On October 7, Rumson families participated in the district’s first annual “Walk or Bike to School Day,” as the district partnered with the Rumson Police Department and PTO to encourage students to “walk or bike to ignite!” The tagline for the event promoted the district’s new branding message which was launched for the 2016 – 2017 school year, “Rumson Schools, Igniting Potential.”
Students who participated were greeted by Forrestdale and Deane-Porter staff members, awarded stickers as they arrived, and found their designated spot in the “Bike Parking Lot.” At the conclusion of the day, prior to the ride home, the PTO provided students with a healthy snack and reusable bottle water fill station.
Rumson kids will get an opportunity to win a new bike and enjoy a day of free fun activities — all while learning the basics of bicycle safety — when the borough presents its third annual Bike Rodeo event this Saturday, May 21. Going on between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Blackpoint Road (between Forrestdale and Deane-Porter Schools), the event is co-sponsored by the Borough of Rumson, the Rumson Police Department, and the Rumson PTO, and is offered free of charge to students in grades K through 8, who attend any of the schools in the borough (Deane-Porter, Forrestdale, Holy Cross, Rumson Country Day School).
Monmouth County residents can anonymously surrender weapons as part of a countywide gun buyback program, scheduled for Friday May 16 and Saturday May 17 in Rumson.
Between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm, anyone can anonymously surrender a weapon — without fear of having to answer questions about their identity or how they came into possession of a weapon — at the headquarters of the Rumson Police Department, 80 East River Road. All weapons should be unloaded and transported safely, in accordance with the law.
Cash will be paid for various weapons turned in at the surrender points: $200 for an assault weapon; $100 for handguns; and $25 for shotguns and rifles. Ammunition, pellet and BB guns may be surrendered at the locations but there will be no compensation for those items.