Cedar Hill School to Get New Playground Improvements Funded By PTO Donation

Credits: By Linda Sadlouskos

BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The Cedar Hill Elementary School playground is due to receive some new equipment and sprucing up this spring, courtesy of a $35,000 donation from the school's Parent Teacher Organization.

The playground improvements will be dedicated to former Cedar Hill Principal Joseph Mollica in honor of his many years of service to the students at the school, said current Cedar Hill Principal Paul Ciempola.

The PTO raised money via their annual fundraiser last year to fund improvements to the Cedar Hill playground, due to be installed in late May, Ciempola said in an email.

Sign Up for E-News

The Bernards Township Board of Education officially recognized and accepted the donation from the Cedar Hill PTO at its meeting at the beginning of last week.

The donated funds are earmarked to be spent on: a Game Time Omni Tri Net, an outdoor water fountain, a sign, and miscellaneous delivery and installation costs, according to the school board's agenda.

This will be new equipment in addition to the existing equipment, Ciempola said in an email this past week.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

UPDATE: Here’s What’s Closed And Cancelled in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, Elsewhere on Wednesday, March 21

March 20, 2018

BERNARDS TWP., NJ  - The fourth Nor'easter of March has arrived, but the worst is yet to come later today. Yesterday, state, county and local officials took precautions and planned for the worst.

The worst includes about a foot of snow, accompanied by high winds, in Somerset County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a State of Emergency at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All state offices will ...

Walk Out? Franklin High School Stands Up Against Gun Violence 

March 15, 2018

SOMERSET, NJ - The Franklin Township School district turned a national tragedy into a teachable moment for the community. 

"The kids did an excellent job, well planned, a great lesson in democracy, I am really proud of them," Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Ravally said. "It is a teachable moment, one of our main missions is to promote active citizens. Citizens that are ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, March 22, 6:00 PM

Chatham Middle School, Chatham

Fiddler on the Roof

Arts & Entertainment


Thu, March 22, 7:00 PM

Cedar Grove High School, Cedar Grove

Orange Invitational Volleyball Tournament ...

Giving Back Sports

Fri, March 23, 7:30 PM

Chatham Middle School, Chatham

Fiddler on the Roof

Arts & Entertainment

91 Young Musicians Work Together To Raise Nearly $14,000 for the New Jersey Youth Symphony

March 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ —91 young musicians in the New Jersey Youth Symphony’s Youth Orchestra (YO) ensemble have raised nearly $14,000 to date for the organization’s annual Playathon, a student-led fundraiser established by the New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS) in 1985. The Playathon is the largest free concert of its kind and this Sunday over 450 students from 12 NJYS ensembles ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 13

On this episode of AtlantiCast, new clinical studies in the fields of cardiology and immunotherapy, national and statewide recognitions for Atlantic Health System medical centers and the inaugural AtlantiCast Collab Challenge!