When our teachers Mrs. Donna Friedrich and Mrs. Maureen Davenport learned that our teachers didn’t have a second monitor to do hybrid teaching in the classroom and see all their virtual students at once, they put out the call for help. The Seth Boyden PTA helped spread the word and class captains, parents, friends, family, and […]
An interview (by Mrs. Tuohy, Seth Boyden Garden Teacher) with Mr Hein, 4th grade teacher at Seth Boyden School, about the South Orange Maplewood Rec Baseball Program. Hello Mr. Hein. Thank you for speaking with me about the South Orange Maplewood Recreation Baseball Program. I’d love to hear more about it and share what I […]
From Seth Boyden Garden Teacher Mrs. Tuohy: Make a batch of homemade playdough (recipe below). Gather beautiful objects from nature. Decorate the play dough with the natural objects while reflecting on and celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Simple homemade play dough recipe: Ingredients 2 cups flour 3/4 cup salt […]
From Seth Boyden Garden Teacher Ms. Tuohy: Birdseed Cookies Yummy treats for our winter bird friends! Mix unflavored gelatin with boiling water. Use 2 or 3 tablespoons of gelatin to a cup of water, stir until dissolved. Stir in birdseed until the liquid is mixed through and the birdseed is wet but not in a […]
End-of-Year Message from the Seth Boyden PTA: What a year 2020 has been! From the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, this community has shown, again and again, how to be Seth Boyden Strong. From Go Fund Mes for Seth Boyden students who lost parents to the incredible grassroots efforts of SOMA Shares — supporting our community […]
Hundreds of books were given out at the SOMA Shares Book Giveaway Day on Sunday 11/29, in the St. Joseph’s Church parking lot in Maplewood. Sunny skies, mild temperatures, and many volunteers helped make the day a great success! Families from the South Orange/Maplewood community came out to “shop” for books and get their home libraries stocked […]
A message from the amazing Seth Boyden social work team: We are in the final months of 2020 and although this year has been unpredictable, the Seth Boyden Social Work Dept thinks that now is a great time to BREATHE deep. Welcome to GRATITUDE SEASON 🙂 Here’s a fun Gratitude Scavenger Hunt activity that everyone can […]
Books for all, all books are free! From board books to young adult books. Come refresh your student’s at-home library. All Pre-K through 12 students are invited to join us for the best kind of book fair: FREE! Sunday, November 29th 10 am-2 pm At St. Joseph’s Church outdoor parking lot (between Franklin & Hilton), […]
We are incredibly proud to share that Jacob Case, a 4th-grader in Mr. Hein’s class, has been featured in Jamie Oliver’s Cooking Buddies Club! Congratulations to Jacob and his family! We’re so happy that Jamie Oliver, one of Britain’s top chefs, recognizes Jacob’s talents! Over the summer, Jacob made a video of harvesting nasturtiums and other […]
In partnership with Seashore Produce, the South Mountain YMCA is distributing free food boxes on Friday, Oct 23, and Friday, Oct 30. Limited availability – first come, first served. Pick up begins at 1 pm at Seth Boyden. Pick up instructions: Use the school’s circular driveway Pop your trunk open Do not get out of your […]
The Achieve Foundation is thrilled to award grants to educators across the district this October for 36 projects totaling $43,623! Winning grants included professional development programs, technology equipment, electronic and physical books, and other educational materials. Last week, Achieve presented checks to these amazing Seth Boyden teachers: • Maggie Tuohy for “From Garbage to Garden”• Shella Mesidor-Villard for […]
SOMA Shares is thrilled to announce our first book giveaway day! All students from pre-K through 12th grade are invited to join us for the best kind of book fair: FREE! When: Saturday, Oct 10, 11am-4pm (rain date: Oct 18) Where: St Joseph’s Church, 767 Prospect Street, Maplewood (parking lot between Franklin & Hilton) What: Free […]
Come One, Come AllSeth Boyden Outdoor Learning Center Clean-up! Looking for a way to help our school this fall? Bring the family and join the outdoor learning center clean-up! On October 10th and 11th we’ll be weeding, watering, spreading mulch, moving logs– you get the idea! Oct 10 – 9 am to 1 pmOct 11 […]
Our local South Mountain YMCA is offering 8:00 am – 4:30 pm care with possibilities of extended-day care from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm for elementary school children. There are 80%-90% financial scholarships available to families who are eligible to receive free/reduced lunch. New spots are opening up for the program in the coming weeks at Seth Boyden […]
Did you order a school supply kit via the PTA? If so, it will be distributed when the PTA gives out other materials at a date still being worked out. If you entered an email in the order, look for an email from Marianne about it as well. Thanks to those who ordered! While we’re […]
Feeling stressed out about the fall? The Seth Boyden PTA is partnering with Balanced Kids to present a free virtual “Back to School” workshop for parents on Monday, August 17, at 8 pm. Register at balancedkidsnj.com/sethboyden. Zoom details will be shared after registration. Whether you have made a decision for your family for the fall […]
South Orange & Maplewood School District in partnership with the Township of Maplewood, the Parenting Center, and its partners are providing various options for food support over the summer months.
Congratulations to the Seth Boyden Elementary School 5th grade class of 2020. We wish you all the best as you move up to middle school!
As a PTA, we need to say that we see and acknowledge the particular pain, anger, and trauma that so many of our Black students and families and community members of color are feeling following the recent police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
South Orange & Maplewood School District, in partnership with the Township of Maplewood, South Orange Village, the Parenting Center and its partners, are providing various options for food support over the summer months.