Craig School New Jersey

HS Week of November 22nd



This week’s Craig School High School newsletter will lead us into Thanksgiving Break and with that we would like to share a few things that we are thankful for.  We are thankful for our students, their uniqueness and contagious optimism.  We are thankful for our teachers, their enduring commitment and positive energy.  We are thankful to you, our parents,  for your unwavering trust and collaborative partnership.  If our paths or emails don’t cross before Thanksgiving break, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a wonderful, family filled Thanksgiving! 

Dr. Cap



Monday, November 22nd

Afterschool Intramural Soccer (3-4:30PM)


Monday, November 22nd

Online Lunch Delivery Orders for December Due! 


Tuesday, November 23rd  

12PM Close: Thanksgiving Break 


Wednesday-Friday, November 24-26 

School Closed: Thanksgiving Break 


Tuesday, November 30th

GivingTuesday- Wear your Craig Gear




9th Grader Madison Volunteers at the Nottingham Retirement Community Center: An important part of the CSHS program is Community Service.  Each student is required to complete 10 hours annually and those hours can be completed internally, externally, or a combination of both.  We are proud to spotlight one of our 9th graders who volunteered her time at a retirement center in Syracuse, NY.  Madison spent her community service time delivering mail and assisting the residents of Nottingham in both the Memory Care and Assisted Living Units through activities and exercises.  And as an added bonus, she got to visit Grandma who is a member of the Nottingham community.  


 Class of 2021 Alumni Spotlight-Jessica Pursues Lands a Position in Early Childhood Education:  CSHS Class of 2021 Alum, Jessica landed a summer gig right after graduation at Kinder-Prep that turned into a full year position.  Her role at Kinder Prep is as an assistant teacher.  She works with little ones ranging from infant to kindergarten and her daily responsibilities include morning drop off and learning the little students to their classrooms. She spends the rest of her mornings supporting the classroom teacher anyway she is asked.  


In the afternoon, she supervises and supports playtime and helps the little ones organize for the end of their day.  On the weekends, she volunteers at St. Hubert's Animal Shelter where she works in the cattery which houses 20-30 cats and kittens. 


December Parent-Teacher Conferences: To schedule your virtual conference, email Mrs. Maas at or call CSHS at (973)334-1234 with your one hour block day and time.   Also, let Mrs. Maas know if you would like to also touch base with any of our  specialists (Mrs. Blount, Mrs. Brown, Ms.Skerker) immediately following your scheduled hour conference block. Days and Hour-Blocks to choose from are:

  • WEDS, Dec. 8th 7:45AM-8:45AM,1PM-2PM, 2PM-3PM, 3PM-4PM
  • THURS, Dec. 9th 7:45AM-8:45AM, 1PM-2PM, 2PM-3PM, 3PM-4PM
  • FRI, Dec. 10th 7:45AM-8:45AM


Format for our VIRTUAL December Parent-Teacher (PT) Conferences: Here is how our Virtual PT Conferences will work-

  • You will receive 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



Ordering Lunch Delivery-December Lunches:  In order to be a part of the Craig High School Lunch Delivery Program, we need to place our orders mid-month of the month prior.  The ordering window for December is now open, Friday, November 12th through Monday, November 22nd.  To register to place orders or to re-order,  go to  If you have any questions, reach out to our Lunch Program Chair and Parent, Amanda Jahn at 





December 17th, 2021 Winter Wonderland 

PACS-  HS Events

  • December 8-10 - Tri-mester Treats during exams - organized by PACS for CSHS
  • Friday December 17 - 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




Earth Science Lab-Crystal Formations:  In Mrs. Bhakta’s Earth Science class, our 9th graders are currently learning about crystals. One of the ways crystals can form is when they are in a supersaturated solution. To demonstrate this, they made rock candy. Students helped stir the solution that required 15 cups of sugar and 3 ½ cups of water. They then set up their jars with the solution and the color of choice and observed them take shape over the course of two weeks. The lab results as you can see in our picture gallery are pretty amazing!






Cornhole Afterschool Tourney 2021:  We are excited to announce our first ever CSHS Cornhole Tournament or as those in the professional Cornhole leagues call it, a “Cornament”!  It will be after school from 3-4:30PM on the two consecutive Tuesdays leading up to our December Holiday Break (Tues Dec. 7th and Tues. Dec 14th).  Week one will follow a round robin format where all of our teams of two will have an opportunity to get a sense of the other teams.  Week two will be our official “Cornament” which will follow a single-elimination format and the rules of the American Cornhole Association (ACA).  There will be food, drink, and prizes on tournament day. 




Tuesday, November 30th, is GivingTuesday! In honor of this special day, we are asking all students, faculty and staff to wear their Craig Gear! 



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

For more information on ways of giving or to make a donation online you can clicking here.


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