Thursday, March 21, 2013
The egg hunt will be on Saturday, March 23 at the Park Avenue School.
While Mother Nature has not made the weather feel like spring, Freehold Borough is kicking off the season with their annual Easter Egg Hunt. On Saturday, March 23 egg hunt participants will gather at the Park Avenue Elementary School at 10 a.m. to search the ground for Easter Eggs. “I have been told, that people should not be late because at 10:10 it’s done,” explained Freehold Borough Councilman Michael DiBenedetto. “The kids just run so fast to get those eggs, so you have to show up on time.” According to the National Weather Service, Saturday is expected to be sunny with a high of 46. In case of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be rescheduled for Saturday, March 30.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. with input from Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts. The Freehold Borough Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat in the form of a note was found. According to Annette Jordan, President of the Freehold Borough Board of Education, the school was evacuated after a note was found in a girls' bathroom at the Freehold Intermediate School (FIS). Since FIS shares a complex with the Park Avenue Elementary School both schools were evacuated. Parents were alerted to the school evacuation around 11:15 a.m. The automated message stated that all students had arrived at the offsite location safely. Parents are not permitted to pick up students at offsite …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer thanked police and the school district for safely evacuating students after a bomb threat was found at Park Avenue Elementary School yesterday.
Councilwoman Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer commended Freehold Borough police and school district staff on their safe and speedy plan of action after a written threat was discovered. Late Monday morning, parents of Freehold Borough students received an alert that the Park Avenue Elementary School and Freehold Intermediate School were evacuated due to a bomb threat. Freehold Borough Schools Superintendent Elizabeth O’Connell confirmed that a threat was found in the form of a note in one of a boy’s bathrooms in the Park Avenue school. Freehold Borough Police immediately responded to the school and searched it while students were transported to a safe off-site location. Once police deemed the school safe, students were allowed to return to their…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Park Avenue homerooms voted for their favorite name to call the school’s cafeteria.
The Park Avenue Elementary School cafeteria received a minor makeover yesterday with the unveiling of a new name. As a way to build school spirit, Pomptonian Food Service and Park Avenue School counselor Lori Goldman asked each homeroom to come up with a name for the school’s cafeteria. However, no school contest would be complete, without an educational factor. “The contest did not only build school spirit but it was held around election season so students got a lesson in the voting process,” said Patricia O’Keefe, Interim Principal of the Park Avenue Elementary School. After each homeroom provided a suggestion, three names were selected to be finalists. Students were then asked to cast their vote by circling their favorite name on the …
Friday, December 7, 2012
A recap of recent activities the staff of Freehold Borough School has done to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
While most of Freehold has returned back to normal in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Freehold Borough School staff has realized that for many students, families, and teachers, normalcy is still far away. The following passage comes from Park Avenue Elementary School Principal Shauna Schubiger, and gives a recap of how her staff has stepped up to help others affected by Hurricane Sandy. As we all attempt to return to a new state of normalcy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we have no choice but to reflect on the unprecedented amount of devastation and damage left in her path. As an elementary principal, part of returning back to “normal” was welcoming close to 600 smiling faces back to school. For many of my students, Sandy meant an …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Reverend Malcolm Sheldon Steele was remembered fondly by Freehold Borough Council members during Tuesday’s Council meeting.
Freehold Borough's Bethel A.M.E Church will remember their longtime pastor Rev. Malcolm Sheldon Steele on Friday, Sept.7. Steele, 84, of Hightstown, was a pastor at Bethel A.M.E. Church for 36 years before his death at the Jersey Shore Medical Center following a short illness. According to Steele’s obituary, Steele came to Freehold after a 1956 transfer to the New Jersey Annual Conference, receiving the appointment to preach and pastor at Bethel A.M.E. Church. More commonly referred to as “Rev”, Steele was also employed as Disciplinarian at the Park Avenue Elementary School for 25 years. Steele’s obituary further explained that in addition to Bethel A.M.E. Church and Park Avenue Elementary School, he was a very involved member of the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The deadline to register to sell your stuff at the event is April 25.
There is only 24 hours left to register to be a vender in the Park Avenue Elementary School Giant Yard Sale sponsored by the PTO. The deadline to register is April 25. Carolyn Patrick is a yard sale veteran, co-chairing the event for the 5th year in a row. She says the sale keeps both vendors and buyers coming back every year. “It really is a fun event and many people, both vendors and buyers, look forward to it,” she said. Patrick says they expect over 300 people to attend the sale on Saturday April 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 in the afternoon. If you are interested in selling at the event, she says it is best to sign-up soon. “Usually, we have over 40 vendors, of which a large majority buy more than one space, so our parking lot is pretty …