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HS Week of May 2nd

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

On Saturday, May 21st, The Craig School will be hosting a very special walk for a very special member of our school community.  It is a walk to honor Mrs. Janet Cozine and the impactful role she has played in the lives of so many Craig families that have come through our school doors over the past 42 years.  Why a walk you ask?  The answer is routine.  In addition to her daily commitment to all of the students and teachers of the Craig School, Mrs. Cozine also had a daily routine of walking the Boulevard of Mt. Lakes.  That being said, what better way to honor her than to join her on this special walk!  

 

Activities will kick off at 10:00 am on our Mountain Lakes campus with morning greetings and some pre-walk music followed by a stroll down the Boulevard alongside Mrs. Cozine.  After the short symbolic walk, we will end up back on campus to continue our celebration with prizes and a visit by the Kona Ice Truck.  The only thing that will make this day a little more special is if all of the students, families, and teachers of the Craig School High School are there so mark your calendars for Saturday, May 21st at 10 AM.  You can RSVP at https://www.craigschool.org/alumni-events/ 

See you there,

Dr. Cap 

 

CALENDAR INFO

Tuesday, May 3rd   

Badger Softball Practice (3-4:45 PM Etta Konner Field, Montville)

 

Friday, May 6th

12PM Close: Faculty Forum

 

Tuesday, May 10th    

Badger Softball Practice (3-4:45 PM Etta Konner Field, Montville)

 

Thursday, May 12th

3rd Trimester Progress Reports 

 

Saturday, May 14th 

CSHS Prom (6-9PM, Gym)

 

Tuesday, May 17th 

HOME Opener Badger Softball (10:30 AM, Etta Konner Park, Pine Brook)

 

Saturday, May 21st

Janet Cozine Walk (10AM-1PM, Mt. Lakes Campus)

 

Monday, May 30th 

SCHOOL CLOSED: Memorial Day

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

HS Student Spotlight

MOVIE NIGHT ON BROADWAY-CSHS 10th Grader Nate Takes to the Stage with The Pebble Players Youth Theater: CSHS Sophomore Nate will be performing as part of an upcoming teen cabaret show at the Oakes Center in Summitt (120 Morris Ave).  The show is entitled “​Movie Night On Broadway”. This mini-fundraiser for the Pebble Players Youth Theater will support next season's productions and will feature musical numbers that originated from the movies and made their way to Broadway. 

The performance will be on Saturday, May 7th, starting with cocktails and appetizers at 6:30 PM with the show at 7:00.  Nate will be singing in a variety of numbers from musicals such as 9 to 5, HAIRSPRAY, MATILDA, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WEDDING SINGER, MEAN GIRLS, GREASE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and FOOTLOOSE.  All performers are fully vaccinated, and mask-wearing is required for all attendees. For tickets at $45 (for adults) and $25 (for students), go to  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5429772 

 

 

PACS

PACS- Faculty Appreciation Week 2022:  Each year in May, schools around the country celebrate Faulty Appreciation Week.  At Craig, our PACS has designated the week of May 2nd as our Appreciation week and has planned some wonderful events and treats for our fantastic teachers and staff to show our appreciation for all that they do.  You can help PACS celebrate our teachers and faculty by sending in a dessert for our May 4th (WEDS) faculty luncheon.  Here is what PACS has planned for this week:

  • Monday: Candy Buffet 
  • Tuesday: Cookies 
  • Wednesday: Colonial Food Truck Lunch at the HS Campus
  • Thursday: Colonial Food Truck Lunch at the LS/MS Campus
  • Friday: Doughnuts and Coffee 

 

Dear High School Parents,

PACS has organized a luncheon for the high school faculty as it was outlined in last week's newsletter.  It has come to our attention that there is no sweet to end the lunch.  That is where our parents can help.  We have created a sign up genius for parents who wish to bring something.  The high school faculty is having lunch on Wednesday May 4th, so desserts can be dropped off either Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning. If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com.

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CACA72EA0FCC52-may4th

PACS EVERYDAY!

Log onto our store, browse our items, order for your student and your family and The Craig School receives 20% of the order! All of the proceeds from this go towards the community events that we have planned throughout the year for you and your students to enjoy!

CRAIG SPIRIT WEAR STORE

PACS Executive Committee information along with membership forms are on our website.

It is not too late to join our membership drive, please email Angelina Bright, PACS PRESIDENT at  pacs@craigschool.org

PACS PAGE

 

Admissions

 

It's time to enroll in The Craig School Summer Academy!  Please fill out the registration form to enroll your child in the full-day or half-day program. The dates of the Summer Academy are July 5th- 28th and 29th, depending on whether your child is enrolling in the morning or afternoon program. Prices and times for the camp are on the registration form.  Spaces are limited for the Summer Academy, so please enroll right away. Click this link for a full description of the program.

https://www.craigschool.org/academics/summer-academy/

 

If you have any questions regarding re-enrollment or The Summer Academy, please reach out to Nicole Moon in the Admissions office.

nmoon@craigschool.org   (973) 334 1234.

 

 

NEWSLETTER GALLERY
DEVELOPMENT

TUESDAY, June 21 at Ballyowen Golf Club!

Registration at  Craig School Golf Outing Registration and learn more about the event at https://www.craigschool.org/giving/annual-events/.  Our Annual Golf Outing is looking for support!  You can join us for golf, sponsor a faculty member, join us for dinner or even become a tee box sponsor!   Information about how you can help with our Golf Outing Auction will be forthcoming.  Please reach out to Katie Burke, Director of Development, at kburke@craigschool.org if you have any questions. I hope you'll join us for this fun day on the links!

JANET M. COZINE AUDITORIUM

Thank you for all of your support for the Janet M. Cozine Auditorium renovation. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to this project, and for those who have gotten involved and shared their experiences at The Craig School.

 

Our campaign continues and as of today we have raised $165,000 with gifts from every constituency of the school: students, parents, faculty, staff, former faculty, alumni, alumni parents, and grandparents. A testament to Janet's 42 year career and the impact made on the lives of so many families that are a part of Badger Nation.

 

Our goal is to raise $265,000 for the completion of the project.  If you have not given to the campaign, please consider a gift today to celebrate our esteemed Director of the Lower and Middle School, Janet M. Cozine.

 

 

You can pledge here:

Donate to the Janet M. Cozine Auditorium,

pay via Text2Fund by texting Badgers to 71760,

pay via Paypal at https://www.craigschool.org/giving/ 

or send a check made payable to The Craig School.  

 

WALK FOR JANET M. COZINE

The Craig School will be hosting a walk on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to honor Janet M. Cozine’s 42-year career at The Craig School with this school-wide celebration!

 

Activities will kick off at 10:00 am with music and greetings followed by a stroll down the Boulevard with Janet as well as our students, faculty, parents, alumni, alumni parents, and friends.  After the event, we will meet back on campus for more festivities and refreshments, which includes the Kona Ice Truck!  All participants will be eligible for prizes that day.  

 

We would love to see you and your families joining us on this special day to celebrate the one and only Janet  M. Cozine.

To let us know that you will be joining us: https://www.craigschool.org/alumni-events/

 

or  contact me at kburke@craigschool.org or 973-334-1234 ext. 229.

 

IMPORTANT INFO

 

Craig School Emergency Contact System:  The Craig School uses a multi-tiered communication system that provides to our families, the highest level of certainty that you are made aware of any change in the opening or closing status of Craig Lower Middle School and Craig High.  Our various communication tiers include:  

  • Craig Notification Call System:  The Craig Notification call is a voice activated system so you need to say HELLO once and allow the system to activate.  If you say HELLO followed by another HELLO in rapid succession, the system will not activate and not start the recorded message.  If you are unable to take the call, it will leave a message. 
  • School Email Blast:  We will send out an email blast to all of our families and students.  Keep in mind that emails are dependent on the internet so if that’s down, so are emails.
  • Text  Dr. Cap:  As a last resort to check school status, you can always text Dr. Cap at (973)534-9054.   

 

DROP IN OPEN OFFICE HOURS with Dr. Loftin, Head of School

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- LS/MS Campus  2:00pm -3:00pm

Thursday - High School Campus - 2:00pm- 3:00pm

These hours are open for parents to schedule a meeting, drop in and discuss any issues or concerns or to just say hello.

kloftin@craigschool.org

973-334-1234

 

 

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