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Week of May 6th, 2019

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week across the country and CHS will be officially celebrating on Tuesday, May 7th.  PACS will be hosting a lunch for the CHS teachers.  You can be a part of the celebration by sending in your favorite homemade entrée, appetizer, salad, or dessert on that Tuesday!  Email PACS HS Rep Debbie Sammon at djsammom@optonline.net and let her know what you would like to add to the appreciation lunch.

CHS Program Spotlight

10th Grader Practice Collaboration and Teamwork in Career Awareness Seminar:  To round out our 10th grade Self Program course, Career Awareness, our students focused on one of the most important abilities an employee can bring to work - teamwork. Students were told that they needed to construct a tower together and that needs to be able to stand on its own. Students innately assumed their roles as leaders, designers, builders, and sometime marshmallow-eaters, and created their standing towers. Despite some shaky beginnings, both student teams were successful!

CHS Reminders

Craig High Teacher Features 2019: There is still time and a few spaces left to join our CHS Teacher Features.  Here are the potential adventures awaiting the students of CHS:

  • Saturday MAY 11 Badgers Have Glass: Take a trip to Glassworks in Morristown and create a one-of-a-kind piece glass art alongside Ms. Bank and Mrs. Bhakta.
  • Saturday May 11 Tree Top Course/Zipline Adventure: Join Mrs. Chitticks at the Turtle Back Zoo to take on the brand new Tree Top Adventure Course, a world class aerial obstacle course. The day will wrap up with a little zip lining!
  • Sunday May 19 East Coast Comic Con: The biggest Comic Con in NJ is coming to the Meadowlands Expo Center and Mrs. Cap and Mrs. Tartgalia are so there! Comics, TV and Movie Stars, Panel Discussions. The East Coast Comic Con has it all.
  • SUMMER 2019 Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty: Rendezvous with Mr. Jacobs and Miss Bank in and visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Immigration Museum.
  • TBA Still Water Kayaking: Paddling on Indian Lake with life jackets, kayaks and experts Mr. Furlong and Mrs. Cozine – both veteran kayakers. After, relax on shore and enjoy pizza

For sign up forms or more info go to the school website (https://www.craigschool.org/happenings/2019-teacher-features/), click on Teacher Form 2019 PDF, check off the adventure you would like to sign your teen up for, on the last page, write the check to THE CRAIG SCHOOL, and send in to the CHS Main Office.  Contact Amanda Jahn at amandajahn77@gmail.com with any questions.

BHS Prom Bids 2018 Due By May 15th: The students of BHS have extended an invite for CHS student’s to join them at “The Crystal Plaza ” in Livingstone for Prom 2019 which will be held on Thursday, May 30th. Buffet, photo booth, and group picture are included and there will be CHS staff there serving as chaperones. Tickets are on sale for $105 a person and CHS students are welcome to bring guests. Checks should be written out to “BHS Class of 2019” and permission forms need to be in by this Wednesday, May 15th. Students should see Dr. Cap for permission forms.

CHS Events

Save the Date-Friday, May 24th “PACSAC Day 2019”:  On May 24th, CHS will be hosting its annual PACSAC Day and all of our families are invited to join us.  What is “PACSAC Day” you ask?  The name derives from the three events that make it up: The PACS Breakfast, The CHS Science Fair, and our CHS Student Awards Ceremony.
Our goal was to create a comprehensive CHS Community Event that took a collective of annual single school events and allowed our parents the opportunity to attend them all in one day!  Our morning will begin with our PACS Breakfast in our Student Lounge from 8:30-9AM.  Next will be our Science Expo from 9:15-10:30AM where each guest will receive a map of the various science themed classrooms and have the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of our CHS Student Scientists.  Our day will wrap up with a celebration of our student accomplishments at the CHS Student Award Ceremony held in the BHS Auditorium from 10:45-11:45AM. Parents can attend one or all of our PACSAC day events and are welcome to invite other family members and friends.

Craig School Auction “One Giant Leap” Update

RSVP for the Craig School Annual Auction “One Giant Leap”: Our Annual Spring Auction, “One Giant Leap”, is just around the corner (Saturday, May 18th at 6pm) so there is still time to get those RSVPs in! The night is sure to be a lot of fun with opportunities to interact with new friends and old! You can buy a ticket for yourself, purchase a patron ticket or sponsor a faculty member…or do all three. There will be cocktails, a live and silent auction, dinner, and you may even win the 50/50 raffle. Most importantly, the night is about supporting this school we all love so much! Please send back your RSVPs and feel free to reach out to Katie Burke at kburke@craigschool.org or 973.334.1295 ext. 229 should you have any questions.

CHS Parent to Parent Exchange

LDNJA Spring Workshop May 11th-Life in High School and Beyond Conference & Resource Expo:  It's not too late to register for LDANJ's Life in High School and Beyond Conference and Resource Expo. There's something for everyone in this full day of learning and fun at The College of New Jersey located in Ewing, NJ.

There will be over 30 speakers, including LDA President, Beth McGaw and LDA's First Vice President, Monica McHale-Small as well as a variety of exhibitors.  You can find the full program brochure with workshop descriptions at https://www.ldanj.org/events/ and

register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/life-in-high-school-and-beyond-conference-resource-expo-tickets-55481516710


Monday, May 6th 
9th Grade Field Trip: Romeo and Juliet at the Pax Amicus Castle
Uptown Lunch/Common Clubs

Tuesday, May 7th 
National Teacher Appreciation Day/PACS Luncheon

Wednesday, May 8th 
Badger Softball Home Opener vs. Benway High (10AM Game, BHS Softball Fields behind the School)

Thursday, May 16th 
3rd Trimester Progress Reports

Saturday, May 18th 
Craig School Auction “One Giant Leap” 8PM

Friday, May 24th 
12PM Close: PACSAC Day (PACS Breakfast-Science Fair-Awards Ceremony)

Monday, May 27th 
School Closed: Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30th
BHS Prom at Crystal Plaza in Livingstone (7:30-10:30PM)

Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861

Craig High School

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288

The Craig School Admission and Administration office

10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299


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