BY Lena Rawley | Wednesday, May 22, 2013 2:00pm |
Officer Nelson and the NOBLE student members
May is National Traffic Safety month and so today Montclair High School took a stand against impaired driving. MHS security guard Officer Nelson and the Montclair Police Traffic Division put on an impaired driving event today, which included a picnic in the park with free food, a SIDINE machine in the gym, DWI goggles, music, pamphlets, Crashed Car Displays, GDL information, and much more. Continue Reading
BY Justin Mannato | Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 8:00am |
So, you want to send your child to a Montclair public elementary school? You’re touring the schools this week. Perhaps you’re just like me and my wife and you moved here for the public schools. Yet, choosing one is more difficult than choosing which frozen yogurt shop in town to patronize. (And there are as nearly just as many of each.) Funny thing is we asked for this whole school tour song and dance by choosing Montclair to begin with. So I, veteran of my one and only school tour of duty just last year, am here to help you.
First, prepare for five months of unmitigated angst. It’s unavoidable. Why we get ourselves so worked up over something we can’t control is a question I am not trained to answer. But you’ll sweat the Montclair School tours. You’ll find something to love and not to love about each school. You’ll sweat over your top three, and where to place them. You’ll then stop sweating for a month or so, until you run into a parent from daycare over the summer and inevitably and involuntarily you both start sweating again together. But at least you’ll have each other. The angst will most definitely come… and stay. All the way up to when the Board of Ed letters get sent out. Then you’ll get mail angst because half the town will get their letters the day before the other half.
I know it’s difficult, but try to relax. Take a deep breath, and keep a few things in mind…
BY Kristin Wald | Monday, Nov 26, 2012 10:00am |
December’s Image in the DLC Calendar
For many, this last weekend the shopping spirit moved them to get out and support local businesses and get ready for the holidays with purchases of decorations and gifts. But if you still need a thoughtful gift idea that also helps raise money for a worthy cause this season, you’re in luck. And it’s something that will be useful the whole year through. The Montclair Developmental Learning Center’s Parent Organization is holding a 2013 calendar sale to benefit this wonderful school as well as the artist, Justin Canha, nationally recognized autistic artist and alumnus of Montclair Public Schools.
The Montclair Developmental Learning Center, the Special Education Public School Program for children ages 3 through 5 years, is fundraising with a fun and colorful 2013 Children’s Wall Calendar – illustrated by Justin Canha, who was featured last year in The New York Times.
BY Announcement | Thursday, Nov 01, 2012 4:00pm |
Montclair Schools have a new superintendent as of November 1, 2012 – today! Students and families received their first missive from Superintendent Penny MacCormack this afternoon, and of course it was about Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the schools.
Ms. MacCormack writes:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 6:00pm |
Wednesday, October 3 is International Walk to School Day and Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. Schools all over are getting involved and participating by organizing group walks or rides.
Last year, Bike to School Day was made into a separate event held in May. However, you can do either on International Walk to School Day. And for those of us in Montclair, who may not be able to walk or bike to school because of the Magnet System, many schools are organizing meet up areas a few blocks away so you can walk together in solidarity. The idea is to get fewer cars driving up to the schools.
Here are the local towns participating. Check online to see if your school has registered:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Friday, Sep 28, 2012 7:30am |
Montclair YMCA President and CEO JoAnn Short
Yesterday afternoon, the Montclair Geyer Family Center YMCA was host to members of The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, The NJ Department of Health, NJ Department of Education, Montclair’s own Celebrity Chef Alma Schneider, Dr. Renee Baskerville, Montclair’s 4th Ward Councilor, and many more.
The big to-do was for a very special announcement—The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and the New Jersey YMCA State Alliance is expanding its HealthyU Initiative program.
BY Georgette Gilmore | Monday, Sep 17, 2012 4:22pm |
Last February, Montclair was awarded a Safe Routes to School grant that encompasses all 10 schools. The grant provides funding for the 4 “E”s: Education and Encouragement, Engineering, and Enforcement.
Beginning this Wednesday, there will be a series of Safe Routes to School workshops for parents and residents to give their input on how to make our school neighborhoods safer for walking and bicycling.
Here are the workshops scheduled to date:
BY Georgette Gilmore | Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012 4:45pm |
Schools are closed on Monday, September 17 for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
If you need childcare, here’s a list of Vacation Camp options:
Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids ages 3 – 6.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Geyer Family YMCA, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monay, September 17. Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $50 a day / Non-members – $60 a day. In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for each date attending. Please register within 3 business days prior to the program date. Registration received in less than 3 days prior to camp will be charged an additonal $10 fee.
Download your registration form here. Call (973) 783-7640 for more information and to sign-up.
BY Kristin Wald | Monday, Sep 10, 2012 12:00pm |
Hillary Frank, knows what good writing looks like – and sounds like. She is a published author of Young Adult novels, and she has also reported for and edited a myriad of radio programs, including This American Life on NPR. She recently opened Dog Star Tutoring, focused on helping students create stand-out college essays. To help get local teens off to a successful college essay season, Ms. Frank and Watchung Booksellers are holding a session on the Do’s and Don’ts of College Essay Writing tomorrow night, Tuesday, September 11th at 7 pm.
From the Watchung Booksellers description: