2018 Mini-Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our 2018 Mini Grant Recipients

Patricia Crowdell, Noreen Selvaggio, Sandra Talarico (Musante, Iazetta), Preschool Team (Sanchez, Mangione, Ordner, Schwarz & Baker), Giuletta Maltese, Maureen Jones, Latisha Marcellus.

2018 Mini Grant Presentations

3rd Annual Adult Dinner Dance

3rd Annual Adult Dinner Dance

Thank you to all who attended our fundraiser on January 19, 2018

Cynthia Colalillo, Christine Mongelli & John Krenzel

2018 SRFEE Honorees Christine Mongelli, John Krenzel & Cynthia Colalillo

SRFEE would also like to Thank the following sponsors for our event program:

B & W Construction Co. of NJ, Inc. Utility Contractors | South River, NJ

S. Batata Construction | Parlin, NJ | www.sbatataconstruction.com

La Femme Salon & Spa | South River, NJ 08882 | 732.432.0024 | Like on Facebook

Campozino | South River, NJ 08882  | www.campozinosr.com

A & P Home Improvement, LLC | South River, NJ 08882 | 732-789-8771

Dr. Kenneth Band http://kbanddentistry.com/

South River Democratic Organization | South River, NJ 08882

The Fisherman http://www.portuguesefisherman.com/

Golden East Garden Chinese Restaurant | East Brunswick, NJ 08816 | 732-257-3737

John M. Krenzel | Attorney at Law | 732-651-1100

Danielle Oswald, Rodan + Fields http://www.joindanielle.com

South River Republican Organization | South River, NJ 08882

Globus Electric Inc. | Electrical Contractors | John Brodzicki – VP Field Operation | 973-923-0400

A. Takton Concrete Corp. | Old Bridge, NJ

Vera Silva C.I.C. | Volk Insurance | Parlin, NJ | www.volkinsurance.com

2018 Honoree- Christine Mongelli

Christine Mongelli

Christine Mongelli has been a special education teacher at South River Elementary School for the past seven years. She is a life-long resident of South River and has been giving back to the community for many years. She has been an active member in the athletic department, from volunteering to coaching sports including basketball, soccer, and track.

Christine was one of the first teachers to embrace our mission to complete an application for an SRFEE Mini-grant which she received for her special-education students. She then encouraged other teachers to apply as well. She used the grant for a community based instruction trip for her students. Last year, she played an important role in promoting our dinner dance to the rest of the staff. The result was an entire table of teachers were able to be recognized and thanked for their dedication and service.

This year, she volunteered and recruited others to participate in our first-ever Harlem Wizards fundraiser to help us promote and achieve our mission for the South River School District. Christine Mongelli is excited to give back to the community she was raised in and will always be a RAM!

2018 Honoree – John Krenzel

John Krenzel

Although born in New Brunswick 60 years ago. John Krenzel has lived in South River all his life. He attended his parish church’s elementary school and South River High School. From there he attended Rutgers University, majoring in Political Science and Business Administration. From there it was to Seton Hall University School of Law and a life as an attorney, practicing mostly from offices in Sayreville.

Always involved in religious and civic organizations, Mayor Krenzel is a lector in church, belongs to St. Mary’s Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club in Sayreville and, of course, Mayor since 2012. Mayor Krenzel has always believed that one of the pillars of a successful life is having a good education. The Bernadine sisters that taught at Saint Mary’s School believed in a teaching the basics. That belief was taken up by his high school teachers. Along with reading, writing and arithmetic, science, social studies, history and language were added. Without a good foundation, a person has a very hard time in life.

But this cannot be done just by the teachers, or even the Board of Education. Support for education must be given by the entire town. It is true: it takes a village to raise a child. Support for organizations like the South River Foundation for Educational Excellence is key. Mayor Krenzel supports SRFEE and hopes that the entire town will support their good work.