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HS Week of January 17th

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

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!

Dr. Cap

  

 

 

CALENDAR INFO

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)

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

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: 

  • Chloe’s Dance Party (Chloe 9th Grade):  Just hit the RUN button and enjoy “Dance Monkeys” starring the dancing frog! Chloe's Dance Party
  • Angry Sam and His Angry Birds (Sam, 10th Grade): HIT run and then click your mouse to get started.  Gently click your mouse button to elevate your bird.  Rapid gentle clicks keep the birds flying, controlled clicking gets them to the right height!  Move over Angry Birds! Angry Sam and His Angry Birds
  • Pong Hoops with Murph (Nicole 11th Grade):  This is like old-school pong except with a basketball.  The ball will drop, your goal is to get your HAND underneath it.  To move your hand, press the left arrow or the right arrow and get it right under the ball.  It will head back up and another ball will drop.  Shooting Hoops with Murph
  • Peter and His Beats (Peter 10th Grade):  This is a first for our Coding workshop!  Sophomore Peter has created an original beat for you.  Hit the PLAY button in the top left corner and sit back and enjoy!  Peter and His Beats

 

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 amandajahn77@gmail.com 

 

LITERARY MAGAZINE

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. 

 

Important Reminders:

  • Submit all pieces by March 1st
  • All submissions must be previously edited and ready for publication

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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

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____ 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: ______________________

 

 

 

 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

 

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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

 

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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