Lower/Middle School (973) 334-4375
Craig High School (973) 334-1234
Admissions (973) 334-1295

LS/MS Newsletter

Week of January 20th – January 24th


Message From The Head Of School

All of us in the Blue House( non-academic Administrative Office)  have become concerned lately that our parents and our students may be at risk crossing Tower Hill Road as the traffic coming from the top of the hill( towards the west) and beyond the school comes down the hill at a fast rate. Please take extra time looking before crossing the street and specifically looking up the hill.

Tad Jacks - Head of School



Monday, January 20th - School Closed - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Friday, January 24thSki/Snowboard trip - First of 3 Fridays

Saturday, February 22nd - Chili Cookoff


Leadership Council  

Leadership Council meets weekly during Wednesday lunch to review our ongoing work, future goals and to discuss leadership skills and how they apply in various circumstances. Last week Leaders filled out a values assessment where they had to reflect on values they held dear and think how those values apply to their life. 

This week students discuss the statement “You don’t have to tell me your values, I can see them by your life choices.”  We dive a bit deeper into how your values focus your life choices and how to make sure you are living true to your values. 


Scholastic book orders were sent home this week. Book orders support our library. If you see a book that interests you or your child, you can send in a check or order it online. We appreciate your participation. Orders are due January 23. 

If you would like to be a library assistant during the day, volunteering a half hour or hour of your time weekly, reach out to lgiven@craigschool.org Assistants are critical to our library.  Assistants ensure returned books get back on the shelves and our library stays in tip top shape. This is a great opportunity to come spend a bit of time in school. 




If you have any Google related questions? Forward them to trosky@craigschool.org or lgiven@craigschool.org

Just want a better understanding of Google?  Ms. Given and Ms. Rosky offer one on one sessions to parents.  Email if interested.

If you have any system issues reach out to jchismar@craigschool.org



Bag Lunch mandatory for annual Ski Trip:

When – 3 Fridays
January 24th, January 31st, February 7th (weather permitting)

Who – All age groups from Age 5 for skiing and Age 6 for Snowboarding

Cost – Total is for all 3 days & includes lessons, equipment rentals & lift tickets = $171.59*


*credit cards accepted.


Girls Basketball Games – Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

Now that the season is over for Girls Basketball, please remember to turn in your uniforms (clean).  Thank you!


Boys Basketball – Grades 6, 7, & 8

Tuesday, January 21st 3:05-5:30 vs. Peck School – Away

Thursday, January 23rd 3:05-5:00 Red vs. Black - Home

Schedule Subject to change


Please contact Mr. Furlong with any issues:  nfurlong@craigschool.org


Saturday Basketball – All Grades

Craig Saturday Morning Basketball is a co-ed instructional fun league for all elementary/middle school grade levels. Brothers and sisters welcome to join. Players will be drafted on a team, receive team shirts, and play 3 to 4 games each week. It will run for four Saturday’s starting at the end of February.  Here is what you need to know:

Where:  Reeth-Furlong Gym, Mt. Lakes

Time:  9:00am to 11:00am

Saturday Dates:

February 22nd

February 29th

March 7th

March 21st 

Please download the sign up form below.



Homework Help:

Monday, January 20th – SCHOOL CLOSED - NO HWH

Wednesday, January 22nd

Thursday, January 23th 

The weekly schedule will be in the newsletter. The full schedule will available on the Craig School website on the Parents Page.


Dismissal time of 3:55 pm and a 4:00 sharp pick-up time.
Homework Help Direct Cell Phone # 1-862-207-9863 (calls and text messages accepted)




Our 40 for 40 fundraising campaign was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated to help us reach our goal!

You can still participate -  click the Paypal link below!


You can also make a pledge by emailing Katie Burke at kburke@craigschool.org or calling 973-334-1295 ext.229 or sending back your envelope you received in the mail.

Your support means the world to The Craig School!




Save the date for the annual Chili Cookoff! Stay tuned for more details!


Dear Craig Families,

PACS needs you!!! With the New Year upon us, PACS is gearing up for a number of exciting events and we could use your help!!    

On our calendar are the following:

Read Across America

         In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, PACS hosts a waffle/bagel breakfast for the students 

Book Fair

         Our annual Scholastic Books book fair takes place over three days with plenty of options for everyone!

Annual Chili Cookoff

         Do you think your chili is award winning? Hot & spicy, Skyline style... what’s your specialty? Not much of a cook, no worries - tasters are also welcome! Sign up to participate  this Saturday afternoon event!


Teacher Feature 

        PACS participates in the Annual Gala auction with one of our most popular events!  We auction student participation in experiences led by our  faculty and staff.  Go kayaking with Mr. Furlong & Mrs. Cozine, sleepover or sleep under in the school gym, escape rooms, ropes courses and more! 

There’s nothing better than when we come together to make “awesome” happen!!   If you have even a few hours, please consider volunteering for an event!  

As always, PACS is open to all ideas and suggestions. Please email susanhgross@aol.com if you have any questions, or are interested in becoming more involved with PACS. 

Warm regards,

Susan Gross


CHS Grad Panel 2020 welcomed back a few of our grads! 

Steven Rodriguez, CHS Class of 2017

Enrolled at Mitchell College, New London, CT - Current Major, Human Development

Mitchell College Cross Country Team

Inducted into the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society (international honor society for students with disabilities)


Camille Incao, CHS Class of 2017 

Graduated Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics and Cosmetology

Majored in Cosmetology - Attended CCM Major Fine Arts

Currently Apprenticing at "Anthony Garubo Salon" in Maplewood


Ryan Coates, CHS Class of 2017

Attending Mitchell College - Majoring in Communications

Secretary of the Mitchell Competitive Gaming Club (largest club on campus).  Also, member of Mitchell Film Club

Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success


Cameron Maresca, CHS Class of 2017

Lesley University, Cambridge MA (Threshold Program)  - Studying Business and Food Services

Internship at local restaurants which has turned into a paying job

Member of Circle of Friends Club


Mihir Jacinto, CHS Class of 2018 

Attending Pace University, NYC  - Majoring Information technology

Member of the Pace Computing Society (serves as club secretary)

Volunteers as a Pace U Mentor for college freshmen and helps them adjust to college life.

Completed a Summer Internship with JP Morgan and Chase


Mark Zarnick, CHS Class of 2019

Attending CCM (Community College of Morris)  - Majoring in Psychology

Currently working part-time at the YMCA as a swim instructor   


Late and Absent Reminder: Please email the office as early as possible (or prior to 9 a.m. on the day) concerning any absences, late arrivals or early pick-ups at  Sanderle@craigschool.org .

Also, please be sure to sign your child in and out during the school day as well as after hours.  Thank you!

Our Phone Notification System: There will be a 973-334-4375 number that appears on your phone. It is voice-activated so you need to say HELLO once and allow the system to activate. If you are unable to take the call, it will leave a message.  If you did not receive a message during the last delay or closure, please contact me.

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Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861

Craig High School

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288

The Craig School Admission and Administration office

10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299


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