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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

 

2nd Trimester Progress Reports will be coming home with your teen at the end of this week (Thursday, Feb. 9th).  If you have any questions or need clarification on a progress report, please feel free to email that teacher directly (teacher email addresses are on each progress report).  

 

Each student’s COACH will be reviewing the progress reports with their COACHees during midday support starting this week through next week.  This will allow our students to be active participants in understanding their progress in specific classes, gain clarity on areas they need to continue to work on and be a part of the game planning necessary to set and achieve any decided goals.  

 

Also, this week we start our annual “Souper Bowl” Soup Drive to support the Montville Food Pantry.  More info below. 

Have a great week,   

Dr. Cap

 

CALENDAR INFO

Monday, February 6th  

Afterschool Bowling Intramural League (3-4:30PM, Boonton Lanes)

 

Thursday, February 9th 

2nd Trimester Progress Reports

 

Friday, February 10th 

Global Citizenship Conference 

 

Monday, February 13th   

FINAL Afterschool Bowling Intramural League (3-4:30PM, Boonton Lanes)

 

Friday, February 17th 

12PM Close:  Faculty Forum

 

Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21

School Closed: Mid-Winter Break



COMMUNITY NEWS

"Souper Bowl" Soup Can Drive:  The Craig High Chapter of the National Honor Society is partnering with St. Pius X Church and holding a SOUP CAN drive leading up to this year's Super Bowl.  Send in your favorite canned soups which will be donated to the local Montville Township food pantry.  

We will have two soup can bins in our gym, one representing each team in this year's Super Bowl - the Philadelphia Eagles vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. Your soup can donations will determine which team our school is backing on Super Bowl Sunday.  The more soup cans you bring in, the more Super Bowl votes you get… let’s see if we can predict the results like we did last year!  We will be collecting our soup cans through Friday, February 10th. 

 

View Last Year's Souper Bowl Soup Drive which predicted a Rams victory! 

 

Art Room Outreach-Bottle Caps: The art room is collecting plastic bottle caps of all colors for a community mural project.  If you are about to throw a plastic bottle cap into your recycling bin please consider donating it to the Craig High art studio.  Students can drop them off to Mrs. Tartaglia when they have their art classes during the week.  





NEWSLETTER GALLERY
ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

 



 

ATHLETICS

Sophomore Max Makes it to the Semi-Finals in Annual Morris County Wrestling Tourney: Craig High sophomore Max (representing Jefferson High School) placed in the top 4 in the 120 lb weight class in last weekend’s Annual Morris County Wrestling Tournament.  The two-day tournament attracts 26 high schools from Morris County.  Throw in that Max is a sophomore and what you have is an amazing accomplishment.  Way to go, Max!

 

Craig High Hoops Hope Opener THIS Friday:  This Friday, Feb 10th we will be hosting our Home Opener versus Winston Prep HS.  Tip off will be at 12:30PM in the Craig High gym.  Parents and family are welcome to attend.  All fans should enter through the Gym doors.  Any questions email Coach Norton at SNorton@craigschool.org 

 

DEVELOPMENT

 

 

The Craig School Spring Fling Fundraiser

SAVE THE DATE

Celebrating Craig with a social evening featuring a grand cocktail reception with music.

Saturday- April 22, 2023

6:30 pm-10:00 pm

 

We have many new Craig families, and it has been 3 years since our last social gathering. It is so important for our entire community to come together, meet, socialize, and share the same wonderful experiences that The Craig School gives our students daily. 

The most important thing we need to make this event successful is for you to attend. This event is for adults only but is open to the school community, neighbors, coworkers, grandparents, etc. So please consider inviting friends and family and have them mark their calendars too.  

The Spring Fling committee has already been hard at work planning the event, but as with any undertaking, we need more volunteers.  Our committees are;  Silent Auction, Sponsorship, Decorations, Invitations, Food/Beverage, and Entertainment.  For more information on each committee and to sign up, please go to the SignUpGenius SignUpGenius Link . Volunteering for a committee is a great way to meet new people and have some fun while supporting the event! Visit our website frequently for more information, www.craigschool.org/giving/spring-fling-celebrating-the-craig-school/.

We will be reaching out in the coming weeks with more information as well as for silent auction support from homerooms. In the meantime, we are accepting all new, unused, unopened items, whether purchased specifically for the event, or you have an unwanted gift in your possession already (remember that holiday gift from your mother-in-law or co-worker? Don’t want it -- donate it!). When thinking about auction items, think out of the box: Do you or someone you know have access to sports/event/theater tickets? Do you make jewelry? Have access to a vacation spot that could be auctioned for a week? Bake amazing cakes? Have a golf membership where you could sponsor a foursome? Offer a service that everyone needs? These types of items/services can be a big help in raising funds that directly benefit our kids! 

 

Annual Fund Giving 2022-2023:

Thank you to those who have donated so generously to our annual fund for the ‘22-’23 year!  Every donation helps, please consider a gift to The Craig School today.  You can make a donation via PayPal here Donate Now Button.  

 

The Annual Fund goes directly to help with initiatives such as the implementation of a robust elective curriculum offering at the high school level, the FDU Orton Gillingham Teacher Training partnership, continued whole student development, as well as providing advanced teacher training to ensure your students’ Craig School experience is second to none! 

We provide all Craig students with these life-changing experiences due, in part, to the generous support we receive through the Annual Fund.  Participation in the Annual Fund helps our school when applying for grants and increases our opportunities to secure gifts from organizations because institutions support schools that are first supported but their loyal community members, magnifying the impact of each gift. 

 

With gratitude,

Mary Calvano

Coordinator for Development & Fundraising

mcalvano@craigschool.org / 973-334-1234 x229



PACS

Calendar of upcoming events:

 

Join PACS for our community meeting on February 7th, 2023 at 8:30 am at The Craig High School at 8:30am in room 103. We will be discussing our upcoming Dr. Suess themed breakfast.

 

March 3rd, 2023

The students will conclude Read Across America week by celebrating Dr. Suess's Birthday. We will need volunteers to help set up and serve a yummy Dr. Suess themed breakfast to our students. A sign up genius will be sent soon with all the details.

 

March 22-24th

You don't want to miss this Craig favorite.  The  Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held on March 22-24th. 830-12:00. More details to follow.

 

If you have any questions, please reach out to pacs@craigschool.org.

 

IMPORTANT INFO

School Spirit Fridays 

Students, join your teachers each Friday as we celebrate being part of this great Badger community by wearing Craig School branded clothing. No Badger gear, no problem. Wear any red or black clothing and show your school pride. Go Badger Nation!

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.

kloftin@craigschool.org

973-334-1234

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.
  • Text  Dr. Cap:  As a last resort to check school status, you can always text Dr. Cap at (973)534-9054.

 

All absences, late arrivals or early pick-ups should be reported to our main office.  Please send an email to DMaas@craigschool.org OR call 973-334-1234     x 300 before 8:00 a.m.

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