RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Charter School (RBCS), celebrated the school’s 20th Anniversary and a kickoff campaign to fund the construction of the school’s first gymnasium.  The RBCS Foundation and parent event took place at the Two River Theater with well over fifty participants.

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(above) Meredith Pennotti Principal and Lead Person said of the event, “We have this wonderful opportunity to launch our campaign with the goal of having a gymnasium for the first time in twenty years.  It’s for our school community; all our parents, all our teachers and for tried and true friends who have been supportive throughout the years.

 

(left) Eric Wagner President of the Board of Trustees, said, “We’re going to talk about our achievements in the path and what we need to move forward, we’ll be doing some fundraising and asking for support from the community.”    

 

 

 

 

 

(right) Mike Stasi, Board Trustee member and one of the original founders of the school said, “We want to give the parents a sense of what it took the community and school to get here and what they can take away from this evening for the next twenty years.  The key is that we reached out to the community, rolled up our sleeves and we did it.”

 

 

 

Stasi introduced one of the other founders of the school, Ibby and Dan Hertz.

(left) Ibby related, “We’re hear to raise money so that the Red Bank Charter School can have a gym, a STEM lab and some more space for the children who want to come.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Pennotti closed out the event by saying, “Think big, think bold.  Charter doesn’t say subtle, if it’s right for our students, we’ll get it, as long as we have the solidarity among our community and we’re dogged, we just don’t accept no for an answer.”  

Kids are our future and the Red Bank Charter School fills a need.

To make a donation toward their new gymnasium, call the office at 732-450-2092.

And remember, don’t give until it hurts, give until it feels good!

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