NBFT Spring Social 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 5:49 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 5:53 AM ]

Join the NBFT on Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 PM for a Spring Social! Free food and beverages! The Spring Social will be held at the NBFT Office located at 7601 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, NJ. 

End-of-Year / Retirement Celebration 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 3:42 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 5:34 PM ]

Join the NBFT at the End of Year Retirement Celebration! Thursday, May 23th at the Seasons in Washington Township! This year's retirees are: Antonia Bivona, Sharon Berman, Joyce Zondler, Iris Rodriguez, Rob Cirone, Jorge Valdes, Luis Davidson, Lillian Suarez, Donna Wozniak, Helene Ninivaggi, Julie Ruberto, Donna Marciano, Susan Roos, and Donna Halayko.

Join us in honoring our colleagues as we bid them an NBFT farewell!
DateThursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price$75 (per person) See your Union Rep by May 15. 
Price includes open bar, buffet and music.
LocationSeasons 644 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, New Jersey 07676

NEW ER&D Course: Managing Anti-Social Behavior (Spring 2019)

posted Feb 14, 2019, 4:59 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 5:02 PM ]

NEW ER&D - Professional Development Course: MANAGING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
This course will run for 10 weeks. Teachers will receive 15 hours and 3 credits. 

The course will be held on the following dates:
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 30 
May 14, 21 

On Tuesdays from 3:45 – 5:15
**Held in Kennedy School room. 321**
Facilitator: Norma Calhoun

Remember there is an attendance requirement as well as the submission of weekly reflection sheets in order to get credit for the class. Send your application through inter-office mail or e-mail to Laurie Troiano at North Bergen High School ( by Monday, February 25, 2019

Fostering Hope for Foster Kids

posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:36 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 6:36 AM ]

Ellen Begbie, a teacher at Robert Fulton school, and her organization, "Children in Unity", was recently featured in the February 2019 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine! Congratulations, Ellen! 

When Ellen Begbie’s now-adopted daughter, Unity, came to her family as a toddler in foster care, all she had were the clothes on her back. Foster kids are typically removed from their initial homes with practically nothing, and foster parents rush to gather essentials while trying to help a child adjust. To make those first nights easier for all, Ellen and her husband, Christopher, started Children In Unity, in which volunteers assemble “Unity Bags” with pj’s, toiletries, a blanket, a small toy and a book or journal for each child to carry with them. Since 2013, Ellen, a teacher in New Jersey, has sent out 1,500 bags: “Our focus is on teaching adults and kids to give back,” she says. “People want to help; they just need to know how.”

Visit to learn how you can start assembling Unity Bags in your area. —Lizz Schumer


Dress Down Day (January 25, 2019)

posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:27 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 9:29 AM ]

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers will be having a Dress Down Day on Friday January 25, 2019 to raise funds for Cure Mesothelioma. Suggested donation is $5.00. 

Harry's Food & Drink Get-Together

posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:08 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 23, 2019, 9:10 AM ]

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers will be having a get-together at Harry’s Food and Drink on Thursday, January 24th at 3:30 PM. Stop by and have some food and drink on us. View the flier below for details. 

NBFT Supports United Teachers Los Angeles

posted Jan 15, 2019, 5:28 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 15, 2019, 5:39 PM ]

On Monday, January 15, 2019, the North Bergen teachers showed support for the United Teachers Los Angeles. According to CNN, "
an estimated 32,000 Los Angeles teachers and staff members hit the picket lines Monday, demanding lower class sizes, higher salaries and more counselors and nurses in over 1,000 schools" (Yan, Elam, & Nieves, 2019). Teachers in Los Angeles have been working without a contract and are on a verge of a strike. The teachers in North Bergen showed their support by wearing red-colored clothing. Thank you, North Bergen teachers!
View the photo gallery below.

NBFT at North Bergen Winterfest 2018

posted Jan 9, 2019, 7:12 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 7:16 PM ]

The NBFT attended the annual North Bergen Winterfest on November 29, 2018 and handed out free children's and young adult books to the community! Books were donated by the Need2Read Program, Inc. 

Hudson Hills Teacher of the Quarter Celebration (Fall 2018)

posted Oct 15, 2018, 5:53 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Oct 15, 2018, 5:56 PM ]

The celebration was thrown by Hudson Hills, formerly known as Schuetzen Park, on Monday, October 15, 2018.
The owner of Hudson Hills, Anne-Marie van der Velde, wanted to give back to the community by honoring teachers and students of the community. These awards will be given out quarterly. 
The recipients were nominated by their colleagues.

The honorees were Iris Rodriguez, Sharon DiGiovanni, Marisol Rodriguez, Kathy Milk, and retiree Tom Berube.

View the photo gallery below.

Contract Conversation (Thurs, Oct 25, 2018)

posted Oct 13, 2018, 8:00 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Oct 13, 2018, 8:01 PM ]

Your contract is a document that works for you! Make sure it’s working as hard as you are. Do you know what is in your contract? Are there ideas you’d like included in the next contract? We’d like to hear them! Join the NBFT staff members in an FAQ session about your current contract on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM. 
Click on the image below to print!

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