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Run Achieve’s Newstead 5K This Saturday!

NEWSTEADThe 12th-annual Newstead 5K is this weekend — Saturday, Sept. 20! The iconic race transforms the tranquil Newstead neighborhood of South Orange into a bustling hub of more than 500 runners and walkers and scores of cheering fans.

The regional race raises about $15,000 to support important Achieve programs, including teacher grants, volunteer tutors, technology upgrades and facility improvements, to enrich the learning experience of students in all South Orange and Maplewood district schools.

The race begins at 9 a.m. (registration opens at 8 a.m.). There will be a pre-race warmup at 8:30 a.m. led by South Orange’s D&I Fitness.

Click here to register!

Stay & Play in South Orange This Weekend

stayandplayStay & Play Weekend is a whole weekend of fun, entertaining and informational activities in South Orange! Here’s a breakdown of what’s in store:

Saturday, Sept. 20: Newstead 5K, Historic Baseball Game, Eaglemania

Sunday, Sept. 21: Newcomer’s Day, In-Site Exhibition, and, of course, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, don’t forget to visit PlayDay!

Click here or on the flyer!

Fall Enrichment Enrollment Starts Today

registration info-fall 2014South Mountain Scholars (our after-school enrichment program) is back for fall 2014! Join us for some old favorites as well as some exciting new classes. Classes will begin in October and run for eight weeks.

Registration is open and closes on Friday, September 19.

Click here to register.

Click here for class descriptions.

 Click on the flyer for more details.

Questions? Want to volunteer? E-mail Kristen Mitchell or Sarah Hayden. Parent volunteers get one class free and first choice of classes.

First Day Packets Due Today

SM_PTA_logo_colorClick here to fill out the First Day Packet (FDP) form for the new year.  Forms are due today.  Class parents will be selected by lottery drawing tomorrow,Tuesday, September 16, in the Big School cafeteria immediately after dropoff.

We encourage all families to join the PTA. Please complete the FDP form to become a member — it only takes a few minutes. With your membership, you get access to the 2014-2015 South Mountain School Online Directory once it’s complete.

On this form, you can also volunteer for various school events and activities and submit your name to become a class parent.

Questions about the form or class parents? Contact Ava Martin or Regina Tindall.

 

 

Wyoming Avenue Closure May Affect Travel Time to School

imagesPlease note that the district has been informed that Wyoming Avenue will be closed between South Orange Avenue and West Orange beginning Monday, September 15, 2014 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. due to the repair work scheduled by the New Jersey American Water Company.

Please allow extra time traveling to and from schools affected by this closure.  Based on the planned hours, the road work should not affect busing schedules.  Should any information change, we will send out an update.

 

 

Box Tops for Education Collection this Week

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We will be having our first collection of Box Tops for Education on Wednesday, September 17.

Please submit all the Box Tops you have been saving this summer to your teacher.

Box Tops for Education is a simple way to support our school.  Look for the Box Top logos, clip it and turn them in!  Our school gets 10 cents for EVERY Box Top!

At the end of the year, the class with the most Box Tops collected
will be rewarded with a pizza party!!

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Maebert .

Thank you for supporting this program!

Free Ice Cream!

ice cream flyer 2014The ice cream social is on Monday and we need your help!!  Please click here to sign up to volunteer for a shift at this fun event. For more information on this event click here.

 

 

 

 

Enrichment Volunteers Needed

registration info-fall 2014We are still in need of volunteers at both schools. Contact Kristen Mitchell  or Sarah Hayden for further information and to volunteer.

Reminder – Enrichment volunteers get their first choice of classes for all of their children and get one class free!   Please note volunteers must provide class choices by the end of the week of 9/8/14 to ensure they get their first choice.  Once registration opens to the general public next week, we can no longer guarantee your selection!

Registration starts Monday at 8 a.m. Click here for class descriptions.

For more information click here or on the flyer.

 

 

Fall Enrichment Class Descriptions Are Here

registration info-fall 2014South Mountain Scholars (our after-school enrichment program) is back for fall 2014! Join us for some old favorites as well as some exciting new classes. Classes will begin in October and run for eight weeks.

Click here for class descriptions.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 15, and close on Friday, September 19. Click here or on the flyer for more details.

Questions? Want to volunteer? Please e-mail Kristen Mitchell or Sarah Hayden. Parent volunteers get one class free and first choice at classes.

Fill Out Your First Day Packet Form!

imagesWelcome back!

Here is the link to the First Day Packet (FDP) form for the new year.

http://www.formstack.com/forms/4elbows-south_mountain__fdp_20142015

We encourage all families to join the PTA. Please complete the FDP form to become a member — it only takes a few minutes. With your membership, you get access to the 2014-2015 South Mountain School Online Directory once it’s complete.

On this form, you can also volunteer for various school events and activities and submit your name to become a class parent.

Please fill out and submit your FDP form by Monday, September 15. Class parents will be selected by lottery drawing on the morning of Tuesday, September 16, in the Big School cafeteria immediately after dropoff.