PARCC Legislation

Members Need to Take Action Now Now that we have completed the first cycle of PARCC, we can make a much more educated assessment of its overall worth…nothing. Absolutely nothing. I could go on, as I have at various community events, local BOE meetings, state BOE meetings, and random hardware stores, but I won’t as […]

Pen Ben Update

Pension and Benefits Update This past weekend March 20-21, I attended both the NJEA County President’s Council and Delegate Assembly meetings. As you might imagine, the issue of pension and benefits dominated the agendas. At both meetings, NJEA executive director, Ed Richardson, gave a PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of graphs and narratives, analyzing the […]

Is Pearson PARCC’d On Your Child’s Social Media?

PARCC & Your Child’s Privacy Were you worried about your school giving your child’s data to an international company? Pearson, PARCC test administrator, has been watching public posts made by students on social media. According to new outlets Pearson is now apparently using our childrens data to link their social media posts to specific students in our schools. […]

Hillside’s Valentine Dance

Students in the ABA program at Hillside Intermediate School invited their family, P.E. peers, students from the LLD/Life Skills program at Eisenhower Intermediate School and Bridgewater administrators to celebrate Valentine’s Day at a dance on Thursday, February 12, 2015. In the weeks leading up to the dance, the 15 students who are a part of […]

B-REA Hockey Night

Limited Seating for Devils vs. Oilers When: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:00 Where: The Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. Newark, NJ Price: Tickets $44.00 – Make checks payable to the BREA Limited number of tickets available. Questions: Contact mauriazk@comcast.net or 908-231-8661 ext 692 Please use attached Devils flyer -Return to your building’s CAR

NJ State BOE Listens to Steve Beatty about onslaught of testing

Steve Beatty recently spoke before the NJ state Board of Education about the burden of testing and the negative impacts that it has on student learning. As noted on NJ.com parents that have taken the new & “improved” PARCC assessment have found it confusing. The increased amount of time spent on testing is simply taking […]

BRMS – Community Awareness Club Sponsors- Pancake Breakfast

On Sunday, December 14th, the BRMS Community Awareness Club is sponsoring a Flapjack Breakfast to benefit the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program of Somerville, NJ.  Come eat breakfast, meet Frosty!  Where:   Applebee’s Restaurant                    Promenade Blvd.                    Bridgewater, NJ When:   Sunday, December 14                  8:00am-10:00am Tickets:      $10.00 Please stop […]

Hillside Presents – An Evening of Poe

On the evening October 30th, Hillside Intermediate School hosted its first “An Evening of Poe”.  Performing to over 100 students and parents, Katrina Macht, Timothy Macht, Thomas Gunning,  and Teresa Gunning passionately performed the words of the prolific writer Edgar Allen Poe. The night featured such literary masterpieces such as “To One In Paradise”,  “Alone”,” Berenice”  and an epic finale performance […]

Optical Academy – Success!

Once again the BREA Optical Academy was a great success!  Over 70 members and their families were able to take advantage of the vision services offered.     [Show slideshow]