Our Mission Statement:
We embrace a comprehensive approach to early education so that students can reach their highest potential. Our team identifies academic, social, and emotional needs for each student and implements a customized educational plan of action. Our bucket filling philosophy is infused throughout our school community and promotes a positive climate for all students and staff to feel safe, supported, and respected.
Ms. Jade Yezzi, Principal
Ms. Sue Rost, Secretary
100 Orchard Avenue
Runnemede, NJ 08078
8:15 AM - 3:00 PM
8:15 AM - 12:45 PM
1. All students should wear sneakers every day, so they may participate in recess and walk safely around the building.
2. Don't forget to pack a healthy snack for all One Session Days (see District Calendar).
3. Arriving to school on time is a top priority. Please make sure your child arrives to school between 8:15 am - 8:30 am.
Have You Filled Someone’s Bucket Today?
The idea of Bucket Fillers is based on the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? (A Guide to Daily Happiness For Kids)" by Carol McCloud. The premise of the book is this...
We all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people. By doing this, they are filling other people's buckets and filling their own bucket at the same time.
On the other hand, a bucket dipper says or does things to cause other people to feel bad. A bucket dipper empties their bucket when they say and do mean things.
The students at Bingham and Downing Schools will learn about the concept through the guidance counselor, Mrs. Callahan, as well as their classroom teachers. We will recognize students for being bucket fillers on a regular basis.