Apr 262016
Smithville Elementary School

Smithville Elementary Schools Music teacher Patrick O’Keefe led his students in an Orff Concert for students and teachers this April. What is “Orff”, you ask? Carl Orff was a German composer who developed music specifically for percussion instruments, and developed a new way of delivering music education to children.




Apr 262016
Donna Higbee Chief of Police

The Galloway Police are excited to offer a parent awareness symposium in cooperation with our partners, Stockton University, Atlanticare and the Greater Egg Harbor school district in the Coalition for a Safe Community. On Thursday evening May 5th, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Stockton University Performing Arts Center, we have various speakers discussing issues affecting our children in the community. Issues such as Sexting, Cyberbullying, Teen Suicide and Social Media apps every parent should look for…The epidemic of prescription pill abuse leading to Heroin Addiction and so many unnecessary overdose deaths. If you want to be informed then please come out. A light dinner and beverages will be provided free of charge. Informational booths hosted by the Galloway Township Police Department on what to Look for when searching your child’s room for drug paraphernalia, Verizon Wireless and parental restriction tools; apps to look for and how to protect your children on the internet. Real life stories from local parents who have lost a child to heroin and positive stories of recovery. This is just a small glimpse. It is our responsibility to work with parents, schools and local healthcare to keep our children safe! For more information or to volunteer for the Coalition for a Safe Community email me at [email protected] Have a safe and Happy Mothers Day!!

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Tuesday April 19th, 2016; 9am until noon & Saturday April 30th, 2016; 9am until noon

E-Mail GTPD Chief Donna Higbee: [email protected] to sign up.

Light breakfast (bagels and pastries) will be provided. All bags, gloves, pickers and visibility traffic vests will be supplied. Working together with the community to make Galloway a cleaner, healthier and safer place to live!

Apr 122016


Roland Rogers Elementary School hosted their 6th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event March 17th and March 18th. They set a goal of $18,000 to beat last year’s donation, and they smashed it, raising a total of $22,035.97 (and counting!). Learn more about the organization & national head-shaving events here: http://www.stbaldricks.org/head-shaving/


Mar 282016
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By now most of our parents should be seeing their elementary age children come home with their Ofc. Phil activity books. The program has been a huge success and I want to again thank the public and private schools for collaborating with the police department to make the assemblies run smoothly! The children are truly enjoying meeting the Galloway Police Officers and learning about the effects of bullying, responsibility and safety in a fun and interactive program. A special thanks to our Galloway Township businesses who made the activity books possible through advertisement donations. Up next Galloway Police returns DARE to our middle school and we have a lot more planned. Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

Chief Donna Higbee

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