With the 2014-2015 school year beginning on Thursday, September 4, the Montclair Public Schools announced today that it would launch the 2014-2015 school year with a series of new initiatives and investments geared toward enhancing schools and classrooms throughout the District. Quality World Language at all schools, reduction in kindergarten class sizes, and a breakfast program at all schools, are just a few of the improvements.
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Penny MacCormack shared the following new initiatives and investments made by the District with Barista Kids:
Update: Barista Kids just spoke with Sarah Merrick at the Montclair Municipal Clerk’s Office after hearing that the filming has been canceled. She confirmed and said that the filming was actually not going to happen, and the letter that went out to residents was a miscommunication between the film production company and location manager.
Montclair parents may want to avoid the high school area on the first day of school, Thursday, September 4 (unless, of course, your kids are attending the high school and you can’t). A film crew will be shooting a commercial that day and it’s sure to cause traffic problems. The memo sent to residents says filming will take place between 3 pm – 9 pm and tells residents that if any vehicles arrive before 7 am, they may call the Montclair police to file a complaint:
Mark your calendars! The 2nd annual Mountie Pride Fun Run, co-sponsored by MFEE’s True Blue Spirit athletic initiative and the Montclair High School Athletic Department, will take place on Sunday, September 21. The event will once again feature the Community Pavilion, a 5K run and a 1 mile walk/run, plus new this year, a 5K competitive heat!
Besides being a ton of fun, the Mountie Pride Fun Run raises money for True Blue Spirit, helping to fund professional development for coaches, informational programs for student athletes and their parents, and banners and branding for MHS athletic facilities.
My favorite family Labor Day song is Dan Zanes & Friends version of the labor song from the Depression, written by Jim Garland and originally performed by The Almanac Singers. It’s a good lesson on what Labor Day really means.
Here are some other great songs about working and Labor Day to listen to with the kids today:
This is the last weekend before school starts and a three-day Labor Day weekend, so get out and have some family fun!
There aren’t many local events going on, but the long Labor Day weekend will give you many options.
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School will be back in session in one week. A key to smoother mornings and afternoons is organization. Professional Organizer Bonnielee Barrios gives parents some helpful back to school organizing tips to make life easier: