Monday, December 10, 2012
Memorial established at Greenbrook Elementary School for 9-year-old brain cancer victim.
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- Davy James
Monday, December 10, 2012
Throughout a difficult and painful fight with brain cancer for nearly two years, 9-year-old Brandon Dominguez never gave up, never stopped fighting, and never lost hope that he could overcome the impossible. Almost six months after Brandon succumbed to his illness, those who knew him best established a memorial to carry his memory and indomitable spirit forward for future generations of students at his former school, Greenbrook Elementary. Staff, students, and parents came together with Brandon's family last weekend for a service placing a memorial bench and two red bushes, Brandon's favorite color, outside the school on what would've been Brandon's tenth birthday. "Brandon's at peace now, but he's still remembered by this community," said…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
South Brunswick mourns the death of 9-year-old Brandon Dominguez, who passed away on Monday from brain cancer.
A community is in mourning following the tragic loss of a young hero yesterday. After a long and courageous battle with brain cancer that inspired thousands of people, 9-year-old Brandon Dominguez died at 5:07 a.m. Monday morning. "He fought very hard for a very long time and he overcame a lot of obstacles and barriers that were put in his way," said South Brunswick Board of Education member Dan Boyle, a friend of the Dominguez family and frequent visitor to Brandon during his illness. "I was fortunate enough on Sunday to spend a few moments with Brandon. When I think of his life, I'm truly blessed to have gotten to know this kid. I told him that we as adults can learn a little bit about how to deal with adversity by how he dealt with …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Night of Alice in Wonderland activities helped spur involvement in the South Brunswick Reads program.
As the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts and Alice herself wandered the halls of Greenbrook Elementary School last week, the community-wide program South Brunswick Reads came to life in the district. The South Brunswick Reads program, sponsored by the township school district and public library, encourages the entire community to read the same book at the same time, while fostering closer relationships between students and parents. After last year's program was a success with "The Wizard of Oz," this year's selection is Lewis Carroll’s "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland." Greenbrook applied a new twist to the program with an evening of events and activities to inspire the kids to take a trip to Wonderland. "This is about making connections for…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Flat screen television, sports tickets and much more available at PTO fundraiser.
Residents will have an opportunity to win any number of great prizes this Saturday, as Greenbrook Elementary School will hold its annual Tricky Tray Auction at Crossroads North. Everything from a flat screen television to amusement park and sports tickets will be up for grabs to raise money for the Greenbrook PTO. "This raises money for all sorts of expenses we have, like teacher grants, assembly programs and possibly some computer equipment," said PTO President Sabuha Din. The event will feature over 200 baskets with different levels of prizes, ranging from $50 to $500. These include sports tickets, Disney passes, an iPad 3 and much more. Tickets are $15 per person and include one sheet of level one tickets, coffee, tea and dessert. …