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20 posts from October 2014

October 31, 2014

Montville’s Valley View Leads the Nation in Exercise US program

All starsOver 95 percent of Valley View Elementary School’s fifth graders voluntarily arrived early on Thursday, Oct. 2. En masse the students filed into the gym in time to launch the sixth annual Exercise US program at 8 a.m. During the program’s 10 hours of participation, continuous physical movement, shared by thousands of students in many schools, breaks across the nation’s time zones like a wave of exercise.

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Could You Have Diabetes and Not Know It?

The Clifton Health Department and HUMC-Mountainside Hospital are offering a free blood glucose screening with blood pressure reading on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Clifton Health Department, 900 Clifton Ave.  KoThis community-wide screening is to identify those at high risk for having undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes experts agree that high-risk individuals should be screened every year. This screening involves a non-fasting finger-stick test and blood pressure reading. A finger-stick test is a simple test using a blood glucose meter to check your blood sugar level. Your results will be given to you at the screening. Patients do not need to fast for this test. Although this test cannot diagnose diabetes, if you have a positive screening test, you will be considered at risk and will be referred to your health care provider for further testing.
Read More At : NorthJersey.com

Montville's Open Space Ballot Question 'Opens the Door' to Lower Taxes, Mayor Says

Montville town hallOn Tuesday voters will weigh in on whether the township should reduce the taxes collected for open space projects. Montville's open space trust is funded through the collection of local property taxes using a formula of $0.059 per $100 of a home's assessed value, according to the current ordinance.  A binding referendum question proposes a decrease in that rate, allowing an amount of up to $0.037 per $100 of assessed value. Continue reading nj.com.

October 28, 2014

An Allocation Education

by Jim Sandham, CPA  & Deb Nielson Education

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We would like to provide an understanding of the allocation of costs from the Municipal Budget to the Water and Sewer Utilities - an ‘allocation education’.

First, it is important to note that there are taxpayers (all of us), water rate payers (those on municipal water vs. wells) and sewer rate payers (those on municipal sewer vs. septic).  Second, costs should be properly attributed so that the taxes/utility bills reflect cost of each of the services provided.

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October 27, 2014

Spotlight: Rudy Appelmann, Montville Township Police Chief

This story comes to you by way of Gail Bottone, for The Alternative Press. Montville Township Chief  of Police Rudy Appelmann has been on the Montville Township Police Department since 1986. He Rudy appelmannrecently was made chief of police as of May 2014 with the retirement of Police Chief Richard Cook in April. Appelmann has a somewhat new vision for the police department. He is working on plans to develop a more positive relationship with the community. Continue reading thealternativepress.com.

PBJC Nursery Introduces "First Friends" Series of Classes for Toddlers

Pb Nursery schoolPBJC Nursery, located in Montville, NJ, is excited to announce the newest in their “First Friends” series of classes for toddlers! *Wonderful Wednesdays – a playgroup for 2’s and 3’s. Highlights of this FUN playgroup include musical circle time, crafts, lunch (brown bag from home), story time and playground/gym time. The group will meet every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., beginning November 12th and running for 13 weeks. Pre-registration is required. Introduction to Preschool – a transition class for children who will be 20+ months by 1/1/15. Highlights of this unique class include circle time, music & songs, art projects, story time, puppets, age-appropriate games…and so much more!

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Classroom Close-up is Filming at Robert R. Lazar Middle School

The Emmy-winning educational program, Classroom Close-up, NJ, will be taping a segment Classroom closeupentitled “Lazar News Network” (LNN) on Friday, October 29, 2014 at Robert R. Lazar Middle School. LNN is Lazar Middle School’s morning news program. Each morning, Video students, under the guidance of teacher, Jeanne Matuszewski, write, produce, direct, film and anchor live news broadcasts. The Lazar community views the five-minute news segments on televisions located in classrooms and other areas throughout the school. The news broadcasts serve as the school’s morning announcements. Classroom Close-up, NJ, a twelve-time Emmy winning show is a co-production of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and NJTV with additional funding by PSE&G.

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October 21, 2014

NJEA Grant to Help Montville School Build Innovative Educational Initiative

100114-nn-woodmontlegoThe fourth-grade team at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville Township submitted a grant application to New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) last February.

The team was awarded a $7,400 grant from the prestigious Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only 13 other HIPP Grants were awarded across New Jersey for the current year.

According to the NJEA website, the Hipp Grant is in place to help educators "bring creative ideas to life," and "promote excellence in education."

Titled Brick by Brick Laying the Foundations for Learning, the grant application outlined an innovative educational initiative that incorporates Lego into classroom learning.

Each Woodmont fourth-grade classroom will be outfitted with a Lego Learning Center. While the grant will help purchase Lego bricks, the majority of the funds will be used to provide support materials such as books about architecture, building, and design, which will encourage literacy and research. The team is also exploring the possibility of bringing a Lego master builder into the classroom.

- Read more at North Jersey.com 

October 15, 2014

64 Fun, Non-Candy Snack Ideas for Your Halloween Party

64-Non-Candy-Halloween-Snack-Ideas-banana-ghostsI have to admit that when my children were young I would occasionally raid their Halloween treat bag when no one was looking. I, like many, have a sweet tooth!! Yet we all know that to much sugar is very unhealthy, and as I have gotten older my taste for sugar has waned. This Halloween instead of all the sugary treats why not try a few of these non-candy snack ideas? How fun would mummy toast be? Or maybe a spider web pizza or chessy witch brooms? Hot dog fingers and veggie skeletons are sure to be a hit. Check out all 64 snack ideas here listotic.com and have a healthy and Happy Halloween!! Until next time..

October 14, 2014

Montville Broncos Hosting Casino Night, October 17th

A casino night and tricky tray to benefit the Montville Broncos Football and Cheer Programs will be Casino nightheld on Friday, Oct. 17, 7-11 p.m. at Hanover Manor in East Hanover. Try black jack, roulette, poker and craps. The cost is $100 per person, and includes open bar, buffet dinner and gambling voucher. For tickets, send an email to avafrotton@gmail.com or call 973 722-3892.