Students called her Mrs. B. She was Jeannie to fellow teachers. She was Jean Burgess — Nellie Jean (Badida) Burgess. She taught in the Fair Haven schools for 33 years. The valued longtime Fair Haven wife, mom, teacher, colleague and friend to many passed away peacefully on Jan. 28 in Chester, VA. She was 73.Continue reading Saying Goodbye to Longtime Fair Haven Teacher, ‘Jeannie’ Burgess, Mrs. B.
When you’ve grown up in a small town, your memories often revolve around the comforting kind of feeling that anyone else’s mother, no matter their child-rearing differences or life circumstances, is a surrogate of your very own. That’s just how it is. The neighborhood concept.Continue reading Remembering Joan Blake: Ode to the Fair Haven Mom, Schools’ Aide
Lately, in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, for the students who have little to no knowledge or cares about a vote on a $15 million plus referendum, it’s been all about school pictures. They’ve been more worried about striking that pose without some missing teeth, bad hair or the wrong outfit. Then there’s the class photo. Side-by-side posing and playing around, the snapshot is a lifetime keeper. Call it a class act.
The Third Street improvements in Fair Haven began today with no reported issues.
The improvements are being done in accordance with the NJ Safe Routes to School program.
The Borough Administrator Theresa Casagrande circulated the following as an informational alert to residents:
“Residents in the targeted project area have already been notified. A sign board has also been placed on Third Street notifying all residents who travel along that route and project drawings are available on the borough’s website.
Residents are advised that a police officer will be onsite at all times during the Third Street project. Most importantly, there will be an ongoing police presence to assure that all children have safe passage on their route to school.
Please try to avoid driving in the area if possible and be advised that vehicular traffic may be redirected …”
Students in first through third grade at Viola L. Sickles School in Fair Haven poised themselves with a pose for peace in honor of World Peace Day recently. Continue reading Fair Haven: Sickles Students Pose for Peace
Call it a well-read event.
Fair Haven’s Viola L. Sickles School officials are claiming major success with the annual PTA Book Fair.
Featuring various genres and titles from Scholastic Publishing, the Book Fair was held from Nov. 14 to 18. Family Night at the fair allows parents and siblings take part. It was held on the evening of Nov. 15 and was dubbed a “door-buster” success.
Many students and families took the opportunity to buy books for use in the classroom as well, using the teachers’ wish lists as a guideline.
This year’s Book Fair at Sickles School was organized by PTA Book Fair Committee members Jen Baron, Vicky Hays, Heather Lombardo, Kerry Maguire, and Sheilah Olson.
The Knollwood School Book Fair is set for April.
— Edited press release from the Fair Haven School District