LITTLE SILVER SERVES UP ‘HITS FOR LILY’

Hundreds of Little Silver students, teachers and family members teamed up recently to “play ball” for a great cause, when they hosted a charity softball game in support of a borough child’s battle with serious illness.

On Saturday, September 16, the Little Silver community came together to support one of their own, as hundreds of borough students and their families took part in a special “Hits For Lily” fundraiser softball tournament.

The event raised tens of thousands of dollars toward the medical expenses of Lily Ince, as the two year old battles high risk neuroblastoma. Lily is the daughter of Lindsey Ince, who grew up in Little Silver and now teaches second grade at the borough’s Point Road School.

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LITTLE SILVER KIDS EXPLORE DISABILITIES

wheelchairsGetting around with the use of a wheelchair, and managing everyday tasks with disability-simulating mitts, were two of the activities explored by Point Road School students during Celebrating Different Learning Abilities Day.

Press release from Little Silver School District

handsOn a recent Friday, third grade students at Little Silver’s Point Road School took part in the school’s 10th Annual Celebrating Different Learning Abilities Day. The event was created to educate students about disabilities, as well as to help raise awareness and acceptance of individual differences.

The third grade classes rotated through five rooms, where they learned about different disabilities. In each room the students participated in hands on activities that were specifically designed to give them a glimpse of what it would be like to live with various Physical, Learning, Developmental, Hearing and Vision related disabilities.

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LITTLE SILVER KIDS RECYCLE A GREAT IDEA

Earth_Day_CLASS_PICStudents from Point Road School in Little Silver present grocery bags decorated with Earth-friendly messages as part of the eighth annual Earth Day partnership between the school and Sickles Market. 

Press release from Sickles Market

As part of a local Earth Day Celebration that’s now in its eighth year, the students of Point Road School in Little Silver will be presenting hundreds of hand-decorated grocery bags to Sickles Market at 2:10 pm on Friday, April 17.

Sickles Market will then display the bags — each of them customized with the students’ Earth Day messages — until Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, when the Sickles staff will distribute the colorful grocery bags to their delighted customers.

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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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LITTLE SILVER KIDS BAG UP EARTH DAY

ls-bagsStudents at the Point Road School decorated bags that will be given to customers at Sickles Market on Earth Day. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Friday at the auditorium of Point Road School in Little Silver, in front of a couple hundred students, was one of Bob Sickles‘s favorite days.

“I get to play hooky from work,” said Sickles, owner of Sickles Market.

He also got a couple armloads to bring back to work with him.

The students, in celebration of Earth Day, decorated 500 brown paper bags that the market will give to shoppers on Friday, April 22 — Mother Nature’s day.

“It’s really cute what they do,” Sickles said. “Some of what they do is absolutely adorable. It’s a lot of work.”

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