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LS/MS Newsletter

Week of February 24th - February 28th

 

Head of School Message

I am looking forward to seeing many of you tomorrow for the Craig Chili Throwdown.  Thanks again to all of the volunteers who are going to make this event fun for all of us.

Tad

 

CRAIG CALENDAR

Saturday, February 22nd - Chili Cookoff

 Monday, March 2nd - Read Across America Week

 Tuesday, March 3rd – Coffee with the Head of School (8:15 a.m.)

 Thursday, March 19th - Annual Family STEM Night

DEVELOPMENT

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US SO LET’S CELEBRATE 40 YEARS OF GOOD TIMES!

CELEBRATE WITH US!

 

Come celebrate 40 years of Craig School on Saturday, May 2nd!

 

There will be cocktails, dinner, a silent auction and the much anticipated live auction and everyone can go home a winner…especially our students!

Look for a formal invitation to follow, but mark your calendars now!

We’re looking forward to a night of fun and festivities celebrating 40 years of Craig!

 

COMMUNITY

 Leadership Council   

Leadership Council has been focused on:

  •  Chow Down - which will begin for 7th and 8th grade students on March 6th. Flyers will be sent next week explaining the program and include hard copy menus.
  • Developing events for Read Across America week March 2
  • Our first venture out to St. Francis will be on February 24 from 1:05-2:50. Half of the Council will attend. Next month the other half will participate. We will visit 4 times enabling leaders to attend twice. Permission slips  were sent home this week. 
  • Thanks to Ellie Wapner and Ryan Leibowitz for being our student ambassadors during our Open House on February 11. 

Library 

WOW!!! Thank you parents!  I asked and you listened. We had over half our overdue books returned!  Thank you. Please keep hunting. We truly appreciate your efforts to keep our shelves filled! 

We have a dynamic group on our library team! 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. 

TECH TIP

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.

 

LAST SKI TRIP 

Ski Make-up date as 2/28

Bag Lunch mandatory

 

COMMUNICATION

Read our current

NOTES FROM THE CHAIR

ADMISSIONS - SUMMER ACADEMY PROGRAM

SUMMER SIGNUP IS 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

ATHLETIC SCHEDULES

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.

https://www.craigschool.org/craig-saturday-morning-basketball/

 

LACROSSE

Welcome to Badger Lacrosse 2020 - Grades 5th to 8th

All returning players need only to sign and return this form.

All new players need equipment and a uniform.

Players that have their own equipment need only to buy the team uniform. $95.00

(Uniform cost)

If you need equipment we can measure your child and order it through the school and get the team price of $195.00

(Helmet, Gloves, Shoulder Pads, Arm Pads and stick)

If you need both uniform and equipment the total is $290.00

Players must also wear a mouth guard provided by the parents.

Cleats are highly recommended (Soccer cleats are fine)

LACROSSE IS A CONTACT SPORT

First Practice is Tuesday, March 24th 

The practice and game schedule will be distributed

Student____________________________________

Parent Signature_____________________________

Uniform and Equipment money must be in by Monday, March 9th

  • Please mark this circle if you do not need any equipment or uniform

Please make all checks payable to The Craig School. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Furlong (973-334-4375 ext.110)

Schedule of games will be on the website.

HOMEWORK HELP SCHEDULE

Homework Help:

Monday, February 24th

Wednesday, February 26th

Thursday, February 27th

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

HOMEWORK HELP COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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 

PACS

Dear Craig Families,

PACS needs you!!! If you have just one hour, one day or would be interested in chairing an event - PACS would LOVE to have you volunteer!! 

On our calendar are the following:

Annual Chili Throwdown

        TOMORROW!  - This Saturday from 11am-1pm in the Wilson Lunchroom.  Come taste all of the amazing entries.  Everyone is welcome!! 

 

Read Across America

         In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, PACS hosts a breakfast for the students on March 6, 2020. 

 

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!

Book Fair

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

 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

PARENT OUTREACH COMMUNICATION

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.

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

 

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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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310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288
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10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299
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