Knowledge and the ability to learn are vital for all of us to be productive citizens in this country. While all careers require dedication, hard work, specific skill sets, and intelligence, teaching requires a balance between specific discipline and individual academic freedom. Every teacher’s vocation is to prepare each and every child for the road ahead.
With this idea in mind, we encourage you to read the school and district mission and vision statements. These thoughts convey our educational philosophy and dedication to the youth of North Bergen.
The first week of May is Teacher Appreciation Week, which includes Teacher Appreciation Day on May 3rd. We at the North Bergen Board of Education Central Office invite you to think about your child’s teacher(s) and show them your appreciation with a kind letter or email thanking them for their passion for education.
Here are some quotes that are appropriate for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week:
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation”
John F. Kennedy
“A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher”
“Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.”
SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR 2016-2017