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HS Week of September 27th

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

We want to thank all of our parents who were able to join us for Back to School Night.  It was a wonderful community gathering with an amazing turnout.  We also would like to give a big shout out to all of our student volunteers who guided our parents to classes and kept us on schedule!  And last but not least, we would like to thank all of our parent, student, teacher, and staff bakers for sharing their time and delicious skill set for the Class of 2022 Bake Sale.  

 

Our bake sale raised almost $200 and offered such delicious and aptly student named baked goods such as the “Sisters Krispies and Brownies”, “Chunkin Pumpkin'” Cookies, Apple Bites, “Viva La Marshmallow” Treats, “Spare Tire” Cupcakes, the Fall Cookie Collection, Brownie Bonanza, “A Little Bit of Everything” Bakers box, Banana Choc-Chip Muffins, and Creamsicle Cupcakes.  It was a sweet bake sale table on so many levels! (pic in the gallery).  

 

On another “food note”, ordering for Craig High Lunch Delivery for the month of OCTOBER closes this Monday, September 27th so get those October Lunch orders in (www.myfooddays.com)!  

Dr. Cap

 

CALENDAR INFO

Monday, September 27th 

Lunch Delivery Ordering Window for October CLOSES (www.myfooddays.com)

 

Tuesday, September 28th         

Cross Country Practice (3-4:30PM)

 

Thursday, September 29th   

Cross Country Practice (3-4:30PM)

 

Wednesday and Friday, October 13th and 15th

Speaker Series - Leslie Josel

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

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

kloftin@craigschool.org

973-334-1234

 

SPEAKER SERIES

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 Speech Pathologist, Mrs. Mary Ann Henry to the CSHS Teaching Team

We would like to welcome Mrs. Mary Ann Henry to our teaching family.   Mrs. Henry is a speech-language specialist who spent the majority of her educational career in the Parsippany School District.  She is a certified speech pathologist in NY and NJ, has a BA and MA in Communications from CUNY, and has extensive experience in IEP development and working with Child Study Teams.  Welcome Mrs. Henry! 

 

Road2College Zoom-Helping Families Make Smarter College Decisions, Tuesday, Sept 28th (8:30 PM):

Next Tuesday, Kalman  Chaney, a nationally recognized expert and author on educational financing will be offering a free presentation on the latest edition of the Princeton Review Guidebook-Paying for College.  This guidebook is considered by many to be one of the most insightful resources for exploring various financial supports in paying for college.  The presentation is via Zoom and begins at 8:30 PM.  It should last wrap up before 10 PM. To register, use the following link Register

PACS

Hello Craig School Family!  

PACS is in full planning mode and here are a few sign ups of upcoming events for you to enjoy with your students!

Library Helper Orientation Thursday, September 30th, 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Please sign up as a parent/family/friend volunteer and commit to 30 minutes to 1 hour each week. 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CACA72EA0FCC52-library

October 9, 2021 The Craig School 2nd Annual Drive In-Movie 

We are looking for volunteers to help donate snacks, sign-up below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4caca72ea0fcc52-drivein

 

Here are additional dates to mark on your calendar! 

Be on the lookout for more information soon!

October 29, 2021 Trunk or Treat at Lower School

November 23, 2021  GrandFriends Day at Lower School

December 17th, 2021 Winter Wonderland

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!

CRAIG SPIRIT WEAR STORE

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

PACS PAGE

It is not to late to join our membership drive, please email Angelina Bright, PACS PRESIDENT at  pacs@craigschool.org

 

 

NEWSLETTER GALLERY
ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Craig LS-MS and HS Team Up for TREX Nationwide Recycling Competition: Over the last few years, all grades at The Craig School from 2nd through 12th have teamed up for the nationwide Trex plastic recycling competition.  In the past two years of collecting as a school community, we have collected almost 200lbs of plastic that otherwise would have ended up in landfills and taken 100 years to decompose!

 

Plastic bags and other plastic wraps require different processing equipment that traditional town recycling programs just do not have so these plastics usually end up in the trash and then ultimately, our landfills.  TREX can take 140,000 recycled plastic bags (the average number of bags that many of us have stored in our pantry) and turn them into a 500 square foot deck!

 

In addition to our plastic recycling being turned into composite decking, we have joined a collective of other schools from across the country and brought awareness to our students on how they can be active participants in protecting and preserving our planet.  Led by our very own National Honor Society chapter we are proud to share that we are starting up our plastic recycling program for this school year.

 

There are specially marked TREX recycling bins located at the front entrances of both schools. We will be collecting now through April and will be accepting the following (all plastic must be clean, dry, and free of food residue):

  • Grocery bags
  • Bread bags
  • Dry cleaning bags
  • Newspaper plastic sleeves
  • Ziplocs 
  • Produce bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cereal bags

Any TREX questions, please feel to reach out to our NHS Program Leader, Ms. Skerker at LSkerker@craigschool.org

 

ATHLETICS

Badger Cross Country Team 2021:

Badger X-Country started up practices Tuesday.  There is still time for runners to join us.  Practices will be held from 3-4:30 PM on most Tuesdays and Thursdays and wrap up later October.  We are currently finalizing our 5K race schedule and will share that when it’s complete.  Any questions, you can contact CSHS Cross Country coach Ms. Crum at JCrum@craigschool.org 

 

DEVELOPMENT

Please join us at our Schoolwide

SECOND ANNUAL DRIVE-IN MOVIE NIGHT

The Movie - SPACE JAM

Saturday, October 9th -6:00 PM   Arrival

Movie Begins at Sunset Snacks Provided by PACS

The Craig School High School

24 Changebridge Road Montville, NJ

RSVP kburke@craigschool.org

 

IMPORTANT INFO

All absences and late arrivals should be reported to our main office.  Please send an email to Deborah Maas dmaas@craigschool.org OR call the office at  973-334-1234 x 300 before 7:30 a.m.

 

Ordering Lunch Delivery-October Lunches:

In order to be a part of the Lunch Delivery Program for October, all lunch orders must be placed by this Monday, September 27th.  To register or to re-order,  go to www.myfooddays.com  If you have any questions, reach out to our Lunch Program Chair and CSHS Parent, Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com 

 

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