Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The school was placed on a lockdown around 9:30 a.m. after Police received reports of “gunshots” or “fireworks,” but reports ended up being false.
On Wednesday morning Matthew Jago School #28 in Sewaren was placed on a lockdown after the Woodbridge Police Department received reports at around 9:30 a.m. of gunshots or fireworks in the area. After a full security check, the reports were deemed false and the lockdown was lifted at 10:45 a.m., according to officials. Upon receiving the report, Woodbridge PD performed a full check of the school, interviewed residents and concluded that the reports received were false, according to John Hagerty of the Mayor’s Office of Communications for the township. Parents, guardians and residents were informed of the initial lockdown via the Honeywell Alert system through the school district, they also received an “all-clear” alert at 10:45 p.m. once …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Matthew Jago School Students in Sewaren will try to beat the Guinness World Record, all with the idea of raising money and awareness about autism.
The children at Matthew Jago School #28 in Sewaren have a grand goal in mind. They're participating in the 10th Annual Blowing Bubbles Challenge, with the goal of beating the bubble-blowing champions, noted in the Guiness Book of World Records. The bubble blowing will be held at the school at 99 Glen Cove Avenue on Monday, April 22. Everyone will meet on the blacktop outside the building at 12:30 pm, with the actual bubbling to begin at 1:15 pm. Students and teachers at the Matthew Jago School have been fundraising all month long, in honor of April's designation as Autism Awareness Month, said teacher Jeannette Gruskowski. All monies raised will be donated to Faces 4 Autism and Parents of Autistic Children (POAC). For more information, …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Assemblyman Craig Coughlin went to district schools to promote the joys of reading
The love of reading can be a lifelong pleasure. Craig Coughlin, assemblyman for the 19th District, helped the process along this week when he visited four schools to promote 'National Read Across America Week.' He visited the Matthew Jago School in the Sewaren section of Woodbridge, where he read what he said was his favorite's children's book, "The Giving Tree." The assemblyman also visited schools in Parlin, Carteret, and South Amboy, all part of the district Coughlin represents. "Dr. Suess said it best," Coughlin said in a statement. "The more you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go." Follow Woodbridge Patch on Facebook, Twitter and sign up for the daily newsletter.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A car slammed into a house on Old Road, not far from Matthew Jago School, Friday morning.
A car that officials said was apparently speeding in the Port Reading-Sewaren section of Woodbridge yesterday went out of control and struck a home on that street, according to a report on abclocal.com. The accident happened at approximately 11 am on Friday, February 1, said Ana Velez, who lives nearby and who is friends with the woman who owns the home struck by the automobile. The driver was issued a summons for excessive speeding, abclocal.com said. The automobile had two passengers, but neither was hurt, nor was anyone in the house struck by the car injured. "No one was hurt, but my neighbor [in this house was shaken by it because she said if she would have been in the house she could [have] been dead," Velez posted on Woodbridge …