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HS Week Of April 19, 2021

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

Welcome back!  It was great to see everyone back from Spring Break safe and sound and to officially kick off our 3rd trimester.   Enjoy the April showers and their pay off in May!

Dr. Cap

 

CALENDAR INFO

Tuesday, April 20th: HS Afterschool Intramural Sports League (3-4:30PM) 

 

Wednesday, April 21st: HS XC Practice (3-4:30PM)

 

Tuesday, April 28th: HS Afterschool Intramural Sports League (3-4:30PM) 

 

Wednesday, April 29st: HS XC Practice (3-4:30PM)

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

HS Student Spotlight

Freshman Alyssa Published Writer

In Mrs. Gallagher’s freshman writing course, our 9th graders explored poetry.  When it came time for students to write their own poems, we submitted some of their works to Young Writers of America and Alyssa’s work was selected based on its  "imagination, creativity, originality and use of language." 

Here is an excerpt from Alyssa’s published work-

When you lose hope in yourself 

For who you see in the mirror 

What you look like in your reflection 

Scared of being judged

 

Want to disappear into nothingness 

Just wanting to be invisible 

Don’t want the world to look at me

Wishing to be a new me 

….

Always wished you cared

Goodness will help me stay strong 

To lose this hopelessness

To finally be the true me.

Just Imagine...

See Alyssa in our photo gallery.

 

Craig Middle School 2021 Leadership Council Plant Sale

With April showers come May flowers and Craig wants to help with the second-part of that! The Leadership Council at our Craig Middle School is holding their 4th annual Flower Same and they have extended an invite to our HS families to get in on this.  Here is the link that will lead you to all of the amazing flower and vegetable options:

Leadership Council Plant Sale Order Form

Print, Fill out the form and submit it to the HS Office with payment by Monday April 26th.  We will then send home your flowers with your teens on Friday May 7th.  

 

 

ADMISSIONS

Last call!  Registration is open for The Craig School Summer Academy in grades 2-12. 

The Craig School Lower and Middle School program will be in person on our Mt Lakes Campus.  The Craig High School Summer Academy will offer either in person or virtual learning on our Montville Campus.

 The enrichment program for both divisions will located on the Mountain Lakes Campus.  Please see the registration forms for times, dates and cost.  Spaces are limited and we need you registration form ASAP to hold your child's spot.   Please do not delay and come join us for a great summer program!    

Registration forms at  https://www.craigschool.org/academics/summer-academy/

 

NEWSLETTER GALLERY
ATHLETICS

HS Spring Sports Are Pitched Up (Literally)and Off and Running (Literally)  

Our first Spring Intramural League kicked off this week with 16 students helping to get our league started.  Our afterschool intramural league meets on Tuesdays through May 18th from 3-4:30PM and provides our students with the opportunity to play some of their gym class favorites in a round-robin team format. This week we started off with Waffle Ball! (that's not a typo!)   

Waffle Ball 2021 in our photo gallery.

 

Also, Craig High Cross Country is off and running with our first ever Spring XC!  Coach Crum welcomed back the majority of our fall runners and officially began our pursuit for a live 5K event sometime in mid-May. XC Practices will be held each Weds through May 19th from 3-4:30PM. 

Badger Runners Battling Gravity and the Elements in our photo gallery.

 

DEVELOPMENT

AMAZON WISH LIST

One of the ways that you can help insure that The Craig School Golf Outing/Auction, which will be our biggest fundraiser of the year, is a success is by donating items to the Auction through our Amazon Wish List.  The Amazon Wish List is similar to a gift/wedding registry – there are an assortment of items of varying price levels available for you to purchase for the Silent Auction which will be delivered directly to the Blue House.   Should you decide to purchase an item(s) through the Amazon Wish List, please make sure all items are at the Blue House by May 15th and please list yourself as the donor so we can properly give you credit for your donation(s). 

HOW TO ORDER FROM THE CRAIG SCHOOL AMAZON WISH LIST:

Make sure you are logged into your Amazon Smile account, so Craig received the benefit of your shopping!

Click here:   https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/R6ZYBVR92E3T?ref_=wl_share

Please send purchases directly to Craig at 10 Tower Hill Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046 Attn:  Katie Burke.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com or Katie Burke at kburke@craigschool.org.

 

GOLF/AUCTION- SAVE THE DATE

Join us on Tuesday, June 15th for the 15th Annual Craig School Golf Outing!  This year in addition to the golf outing, non-golfers can sign-up for a wine tasting and/or spa services while at Ballyowen.  There is also a special hotel rate available!  After golf (or wine/spa), all will come together  for cocktails, dinner and our virtual Auction (which is available to those who are unable to attend as well!)  it is sure to be fun for all and will be a great way to support our Craig students.

See our gallery.

 

 

COVID FUNDRAISER

 

See our gallery.

IMPORTANT INFO

HS Summer Academy 2021 (July 6-July 29)

Signups for the HS Summer Academy are still happening.  Summer courses include Literature, Writing, Math, and Multimedia Presentations.  The program is Monday through Thursdays, 8:50AM-12PM (except week 1 which is Tues-Fri due to the 4th of July Holiday). 

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Giving at Craig

For more information on ways of giving to Craig, please contact Katie Burke, Director of Development, at 973-334-1234 or make a donation online by clicking here.

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