Reminder: Spring Break Next Week!

spring breakThe district is closed for spring break April 20-24.


Beyond the Bell: Spring Session Begins This Week

beyondthebellMonday: Big School, 2:40-3:50 p.m. Please note your child’s dismissal door on your class confirmation sheet.

Tuesday: Annex, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Dismissal is at the front doors.

Wednesday: Big School, 2:40-3:50 p.m. Please note your child’s dismissal door on your class confirmation sheet.

There are no enrichment classes next week, when the district is on spring break. Classes will resume the week of April 27.

South Mountain Minute for Parents!

basketballParents who are interested in shooting in the South Mountain Minute: Bring your kids, bring your game, and bring your luck. One Minute is all you need to live the dream!

Two chances:
Wednesday, April 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 16, 3 p.m.


Volunteers Needed for the Rock Star Luncheon

Attachment-1Volunteer to help cook, set up, serve food, and clean up for the Teacher Appreciation Rock Star Luncheon on Friday, May 8! 

Click here to sign up to help with this wonderful event.

Click on the image to view the flyer.


A Note About Spring Allergies From the SMS Nurses

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Spring is upon us! With the warmer weather, we will be spending more time outside. If your child experiences spring allergies, please be sure that we have the current medications they might need during the school day to control their symptoms.

We have nebulizers in our office, so you would only need to send in their medication and tubing, mask, or mouthpiece along with a medication form from your child’s physician.

If your child uses OTC medication (including homeopathic) that they might take at school, we would require a medication form for that as well.

Sharyn Wills, APN, NJ-CSN
Nina Treitler, RN, NJ-CSN

SOMS Wellness Extravaganza Thursday Evening

SOMS-Extravaganza-Flyer-3South Orange Middle School’s first ever Wellness Extravaganza promises to be a lot of fun!

Thursday, April 16
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
SOMS gymnasium

Click HERE or on the flyer for more information.

Dino Day at the Morris Museum This Saturday!

dinodayStart spring break at the Morris Museum’s Dino Day event for families. Travel back in time to prehistoric days when dinosaurs wandered the wilds of New Jersey!

Saturday, April 18
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Morris Museum
6 Normandy Heights Road

Click here for more information.

Special Education Webinar April 20

supportgroupLooking for the best educational services for your child with special needs?

Webinar: The Ins and Outs of Special Education
When: Monday, April 20, 1 p.m.

In this webinar, we’ll help you find the right tools and resources to educate you on the steps you need to improve educational outcomes for your child.

You’ll learn:

  • Issues parents should anticipate facing in schools
  • What you can do at school to advocate for your child
  • How local PTAs can help provide support and resources to assist families and children with special needs

Special needs takes a variety of forms and can range from developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, health conditions, and even giftedness.

This webinar will help empower you make a positive impact on your child’s education.

Click HERE to register.

Columbia Dance Day Is Saturday, April 25!

columbiadanceIn honor of National Dance Week, the Columbia High School Special Dance Company will be hosting its first Columbia Dance Day.

K-5 students are invited to be a Special Dancer for the day, taking class with with members of the dance company and then presenting a showing to parents.

Saturday, April 25
9:30 a.m., showing at 12:15 p.m.
Columbia High School

Cost is $25 per child; you must pre-register online.

Click here or on the image for more information!

Save the Date for Maker Madness!

makermadnessCome make something at Maker Madness! The event, sponsored by the Achieve Foundation, will help you and your family learn what “STEAM” Education (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) is all about! The day will feature more than 20 fun hands-on activities for kids K-8.

Saturday, May 2
10 a.m.-4. p.m.
Columbia High School Cafeteria

Click here or on the image for more info.