To all our returning and to all our new CSHS families, welcome to the new school year and the first official edition of the Newsletter for 2021-2022.
This Wednesday, September 22nd, is our annual Back-to-School-Night. Gym Doors open at 6:30PM, overview of the evening at 6:45PM, classes begin at 7PM. The evening should wrap up around 8:30 PM. Parents will follow their teen’s school day schedule and have the opportunity to meet and hear from the teachers that their teen has every day. Masks are a MUST. More info is below. Please RSVP to Mrs. Maas at DMaas@craigschool.org
Also on Wednesday, the CSHS Class of 2022 will be hosting their annual Senior Bake Sale fundraiser. The bake sale will happen both during Break during the school day for their classmates as well as at Back-to-School-Night for you, our parents. Everything is $1 and all donations are appreciated.
Friday, September 17th
CSHS Lunch Delivery Ordering Window for October OPENS (www.myfooddays.com)
Tuesday, September 21st and 28th
Cross Country Practice Begins (3-4:30PM)
Wednesday, September 22nd
12PM School Close: Back to School Night (6:30PM) & Senior Bake Sale
Thursday, September 23rd and 30th
Cross Country Practice (3-4:30PM)
Monday, September 27th
CSHS Lunch Delivery Ordering Window for October CLOSES (www.myfooddays.com)
DROP IN OPEN OFFICE HOURS with Dr. Loftin, Head of School
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday- LS/MS 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
October 13th 7pm (parents) and 15th (faculty) 1pm
Leslie Josel - Award-Winning Author, Speaker, Coach
Late, Lost & Lagging Behind: Demystifying Executive Functions
Executive functioning skills are essential to how we learn and act. They're the brain’s ability to self-regulate, complete tasks, be time aware and remember information. In essence, they control EVERYTHING we do! Leslie will break down the six pillars of executive functions, including time management, working memory, effort and mood regulation. She’ll highlight the importance of understanding where your student sits on the Executive Age scale, and provide insight in how we can help our students strengthen their EF muscle. Leslie will also detail specific scaffolding, strategies and systems and provide practical solutions using case studies to help support organization, time management, procrastination and focusing weaknesses.
Sign ups will be coming soon.
Welcome to the new year! Our initial membership drive has been so successful and we want to thank everyone that has signed up. We are so happy to offer our Craig Gear Spirit Wear for our community to order. Log onto our store, browse our items, order for your student and you family and The Craig School receives 20% of the order!
Next week we will be sharing the complete calendar of PACS events along with a sign up sheet so everyone has an opportunity to join and become a part of the fun we have planned for our community.
Visit our PACS page for the announcement of our PACS Executive Committee.
It is not to late to join our membership drive, please email Angelina Bright, PACS PRESIDENT at firstname.lastname@example.org
“BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT”
This Wednesday, September 22nd: This Wednesday, parents will have the opportunity to put a teacher face with a name/email address as well as find out a little bit about many of the courses at Craig High School. Here is how our evening unfolds-
CSHS STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Junior, Josh Jehu-Appiah Summer Adventure in Ghana: CSHS 11th grader, Josh Jehu-Appiah spent 6-weeks of his summer abroad in West Ghana where his father is the Director of a school. During Josh’s time there, he volunteered at a bible school where he led twice daily puppet shows for both the students of the school and the local town children. He shared that he added special sound effects to the bird, dog, and monkey puppets!
In addition, he also led a series of devotionals, did bible readings with the middle school students, was a lead singer at the evening church programs, and used his charisma and enthusiasm to get all of the volunteers out there dancing at the evening services. All in all, Josh amassed over 40 community service hours but even more impressive, he left a lasting and loving impact on all of those that he encountered in his weeks abroad. We are so proud of Josh!
CSHS FACULTY SPOTLIGHT
We are excited to welcome our new Director of College Counseling, Ms. Lindsey Skerker, to our CSHS Team. Ms. Skerker received her Master of Science in Education in School Counseling from Monmouth University, her Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, and her College Advising Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership through Monmouth University.
Ms. Skerker was formerly the college & career counselor at the Purnell School, an all-girls boarding and day school for students with learning differences located in Pottersville, NJ. Welcome to the CSHS Family, Ms. Skerker!
Badger Cross Country Season is Here: Badger X-Country starts up this week with our first official practice on Tuesday. Practices will be held from 3-4:30PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays into late October. Our cross country race schedule for the season traditionally includes two to three 5K races usually held somewhere in Morris County. Races are on the weekends (Saturday or Sunday) starting in late September and we wrap up our final race usually in late October-early November.
Last season we were very fortunate to find and run in two live 5K races. Races are optional but are an amazing experience. We will register our student runners but parents will be responsible for the cost of the race ($30 per). The cost for all races and our x-country team shirt is $75 (checks made payable to The Craig School). Parents, siblings, friends, and relatives are welcome to register on their own and run with us! Our race schedule will be announced during our first week of practices. Any questions, contact CSHS Cross Country coach Ms. Crum at JCrum@craigschool.org
The Craig School’s 2nd Annual Drive-In Movie
At The Craig School High School
Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Movie will Begin at Sunset
ORDERING CSHS LUNCH DELIVERY-OCTOBER LUNCHES: In order to be a part of the lunch program, we need to place our orders mid-month of the month prior. That means the ordering window for October Lunches is now open, Friday, September 17th through Monday, September 27th. To register to place orders or to re-order, go to www.myfooddays.com If you have any questions, reach out to our Lunch Program Chair, Amanda Jahn at email@example.com