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

Shout Out from John Marshall

2021 SRES EnLightening Assembly

2019 Grant Recipients

2019 Rhythm Works Integrative Dance
2019 Rhythm Works Integrative Dance

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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

Funds

Funds

Funds for (Wednesday 4/28/2021) – Scholarship & Grant Recipients of years past.

Scholarship Recipients

Mini-Grant Recipients

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

new srfee logo small

Support

Support us in (Monday 4/26/2021)

A Little SRFEE History

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.  “Volunteers are not paid because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless”


July 15, 2015 Kick-Off Meeting

July 15, 2015 Organizational Meeting
July 15, 2015 Flyer

April 14, 2015 – Organization Meeting

The group met regarding the review of the By-Laws (draft), incorporation, Tax-Exempt status, the IRS and the State of NJ.

Upon review of the previous organization, the new group decided to start the organization anew. Professionals were consulted to ensure accurate formation of the new organization.


March 25, 2015 – Initial Interest Meeting

Through the office of the South River Public Schools Superintendent Mr. Michael Pfister, a meeting of all interested parties was coordinated via email.

Mr. Pfister opened the meeting by thanking all those persons in attendance for showing an interest in the organization. Mr. Pfister went on to provide an overview of the previous organization, the background, purpose and vision of the organization.

4th Annual Adult Dinner Dance

South River, NJ (December 11, 2018) –Join the South River Foundation for Educational Excellence for their 4th Annual Adult Dinner Dance Fundraiser.  This year’s Honorees are… 

  • Sylvia Zircher – South River Schools Superintendent
  • Tracey Bussell – South River High School Business Teacher & SRFEE Student Ambassador Advisor
  • Sergeant Edwin J. Yorek – South River Police Department

As indicated by our successful 3rd Annual Even tin January of 2018, this evening will prove to be a fun-filled evening of dinner, drinks, dancing & a 50/50. 

This event will take place on Friday, February 1, 2019 beginning at 7 pm. 

Treat yourself and some of your friends to an evening of food, fun and fundraising all at once!  Reserve a table with the purchase of 10 tickets. Commemorative journal ads available for purchase until Jan 11th, 2019. 

Commemorative Journal Ad Pricing:

  • Full Page – $200.00
  • Half Page – $100.00
  • Quarter Page – $50.00

Dinner Dance Tickets:

  • Advance Tickets on sale now-1/28/19 – $60.00 per person
  • Night of Dance 2/1/19 – $70.00 per person.

*Reserve a table with the purchase of 10 tickets.  

Cash or check (made out to SRFEE) are the preferred payment methods.

View the Press Release by clicking here

BEARS… Harlem Wizards Prep Week

Harlem Wizards Week
Monday 10/22/18 – Friday 10/26/18

As we gear up and build excitement for the return of the Harlem Wizards on October 28th, 2018…we will be anticipating their arrival with activities during Harlem Wizards Week using the theme shared during the assemblies: BEARS…..

Behavior (Monday 10/22/18) – Show your good manners to your Parents,  Teachers and Friends (as you should all the time!)

Effort (Tuesday 10/23/18) – Wear your Harlem Wizard Wear (Jerseys, T-Shirts, Sleeve) and/or wear Purple!

Attitude (Wednesday 10/24/18) –  Wear Orange, the color of Respect!   

Respect (Thursday 10/25/18) – Wear your Favorite Sports Team Jersey/Apparel!

Success (Friday 10/26/18) – Class who sells the most tickets by Thursday 10/25/18 will EARN an Ice Cream Party! (**When ordering tickets online please enter Teacher’s Last Name in the Comments Section)  Buy your tickets here:  www.srfee.org 

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.

Organizational Meeting

The group met regarding the review of the By-Laws (draft), incorporation, Tax-Exempt status, the IRS and the State of NJ.

Upon review of the previous organization, the new group decided to start the organization anew. Professionals were consulted to ensure accurate formation of the new organization.

srfee banner

Initial Interest Meeting

Through the office of the South River Public Schools Superintendent Mr. Michael Pfister, a meeting of all interested parties was coordinated via email.

Mr. Pfister opened the meeting by thanking all those persons in attendance for showing an interest in the organization. Mr. Pfister went on to provide an overview of the previous organization, the background, purpose and vision of the organization.