Back-to-School-Supplies Campaign–Dr. Rotem and WJRZ Team up to Help BigBrothers BigSisters

Posted on May 20, 2013 By

Teachers usually tell their students not to waste the summer.  The end of the school year, they tell us, is the right time to begin planning for the new school year!

Several organizations are working to make sure that when school bells ring this September, Ocean County Big Brothers BigSisters will start the new school year with the backpacks and supplies they need.  Toms River dentist Dr. Ron Rotem, 355 Lakehurst Road, Toms River, through radio station WJRZ (100.1 FM), is kicking-off a back-to-school-supplies campaign this May by filling 50 backpacks with school supplies for BigBrothers Big Sisters.

The public is invited to help. From the mid-June through early September,  attendees of the summer concert series in Brick Township and Berkeley can fill large blue WJRZ collection barrels with school supplies.*


June 27, Dusk; Drive in Movie: Brave

July 4, 7:00 p.m.; SummerFest Concert: Jimmy & The Parrots
FIREWORKS at 9:00 p.m..

July 18, Dusk; Drive in Movie:  Hotel Transylvania

July 25, 7:00 p.m.; SummerFest Concert: Long Live the Beatles
FIREWORKS at 9:00 p.m..

August 1, 6:00 p.m.; Annual Car Show –

August 6, 6:00 p.m.; National Night Out Against Crime and Kids Day Celebration

August 15, 7:00 p.m.; The Bronx Wanderers
FIREWORKS at 9:00 p.m..

August 29, Dusk; Drive in Movie:  The Avengers

September 21 (rain date Sept. 22); Kite Fest, at Brick Beach III

Hosted by the Time Capsule Cruisers 


Berkeley Township Sounds of Summer

The Infernos  June 26, 6:00 p.m.

The 70′s Project   July 10, 6:00 p.m.

Radio Nashville   July 24   6:00 p.m.

The Duprees   August 21   6:00 p.m.

The Bronx Wanderers  August 7, 6:00 p.m.

Berkeley Pride Day Sept. 7,  5:00 p.m.

About Dr. Rotem: Dr. Rotem was graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 1991.  His practice focuses on cosmetic dentistry and conscious sedation.  Dr. Rotem belongs to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, NJ Chapter of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization of Conscious Sedation, the International College of Cranial Mandibular Orthopedics, the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, Monmouth/Ocean Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Rotem is an active member of the Crown Council.  He is also a member of the Jersey Shore Business Network, Toms River.


Boxes of 24 regular Crayola crayons

Large (fat) Elmer’s glue sticks

Small Elmers glue sticks

Elmer’s glue 4 oz.

Safety scissors

Covered pencil sharpeners

Marble composition books (100 sheets)

Boxes of #2 pencils

Pencil pouch with zipper


Dry Erase markers (BIC Great Erase Bold)

Supply box (no more than 2 ¼” high) must fit in desk

Folders with 2 bottom pockets – hard plastic vinyl

Construction Paper – 9X12 – assorted colors

Scientific calculators

Loose- leaf paper

Notebooks- 1 subject

Notebooks- 3 subjects

Notebooks -5 subjects

Blue pens

Black pens

Colored markers –fat and thin

Colored pencils

White out tape and liquid


Rulers (dual function-standard and metric)


Flash drives

Index cards 3 x 5 and 5 x7

Binders 1” and 3 “

Binder subject dividers

Sticky Notes

Clear report covers

X-large book socks