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MONTCLAIR
BOARD OF EDUCATION

22 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-509-4000
 

 

Straight from the Superintendent Straight from the Superintendent
4/17/2014
New newsletter format


Charles H. Bullock School Adorned with Art Charles H. Bullock School Adorned with Art
4/15/2014
Murals painted by students depict school song


Glenfield Hosts African-American Career Day Glenfield Hosts African-American Career Day
4/14/2014
Annual event draws professionals from the community


Montclair Board of School Estimate Approves 2014-15 Budget Montclair Board of School Estimate Approves 2014-15 Budget
4/9/2014
Fully funds high-quality magnet system


Montclair High School Presents Annual On-Site Admission Day Event Montclair High School Presents Annual On-Site Admission Day Event
4/8/2014
Seniors receive college acceptances on the spot


Maasai Warriors Visit MHS Maasai Warriors Visit MHS
4/4/2014
Give glimpse into Kenyan life


Montclair Students’ Artwork Displayed Montclair Students’ Artwork Displayed
4/2/2014
Exhibited in Essex Co. Hall of Records


Update on Recent Gastrointestinal Virus at MHS Update on Recent Gastrointestinal Virus at MHS
3/28/2014
Superintendent provides status on outbreak


Straight from the Superintendent Straight from the Superintendent
3/26/2014
Mar. 17 Board Meeting: Budget approval, MHS teachers, discussion of world language immersion and new math textbooks


Mount Hebron Guest Speaker Inspires Mount Hebron Guest Speaker Inspires
3/26/2014
Tells students achievement is all in the attitude


Achievement Gap Advisory Panel Discusses District Data Achievement Gap Advisory Panel Discusses District Data
3/17/2014
Enrollment information/academic achievement and opportunity data presented at meeting


Montclair Schools Celebrate Read Across America Montclair Schools Celebrate Read Across America
3/10/2014
Honor Dr. Seuss’s birthday


BOE Approves Tentative Budget BOE Approves Tentative Budget
3/7/2014
Superintendent MacCormack calls it a community investment


Straight from the Superintendent Straight from the Superintendent
3/5/2014
Highlights of the Mar. 3 Budget Workshop and Feb. 24 Board Meeting


February Featured Black History Month Celebrations February Featured Black History Month Celebrations
2/28/2014
Highlights of school-wide activities


Superintendent MacCormack Unveils 2014-2015 MPS Budget Proposal Superintendent MacCormack Unveils 2014-2015 MPS Budget Proposal
2/24/2014
Proposal would close $6.5M shortfall through spending cuts and minimal tax increase, the first in 4 years


Presentations at Feb. 24 Board Meeting Presentations at Feb. 24 Board Meeting
2/24/2014
Preliminary budget, enrollment report, and violence and vandalism report


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Week of April 14, 2014

Good News

SKYWARD: If you are having difficulties logging on to Skyward, please click here or see the Skyward Parent Handbook, to find your way around Family Access.

Amended 2013-14 School Calendar: Calendar approved at March 17 BOE meeting; all snow days are noted; April 25 will be a full, regular day of school

The 2014-15 budget was adopted on April 7 (see video.)

It's that time! Put on your party planning hats and get ready for the MFEE Toast to the Teachers 2014 season. Please think
about Hosting a Toast.  
See the MFEE website for details.

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR)(P.L. 2010,c.122), the Montclair Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage. Please feel free to contact Linda Mithaug, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

NEW: Workshops for Primary Unit Parents/Caregivers of Pre-K to 2nd grade children. Tips and tools for Language Arts, Math, Jump-starting Student Success. See flier for details.

Now Available! NJASK Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guides for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 will help students prepare for the annual assessments scheduled for May.  Parents/caregivers and teachers are encouraged to read and discuss the guides with students so they may better understand the test content and procedures.

True Blue Spirit Athletic Lecture Series for athletes, parents and coaches:  Positive Parenting for Your High School Athlete, May 8. Click for details.

The Achievement Gap Advisory Panel webpage can be viewed here or go to the navigation bar at left and click District> Academics> Achievement Gap Advisory Panel.

The Academic Office is developing a series of Common Core Family Resource Guides. See the draft versions for Kindergarten, Grade 6, and Grade 9. Please complete our brief survey to let us know if they meet your needs.

All CCSS curriculum units are available for parents and students. Go to District/Academics bar at left, and select the CCSS page for elementary, middle, or high school curriculum guides.

Common Core State Standards: see  handout  and  general introduction for parents of elementary students, and  handout and general introduction for middle school parents.

Introducing Online Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals. This year, families can complete the Meal Application for their household by applying safely and securely online. Families can also apply by completing the traditional paper application, available from the Operations Office.

The Montclair Public School District has designed a Frequently Asked Questions  page regarding the curriculum and common assessments (available under District/Academics in the navigation bar at left.) The FAQs were compiled and based on questions, comments, and concerns heard formally and informally throughout this year. If you have additional questions about the CCSS, please feel free to contact the Academic Office.

Check out Comcast's new Internet Essentials, an affordable program providing internet access to families where at least one child is receiving free lunch.

Visit the district's anti-bullying page, which now includes an updated form to report incidents.


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