Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Lillian M. Steen Class of 2024

 18-June-2024

  On Thursday-13-June, the Lillian M. Steen School in Bogota held their Promotion Ceremony for the Class of 2024. This was held in the Moore Gym. 
  Mr. Zain Mahran and Mr. Satiago Mora led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Students of the Class of 2024 sang America the Beautiful. Next Steen Principal Ms. Kelly DeCongelio welcomed all those in attendance. She congratulated the Students for their achievements in school and asked they remember the Friends, Teachers, events, and other times as apart of Steen School. Principal DeCongelio told the Students to use all these experiences and move on to the next step however they liked.
  Then Superintendent Mr. Damian Kennedy talked about how the Students years in Steen can be used as lesson for their future. He told of the achievements made by this year’s Senior Class of Bogota High School. He added that with years of dedication and perseverance their results could be the same.
 Then the Student Speakers addressed the audience. There was a group of four Student speakers, they were: Ms. Arabella Leonardo, Ms. Natalie De La Rosa, Ms. Natale Lara, and Ms. Anabella Acencio. They talked about all the experiences at Steen School. From the first days of kindergarten, making new Friends, meeting the Teachers, going on field trips, playing in concerts, or just having fun together as memories of Steen School they will always carry with them.
 This was followed by a series of Students thanking the staff who helped during their time in school. The Security Officers that kept them safe. The Custodians who worked hard cleaning, repairing, and preparing for lunch so they could have a pleasant environment to learn in. The Bus Driver letting them travel to interesting places and bringing them back home. The support staff who would help them when needed and caring for them as much as the Teachers. All the Teachers who help them learn and grow. Along with Ms. Fowler who buzzed them into the building when they were late, arrange for books, homework, or instruments to be dropped off that the school, or contacting a Parent if needed.
   After this a number of school awards were announce. Some of the awards were The VFW Post #5561 for Highest Academic Achievement won by Ms. Caitlyn Lantigua and Mr. Abraham Alvarez.
  Other awards were for, Citizenship Award, Leadership Award, Sportsmanship, PTO awards, Safety Patrol, Student Council, and Perfect Attendance.
   Finally, the time came to have the 2024 Fifth Grade Class of the Lillian M. Steen school receive their Certificates of Promotion from Principal DeCongelio. When the final certificate was presented, Students Ms. Safina Torres and Mr. Josiah Rivera thank all the Parents for their love, and support over the years. Each of the Students had a rose to give their Parents before moving on to the next part of their Education.
 
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Heat Advisory

 18-June-2024

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the next serval days.  Information is for local area around Teterboro Airport. For more information, please visit their website at:








HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.


- WHAT...Heat index values of 95-100 expected during the afternoon
  and early evening each day.
-WHERE...Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern
  Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and
  Western Union Counties.
-WHEN...From noon today to 8 PM EDT Thursday.
- IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
  illnesses.


AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM EDT TUESDAY.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an
Air Quality Action Day for the following counties:
Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Essex, and Union
 from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Tuesday.
An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the
region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.


    This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southern Connecticut,
northeast New Jersey and southeast New York.
DAY ONE...Today and tonight.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
   Heat Advisory.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday.
Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather.gov on the
Internet for more information about the following hazards.
   Heat Advisory.
The peak of the heat wave is expected Thursday and Friday with heat
indices reaching 95 to around 103 during the afternoon hours. Heat
indices will be more marginal for Saturday, and peak around or just
over 95.
                 














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Monday, June 17, 2024

Hollywood Magic Dance Recital

 

17-June-2024
 On Saturday-15-June,  the Isabel’s School of Dance held their first major recital. This took place on the Bogota High School Stage with the theme of Hollywood Magic. The program started with a video of the rehearsals and preparation for the show.
  The first performer was Ballet II’s Ms. Dafne Garcia in a solo dance. The first-class group to take the stage 
performed the Unicorn Ballet. Then a Trio from Beginner's Ballet Class performed.  Ms. Charlotte Castano from Ballet I then had a duet with instructor Ms. Isabel Herandez. Next came performances were ‘Get Down Granny” “Born to Entertain” and “I Wanna Party”
  A Tap Class duet danced to “Putting on the Ritz”. Followed by the Hip Hop Class dancing. The final performance was a duet by instructors Ms. Ariana Pizarro and Ms. Isabel Herandez.
  To end the afternoon all the dancers came on stage to take a group bow and were presented with awards commemorating their onstage performance.
  For more information about Isabel’s School of Dance, or to sign up for their Summer Class please go to: https://www.isabelsschoolofdance.com/

 
 
 
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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Bogota High School Class of 2024

 

16-June-2024
 On Friday-14-June, the Bogota High School Class of 2024 held their Commencement Ceremony in Speary Gym. Principal Dr. Jeannie Paz welcomed the attendees to the 97th graduating class in the school's history with 91 Seniors.
  The program started with  Ms. Makayla Douglas giving  the Flag Salute. Next was Mr. Joshua Friedman leading in singing the National Anthem. This was followed by Principal Paz telling the Student that in her first year as Principal she saw the classes unique individuality, showing their resilience and potential. She was followed by Superintendent of Bogota Schools Mr. Damian Kennedy who mentioned how this group of Seniors needed to overcome different obstacles over their school career. He congratulated them  for not allowing a Global Pandemic, Wildfires in Canada, Earthquakes, even the storm and the brief power surge that forced the moved the into the gym to stop them from enjoying this event. He continued in saying that the 91 Seniors had 110 acceptances from Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools. With over  9.3 million dollars in Scholarships and awards. Superintendent Kennedy asked four Seniors, Ms. Anabel Jimenez, Ms. Makayla Douglas, Mr. David Castillo, and Mr. Joshua Gesmundo to stand up. He said that  they have also earn an Associate Degree from Bergen Community College while completing their Senior year.
 The next speaker was the Salutatorian Ms. Anabel Jimenez Lora. She started with remembering first entering Bixby School, enjoying making friends, meeting the Teachers, attending events, and going on field trips. She admitted not wanting to take the naps that the School Nurse recommended. Then  moving to Middle School making more friends and having bigger field trips. But the need to work harder in class made the idea of regular naps convenient.
  When entering High Schools there were even harder classes, but also more social event and the chance of competing in Varsity Sports. She added that attending a small local school  like Bogota the events are shared with all the other Students. In ending Ms. Jimenez would quote Bad Bunny: In life the one truth is everything changes, but the good stays the same. She then thanked her family and congratulated her Classmates.
  Next the Bogota Concert Band played “Bink’s Sake” under the direction of Mr. David Abraham.
  The Keynote Speaker was Mr. Jim Dorey, President, and COO of Inserra Supermarkets. He started by looking at the other Students and Audience members and asked them to think about how they have supported the Graduates to help to get to this moment. More advice was to seek out guidance  when possible, allow your self to support growth in others, which could allow you to grow more. Mr. Dorey added the future has no limits and helping  the community in the way best for you. And always try to Keep learning and growing.
   In the Valedictorian address Ms. Zaara Ahmed talked about the Milestone for her Classmates and herself. This day is to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2024. Ms. Ahmed recalled the challenge of needing to start High School on a Crome Book, and the perseverance to make it to this day. She would than thanked all the Families for lifting the spirits of the Student. Along with the Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and others for being apart of their journey through Bogota High School.
   This was followed by the Bogota High School Choir singing " I’ll Always Remember You" under the Direction of Mr. Michael Prachthauser.
 Then all the Seniors  of 2024 would be rewarded with their Diplomas.
 Members of the Student Council Ms. Anabel Jimenez Lora, Ms. Makayla Douglas Ms. Shahd Mohamed, and Mr. Paul Vargas led the Graduates in the Ephebic Oath. Then they announced their class gift to the school will be an awning for Feigel Field Fieldhouse.
  Ms. Darli Gonzalez led the Graduates in singing of the Alma Mater. And Class President Ms. Makayla Douglas led the Graduates in moving their tassels from the right to the left, as they counted down for the cap toss signaling they have become the latest Alumni of the Bogota High School.
 
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Saturday, June 15, 2024

This Weeks Events

 

15-June-2024
 
Some events happening in and around Bogota and Ridgefield Park for the week starting on Sunday-16-June. Please contact the provider for changes and updates. More events will be added as information is confirmed.
                         
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Continuing:
Bogota
Starting on Monday-10-July PSE&G will be working on W. Ft Lee Rd. between River Rd and Elm Ave. between 7:30am and 5:30pm. This to install new, durable plastic and/or coated steel gas piping. For more information, please visit their website at https://pseg.com/gaswork or call 833-661- 6100.
 
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Continuing:
Bogota
Sign-up for the 2024 Bogota Recreation Summer can be made at:


 
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Continuing:
Ridgefield Park, NJ
 The Village of Ridgefield Park has made available the sign up and the trial period for their Food Waste Municipal Composting Program through the end of the year.
 Information at: https://ow.ly/Hsg750RfGC2
 


 
 
Sunday-16-June
Ridgefield Park, NJ
The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will be holding an All you can eat Father's Day Brunch. This will start at 8:30a.  Prices are $12.00 for Adults and $7.00 for student 8 and under. The Breakfast will feature an Omelets 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-17-June
Bogota     
The Bogota Public Library will have a 1,2,3 Come & Read with me workshop at 12:00n.
This will be an afternoon of interactive literacy including Spanish and English stories and songs.Ven a disfrutar con nosotros de una tarde de cuentos y canciones en español e inglés.
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-17-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have Kids Book Club starting at 4:00p. They can be pick-up at the Young Adult Area, limit one per person. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
 
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Monday-17-June
Bogota     
The Bogota Public Library will host a Layered Terrarium Workshop at 7:00p. It will be presented by Robin of Garden Arts. It be held in the second floor Seniors Centre and is open to the PublicFor 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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Tuesday-18-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will host their next Makers Lab event. at 4:00p. This will be held in from of the Library. Registrations are required. For more information please about this and other Library events visit their website at:  The Bogota Public library is located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ.
http://www.bogotapubliclibrary.org/
 
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Tuesday-18-June
Bogota
 
The Bogota Public Library will host the Art Kids Academy starting start at 6:30p. and be held in the second floor Seniors Centre. Registrations are requiredFor 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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Tuesday-18-June
Bogota
Bogota Board of Education will hold their Regular Meeting at 7:00p. To address such matters of business as may be brought before the Board and on which it shall take action, together with an executive session, if needed, from which the public shall be excluded. This meeting will be held at Bogota High School Cafeteria, located at 2 Henry C. Luthin Pl, Bogota, NJ and will also be held remotely. Members of the public may observe and participate in the public portion of the meetings by clicking and following the aforementioned link of the District’s website or by calling: One tap mobile: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87485478907 Or One tap mobile : +16469313860,,87485478907# US Webinar ID: 874 8547 8907 Members of the public may provide comment during the portions of the meeting reserved for public comment on the Consent Agenda and for public comment on any issue by typing in questions or comments in the chat function of the broadcast or by calling the number above and pressing *9 to "raise your hand." A copy of the Agenda for the Board’s meeting is available to the public at https://www.bogotaboe.com/Page/2279 In advance of the remote public meeting, the Board shall allow public comments to be submitted to the Board Secretary by electronic mail and in written letterform by Tuesday-18-June 10:00a to Mr. Irfan Evcil, Board Secretary at:  ievcil@bogotaboe.com
 
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Tuesday-18-June
Ridgefield Park, NJ 
The Ridgefield Park Elks Lodge # 1506 will host a Tuesday Night Dinner Chicken Marsala with Fettuccine and desert.  This will take place in the Elks lodge is located at the 30 Spruce St. Ridgefield Park, NJ.  The event will start at 6:00p a with a donation of $12.00 per person.  Dinner will include salad and desert. For information or to reserve a seat please contact Cathy Graef at 201-702-0147 or Maryann Applegate at 201-522-6427 deadline is Monday-17-June.
 
 
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Wednesday-19-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will be closed in celebration of Juneteenth. They will reopen at their regular time on Thursday-20-June.  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-19-June
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Board of Recreation meeting starting at 7:00p. The meeting will be held in the Recreation Center located at 162 W. Main St. Bogota, NJ This is an In-person meeting only.  More information can be found at https://www.bogotaonline.org/ 
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Thursday-20-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have a Children Storytime at 10:30a in-person.  And their Adventure Storytime at 3:30p. This will take place at the second floor Senior Center. Registrations are required.  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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Thursday-20-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will hold a Field Station Dinosaur Show at 2:00p. It will take place in Olsen Park. Registration is required, more information, and to register 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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Thursday-20-June
Bogota
The Bogota Public Library will have Adult Crafting event at 6:00p. This will take place at the second floor Senior Center.  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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Thursday-20-June
Bogota
The Bogota Borough Council meeting starting at 7:30p. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers located at 375 Larch Ave. Bogota, NJ. This is an In-person meeting only.  More information can be found at https://www.bogotaonline.org/
 
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Friday-21-June
Bogota
 The Bogota Recreation Center will hold their next Barr Karate Class stating at 6:00p for ages 6 to 12. For more information, please go to:   https://www.bogotarec.org/
 
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Friday-21-June
Teaneck, NJ
The Women’s support group "Never Alone Again" and the Bergen County Food Security Task Force is offering hot meals to go curbside pick-up every Friday starting at 5:00p This will be held at their resource center located at 668 American Legion Dr. Teaneck, NJ. For more information, please call 201-289-1718 or visit their website at www.neveraloneagain.org 
 
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Saturday-22-June
Bogota
 The Bogota Football Team is holding a Fundraising Carwash in front of the High School. It will start at 10:00a. Exterior washing is $10.00. with other items available. 

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Saturday-22-June
Ridgefield Park, NJ
Ridgefield Park Nature Preserve will host a Lenape Lifeways event presented by Ms. Carla Messinger starting at 1:00p.  Ms. Messinger talked about Lenape Culture, with a Guided walked to follow It will start at the E. Grand St. Entrance. For more information go to https://www.ridgefieldpark.org/environmental-commission

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