Monday, April 9, 2012

Hoboken dual language charter school to include fourth grade students after receiving $2,500 grant

Here is a wonderful article on the recent news that the Hola Dual Language Charter School will be expanding to the 4th Grade for the 2012-2013 academic school year. The article was written by the Jersey Journal correspondent Travis Fedschun and was published online on March 8, 2012. -Dr. Petrosino.

A Hoboken charter school will be expanding to include fourth-grade students next year with some help from the Provident Bank Foundation.

The Hoboken dual language charter school, HoLa, will expand after being awarded a $2,500 grant from the foundation to support the construction of two new fourth-grade classrooms.

“The Provident Bank Foundation is thrilled to support the expansion of such a unique and multicultural school. We’re excited to help the school continue to grow and increase enrollment,” said Kendall Warsaw, executive director of the Provident Bank Foundation in a statement.

The classrooms are slated to open for the 2012-2013 school year at the school, which serves currently teaches students in kindergarden through third grade in a Spanish-English dual language curriculum.

“All of the support from the Provident Bank Foundation has been vital in helping HoLa accommodate its growing needs, and has allowed our organization to set the groundwork for two exciting and very essential, new classrooms,” said Jennifer Sargent, president of the Board of Trustees at HoLa in a release.

The school, located at 123 Jefferson St., opened in 2010 with grades kindergarden through second grade and has since expanded its curriculum each year to include another grade level until the organization reaches the goal of teaching students in kindergarden through fifth grade classes.

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Picture: A HoLa teacher begins small group work with her kindergarteners. (credit: Jersey Journal)

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