2017-18 PRIDE Grant Applications
First of all, thanks very much to all of you who submitted PRIDE Grants for the 16-17 School Year. Thanks to you, we used our entire allotment of funding from the NJEA for which we were eligible. For those who may not be familiar with PRIDE Grants, PRIDE in Public Education is a campaign that shares the successes of New Jersey’s public schools while building community support and involvement. Each school year, all local teacher associations such as the BREA are allowed to spend a specified amount on PRIDE events created by you, our members. PRIDE Grants are written up by members and submitted to the local association PRIDE Chairperson, who submits the grant to the NJEA. Funds spent by local associations on PRIDE grants approved by the NJEA are then reimbursed to the local by the NJEA.
Click on the link below for the a PRIDE grant form to use for the 2017-2018 school year. Please complete the application and email it to Steve Rubin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 30th. Since the NJEA will not be coming out with their 17-18 PRIDE Grant forms until July, it is fine for you to complete the 16-17 form below, and Steve will transfer the information to the updated form when it comes out this summer.
School Community Breakfasts
In October and early November for the 2nd year in a row the Bridgewater-Raritan Education Association created an opportunity for the entire primary and intermediate school communities of students, parents, teachers, and educational support professionals 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. Typical parent/teacher interactions are directly related to their children’s individual performance at school. However, this event provided 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 took place in the cafeteria at each school an hour before the school day began. Each breakfast consists of everything from eggs, bacon, fruit, bagels, etc. There was no cost for the event, but parents were able to donate to the school PTO if they wished.
The events at each school were 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, Teacher for a Day, and many more.
Special Olympics at Basilone Field
On May 6th, 2017 teachers passed out orange slices, water bottles, and insulated lunch bags as a gift to student athletes. Other teachers were involved as one-on-one volunteers, timers or award givers.
Hillside Intermediate School Jeans for Troops Day 2016