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HS Week of February 21st

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

Last week’s Global Citizenship Webinars and our Virtual Grad Panel were huge successes!  Not only did they go off without a hitch which doesn’t happen too often when we are dealing with technology but they also were both insightful and inspirational at the same time.  Below you will find a little more on each with some thoughts from our student participants/audience.

 

This week is “full on sports”  with the return of our afterschool intramural bowling league to compliment our ongoing basketball season.  And I have heard through the grapevine that they are working on an afterschool art workshop series.  More on that when we can confirm!  

 

Have an awesome week,  

Dr. Cap

 

CALENDAR INFO

Monday, February 21st 

School Closed: Mid-Winter Break

 

Tuesday, February 22nd

LAST DAY to order March Lunch Delivery (www.myfooddays.com)

 

Tuesday, February 22nd  

 Hoops Practice (3-4:30 PM) 

 

Wednesday, February 23rd

Afterschool Bowling Intramural League (4:30 PM Pick Up, Boonton Lanes)

 

Friday, February 25th 

Badger Home Hoop Game B&W (2PM-3PM,  Gym)

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Admissions

On Tuesday, February 22nd your child's re-enrollment contract for the 2022-2023 school year will be emailed to all parents.  Please log in and electronically sign the contract and submit it. Contracts are due back by March 14, 2022.  

 

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.

 

COUNSELORS CORNER

Learning Styles: 

Mrs. Brown’s Social Dynamics class just finished their unit on Learning Styles and now have a better understanding of their unique ways of learning.  They also gained more knowledge of different strategies that work best for them that match up with their preferred learning style.  

 

This month they will dive deeper into the world of Empathy as they learn to understand how their actions and words affect those around them. Students will also practice seeing things from other people's perspectives and exercise how to show they care and understand their classmates.  Enjoy learning more about Empathy with this great video by Brene Brown 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

 

PARENT ASSOCIATION OF THE CRAIG SCHOOL (PACS) 

PACS LS/MS

Lower School - Dr. Seuss Breakfast is coming up soon on Friday March 4th and we need volunteers to help make it spectacular!  Below is a sign up genius where you can volunteer to either help us decorate the cafeteria and make Dr. Seuss themed treats on Thursday March 3rd OR volunteer to serve the breakfast on Friday March 4th.  This is a super fun event and we need your help to make it happen.  Any questions, please reach out to us at pacs@craigschool.org.

 

Dr. Seuss Breakfast - set up and serving sign up

 

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

 

PACS-  HS Events

High School - Read Across America is a much loved event by our students.  We want to make it special for them by providing fun Dr. Seuss themed treats that we will be making / assembling in our Craig High School kitchen.  We need your help to make this a super fun event.  We are looking for volunteers to come to the kitchen Thursday morning March 3rd from drop off to 11:30 am.  You can sign up using the link below.   Any questions, please contact Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com.

 

Read Across America - treat creations

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Virtual Grad Panel 2022

Last week, we held our Virtual Grad Panel live on location at various dorm rooms and student centers at colleges located throughout NJ, one in New Hampshire, and one in Rhode Island!  We had over 30 guests join our audience for a Zoom filled with amazing insights and candid conversations on the college experience for a student with a learning disability. 

 

Our guest alums talk about the process of selecting a college (“tour your schools, see if you feel a connection”) and transferring schools (“always keep your options open and know that sometimes change is a good thing”).  Our grads also spoke about the tools they carried from Craig into college including the binder system, assignment books and calendars, and using the supports available to them.  We wrapped up our zoom session talking about the differences between high school and college (“less structured, more choice”) and the advice that they would share with future graduates (“don’t take 8 AM classes, never be afraid to speak up, and share”).  We would like to thank our inspirational grad panelists for their time and wisdom.  

View our wonderful graduates from our grad panel in our gallery up close and personal.

 

CSHS Joins Global Citizenship Challenge 2022: A group of CSHS students joined high school students from around the world in the Your Big Year’s Global Citizens Challenge 2022 this past week.  Day One of the Global Conference was a worldwide welcome Zoom session where our students heard from tourism industry leaders, joined a huge conference-wide “Whatsapp” group chat with student reps from around the globe, and experienced a new virtual platform called Miro, an online “whiteboard” for visual collaboration.  On Day Two, our students took part in a Zoom “Pen Pal” where a conference advisor led small groups through dynamic activities to learn more about each other’s countries, cultures, and places they hope to travel to one day!  

Some of our conference highlights included our very own Josh finding Josh’s from around the world to chat with.  10th grader Grace shared that she enjoyed being part of a diverse cultural experience while meeting others her age with similar interests and hobbies.  Congratulations to all of our students that represented CSHS, our Director of College Counseling, Ms. Skerker, for taking point and guiding our students, and many thanks to Craig 8th Grade parent, Mrs. Jackie Wolf for connecting us with this amazing opportunity!

View our students engaging in this wonderful program!

 

 

ATHLETICS

CHS Winter Sports-Intramural Bowling Starts This Week: Our Intramural Bowling League starts up this Wednesday, February 23rd* and will continue on the following Wednesdays through March:

  • Feb. 23rd* 
  • March 2nd
  • March 9th 
  • March 16th 

We will get our bowlers to the lanes afterschool. You will need to arrange for pick up at Boonton Lanes (520 Myrtle Avenue) at 4:30PM.  The school will cover the cost of the bowling.  Students will be responsible for the cost of any snacks and drinks from the onsite concession stand.  Any questions, email Ms. Crum at JCrum@craigschool.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

Save the Date!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

A Walk to Honor Janet M. Cozine

 

Thank you for participating in The Janet M. Cozine Fund.  We appreciate all of the gifts and messages received from our current families, alumni families, alumni, faculty, and staff.  Although we are well on our way towards raising the $265,000, there are still funds to be raised.

Please consider giving by using the donate button on this page.

 

You can also share our campaign mission with others.

https://www.craigschool.org/giving/janet-m-cozine-auditorium/ on social media, ask your company for a matching gift, or speak to others that may be interested in the Janet M. Cozine Auditorium.

 

Thank you again for your support of The Craig School.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFO

Ordering  Lunch Delivery for March:  The ordering window for ordering March Lunch Delivery will open Monday, February 14th and run through Tuesday, February 22nd.  To register to place orders or to re-order,  go to www.myfooddays.com  

 

Just an FYI that next month (our April food orders), MyFoodDays will be adding a 99¢ per order processing fee.  Previously, this charge was only applied if an order was under $25.  Even with the fee, they are still the best deal in the online food ordering industry for schools.  If you have any questions, reach out to our  Lunch Program Chair and Parent, Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com 

 

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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