(UPDATED) Second Update from Monclair Superintendent Regarding Glenfield School BB Gun Incident

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 5:32pm  |  COMMENTS (12)

Glenfield SchoolThis just in from Superintendent MacCormack to Glenfield School parents regarding Glenfield School BB gun incident:

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Montclair High School Green Action Club’s Recycled Art Contest

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Recyled Art Contest

Winning entry by Isabel Kashi

Montclair High’s Green Action Club held the first annual recycled art contest at Montclair High School. There were many phenomenal entries but the winning entry was submitted by Isabel Kashi.

The students were required to make a piece of art that was no larger than a cubic foot and incorporated at least two recycled elements in to their design. The entries were then judged by a team of judges. The key points which the entries were judged on were aesthetic appeal, creativity, usage of materials and uniqueness of the entry. The contest was designed to show students what could happen when they reused and recycled, and what a big impact such a small action can have. The contest was successful, with the first place winner winning a Montclair High pride basket generously sponsored by the MFEE.

For more information about the club or the contest, please email here. The Green Action club is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and activism at Montclair High School.

Josephine Emanuelli is a sophomore at Montclair High School.

Super Science Fun at Watchung School’s Science Summit

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Watchung Elementary School, Montclair’s science and technology magnet, held its 2nd Annual Science Summit last Thursday delighting and inspiring students and encouraging them to be curious and critical thinkers.

Smoke rings knocked plastic cups off students’ heads, taste buds were tricked, hand-made rockets launched at a speed of 136 miles per hour, angry birds flew through the air, and students got a chance to ride a hovercraft. It was a day of interactive science experiments aimed to delight, surprise and inspire students. Watchung teachers led classroom discussions on the science behind each experiment.

“This event takes a year of planning and many hours designing the experiments,” said  Watchung PTA President and Science Summit Chair, Stephanie Troeller. “Seeing the  excitement and hearing the cheers from students is so satisfying. Our parents and teachers  did a fabulous job.”

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May is National Preeclampsia Awareness Month

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Preeclampsia Awareness Month May is officially Preeclampsia Awareness Month.

Thousands of women and babies die or get very sick each year from this dangerous condition. We mothers are so used to being the nurturers and caregivers that very often we make light of what we are feeling in order to continue on with the routine.  So when I woke up six days after my c-section unable to catch my breath, with blurry vision and a dull headache I thought I was just tired. I had a newborn and a toddler, I didn’t have time to think something was wrong with me or what I could do to fix it, but my husband Rob insisted I call my OBGYN.

Hayley was my second baby.  She arrived full term via scheduled c-section on October 25th.  Our little princess had arrived and even my son Derek, at just 26 months old, was thrilled for our family.  I was released from the hospital and spent two days in that post baby honeymoon phase. When I agreed to called my OBGYN I was surprised at the stern immediacy in her voice when she insisted I get to the hospital right away.

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What Moms Really Want For Mother’s Day

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

pico designMother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12. Only two weeks away. You better start thinking of what you are going to buy, or do, for that special mom in your life.

I still think a perfect Mother’s Day looks like this, but this year, I have my eye on a gift present. Every since I saw Montclair designer Andrea Panico’s latest necklace in her Pico Design collection, I ‘ve wanted it. Just look how gorgeous it is. It has my name all over it.

Here’s what the other women of Barista Kids and Baristanet want for Mother’s Day this year:

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Montclair High School of Visual and Performing Arts Presents Hairspray the Musical

BY  |  Monday, Apr 29, 2013 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Hairspray the MusicalThey talented teens of Montclair High’s School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) will perform Hairspray the Musical this weekend and next.

SVPA will bring the story of plump teenager Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to racially integrate the show.

For this production, SVPA will open with a special Gala Night Show and reception on Friday, May 3. Your ticket will get you premium seats and entry to the reception, to benefit SVPA, will be held at the Garrison home, 149 Park Street. (three houses north of the Little Theatre).  Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and early parking!

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Montclair Schools 2013 Weston Award Winners Announced

BY  |  Monday, Apr 29, 2013 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Weston Award 2013

The Judy and Josh Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded annually to teachers in the Montclair public school system, in recognition of their creativity, high expectations, energy, and concern for students. It is a cash award of $2,000.  This year there were 16 awards given out.

The recipients of this year’s Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching are:

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Montclair Historical Society Hosts Annual Herb Sale and Family Day

BY  |  Monday, Apr 29, 2013 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Historical SocietyThe Montclair Historical Society will hold its annual Herb Sale and Family Day on Saturday, May 4. The Herb Sale is a Montclair tradition and is eagerly anticipated by local gardeners who know that they can find unusual varieties of herbs for their gardens and their kitchens. The Family Day offers wonderful activities for kids.


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Mother’s Day Giveaway 2013: A Weekend Getaway at The Westminster Hotel

BY  |  Monday, Apr 29, 2013 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (57)

Mother's Day

WINNER: Congratulations to bloomingmom!

Last year, I shared how I once treated myself with a night at nearby Westminster Hotel. I thought it would be the perfect giveaway for Mother’s Day and last year we offered a weekend stay and spa treatment to one lucky mom. I don’t need to tell you how popular the giveaway was, so we’ve decided to do it again.

The Westminster Hotel is a perfect getaway and a chic, luxury hotel designed with clean lines and leatherbound furnishings that strikes the perfect balance between contemporary style and classic comfort. There is a small, serene spa on site and a beautiful indoor, atrium lit pool. You can enjoy a delicious meal at Strip House, a striking steakhouse, bar and lounge.

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Update from Monclair Superintendent MacCormack Regarding Glenfield School BB Gun Incident

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 28, 2013 6:13pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glenfield SchoolThis just in from Superintendent MacCormack regarding Glenfield School BB gun incident:

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