Friday, June 18, 2021

Steen Class of 2021

18-June-2021
   On Thursday-17-June the Lillian M. Steen School in Bogota held their Sixth Grade Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. A replay of this event can be found on the Bogota School District You Tube page at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROD6Jgg-rdA
  This will be the final Sixth Grade Class graduating from Steen School. They also represent the  inaugural Seventh grade class of the new Bogota Middle School starting in the all of 2021.
 The Steen Principal Dr. Dayle Collins welcome those who attended the program. of the ceremony. He introduced Ms. Isabella Cintron  who lead the audience in the pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. 
  In her address Principal Collins praised the Staff, Parents,  and most importantly the Students for the continuing work they needed to over come the current situation. She talked about the Graduates experience this year at Steen School was the ground work for then to build on. Needing to overcome the challenges of the last year and half of having to change what it meant to be “ In-School”. Principal Collins hope that the same growth they shown this year will allow them to meet different challenges of Middle School, then High School and beyond. Principal Collins asked the Student to keep dreaming big, while being the best version of themselves in the process. 
  The next speaker was Bogota School District Superintendent Mr. Damian Kennedy. He first mentioned about being happy that Family, Friends, and the Students could share this moment together again.   Next he told the graduates that while this may be a first step in their lives, the education they received at Steen was a solid foundation to build on. The Student need to keep looking for new experiences and ideas in their future.  Even if there a failures ahead they must big strong enough to learn from in order to achieve their goals. Few things worth while will come easy. But with the support and respect of your Parents, Friends Classmate and Teachers anything can be achieved. He finished by quoting Dr. Seuss, “ Remember you are, Braver than you believe, Stronger then you seem, Smarter then you think, and Twice as Beautiful as you imagined.’
  Then Ms Alexis Barbee  spoke on how a key to her success, and that of her Classmates, is due to the support, caring, guidance, and sometime unwanted pushing, of her Parents to help the Student meet and surpass the challenged they face.  To show their appreciation each Student then delivers a rose to their family in the Audience.  Next Ms. Liah Bernabel  addressed the address to the Class of 2021.
   The announcement of the individual awards and certificates to the members of the sixth grade class. First Principal Collins then announced a special honour to one of the Steen Parent.  This was a Parent who over the past 7 years served on the Steen PTO and helped with fundraising and events that benefited all the Students at Steen. Ms. Stacy Fowler was given  gift and a Bouquet in recognition of all her work. Other awards announced were for:  Creative Arts, Sportspersonship Award, The American Legion Award, Leadership Awards, the PTO Awards,  The Principal Caring Award, Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence and Academic achievement, The VFW Highest Grade Point Averages. 
  After all the Student awards were announced Principal Collins acknowledged Teacher Ms. Cindy Piano on her retirement after 22 years of teaching in Bogota.  This was followed by a video tribute to the Sixth Grade Class of 2021 by the Teachers. They congratulated the Students on their achievements and wished them success in the future.
   Finally Principal Collins presented the Certificates of Promotions to the graduating Class of 2021. 52 Students  will graduate this year, and all but 4 were in attendees The names of those graduates who participating online were also announced  first so that can also be recognized.
   When the final certificates were presented, and the new Alumni of Steen School accepted the applause from those gathered. The last act the Steen Class of 2021 did together was to face their family and launch a confetti shower in their direction for a grand farewell.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Bixby Class of 2021

 17-June-2021
   On Wednesday-16-June the E.Roy Bixby School in Bogota held their Sixth Grade Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. A replay of this event can be found on the Bogota School District You Tube page at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPMso8xdvhI
  This will be the final Sixth Grade Class graduating from Bixby School. They also represent the  inaugural Seventh grade class of the new Bogota Middle School starting in the all of 2021.
 The Bixby Principal Mr. Damon Englese welcome those who attended the program. of the ceremony. He introduced Mr. Gabriel Velez  who lead the audience in the pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. In his address Principal Englese praised the Staff, Parents,  and most importantly the Students for the continuing work they needed to over come the current situation. He talked about the Graduates experience at Bixby School was the ground work for then to build on. The knowledge and Life lessons they have learned will help them with the challenges of High School and beyond. Principal Englese asked the Student to keep dreaming big, while being the best version of themselves in the process. 
  The next speaker was Bogota School District Superintendent Mr. Damian Kennedy.  He told the graduates that while this may be a first step in their lives, the education they received at Bixby was a solid foundation to build on. The Student need to keep looking for new experiences and ideas in their future.  Even if there a failures ahead they must big strong enough to learn from in order to achieve their goals. Few things worth while will come easy. But with the support and respect of your Parents, Friends Classmate and Teachers anything can be achieved.
  Then Ms Anushka Shah talked about her, and her Classmates,  experiences  at Bixby School. Next Ms. Mariana Serna gave her speech of what it was like to in the Sixth grade over the passed year.
   The announcement of the individual awards and certificates to the members of the sixth grade class. First  Principal Englese then announced the Principal’s Award winner to Mr. Frankie Palagano. Then came the awards for: Highest Academic Average, The American Legion Awards, the Leadership & Sportsmanship awards,  the PTO Awards, and improvement  certificates. Next came the introduction of the Student Council and attendance certificates. This was followed by the Presidential Awards for Academic Excellence and Academic  achievement. 
   Finally Principal Englese present the Certificates of Promotions to the graduating Class of 2021. 39 Students were able to attend in person. The names of those graduates who addend online were also announced so that can also be recognized.
   When the final certificates were presented, and the new Alumni of Bixby School accepted the applause from those gathered. Then they proceeded to leave the stage and join their Family  and Friends to celebrate together.  

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Weekend Event

16-June-2021

Some events happening in and around Bogota for the Weekend of June starting on Thursday-17-June. Please contact the provider for changes and updates. More events will be added as information is confirmed.

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Continuing
Teaneck, NJ
 The organization Never Alone Again Domestic Violence Organization & Resource Center (NAAG)  will host a covid -19 testing site. This will run  every Saturday from 10:30 a to 1:00p. Please Provide ID & Medical Insurance. If you don’t have medical insurance please provide ID. 
Their resource centre located at  668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ.
   For more information  on this and other services they provide.  And to volunteer or donate please go to: https://www.neveraloneagain.org/

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Continuing
Bogota
The Bogota Lady Bucs Baseball team has started a fundraiser for their 2021-22 season. This can be found on their snap raise page accessible at: Lady Bucs Basketball  This will continue until Friday-25-June.  Donations will go to  upgrading teams equipment and  uniforms.  Fundraising will also help  improve technology and  will aid with the expenses of off season training and other travel costs. 
   
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Thursday-17-June
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host a Virtual Storytime on Thursdays at 10:30a
To register for this event visit: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7638547
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Thursday-17-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host an in-person outdoor After school Storytime  at 4:30p
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Thursday-17-June
Bogota

The Bogota Public library will host the second of a two part a virtual lecture for using a Genealogy Research. This will be presented by  Mr. Eric Migdal.  This will focus on creating a family tree. This event will take place virtually on Zoom. Register to receive participation information.  To sign-up please go to: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7701488
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Thursday-17-June
Teaneck, NJ
    The Teaneck Farmers Market  will open for the 2021 Season. This will be every Thursday until October. The Market is located at in the Parking lot at Garrison Ave. & Beverly Rd.  It is open from 12:00 noon to 6:00p  

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Thursday-17-June
Teaneck, NJ
  The Cedar Ln Management Group will again Sponsor free Zumba lessons. This will occur every Thursday in June starting at 7:00p and be held at the Pedestrian Plaza at Chestnut Ave. Classes will be led by Darlene Fulton Marshall.  All  ages and skills are welcome. It is asked that anyone wishing to participate bring their own mat, or towel and water. 

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Friday-18-June
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Offices will be closed for the Juneteeth Holiday




Saturday-19-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library  will be closed for the Juneteeth Holiday



Saturday-19-June
Ridgefield Park, NJ

Bergen NAACP will celebrate Juneteenth at Overpeck County Park's Amphitheater from 12:00n to 6:00p. The festival will include Juneteenth history presentations, NAACP awards, health screenings, Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations, performances, spoken word poetry, voter registration, free books for kids and a job fair. The group Total Eclipse will perform.

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Saturday-19-June
Hackensack, NJ

  The City of Hackensack will host its First Annual Juneteeth Festival.  This will take place at Carver Park  is located at 2nd St. and Clay St. Hackensack, NJ. It is open from 9:00a to 2:00p. There will be a Flag Ceremony scheduled for 10:00a

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Sunday-20-June
Ridgefield Park, NJ 
The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding a All you can eat Breakfast for Fathers Day 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-June
Bogota

The Bogota Public Library will host a virtual Bendy Bookworm Magical Melodies Mashup.  Sing, move, and read along with Mr. Chris and Miss Danielle in this special music and yoga story time program. To register  please go to: https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7785357
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Monday-21-June
Bogota
The Bogota Library will host Tech Mondays Each week you can test out your technology skills in a a fun and interactive way. To register  please go to:   https://bccls.libcal.com/event/7849996  
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