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UPCOMING GBCS EVENTS
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONTACT US

429 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

New Brunswick NJ 08901

Phone: 732-448-1052

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LOCAL WEATHER



School Climate Survey

for Students!

June 2019 - Elementary School Climate Survey

June 2019 - Middle School - School Climate Survey








Summer Meals for NJ Kids

To find open sites, parents can visit the USDA summer meals sitefinder, text “food” to 9779 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

With the school year winding down, organizations across New Jersey are gearing up to serve fresh, healthy summer meals to children and teens in communities across the state.

Funded through the USDA, these meals must meet USDA nutritional guidelines, which call for balanced foods that contain low salt and sugar and whole grains. This summer, New Jersey expects to have about 1,300 sites across the state serving meals to children and teens 18 and under.

Not only do these programs provide nutritious meals, many also give kids a chance to engage in fun, healthy activities during the summer months. Schools districts, local recreation departments, food banks and other community organizations act as summer meal sponsors, providing food to sites throughout a community and, often, neighboring communities.

The meals are served at parks, schools, pools, libraries, recreation programs and other places where children congregate in the summer.

Some sites require children to be enrolled in a recreation or academic program. Others are “open” sites where any child can go to receive free, healthy meals. At open sites, parents do not need to provide proof of income, residence or any other identification. They can simply bring their child to a site for a meal in their community.

To find open sites, parents can visit the USDA summer meals sitefinder, text “food” to 9779 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY. It’s best to check with the site before visiting to be sure they serve meals to any child, regardless of whether they are registered with the program.

Unfortunately, too few children and parents know they can receive these meals at sites throughout their communities.

You can help! The New Jersey Food for Thought Campaign has posted a local outreach toolkit, flyers and social media messages.

Please share these messages with your e-networks, post on social media and distribute flyers in your community.

Working together, we can ensure that no New Jersey child goes hungry this summer and that all children return to school in September with the nourishment they need to thrive and succeed.


Greater Brunswick Charter School Eighth Graders Get Professional Fitness Training in Rutgers Pilot Program



https://sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu/2019/06/greater-brunswick-charter-school-eighth-graders-get-professional-fitness-training-in-rutgers-pilot-program/



 



 


GBCS Re-Enrollment Process:

Parents/Guardians: Re-enrollment  is completed online. You must re-enroll your student(s) for the 2019-2020 school year using the following link:


https://greaterbrunswick.schoolmint.net/


If you have any questions, please call the main office: 732.448.1052


School Climate Survey!


 

This is our annual GBCS survey; your input matters!  The results of this survey will help us create the goals for our 5-year Strategic Plan and help us improve our school.  This is our 20th anniversary, the perfect time to reflect on our past and plan our future!  

Click the link below to access the survey in both English and Spanish.  

2019 School Climate Survey - English

2019 Encuesta sobre el ambiente de la escuela - español


 


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
This is a summary of what Vanessa Jones learned during her ten days in Finland.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_XxQ2aKUHqKT0WRA3CAbrvaYWVsI-GcyfHdH95ENRgs/edit?usp=sharing
Ms. Vanessa is learning about Finland's education system through a Fulbright grant. Follow her journey here:

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

 

   

 




https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g7tjgYqYMZXf2PcbZBUkiHh6OTEeFvdEn3EiwUU4JL8/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g7tjgYqYMZXf2PcbZBUkiHh6OTEeFvdEn3EiwUU4JL8/edit?usp=sharing

 


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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