Craig School New Jersey

HS Week of April 11th



The history of Spring Break can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks and their celebration of Spring called Anthestreria.  But the spring break tradition that we know today believe it or not began in the 1930’s when a swim coach from Upstate NY decided to take his swim team down to Fort Lauderdale for some pre-season swim training.  The rest as they say is history.  


For many, Spring Break is a chance to relax and recharge.  For others, it is a time for travel and for family.  And hopefully for our Craig Community, it is all of the above.  We hope you have a safe and wonderful Spring Break,

Dr. Cap 



Monday, April 18th

Classes Resume 


Tuesday, April 19th 

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


Thursday, April 21st

CSHS May Lunch Ordering Window Closes (


Friday, April 22nd

Earth Day-Beautifying the CSHS Campus 




Craig School Community

NexTrex Plastic Bag Collection: Thank you to everyone who has brought in plastic bags throughout the year to contribute to the NexTrex Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge!   Together with our Mountain Lakes campus, we’ve collected over 150 pounds of plastic to be recycled and reused by the Trex company

The recycling challenge ends in April and more specifically on Earth Day (April 22nd) so that give is one week after Spring Break to send in your plastics to our Trex recycle bin (located on the first floor outside the meeting room).  Just a reminder that we are collecting-:

  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Bread & cereal bags
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper sleeves
  • Plastic shipping envelopes from Amazon & online orders
  • Ziploc and other resealable food bags
  • Water bottle, paper towel, toilet paper, etc. overwrap bags


For those that ever wondered what happens to all of that plastic, Trex has put together a 3-minute video that shares what has become of the 150lbs of plastic that we have collected as a school community! (Trex Plastic Collection

CSHS National Honor Society Joins Forces with the Ronald McDonald House for Soda Can Tab Collection: The Craig High National Honor Society collection of pop tabs from soda cans continues.  Each pop tab helps make a difference to a family through the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Central & Northern New Jersey.  RMH provides families a place to stay that is located near local children’s hospitals while their loved ones receive medical treatment. So keep saving these aluminum tabs at home.  Our pop tab collection can is located on the break bar counter in our gym.




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.


If you have any questions regarding re-enrollment or The Summer Academy, please reach out to Nicole Moon in the Admissions office.   (973) 334 1234.









CSHS Ladies Leadership Luncheon-Webinar on NJ Women in Government, Inspirational Judges and their Journey in Leadership:  In honor of Women’s History Month, The Craig School High School was invited to join a special live webinar sponsored by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey.  This webinar was entitled Women in Government: Inspirational Judges and their Journey in Leadership.  The members of our CSHS Ladies Leadership League (otherwise known as L3), participated in this online event and held a Lunch and Learn meeting.  

The panel highlighted the experiences of Judge Marlene Lynch Ford and Judge Paula Dow.  

Judge Lynch Ford spoke about the importance of women supporting and encouraging each other. She described her upbringing in rural NJ and how as a young girl, she never would have been able to dream of these opportunities without the support of older female role models and mentors. She also shared how important it was (and still is) to use her voice and her position of power to be an advocate. 


Judge Paula Dow of Essex County shared her experiences as a Black woman in the legal field. She shared how her work as the second-ever female prosecutor in Essex County had its challenging moments. While moving through the ranks at work, she also had the additional burden of being a single parent to two children while juggling her career. She eventually was in charge of overseeing the entire NJ State Police and in 2010, former Governor Chris Christie promoted Judge Dow as the first African American female attorney general in NJ state history. She encouraged the students in attendance to keep up their hard work in their studies and to dream big!





Badger Softball is Back: We shared this news last week but it is so good that we are re-sharing for a second week! After a two-year hiatus, we are excited to announce that Badger Softball is back.  Working with the town of Montville, we have secured our field for the season.  It is the Etta Konner Park in Pine Brook (Directions to Field) which is 3 miles from the Craig School High School (right off Changebridge Road).  Coach Norton will be taking point and practices will be the following Tuesdays from 3-4:45 PM:

  • April 19th
  • April 26th 
  • May 3rd 
  • May 10th

We are looking to schedule a home game in later April, or early May.  We will keep you posted.  Any questions contact Coach Norton at 



TUESDAY, June 21 at Ballyowen Golf Club!

Registration at  Craig School Golf Outing Registration and learn more about the event at  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 if you have any questions. I hope you'll join us for this fun day on the links!


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 

or send a check made payable to The Craig School.  



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, 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:


or  contact me at or 973-334-1234 ext. 229.




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.





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