Take-Home Math – Grades 3-5

This free event is being hosted by Seth Boyden. Please download the flyer and plan to attend!! The SOMSD Mathematics Department & The Parenting Center’s LEAP TO SUCCESS committee present Closing the Elementary School Achievement Gap Educational Series TAKE-HOME MATH: HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN MATHEMATICS Grades 3-5 ~ Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 from 7:30pm Read more about Take-Home Math – Grades 3-5[…]

February Events

1/30 – 3/2 Read-a-Thon 2/3 SCHOOL SPIRIT DAY 2/8 BOE Special Session on the Middle and High School Academic Reform Proposal (CHS Auditorium) 7-8:30pm 2/11 SOPAC Theater Day 2/13 Town Hall with Brian Osborne, 7:30-9:30pm, South Mountain 2/15 PTA Open Meeting, 7:30pm, Library 2/16 PTA Meeting Recap, 9am, Cafeteria 2/20 Schools CLOSED – President’s Day Read more about February Events[…]

Welcome to 2012!

Happy New Year, Seth Boyden Families! I hope that all of you enjoyed the long winter break and have re-acclimated to your regularly scheduled lives. I haven’t quite yet, but I’m getting there! There is so much happening this month, I hope that your calendars are up to date. There are numerous important events taking Read more about Welcome to 2012![…]

Reserve Tickets for American Teacher Movie Screening

JANUARY 17, 2012, 7:30pm Seth Boyden Demonstration School THE PARENTING CENTER & THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTAs PRESENT THE SCREENING OF AMERICAN TEACHER A DEFINITIVE LOOK AT THE STATE OF TEACHING IN AMERICA THAT OFFERS A SOLUTION TO THE EDUCATION CRISIS. ** Panel discussion to follow screening ** (including Rhena Jasey) NARRATED BY MATT DAMON AMERICAN Read more about Reserve Tickets for American Teacher Movie Screening[…]


South Orange-Maplewood Schools will be closed again tomorrow due to the aftermath of Saturday’s storm. Additionally, the Parenting Center’s presentation “Lingo Bingo” will not take place as scheduled on Tuesday November 1st. The Parenting Center will try to reschedule Lingo Bingo for March, to help parents prepare for the new March round of parent/teacher conferences. Read more about NO SCHOOL TUES, NOV 1, 2011[…]

Lingo Bingo!

November 1, 2011 7:30pm Jefferson School 518 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood Just in time for the November parent/teacher conferences! Join Jefferson Principal Susan Grierson and South Mountain Principal Tina Lehn as they explain: • Student Assessments – How is student work evaluated? • Teacher Reports – What will be discussed? • Parent Questions – What to ask? For more Read more about Lingo Bingo![…]

Invitation for Call to Action

The Parenting Center’s Leap To Success Committee presents a community wide symposium to address closing the elementary school achievement gap. Featuring a distinguished panel of experts on the subject, the evening promises to be an engaging and provocative discussion on how we can collectively move forward on this pressing issue. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7-8:30pm Read more about Invitation for Call to Action[…]