Grantee Blog 2020

Tower Garden and Pickleball.

Blog 2 (Year 2) Tower Garden and Pickleball.

Central – Samantha Bunsa

As of today, Long Branch Public Schools continue to toggle between in person and remote due to Covid 19. All teachers are growing from the classroom; however, they do not have a lot of students in person. Thus, all students are getting very little hands on due to the pandemic, however they will have the tower gardens for years to come. It has been written in all science and health curriculums. I continue to have zoom calls and emails with all teachers.

Pickleball continues in the community. We are still playing outside, we have opened up court time at night as the weather gets nicer.  This activity has continued and has been very popular with the community.

I am still in contact with food services to see if we can get involved with them as they are still making grab and go’s for students. However, they feel we need to wait until schools re-open in the fall.

At this point I will continue to facilitate Pickleball and assisting teachers with their towers.





About the Grantee

New Jersey Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD)

NJAHPERD has changed their name to SHAPE NJ. SHAPE NJ is dedicated to advancing quality health education, physical education, recreation, dance education, and athletics through professional development, programming, advocacy, and collegial exchange. The Association promotes responsibility and development of healthy active lifestyles for New Jersey’s students, educators and community members.