Don’t miss a chance at the Limited Spectacular Raffle

The  24th Annual Partner in Excellence Dinner will be held On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Pines Manor in Edison @ 6 PM.

Don’t miss a chance at the Limited Spectacular Raffle.(you do not need to be present to win)



At the 2017 Annual Partner in Excellence Dinner, the East Brunswick Education Foundation Trustees will honor Chris Volk/Volk Insurance

Chris, an East Brunswick public school graduate himself, is currently the 2nd Generation owner of Volk Insurance Group LLC. Their family insurance agency was founded in 1981 by his father George H Volk Jr., who is a 65-year resident of East Brunswick and also a graduate of the school system. Since taking ownership 4 years ago Chris has continued to grow the agency, making it one of the premier family owned insurance agencies in Middlesex County. The agency is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and serves both personal and commercial clients. The agency represents numerous local, regional and national insurance carriers allowing them to work with clients of all sizes. Chris tries to support as many local charities as possible. In addition to supporting the East Brunswick Education Foundation, he supports his alma mater, St. Bonaventure University’s annual scholarship fund as well as Rutgers University athletics. Chris currently sits on the Advisory Board for the New Brunswick Corp of the Salvation Army and is the chairperson of the Milltown Municipal Alliance. Chris currently resides in East Brunswick with his wife Janice and their children, Mikaela and Brady, both who attend Warnsdorfer school.

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Reading Rocks starts today!

Reading Rocks is a fun non-competitive read-a-thon for students to promote reading.
It will run from March 6, 2017 – March 10.
The goal is to encourage reading with incentives while raising money for the EBEF.
How it works:  Students write their goal on the pledge form.  They get pledges from family and friends in support of their commitment.  Students can choose to:
  • Read independently for set amount of time or set number of books
  • Have someone read aloud to them (in person, over phone or even Skype)
  • Read picture books aloud to a pet, sibling etc.
Pledge dollars are collected at the time the pledge is made so students can take part in the award fun.  Information coming soon!
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At the 2017 Annual Partner in Excellence Dinner, the East Brunswick Education Foundation Trustees will honor Holly Howard

Holly has been an active volunteer in ourschool community for the past 30 years, starting as a PTAmom at Frost Elementary School. It was during this time she developed her love of the district and recognized the importance of building strong relationships between home and school. She was extremely hands-on and loved every minute of working together with students,parents and staff members. Holly believed strongly that funds raised through volunteerism are essential toenhancing the educational experiencesof students,so with Beth Warren’s guidance,Holly proposed the establishment of the Frost PTA Teacher Grant Program. prior tothe establishment of the EBEF. Holly was elected President of Frost PTA and later became President of the PTA Presidents Council, where she workedto instill a sense of community and consistency among the district schools. In 1995, she was elected to the East Brunswick Board of Education. Holly has served on the Board for the past 21 years, serving as President, VicePresident andMember. As a Member of the Board, Holly’s areas of focus have been Facilities, EBEA Negotiationsand Curriculum. Holly served as the Board’s liaison to the East Brunswick Senior Center, working with Dr. Jo Ann Magistro and Trish LaDuca to forge stronger relationships between the district. students and membersof the Center. She also represented the Board on the EBEF, Recognition Committee, and Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission for many years. Holly is a graduate of The College of New Jerseywith a B.S. on Health Education. She was employed asa teacher by the Princeton Regional Schools and later as the manager of The Wooden Nickel Restaurant in North Brunswick. She and her husband Bill, are proud parentsof two children who were fortunate to attend East Brunswick Public Schools K-12. Jennifer is a 1998 graduate of EBHS, a 2002 graduate of Vanderbilt University with Masters Degrees fromNotre Dame and GW University. Joshua is a member of the EBHS Class of 2001 and 2005 graduateof American University. He and his wife Katie, also an EBHS and American University graduate, have a son, Zachary, who will attend kindergarten at Lawrence BrookElementary in 2019; a baby brother in February 2017

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At the 2017 Annual Partner in Excellence Dinner, the East Brunswick Education Foundation Trustees will honor educator Lori Silver

Lori Silver moved to East Brunswick in 1983. Education has always been an important part of her life both as a student herself, as a parent and as an educator. Lori graduated from Douglass College with a BA in Political Science and Sociology and Widener University School of Law with a JD. When Andrew and Samantha started school at Warnsdorfer, she jumped right in as an active PTA member serving as Fundraising VP and President. When a friend mentioned a new group, the EBEF, was forming in town, Lori got involved immediately. Working with the grants committee as Chairperson, she has been very proud of the fact that we have given almost $2,000,000 to the schools to enhance and enrich the curriculum. For the past 14 years, Lori has worked as an instructional assistant in the Autism Program in East Brunswick, first at Chittick School and currently at Central School. Working in the district has been extremely rewarding and she particularly enjoys seeing the students utilize the grants that we have given to the schools.

At the 2017 Annual Partner in Excellence Dinner, the East Brunswick Education Foundation Trustees will honor educator Michele McCormick

Michele McCormick began her teaching career in East Brunswick twenty-nine years ago. She started her career teaching seventh grade world history at Hammarskjold School. Fourteen years later she started teaching ninth grade U.S. history at Churchill Junior High School, where she has continued to touch the lives of countless students. Michele resides in Freehold Township and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from Douglass College and a Master of Arts degree in education administration. Michele is an active member of the Churchill school community. She has been a mentor to a number of teachers and students. She prides herself on creating a classroom environment of excitement and prepares her students to be young historians. Her students have become active writers and thinkers about historical issues. Michele has put a number of grants from the Churchill PTA and the Foundation to remarkable use in her classroom.

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