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In Memoriam: Rumsonite, Sea Bright Resident, Volunteer, Nurse, Anne W. Lee

Former Rumsonite, Sea Bright resident, volunteer and former substitute nurse at Forrestdale School, Anne Whitney Lee, passed away peacefully on Sept. 29.

Born in Passaic, Anne graduated from Saint Vincent’s Nursing School in New York City, where she was a nurse for a number of years. She lived in Rumson and then Sea Bright, where she and her husband, Timothy Patrick, raised their three daughters.

Anne W. Lee … Photo/family via Thompson Memorial Home

“Known as a ‘caring mother and beloved friend,’ Anne was very active in her community.  In addition to Nursing at Saint Vincent’s Hospital, she was a member of the Junior League, volunteered at multiple community health and wellness organizations in Monmouth County, and was a substitute Nurse at Forestdale School in Rumson. Anne touched many lives and will be dearly missed by her friends and family. “

Loved ones of Ann Whitney Lee in her obituary

Anne is survived by: her children, Mary Pat Molke and husband Richard, Connie Fox, and Susan Lee; her grandchildren, Krista, Joanna, Richard, Conor, AJ, Brendon, Cody, Alexis, and Whitney; and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Caroline and Quincy.

Visitation will be Sunday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Nativity, Fair Haven. Burial will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Family and Children’s Services (FCS) of Monmouth County.

A Showing of Fine Arts at Forrestdale

Students, staff, and volunteers at Forrestdale School in Rumson celebrated the annual Evening of Fine Arts on May 26.

The Gagnon family enjoys the original creations of Forrestdale students at the recent Evening of Fine Arts. Photo/Rumson School District
The Gagnon family enjoys the original creations of Forrestdale students at the recent Evening of Fine Arts.
Photo/Rumson School District

“The Evening of Fine Arts allows our students to showcase their many talents,” Forrestdale School Principal Jennifer Gibbons said. “The energy in the building is so high as a result of the excitement the parents and esteemed guests get from each and every student’s artistic contributions.”

The event featured student artwork and music. A roster of student pianists — Norah Anderson, Gray Barnum, Louisa Barnum, Sydney Carroll, Hannah Duprey, Madeleine Ganun, Grace Harvey, Tyler Izzo, Tristan Izzo, George Kressler, and Hayden Marciszewski — provided a musical greeting as visitors entered the school’s lobby.

Tristan Izzo plays the piano for the crowd at the 2016 Forrestdale Evening of Fine Arts. Photo/Rumson School District
Tristan Izzo plays the piano for the crowd at the 2016 Forrestdale Evening of Fine Arts.
Photo/Rumson School District

 

 

 

Artwork by fourth through eighth graders was featured in the hallways, cafeteria, and lobby. Visitors enjoyed art dubbed Aboriginal Animal Art, Fish Bowls with Melted Glass, Snow Globes, Chuck Close Self-Portraits, Kimmy Cantrell-Inspired Clay, Zentangles, Hokusai Waves, Durer Rhinos and more.

Performances by the Junior Choir and Beginning Band were featured in the school’s all-purpose room. The Junior Choir, directed by Barbara Leutz, sang “Peace in Twelve Lanuages,” “Reflections of a Lad at Sea” (The Captain’s Mate, Thoughts of Home, The Ghost Ship) and “Two Sea Chanteys” (Cape Cod Girls, Sleepy Sailor). John Lebitsch led the Beginning Band through “Popcorn Prelude,” “Slideways,” and “Hard Rock Blues.”

Parent volunteers helped prepare and hang the artwork for the PTO-sponsored event.

— Edited press release from the Rumson School District

Forrestdale Students Revisit Jersey Icons

Kaila Scarpa, a Forrestdale School sixth grader, uses an interactive learning device at the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum. Photo/Rumson School District
Kaila Scarpa, a Forrestdale School sixth grader, uses an interactive learning device at the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum.
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Rocker Jon Bon Jovi’s jacket. A Les Paul guitar. A Green Bay Packers helmet representing longtime Coach Vince Lombari. These were just a few of the items viewed by sixth graders at Forrestdale School in Rumson when they visited the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum.

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Rumson Schools: Hoops for Funds

The boys' teams from Forrestdale and Holy Cross schools prepare for a rebound during the annual Basketball Fundraiser. Photo/Rumson School District
The boys’ teams from Forrestdale and Holy Cross schools prepare for a rebound during the annual Basketball Fundraiser.
Photo/Rumson School District

Courtside was the place to be on Feb. 4 when the Forrestdale and Holy Cross School basketball teams squared off in the RFH gym.

A good time was had by all as the boy’s and girl’s teams took to the court to raise funds for both schools in the annual event.

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Schools Technology: Rumson Students and ‘The Hour of Code’

“Teaching kids to code is just as important as teaching them any other language. And the younger they start learning it, the better,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook at a Dec. 9 technology forum for the Rumson School District.

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