Here is to hoping that those big white piles surrounding your home are the last view of snow for this season we will have to see(knock on wood)! We are so proud of our students and teachers for the seamless and successful transition to virtual learning and then back into the classroom. It is truly easier said than done but thanks to our teachers commitment and creativity, our parents patience and support, and our students receptiveness and responsibility, we were able to pull it off. Well done Craig Community! 22 Days until Spring!
Tuesday, March 2nd
Afterschool Hoops Practice (3-4:30PM)
Wednesday, March 24th through Friday, March 26th
12PM Dismissal: Trimester Exams and Parent Teacher Virtual Conferences
Tuesday, March 30th
2nd Trimester Report Cards Coming Home
Celebrating “Read Across America” Tuesday March 2nd
One of our annual school celebrations that we were able to get under the wire before we went virtual last March was “Read Across America”. Read Across America is a nationwide celebration of reading that has been designated on the birthday of one of the most popular and beloved children’s book writers ever, Dr. Suess.
Last year was all about Pajama Day, Green Eggos and Ham, and one-hour of quiet reading. This year will be just a little different. Due to high student demand, Pajama Day will return. Instead of Green Eggo’s and Ham we will be looking at individual wrapped snack packs provided by our very own PACS (your PACS membership dues at work!). And back by high teacher demand, we will have our quiet independent reading time. But we are also going to add another fun option for our students. In each PACS Snack Pack, there will be a special Dr. Suess Writing journal so we are going to see if we can have students collaborate on writing their own Dr. Suess like nonsensical rhyming book! We will host a mini-Dr. Suess writing workshop and then send our writers on their way to see what they come up with!
2020 Read Across America Celebration photo in our photo gallery.
More pics and new tales from “Read Across America” next week!
HS SPORTS DESK
Intramural Bowling League 2021
The Intramural bowling league wrapped its 2021 campaign this past Wednesday and we can say without a doubt that this bowling season was a little different than any of our other bowling seasons. Our pinheads masked up and took to Boonton Lanes for a 4 week competition that went well beyond bowling. Although we didn’t keep track officially of the following, know that it included a lot of laughing, some late-afternoon snacking, and some good old fashion Community fun!
Bowlers from left to right in our photo gallery: Jules, Aidan, Nicole, Luciana, Henry (background), Luke D, and Josh
During the first couple of weeks, Coach Crum and Coach Maas guided our bowlers and helped them to establish their bowling averages and rankings. Week 3 was our preliminary seeding tournament which led us to week 4 and our Tournament of Champions. We are proud to share that the winner in the High Roller Tourney was Henry Borner Du Cane who successfully defended his title from last year. In the Spare Change tourney, we crowned a new champ and would like to congratulate Jules Christern!
SPECIAL SPEAKER EVENT - March 3rd, 2021 7 pm
Mark your calendars now for an upcoming webinar featuring Robin O’Shea from Key2Ed, a nationally recognized leader in facilitated IEP training. The webinar will take place virtually on March 3rd at 7 pm. More information to follow in next week’s newsletter.
Conflict in Special Education: Conflict Resolution, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, and Facilitated IEPs
The Individuals with Disabilities Act strongly emphasizes the importance of an effective family-professional partnership in creating the student’s educational program (IDEA, 2004). The IEP meeting is an opportunity for the team of experts, including parents, teachers, related service providers, and the child (when appropriate), to openly communicate and collaborate. However, there may be times when the participants come to the table with varying perspectives or disagreements. This session presents an overview of how the team can use research-based facilitation techniques to promote communication, prevent conflict, and reconcile differences so that the team can focus on the student's needs and craft a robust and unique program for the child. Participants will leave with tools and techniques they can implement at their next IEP.
For those of you who would like to register for the event now may do so by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIlc-ivqTIrHtZQiEWkGnhdwDHCgb4klZPF After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Rebuilding the Craig High School Pet Wall
Keep those pictures of your furry or scaly roommates coming in and we will post them on our newly anointed “CHS Pet Wall”. Make sure to include with your picture the name of the pet and they will have a place in immortality! All Pet Pictures can be sent in or emailed to Dr. Cap at ECaparulo@craigschool.org
HS Bell Schedules: Half Day and Delayed Openings
Below is a link to our various bell schedules for when you might need them.
Attendance: Reporting Absenses and Virtual Days
Please send an email to Debbie Maas firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Main Office at (973)334-1234 to report student absences, remote learning, late arrivals, or early dismissals.