The following highlights are submitted by Irene Policastro, the Secretary to Superintendent John J. Marciante of the Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District.
Student Council Plans 3rd Annual Blood Drive
The Pine Brook Student Council, in conjunction with the Central Jersey Blood Center, is planning a Blood Drive for February 7, 2013 from 3:15PM – 7:30PM at Pine Brook. The Student Council had an afterschool planning meeting with a representative from the Blood Center. At this meeting, the students learned about the importance of blood donations, the process, and how they will be able to assist during the day of the drive. Pine Brook set a CJBC record last year with 103 units donated. Our goal for this year is 110 units. Please contact Julie Saccente at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your donation.
Blood Donor Bowl
In order to increase enthusiasm and participation the entire school is participating in a football themed “Blood Donor Bowl.” The front bulletin board, as you enter the building, is designed to look like a football field and each homeroom has a helmet on the board. As students bring in donor forms, the homeroom’s helmet is moved five yards down the field. The classes with the top two number of donors will receive a pizza party and the two students who bring in the most donors will get to be “Principals for the Day.”
The Pine Brook School Band and Orchestra performed for the enjoyment of their parents, families, and friends during their annual Winter Concert. “Rock of Ages,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Don’t Stop Believin” were just some of the many high energy songs performed by the two groups.
Camfel Productions “Pledge” Assembly
The Pine Brook students were treated to an outstanding multi-screen assembly compliments of the PTA titled “Pledge.” This assembly focused on Character Education and kept students interested using songs they can relate to and maintaining a high energy level from beginning to end.
Pine Brook Annual Geography Bee
Pine Brook held its annual Geography Bee this month and we are extremely proud of all the students who participated and represented their classes/teams. The questions were extremely challenging and even stumped the adults. Congratulations to Noah L. on winning the competition.