BY Announcement | Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 3:00pm |
Every parent needs a break once in a while and it can be difficult to find a babysitter for a child who has special needs. Things are about to become easier.
Ten local teens recently completed MetroWest ABLE’s first “Learning to Babysit for Children with Special Needs” training program. This program was implemented in response to families in the community who seek occasional childcare for their children with special needs.
BY Announcement | Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 11:30am |
Girls Learn International is a non-profit organization that gives American students a voice in the movement for universal education. U.S. High Schools are paired with schools in developing countries that do not normally educate girls. The Montclair High School chapter has a relationship with the Tambea High School in Kenya. For the chapter’s big fundraiser this year, they are hosting their second annual Yoga Class in Sunset Park in on June 22 from 10 am – 12 pm.
After an hour-long class, participants are invited to check out a raffle, eat home-made baked goods and learn about the wonderful work that Girls Learn International has accomplished. Help make this year the best yet for the girls at Tambea High School by coming out to show your support! All proceeds from the event will go to the Tambea School. Tickets are $12 at the door. Bring your own mat. All levels are welcome.
BY Announcement | Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 12:30pm |
Montclair High School Girls’ Lacrosse team is proud to announce its senior captain, Allison Murnick is the 2013 recipient of the US Lacrosse Jackie Pitts award.
“This award recognizes a graduating senior in each chapter who truly honors the game of lacrosse, is invested in the development of the game in her community, is an exceptional player who continually strives to improve her game, and is an exemplary member of her team. She exemplifies the spirit of the game, on and off the field. Academically, she is an outstanding student and a valued role model in her school.” says Coach Ann Jennings
Allison will continue her lacrosse career this fall at Muhlenberg College.
The team also announced five players as US Lacrosse Academic All Americans; Kayla Bigelow ’14, Christina Daniskas ’13 – Rutgers University, Eve Mahaney ’14, Allison Murnick ’13 – Muhlenberg College, Jamie Putman ’13-University of Miami.
BY Announcement | Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 4:30pm |
The Montclair Community Pre-K announced today that Eve Robinson will be stepping down as Executive Director, effective June 30, the end of the current school year. Ms. Robinson has served as Executive Director for twelve years, beginning with the 2001-2002 school year. Ms. Robinson will be joining The Center for Child Advocacy and Public Policy at Montclair State University as the manager of the NJ Child Welfare Training Partnership. She will also continue to teach there as an adjunct instructor in child advocacy.
“It has been an honor and a distinct pleasure to lead the MCPK for the past 12 years. I enjoyed getting to know and interact with so many wonderful people including our terrific staff and all of the families and children. The MCPK is a wonderful school that offers the best of what education can offer to children and families; I am confident that this tradition will continue. I will stay involved and speak up for early childhood education for all as a Montclair citizen. My deepest thanks go to the MECC Board of Trustees, particularly Board Chairman Sean Flynn as well as the members of the Township Council,” said Eve Robinson.
BY Announcement | Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 10:00am |
Launched on Earth Day, Safe Yards Montclair and Whole Foods Market Montclair held their second annual Poster Contest For Our Earth, to get them thinking about ways to protect the earth. The winners, 10-year old Marcella Bakos and 11-year old Emilie Hindi, will have their posters prominently hung at Whole Foods Market Montclair through August. They also received a $25 gift certificate to Watchung Booksellers donated by Barista Kids.
This Poster Contest For Our Earth, asked Montclair children, K – 5th grade, to create colorful posters specifically depicting ”what the world would look like if we do our best to take care of it by contributing to healthy air, soil, and water.” Two groups participated in the contest: the general Montclair community and Edgemont Montessori School students who took the poster contest on as a project as part of the school’s Earth Month activities. Mayor Jackson and Georgette Gilmore attended Edgemont’s recent earth month music performance to congratulate the winner of the poster contest.
BY Announcement | Monday, Jun 10, 2013 3:00pm |
Lynn Abelson, a speech and language pathologist at The Phoenix Center in Nutley, NJ, has been named by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers as the Related Services Provider of the Year. Each year, the Association selects one related service provider from across the county to be recognized for outstanding work and achievements in special education.
A 25-year veteran of special education, Abelson has worked in public and private special education schools, preschools, and center- and home-based early intervention programs. She maintains a private pediatric speech and language practice in northern New Jersey, and is an affiliate faculty member at The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health at Montclair State University, where she also teaches for the graduate certificate program in Developmental Models of Autism Intervention.
Abelson and her colleagues from The Phoenix Center traveled to Washington D.C. to accept the award during the Association’s meeting and luncheon, held on May 23.
“There are no words to adequately convey how honored I feel. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to use my talents, skills and heart to create, implement and lead programs I am passionate about,” said Abelson.
“Lynn generously shares her time and talent to benefit children and families,” said Dr. Geraldine Gibbia, co-founder and Executive Director of The Phoenix Center. “Her dedication extends well beyond the boundaries of our school. She volunteers her time providing support and guidance to families who need it.”
Now in its 22th year, The Phoenix Center is a private, not for profit school in Nutley serving roughly 150 students with autism and other developmental disabilities from nearly 70 towns throughout northeastern New Jersey.
BY Announcement | Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 8:00am |
Did you know there is a shortage of Girl Scout leaders in Montclair? There’s not a shortage of girls wanting to be girl scouts though. Being a girl scout leader takes less time then you think, and think about how fulfilling it will be to lead girls.
Learn from other busy moms what it takes to be a girl scout leader by attending a meeting on Thursday, June 13 from 7-8 pm at the Girl Scout office, 120 Valley Road, Montclair, 07042. Questions? Contact Mary Emanuelli here.
BY Announcement | Friday, Jun 07, 2013 4:00pm |
Summertime means pool time for many children. It’s also a time when many children drown. The statistics are shattering. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death for children under age 14. There’s even a story that’s just gone viral about misunderstanding the signs of drowning that you can check out here. As a service to the community, the YMCA of Montclair is offering Summer Splash Week, a week-long Free “Begin to Swim Program” for children (ages 6-11) and adults too!
BY Announcement | Thursday, Jun 06, 2013 6:01pm |
The Montclair Board of Education invites the community to a presentation by the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) on June 10 at 7 pm as part of the Board’s workshop meeting, which will be held in the Montclair High School Auditorium.
The presentation, entitled “Board Member Roles and Responsibilities,” will identify and highlight the roles and functions of board members serving in their communities and clarify the division of responsibilities between the Superintendent and the BOE.
Board President Robin Kulwin said, “This is helpful professional development, for veteran as well as new board members. The Board is committed to the district’s core belief in continuous improvement and strives for such improvement in its own service to our school system.” She added, “We opened the presentation to the public because we felt this session might be of interest to many of our citizens, and we welcome their attendance. The BOE values the keen interest and active participation of the community in the district.
The NJSBA, a federation of boards of education, provides training, advocacy and support to advance public education and promote the achievement of all students through effective governance.
BY Announcement | Tuesday, Jun 04, 2013 5:42pm |
l-r: John Shumko, MD, PhD, Medical Director, Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; David Diehl, NY Giants Offensive Tackle; John Gallucci, Jr., President/Founder of JAG Physical Therapy; and Diana Toto, Program Coordinator for the Morahan Center
On Monday, June 3, the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at Barnabas Health and JAG Physical Therapy hosted an educational program about the dangers of concussions in youth sports at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls.