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SEA members donate breakfast foods for students

SHS staff donated almost 1000 granola bars and cracker packs, a wall of cereal boxes, oatmeal, hundreds of juice boxes and fruit snacks, chocolate milk, water bottles, and paper goods AND almost $300 to start a Breakfast Lounge.  The Lounge provides a healthy, free breakfast to students in need. 

October 24, 2017

It’s Convention Time


The Somerset County Education Association is hosting a hospitality suite on November 9 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Sheraton Atlantic City Crowne Ballroom 3.   

All members welcome – hope to see you there!



December 9, 2016

SEA Breakfast with Santa


The annual SEA Breakfast with Santa is set for Saturday December 17th.  All of the proceeds benefit the SEA Scholarship fund.

Tickets are available now on Eventbrite → Click here ←

If you can’t attend but would still like to contribute something to the scholarship fund you can make a donation on the Eventbrite page – simply click on tickets and you’ll see the donation option.  You can also buy tickets at the door on the day of the event.



April 14, 2016

Somerset Patriots Teacher Appreciation

California Casualty is again the sponsor for the 2016 Teachers of the Year Program by the Somerset Patriots.
These Teacher Appreciation nights take place on May 3rd for Somerset and Union Counties and on May 5th for Middlesex and Hunterdon Counties.

The games start at 7:05pm with a pre-game ceremony acknowledging the teachers around 6:30 pm

We have 100 Upper Box tickets available for each game.
Anyone interested in reserving tickets can email Tom McCartney directly tmccartney@somersetpatriots.com with a copy to me agrosso@calcas.com

Thank you,

Amy Grosso | Senior Group Marketing Team Manager
California Casualty Management Company
p: 215.491.9320 e: agrosso@calcas.com

March 3, 2016

Somerset County Dept of Human Services Newsletter

As I reflect a bit on the marking this March of National Professional Social Work Month, I will unabashedly admit that at this stage of my career I have a full supply of “circles around the sun” and “more forehead than hair” looks. I am (much to my own shock) now one of the “old timers.” In my mind I am still the slim and hirsute young man who decided, over 35 years ago, to become a social worker and set out to make the world (or a small corner of it) a better place in which to live. I am sometimes asked by young folks considering such a career path the million dollar question: “if you had it to do all over again, would you make the same choice?” The answer – without hesitation is – indeed I would.

Youth is often accompanied by hope and belief and faith in the future. The world seems (for most of us who have been lucky enough to grow up in a loving and nurturing environment) a place full of possibility and promise. For many of us, this is the period where we first entertain the notion that what each of us does in our lives – both personal and professionally – matters. Some of us arrive at this via the values and behaviors expressed in our family of origin, or our “larger family” of friends and community (schools, places of worship or fellowship). Conversely, some of us come to this notion based on the things we’ve lived or observed that we wouldn’t wish on others – and feel therefore motivated to change. However one arrives at the decision to try to “change the world” the “how” of the matter becomes crucial and potentially life changing.

How does one professionalize being a “change agent?” For many of us, that professionalization has led us to choosing a career as a social worker. In practical terms, that has meant a choice to tailor our college education around a social work major or follow a liberal arts degree with post graduate work that makes us eligible for licensure (at a variety of levels, based on a combination of work experience and examination pas-sage).

I’ve already taken the position that this is a career choice worth making and here’s how I think about it…


February 4, 2016

Supporting our District’s Children

Terry Trubiano presents Laura Manziano with a $300 check on behalf of the Somerville Education Association.  The check is from the SEA Breakfast with Santa for the SHS Drama Club to which Laura is the advisor.   Members of the Drama Club helped out at the breakfast and profits were split between the club and our SEA scholarship fund.
A big thanks to, Angela Goff, SEA Fundraising Chair, who did much of the breakfast preparation and organizing with Terry, and deserves much credit for its success.
2015 SEA fundraiser check

January 21, 2016

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