Links to Community Events
Please see this week’s events about the great things happening in our community. Let us know what is happening with your group. If you have an event, you would like advertised, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Halsted Players Present:
The Music Man
Thursday, April 6th at 7 pm • Friday, April 7th at 7 pm
Saturday, April 8th at 2 pm
Halsted Middle School Auditorium
Tickets $5 • Box office opens 30 minutes before each performance
Autism Awareness T-shirt Sale
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED FOR SHORT-TERM EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Newton High School is excited to announce they will participate in a short-term exchange program alongside Halsted Middle School. Customized Student Tours in Newton, NJ will organize the joint program.
The program runs from April 24th to May 1st, 2017 (one week).
During this time our international guests will shadow host students at school for 2 days and participate in pre-arranged bus excursions in and around NJ and NY. Evenings and weekends will be spent getting to know their new American friends and having fun with their host family.
This program provides a perfect, short-term opportunity for families to learn about French culture without having to leave home.
Your child does not need to take or speak French, all of the French students speak English and are here to practice their skills, make friends and get a taste of American culture.
The group consists of 35 girls and boys age 13-18 years old from the Lyon, France area. The group is insured and students have their own spending money.
For more information on the program please contact Sandra Polizzo
Customized Student Tours, LLC
"Exploring the World through Education"
Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2), an innovative initiative of NORWESCAP in collaboration with United Way of Northern NJ, is a two generation approach to ending poverty. P2 through education, mentoring, networking and social media, creates sustainable change by developing the resources participants need to achieve self-reliance and resiliency. P2 meets weekly, year-round, and serves the entire family. The provision of dinner, transportation, stipends and educational children’s programs, including youth entrepreneurship, help to address barriers to participation. The meetings provide the opportunity to create peer support with fellow participants and network across economic lines with volunteers. Phase I begins with a career and life planning curriculum where participants, called Path leaders, evaluate how poverty impacts their life and the community, assess available resources and develop action plans to achieve prosperity. Phase II begins with Path Leaders being matched with mentors who assist them in putting their plan into action. Weekly meetings continue with comprehensive education focusing on the skills and tools needed to make their action plan a reality. Phase III begins as Path Leaders become mentors and committee members, supporting the sustained growth of P2.
Compadres, Pathways 2 Prosperity (P2) children’s program, builds the social emotional skills children need to succeed in home, school and community environments. Social Emotional Learning improves students’ readiness to learn, behavior, and academic performance. Compadres focuses on building life skills, career exploration and educational commitment. It cultivates the social and emotional growth of children through the implementation of evidence based curriculum, interactive reading, exploratory education, homework club, youth entrepreneurship and access to experiential community based activities such as an art club, Girl Scouts, talent show and reading buddies. STEM workshops are provided weekly to foster interest in living wage careers and cultivate academic engagement. Trained high school and college students serve as peer mentors modeling healthy behaviors, conflict resolution skills, decision making skills, substance use refusal skills and interest in academic pursuits.