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Saturday, June 23, 2018

This Weeks Events

23-June-2018

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting  on Sunday-24-June. Times and dates may change due weather or other circumstances. Please contact the event for the most up to date information.  More events will be added when they become available.


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Continuing
 Starting on Monday-26- February the main parking lot and front entrance to Bogota High School will be closed. This is due to the reconstruction of the Parking lot. Work is scheduled to continue until First week of September-2018.   All access to the High School will be through the side door on the North side of the building.



Continuing
    The Bogota Public Library is currently conducting a survey to learn how to improve the services the Library provides. This will run until Saturday-30-June.
 Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bogotalibrary  to take part in this survey.





Continuing 
   The Bogota Police Dept has issued a traffic alert for Thursday-16-November. The Suez water company will be working on the main water line under the street.  Work is schedule  to continue until late January -2018. This will occur on W. Main St. between Larch and Elm Aves. This is scheduled to start at 7:00a and run to 4:00p. All parking on W.Main will be suspend during this time. Traffic in both directions may be detoured during this project, please plan alternate routes. Business parking will be permitted on both Larch and Elm Aves and may cause additional congestion on those streets.









Sunday-24-June
Bogota
   Reverend  Peter Olsen will  preform his final service as Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota. Pastor Olsen started at Trinity Lutheran in 2008 , and has been an ordained Minster since 1982. The service will begin at 9:00a. Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisades Ave. Bogota NJ.









Monday-25-June
Bogota

     The  Bogota Public Library will hold its next Friends of the Library meeting.  This is an  opened to anyone interested in leaning about  and support the Library. This is scheduled to start at 7:00p. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Monday-25-June
Bogota

    The weekly " Meet the Mayor"  event will take place in the office of Mayor Chris Keleman This is open to any Bogota resident who would to ask the Mayor a question about  Bogota, or to discuss any matter to help improve the quality of life in the Borough. Anyone who wishes just to have an informal conversation with the Mayor is also welcome to attend. Meetings will be held on a first come basis. This will run from 5:00p to 7:00p in the Mayor's office. His office is on in Bogota Borough Hall located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
  Bogota Borough  Hall is located at 375 Larch Ave. in Bogota, NJ.

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Tuesday-26-June
Bogota

   The Bogota Public Library will have the following program:  Makers Lab for Students 4:00p -5:00p, This is a free event, but anyone attending is asked to register with the library in advance.   To register for this event, or for more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Tuesday-26-June
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library will  host Yoga classes lead by Conor Michael Murphy. This is open to anyone 18 years or older regardless of their level. It is asked anyone wishing to attend please bring their own yoga mat, or towel, and their own water bottle. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Tuesday-26-June
Bogota                  
 The next Planing Board meeting will be on Tuesday -26-June at 7:30p This will be held in the Council Chamber located on the second floor of 375 Larch Ave Bogota, NJ. The public is invited to attend.   


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Wednesday & Thursday-27 & 28-June
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. También habrá Historias leídas en español en este momento. This is open available to any Student wishing to join in.  This will be held  under the tree in the Nikki Spiegel Story Time Corner. This is a free event and open to anyone. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Thursday-28-June
Teaneck, NJ

This will be the opening day the Teaneck Farmers Market  for this season. Shoppers will be able purchase locally grown  and produced food items.  This annual event will be every Thursday from June to the end of October. The stand open at 12:00 noon and continue until 6:00p   The Teaneck Farmers Market is located in the municipal parking lot along Beverly Rd Teaneck, NJ. There is additional parking available near by.
  
  For more information, and a schedule of upcoming events please visit their facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/TeaneckFarmersMarket/
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Thursday-28-June
Teaneck, NJ
    The Cedar Lane Business  District will host a series of Zumba classes starting at 7:00p. This will be held  the Chestnut Ave open space between Chestnut Ave, and Cedar Ln in Teaneck, NJ. This is a free event, and open to all ages and skill levels.



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Friday-29-June
Bogota
   The Bogota  Public Library  host their Toddler play group. This is an opportunity for   young children and their Parents to play and relax in a safe area. This will  start at 10:30a and be held in the second floor Senior Centre.For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Saturday-30-June
Bogota

 The Bogota  Environmental Commission will host its the annual Shred Day event this will take place from 9:00a to 1:00p. At this event plastic bags, that can no longer be recycled, will be collected by the Trex Corporation which will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials  This is  a free service open to Bogota residents. There will be a shredding truck present which will allow residents to safely  dispose of any personally , or sensitive paper document they may have. This is also a more environmentally friendly way of disposing of those documents. Paper is feed into a secure truck while being shredded then the truck transport the shredded paper to a processor which turns the paper into a fine dust, or powder which is then recycled into various paper products.This will be held at the Bogota Recreation Center located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ.




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Class of 2018

23-June-2017
   On Friday -22-June 76 Seniors became the 91 th Graduating Class of Bogota High School.  On a s early evening Family and Friends gathered at Feigel Field to be apart of these Student next step in life.  The graduating class, led by Principal Damien Kennedy and other members of the school administrator, walked in pairs to the applause of the audience.  As they passed through the Family section they split into two groups flanking the main stage.  After the flag salute, and  the Nation Anthem  Principal  Kennedy welcomed the attendees. Next Superintendent Dr. Vincent Varcadipane addressed the Seniors  telling of a Man in the 19th Century who experience failing businesses ventures, personal loss, and political  setback.  Then finally Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States and changed a Country by ending slavery.
   Then Principal  Kennedy introduced the Salutatorian Brandon Gonzalez. Mr.
Gonzalez  thanked his classmate not only for sharing their Senior year together, but allowing him to be different from most Student and accepted as a classmate.
  Next was a musical selection " Where the Black Hawk Soars" played by the Bogota Concert band under the Direction of Mr. Barry McCann. This was followed by the Keynote address by Bogota High School Graduate,  Class of 1991 Mr. Michael Lukacs. He talked about growing up in Bogota with both parents working two job, and finding a way to get he and his Sister ready for the day, and put them to bed at night.  This ingrained a spirit of how hard work and determination can be the key to success. Failing in getting countless number of jobs Mr. Lukacs would then find employment, and staying when other would leave, trying when other would quit he could then become someone who could take care of his Family and give support to his former school and town. 
   Next came the Valedictory address by Areliss Ortiz. She talked about how her and her classmate are more than just names on a piece of paper. She implored her fellow Graduates to find out who they really are by the experiences they can explore  in the future.  Ms. Ortiz thanked  the Facility and Staff of Bogota High School for the guidance in bringing the Class of 2018 this far. She also thanked the Families of the Students for all their support. The last point 
Ms Ortiz made is the Class of 2018 needs to make their own mark on the world.   She said that they can help themselves by helping others,  supporting  each other and give to those who have given to you. After  the speech the Bogota Choir, under the direction of Ms Andrea Lynch performed "River in Judea".
  Finally Principal  Kennedy presented the Seniors of the  Bogota Class of 2018 to School Board President Lisa Kohles for his approval. With this the Women and Men were awarded their Diplomas. This was followed by Class President  Melissa Cristaldo leading the Seniors with the Ephebic Oath. Then Tim Uzor announced a gift  the school to be used for the School's garden before the singing of the Alma Mater. Ms. Cristaldo performed one last duty and led her Classmates in moving their tassels from the right to the left.  With that the Bogota Senior Class of 2018 became the latest graduated Class from Bogota High School.


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Friday, June 22, 2018

Senior Clap-Out

22-June-2018
  On Friday-22-June Seniors of the Bogota  High School Class of 2018  donned their Cap and Gowns early and walked the halls of Bogota  High School one last time. They were greeted by the underclassmen, who lined the halls to give them a final send off. This also gave the Seniors a chance to say one more goodbye to the Teachers and Staff they have shared the last four to six years with. Then, the soon to be Graduates, left the building and walked along Palisades Ave to visit to their former Elementary Schools. This was the second time a Senior Clap out was staged in Bogota. Principal Damian Kennedy, and Vice Principal Kelly Foley DeCongelio made arrangements with the other schools in the district.
    The Seniors arrived at Bixby School and shown off their robes, to the younger Students. They were greeted by the entire Student population lining the halls in front of their Classroom to give the older Student a warm welcome. Students, and Teacher applauded and congratulated the Class of 2018 on their achievement. The Seniors in turn high fived,  and shook the hands of the Elementary schools Student to let them know in what will be only a few short short years they will be able to return the favor to the next Generation of Students. Some of the Seniors were able to find a younger sibling for an extra hug, or to be shown off to the younger ones classmate. Some Seniors were able to find, hug, and reflects on life in Elementary School with their former Teachers. The Seniors that attended either school lead the way through the hallways of their respected School.
   When the Seniors arrived at Steen School they walked into the same door they when they first entered the Bogota School System. The younger Students look-up in awe of this giants who entered their school to show these Students what lies ahead. When the Seniors walk by the Sixth Grade class the Grade School Student were given a first hand view of the footsteps they will be following in for the 2018-19 School year. After similar applause from the Steen Students, and sharing a moment with former Teachers, that now had to look up their past Students. Quick stories were shared about; "Do you remember when..."  " Look at how  you have grown.."  When the last round of applause was done, and  one more look back was taken,the members of the Senior Class of 2018 were driven to Feigel Field to rehearse their Commencement Program suddenly only just a few hours in the future.


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