Craig School New Jersey

High School Week of January 29th


Message from the Head Of School

What do groundhogs, snow days, and the Super Bowl have in common?  That’s easy!  They are what makes February the best month of the year.  Throw in a President’s Day weekend and the title of shortest month of the year and you have yourself a winning month!  

Now take all of that and let’s add to the mix what will be unfolding at Craig High in February.  Basketball season is up and running (literally) with our home opener next Friday (Feb 2nd).  Our afterschool bowling league starts this Thursday (Feb 1) and we can’t forget our Friday night ski program (Feb 2, 9 & 23).  Put this all together and what you have is a pretty exciting month at Craig High.

Stay tuned,

Dr. Cap



Tuesday, January 30th  

CHS Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM, CHS Gym) 


Thursday, February 1st 

After School Bowling WEEK 1 (3-4:30 PM, Boonton Lanes)  


Friday, February 2nd 

CHS Hoops Home Game vs Winston Prep (1 PM Tip-Off) 


Friday, February 2nd 

Afterschool Skiing (4-9 PM, Mt Peter, Warwick NY)


Tuesday, February 6th 

Josten High School Ring Presentation (1 PM Room 103)


Tuesday, February 6th  

CHS Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM) 


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) 


Thursday, February 15th 

2nd Trimester Progress Reports Coming Home


Friday, February 16th

12 PM Close: Mid-Winter Break


Monday-Tuesday, February 19th-20th  

School Closed: Mid-Winter Break


Monday, February 26th   

CHS Hoops Home Game vs Winston Prep (1 PM Tip-Off) 







Craig School High School Virtual Grad Panel 2024-Words of Wisdom:

Earlier this month, we held our annual Virtual Grad Panel as Craig High Alums zoomed in from their homes and colleges, with one panelist even zooming in all the way from Arizona!  For anyone who missed the event, here is the link to a recording of the Panel recording.

Our alumni shared with our students and guest parents about a variety of post-secondary topics all through the lens of being a college student with learning disabilities.  They spoke about choosing their college with a focus and how they knew which was the best fit for them.  A big theme was selecting the school that offered the best LD support services and where they would feel the most comfortable and successful.  The panelists spoke about using extended time and private testing spaces as two examples of common accommodations. Outside of class, our alums shared their campus involvements, from Greek Life to sports teams to working on campus and giving back through community service.  In addition to all that, our Grad Panel had some insightful and enlightening words of advice for our future CHS college students:

Luke Danza, CHS ‘23, Beacon College, Leesburg, Florida (

“Keep an agenda book like we did at CHS. It really helps with time management and keeping some structure and organization throughout the day”

Matt Maisel, CHS ‘23, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (

“Don’t procrastinate writing a 15-page paper! Give yourself enough time to start a few weeks before it is due. Make sure to always check your class syllabus about your work, because professors may not constantly remind you like in high school.

Giacomo Velocci, CHS ‘22, Suffolk University, Boston, MA (

“Don’t stay in your dorm room the whole first semester! Join clubs, meet new people, and take advantage of all that your campus has to offer”

Malya McHugh, CHS ‘21 Montclair State University (

“It is also OK to not have everything figured out. That is what college and life is all about besides, not everyone knows what they want to do at 18 years old”

John Lepes, CHS ‘20, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ (

“The time difference is all spaced out. It’s important to find time to study and make a plan, and do something even when you may not technically have anything to do.”

Thank you to our incredible panelists for your inspiration and wisdom! We hope that some of our current students will aspire to be on the panel one day and continue this great tradition.


Badger Bowling League Starts Up This Week:  CHS Afterschool Bowling is back! Our 4-week intramural bowling league starts up this Thursday, February 1st then we bowl for the next 3 weeks (Feb 8th, 15th, and 22nd). 


We will get our bowlers to the lanes and pick up will be at Boonton Lanes (520 Myrtle Avenue) at 4:30 PM.  We will cover the cost of the bowling.  Students will be responsible for any snacks and drinks from the concession stand.  Any questions, email Mrs. T at or Ms. Crum at 




Celebrate the New Year with a Gift to Craig School! 

A heartfelt thank you to all who have already contributed to the Craig School Annual Giving Campaign – your generosity is truly inspiring!!

Embrace the spirit of giving as we dive into the Craig School Annual Giving Campaign! Your support is a beacon of positivity! As we step into the New Year, we need your help to achieve our goal of 100% participation from the incredible Craig community.  Every contribution, big or small, is a key ingredient in the recipe for Craig School's success. You play a crucial role in making Craig not just survive but thrive!

What better time than the New Year to be part of something extraordinary? Click the Donation Button now to make your contribution and kickstart the year with generosity.

Donate Here - Every Gift Matters!


If you have any questions or need assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mary Calvano, Advancement, at 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 Meeting Date and Time: Tuesday, February 13th, 8:30 AM 
  • Where: Room 103 at Craig High in Montville
  • OR ZOOM (PACS Zoom Meeting Link)

Questions: Reach out to our PACS President, Mrs. Heather Soufan at

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


Ordering CSHS Lunch Delivery-February Lunches:  Just a reminder that the ordering window for February Lunch Delivery is now open THROUGH THIS Monday, January 22nd.  To register to place orders or to re-order,  go to  

Craig School FRIDAY NIGHT Skiing and Snowboarding in February:  Thanks to Mr. Furlong, we have secured the February dates for our annual after-school Skiing and Snowboarding.  Ski dates will be Fridays, February 2, 9, and 23 from 4 PM-9 PM at Mt. Peter in Warwick, NY.  A few things to consider:

  • IF YOU PLAN ON SKIING ALL THREE DATES, Discounted Registration is available at: then enter our  Group Code (as typed):  Craig2024
  • IF YOU CAN ONLY SKI ONE OR TWO OF THE DATES: If you can not attend all three dates and would still like to participate,  Please sign up at The group discount will not apply to this sign-up.
  • 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).


During the sign-up process, waivers will need to be signed for each item purchased/rented. Once each participant completes the sign-up process, it will then prompt for payment.  Our group is set up to pay the mountain directly. Your order will not be processed without payment. The deadline for group registration is January 29, 2024Please contact Mr. Furlong at with any questions.   

Last year's CHS Ski Crew!


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!


Giving at Craig

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