District Weekly News
December 8, 2022
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2022
The next Board of Education Meeting will be on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Board meetings will continue to be streamed live and can be accessed on the website prior to the start of the meeting at www.sbschools.org.
We welcome and invite anyone who would like to make a public comment at any of our Board of Education meetings to please attend the in-person meeting. Although not required, the Board requests that residents who are interested in speaking at a Board meeting register with the Board Secretary's office prior to the meeting by calling (732) 297-7800, extension 3110 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents will be heard during the portion of the meeting designated for public comment.
DISTRICTWIDE BUDGET COMMITTEE UPDATE
TEEN/PARENT DRIVER FORUM - MONDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
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SBHS PROJECT GRADUATION PAMPERED CHEF FUNDRAISER
Attention all Vikings! Let’s raise funds to support SBHS Project Graduation! The more people who buy, the more funds we raise! Are you looking for a gift for a new homeowner? Your favorite chef, favorite teacher, future college student, grandma, aunts, best friends, brides, YOU? Pampered Chef has something for everyone! Plus tons of sales and ways to earn free products!
Most importantly, a portion of the sales goes to SBHS Project Graduation Let’s do this!
Order by December 18 for Christmas/Kwanzaa delivery.
Education Foundation of South Brunswick Beam of Light
Looking for a way to convey a holiday greeting to a staff member of the South Brunswick School District? Send a "Beam of Light" to honor a Teacher, Counselor, Nurse, Secretary, Para Professional, Custodian, Bus Driver, Administrator, Coach or School Volunteer. By making a $10.00 donation to the Ed. Foundation, your honoree will receive a beautiful Beam of Light certificate with your name and your brief personal message. You’ll also be supporting your Education Foundation and your schools.
Go to the Education Foundation’s website at edfoundationsb.org for more information or please click here.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK PARKS AND RECREATION NEWS
KIDZART HOLIDAY WORKSHOP - South Brunswick Parks & Recreation announce a special KIDZART HOLIDAY WORKSHOP – GINGERBREAD HOUSE. The fun activity will be held at the SOUTH BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY CENTER on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 FROM 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. FOR GRADES 2ND – 7TH. Registration is open. Limited seats are available. Need a fun activity for the kids while you wrap up your holiday errands? Have them come join us! For more information, please click here.
JUNIOR HOOPS SPONSORED BY SOUTH BRUNSWICK PAL
SBHS SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER WINS SECOND FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP
The Social Studies Department at South Brunswick High School is excited to announce that Mrs. Samantha Saldanha-Kuncharam, a 20-year veteran of the district, is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship in “Group Projects Abroad” from The College of New Jersey. Mrs. Saldanha-Kuncharam, who teaches both Global Studies and Advanced Placement Comparative Government, joins a distinguished group of teachers who will travel to Taiwan for the month of July for what will be a tremendous learning opportunity.
The program focuses on advancing core Taiwanese values, learning the language, and understanding key aspects of Taiwanese culture. The grant includes all living and travel expenses as well as excursions to numerous cultural sites.
Mrs. Saldanha-Kuncharam hopes to bring back firsthand knowledge and lived experience.
“When I return, I hope to first look at our curriculum to see where this information fits, then share my experiences and knowledge with my colleagues in a professional development setting” she said.
Mrs. Saldanha-Kuncharam was also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship in 2006, when she traveled to India to study the effects of Globalization on the country.
Congratulations to Mrs. Saldanha-Kuncharam!!
We are always looking for substitute teachers. ESS, an award-winning education staffing company, has exciting substitute opportunities. Please click here for more information.
We are also looking for paraprofessionals for Special Education and Lunch and Recess. Please click here to view more information.