and he used such strong terms as “insidious” to describe the plan as “part and parcel of a troubling set of developments that are shredding the very essence of traditional American values.”