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LS/MS Newsletter

Week of November 18th – November 22nd


Message from The Head Of School

Among my favorite days during our school year is the upcoming Grandfriends' Day on Tuesday, November 26.  I am a big fan of the rituals of Thanksgiving, and this day at Craig where "Grandfriends" of our students come to campus and actively participate in a morning of activities.  My hope is that as many of our students enjoy the day with their Grandfriend(s) as possible. 

Tad Jacks


Tuesday, November 26th – Grandfriends Day (8-12) NOON dismissal

Wednesday-Friday, November 27th-29th – School Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, December 5th – Re-takes from Picture Day.

Wednesday, December 18th – NOON dismissal 

Thursday, December 19th – thru January 1st – Holiday Break



Leadership Council


  • High Five Friday - Thanks to Grace, Kit and Will for welcoming our students last week. 
  • Thanks to Will Bruzzese and Kayla Brattoli for being ambassadors for our Open House in November. 
  • 8th grade leaders traveled to the Denville Food Pantry to drop off the food donations and take a tour of the facility. The learned about the people who use the pantry and how it services the community. 
  • Grandfriends Day is on November 26. The Leadership Council offers refreshments before our Match Game Show. If you are able to contribute to the Bake sale please sign up on the Sign-Up Genius that was sent this week. Bring food in morning of Grandfriends day. 

Ongoing/Upcoming Events: 

  • Bake sale during Grandfriends Day - 11/26
  • Peer Tutoring - Began this week. 


Scholastic Book orders were sent to all students. You can also go online and peruse and order from other catalogues if you wish, just use our school code and order online. Orders were due November 14. 

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. 


Question: My child can be a bit disorganized. I am trying to help them check to make sure they have submitted all work. How can I support this effort?

Answer:  Ask your child to log into Google Classroom. They can then click on the three lines at the top left-hand corner, a drop-down menu will appear. Click on TO DO. This will list assignments from all classes. You can get more granule and click on specific classes or see the global view. Lastly, IF you are not receiving Guardian Summaries and would like to reach out to Mrs. Given or Mrs. Rosky. We will get you up and running. 

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


For those of you who want to plan ahead, please be on the lookout for information on our annual Ski Trip:  

When – 3 Fridays- January 31st, February 7th & February 14th (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 – Grades 5, 6, 7 & 8

First  practices: 

Tuesday, November 19th

Thursday, November 21st 

Monday, November 25th

Please request a sign-up sheet: sanderle@craigschool.org

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


Homework Help:

Monday, November 18th

Wednesday, November 20th

Thursday, November 21st

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)




Let's do this!!!  Our goal is to have all of our parents make a gift to the Annual Fund this year!  Here's your chance to help us obtain that goal!   Make a donation today by using 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!



Dear Craig Families,

We hope to see you at Grandfriends Day which takes place on Tuesday, November 26th. It’s truly a special day for our students, as they are proud to get to share our amazing school with their grandfriends.  A light continental breakfast will be served.

As always, if you have any programming ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email susanhgross@aol.com

Thank you,

Susan Gross


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.

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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