Craig School New Jersey

HS Week of December 6th



As we shared before Thanksgiving break, our fall parent-teacher conferences would be virtual and happening next week (Weds-Fri, Dec 8-10).  We hope you found the conferences informative and unifying.  When it comes to your teen, we are truly in this together.  


Also, next week we have our trimester treat collection request from PACS (send in by Tuesday, Dec 7), our cross-campus toy drive with our Middle School Leadership Council (wraps up next Friday, Dec 10), and believe it or not, it’s time to get your January lunch delivery orders in (last day Fri Dec 17).  We will see you on Zoom next week!

Dr. Cap




Monday, December 6th-Friday, December 10th 

CSHS NHS and CMS Leadership Council Toy Drive


Monday, December 6th 

Picture Retakes (Must Return Previous Pictures)


Monday, December 6th 

Afterschool Tailgate League (3-4:30PM) 


Wednesday-Friday, December 8-10

12PM Closes: Trimester Exams and Parent-Teacher Virtual Conferences


Monday, December 13th 

Afterschool Tailgate League (3-4:30PM) 


Tuesday, December 14th

1st Trimester Report Cards Coming Home


Thursday, December 16th

CHS Annual Ugly Sweater Contest


Friday, December 17th

12PM Close: Winter Spirit Day


Monday-Friday, December 20-December 31

School Closed: Holiday Break


Monday, January 3rd 

Classes Resume



VIRTUAL December Parent-Teacher (PT) Conferences: Just a reminder on how our Dec 8-10 Virtual PT Conferences will work-

  • Next Monday, December 6th, you will receive an email from Mrs. Maas with a schedule with specific times and specific zoom links to each of your teen’s teachers whose classes meet 5-days a week.
  • You will click on a Zoom Link at the designated time and that will bring you to the Zoom waiting room where the teacher will invite you to join the virtual meeting
  • You will have 4-5 specific zoom links and each meeting will be for 10 minutes. 
  • In order to maximize your time, you are welcome to email any specific topics that you would like to discuss to that specific teacher
  • There will be a two-minute virtual travel time between conferences to allow you to pull up the next link
  • All conferences with Reading, Counseling, and College Counseling that you requested will be in addition to your conferences and be scheduled right after or before your hour block


Picture Retake Day, Monday, December 6th:  Picture Retake day is next Monday, December 6th. Students who will be having retakes should come to school dressed for the occasion and should bring their original photo package with them to give to the photographer on that day. 


A new photo pack will be produced from the new image and will be delivered to the school in 3 to 4 weeks. For students who are getting their pictures taken for the first time, make sure you have your online orders in.  Any questions, reach out to Mrs. T (


10th Grader Nate Takes to the Stage with The Pebble Players Youth Theatre: Recently we discovered that Sophomore Nate, who joined CSHS this year, just wrapped up his first season with the Pebble Players Youth Theatre in Summit.  Their season began in mid-September with weekend rehearsals with his 30+ castmates and culminated with performances in mid-November.  The musical they performed was Urinetown, a Tony Award-winning musical satire that pokes fun at the legal system, capitalism, and musical theatre itself.  Nat was part of the ensemble and more specifically, a member of the “Your In Good Company” group! (as he told me, say it slowly and you will get the joke).  He shared that his brother was an alum of the Pebbles Players.  Way to go Nate! 




The Craig High School National Honor Society and Craig Middle School Council Team Up to Collect Toys for Area Children:  The CSHS National Honors Society is partnering with the Craig Middle School Leadership Council this upcoming holiday season to support a local toy drive for children in need in our area. We are reaching out to our Craig High parent community to join us as we work together to collect gifts for a toy drive through Denville Social Services.  The age range we will be collecting for are boys and girls aged 11, 12, and 13.  Gifts should be unwrapped, appropriate for Middle School Students and no more than $25 in cost (okay, a little more would be okay).  For ideas, you can do what we do.  Go to Amazon Gift Suggestions for Children Ages 11-13

Our two-week collection will start-up upon our return from break (November 29th) and run through Friday, December 10th.  This means you can take advantage of the upcoming Black Friday and all of the amazing sales out there!  All gifts can be brought to room 102 where our NHS Advisor, Ms. Skerker will collect them.  As always, we appreciate your support & partnership for this worthy holiday cause!  



PACS Presents “Trimester Treats”:  PACS is excited to bring back a wonderful initiative that they began last year-Trimester Treats!  The motivation behind Trimester Treats was to both nourish and encourage our students on their upcoming exams (Dec 8-10).  Our Trimester Treats will be an assortment of their favorite single-serve snacks labeled with encouraging messages to keep them upbeat and positive.  Just enough to keep them from being hungry and to let them know that we believe in them! 


All snacks will need to be in before exams so that gives us Monday, 12/6, and Tuesday, 12/7 as our drop-off dates.  Below is a link for parents to sign up to donate snacks including quantities requested (based on Costco-sized boxes so no worries if you are over/under the requested amounts) Trimester Treat Sign Ups


Chips, Cookies, Muffins, Trail Mix are some of our kid’s all-time trimester treat favorites! We are excited for the return of the TRIMESTER TREATS high school tradition that brings our community together to support our students. And as always thank you for making it happen!



  • December 17th, 2021 Winter Wonderland 

PACS-  HS Events

  • Friday December 17th - Winter Spirit Day - PACS sponsored breakfast for CSHS


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




Welcome to “Pho”vember!:  Our annual photography competition has begun! This past November, students were invited to participate in a school-wide photo contest aptly named “Phovember” which required them to submit photos based on the theme “Happiness”. Our students and faculty answered the call submitting some of their best work yet! This year's photo’s which students and staff will be voting on has been divided into 3 categories: 

  • Skies and Sunsets
  • Candid Creatures
  • Magical Moments. 

Voting will take place over exam week so stay tuned to find out who will win the glory of being among the top Craig High photographers and receive an all-expense paid lunch at a local Pho restaurant! 

Check out our gallery here:Phovember Gallery 2021







Afterschool Tailgating League (Mondays Dec 6 and 13):  Welcome to the CSHS TAILGATING League!  Our two-week league starts up next Monday where we will challenge our players with a collection of the most popular tailgating games ever played in any parking lot anywhere!  

In addition to corn hole, students will have the opportunity to learn/play KAN JAM, LADDER TOSS, and the super popular SPIKE BALL.  Our teams of two will earn points in every event and we will keep a running leaderboard to crown our TAILGATE CHAMPS for 2021!  The league will meet on two consecutive Mondays, December 6th and 13th, from 3-4:30 PM.  Last-minute tailgaters who would like to sign up should email Dr. Cap (






A huge thank you to The Craig School community for your incredible support during Giving Tuesday!  We raised $110,000 for the Janet M. Cozine auditorium! We have not reached our goal yet, but we will!!! There is still time to make a gift by clicking below.


Also, remember to SAVE THE DATE! May 21, 2022 for a walk to honor Mrs. Cozine.


Katie Burke

Director of Development


Ordering Lunch Delivery for January: The ordering window for January Lunches is now open.  It will close the last Friday before our Holiday Break, December 17th so if you were planning on ordering Lunch Delivery for January here is your two-week window.  To place orders, go to  If you have any questions, reach out to our Lunch Program Chair and Parent, Amanda Jahn at



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.




Giving at Craig

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