The PRIDE committee is focused on demonstrating pride in public education through hands-on community impact projects. PRIDE grant money will be available each spring.
Click on the link below for the 2016-2017 PRIDE grant application. Please complete the application and email it to Steve Rubin (firstname.lastname@example.org). 2016 application deadline isJune 15th.
School Community Breakfasts
This year the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association wanted to create an opportunity for entire school communities of students, parents, and teachers to get together. We felt what a better way than to enjoy a stress free morning of conversation over breakfast before we all went along with our busy daily schedules. It is very common today for both parents in a household to have to quickly go off to work and additionally most of the parent/teacher interactions are directly related to their children’s individual performance at school. This event provides a great opportunity for conversation of school/educational topics of our district to take place, and for families and staff to converse with each other about daily life. Simply…we wanted everyone to find time to get to know each other just a little bit better and strengthen the educational community at Bridgewater-Raritan.
The breakfast events are set to take place in the cafeteria at each school an hour before the day begins. Sign-up is available to teachers, parents, and students of each school. Each breakfast consists of everything from eggs, bacon, fruit, bagels, etc. There is no cost for the event, but parents can donate to the school PTO if they wish.
The events at each school are fully funded through a NJEA Pride grant on behalf of the BREA. The NJEA Pride program was created to help to strengthen the community support and involvement in education and celebrate in the successes of public education. The BREA sponsors events throughout the entire year on school and district levels from our involvement in club activities, Special Olympics, charity runs, Teacher for a Day, and many more.
Family Fun Run/Walk at Duke Island Park
Each year BREA members, family and friends raise money for Breast Cancer Research. Participants enjoyed a beautiful 2 mile walk or a challenging 5 K race. After the event we host a tent with refreshments for race participants and volunteers. It is a fun morning every year no matter what the weather conditions!
Special Olympics at Basilone Field
Teachers passed out orange slices and water bottles to student athletes. Other teachers were involved as one-on-one volunteers, timers or award givers.
Hillside Intermediate School Jeans for Troops Day 2016