NEW TECH FOR LITTLE SILVER STUDENTS

Press release from EFLS

The Education Foundation of Little Silver (EFLS) today announced the purchase of state-of-the-art technology items, including Chromebooks, SmartBoards, camcorders and more, for the Little Silver public school system. The purchase was made possible thanks to the “Little Silver’s Got Talent” fundraiser held last spring.

In addition, the parent-based foundation announced that the 2015 campaign will feature a newly-revised grant-submission process that will enable community members to directly fund teacher-submitted technology grant requests.

The $65,000 raised in 2014 will be used to purchase SmartBoards and styluses; Chromebooks; digital voice recorders; camcorders; wireless mice; NXT Intelligent Bricks (used to build intelligence machines or robots), as well as to replace theater and performing arts equipment that is many decades old.

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LITTLE SILVER’S GOT TALENT, IN SHREWSBURY

Point_Road_School_with_FlowersPress release from the Education Foundation of Little Silver

The Education Foundation of Little Silver (EFLS) will hold its annual fundraiser, Little Silver’s Got Talent, on Friday, March 21 at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury.  Last year’s event, Dancing with the Stars, was a huge success, raising $60,000 for Little Silver’s school system.

This year, talented Little Silver residents have come forward to strut their stuff for the sake of technology in the classroom. for both Markham Place (middle school) and Point Road (elementary school).  While the school system focuses on funding foundational technology like our servers and network, the EFLS funds transformational equipment and software like SMART boards, SimCEO, special needs educational programs, and many other important items.

The event will feature talented amateurs, as well as teachers who will sing, dance, and share their talents — all competing for first place in the “talent show of the year.”

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PASTA, POULTRY & GOOD DEEDS ON THE SIDE

DSC_0128The most eagerly anticipated touch football event of the season takes place on November 26, when the annual Turkey Bowl raises funds for Jason’s Dream for Kids, at Thompson Middle School in Middletown.

donegoodlogoMaintaining the available blood supply here in the most densely populated state of the union is serious business — which is not to say that the dedicated staff at  Central Jersey Blood Center doesn’t get to have a little fun at certain times of the year.

Following a Halloween interval in which they helped Phoenix Productions preview the bloody operetta Sweeney Todd and solicited donations from the thousands who marched and shambled in Asbury Park’s NJ Zombie Walk, the CJBC van returns to Red Bank today, November 11, for a Veterans Day blood drive hosted at the Pearl Street location of Arrow Limousine.

Scheduled for 9am to 2pm, the blood drive offers an additional incentive to registered donors: a chance to win a “Dare to Dream” prize package that includes a chauffered Thanksgiving family excursion for up to six people, with tickets to see Disney On Ice at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford.

Donors can register or obtain additional information at 732-747-4844 — and we’re serving up five more full courses of Done Good right around the corner.

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