Win a family fun night for your school
Win a Family Fun Night for your school which includes games, fun, prizes, and a special visit from a Disney Channel celebrity! From Albert Einstein to Thomas Edison to Carl Sagan, New Jersey boasts some of our nation’s most talented scientists and inventors. Now it is your students’ turn to join their ranks by coming up with a solution to a problem that exists in your school, home, or neighborhood. Solvable Science Across New Jersey runs from Nov. 1, 2013 through March 7, 2014.
See the circus for less
The Prudential Center has a special offer for NJEA members on tickets for the Ringling Brothers Circus, March 13-15. Tickets start at just $15 & $24 for general admission seating. Premium and Gold level seating are also offered at a discount. To learn more, visit prucenter.com/Circus and use offer code NJEA.
Score discounted tickets to the Mets opener
The New York Mets are offering discounted opening day tickets to NJEA members, their friends, and families. The Mets will face their division rival Washington Nationals at 1:10 pm on March 31 at Citifield. To take advantage of this special offer visit mlb.com.
Students can honor school heroes
The Trenton Thunder professional baseball team and the New Jersey Education Association are sponsoring a student essay contest open to all New Jersey public school students.
The topic of the contest is “My hero works at school.” Students are encouraged to write a short, but thoughtful essay about a school employee that has positively impacted them. Essays should be no more than 250 words. Three winners will be selected. Each winning student, the school employee he or she writes about, and a total of eight of their family members and friends will be guests of NJEA and the Trenton Thunder at the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, NJEA Back-to-School game. Learn more
NJEA, Phillies sponsor student essay contest
The New Jersey Education Association has teamed up with the Philadelphia Phillies to sponsor a student essay contest open to all New Jersey public school students. The topic of the contest is “The people who build our great public schools.” Students are encouraged to write a short, but thoughtful essay about a school employee who builds morale and makes a difference in their school. Learn more
Free tickets to NJEA Day at Rutgers basketball
NJEA members are eligible for two complimentary 300-level tickets or two $10 200-level tickets to NJEA Day with Rutgers men’s basketball on Saturday at March 1, at noon. The Scarlet Knights will take on the University of Southern Florida Bulls at the RAC (Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.) This offer is limited to the first 500 NJEA members to respond, so act now. To take advantage of this offer, contact Andrew Granozio at 732-907-1583. The NJEA offer will not apply to tickets purchased on game day. Several NJ County Teachers of the Year will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony. See this flier for details
New Jersey Hall of Fame essay contest announced
Win a Mobile Museum Visit for your School!
Who belongs in the New Jersey Hall of Fame? The New Jersey Hall of Fame wants your students to participate in the decision making process. New Jersey public school students are invited to participate in the Hall of Fame Essay Contest. Students are asked to nominate potential inductees – living or deceased – to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Learn more
Riversharks salute students, NJEA members
NJEA and the Camden Riversharks have partnered on a number of programs that recognize our students’ successes and appreciate the work of our members. Learn more
NJEA and the Trenton Thunder offer school assembly programs
NJEA and the Trenton Thunder are pleased to offer free school assembly programs to NJEA members. These programs are offered – on a first-come, first served basis – to public schools up to 50 miles from Mercer County Waterfront Park from October 1 through March 15. Learn more
School Spirit Awards
NJEA has partnered with Thunder 106 and B 98.5 to recognize the significant contributions our members make in the lives of their students.Students, parents, community members, and public school colleagues are invited to nominate a Teacher or ESP for a School Spirit Award. Each month the best submission will be selected and Thunder 106/B98.5 will highlight that public school employee on the air and award them prizes including a restaurant gift card. Learn more
ClassWish offering teachers a chance to win!
More than 100 educators in K-12 schools will each win $1,000 of classroom resources: books, computers, musical instruments, art supplies, sports equipment, science equipment, etc. from ClassWish. We would love to see this funding go to teachers in New Jersey, so we encourage you to enter for a chance to win. After all, you can’t win if you don’t enter. If this were an infomercial, we would write, “Wait! There’s more!” Indeed, there is. Teachers enter by simply creating a Wish List at http://ClassWish.org. That Wish List also attracts tax-deductible contributions from people who care about kids, and many companies match employees’ donations, which can double ─ or even triple ─ their funding.
NJ Hall of Fame Mobile Museum
Looking for a fun and easy way to bring New Jersey history to life for your students? Bring the New Jersey Hall of Fame Mobile Museum to your school during the 2013-14 school year. The mobile museum gives students the opportunity to explore the contributions of great New Jerseyans without leaving their school grounds. This hands-on experience will include a comprehensive curriculum that educators can use to optimize their students’ experience. The mobile museum will visit several sites around the state this summer. It will be at the NJEA Convention in November so members can get a first-hand look at this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity. Learn more
New Jersey Hall of Fame: More than a Celebration
New curriculum will excite, inspire, and motivate your students
Queen Latifah, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi … the New Jersey Hall of Fame has star power that you will find exciting and engaging. But since the inception of the Hall of Fame a few years ago, teachers have found that it provides more than just a celebration of great New Jerseyans. It also provides effective opportunities to teach young people about our State’s history, to introduce them to the voting process, to build leadership skills, and to boost pride in themselves and their community. As New Jersey teachers prepare young people to pursue their dreams and strive to accomplish great things, a new curriculum developed with the New Jersey Hall of Fame, provides some creative lesson plans to do just that. Learn more
The Voice of Brain Injury in NJ
BIANJ provides support to families living with brain injury
The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ) is a state-wide non-profit organization that serves more than 10,000 individuals annually through its family support, advocacy, education and prevention programs. BIANJ brings together people with brain injury, their families and friends, and concerned allied health professionals to improve the quality of life people experience after brain injury. Visit bianj.org for more information or to make a donation. Learn more
What Moves U? Kids get fit with the NY Giants and NJEA
NJEA and the New York Football Giants have joined forces to help your students Get Fit. These activities are fun ways to keep children active. They are designed for grades 4, 5 and 6, but may be adapted for lower grades. The goal is to get children moving and to help them find ways to make fitness a part of their lives. Learn More