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As my loyal Roxy’s Best Of… readers know, our family summers at the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey, but our full time home (where London and Maddie go to school) is up north in Mendham Township.  If you do live down at the beach all year round, however, please consider a tax deductible donation before the end of the year 2008 to support the Bay Head School Foundation.  Rex and I received the following letter that I’d like to share with you:

Dear Friends of the Bay Head Community:

We are appealing to you in this, our annual letter, for funds to continue the Bay Head School Foundation’s mission of supporting Bay Head School in its efforts to maintain the tremendous quality of its curriculum and the way in which it is delivered.

The Bay Head School Foundation was founded when Bay Head School had to scale back as the budget could no longer meet all curriculum and facility needs to maintain the program level desired for the Bay Head School children.  Three years ago, the voters approved a referendum making it possible for the district to bring our facility forward to meet the State mandated standards.  The same year, the Bay Head School Board launched a new organizational structure including sharing services.  We entered an inter-local agreement with Point Pleasant Beach to share their Superintendent with Bay Head School, which has become an example for the future in other districts.

The Bay Head School Foundation acted to help enhance the new construction project with two Smart Boards for daily in-class instruction as well as teacher grants and summer programs.  The Foundation made a large donation toward two new American Tennis Courts for all to use — the community and the town summer recreation program, for example — as well as becoming a part of the school physical education curriculum.  An enhancement that has also benefited the entire community is an air conditioning system, as it helps the school programs and the town-wide summer recreation program.  Children no longer need to be sent home when the temperature becomes too hot indoors or out, as we now have an air conditioned gym for all to use.

The Foundation recently purchased a 52-inch monitor and educational cameras helping to enhance the newly launched 24/7 laptop computer initiative.  We are one of the first public schools in the State to do so.  This new program will transform education from teacher centered instruction to student centered life long learning.  In 2009, we also wish to add to the area of technology, including video surveillance, to keep a watchful eye on all that has been accomplished.

With your help the Bay Head School Foundation’s mission for enhancing curriculum based initiatives and capital improvements will continue to become a reality.  As the Bay Head School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization, all of your thoughtful donations are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching donations.

Happy Holidays and we thank you in advance for your generosity.

Very truly yours,

Terry Alberts, President

The Bay Head School Foundation, P.O. Box 85, Bay Head, NJ  08742.

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