Month: December 2017

A Christmas Carol at The Algonquin Theater

By: Charla Cole/Instructional Paraprofessional In keeping with our month of holiday festivities, we took another trip to Algonquin Arts Theater to see the Charles Dickens’  famous classic ,“A Christmas Carol”. Featuring the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, the cast of seasoned actors brought this story to life with beautiful musical performances and comedic dialog. As Ebenezer Scrooge …

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Holiday Happenings

By Miss Wada/Instructional Paraprofessional  Curious about what’s been going on in the Elementary Room lately? Last month, Alaska the therapy dog came to visit. This month, we had another special visitor. Like Alaska, this visitor isn’t human. However, this visitor is not a furry, four-legged friend. Dom the Elf, sporting his aviator jacket, came all …

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NJ Transit Educates OA About Train Safety

By: Robert Austin/Licensed Clinical Social Worker On December 13,2017 Sandra Sanderlin a safety education specialist from NJ Transit came to Ocean Academy and  presented on how to remain safe around railroad tracks and trains. Ms. Sanderlin reviewed the law regarding walking on railroad tracks, and trespassing in a railroad yard, she presented examples of the …

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The Newark Boy’s Chorus at the Algonquian Theater

  By: Charla Cole/Instructional Paraprofessional The students and staff at OA enjoyed a wonderful Christmas concert at Algonquin Theater this week. The Newark Boy’s chorus were featured and they sang beautifully. This talented chorus is comprised of diverse young men who are poised, articulate, with the most amazing voices! The mission of the Newark Boy’s …

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Maintaining Emotional Balance and Minimizing Holiday Stress

By: Shetina Barnes, M.Ed, School Social Worker Maintaining emotional balance can be difficult to do with the pressure of the holidays.  Financial and social/emotional stressors can easily derail us from finding the joy of the season. Here are a few suggestions to stay focused and to minimize your holiday stress: ~Stay mindful that Christmas is …

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Elementary News

By: Mr. TJ/Instructional Paraprofessional You want to know what’s been going on in the Elementary room?  Well, this past week during Mr. Nick’s Health lesson, we had a special guest speaker.   Joey, one of Ocean Academy’s Elementary students, taught the class about respect.  Joey spoke about what respect means and how we should use respect …

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