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New Brunswick NJ 08901

Phone: 732-448-1052

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Congratulations Ms. Vanessa! 

Vanessa Jones, the Education Director of Greater Brunswick Charter School, is one of 10 educators from across the country selected for the Fulbright Leaders for Global Schools, a 10-day program that will send the participants to Finland for study and discussions with school leaders from that country. 

Click the link below to read the full article:


https://www.tapinto.net/towns/new-brunswick/articles/city-school-leader-tapped-for-international-fulbright-program

 


 Ms. Vanessa is learning about Finland's education system through a Fulbright grant. Follow her journey here:

https://msvanessajones.blogspot.com/2019/

 



March 1, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians:

A social media challenge called the “Momo Challenge" has resurfaced targeting children and young adults and has created concern throughout the country due to its disturbing nature.  The purpose of this letter is to make you aware of this challenge, provide you with information about it, and urge you to monitor your children’s use of social media and the Internet.


We encourage you to use this as an opportunity to remind your children to change email and social media passwords frequently, block unknown numbers, and not click on unidentifiable links.   While these digital venues are blocked on district-issued devices, individuals may still be able to access such sites through their personal devices and accounts. Currently, there are no confirmed uses of this “Momo Challenge” at GBCS, however, we feel it is important to share information to help build awareness and keep our students safe.

  • "NJ Schools: Momo Challenge..." from Patch

The link below will teach you about "13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About." 

  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids?utm_source=NEW+03012019+DEFAULT&utm_medium=email

For discussion purposes, I am also providing you with for more information related to student online safety.  

  • Digital-Citizenship

This link will take you to an article about teen suicide for parents/guardians. 

This challenge is not new and has been around for a few years.  There is no need for hysteria but there is a need to discuss the importance of online safety with our students.  Feel free to reach out to our school social workers, Martha Goz (x108) and Ivonne Gallego (x172) if you have any questions. 

Sincerely,

 

Vanessa Jones             

1 de Marzo de 2019.

Queridos Padres y Tutores:

Ha resurgido un reto en las redes sociales llamado “Momo Challenge”. Este reto esta dirigido a niños y jovenes y ha creado preocupacion en el pais debido a su contenido perturbador. El proposito de esta carta es para ponerlo al tanto de este reto, darle informacion e invitarlo a que monitoree el uso del Internet y las redes sociales de sus hijos.

Lo invitamos a que use esta oportunidad para recordarle a sus hijos de cambiar de contraseñas frecuentemente en sus correos y redes sociales, a que bloqueen los numeros desconocidos, y a no accesar a sitios  de internet desconocidos.  

Estos sitios estan bloqueados en las computadoras de la escuela pero las personas pueden tener acceso a estos sitios si usan sus computadoras o telefonos con sus cuentas personales. Actualmente no tenemos casos confirmados del “Momo Challenge” en GBCS, pero creemos que es importante compartir esta informacion para crear conciencia y mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros.

 

 "NJ Schools: Momo Challenge..." from Patch

 

La liga o sitio de abajo, le explica 13 retos que su hijo(a) quiza ya conoce "13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About." 

  • https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/viral-youtube-challenges-internet-stunts-popular-with-kids?utm_source=NEW+03012019+DEFAULT&utm_medium=email

Estos son sitios recomendados para que usted pueda iniciar una conversacion con sus hijos acerca de como mantenerse seguros en linea/Internet.

  • Digital-Citizenship

Esta liga para padres/tutores lo lleva a un articulo sobre suicidio en los adolescentes. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con las trabajadoras sociales de la escuela, Martha Goz (x108) y Ivonne Gallego (x172).

Sinceramente,

 

Vanessa Jones                                          

Directora de Educación 


 




 


Mile Run Brook Clean-Up On May 12, 2018 more than 150 people joined the Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, Greater Brunswick Charter School, Esperanza Neighborhood Partnership, Friends of Mile Run Brook and Elmwood Cemetery for a multi-site community clean-up and celebration of New Brunswick’s Mile Run Brook. The clean-up was enlivened by our roving “Trash Troubadour” – Dave Seamon – who engaged our volunteers with song and stories as they cleaned-up the stream. Our Trash Troubadour traveled with a large sculptural bread-and-puppets style bottle (made from trash found during prior clean-ups) that clean-up volunteers covered with messages of environmental hope. With thanks to all the volunteers for a great day of stewardship and celebration. And huge thanks to filmmaker Jessica Dotson for capturing this story of our wonderful New Brunswick, NJ community. - Heather Fenyk

Mile Run Brook clean-up - The Music Video

How many streams have their own music video? HUGE thanks to filmmaker Jessica Dotson for capturing the story of our May 2018 Mile Run Brook clean-up and community celebration. And a special shout out to our "Trash Troubadour" David Seamon for inspiring volunteers with song.








NJ DOE Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet Tours GBCS - Oct. 17, 2018

As part of the NJ Charter Review Tour, NJDOE Commissioner of Education visited GBCS on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Commissioner Repollet and his team were undeniably impressed by what is happening in our classrooms and school. They’ve asked us to share our Personal Education Plan materials and consider presenting our model at a conference they will hold. They recognized the impressive benefits of dual language education and loved being in our classrooms. They also noted our well established school culture, rooted in social emotional learning and restorative justice. 

What we do everyday impacts our community. Today was a day to showcase our program and enjoy positive feedback from professional educators.


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20th Anniversary Carnival!

We celebrated our 20th anniversary with a carnival made possible by Vera Bradley and Blessings in a Backpack. Thank you Blessings in a Backpack for sending food home on the weekends to support food security! Thank you Very Bradley for supporting Blessing in a Backpack...AND selecting GBCS as one of seven schools across the county to host a carnival. We LOVED it! We are grateful to Danielle Jonas for supporting Blessings in a Backpack and for visiting GBCS! It was wonderful to meet her and her husband, Kevin Jonas. You are welcome to come back ANY time



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Read More About Our 20th Anniversary Carnival Here:

http://greaterbrunswick.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=324190&pageId=8457128









Who Are We?

Greater Brunswick Charter School is a free, independent public school founded by area parents and educators in 1998. Located in a newly renovated building in New Brunswick, NJ, our school welcomes a diverse population from New Brunswick, Highland Park, and Edison, as well as other districts around the state.

We are committed to helping students develop strong academic and social skills in a culture that encourages independence and self-directed learning. Through our academic programs, our staff nurtures the students’ intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being and provides a well-rounded education of the highest standards.



 


Walk-a-thon

On Saturday, June 2nd , 2018, the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) will host its 16 th Annual Walk-a-thon.  The focus of our PTO is to provide funds for school field trips, providing meaningful learning experiences for kids. Toward this goal, we ask for your help. Any help you or your business could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Walk-a-thon

On Saturday, June 2nd , 2018, the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) will host its 16 th Annual Walk-a-thon.  The focus of our PTO is to provide funds for school field trips, providing meaningful learning experiences for kids. Toward this goal, we ask for your help. Any help you or your business could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Walk-a-thon

On Saturday, June 2nd , 2018, the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) will host its 16 th Annual Walk-a-thon.  The focus of our PTO is to provide funds for school field trips, providing meaningful learning experiences for kids. Toward this goal, we ask for your help. Any help you or your business could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Walk-a-thon

On Saturday, June 2nd , 2018, the Greater Brunswick Charter School (GBCS) will host its 16 th Annual Walk-a-thon.  The focus of our PTO is to provide funds for school field trips, providing meaningful learning experiences for kids. Toward this goal, we ask for your help. Any help you or your business could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Are you curious to learn about GBCS? Look no further! You will hear about our personal education plans, dual language program, and more! Enjoy our 4 minute video, recorded on May 23, 2017.






GBCS Enrollment Process:



2019-20 Enrollment Application


We are now accepting Waiting List applications!

Enrollment Applications will be accepted only through this link:

https://greaterbrunswick.schoolmint.net/signup

Please click the Sign Up  link to create a new account.

For assistance and lottery information please contact Lilia at:
732.448.1052 ext. 104 
-or-
lilia.fabila-guilbot
@greaterbrunswick.org







HIB Contact Information

Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Carmen Rine
Phone Number: 732-448-1052 extension 102
Email: carmen.rine@greaterbrunswick.org
Address:
Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Anti-Bullying Specialist: Martha Goz
Phone Number: 732-448-1052 extension 108
Email: martha.goz@greaterbrunswick.org
Address:
Greater Brunswick Charter School
429 Joyce Kilmer Ave
New Brunswick NJ 08901



Click the link below to view our HIB Policy:

HIB.pdf




Water Testing Results for GBCS

The complete and most updated lead testing report is available here:

J136140-1 UDS Level 2 Report Final Report - 6-30-17.pdf

J136140-1 Nj_Enhanced Final Report - 6-30-17.pdf







Cyberbullying Info for Parents

Please click the link below:


https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying?j=3539452&e=george.newton@greaterbrunswick.org&l=26783_HTML&u=53711424&mid=7000332&jb=0&utm_source=100716+Default&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly



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