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RBRrbucbackerunificationgroupLeft to right, members of the new Buc Backer Foundation include Judy Bonanno, Ilene Reynolds, acting president Paul Noglows, Cathy Reardon, and Rhea Goldsmith.

The RBR Buc Backer Foundation announced its formation as a new non-profit entity dedicated to supporting Red Bank Regional High School. The new “Buc Backer” Foundation is the result of the merger of four existing RBR support groups, including the Parent Teacher Organization, the Education Foundation, the Booster Club, and the Visual and Performing Arts Parent Group.

“We realized that by combining our efforts, we could have a greater positive impact,” said Paul Noglows, acting president of the new group.

The Buc Backer Foundation is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the whole high school experience for all students. The group is primarily made up of parent volunteers all of whom are united for excellence, opportunity and cooperation at RBR.

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afteroneThe transformed teachers’ lounge at Red Bank Regional High School was designed, managed and funded by the RBR PTO in collaboration with the school district. It was unveiled as a special gift to the RBR staff in April at the PTO sponsored Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Over the spring break, the Red Bank Regional High School PTO, aided by the RBR maintenance staff and Studio Art students, pulled off a seemingly impossible feat.  They totally transformed the RBR teacher’s lounge from a once banal, dreary place, to an oasis in the school building where staff could eat lunch, catch up on work, make some phone calls or just relax during their break for a few moments in a functional, bright, pleasant place.

Just as amazing, they were able to keep the six-month long project a total surprise. On Tuesday, April 22 — at, appropriately, the Teacher’s Appreciation luncheon — a symbolic ribbon was cut as stunned faces walked through the door to their new special space.

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P1210018Members of the RBR PTO fundraiser planning committee for Still Chillen’ include (left to right, first row) Jennie Kralyevich (Little Silver), RBR PTO President Ilene Reynolds (Little Silver), Tricia Dougan (Union Beach), Kathy Kowlaski (Shrewsbury) and Ida Keiper (Shrewsbury); (second row): Debbie Von Schondorf (Little Silver), Joyce Fernandes (Shrewsbury), Mary Chamberlain (Little Silver), Teresa Jahns Hottman (Shrewsbury), Linda Ferrogine (Shrewsbury) and luncheon co-chair Patti Forsman (Little Silver). Not pictured: luncheon co-chair Carmelina MacPherson (Red Bank).

Press release from the RBR PTO

The weather outside is still chillin’ for the most part, but the ladies of the Red Bank Regional High School PTO have issued the invitation for all to beat the winter doldrums at their Sunday afternoon signature ladies’ luncheon on the Navesink — a little occasion known as Still Chillen’.

The popular event, which features fabulous food, champagne punch and the PTO’s famous chance auction baskets, takes place at the Oyster Point Hotel on Sunday, January 26, from 12 to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $50 per person, or $45 for teachers and seniors.

To reserve tickets, call Linda Ferrogine at (732)539-9121 or contact her at linda.ferrognine@verizon.net. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Red Bank Regional School District.