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LS/MS Newsletter – Week of October 15th – 19th

Week of October 15th


Open House at Craig High for our middle school parents 

October 17 – 9am- 10:30am
November 7 – 9am- 10:30am
7th and 8th grade parents, you are invited to join us for an Open House at Craig High School to learn more about our program.

Meet our Director, Dr. Eric Caparulo, Dawn DeSimone, College Counselor and our teaching staff.

We will discuss the bridge from Craig Middle School to Craig High and how our small class sizes along with our outstanding staff make the transition to high school a smooth one for your student.

Learn how our College Prep Program works with and prepares your students for college.

Contact Nicole Moon at nmoon@craigschool.org to reserve your spot.

Library & Leadership Council

Check out this exciting news!

The Craig School Library officially moved September 6, 2018. The new space, affords  students and teachers more room to read, research and discover.  Our current collection houses approximately 3,500 books and is growing thanks to parents who have chosen to generously donate new and gently used books. 

In addition to our book collection we purchased a new software program to catalogue our books.  Lori Marano, Susan Veal, Nicole Chetnik, Amanda Jahn, and Lea Velocci all helped to scan and label the books, then alphabetize them on the shelves. This truly was a team effort. 

Another exciting component to our library are the Google Expeditions that are available to all classes. Students arrive at the library with their class during a scheduled time to   “Launch from the Library” on a virtual tour. 

The library makeover was funded in large part by the Leadership Council who raised money through their first annual Plant Sale last spring. The Council had planned on purchasing  outdoor equipment but when they saw this need  they switched gears.  The balance of the decor was donated by PACS and the Chetnik family.  If you have not had an opportunity to see the new space please stop by. 

If you would like to volunteer to be a library aide contact lgiven@craigschool.org.

Leadership is action not position…. 

Leadership Council is underway for the 2018-2019 school year. We had one of the biggest groups join in September!  Currently the Council is working on the 7th-8th grade Halloween party which will take place on October 26th.  At out last meeting students signed up for various committees such as peer leaders, ambassadors, announcer, spirit day coordinator, etc. It proves to be a fruitful year. Next month we will begin our food drive for Denville Social Services. 

  • The 7th and 8th Grade Leadership Council has been formed. If your child missed the boat and still wants to join make sure they reach out to Mrs. Given this week. She will provide a contract for them to sign so they can become members.


Soccer News:

(Weather permitting – schedule subject to change)

Monday, October 15th Home Game Field with Newark Academy


OCTOBER 30 is the make up game for  Mo Beard – Home Game Field.



Weekly schedules will be listed here in the newsletter.

Complete schedules will be posted to the website on the parents page. Please check for changes.


Homework Help pick up is 3:55 pm:

Monday, October 15th
Wednesday, October 17th

Weekly schedule will be in the weekly newsletter.

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)



Hello Craig Families!

Our Craig Gear Shop closes midnight tonight!  There’s still time to place your orders!   If you have any questions, please contact Lori Marano or Amanda Jahn.


Trick or Trunk/Halloween Events will be on Friday, October 26th.

*We will be looking for volunteers for the Trick or Trunk.   If you would like to participate and decorate your car and hand out candy in the parking lot,  please reach out to Susan Veal yolanynch@aol.com or Susan Gross susanhgross@aol.com.  Also, we are having a Halloween Activities Event for grades 2nd – 6th in the gym following the Trick or Trunk.  Your class parents will be reaching out soon to provide more details.

*The 7th and 8th Graders are having a Halloween Social Party after Trick or Trunk in the cafeteria that will be hosted by the peer leaders.   We are asking for volunteers to help set up and send in treats for them. Please contact me if you would like to volunteer. lorimarano1@gmail.com.

Frost Valley is next week for our 7th and 8th Grades!

Have a great weekend!

Have you joined PACS?  Our goal this year is to have 100% membership.  If you haven’t done so already, please fill out our Membership Form and return it and your check made out to The Craig School – PACS or you can pay via Paypal to pacs@craigschool.org.  Please remember to send in your membership/volunteer form if you pay via Paypal!

Lori Marano

PACS President

PACS is always open to new ideas and available for questions, guidance and volunteering opportunities. Please contact Lori Marano, PACS President at  lorimarano1@gmail.com or 973-760-7177.


Please join us for a parent coffee!

Wednesday, October 17th

8:15 A.M. (after drop-off)

The Blue House

10 Tower Hill Road


RSVP by replying to this email: kburke@craigschool.org  or 973-334-1295 ext. 229

Relax and enjoy some hot coffee and refreshments with members of the administration and other Badger parents!  Hope to see you there!


You should have received a copy  “Make a Difference Right Now” our Annual Fund appeal.  Our goal is to have every parent in the school participate in the Annual Fund this year!  Won’t you join us by making a gift via PayPal or returning the envelope that came along  in the mail.  Thank YOU!


If you have any questions, contact
Director of Development, Katie Burke, kburke@craigschool.org or 973.334.1295 ext. 229


All Health forms are due in the first day of school, regardless of last year’s.  –We do not carry over any forms year to year so anyone who has not sent them is now delinquent.  Please remit to the nurse.

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.
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.
Twitter and Facebook: We post on our school facebook and twitter accounts. Follow us at “THE CRAIG SCHOOL” on twitter and facebook
School Website  www.craigschool.org : On our opening web page, you can scroll to the bottom and see our recent FACEBOOK and TWITTER posts which would include any change in our school status.


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Wednesday, October 17th- Coffee with the Head of School @8:15 a.m.

Wednesday, October 17th- to Friday, October 19th Frost Valley trip – Grades 7th & 8th

Friday, October 19th- Faculty Forum noon dismissal

Friday, October 26th-  Trick or Trunk/Halloween Social

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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