Last week, we celebrated “Read Across America”. The festivities began with a Dr. Suess themed break time that included these amazing cocoa bombs that looked like Green Eggs and Ham. Dropped in a cup with a little hot water and what you ended up with was a delicious Hot Chocolate delight. We also had chewy Cat in the Hat Cookies and these wonderful strawberry-banana-marshmallow Cat in the Hat skewers! Throw in a Dr. Suess writing workshop and 40 minutes of free reading time and what we ended up with was a fun-filled event that celebrated Reading and the birthday of Dr. Suess. Here is one of the tales that came out of our writing workshop for your reading pleasure-
Nicole and Her Bowl
By Nicole, Luciana, Sophia, and Lilla
Our friend Nicole had a bowl
And in this Bowl there was a hole.
As Nicole looked into the bowl, she fell into the hole
As Nicole fell through the bowl into the hole she met a troll
And now their BFFs
Make sure to check out our Read Across America pictures in our photo gallery at the bottom. And remember “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” (Dr. Seuss)
Tuesday, March 16th
Afterschool Hoops Practice (3-4:30PM, HS Gym)
Tuesday, March 23rd
Afterschool Hoops Practice (3-4:30PM, HS Gym)
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
9th graders in Mrs. Brown’s Social Dynamics class are learning all about the popular theory of Multiple Intelligences. Multiple Intelligences is a theory developed by Howard Gardner describing 8 different areas of a persons’ intelligence. Students took their own inventory in class to find out what their top two intelligence strength areas are. As a class they will learn more about how their strengths can be used in practical ways in the classroom (how they learn best, study skills) and how they can help guide us towards potential occupations after high school. Discussion is also focused on areas of challenge and how these are ever growing and changing and can always be later developed with continuous practice.
Learn more about Multiple Intelligences below:
NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY
National Art Honor Society Celebrates “Dog Days of Summer and Some Cool Cats”
We are proud to share that after a one year hiatus, The Boonton Dog Days of Summer and Cool Cats are back! The Boonton “Dog Days of Summer and Some Cool Cats” are a series of public art installations that allow local artists' to showcase one-of-a-kind designs rendered on a life-sized fiberglass animal sculpture. These life size sculptures range from a kitten to a Chihuahua to a Dachshund to a Boston Terrier to a Labrador to a Boxer! The pets are sponsored by members of the local community and when they are “adopted”, they are put on display up and down Boonton's Main Street. These displays have attracted viewers from all over the county and beyond. This is the 8th year of the event and 3rd year that student artists have been a part of it. It has raised over $50,000 for local animal shelters and over $5000 for local schools. Here is a little more about each of our CHS student artist’s pet submissions.
View our photos in our photo gallery.
Senior Jessica, “Un Chat de Provence-We are proud to share Jessica’s “Un Chat de Provence”. The inspiration for Jessica’s work was a family trip to France a few summers back. They visited an area in France called Provence which was filled with beautiful blue skies and fields of sunflowers and lavender which became Jess’s inspiration.
Tenth-Grader Jules, “Sun and Moon”- Sophomore artist Jules Christern has added another amazing cat to the Boonton Arts Cat and Dog Days. We are so proud to share “Stars and Moon”. The inspiration behind Jule’s work is her love of looking up at the sky and her message that she hopes her kitten conveys which is that tomorrow is always going to be a beautiful day!
Senior Esmeralda, “Rosie”-Inspired by a vase of beautiful roses came the idea for “Rosie!”. Essie hand drew a series of individual flowers in the most finite detail to create her festive, elaborate, and unique Dog Day piece. We are proud to share with you Essie’s inspired Dog Day masterpiece “Rosie”.
MARCH PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
We will be hosting our Winter Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences towards the end of March (W-Fr, March 24-26) so if you haven’t already please email Mrs. Maas at DMaas@craigschool.org or call us at (973)334-1234 to schedule your virtual hour block. Once we have set our schedule, we will send you the necessary zoom links and specific times that you will follow during your conference block. Days and Hour-Blocks to choose from are:
WEDS, March 24th
THURS, March 25th
FRI, March 26th
Registration is open for The Craig School Summer Academy.
The Craig High School Summer Academy will offer either in person or virtual learning on our Montville Campus. See our academic highlight.
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/
Re enrollment contracts for the 2021-2022 school year were sent via email this week, please log in and sign your contract as soon as possible. If your child is sent by yout district, you still need to log in and re enroll for next year. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Nicole Moon, Director of Admission. firstname.lastname@example.org
It has certainly been a very busy time for marketing this year. We launched our new website and have had wonderful feedback. Along with that, we are doing a full campaign with NJ.com including ads, email blasts to expanded databases and special content driven articles. The results have been very successful with increased inquiries, tours and new students. The campaign highlights articles and information to help new families understand the school philosophy and mission.
Here is an example of two of our content articles.
The High School Summer Academy which will be held at our Montville facility during the month of July (July 6-29, Mon-Thurs 8am-12pm) is only a few months away. Our Summer Academy offers a personal and dynamic academic program that promotes and continues to build organizational, note-taking, and research skills. There are also opportunities for students to work on and in most cases, complete their HS summer reading assignments. For more information and summer academy registration form, visit our website at https://www.craigschool.org/academics/summer-academy/ and click on the High School tab
Intramural Basketball League 2021
The 2021 Intramural basketball league is going live this Wednesday, March 17th with tip off at 2:20PM. You can access the live game link at https://livestream.craighs.org
See our preview photo in our gallery.
It has been an unprecedented year for everyone, but one of the things we miss the most is each other and feeling a part of The Craig School Community!
While your students have been able to meet, we know the parents have not. During the year we have had new students join us in almost every grade, and we would like to take this opportunity on
Tuesday, March 23rd at 9:00 AM to meet via Zoom to say "Hello".
Our plan is to gather as a full community and then break out into Zoom Rooms for grade level or division conversations with one another.
LETTER FROM DR. CAP
Around mid-week, the heating system for the school and church went down. After bringing in the heating specialists, they shared that the entire unit needs to be replaced. The plan is to hopefully have the new system up and running by the end-of-day Tuesday, March 16th.
Luckily last week's weather worked in our favor but we do have some concerns about the start of next week where evening temperatures will be dropping into the '20s and the high for Mon and Tues is in the low 40's. For the safety and comfort of our students and teachers, we will be going virtual and following our remote learning schedule to start our week:
Remote Learning Schedule
1st Period 8:00- 8:30AM
2nd Period 8:35- 9:05AM
3rd Period 9:10- 9:40AM
4th Period 9:45- 10:15AM
5th Period 10:35- 11:05AM
6th Period 11:10- 11:40AM
7th Period 11:45- 12:15PM
We are going to let the students know at the end of the day but wanted to give you as much time to address any impact that this might have. Our plan is to be back in action live on WEDS including our final live stream hoop game for this season! We will keep you posted on any updates. Have a great weekend and don't forget to move your clock ahead on Saturday night.
Bell Schedules: Half Day and Delayed Openings
Below is a link to our bell schedules for when you might need them.
Attendance: Reporting Absences and Virtual Days
Please send an email to Debbie Maas email@example.com or call our Main Line (973-334-1234) for student absences, late arrivals, early dismissals, or remote learning.