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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Board of Education

20-November-2019
On Tuesday-19-November the Bogota Board of Education held their second meeting for the month of November.
  In
Superintendent Damian Kennedy he yielded the floor to Eric Thomasevich of the accounting firm of Lerch, Vinci, & Higgins. Mr. 
Thomasevich  gave the financial report for the fiscal year ending on 30- June-2019. Mr. Thomasevich told the Trustees that the Bogota School district was in excellent financial shape. One of this main points was that the  School district surplus at the end of the 2019 fiscal year was 1. 5 million dollars. $800,000 of that is being used in the 2019-20 budget. While $700,000  will be used for tax relief in the 2020-21 budget.  Mr. Thomasevich gave the Trustees  only a few recommendations which pertained to record keeping, and contracts via any Cooperative Agreement over a certain ranged needs to have  be approved by Board  resolution.
   All agenda items were passed, including those on the consent agenda from the previous  board meeting. Items of note that were passed was to approve the resignation of Women's Basketball Coach Morgan Taylor effective immediately. This was followed by the appointment of Christina Minieri as acting Women's Basketball Head Coach. Another item approved was the submission for Preschool Education Aid for the 2020-21 school year in order to expand the  Preschool program in Bogota Public Schools. The board also approved of the settlement of the case against the School Board by former Superintendent  Dr. Letizia Pantoliano.
  In a discussion of old business one trustee asked Superintendent Kennedy if there is a progress report on the SLEO Class 3 officers. Mr Kennedy  said there has been no issues reported and they have been well received by Faculty and Staff.  Mr Kennedy also said that he meets with the offices and the Bogota Police Dept on a regular basis and is looking to contract with a fourth SLEO Class 3 officer in case the needs arrive.  
   The videos of these, and future, Board of Education meeting will be available at : Bogota BoE meeting video.  The meeting will be released once they are processed.  
   The Next Board of Education meeting will be on Tuesday-17-December. 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. 


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Free Delivery

19-November-2019
   The Bogota Public Library has announced the start of a new service for residents who can not travel to the Library. Beginning in December 2019 , the Library will offer a delivery service which will enable Bogota residents, who are unable to visit the library for an extended time due to illness or disability, to have books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines delivered right to their door for free. The new Homebound Delivery Service is available to any Bogota residents with valid library cards. Deliveries will be made once a week on Thursdays. Orders must be placed by phone or email by noon the Wednesday before a delivery.  The delivery person will also pick-up any items that need to be returned to the Library. Any requested item currently unavailable will be delivered upon availability.  members of the Library's staff will be making the deliveries.  All Homebound Delivery patrons are responsible for accepting books from library staff. If , for some reason, they cannot come to the door, a safe place must be designated where books can be left.  
  For more information or to become a Homebound Delivery patron, Bogota residents can call 201-488-7185 or email bogtcirc@bccls.org.


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Saturday, November 16, 2019

This Week's Events

17-November-2019

Some events scheduled to take place in and around Bogota, for the week starting on Sunday-17-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
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.

Continuing
until 30-November
Bogota

   Starting on Monday-18-November the Bogota Public Library will have a Autumn "Food for Fines" drive.  This will run until Saturday-30-November. Any Library card holder which has  a late fee will be able to donate a food item and receive a $1.00 credit per item donated.  All food donation must be a non-perishable item that is not past its expiration date. Items must be either can, or boxed good that are not damaged. Only non-refrigerated items will be accepted. All donation will go to the St. Joseph's of Bogota food bank.  Anyone wishing to make a cash donation should make them directly to the St. Joseph's food bank.
  Library material that are lost, or damaged and need to be replace will not be eligible for this program. Materials given out on a different Library card can not to used this this program. Only those taking out material on a card from the Bogota Public Library can  have the late fee be removed with a food donation. 
  For more information please  about this and other Library events visit their website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/   orby calling 201-488-7185

The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  
      
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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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Sunday-17-November
Bogota
  START II  hold an indoor garage sale at the Bogota Recreation Center. located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ.  This will run from 10:00a to 4:00p. There will gifts for both pets and their Human friends.
 All proceeds from this event will go to find homes for the Cats & Dog would need one. Including Spaying (or Neutering)  as well as shots of the animals looking to be adopted. 
   For more information please visit their website  at:  http://members.petfinder.com/~NJ40/index.html
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Monday-18-November
Bogota
 The Bogota Public  Library will have their Youth's Sewing Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 9-18.  This will teach anyone the art of sewing. There will be a chance to learn machine, and hand sewing as well as shown different project and types of material. This will be from 1:00p to 4:00p in the back reading room.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-18-November
Bogota
 The Bogota Public  Library will have their Video Game Club meeting.  This is  open to  Students ages 10-17.  This will have a variety of games at different stations to use. This will be from 5:00p to 6:00p on the second floor.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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
    The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Monday-18-November
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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

      
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Monday-18-November
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-18-November
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will  host the next evening of Coffee, Cookies, and Coloring.  This is a chance to relax and spend a moment with others over refreshment and do  some creative coloring.This will start at 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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  


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Monday-18-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-19-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-19-November
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host their Anime club for Students over the age of 10 years old. They will screen popular anime series. There will also be Japanese style snacks. Theses videos will be rated PG For more information, and to register for this program please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ or call at 201-488-7185 The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Tuesday-19-November
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host their Anime club for Students  in grades 8 and older over the age of 10 years old. They will screen popular anime series. There will also be Japanese style snacks. Theses videos will be rated PG For more information, and to register for this program please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ or call at 201-488-7185 The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Tuesday-19-November
Bogota
 The Bogota Public Library will host lecture about the history of New Jersey before and after the Revolutionary War. This will be present by Dr. Jonathan Mercantini  of Kean University For more information, and to register for this program please  about this and other Library events visit their web site at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/ or call at 201-488-7185 The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. 

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Tuesday-19-November
Bogota
The Bogota Board of Education  will have their  next meeting starting at 7:00p. This will be held in the  High School Cafeteria  located on the second floor of 2 Henry Luthin place Bogota, NJ.  The Public is invited to attend.

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Wednesday-20-November
Bogota


The Bogota Public Library will have a Baby Story time.This geared towards youngsters ages 0-2. This circle-time styled story time will be filled with stories, movement, and songs to help nurture the mind of your little one.  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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Wednesday-20-November
Bogota
  

The Bogota Public Library will have a workshop on how 3-D painting 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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Wednesday-20-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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Thursday-21-November
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-21-November
Bogota

The Bogota Public Library will present the movie "The Lion King " starting at 6:00p. Snacks will be sold for $1.00 each as a fundraiser for the library. This is recommended for an audience  of 18 years and older   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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  



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Friday-22-November
Bogota
  The Bogota public Library will hold an Escape from the Library event. This is scheduled to start at 6:00p and is open to Student from grade 7 to 12.
  For more information, email us or call 201-488-7185. 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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Saturday-22-November
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-22-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 website at :  http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.  

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Bogota Sports
Saturday-26-November
Volleyball -                           New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament of Champions  opening round #4 Bogota vs  #5 Demarest
 2:00p at William Paterson University  



       
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