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LS/MS Newsletter

Week of April 5th- April 10th

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL

Spring Break - different than what any of us envisioned just a few weeks ago but a new time to relax, reflect and enjoy each other. The Craig School staff, our students and our parents have been working very hard and we are so proud of the entire community.

We will be taking a break from the school patterns of these last weeks. We will continue to provide and share activities and stories thru our social media but school will be closed to learning and on line classes

Thank you to our entire community for coming together and making the last three weeks of distance learning a success.

Stay Well.

Tad Jacks

COMMUNITY

FOR OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY

 

We are so proud of our teachers, students and entire Craig Community. We have been receiving many messages about your experiences about our on line school model. We would like to share a few of the recent comments and also encourage you to share your experiences, thoughts or your students thoughts with us.

We have a question for you...please email your responses to dgallo@craigschool.org

Whats the number one thing your students like about our on line learning experience?

BELOW ARE RESPONSES FROM LAST WEEK

I do want to add our voice to the many that you have already received, the work that you and the teachers have done at this crazy time is almost miraculous. 
All I can say is that Rebecca has taken it incredibly seriously with a few bumps in the road not helped by the fact that her parents are not natural teachers! Your team have managed to keep her engaged which I can't thank you enough, particularly as I have been distracted with the work that we are doing at JnJ to fight the virus. 
Thank you for all that you do for our children and from us a heartfelt thank you for what you do for Rebecca
Best Wishes
Caroline, Simon and Rebecca
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Thank you!

Your teacher btw, are doing a phenomenal job. Hats off to you all... we are all learning on the go and I commend them all for their patience, their flexibility and their concern for Thomas. We are so grateful!

Kind regards,
Victoria Sanders

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I wanted to reach out and tell you that you and the teachers are doing a really great job! Utilizing the technology to do live teaching has been key. Other schools are just posting work and teachers are available to answer questions via video - but don’t live teach.
The quick pivot of your teachers to keep teaching the students live has allowed the kids to not skip a beat. I have to say that we do not feel overwhelmed or stressed at all with Sivert’s school days (my daughter’s school is a different story).
Also, I can tell you that we would be completely supportive of 5 days of academic learning. Sivert said he preferred the academic learning and missed it Friday. 🙂 Just wanted to share from a student’s perspective.

Sonja

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Thank you! You and the staff have been so wonderful. I hear from folks I work with how unorganized their children's online schooling is. I feel so lucky to have such a caring, organized, and devoted group of professionals working with my 8th grader!!

I hope you are  safe and well. 

Best regards,
Kelly Colangelo
AMAZON SMILE

Use Amazon Smile to Support The Craig School:  We all use Amazon but many of us are unaware of AmazonSmile and how just by purchasing what you were going to buy anyway, you can raise money for the Craig School!  There is no additional cost either.  Here is what you do:

  • Go to smile.amazon.com
  • Here you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as their traditional Amazon.com
  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of all of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
  • Bookmark smile.amazon.com to make it easier to get back to
  • You use your same account on Amazon.com with AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, and other account settings are also the same.
  • On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping.   
  • Click on SUPPORTING Tab located at the top left
  • In the Search Bar, type in Craig School and the Craig School, Mountain Lakes will be one of your options. Click on select and that’s it!
  • They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

It’s that simple so as we all endure our work from home situation, please think of the Craig School next time you need to put Amazon to work for you. 

SHARING AND LEARNING TOGETHER

There are so many on line opportunities available and positive family activities you can share with your student while at home.

Craig School Getting On Board

The Viral 'Clap For Carers' Movement!

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/clap-for-carers-movement

Lets join and send a sweet thank you to all of the first responders helping combat coronavirus,  showing our gratitude to the doctors, nurses and emergency workers tirelessly fighting on the front lines.

Upload your family video to our Facebook or Instagram Page so we can be part of the movement sweeping the nation!

SHARE ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/thecraigschool/

 SHARE ON INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/craigbadgers/

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VIRTUAL TOURS FROM YOUR COUCH

Here are 17 virtual tours you can enjoy from the safe social distance of your couch

while on Spring Break.

See the World from Your Couch on Virtual Tours

ADMISSIONS - SUMMER ACADEMY PROGRAM

SUMMER SIGNUP IS STILL OPEN!

Our summer academy focuses on language-based learning difficulties and we cater to the educational needs of our students.  From teaching decoding skills and reinforcing skills learned during the school year to preparing kids for high school.

Academic and Enrichment Programs Daily.

SUMMER ACADEMY INFO AND SIGN UPS

 Email Nicole Moon at nmoon@craigschool.org with any summer academy questions!

PARENT EMERGENCY OUTREACH

 

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.

News12: We post any change in our status on News12 on Optimum Cablevision.

Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

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

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288
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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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The Craig School campuses will remain closed for an extended period of time. We are following the NJ guidelines for the Coronavirus, and no timetable has been determined by the state. For Information regarding the CoronavirusClick Here