What’s New at jack in the box!
*** Three years ago, the state of New Jersey received a grant to help improve preschools which is called GROW NJ KIDS. Early childhood education professionals were assigned to come up with a rating scale (ECERS-Early Childhood environments scale and ITERS-Infant/Toddler). Jack in the Box Schools were one of the first to participate in GROW NJ KIDS and assist in this project. We are now conducting self assessment test in all three schools and we will be reporting our results. With this information, GROW NJ KIDS will recommend any changes that need to be done to improve our schools and rate us with the highest 5 STAR rating that anyone school can get. Our changes will be visible throughout the school!!
*** Jack in the Box Preschools in Closter, Alpine and Tenafly, organize a Trike-A-Thon every year. Our theme is “Children Helping Children” and our families look forward to participating every year.
In 2011 we raised $5,231.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In 2012 we raised $5,150.00 for Families of SMA.
In 2013 we raised $2500.00 for NYU Neonatal Lupus Research at Langone Medical Center.
In 2014 we raised $2000.00 for the Autism Society.
In 2015 we raised $1700.00 for Juvenile Diabetes.
A big thank you to the wonderful staff of our schools who volunteer their time for this fantastic event every year and to the Mayor of Closter for attending.
*** This year our very own Miss Sue has taken on a new endeavor. She was asked to collaborate with other authors to write a book about women’s success stories entitled “Redefining Success: Real Women, Real Stories, Real Inspiration” Miss Sue was honored to be asked to share her story and we are all so proud of her. For more information about the book visit: WWW.REDEFININGSUCCESSSTORIES.COM. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.com.