The 2020 Academic Oversight Committee’s No-Go Bristol Fall Classic Raffle a Success!

Bristol Borough — The 2020 Academic Oversight Committee’s No-Go Bristol Fall Classic Raffle turned out to be the Way to Go, Bristol Borough! 418 raf­fle tick­ets were sold, enabling the fund­ing of aca­d­e­m­ic enrich­ment pro­grams for Bristol Borough pub­lic and parochial schools to con­tin­ue this year.
Winning tick­et hold­ers drawn live dur­ing a December 8th, 2020 Zoom event were Fred Baumgarten/Grundy Commons, Patrick Mulhern, and St Mark School fac­ul­ty.
In 2020, grants total­ing $10,023.26 were fund­ed by the Academic Oversight Committee. Recipients were stu­dents (and fam­i­lies) attend­ing learn­ing cen­ters at Bristol High School, Warren Snyder-John Girotti Elementary and St. Mark schools.
Student aca­d­e­m­ic progress is on the hori­zon. An unau­dit­ed analy­sis of 2016 – 2019 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (the “PSSA”) data sug­gests Bristol Borough School District stu­dents are not far from attain­ing state pro­fi­cient and advanced lev­els. Well-developed cur­ric­u­la and staffing resources can dri­ve these gains, as was done in Bristol Borough School District in the ear­ly 1980s.
Data ana­lyzed for the same peri­od from the 21st Century Learning Centers sug­gest stu­dents can flour­ish in and out of the class­room. Grant pro­grams chal­lenge stu­dents aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly, and with our help — and yours! — edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties not read­i­ly avail­able to many by grants are pro­vid­ed.
21st Century Learning Centers and Academic Oversight Committee instruc­tion focus on issues that often pre­vent aca­d­e­m­ic suc­cess includ­ing stu­dent phys­i­cal and men­tal health prob­lems, iso­la­tion, bul­ly­ing, and lim­i­ta­tions on pro­fes­sion­al and parental sup­port.
Our “All Our Children” pro­gram is designed to rem­e­dy these imped­i­ments. Open gyms, a health fair, after-school tutor­ing, and a Bristol Borough-wide social media cam­paign to high­light pos­i­tive hap­pen­ings in our schools are but a few exam­ples of this pro­gram at work. This added val­ue of edu­cat­ing the “whole child” can­not be under­es­ti­mat­ed.
Our fin­gers are crossed for our annu­al Jazz on the River Concert, this year ten­ta­tive­ly sched­uled for Friday, June 25, 2021. For updates on this event and oth­ers, log on to our web­site at .

Contact: Call:  Shea Cialella @ 267–566-2300

An Image of the 21st BBLC logo and the recipients of the 2020 fall teacher of the year awards