Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New JFK High School Athletic Field

Woodbridge Township School District Facilities Improvement Project
Announces Ground-Breaking & Start of Construction
of New JFK High School Athletic Field 

(John F. Kennedy Memorial High School) - 
      Mayor John E. McCormac, Dr. Robert Zega, Superintendent, Woodbridge Township School District and members of the Woodbridge Township School District Facilities Improvement Project announced the groundbreaking and start of construction of a new John F. Kennedy Memorial High School Football and Athletic Field at a JFK High School ground-breaking ceremony.

Mayor McCormac and Dr. Zega noted that the new JFK High School synthetic turf football and multi-purpose athletic field replaces the original grass turf field built subsequent to the construction of JFK High School in 1964.  The new JFK multi-purpose athletic field will accommodate Varsity and Junior Varsity football, boys and girls soccer, the JFK Cheerleader Team and Marching Band.  The synthetic turf field will sport the JFK Mustang logo in center field and the JFK Mustang at each end zone.   

The WHS stadium is part of the larger School District Facilities Improvement Project initiative by the Township to rehabilitate School District sport and athletic fields, spectator stadium bleachers and stands, playgrounds, auditorium theatres, and other public-use school facilities.  The investment in new and revitalized public school facilities is financed through tax incentives (Payments in Lieu of Taxes or PILOT’s) that corporations and businesses pay to the Township when they locate a new business or expand an existing business.  The Township bond to finance the projects – funded via corporate PILOT agreements - will remove the financial obligation from the School Board to fund facilities projects directly from the annual school budget, allowing more funds in the school budget for curriculum and direct classroom expenditures that will serve to further improve the education of each and every student in Woodbridge Township.  As importantly, the school facility renovation and upgrade initiative benefits the entire community and serves to dramatically improve property values.  By implementing the PILOT financing, school district tax funds are not being spent on sport or recreation infrastructure, but are reserved for educational amenities.  The JFK High School football and multi-purpose athletic field is budgeted for $980,000 via funding derived from the CPV PILOT project. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

JFK Tricky Tray COMING SOON!!!

Do you have your tickets yet?  The JFK TRICKY TRAY is on Saturday, April 12th!  Doors open at 4, calling starts at 6, and tickets are $10 - get them at JFK, call the number on the sign, or call Mary Alice Jacko at 732-925-4670.  But you better get them soon, because this is a great night out, and you don't want to miss it!

The JFK Tricky Tray is known for having some great prizes, and this year is no exception!  Some of the prizes are:
Lots of gift certificates, to places like - the Cheesecake Factory, Bertuccis, Rugs and Riffys, Applebees, Houlihans,  Maggianos... hair salons... Disney tickets (4 one-day park hoppers!), Jenkinsons, rollerskating, Keansburg... Yankee tickets, Trenton Thunder, Somerset Patriots, Raceway park... Bob's Furniture, Gem Limousine, D'Aprile's....

There's also a Coach bag, and fabulous packages like the tiki bar, camping, and patio furniture packages. There are 50/50's, the Birthday game, a mystery prize!, and a Golden Ticket which you enter to win a ticket for every prize drawing, so you'll be in it to have at least one chance in every drawing!

The tricky supports Project Graduation at JFK High School every year.  It's a great cause and a lot of fun, so get your tickets today!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Shop for a Cure" Fundraiser April 4th

Elizabeth Grehl Breden grew up in Iselin.  Now, though, she lives in Robbinsville with her loving husband and two beautiful daughters. 
Elizabeth's daughter Kelly, is non-verbal and has been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome since the age of 3.  In honor of Kelly, Elizabeth is holding a fundraiser/vendor show called "Shop for a Cure." 

 "Shop for a Cure" will be held Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:00 PM, at the Foxmoor Clubhouse at 200 Hutchinson Road in Robbinsville, NJ. All proceeds will benefit Girl Power 2, and in particular, "Rett University," a Girl Power on-line school for education professionals where they can share their knowledge of new technologies and strategies to teach communication skills to non-verbal children.  

At the "Shop for a Cure" vendor show, various vendors with different unique products will come together to raise money.  Thirty-One, Party Lite, Avon, Tupperware, Longaberger Baskets, Sew Cute Doll Clothes, Essential Body Wear, Cookie Lee, Origami Owl, Tastefully Simple, and Mary Kay will all be represented.  There will also be music, refreshments, baked goods and some fabulous door prizes.  It will be a fun evening out for a great cause.

Tickets to the event can be purchased for $10 by contacting Elizabeth Breden at 732-754-5620 or

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

What a winter!

Hi all... long time no see! Here is a picture of my lovely lawn in the current ice storm... So far we are two days over our allowed number of snow days for the school district.  The word I hear is that (unless they've changed their minds- which I doubt they do - ) we will have to give back the day for the President's Day weekend, and now one of the days on Spring Break.  Oh well, it's still better than driving in this weather.  Stay warm!