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Montclair Public Schools
Nishuane School
Principal: Jill McLaughlin
Assistant Principal: Evan Kozak
32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Montclair Public Schools
Reminder: Schools closed for students Mon., Dec. 12. Staff participating in PD.


Revised 2016-2017 Nishuane Parent Calendar

2016-2017 Nishuane Handbook 

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Please remember to send any changes in dismissal procedures to your child's classroom teacher in writing.  Changes that are made late in the afternoon cause disruptions to a smooth dismissal. Exceptions, of course, can be made in the event of emergencies. Thank you for your understanding and partnership. 

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School Action Team for Partnerships (SATp)

Upcoming Nishuane SATp meetings:

December 14th - 7:30pm
March 15th - 7:30pm
June 14th - 7:30pm 


Upcoming PTA meetings:

January 10th - 7:30pm
February 14th - 9:30am
March 28th - 9:30am
May 2nd - 9:30 (Mayfair Meeting)
June 6th - 9:30am (Elections)



School Information

About our school: Virtual tour video

Mission: Nishuane School provides students with the foundational skills to develop their talents and interests to ensure academic success in a diverse environment; actively engaging families and partnering with the community. 

Vision: Nishuane School is a diverse school that develops creative, curious, and confident learners through academic exploration, healthy relationships, and exposure to the arts.

Open: 9:20 a.m.
Close: 3:35 p.m.
Dismissal Time on Abbreviated Days: 2:10 p.m.

Full Day K-2 Program
Half-day Kindergarten Option: 9:20 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (T & Th, or M-F)

Nishuane's curriculum presumes that all children have special gifts and talents, which the school has a responsibility to identify and nurture. Through "Aesthetics" courses, students discover and develop new interests and knowledge. These require no special talent, just a willingness to learn and sample new experiences and challenges. "Creative I" (CI) modules support students' interests and talents, allowing them to pursue ideas in greater depth and providing outlets for them to excel. Students are selected to participate in CIs based on recommendations and assessments. Both Aesthetics and CIs are offered in a wide range of disciplines, including leadership, computers, and all the visual and performing arts.

14-Day Calendar

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Sunday, December 11

Holiday Gift Giving ●

Monday, December 12

Holiday Gift Giving ●

Schools closed - Teacher workshops

BOE Meeting
7:30 PM

Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Gift Giving ●

PTA Council Meeting  ●
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 14

Holiday Gift Giving ●

Thursday, December 15

Holiday Gift Giving ●

Friday, December 16

Holiday Gift Sorting ●

2nd Grade Production
9:45 AM

Monday, December 19

Holiday Gift Sorting ●

Tuesday, December 20

Holiday Gift Sorting ●

Friday, December 23

Abbr. Day

Schools closed - winter recess

Saturday, December 24

Schools closed - winter recess

● PTA events

Page Updated: Aug 29, 2016