Bloomfield Families Had Fun at the 3rd Annual Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park

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 Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park

On Friday, September 19 the Bloomfield Recreation Department hosted its 3rd Annual Overnight Family Campout at Pulaski Park. Over 50 families participated this year and enjoyed popcorn, an outdoor movie and camping. The Bloomfield Fire Dept supervised a campfire and many families got to test their S’mores making skills. The following morning everyone awoke to the smell of fresh coffee and bagels for breakfast.  

The Bloomfield Recreation Department would like to thank the following groups for their help and support:

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Glen Ridge High School Marching Band and Color Guard Kicks Off the Season with “This Is the End”

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 25, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge High School Marching Band

The Glen Ridge High School Marching Band and Color Guard unveiled their newest competition-ready performance during halftime at the school’s football game Saturday, September 20, 2014. Under the direction of GRHS Music Director Kevin Lagos and Color Guard Instructors Frank Salati and Lizann Landers, the 2014 show, entitled “This Is the End” weaves together selections from the last movements of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Dvorak’s New World Symphony, Holtz’s Planets, Ravel’s Bolero, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Stravinsky’s Firebird, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, as well as the theme from the Merrie Melodies cartoon series. According to Lagos, the “intensity of ending after ending creates a very exciting show and should keep the crowd engaged the whole time!”

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Montclair Athletes Go ‘All In’ at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center’s Leadership Workshop

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center's Leadership Workshop

Fall team captains from Montclair High and Montclair Kimberley Academy got together for its annual pre-season leadership workshop at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Tuesday night.  The students heard from Monclair State professors John McCarthy and Dr. Rob Gilbert, as well as Gian Paul Gonzalez (kneeling lower left), a former collegiate basketball star whose “All In” mantra was adopted by the New York Giants en route to their Super Bowl-winning season in 2011. 

The Museum’s leadership workshops are made possible through the support of Investors Bank.

 

ShopRite of Brookdale in Bloomfield Was a Major Contributor to NCJW Back 2 School Store

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NCJW Back 2 School Store

One of the most influential sponsors for this year’s NCJW/Essex 6th Annual Back 2 School Store was ShopRite of Brookdale in Bloomfield which donated all of the undergarments and socks for the August 3 event.

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Mt. Hebron Middle School Invites Incoming 6th Grade Families to Social Event

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair's Mt. Hebron middle schoolThe Mt. Hebron Middle School PTA invites all incoming 6th graders and their parents and guardians to its annual “Welcome 6th Graders “ social event on Thursday, August 21 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm in the front of the school.

Go and meet your new classmates, meet a few teachers/staff members and have some dessert!

Plus, they’ll have our Mt. Hebron Spirit Wear for sale — shirts, caps, car magnets, etc. to get you started with your new school spirit!

Northeast Elementary School Announces Kindergarten Playdates

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 09, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

NEcloseupNortheast Elementary School in Montclair invites new incoming Northeast families to several playdates and to join the Ice Cream Social on the Northeast playground.

These playdates are a great opportunity to meet other new children and their parents/ caregivers, and get a little more comfortable with the new school before the first day. The playdates are relaxed, just a chance to play, get some information about from experienced parents about the school, meet some of the PTA members and make new friends.  Just a note the school building will not be open and there is no restroom on the playground.

In addition there is a new Student Ice Cream Social. This is a great chance to meet the principal, Mrs. Cenithia Bilal, and some of the teachers while the children play.

Here are the dates:

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Edgemont Montessori School Announces Kindergarten Playdates & Ice Cream Social

BY  |  Friday, Aug 08, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_Edgemontschoolmontclair-300x225.jpgEdgemont Montessori School in Montclair has announced some events to help new families get comfortable before the big day.

On Tuesday, August 26, from 4-5 pm, new Edgemont students and their families are welcome to the school’s playground for an ice cream social. Parents are encouraged to mingle, meet the principal, Mrs. Cheryl Hopper, and the kindergarten teachers, and talk to PTA members about Edgemont’s unique experience as the kids enjoy ice cream and play. (A raindate is scheduled for Wednesday, August 27 from 4-5 pm.) Questions? Contact Andrea Bustios.

New kindergarteners and their families are encouraged to go to Edgemont’s two kindergarten playdates, happening in its playground behind the school. Go and play on Thursday, August 28 from 9:30-10:30 am and on Tuesday, September 2, from 4-5 pm. Please e-mail Kathleen Hogan if you have any questions.

 

Watchung School Announces Kindergarten Playdates and Ice Cream Social

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 07, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Watchung SchoolWatchung School in Montclair will host three playdates and an ice cream social for incoming Watchung kindergartners this summer on the school playground:

  • Wednesday, August 20 – 4-6 pm
  • Monday, August 25  - 4-6 pm
  • Thursday, August 28 – 4-6 pm
Come meet your new teacher and our principal Joseph Schmidt at the ice cream social:

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Charles H. Bullock School Announces Kindergarten Playdates

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

bullock schoolBullock School in Montclair invites incoming CHB kindergarten families to several playdates and the Ice Cream Social on the Bullock playground.

These playdates are a great opportunity to meet other kindergarten kids and parents, and get a little more comfortable with the new school before the first day. The playdates are relaxed, just a chance to play, get some information about from experienced parents about the school and make new friends.  Just a note the school building will not be open and there is no restroom on the playground.

Here are the dates:

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Nishuane School Offers Summer Playdates For Incoming Kindergarteners

BY  |  Monday, Aug 04, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nishuane School Nishuane Elementary School PTA has announced two summer playdates for incoming kindergarten students to be held at the school playground. This is a great opportunity for children to meet their future classmates and start making friends.  Come explore Nishuane’s school playground and have fun at the two get-togethers:

 

 

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