Pine Brook School February Highlights
Check out the school's highlights from February 2013.
The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
Student Council Holds 3rd Annual Blood Drive
The Pine Brook Student Council, in conjunction with the Central Jersey Blood Center, hosted a record setting blood drive on February 7th. Students participated in a month long competition titled the “Blood Donor Bowl.” As a result, over 100 people showed up to donate and 90 units of blood were collected. The CJBC was so impressed with Pine Brook that the school received an official citation from the New Jersey State Legislature, as did Mr. Spalthoff for volunteering to have the student who brought in the most donations pick a design to be shaved into the back of his hair.
Positive Behavior Supports in Schools
We are excited to announce that Pine Brook School has been selected to partner with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the New Jersey Department of Education to further enhance the climate of Pine Brook School. So far, we have implemented a recognition system that highlights students for making positive choices at school.
Parent Portal Report Cards
On February 21, 2013, Pine Brook released second marking period grades through the Parent Portal. This new system has enabled us to be completely paperless for report cards, while maintaining continuous lines of communication with families.
Pine Brook School held its annual Talent Show on February 28, 2013 under the direction of Ms. Lindsay Singer. The performers and stage crew impressed three different audiences with their wonderful talents including, singing, cheering, gymnastics, karate routines, instrument playing, comedy routines, baton twirling, yo-yoing, and dancing.