We are back! And we plan to stay that way so upon our return, we will be walking through all of the safety protocols and expectations for all of the members of our school community. We will re-clarify, re-establish, and re-commit. I realize that some things are beyond our control but whatever is within our control to keep us together and moving forward, we will make it happen and we will make it happen together. Mask up, take 6 steps back, and we will see your teens on Tuesday!
Monday, January 17th
School Closed: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday, January 18th
Return to Live Instruction!
Monday, January 24th
Josten Ring Info Session for Students (2:30PM)
Wednesday, January 26th
February Lunch Delivery Orders DUE (www.myfooddays.com)
REMINDER! COVID-19 Weekly Testing and Return to School Testing
Complete your sign up for Sovereign Health Laboratory Services (please see this community letter for information and frequently asked questions), and (b) have your student tested for COVID-10 before they return to school.
High School Program Spotlights
Students Create Cool APPS during Annual “Hour of Code” Workshops: In late December, the CSHS turned an “Hour of Code” into a full week of coding for our students. After some brief training led by Ms. Crum and Mr. Simpson, students were able to develop their very own, one-of-a-kind APPS. We are proud to share some of the amazing and creative work of our students:
Seniors Play the Stock Market: In addition to exploring the fundamentals of finance including budgeting, marketing, and consumer research, our 12th grade business course also teaches our students about personal investments and more specifically, the stock market. And as we have done in years past, our 12th-grade business class entered a team into the national Stock Market Game which attracts over 1800 high schools throughout New Jersey. Our business students, under the guidance of ace financier Mr. Norton, researched, collaborated, and finalized what stocks and mutual funds would go into their 100K portfolio. Students based their initial stock choices on familiarity, companies that cater to people stuck inside, the return of travel, and the recent holidays.
Over the next few weeks, Norton’s Cash Crew bought, sold, reinvested, and ended up with a portfolio that included DoorDash, Five Below, Bath and Body Works, Dine Brands Global (Applebees, IHOP), Nordstrom, and United Airlines which netted them a small loss of about 2K over the course of the three-month contest and put their final portfolio value at $98,851.72. That put them in 1426th place in the entire state of NJ (out of the field of 1833 HS Teams). The winning HS team in NJ was Park Ridge High School which posted a final portfolio of $149,183.95. Congrats to our 12th grade Cash Crew team and their CSHS Financial Advisor, Mr. Norton, on a job well done!
High School Reminders
Ordering Lunch Delivery for February: The ordering window for February Lunches believe it or not is now open through Wednesday, January 26th. All of the missed lunches due to virtual should be credited to your account and ready to be put towards February lunches. To start an account or to re-order, go to www.myfooddays.com. If you have any questions, reach out to our Lunch Program Chair and Parent, Amanda Jahn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Literature Magazine Interest / Permission Slip
Our first Craig School literary magazine is officially launched! All interested students please return this form to Mrs. Miller by Friday, January 21 if you would like to participate in Craig’s 1st Annual Literature Magazine.
If interested, please choose one of the following:
____I’d like to enter photography
____I’d like to enter a photograph of an art project: drawing, painting, or sculpture
____I’d like to enter a handwritten piece
____I’d like to enter a typed piece
____ I’d be interested in participating in the Lit. magazine creation: *Lit Lunch, meet during a club period or after school
____If space becomes available, I’d be interested in entering a second piece.
Child’s full name: _____________________
Parent signature: ______________________
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!
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 email@example.com
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.
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.