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LS/MS Week of February 21st

THE CRAIG SCHOOL

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Craig School Families,

For over thirty years the Craig School has integrated ski trips into their academic calendar.

Our first twilight ski was last Friday night. The weather couldn't have been better. There were sixty-seven Craig lift tickets sold. Many entire families came up, even if it was a new life experience. Putting a pair of skis on for the first time can be a daunting thought, as well as, "Will I be able to get on and off that chair lift?" Yet, historically by the end of the day, those beginning skiers are so proud of their accomplishment. Many of our students get the “bug” at that point and can't wait for the next time they get to “hit the slopes”.

For our Craig families, the next time is today, February 18th.  Apart from its natural lure what other benefits are there? Our students feel immensely proud, no matter what level they have skied at - they are very aware of their achievements. It provides a boost to their confidence and a greater belief in their own ability. It also provides a great opportunity for the Craig community to come together outside the school walls.

See our gallery of photos!

Sincerely,

Janet Cozine

 

CALENDAR INFO

February 21, 2022 (Mon) - School Closed [Mid Winter Break]

March 3, (Thur) - Goals and Objectives emailed to home & district

March 9-11, 2022 (Wed-Fri) - 12:00 Dismissal [Parent Teacher Conferences]

March 18, 2022 (Fri) - 12:00 Dismissal [Parent Teacher Conferences]

 

COMMUNITY NEWS

Admissions

 

On Tuesday, February 22nd your child's re-enrollment contract for the 2022-2023 school year will be emailed to all parents.  Please log in and electronically sign the contract and submit it. Contracts are due back by March 14, 2022.  

 

It's time to enroll in The Craig School Summer Academy!  Please fill out the registration form to enroll your child in the full-day or half-day program. The dates of the Summer Academy are July 5th- 28th and 29th, depending on whether your child is enrolling in the morning or afternoon program. Prices and times for the camp are on the registration form.  Spaces are limited for the Summer Academy, so please enroll right away. Click this link for a full description of the program.

https://www.craigschool.org/academics/summer-academy/

 

If you have any questions regarding re-enrollment or The Summer Academy, please reach out to Nicole Moon in the Admissions office.

nmoon@craigschool.org   (973) 334 1234.

 

High School News

CSHS Joins Global Citizenship Challenge 2022: A group of CSHS students joined high school students from around the world in the Your Big Year’s Global Citizens Challenge 2022 this past week.  Day One of the Global Conference was a worldwide welcome Zoom session where our students heard from tourism industry leaders, joined a huge conference-wide “Whatsapp” group chat with student reps from around the globe, and experienced a new virtual platform called Miro, an online “whiteboard” for visual collaboration.  On Day Two, our students took part in a Zoom “Pen Pal” where a conference advisor led small groups through dynamic activities to learn more about each other’s countries, cultures, and places they hope to travel to one day!  

Some of our conference highlights included our very own Josh finding Josh’s from around the world to chat with.  10th grader Grace shared that she enjoyed being part of a diverse cultural experience while meeting others her age with similar interests and hobbies.  Congratulations to all of our students that represented CSHS, our Director of College Counseling, Ms. Skerker, for taking point and guiding our students, and many thanks to Craig 8th Grade parent, Mrs. Jackie Wolf for connecting us with this amazing opportunity!

View our gallery of students engaging!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

Ms. Pascarella’s seventh-grade students have been participating in and completing an Olympic Luge Result Activity. Students watched the first run of the women’s Olympic Luge event during class and completed a chart designed for students to record each luger’s run time, as well as each luger’s six check-in times. Based on the check-in times, students were able to make conclusions and predictions about each luger and their correct place in the standings. Students were able to round positive and negative decimals to the nearest tenth, and hundredth when possible. This activity assisted and supported students’ mathematical learning of both positive and negative numbers, as well as rounding and place value. Additionally, this activity serves as a reinforcement of the presented mathematical topics and ideas, which will benefit students’ retention and lead to a deeper and worthwhile mathematical learning and understanding.

 

ATHLETICS

 

Boys Basketball - Grades 6, 7, & 8

 

February 22, 2022 (Tues) - Game TBA

February 24, 2022 (Thur) - Game TBA 

 

Practice 3:05-4:30

Games 3:05-5:00 

 

Please visit the SquadLocker Basketball Store at SquadLocker   

 

Coed Basketball Clinic - Grades 3-5

The clinic is on hold, more information to follow.

 

  

 

HOMEWORK HELP

BADGER HOMEWORK SUPPORT

Dates the week of February 21st

 

No BHWS, Monday, February 21st - School Closed 

Wednesday, February 23rd

Thursday, February 24th 

 


Please remember to follow the same traffic patterns at homework support dismissal that you do at regular dismissal. Thank you!

If your child is leaving early or not coming to Badger Homework Support, please contact Mrs. Butter by email at bbutter@craigschool.org or via call/text message on the homework support hotline 1-862-207-9863. Thanks!

 

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

Craig School Emergency Contact System:  The Craig School uses a multi-tiered communication system that provides to our families, the highest level of certainty that you are made aware of any change in the opening or closing status of Craig Lower Middle School and Craig High.  Our various communication tiers include:  

  • Craig Notification Call System:  The Craig Notification call is a voice activated system so you need to say HELLO once and allow the system to activate.  If you say HELLO followed by another HELLO in rapid succession, the system will not activate and not start the recorded message.  If you are unable to take the call, it will leave a message. 
  • School Email Blast:  We will send out an email blast to all of our families and students.  Keep in mind that emails are dependent on the internet so if that’s down, so are emails.

 

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

 

Birthdays: Please note:

We understand that some children want to share a “birthday treat” with their classmates on their special day.  If you are planning to have your child bring food items into school for sharing please abide by the following:

 

  • Notify your child’s homeroom teacher prior to the day so that we are aware
  • Remember we are a “nut-free’ facility and food items containing nuts,nut oils,nut butters and/or peanuts are not allowed in the school
  • Each item is to be individually wrapped/packaged and can not be distributed from a communal box or container
  • Please provide the ingredient list with the foods as several of our students have food sensitivities

 

Treats will be shared at snack time or homeroom (at the teacher’s discretion) and not during lunchtime or recess.  We have more than one group-and sometimes grade- together at those times and it is difficult to single out only certain children for the treat while others are present.

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Ellen Meisenbacher at emeisenbacher@craigschool.org

 

Thank you for understanding. 

 

NO FUSS LUNCH WEBSITE

  • Lunch orders are placed weekly, not monthly, and can be canceled up until 6:00 am on the day of service in the event your child is out sick. (See the Frequently Asked Question tab for detailed information and instructions)  
  • Orders for the upcoming week open each Wednesday and closes on Sunday at 6:00 pm  
  • No Fuss Lunch offers a variety of nut-free and allergy-friendly options for your children

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Mary Calvano at mcalvano@craigschool.org.

 

CALENDARS

ATTENDANCE  

Drop Off

Please schedule student arrival no earlier than 8:00 am. Classes begin at 8:20 am.

All absences and late arrivals should be reported to our main office.  Please send an email to Kimberly McGroarty kmcgroarty@craigschool.org OR call our Main Line (973-334-1234 x 101) before 7:30 a.m.

 

 

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