March 2016 Archives
When it is time to donate, you can bring your items to Metuchen's convenient GreenDrop - where a friendly attendant will remove them from your vehicle and provide a tax receipt from your selected charity - OR you can Call 1-888-944-DROP or schedule a home . Recent items dropped off include good condition baby items and bikes.
You may also receive GreenDrop postcards in the mail or an email from us advising you of specific dates when our GreenDrop trucks will be in your neighborhood. Or, you may receive a telephone call from our friendly staff, alerting you to the next time we plan to be in your area. We strive to make donating as convenient as possible! If you prefer to bring donations directly to us, there are more than 20 GreenDrop locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and we are growing! Check out our to find the location nearest you.
The Metuchen center is located at the corner of Amboy Avenue at the Suburban Tire Center.
Robotics Team 7350, WATT NXT advances again! This past weekend Team WATT NXT competed among 48 of the best teams from New Jersey for a spot in the FTC East Super Regionals. The team was one of 9 teams qualified to move on to compete with other State tournament winners in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
By winning the highest honor- the Inspire Award- the team qualified to participate in the 2015 - 2016 FTC Eastern Super Regionals to be held in Pennsylvania. The Super Regionals championship will be held from March 18-20.
Team 7350, WATT NXT, is a First Tech Challenge Robotics Team based in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Composed of members spanning grades 9 to 12 from Edison and Metuchen schools, this team is determined to spread enthusiasm for STEM education. This year, the team is focused on broadening the reach of FIRST robotics to encompass those students with disabilities as well as kids from underprivileged backgrounds. The team aspires to "take robotics where it has never gone before." Team Captain, Jack Ryan, expresses, "Robotics is a sport for the mind, not just the body." This quote exemplifies the team's belief that any person can think and innovate, regardless of medical condition or disability.
The team won the Inspire award at the FTC New Jersey State Championship in Newark, New Jersey. This prestigious award is given to the team that the judges feel is the overall most well-rounded in all judged areas.
The Middlesex County School Boards Association, and the Middlesex County Association of School Administrators sponsored the annual event, recognizing "the unsung heroes who have not yet captured the headlines." A variety of factors are used to select students for the award, including their ability to overcome significant academic or personal challenges, said Dr. Frank R. Alfano, President of the Middlesex County Association of School Administrators.
INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION
All children who will be 3 or 4 years old as of September 1, 2016 and reside in Metuchen are eligible for the Metuchen Public School's integrated preschool programs. Time and tuition for the classes are as follows:
Half Day 8:50 AM to 11:00 AM $250 per month
Half Day 11:50 AM to 2:00 PM $250 per month
All programs are five days per week and follow the Metuchen Public School's calendar.
The integrated preschool program is taught by an experienced, highly qualified teacher following the state approved Creative Curriculum.
Registration will begin Monday, February 22, 2016 and will close Thursday, March 3, 2016.
Enrollment will be determined by lottery on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Payment of $500 (first and last month's tuition) is due after notification of acceptance.
Checks should be made payable to the Metuchen Board of Education.
Cash will not be accepted.
Integrated preschool programs will be held at Moss School. To register, contact the Moss School secretary at, x1000. Registration forms are available on line at:
If you have specific questions about the integrated pre-school program, please call Mr. Robert Capra at , x1006.
Transportation is NOT provided.
Parents, is your child college BOUND?
Don't miss this FREE workshop!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Avenue
6:45 Registration starts
7:00 Workshop begins
Due to the popularity of our free workshops,
seats fill up quickly.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Register online: www.mycollegeplan.com
Call 24 hrs. /day: 1-888-377-5001
Please join us for a FREE Educational College Financial Planning workshop that will focus on high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors.
We'll discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!
Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college on the most tax efficient basis--without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.
In this workshop, you will learn:
· How to increase your tax deductions and tax credits.
· How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
· How to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school.
· Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Family Contribution.
· How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or raiding your retirement accounts.
· How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
· How to lower your "out-of-pocket" costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school.