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Thank you Families & PTA!

A special thanks to the PTA for organizing a lovely Seth Boyden First Day of School Meet & Greet! Thank you to all the families for showing up for our school and for taking the time to volunteer for so many activities! The PTA is still looking for volunteers! Please sign up here.

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell is an after-school program created by the South Orange Maplewood School District’s Parenting Center. Beyond the Bell is designed to help all students stretch and grow by coordinating, deepening and expanding after-school opportunities at the elementary level. Beyond the Bell Registration Opens 7AM Tuesday Sept 14th– Course Offerings  and Deadline Here & Registration Info Here

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First Day Coffee Meet and Greet!

September 13, 2021 8:45AM at Seth Boyden Elementary School Please join the PTA at the OLC (Outdoor Learning Center) to welcome Seth Boyden parents new and old back to campus!Right after drop off, there will be pastries from The Bread Stand and coffee. Masks are required when not eating. We will welcome new families, review upcoming […]

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Big shout out to Messrs. Messineo and Sousa!

Our awesome PE teachers put together an energetic week of field day activities for all grades (except for Kindergarten & 1st grade, who will have their field day tomorrow!). Teachers even got in on the fun! The weather was very cooperative while students enjoyed sack races, relay races, four square tournaments, and even limbo! We are […]

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2021-22 PTA Executive Board

Our new PTA executive board was elected at last Monday’s PTA meeting. Thanks to these parents for stepping up to take on these important roles for our school community! But there are still important roles to fill, including SEPAC liaison, auction chair, OLC chair, and book fair chair — there are roles to suit all […]

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Summer Meals Program

The Kids Eat Free program will be at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo from Monday-Friday starting on Monday, June 28. Monday-FridayJune 28 – August 20, 20219 am – 11 amBreakfast & Lunch Grab ‘n GoSpringfield Ave Gazebo, 1670 Springfield Ave, by Hilton Library SOMA Shares will be distributing books and other resources every Wednesday during the […]

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Senior Clap Out 2021

Friday’s clap out of seniors who graduated from Seth Boyden in 2014 was a beautiful and joyous occasion! We wish these kids all the best as they start this next chapter in their lives. We’re glad that we could uphold this tradition this year! For a video, click here. 

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Help Seth Boyden Family That Lost their Father

It is with heavy hearts that we share the sad news that Marc Ulysse, father of 5th grader Marvens and 4th grader Marc, passed away over the weekend from complications due to COVID-19. Mr. Ulysse was a loving husband, committed father, and the sole provider for his wife and five children. Mr. Ulysse was a […]

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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!