Teacher Raises $10,000 for Gifts for Livingston Elementary Children

Posted by Kurt Praschak on 12/20/2019


SMILES, HUGS, LAUGHTER … AND SOME PRESENTS, TOO In a festive, school-wide event that culminated weeks of planning, each of the more than 400 students in New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School received a brand new, tightly wrapped holiday gift.  The effort was coordinated by district physical education teacher Jennifer Olawski, and was financed via an online, Go Fund Me initiative that raised $10,000.



  • Photo 1 – New Brunswick Public Schools physical education teacher Jennifer Olawski greets Livingston Elementary School students.
  • Photo 2 – Students at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School are ready to open their holiday gifts.
  • Photo 3 – Students at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School process across the stage to receive their holiday gifts...
  • Photo 4 - … and, off comes the wrapping paper!
  • Photo 5 – The students are all smiles at New Brunswick’s Livingston Elementary School.
  • Photo 6 – Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools, chats with students.


About New Brunswick Public Schools
The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), a middle school (New Brunswick Middle School) and nine elementary schools (Lincoln, Lincoln Annex, Livingston, Lord Stirling, McKinley, Redshaw, Roosevelt, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, and Woodrow Wilson schools). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field.

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