Gooey Gourds—Fourth graders in Kathy Meier’s Lower School science class dissected pumpkins on Oct. 31 to start their plant unit in science tech. The students count the pumpkin’s creases and seeds and analyze how the number of creases corresponds to the size of the pumpkin. Pictured above: Athena Gerasoulis of Edison and Robyn Stewart of South Plainfield explore the contents of their gourds. Athena is the daughter of Dr. Apostolos Gerasoulis and Ms. Xiaolan Zhang of Edison. Robyn is the daughter of Mrs. Robyn P. Stewart of South Plainfield. Photo by Kathy Meier
Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’
Haunting Prose—Joseph Alamo, a seventh grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, captured the attention of judges with his playful and spooktacular prose and his poem won first place in the Middle School competition. He was awarded a basketful of Halloween treats by his English teacher, Corinna Crafton, before reciting the poem to his peers. Joseph is the son of Joseph and Maria Alamo of Roselle Park. His sister, Katina, is a sophomore at the school. Photo by Michelle H. LePoidevin
Halloween Art—Students enrolled in Rahway High School’s Advanced Art class recently spent the day in downtown Rahway decorating windows of local businesses as well as the Rahway Public Library for Halloween. The trip, under the leadership of art teacher JoAnne Campanelli, continues a tradition of service to the community. Above, a student from the Advanced Art class paints a window at the Rahway Public Library. Below, junior Samantha Smith concentrates on the template for her mural.
WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council announced a township-wide line-up of Halloween ‘happenings’ and ‘spooktacular’ spectacles guaranteed to keep ‘ghosts and goblins’ of all ages in the Halloween spirit.
McCormac noted that Woodbridge – New Jersey’s oldest township – is Halloween Central with events and happenings for one-and-all. The Halloween ‘spooktacular’ got underway yesterday with hayrides at Parker Press Park.
The Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street gets underway at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Join the parade and show off your Halloween costume and Trick-or-Treat down Main Street. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes.
CLARK-Happy Halloween! Here are some memories from Kimberly Cooper Ramalho:
“Diane, I thought your column was really cute. It was great to read the memories of those who lived in my town, Clark, and those neighboring towns that I spent my childhood in. I offer a few memories of my own for consideration.
“What was nice about living in Clark around Halloween is that the community was very close. And while we didn’t know everyone in the neighborhood, we knew the families in every 10th house or so. My parents felt very safe with us going out after dark to trick-or-treat. There were a few families that gave the best treats. I loved Watchamacallits and popcorn balls. Me, my sister and our friends would dress up for some Halloweens in three or four costumes and go back to the houses who gave out good treats. No one ever turned us away for coming so many times. I think they appreciated our effort or they just weren’t that observant! Who knows?
RAHWAY—On Friday, Oct. 24, the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch will be having “Halloween at the Y.” From 7-9 p.m., wear your costume and participate in games, activities, dancing, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts and healthy snacks.
Attendees should also bring a family photograph to make a Halloween family pictures to take home! The Halloween event is open to members of the YMCA; just show your ID card. Non-members must accompany a member of the YMCA and pay a nominal guest fee. Everyone must RSVP in advance.
Fall Arrives At Hehnly—The signs of autumn and Halloween are abound at F.K. Hehnly School in Clark. Here, several students from Mrs. Wisniewski’s first grade class show off their newly purchased pumpkins. “My Mom and I are going to make a pumpkin pie!” beamed Ally Bowen (second from left). “I’m going to turn mine into a cool jack o’lantern!” said Jessica King (third from left). Hehnly School has many fall festivities planned for the students and their families in the upcoming weeks.
LINDEN—With the Halloween season just around the corner, the Linden Recreation Department and the 2008 Linden Halloween Committee are gearing up for the many activities they have planned for Linden’s young residents. From the 59th annual Halloween Parade to the Pumpkin Painting and Poster Painting contest, a lot is planned that will be enjoyed by both young and old.
The 59th Annual Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. The parade will feature children and adults in costume, decorated vehicles, bands, antique cars, floats and much more. Last year, approximately 8,000 people attended the parade.
If you would like to participate by marching as a group or individual, enter a float or a decorated vehicle, call the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center at 908-474-8627. In the event of rain, the parade will be held Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.