Bernards Parents for Exceptional Children present check to be used for van to transport special services students.
The Bernards Parents for Exceptional Children (PEC) presented a donation of $20,000 to the Bernards Board of Education on Monday night with one request — that the funds be used for used for something really needed by the school district's special services program. The funds, based on the answer received from the district, will be used to purchase a van to transport special education students to vocational training and community-based instruction, according to the PEC. Officers from the parent group officially presented a check for $20,000 to the board at this week's board meeting. The money was raised by the PEC's annual Precious Pearl Gala, held this past June at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster. When thanked by school officials …
Students participate in a full day of activities to learn about autism and better understand how it affects others.
Monday, April 2, 2012
This Monday, the Cedar Hill Elementary School held a celebratation involving the entire school, all 630 students in kindergarten through grade 5, for World Autism Awareness Day. The school was decorated and both students and staff came in wearing blue to celebrate the worldwide Light It Up Blue campaign. The children were going to watch a video in the morning to understand the significance of blue, said Lisa McNey, co-president of Parents of Exceptional Children in Bernards Township. The third grade students once again be tied blue ribbons on a tree in a school courtyard that was planted a few years ago in honor of Autism Awareness month. The students would be writing words of kindness on each ribbon and tying them on the tree. Classes …