Week of May 20th - May 24th
NOTE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
The students on Wednesday were excited to see the Sun after a dreary start of the week. We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Auction on Saturday. Many thanks to all of our volunteers, all of you who have supported us with our Teacher Feature activities, the teachers and staff who have given so generously of their time, and all of our attendees.
We hope to see you on Saturday Night!
One Giant Leap!
The Craig School Celebrates Exploration
Saturday, May 18th, 2019
The Knoll East
Call Katie Burke-973.334.1295 ext. 229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday – Thursday, May 21 – 23 – Stanford Testing
Friday, May 24 – Red Nose Day (Peer Leaders) & Noon Dismissal Faculty Forum
Monday, May 27 – School Closed Memorial Day
Friday, May 31 – Craig Expo/Talent Show (6 pm)
The 2nd Annual Plant sale was a great success again thanks to the support of the parents, and staff. We hope you enjoy the beautiful flowers and vegetables. We raised $877.00! This money will go directly back to the Lower School campus. Stay tuned to hear how these funds will be distributed.
Rocking Kindness in May. We paint small rocks with positive messages then go for a hike and place them around the community to brighten neighbors’ day.
Red Nose Day Friday, May 24 – ½ day. Leaders create carnival games to raise money for Denville Social Services. Last year the money we raised helped a family whose house caught on fire and needed emergency shelter for several nights.
Talent Show Friday, May 31 – Leaders work as ambassadors
The leaders also worked hard on a secret project for Teacher Appreciation Day. They collected stories and quotes for each teacher then decorated their doors and purchased flowers for them when they arrived for work. The teachers appreciated the effort and the words of appreciation from their students. This labor of love was well worth it.
Thanks to Louis and Oliver McKay who just donated an enormous number of books! We continue to work on inventory and reorganizing our system. Over the summer we will add more bookcases for our ever-growing collection! Thank you as always to our parent volunteers who are the backbone of our library. If you are interested in volunteering to be a library aide next year please contact Laura Given, email@example.com. We would love for you to join us!
Piece on the Expansion and Building Updates
Have you reserved your spot for the Summer Academy yet?
Call or email Nicole Moon, Director of Admissions with any questions or concerns. firstname.lastname@example.org 973 334 1295 x 212.
LS/MS Summer Programs
High School Summer Programs
Monday, May 20 – Home vs. Mo-Beard *RVA/Pick Up 3:00 – 5:00
Tuesday, May 21 – Home PLAYER PARTY! 3:00-5:00
(Taft Practice Field, West Shore Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ)
(*RVA = Home Game Field 353 Powerville Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ)
Weekly schedules will be listed here in the newsletter.
HOMEWORK HELP SCHEDULE
Monday, May 20
Wednesday, May 22
NONE ON THURSDAY, MAY 23 – noon dismissal on Friday, it’s Red Nose Day!
The weekly schedule will be in the weekly 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)
*PLEASE NOTE – DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND NOTIFICATIONS WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
Hello Craig Families!
Our Craig Auction is this Saturday, May 18th! We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!
Our new PACS 2019-2020 Board has been unanimously voted in for next year! Let’s send them a huge congratulations! My daughter is graduating Craig this year, so I will be leaving the board. I will miss everyone at Craig and wish all the students, family and staff continued success! Go Badgers!
PACS President (Elect): Susan Gross (4th Grade Parent)
PACS Vice President (Elect): Lee Guy (7th Grade Parent)
High School Liaison: Susan Veal (Prior Vice President)
Treasurer: Amanda Jahn (9th and 10 Grade Parent)
Secretary: Lea Velocci (9th Grade Parent)
Lower School/High School Communications Coordinator: Debbie Sammon (9th Grade Parent)
Lower School Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Ellen Mikula (5th Grade Parent)
High School Volunteer Coordinator: Lorie Acciarito (10th Grade Parent)
Library – Michele Olinto
Sunshine – Debbie Sammon
Have a great week!
PACS is always open to new ideas and available for questions, guidance and volunteering opportunities. Please contact Lori Marano, PACS President at email@example.com or 973-760-7177.
PARENT OUTREACH COMMUNICATION
Our Phone Notification System: There will be a 973-334-4375 number that appears on your phone. It is a voice-activated system 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. There was a test on Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. please let us know if you did not receive it.
News12: We post any change in our status on News12 on Optimum Cablevision.
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.