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Nishuane School
Principal: Jill McLaughlin
32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
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Nishuane School


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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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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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See 2018-19 school calendar

Saturday, October 20

Pancake Breakfast & Book Fair  ●
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pancake Breakfast  ●
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Book Fair Kick off  ●
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, October 23

Book Fair  ●
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Book Fair  ●
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Parent Palooza Family Workshop  ●
6:30 PM

Parent Palooza
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 24

Apple Crunch Event  ●

Sunday, October 28

Early Learners Conference
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Monday, October 29

LGBTQA+ Community Presentation
7:00 PM

Tuesday, October 30

Dyslexia Panel
7:00 PM

Thursday, November 1

Thanksgiving Food Drive  ●

Food Drive Begins  ●

Friday, November 2

Thanksgiving Food Drive  ●

● PTA events