[NEWARK, NJ – July 3, 2018] Students at Newark Public School’s Elliott Street School joined the New Jersey Tree Foundation for the planting of 24 trees around the school, located in Newark’s North Ward. The trees were donated by the NJ Tree Foundation. The students were joined by Senator Teresa Ruiz, North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos, Superintendent Roger León and others.
Superintendent of Newark Public Schools Roger León said, “Thank you to the NJ Tree Foundation for helping to beautify Elliott Street School – a crowned jewel in our district.” I want to also thank our students, their teacher and Principal Nicole T. Johnson for developing a STEM based curriculum supporting the planting of the 24 trees.”
The Superintendent also thanked Senator Ruiz and Councilman Ramos for encouraging the students to continue to protect the environment and to contribute to beautification efforts around their school and in the community.