Message from the Director
The month of March is National Reading Month. It is kicked off with ‘Read Across America Day’ on March 2nd, which is also the birthday of one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time — Dr. Seuss. Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association, Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. The program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and shared reading experiences.
As part of the Karen Minutella Reading Initiative, the Brick Elks Club donated a copy of Freckle Juice to every 3rd grade student! Karen Minutella, an Elks Club member, lost her life in a tragic accident. One of Karen’s last acts as an Elks Club member was to read to students. This initiative, named in Karen’s honor, helps her legacy live on in our community. On Read Across America Day, Elks Club members visited our 3rd grade classrooms to read an excerpt from the book. We are so grateful for this partnership.
We also wanted to feature some of the enrichment and support opportunities that are available through our EXCEL and after school programs. Please enjoy this edition of the Brick Bridge as we celebrate reading, enrichment, and support.
Dr. Anderson (third from left) with Volunteer Readers From the Elks Club and fourth grade teacher Justin Fiscina (far right) from Emma Havens Young Elementary School.
Brick Public Schools celebrated Read Across America in March to acknowledge the importance of reading! The district hosted its READ ACROSS AMERICA celebration with various book readings, virtual author visits, virtual book shelves and schoolwide themed celebrations all in honor of the birthday of the late, Dr. Seuss. It was a Seuss-tastical month of fun -filled events centered around reading!
READ ACROSS AMERICA AT VMES!
Guest Reader at Midstreams School
Enrichment of eXceptional Creative Engaged Learners
The guiding principle of the Brick Township Public Schools EXCEL program is to empower our finest minds to become the future leaders and decision makers in our ever-changing global world.
Featured below are some of the highlights of our district's various EXCEL services, including K-5 Speciality Enrichment Groups, Grade 3 FOCUS (Flexible, Original, Creative and Unique Students) Groups, and Grades 4-8 EXCEL Groups.
K- 5 EXCEL
Emma Havens Young Elementary School
Watch what the Ozbots can do in the video below!
OSBORNVILLE AND DRUM POINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EXCEL
Veterans Elementary School
Midstreams AND LANES MILL
GRADE 6-8 EXCEL
BTPS Extended Day After School Programs
Other Highlights Across the District
BTPS Curriculum and Instruction Team
K-8 EXCEL Teachers
Extended Day Teachers and Coordinators