Centric and Community Service Activities
CHILD, is active in advocating
for parents, growing awareness and promoting education and
resources within all areas of the community. CHILD serves on the
general committee of The Municipal Alliance Coalition, is
a representative on the Board of the Fanwood Recycling Center
and the PTA Council.
Providing liaison to the individual PTA’s,
CHILD is continually reaching out to serve all populations and
diversities through articles and submissions to school PTA
Newsletters about CHILD, current programs, student activities
and District activities regarding Special Education.
CHILD’s support and advocacy
is available 24/7 through our website. Confidentiality and privacy is always maintained.
Moreover, what CHILD offers and information provided has published in newspapers and other online venues.
CHILD has actively participated
in Focus Groups aimed at improving awareness and parent
understanding of Parent Rights in Special Education and how to
obtain services for their child for Pre-Published Resource
Books. Serving on
the Central Region Disabilities and Addiction Task Force at Prevention
Links, a comprehensive analysis, written plans and recommendations
were prepared to improve services and systems throughout the
state to help children and at-risk youth.
CHILD also took part in the District’s Informational Sessions
re Self-Assessment/Monitoring Process focused on improving
results and functional outcomes for students with disabilities,
co-sponsored by New
Jersey’s Department of Education, Office of Special Education
Programs (NJOSEP) and the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
7 & 8th Grade students will have an opportunity
once again to
register on a first come basis to attend, Math Prep for
Assessments – this program will run sometime later this
Winter/Spring. More information and dates will be posted.
the spring, CHILD organizes a multi pronged approach aimed at
helping transitioning students that are currently in 4th
grade and 8th grade to achieve greater results and
success as they transition into the Middle School or High School:
to Middle School Program
middle school environment can place greater academic and social
expectations on our children.
Talking and role playing about these challenges in a
supportive environment can help children anticipate and cope with
CHILD Organization, in
cooperation with the Elementary Schools in Scotch Plains, Fanwood,
The Municipal Alliance Committee and Resolve offers, The
Transition To Middle School Program.
from Resolve facilitate the program aimed at preparing our
children for Middle School and the ‘Teen Scene’.
Topics include: Balancing Homework and Social Life, Family
Responsibilities, Peer Pressure, Making and Keeping Friendships,
Respecting Each Others Differences and How to Handle Bullying.
is FREE and Voluntary. Registration is limited to all 4th grade
students, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wrap Up - For parents only,
there will be a 1 hour summary to help you empower your child
during the summer. Stay
tuned as forms will be sent home later this spring.
to High School for Success
8th graders concluding their middle school
experience, The CHILD Organization of Scotch Plains Fanwood in
cooperation with Park & Terrill Middle Schools, The Municipal
Alliance Committee and Resolve offers a Free After School Program
called, Transition to High School for Success.
goals mature during high school with a focus on college
preparations, career goals, community involvement and post
graduation options, counselors help to prepare students for their
transition from the middle school environment to the high school
program will help teach
and strengthen appropriate life skills necessary to create a
proper balance between academic, social and personal schedules.
will focus on recognizing their personal accomplishments and
individual changes throughout their middle school experience,
while continuing to learn how to recognize their strengths and
abilities and to build on those strengths, broadening their
capacity for success.
free program is open to all 8th graders on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be on the look out as spring approaches as more information
will be sent home.
GOES GREEN - Recycling
C.H.I.L.D. Organization of Scotch Plains Fanwood helps to staff
the Fanwood Recycling Center in return for a modest stipend. Volunteers are needed to help with this for only
a couple of hours. The money is used to help kids in Scotch
Plains, Fanwood through informational programs for them and
educational programs for their parents along with a special
recognition event for the children at the end of the school year.
bi-annual event takes place on Saturday morning in the fall and
again during the winter. Please remember, through
Sun & Rain & Wind & Snow this outside facility is
always opened! Volunteers should dress
weather appropriate, ie. layers,
hats, boots, gloves, foul weather gear, etc.
Any questions or
volunteers should please contact Susan @ 908.322.4020.
Winter schedule for 2015:
Fanwood Recycling Center at North Avenue and Westfield Road,
shifts are available: 8:45-11:05 AM and/or
10:45 AM - 1:10 PM
is fast and easy work as recyclable materials (glass, plastics,
cans) are removed from trunks of waiting cars and deposited into
the correct storage bins.
to bring/wear: wear old clothes, sturdy shoes and bring work
range from students in Middle School, High School and adults.
All interested in
wanting to help should call 908.322.4020.
can also volunteer and sign up online - Please include your
name and a contact phone number and we will call you back to
confirm that you have been added to the schedule.
Depending on your email program you can copy and paste the
following email in a new email you create or click on:
note: Student volunteers who need or want Letters of Recognition regarding
their Student Community Service for their HS Student Portfolios, any Senior
Projects or Religious
Education programs including Employer References, etc., can
receive them by participating in this program.
Thanks to Pizza Brothers!
cooperation with C.H.I.L.D., Pizza Brothers on East 2nd St in
Scotch Plains, has graciously treated the Recycling Volunteers that have helped at, Recycling
Helps Kids, at the Fanwood Recycling Center with a special appreciation coupon for
Slice of Pizza - Valid
thru the month of February.
coupons were distributed at the end of each shift to registered
page or photocopies or any electronic version does not constitute a coupon
at any time.
about the Fanwood Recycling Center . . .