Representatives from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery visited School No. 1 on Thursday, May 10, to see in action the fifth-grade science kits that the company donated through an $80,000 grant to Linden Public Schools. The kits are part of the Full Option Science System (FOSS), a research-based science curriculum for Grades K-8.

“The Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery does so much to help the students of the district,” said Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi. “We’re very fortunate to have such a community-minded company as part of the Linden family.”

Fifth-grade students throughout the district complete three kits each year: “Living Systems,” which studies life science; “Mixtures and Solutions,” physical science; and “Earth and Sun,” earth science. The grant from Phillips 66 totals $80,550. Each kit includes books and materials to conduct investigations. The students learn to take notes on their investigations and have discussions on their findings.

Pictured above are, from left, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery Community Relations Coordinator Mary Phillips, Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery Manager of Public Affairs Nancy Sadlon; fifth-grade teacher Kim Krupski; Linden Public Schools Science Specialist Cynthia Apalinski; Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi; School No. 1 Vice Principal Rachelle Crawley; and Science Supervisor Rose Goldstein. Students, from left, are Christian Canossa, Cydni Dume, Karla Ferrer and Luxberson Archil.

scenes in the classroom

At left, Mary Phillips, community relations coordinator for Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, talking with Science Supervisor Rose Goldstein and Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi. At right, Dr. Robertozzi and School No. 1 Vice Principal Rachelle Crawley watch as students work in Kim Krupski's fifth-grade classroom.