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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Weekend Events

16-October-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the Weekend starting on Thursday-17-October . 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
Tuesday-1-October
Bogota
October to December
    Monday-1- October will be the start of Leaf Season. Home Owners are allowed to place raked, leaves and grass cutting  in the street , along the curb, in front of their residents.  It is ask that the piles be placed in such a way as not to interfere with traffic, and away from storm sewers and drain to prevent flooding , or other water build-up. Leaf Season is schedule to end on Monday -16- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up. 

Until 31-August 2020
   Students with Library Card from the Bogota Library between the ages of 5-18 are eligible for this program.  The program will run until 31-August-2020, and will be review at that time.  For more details about the program, in both  Spanish and English, please visit the following link. https://bogotapubliclibrary.org/youthfineforgiveness/
  For more information please  about this and other Library programs visit their website at:  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/    
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  
      
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Thursday-17-October
Bogota
The Bogota  Public Library will have  story time reading  starting at 10:30a. . 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-17-October
Bogota  
The Bogota Borough Council will be holding their regular Council meeting  and work session starting at 7:30p.  This will be held in the Council Chambers located on the second floor  of 375 Larch Ave. Bogota NJ   This meeting is open to the public. 

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Thursday-17-October
Teaneck, NJ
This the Teaneck Farmers Market will be open 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.
   Later in the season  the market has a few extra events such as  a fitness demonstration,  a knife sharpener,  food tasting, and a blood drive.  For more information, and a schedule of upcoming events please visit their facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/TeaneckFarmersMarket/

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Saturday
-19-October
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-19-October
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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Saturday-19-October
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host a workshop for young athletes in Bogota  This will be the first of four Saturday's to encourage Students to learn more about how learning any sport can be beneficial in everyday life. It will be in two separate age groups.  One group for anyone ages from 2-7 will run from  11:00a. to noon.  All Students who participate must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian through out the event. 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/ or register at HTTPS://WWW.TFAFORMS.COM/4602619  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.    

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Sunday-20-October
Ridgefield Park, NJ
  The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast. This will start at 8:30a and go until 12:00 noon Prices are $10 for Adults and $5 for student 12 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelette station, Pancakes, Bacon,Sausage, French toast, & scrambled eggs. There will also be pastries, cereal along with Coffee, Tea, Milk & Juice. It is asked to bring some Non-perishable food items for the Local Food Pantry.
The Elks lodge is located at the Corner of Spruce & Cedar Sts. Ridgefield Park, NJ

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Monday-21-October
Bogota
The next meeting  of the Bogota Test Kitchen will be held in the second floor of the Bogota Library. At this meeting members are to bring a recipe from this month book, and serve it to the other members as a potluck dinner. While over dinner members can discuss the book, why the chose their dish, and what was it like in the cooking process.   This is a free event and open to anyone over the age of 18 years old.  Anyone wishing to participate must register before hand, with the cookbook of the month available at the Library. For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Monday-21-October
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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Bogota Sports 

Thursday-17-October
Volleyball-                                   vs Midland Park at Speary Gym  7:00p the Junior Varsity match to precede
Middle School Volleyball-     vs Leonia  at Speary Gym 4:00p
Middle School Soccer-            vs Waldwick 4:00p

Friday-18-October
Volleyball-                                   vs West Orange at Speary Gym  7:00p. This is the senior Game  the Junior Varsity match to precede
Soccer-                                          at Midland Park 4:00p                          
Middle School Volleyball-     at  Paramus 4:00p
Middle School Soccer-            at Hawthorne Christian Academy 4:00p
St. Joseph's Volleyball-          at  Academy of Our Lady 4:00p

Saturday-19-October
Volleyball-                                    vs Leonia 2nd round Bergen County Tournament at South Gym Old Tappan High School 4:30p  
Football-                                        at St. Mary's 1:00p
               
Monday-21-Oct
Junior Varsity Football-           at St. Mary's 4:00p  
Middle School Soccer -               vs Secaucus 4:00p at Zakrzewski Field in Olsen Park
St. Joseph's Volleyball-              at  Academy of Our Lady 4:00p

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Board of Education

16-October-2019
 On Tuesday-15-October the Bogota Board of Education held their second meeting for the month of October. At this meeting Superintendent Damien Kennedy gave a progress report on the Student testing from the 2018-19 school year.  This years test are now  the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments  (NJSLA) . These test are  used to measures students proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science. They replace the  Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test used over the last several years.  For comparison  scores from both test were used. 
   As a district Bogota scores in both English and Math have improved over the last 5 years. The average English score has increased by 18 % , while Math has improved by 12 % over the same time period.  Bogota also has a higher percent of Students in Grades 3-10 taking the English Language Arts (ELA) scoring at the highest levels than the average for the State of New Jersey.  In Math while as a district Bogota again is higher than the state average, but mainly in elementary school levels.  Superintendent  Kennedy talked about the need for making improvements in reading comprehension in the Middle School grades to assist the Student ability to read and understand the word questions associated with Algebra and Geometry at the High School level.  Another program is to have the curriculum in math to be uniform from 7th & 8th grades and continue into the High School grades to maintain the strength in math learned in Middle School. Superintendent Kennedy also admitted that the movement of some Bogota Students to the technical academies and private schools has an impact of Bogota High School test scores. 
 At this point one of the trustees asked what else can the District do to encourage these Students to stay in Bogota. One answer was the begin of newer courses now available, the most prominent one is the Audio visual courses now being offered.  This type of question led into one of  Superintendent Kennedy district goals which is to increase the Career & Technical Education ( CTE) at the High School. As in previous  he emphasized that the “College Only “ mindset is  reducing over time and Student are looking for career choices from secondary Technical Schools, or even moving in to the Job Market with growth potential right after High School Graduation.
  Another district goal is to increase Response to Intervention (RTI)to have academic intervention to provide early, systematic, and appropriately intensive assistance to children who are at risk for or already under performing as compared to appropriate grade or age level standards.  Also Superintendent  Kennedy  feels the need to become more pro-active in relating to the community as a whole.  This would include more partnerships with local groups, increase communication with the resident by using social media and more newsletters sent out. along with scheduling more open town hall meeting like the previous  meeting about the hiring of officers for the schools and the next one on the conquests of vaping. There are even plans to offer Adult Education classes starting in 2020.  
   Following Superintendent Kennedy remarks the Board passed all the agenda items by unanimous vote. The Next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-12-November. The meeting will be held in the High School Cafeteria  located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin Pl.  Bogota, NJ. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7:00p. The Public is invited to attend.   The videos of these, and future, Board of Education meeting will be available at : www.bogotaboe.com/ meeting video   The  videos are scheduled to be released the first Thursday after the meeting.  
   The Bogota Board  of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday-29- October starting at 7:00p. This will be held in the High School  Auditorium and will be a presentation and discussion about the growing use of vaping production by Students.  There will also be a display of how vaping items can appear to be common object and where they may be found in a person’s room. This is open to the public. 

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Story from North Jersey .com

7-October-2019


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