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A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains - Fanwood Thursday, March 11, 1999 Page 21


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Sealed proposals will be received by the Board of Education, Westfield, New Jersey, in the Board of Education Office, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, at

2:00 P.M. (Prevailing Time) on March 25, 1999 at which time bids will be opened and read aloud for:


SCHOOL, R-2001”

Plans and specifications will be available on Monday, March 15, 1999.

Plans, Specifications, form of bid, contract and bond for the proposed work and other Contract Documents thereto, as prepared by M. Disko Associates, are on file in their offices at 493 Lehigh Avenue, Union, New Jersey 07083, and in the offices of the Board of Education, 302 Elm Street, Westfield, New Jersey, and may be examined at the office of M. Disko Associates during business hours.

Bidders will be furnished with a copy of the Plans and Specifications by the Engineer, upon proper notice and payment of a check for Fifty ($50.00) (dollars), payable to M. DISKO ASSOCIATES, said cost being the reproduction price of the documents and is not returnable.

Proposal forms (as contained in the Specifications) provide for the awarding of all the work to the lowest qualified bidders under a single contract.

The guaranty accompanying the bid shall be given in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid and may be given at the option of the bidder by a Certified Check, or Bid Bond from a reputable insurance company.

All bidders must be prequalified in accordance with Chapter 105, Laws of 1962, as amended by Chapter 188, Laws of 1968 as set forth in Instructions to Bidders.

Labor in connection with the project shall be paid not less than wages as listed in Prevailing Wage Rate Determination, pursuant to Chapter 150 of the New Jersey Laws of 1963, or the U.S. Department of Labor Wage Determinations, whichever are higher for each class of labor.

Bidders are required to comply with the requirements of PL 1975, C. 127. (NJAC 17:27)

Bids may be held by the Board of Education for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the opening of Bids for the purpose of reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of bidders, prior to awarding of the Contract.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all bids if in its judgment the public interest will be served by so doing.

By order of the Board of Education, Westfield, New Jersey.

Robert Berman Board Secretary 1 T – 3/11/99, The Leader Fee: $58.14

Image Maker’s Pet Week Raises Funds For Animals

The Image Maker Photography Studios’ sixth annual Pet Week promotion raised $3,000 to benefit St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison and North Branch.

The Image Maker has raised more than $13,000 to date for St. Hubert’s since the inception of Pet Week in 1993.

SPECIAL DONATION…Representatives from the Image Maker Photography Studios recently presented a donation of $3,000 to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison and North Branch. The funds were raised during the Pet Week pet portrait promotion. Pictured, left to right, are: Darlene Foster and Rob Wilson of Image Maker, Elizabeth McCorkle, President of St. Hubert’s, Laura Kelly of the Image Maker, and Patricia Bronstein of St. Huberts. Also pictured are kittens that were recently placed in new homes by St. Hubert’s animal shelter. The Image Maker has raised more than $13,000 for St. Hubert’s since the inception of Pet Week in 1993.

Pet Week is a special week dedicated annually to photographing pets and their people. Half of the fee for each photo session is donated to St. Hubert’s to help support its extensive programming for animals and people.

Renowned for its sensitive photographs of children, families and pets, The Image Maker was established in 1982 and operates studios in Berkeley Heights, Mendham, and a newly opened studio in Princeton.

Co-owners and master photographers, Bruce Lorenz and Joe Galioto, have made fundraising and community involvement an integral part of their business. The Image Maker has donated thousands of dollars to local charities in the last decade.

Dr. Demetria DeLia Set To Discuss Child Issues

WESTFIELD — Dr. Demetria DeLia of Westfield will be one of five speakers at a seminar next month in Fair Lawn sponsored by the New Jersey Center for Modern Psychoanalysis on “Children in Transition.”

The seminar will be held Sunday, March 21, from 1:15 to 5 p.m., at the Fair Lawn Public Library, 10-1 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn.

Dr. DeLia will discuss “From Conception to Kindergarten.”

Other seminar topics will include “Mother and Baby Bonding,” “From Home to Elementary School,” “Adolescence,” and “Children Growing Up: Beyond High School.”

Following the general session, seminar participants will break into small groups for workshops on specific topics of interest to them.

According to Dr. DeLia, recent studies reveal that a mother’s emotions during pregnancy, including anxiety or fear of abandonment, release certain hormones that may adversely affect the baby.

“The transition from the womb to life outside the womb can be very problematic for a child who has been in an inhospitable environment for nine months,” Dr. DeLia reported.

Negative prenatal emotions may also be caused if a child was conceived by rape or the child is unwanted by the mother, she noted.

Once the child arrives, Dr. DeLia reported, even as babies, children are very attuned to and aware of what’s going on around them.

“We now know that babies remember everything and store all their impressions. Even though they don’t have a grasp of language at the time, they can actually enact memories of these kinds of impressions later in life,” she stated.

Seating will be limited. For reservations, please call (201) 794-1222.

NJWA to Award Scholarship In Memory of Sally Judd

LASTING TRIBUTE…Dr. Theodore K. Schlosberg, left, founder and Executive Director of the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) in Westfield, accepts a check from Leonard Judd to begin a scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Judd’s wife, Sally. The scholarship, open to youngsters ages 5 through 11, will enable the recipient to study vocal or instrumental music at the NJWA. Mrs. Judd, who worked as a lunch aide, was known for her warm rapport with Westfield students.

WESTFIELD — The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts (NJWA) has announced that it will award the Sally Judd Scholarship for music education to a qualified student in the spring.

The scholarship was instituted in Mrs. Judd’s memory by her husband, Leonard, to honor the special relationship she had with children in the local school district, according to NJWA spokeswoman Kitty Schlosberg.

Mrs. Judd worked in the business community for more than 40 years, but found her true niche interacting with children as a lunch aide at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield, Mrs. Schlosberg said.

The scholarship recipient will study music (vocal or instrumental) at the NJWA. Any child ages 5

through 11 is eligible. The applicant must be of good character and academically outstanding, and must demonstrate proficiency (or potential) in the musical arts, Mrs. Schlosberg said.

A videotaped performance must be sent along with a letter of interest and qualifications. After initial screenings, an NJWA staff member will interview the finalists. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in May.

Contributions may be made to the scholarship fund. All donations should be made payable to the New Jersey Workshop for the Arts Sally Judd Scholarship Fund.

The NJWA is a non-profit organization established in 1972. For further information, please call (908) 789-9696.

Former Residents Awarded For Song Writing Contest

WESTFIELD — Two Westfield natives, Tom Polman and Kathy Norwine were recently announced as second place winners in the 1998 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their children’s song, “Build a House.”

and hand motions. Both Mr. Polman and Ms. Norwine attended Wilson Elementary School, Roosevelt Intermediate School and Westfield High Schools. They became reacquainted on New Years Eve in 1997 at First Night Westfield, when Mr. Polman was performing.

The lifelong musicians decided to

Kathy Norwine Tom Polman

The contest is an international songwriting competition, endorsed by Yoko Ono Lennon and adjudicated by a committee of celebrities, including those in the music industry.

“Build a House” is aimed at teaching preschool aged children about tools (“a hammer and a nail go pound pound pound”) with voice, guitar

combine talents and collaborate on a project for children’s music.

They are currently recording a debut CD to be released this summer. For more information about the singing/songwriting team of Mr. Polman and Ms. Norwine, please contact PME at PO Box 763, Jackson, 08527.

Area Teachers Travel to Italy For Language Conference

LEARNING EXPERIENCE…Grace Pirraglia, left, and Betty Osterhus, right, foreign language teachers in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, joined Anthony Mollica, outgoing president of the American Association of Teachers of Italian, at the organization’s recent conference in Crotone, Italy. The local teachers conducted a workshop at the conference.

SCOTCH PLAINS – Betty Osterhus of Westfield and Grace Pirraglia of Belle Mead, two Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District teachers, traveled to Calabria, Italy to make a presentation at a language conference.

The event was sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Italian. Approximately 300 educators attended.

In their presentation, entitled “Integrating Multiple Intelligences and Internet Lessons,” Mrs. Osterhus, an Italian and Spanish teacher at the Park Middle School, and Mrs. Pirraglia, who teaches the same subjects at Terrill Middle School, discussed using the technology of the Internet with the multiple ways students learn.

They distributed a booklet that explains the theory behind their teaching philosophies in this area, as well as provides practical applications and strategies through suggested Internet lessons.

“We target all levels of teaching,” said Mrs. Osterhus, explaining that the Multiple Intelligences Internet model can be used “on any educational plane.”

She noted the feedback from those in attendance at the Italy workshop indicated that educators appreciate hearing concrete ideas that can be transferred to their own teaching areas.

Mrs. Pirraglia and Mrs. Osterhus also had a chance to visit the island of Sicily, south of Calabria across the Strait of Messina.

The teachers spent time taking pictures of the sites in order to put together visual presentations for their students, and were able to do some shopping for materials and souvenirs for their classes.

Mrs. Pirraglia expressed delight in visiting this part of Italy and said “it was like being with my family and rediscovering foods my mother had prepared or talked about.” Her parents were from the Puglia region, north of Calabria.

School One Students Enjoy After-School Programs

SCOTCH PLAINS – Students at School One Elementary in Scotch Plains have been participating in the school’s Beyond School Explorers after-school enrichment program.

The program, which is in its second year, holds after-school classes on Fridays for six weeks during the winter months.

Approximately 160 children are enrolled in the classes which include:

sign language, conversational French, Spanish and Italian, science, fitness, photography, and a writing class called “Author, Author.”

The program, which is sponsored and staffed by volunteers from the school’s Parent Teacher Association, was organized by Leslie Cunningham, Karen Berk and Louanne Many.

Theodore Chou Wins School Geography Bee

WESTFIELD — Theodore Chou, a fourth grade student at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship.

Students answered oral questions on geography during the bee. It was the first round in the 12th annual National Geography Bee. Barbara Woerz, a fifth grade teacher at Franklin, directed the event. Principal, Dr. Margaret Dolan, assisted at the event.

Theodore will now take a written test. If he is in the top 100 scorers in New Jersey, he will then compete at

the state level on Friday, April 9. The winners from each state will meet at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., for the national competition to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25 and 26.

The number of contestants is then narrowed to ten finalists, who compete for a $25,000 college scholarship. The second and third place winners will receive $15,000 and $10,000 scholarships, respectively.

Alex Trebek, the host of “Jeopardy!” will moderate the final competition.
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