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Black History Month

A message from our principal, Mrs. Glander, and vice-principal, Ms. Murphy: “Happy February and Black History Month! This month we will be celebrating the contributions and rich history of Black People. While February is a month to specifically celebrate these contributions and achievements, we believe that an inclusive and accurate educational experience includes the histories […]

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Seth Boyden Mobilizes for Monitors

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 […]

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Mr. Hein Talks Baseball

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 […]

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Celebrate MLK Day with a Nature’s Cake

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 […]

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Seth Boyden Strong

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 […]

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Seth Boyden Social Work Dept – Gratitude Season

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 […]

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Cooking with Jacob

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 […]

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Achieve Foundation Grants

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 […]

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SOMA Shares Book Giveaway Day

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 […]

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Seth Boyden PTA “Back to School” Workshop for Parents

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 […]

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Summer Food Support Program to Begin June 29 at Maplecrest Park

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.

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Watch Our Virtual Moving Up Ceremony!

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!

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Our PTA Believes that Black Lives Matter

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.

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Summer Food Support Programs & Information

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.

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A Message from Seth Boyden Leadership

Mrs. Glander and Ms. Murphy share their thoughts and plans regarding the protests sweeping our nation, sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

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Alomo Donates Books, Toys and Crafts

We wanted to give a special shout out to Alomo Books, which gave our Seth Boyden Book Pantry a huge donation of books, toys, and crafts.

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New Jersey Council on the Arts Grant to Bring Stepping Artist to Seth Boyden

The AIE grant will bring an expert in African-American step dancing to Seth Boyden.

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Video Message From Mrs. Glander

Watch the video for greetings from Mrs. Glander and important messages about the plans for the rest of the school year.

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Fundraising School Seth Boyden News

School Supply Kits Are Back!

This is a great opportunity to support the PTA and save the hassle of shopping.

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PTA Nominations for 2020-21

Amidst all the disruptions and current school closure due to Covid-19, we still need to plan for next year.