Archive for May, 2014

New Jersey’s Whole Child Snapshot: Do our NJ Students Measure Up?

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

To be prepared for well-paying jobs and lifelong learning, New Jersey’s children need personalized support, safe environments, good health, and challenging learning opportunities. The following data highlight how well the comprehensive needs of New Jersey’s children are being met and show how the state compares with all other states. The action steps present initial ideas for how New Jersey citizens can make targeted and innovative improvements that equip the state’s students with the knowledge and skills they need to become productive, tax-paying adults who help New Jersey create a robust economy.

Click here to download New Jersey’s Whole Child Snapshot to learn more (PDF)

Don’t miss this chance to join us Thu 5/22/14 for the Next Public School OST Roundtable

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In order for our last roundtable meeting to align closer with the end of the school year without going into June, we are re-scheduling the April 10th NJSACC Public School OST Roundtable meeting to Thursday, May 22, 2014. The meeting will be held at the East Brunswick Board of Education building at 760 Rt. 18 in East Brunswick and will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon sharp.

Please forward any items that you would like to have considered for the agenda. Since this will be the last meeting of the school year for our group, I hope that we have strong attendance at this roundtable meeting. Details are as follows:

What: Public School OST Roundtable

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014

Time: 10am – 12pm

Where: East Brunswick Board of Education, 760 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Please RSVP to Scott Kominkiewicz, Supervisor of Community Programs, via e-mail at:

Last Chance! Help Make ‘Dads Take Your Child to School Day’ a Statewide Initiative!

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In our continued effort to engage the entire family in the success of their child’s education, the Office of School Linked Services is working to promote the event, Dads Take Your Child to School Day as a statewide initiative in September.

In order to help those that work with and/or care for children in Head Start Programs through grade 12 learn about this event, we are hosting an informational webinar on Monday May 19th in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Region II.

Please join us to learn more and spread the word by sharing the attached flyer to all that may be interested.


The Department of Children and Families proudly supports Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day on September 16, 2014. It is our mission to partner with communities to engage and promote healthy father involvement in the lives of their children and families.

The Office of School Linked Services in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families will be presenting a webinar to kick-off the reparation and planning of Dad’s Take Your Child to School Day 2014. Please be sure to register for the webinar at:

When: Today, May 19, 2014

Time: 2pm – 3pm


April G. Scott & Jonathan Sims
Family & Community Partnerships
Office of School Linked Services

Barbara Andrews
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
Administration for Children and Families, Region II

Click here to view the flyer!

BE UNLIMITED | Encouraging All That Young People Can Be, Do And Achieve

Friday, May 16th, 2014

At Be Unlimited, the mission is to develop the mindset, life skills, and tools essential for young people to confidently reach their highest potential, make a difference in their communities, and positively impact the world around them.

Be Unlimited is committed to producing educational media that can be used to promote critical thinking skills, personal growth, and well-being among young people. When properly used as a learning tool, media can also provide a means for self-awareness and reflection so vital to the healthy development of adolescent lives.

Click here to learn more about Be Unlimited and The SPE@K Project!

Hey Afterschool Communities! NJSACC needs your help w/ Taking the Temperature of Afterschool 2014

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Click here to complete the survey

Once again, NJSACC needs your input!

Please take a few moments to answer our “Taking the Temperature of Afterschool 2014” survey.  We want to know more about your training needs, experience with the NJ Quality Standards for Afterschool, the NJ Registry and any other ideas you want to share with us.  The survey should take no longer than 10-15 minutes.

We value your input!  Please take the survey and consider sharing it with your colleagues.  Thank you!

Click here to complete the survey!