2022 Chili’s Dine to Donate

2022 Chili's Dine to Donate
Last Day of School
Dine to Donate
June 22, 2022
11am-10pm
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Please come out to support the South River Foundation for Educational Excellence!

When: June 22nd from 11:00am to 10:00pm

Where: Chili’s East Brunswick located at 363 Route 18.

Chili’s is proud to sponsor South River’s Foundation for Education Excellence! We can’t wait to see you!

 

First Annual SRFEE Day of Giving

2021 – Day of Giving Results

We have raised over $1,600!

A HUGE Thank You to all who have donated to our First Annual Day of Giving Fundraising drive! We greatly appreciate your support!

The school that raised the most $ was presented with their award at the May 27, 2021 Board of Education Meeting.

There is never a bad time to help SRFEE continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants by becoming a Pillar of Support. Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=WjnNcXnN5_dlA6Xzu1CZl68Xj1SUwtnrbaUBEp7JugCNc3UvyLUYpYDqVqHZ1zqSN_1OcUTBQarxrZ20

Thanks to the following Pillars of Support

Monica Santos
Lisa Williams-Byrne
Sylvia Zircher
Lauren Botnick
Danielle Earley Oswald
Shenetta Smith
Shortrese Martin
Jurgita Galavackiene
Elizabeth Da Silva Lell
Pam Borroum
Erin Headley Pinto
Nicole Sadowski
John Budzin
Eniola Adebayo
Traci Mosser Alai
Judith Happe
Jeanette Lucas
Leslie Borrero

Kate Martori
Joanne Quigley-olival
Christine Kilduff
David Roshetar
Lynann Vukusich
Cheryll Recto Santiago
Raymond Baszak
Jennifer Pizzuto
Kevin J. Nielsen
Mayor John Krenzel
Megan Squindo Kurtz
Layne Smith
Jared Smith
Khayla Smith
Veatrice Turner
Peter Guindi
Debra Napolitano
Laura Rente
Sharmonique Shade

Thank You Pillar of Support
2021 SRFEE Day of Giving Elementary School Certificate of Appreciation

Welcome to the SRFEE
Virtual Walk Down Memory Lane

As we gear up and build excitement for our First Annual Day of Giving, April 30, 2021 (SRFEEShines) ….we will be sharing how SRFEE has impacted our students and teachers through our scholarship & grant programs since our inception 7 years ago.  

Support us in

Monday 4/26/2021 – SRFEE is a non-profit organization run by volunteer members.  We would appreciate more members to join our group  efforts for our mission.  Donations of skills/time and/or money is greatly appreciated. 

Raising

Tuesday 4/27/2021 – our fundraising goal is to raise (a minimum) of $5.00 per student in our School District. 

Click here to learn about past fundraisers.

Funds for

Wednesday 4/28/2021– the future so SRFEE can continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants.

Click here to view past scholarship & grant recipients.

Excellence

Friday 4/30/2021 – The School that raises the most money will be presented with an award to display in their school for a job well done!  

SRFEE strives to be the Pillars of Support for the South River School District – we can not achieve our goals without YOUR help.

Second Annual Day of Giving – 2022

We have raised over $1,045!

A HUGE Thank You to all who have donated to our Second Annual Day of Giving Fundraising drive. We truly appreciate your support!

There is never a bad time to help SRFEE continue to provide Scholarships & Mini-Grants by becoming a Pillar of Support.

Please Donate Here:

1,045  2nd annual day of giving donations

Current Pillars of Support to Thank:

Donations received between on 4/30/2022
Shenetta Turner-Smith
Jeanette Lucas
Concepcion Recto
Traci Leigh Mosser

Donations received between 9pm-11:59pm on 4/29/2022
Shortrese Martin
Christine Goodwin
Pamela Borroum

Donations received between 5pm-9pm on 4/29/2022
Aleda Sadowski
Joanne Sheff
Kevin Nielsen

Donations received between 12n-5pm on 4/29/2022
Elizabeth Lell
Mark Silva

Donations received between 9am-12n on 4/29/2022
David Roshetar
Meredith Larson
Jacqueline Singer
Evelyn Larson

Donations received before 9am on 4/29/2022
Danielle Oswald
Cheryll Santiago
Nicole Sadowski
Erin Pinto
Sylvia Zircher

SRFEE 2nd Annual Day of Giving
Friday, April 29, 2022 – extended through Sunday, May 1, 2022

Excellence

Excellence (Friday 4/30/2021) – The School that raises the most money will be presented with an award to display in their school for a job well done! 

Thank you for taking part in our Virtual Walk Down Memory Lane.

SRFEE strives to be the Pillars of Support for the South River School District and we can not achieve our goals without YOUR help.

SRFEE pillars of support
srfee paypal donation

Educational

Educational (Thursday 4/29/2021) – Scholarship & Grant recipient highlights. 

April 16, 2021 – Virtual Weather Assembly

2021How Far Away is the Storm
2021 WindVane Anemometer

Thank You from SRES 3rd Grade Students

2021 SRES EnLightening Assembly

2019 Grant Recipients

2019 Rhythm Works Integrative Dance
2019 Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

Learn More Here

Preschool Self-Contained
Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Program

Beginning in April 2019 – July 2019, Ms. Robin from Kaye-Lynn Dance Studio in East Brunswick visited our Special Education Preschool Students 4 times  to provide dance and gross motor movement instruction to our students.  Ms. Robin is certified in the Rhythm Works Integrative Dance Program, which certifies dance educators to provide dance instruction to students with Special Needs. 

This was a wonderful opportunity to not only expose our students to dance and movement classes, but also provide them with an opportunity to enjoy new leisure skills while building appropriate social skills.

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to enhance our Preschool Special Education Program through your generous support.

Kore Kids Wobble Chair

Kore Kids Wobble Chair
Kore Kids Wobble Chair
Kore Kids Wobble Chair 2019
Kore Kids Wobble Chair

Rock Garden

SRFEE rock garden
SRFEE Rock Garden

2017-2018 Mini Grant Recipients

Escape Room Kit

During the 2017-18 school year, I applied for an SRFEE mini-grant in the hopes of getting an escape room kit that would enable me to create dynamic lessons for students to practice a multitude of skills in a variety of content areas.  The kit included the materials necessary (assorted locking mechanisms, decoders, etc.) as well as access to an online platform that offered the lessons and hints for the escape room.  The lessons were, indeed, dynamic, and were very much enjoyed by all who participated.  I have attached a short video of my former students “escaping” at the end of a lesson.  
I would like to thank SRFEE for their continued efforts to foster excellence in our community and schools.

Patricia Crowdell, ELA Teacher, South River Middle School

2016 Mini Grant Recipients

While students and staff presently have access to laptops, it wasn’t that way in 2016.  However, at that time I had the opportunity to apply for a mini-grant to purchase a laptop to utilize in my classroom. After being awarded the grant, having the laptop in the classroom was extremely beneficial.  My students were able to learn basic computer skills.  They were able to search for jobs and explore different types of job applications. Having this laptop early on was a great asset to have in the classroom and I am extremely grateful to have been awarded the mini-grant from SRFEE.

Jenai Damatta, High School Life Skills Class

I along with Cassie Juba and Christine Kilduff received a mini grant to take our special education students on a field trip.  Our students are in a self contained classroom setting and benefit from hands-on experiences.  We decided to take them to the Turtle Back Zoo.  The students were able to experience the zoo, for many the first time to see and touch the animals.  Some of the students are now in high school and still talk about the experience.  Thank you SRFEE for making this experience possible for us.  You are very much appreciated.

Diane Rondesko, South River Special Education Teacher
srfee paypal donation

Raising

Raising (Tuesday 4/27/2021) – our fundraising goal is to raise (a minimum) of $5.00 per student in our School District.  


Past Fundraisers

2018 – Past Fun with the Harlem Wizards

Nancy Roque-Soares

Nancy Roque-Soares

Nancy Roque-Soares is a Teacher for South River Middle School.  She has been an Educator since 1999 teaching the subject of Spanish.  She graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish. Mrs. Roque-Soares has been a lifetime resident of South River, born to Portuguese parents, with her first language being Portuguese.  She always saw the difficulties others had when faced with language barriers. She identified with those who struggled and this was why she decided to become a teacher.  

As a daughter, sister, wife and mother, Nancy has always had a passion to help others. Beginning with her dedication to her students as a full-time teacher, Mrs. Roque-Soares extends her unending support to her students’ parents as well.  Her outreach to her students’ families displays her commitment to the community, as she also leads the Women’s Ministry at the CDA Church in South River. In addition, her volunteer efforts include being a translator for the church’s services.  

Amongst all of her endeavors, Nancy is a devoted mother to her 15-year-old son, Eric.  While she enjoys all of her many other roles, being a Soccer Mom is one that she enjoys the most!  As a teacher, a volunteer and a strong advocate for her community, Mrs. Roques-Soares dedicates her life to helping others. All throughout, she is there for her family, as she lovingly cares for her parents, in the same ways they love and support her.

Within family, church, and community, Nancy Roque-Soares is an Educator of Excellence.  She is a teacher that knows that education is not limited to the classroom and she teaches from the heart.  When it comes to Mrs. Roque-Soares, there are no language barriers with her smile.  

To quote Flora Lewis, “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things”.  For those who have ever experienced the challenge to understand and not be understood, Nancy Roque-Soares will be there for you, while inspiring the bravery to overcome.