I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for such a warm welcome to The Craig Family. I have loved getting to know your children and of course, the wonderful faculty who take care of them every day. Now I would like to devote some time to getting to know you a little better. I cordially invite you to come to campus to discuss some of the hopes and dreams you have for your child at Craig. I will be hosting a few morning sessions for you to sit down with me over coffee and refreshments. I remember fondly these opportunities during my interview and hiring process. I look forward to seeing you at one of these events! Come to all of them or come to just one– we will always have a lot to talk about! If none of these dates/times is convenient for you, please reach out via email and we can schedule a more convenient time! I look forward to hearing from you.
2nd Trimester Progress Reports will be posted to our Veracross Online System sometime later next week. Like the 1st-trimester report cards, you will be receiving an outreach when they are posted and a reminder on how to log into your Veracross account to view them. Once you have a chance to review them if you have any questions or need clarification on a progress report, please feel free to email that teacher directly.
After Progress Reports are posted, students’ COACHes will review the progress reports with their COACHees during mid-day support over the next couple of weeks. This will allow our students to be active participants in understanding their progress in specific classes, gain clarity on areas they need to continue to work on, and be a part of the game planning necessary to set and achieve any decided goals.
Now onto the Super Bowl! Thank you to all of our Craig High Community who supported the CHS National Honor Society “Souper Bowl” Soup Can drive leading into this year's Super Bowl. We were able to partner with our Montville neighbors at St. Pius, support our local food pantry, and use our soup can totals to guarantee the Super Bowl winner and the final score. Here is what the soup has told us:
SAN FRANCISCO 49ers 31
KC CHIEFS 22
TAYLOR SWIFT ` 21 total TV showings and references to her
The cans have spoken! Have an amazing Super Bowl filled with the big three F’s-family, friends, and food. And feel free to send in any leftovers on Monday as it has become a tradition at Craig High to follow up Super Bowl Sunday with Leftover Monday! Go Chiefs and Taylor,
OUR UPCOMING WEEK
Monday, February 12th
Josten High School Ring ORDERS DUE (1 PM Room 103)
Tuesday, February 13th
PACS Open Parent Meeting at Craig High (8:30 AM, info below)
Tuesday, February 13th
CHS Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM)
Wednesday, February 14th
Badger HOOPS Home Opener vs Winston Prep High (12:30 PM Tip-off)
Thursday, February 15th
CHS Afterschool Intramural Bowling League (3-4:30 PM, Boonton Lanes)
Thursday, February 15th
2nd Trimester Progress Reports Coming Home
Friday, February 16th
12 PM Close: Mid-Winter Break
THE WEEK AFTER THAT
Monday-Tuesday, February 19th-20th
School Closed: Mid-Winter Break
Wednesday- February 21st
Thursday, February 22nd
CHS Afterschool Intramural Bowling League (3-4:30PM, Boonton Lanes)
Friday, February 23rd
FINAL Friday Night Skiing (4-9PM, Mt. Peters, Warwick, NY)
Monday, February 26th
CHS Hoops Home Game vs Winston Prep High (12:30PM Tip-Off)
SNEAK PREVIEW OF MARCH
Wednesday, March 6th
Monday-Friday, March 18th-22nd
12PM Close: PT Conferences and 2nd Trimester Exams
Saturday, March 23rd
Craig School Annual Chili Throwdown (11AM-1PM)
Wednesday, March 27th
Friday, March 29th
School Closed: Good Friday
Wednesday, April 10th
SAVE THE DATE-The Return of the Craig School Chili Throwdown (Saturday, March 23rd): We are excited to share the Return of the Craig School Chili Throwdown, Saturday, March 23rd, from 11 AM-1 PM in our Mt. Lakes cafeteria. This tradition dates back over 20 years when in 2010 we held our first throwdown. We even have the pictures to prove it (see below)
First Chili Throwdown 2010
We have crowned quite a few Chili Champs since then and are looking to make this year’s the biggest and best Chili Throwdown ever. In order to make that happen, we need our Craig Community to come out in force! So let’s start with our SAVE THE DATE-Saturday, March 23rd. More Chili Throwdown info to come!
We will be hosting a series of virtual events for our community in the upcoming months.
Details on the speakers, topics, and sign-ups will be sent next week!
Craig High Senior, Nate accepted to Iona University: We are thrilled to announce that Nate has been accepted to Iona University in New Rochelle, NY! Iona is home to approximately 3,000 students and offers a variety of academic majors including sports media, business, criminal justice, dance, entrepreneurship, and nursing just to name a few. Iona provides student support services through their specialized LD program called CAP (Comprehensive Assistance Program). Students can attend tutoring sessions with learning specialists on campus who all hold advanced degrees in the field.
Iona students enjoy life in suburban New York while having easy access to New York City. Gael Nation comes out in full force to cheer on their sports teams which are part of NCAA Division I athletics through the MAAC conference. Congratulations again to Nate & Go Gaels!
CHS Hoops Feb HOME Opener THIS WEDS: This Wednesday, February 14th, the Craig High Badgers will be welcoming Winston Prep High (Whippany) to the CHS gym in our season home opener. Tip-off will be around 12:30 PM, and all parents and families are welcome to join us. Parking is right outside the HS gym. Doors will open at 12:15 PM. Go Badgers!
Registration for the 2024 Summer Academy is now open! Reserve your spot today!
Summer Academy will be held at our High School Campus: 24 Changebridge Road in Montville, NJ. All summer medical forms are due by June 1st.
Contact Kelly Wiederlight firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Celebrate the New Year with a Gift to Craig School!
Thank you to all who've donated! We're working hard to reach our goal and need everyone's support.
Every gift matters. Annual Giving covers essential enhancement programming like photography, script handwriting, social and emotional learning, athletics, and more, beyond tuition. Your support isn't just about today; it's about securing tomorrow's opportunities.
Additionally, achieving 100% participation opens doors to additional grant funding.
Together, let's keep Craig thriving!!
If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mary Calvano, Advancement, at email@example.com or call 973-334-1234 x229.
Thank you for being a key ingredient to Craig's success!
18th Annual Golf Outing
Save the date! Our 18th Annual Golf Outing, Dinner & Auction is on Tuesday, June 18, 2023. Even in winter, it's never too early to dream about hitting the course. Get ready for a fantastic event – more details are coming soon!
February 13, 2024
Open Parent PACS Meeting to be Held at Craig High: Our Parent Association will be hosting its next PACS meeting at Craig High and all parents are invited to attend.
Whether you would like to be a part of helping to plan some March school events or just to hear about what PACS does and how you can be involved, this is the perfect opportunity. Here is what you need to know:
PACS Community Meeting:
Parking at Craig High: Guests may park in the front lot near the flagpole.
Entrance: You will be using the 1st Floor Middle Doors which are a short walk from where you will park.
Meeting Room: The PACS meeting will be held in Room 103.
Questions: Reach out to our PACS President, Mrs. Heather Soufan at PACS@craigschool.org
March 1, 2024
The HS will celebrate Read Across America with a cookie and hot cocoa bar with all the fixings. In addition, the students will have a Dr. Seuss mini-writing workshop with an emphasis on rhyme, colorful, imaginative characters, and the use of the anapestic meter.
March 23, 2024
All School Chili Cook-Off. Dr. Cap and Mr. Furlong will have more information to come on this community event.
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craig School FRIDAY NIGHT Skiing and Snowboarding February 9th and 23rd: Craig School skiing continues this Friday (4 PM-9 PM at Mt. Peter in Warwick, NY), and there is still time to join us.
Craig School Skiing Week 1
A few things to get you on the slopes:
REGISTER/FORMS at https://shop.mtpeter.com All students are required to wear a helmet while participating in this activity. Parents are responsible for supervision, forms, payment, and transportation from school to Mt. Peters (Craig School will not be providing transportation).
Mountain Lakes Campus
We are very grateful to have such an involved community! As with any large family, we can overwhelm those around us sometimes. Please help us by doing your best to be considerate of our neighbors whenever you come to campus.
As you come to campus for drop-off, pick-up, and various activities, please continue to be good neighbors to our community. Ideally, when picking up at regular dismissal time, please try to come as close to 3:00 as possible. It is even fine to plan to be here at 3:10. I certainly understand that not all family schedules allow for waiting until 3:00 and just ask that you do what you can. If you must line up before 3:00, please be very mindful of not blocking the road or driveways on either side of Laurel Hill Road and obey idling laws by turning off your car.
When coming onto the Mountain Lakes campus for activities, whether they are during the day or after school, please continue to be considerate of our community. Please only park in lined spots in our lot, in empty spots in the Blue House parking lot, or across the Boulevard at the Masonic Lodge.
We truly appreciate your support of and commitment to your children and The Craig School!
For more information on ways of giving or to make a donation online you can clicking here.