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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Board of Education

21-November-2018
  On Tuesday-20-November the Bogota Board of Education held their meeting for November. In his Superintendent's Report Mr Damien Kennedy first mention that the over the Thanksgiving Holiday some additional Asbestos Abatement  to some rooms on the lower level. . Also the upper level of the parking lot was paved and  is available for use. The painting of spaces will also take place over the Holiday break.
 Another announcement Mr. Kennedy made was that with the use of the District's new gmail account there will be a filler that will alert schools official if any suspicious activities are present in messages sent on it.  This will work with the new "Speak-up" program which will allow Students to report dangerous ,or suspicious actives to school officials.
 His final announcement was the participation of some of the male teachers in growing their beards for "Movember". Then the Students gave in donations to suggest how the bread should be trimmed. This raise over $300, and the results can be seen at: https://twitter.com/bogota high school.
   The Board approved all the Agenda Items some personnel items of note was the acceptance of Karol Misa as Varsity Bowling Coach. And the hiring of Ken Varon as the new Varsity Bowling Coach. Other new coaching placement are Amanda Breiss as Head Cheerleading Coach , and Miranda Rumack as Assist Coach. Edwin Fiscal hired as a Varsity Wrestling Assist Coach. Boula Takla to coach Middle School Wrestling , and Brain Appleton to continue to coach in the Weight Room. 
   In public comment on parent talked about the new crossing  on Palisades Ave, in front of the High School. She said that not all drivers are obeying the warning lights and could there be an Crossing Guard assigned to the area. She was told that because it it a public street that Guard must be assigned by the Borough of Bogota. One Trustee said he will contact the Police Chief about the situation there. 
  The final item was that the Swearing in Ceremonial for the trustees voting in during the election in November will occur on Thursday-3-January-2019 at 6:00p. Eileen Lewis, Kathy VanBuren, and Michael Connors will be given the oath of office at that time. 
  The next Board of Education meeting  is scheduled to take place on Tuesday-18-December , and will start at 7:00p. This will be held in the High School Cafeteria  located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin place. Access to the High School is again through, near the Gym on the North side of the building.  This is open to the public.


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Trinity 100

19-November-2018
  On Sunday-18-November the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bogota, NJ celebrated their 100 Anniversary.
 Just over a century ago,  on Sunday-10-November- 1918 the Trinity held its first Worship Service  Bogota. This was lead by Reverend F.P.Wilhelm  of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church , Missouri Synod.  The Service was held at Central Ave Firehouse.  It is reported it was attended by 43 People. Trinity's first Pastor in Residence was Daniel Kleist and was installed on 9-September -1919. Groundbreaking for the Current building was started on 15-March-1920. 
 In its 100 years of service to Bogota Trinity has reached out to assist, not only the local community, but has joined relief efforts world wide. Trinity has work with Churches of other demonstrations and faiths in helping anyone in need. 
   In 1982  the Sunday School expanded  into the rest of the week to become the Trinity Lutheran School and offers pre-school and Kindergarten classesThis days Service was attended by an overflow gathering of present & past Worshipers. 
    The Congregation was welcomed by Pastor Rachel Zarnke.  During the beginning of the service a number of parishioners called the History of Trinity Church adding their own thoughts of being apart of this historic day.  Following  this the Joyful Noise Choir sang a couple of songs.
   The Sermon was delivered by former Pastor Reverent Stephen Bouman. He started with his feeling of returning to the Church he lead over a Quarter Century ago. Pastor Bouman then wondered if those first in at the initial service would have been able to think of what the Church would look like now. He then talked of  Trinity's place in the Borough, and the World is continuing to grow. Pastor Bouman added that what more needs to be done after this Service, as Trinity moves into its next century. 
   Recently retired Pastor Peter Olsen led the  Congregation in the Apostle's Creed and the communal greeting of everyone in attendance to each other. The Communion was conducted by Pastor  Zarnke and Former Pastor David Meyer. After the final Benediction and the Recessional  members of Trinity Lutheran Church  moved into the future.


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Sunday, November 18, 2018

This Weeks Events

15-November-2018

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the weekend starting on Friday-16-November. 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 


  Starting on Sunday-1 July-2018 the Borough of Bogota will change the ordnance in what can be recycled. Bottle & cans recycling pick-up the Borough of Bogota will now be limited to: Aluminium, Glass, Bi-metal/Tin cans. Aluminium foils and pie plates will be accepted but must be clean. Plastic Containers with the symbol  1, 2, or 5  only  will also be accepted.   All recyclable material must be placed in  reusable trash receptacles.  Items places in plastic bag will not be collected. Paper and cardboard recycling remains unchanged.
   The  collectible the products that have been removed from the accepted list will now be accepted by The Borough of Bogota in cooperation with the Ridgefield Park  environmental commission and collected in a separate way. The Trex Corporation has provided bins to accept the following item. Grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrapping, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, zip lock & other re-seal able bags, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All  recyclable materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. For every 500 pounds of plastic collected the Trex Corporation will donate a new park bench, made from recycled materials. The benches will be donated to both Bogota and Ridgfield Park on a rotating basis. As of now a Trex collection bin is in the lobby of the Bogota Borough Hall and  the Bogota Public Library can be accessed  during  regular business hours. More bins are planned for other locations in the future.
  The collection day under the new rules will be Thursday-5-July (due to the Fourth of July Holiday) Then every other Wednesday. 

  For more information please see the accompanying poster below.







Continuing 

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 -17- December after that date all yard waste must be placed in brown leaf bags for pick-up. 



Sunday-18-November 
Bogota
    Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a special service in celebration of their 100th Anniversary. This will take place at 3:00p and lead by Rev. Stephen Bouman. For more information please contact them at: tlc100years@gmail.com
    Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 167 Palisades Ave Bogota, NJ



Sunday-18-November 

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-19-November
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will present  Coffee, Cookies, and Colouring. This is designed to have a moment of relaxation by joining other for some cookies & coffee while passing the time to do some colouring. This is open to anyone 16 years of age or over. It will run from 6:00p-7:00p. 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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Monday-19-November 
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-20-November  

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-20-November 
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-20-November 
Bogota
     The Bogota Board of Education meeting  for September.  This is schedule to he held in the Bogota High School Cafeteria. The meeting is schedule to start at 7:00p . This is open to the public. The Cafeteria is located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin Pl. Bogota. NJ

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Tuesday-20-November 
Bogota                  
 The next Planning Board meeting will be on Tuesday -9 October 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 -21-November 
Bogota

Bogota Beautiful has their next board meeting starting at 7:30p. This is schedule to take place at the Kennedy Emergency Service Building located at 69 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ. The Public is welcome to attend. For more information please visit their website at: 
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Wednesday-21-November
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-22-November
Bogota
                                                               Thanksgiving 

                   

The Office of Bogota Borough Hall will be closed
The Bogota Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday
Bogota Public Schools will be closed and reopen on Monday-26-November 
St. Joseph's School will be closed and reopen on Monday-26-November 
Trinity School  will be closed and reopen on Monday-26-November 
Bogart will be closed and reopen on Monday-26-November



Bogota Sports   

Sunday-18-November
Cross Country-                NJISSA   Meet of Champions  at Holmdel Park. 10:00a


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