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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Check out our detailed photo shoot with the amazing, child-produced art of Sharp School preschoolers.
A few weeks ago, we brought you the story of Amy Hoffmann's Thomas Sharp School preschoolers, who constructed a diorama of the borough as a classroom project. Now the project is on display in the downtown window of Kimberly Camp's yet-to-open art gallery at 709 Haddon Ave. (formerly the site of Mineralistic, among others). You can take a look through the storefront window, but Camp was nice enough to let Patch get close into the display this week, and we're proud to bring these photos to you here. The work is both highly detailed, and, let's face it, pretty darned adorable. Have a look for yourself.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Students in Amy Hoffman's preschool class at Thomas Sharp gave the mayor a tour of their Collingswood diorama. A public display of their efforts is in the works.
Collingswood never looked so good. Preschoolers in Amy Hoffmann's class at Thomas Sharp School constructed a diorama of the borough as a long-form project, and then navigated Mayor James Maley on a virtual tour through its streets. The children quizzed Maley about the locations they had constructed, offering clues about their buildings and then waiting to see if he guessed correctly, said Cassandra Duffey, Collingswood's director of community development. The mayor then held a question-and-answer session with the kids, and made them all official deputy mayors, "complete with badge!" Duffey said. Plans are in the works to give the "Our Town" project a larger stage elsewhere within the borough. Whether that'll be at the Collingswood …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The U.S. representative from the 1st Congressional District talked to business owners, students and Rotarians in what he promises will be a weekly visit to his constituent towns.
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) took in Collingswood full sail on Wednesday, with breakfast at The Pop Shop, a chat with kids at Thomas Sharp Elementary School and a Rotary Club luncheon at Casona. The sweep-through is something Andrews plans to do weekly in a series of 52 tours of his constituent towns in the coming year, he announced on his Facebook page following the visit: My purpose is to listen to the residents and learn how I can contribute to the borough's continued success. Whether it is the Farmers Market, the events on the avenue or in Knight Park, Collingswood continues to have the community spirit that distinguishes it as a great American town. Over breakfast with a handful of local business owners and borough officials, Pop Shop…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Marking period dates, testing weeks, closures and early dismissals—it's all here.
The Collingswood public school district recently released its calendar and supplement for the upcoming 2012-13 school year. Here's a breakdown of the important dates.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Thomas Sharp Elementary School principal Joe Gurcsik doles out snacks and strategy in equal amounts, teaching fourth- and fifth-grader Chess Club members the joy of the game.
An endgame is unfolding in the library of Thomas Sharp Elementary. In between bites of soft pretzel, Eva Vanlaar, 9, is marshalling her forces against Lourdes Gonzalez, also 9. Seated at the head of their table, crossing guard Don Canning offers advice in equal parts to both. “This one’s got the potential to be a grandmistress,” he says, indicating Vanlaar. Canning knows talent. He used to play against ranked opponents in Collingswood back when there was an active chess club for players his own age. “I took my lumps and learned a lot,” he says. As the three look over the board, Thomas Sharp Principal and Collingswood Elementary Chess Club adviser Joe Gurcsik reminds the room of the afternoon's tutorial on how to avoid a stalemate. But he …