What’s New at Jack In The Box Schools!
GROW NJ KIDS
Three years ago, the state of New Jersey received a grant to help improve preschools 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), and Jack In The Box Schools are excited to be one of the first to participate in GROW NJ KIDS and assist in this project.
We are now conducting self assessment tests in all three schools and we will be reporting our results soon. 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 any school can get. Our changes will be visible throughout the school!
OUR TENAFLY LOCATION IS CELEBRATING 10 WONDERFUL YEARS!
Congratulations to our Tenafly Location on 10 wonderful years! We’re so happy to be a part of the Tenafly community for 10 amazing years and we look forward to many many more ahead! It’s wonderful to share this celebration with our students & families. Stay tuned for more information on additional celebration events & activities after the holidays also!
ANNUAL JACK IN THE BOX SCHOOLS TRIKE-A-THON!
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 always look forward to participating!
In 2017 we raised $3,000.00 for Debra of America Foundation Cure for EB.
In 2016 we raised $2,300.00 for Joan’s Joy Child Safety Foundation.
In 2015 we raised $1,700.00 for Juvenile Diabetes.
In 2014 we raised $2,000.00 for the Autism Society.
In 2013 we raised $2,500.00 for NYU Neonatal Lupus Research at Langone Medical Center.
In 2012 we raised $5,150.00 for Families of SMA.
In 2011 we raised $5,231.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A big thank you to all who participate & contribute to these important causes each year. To the wonderful staff of our schools who volunteer their time for this fantastic event and to the Mayor of Closter for attending! Stay tuned for more information about our next event in 2018!
REDEFINING SUCCESS STORIES
Our very own Miss Sue was asked recently 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. The book is currently available for purchase on Amazon.com.