Mrs. Christine Carlson
732-528-6400 ext. 200
A Message to the Parents
From the Superintendent's Office
Dear Brielle Parents and School Community:
At Brielle Elementary School, every new school year presents our students with many opportunities. On September 26th, our IC Hope team sponsored the RAH (Rutgers Against Hunger) workshops for the Class of 2014.with guests, Peter Grote from the FoodBank and Kat Decker from Rutgers. This team has partnered with the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to continue to create activities for Students Change Hunger. The FoodBank has invited our school to create a Hunger Action Month commercial. During the months of September and October, the IC Hope team sold t-shirts and bracelets that they have designed. They have also sponsored after school bake and pretzel sales. Their team has hosted several collections and fundraisers which include a car wash, and peanut butter & jelly, soup, change and pasta collections. Their goals have been met in all collections. On Wednesday, October 23rd we presented the premier of the Brielle Drug Free Commercial which was made last June with the Partnership for a Drug Free NJ. Please check the commercial out at www.drugfreenj.org/2013briellespsato see our students. This will also air on national television. We will also present the commercial at our November Board of Education meeting.
On Friday morning, September 20, 2013 Brielle Elementary School once again celebrated International Peace Day. The students K-8 made Pinwheels for Peace under the direction of our art teacher, Mrs. Susan Grady. Our custodial supervisor, Mr. Ray Erickson, strategically drew three peace signs on the soccer field for our students K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 to stand on to form human peace signs. Our Blazing for Peace students under the direction of Mrs. Adrienne Mahon, School Social worker made signs to help the children know which peace sign they should convene. As the students walked out to create our peace signs, our band director, Mr. Tim Prol played music such as Imagine by John Lennon and Peace Train by Cat Stevens to mark the day. As the students formed the peace signs, we shared the message of world peace and asked the students to place their pinwheels in the ground and make a big circle around the pinwheel peace signs. While the students were standing in formation, John Gacos and his staff from SkyPlex Inc. took photos and video from an ariel photography device.. Matt Fallon and Vanessa Hyland, teachers, took pictures from the school roof and the ground. Tim Prol and Peter DeBenedetto, have created a video of the day’s events which will be shared at the November Board of Education meeting.
On October 16th the Brielle Board of Education recognized students for their academic excellence on the2013 NJASK testing.
The Ice Cream Social, Back to School Dance and Back to School Nights along with Brielle Day helped make an incredible opening for the 2013-2014 school year.
I would like to express my gratitude to all who helped organize these wonderful events and for the continued support from staff and community.
Keeping Children First,