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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 “Equity Institute: Advancing Racial Equity in Education Workshop”
• Dianne Canzonieri and Elana Ris for “Magnificent Mathematicians”
• Marissa DeMartino for “Fun with Phonics”
• Sarah Haldeman for “Multicultural Literature for Social Emotional Learning and Anti-Bias Discourse”
• Susan Brody for “Book Clubs Need Better Books”
• Sarah Fakhoury and Jesse Hein for “Let’s Talk About Race”
• Erica Dulny for “High Interest, Low Level Books”
• Erica Dulny for “Serious About Series!”
• Janine Poutre and Catherine Campbell (So. Mountain) for “Audible Battle of the Books”

Congratulations to these educators for receiving over $9,315 in funding for our students this fall!

Achieve board president Christine Houseworth (far left) and grants committee co-chair Hilary Jones-Danziger (far right) presented checks to Seth Boyden educators: Dianne Korte Canzonieri, Shella Mesidor-Villard, Sarah Haldeman, and Janine Guida Poutre.

Susan Brody received over $1,000 from the Achieve Foundation of South Orange and Maplewood for her “Book Clubs Need Better Books” grant.
Achieve board president Christine Houseworth, executive director Eileen Collins Neri and grants co-chair Hilary Jones-Danziger took to Seth Boyden’s gorgeous garden to present Maggie Tuohy with a $2,435 grant for her “Garbage to Garden” program.
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Recess Knitting Returns! 

Thanks to PTA funding, we’re delighted to announce that students in grades 2-5 will have the opportunity to learn knitting during recess. Ms. Florence Gold—community member, avid knitter, and Beyond the Bell knitting instructor—will be working with interested students two days a week over a ten-week period. 

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5th Grade Parents, We Need You!

lion king jrOur 5th Grade Committee is a crucial part of making our oldest students’ final year at Seth Boyden a memorable one. These dedicated parents help organize special events like the etiquette dinner and dancing classrooms performance, the annual pool party, and the 5th grade musical.

If you have a 5th grader this year, please consider signing up to be chairperson or a committee member.

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What You Need to Know This Week

No School on Monday or Tuesday

All district schools are closed for Rosh Hashanah on Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday Is 4-Hour Day, Back to School Night

We have a 12:45 dismissal on Wednesday, and Back to School Night starts at 6pm. We encourage all parents to come meet our wonderful teachers and find out what’s in store for our students this year!

Ice Cream Social Friday Night

Our Ice Cream Socials are always some of the most fun nights of the year, so you don’t want to miss this event! In addition to ice cream, we’ll have pizza and drinks for sale. The kids have a blast, and it’s a great opportunity for parents to meet each other and socialize. You can also stock up on the latest SB merch and sign up for the PTA.

Lunch Menu

Wondering what’s for lunch? Here’s the September elementary lunch menu.

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Get Your Yearbook Best Wishes In!

The deadline for Best Wishes ads in the yearbook has been extended to this Friday, March 24. Questions? Email [email protected]. Download a PDF of the order form here.

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An Epic Auction Night!

Full Moon Rising: A Lunar New Year Celebration was a great time and a huge success!

Check out Alison Poe’s write-up on the district site, and the beautiful photos below from Anna Herbst of Orange Studios.

A few shout-outs are in order…

Kelly Villanueva and Sarah Gee were our fearless leaders; Caryn Emmons worked tirelessly; Sonya Artis was our Lunar New Year expert (and took these photos); Patricia Sanchez and Cesar Sanchez made the beautiful decor; and committee members Sheri Landry, Rebecca Barbacci, Rhonda Panken, Kerstin Vogdes Diehn, Anna Persson Herbst and Becky Hanger brought it all together.

And Jennifer Jones Grieci and Mike Grieci made the night with a great DJ set!

Thanks to everyone else who volunteered, donated, spent, drank, ate and danced on Saturday night!

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SB Weekly Newsletter – School Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

In this Issue….

  • Happening This Week
  • Free STEAM Camp
  • Picture Retake Nov. 11
  • Calendar Update
  • Achieving Greatness on the Stage
  • Gifted and Talented Overview
  • Fundraising, Charity, Volunteering
  • Garden Recess and Garden Ninjas
  • Education Summit
  • Save the Date

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SB Newsletter – Week of 10\19 – Last Chance for Charleston Wrap!‏

In this Issue….

  • Happening This Week
    • Monday Oct. 19 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:30 PM at 525 Academy Street Maplewood
    • Tuesday Oct. 20 – K-2 Curriculum Night, 7:30 PM at Marshall Elementary
    • Wednesday Oct. 21 – Charleston Wrap Deadline
  • Garden News
  • Twelfth Night
  • MapSO Cares
  • Fundraiser News
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Community Events
  • Save the Date

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SB Weekly Newsletter – Week of 10/12 – Harvest Festival Saturday!

In this Issue….

  • Happening This Week:

Monday Oct 12 – Charleston Wrap Deadline – Send in your final orders on Monday.

Saturday Oct 17 – Harvest Festival at Seth Boyden’s backyard from 12 PM – 4 PM.

  • Garden News
  • Fundraiser News
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Community Events
  • Save the Date

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SB Weekly Newsletter – Week of 9/28

In this Issue….

  • Happening this week:
Sept. 29 – Tuesday – Early dismissal and Back-to-School Night
Sept. 30 – Wednesday – Town Hall Meeting with SOMSD Superintendent John J. Ramos Sr., Ed.D. at Seth Boyden
Oct. 1 – Thursday – Charleston Wrap fundraiser begins
Oct. 3 – Saturday – PTA orientation/welcome meeting – 10 AM at Seth Boyden – More information to come
  • Harvest Festival
  • Garden Update
  • Open PTA Positions
  • Save the Date

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SB Weekly Newsletter – Week of 9/21

In this issue…

  • Sept 23 – Wednesday – School Closed – Yom Kippur
  • Sept 24 – Thursday – Class Parent Orientation – 7:30 PM
  • Sept 26 – Saturday – School Wide Clean Up Day – 9AM – 1 PM – Come clean up the SB yard.
  • SOMSD Launches Pilot Communications Initiative – Let’s Talk!
  • Garden news
  • Box Top Competition
  • Save the date

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SB Newsletter – Week of 9/7 – Friday is Picture Day!

In this week’s issue…

  • Wednesday Sept. 9 – PTA Meeting – 7:30 PM in the Seth Boyden Library, everyone is welcome!
  • Thursday Sept. 10 – Meet Dr. Ramos –  7:30 PM in the Columbia High School Library
  • Friday Sept. 11 – School Photos – All children will get their pictures taken – Volunteers needed!
  • Garden Updates
  • 2015 – 2016 PTA Open Positions
  • Community Events
  • Save the date

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School Starts in Less than One Week!

School starts on Thursday September 3rd

School Supplies lists
School supply lists are here.  If you ordered school supplies from the PTA, the school supplies will be at your child’s room on the first day of school. If you are interested in ordering school supplies for your child through our partnership with EPI, please contact Rodney Fontil at [email protected]

First Day Packets
If you have time, please consider helping us stuff the first day packets on Tuesday, September 1 at 10:00 AM in the Cafeteria. Contact Amelia Riekenberg [email protected] if you are able to help.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch
The PTA provides lunch to our much loved teachers the day before school starts. We need your help to give them an excellent lunch. Please sign up to bring something Tuesday September 2nd.
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094baaab2da20-teacher1

First Day Coffee
We need volunteers to help with the first day coffee on Thursday September 3rd at8:45 am. We need volunteers to bring baked goods, welcome parents at the door, stand at tables to help parents sign up for the PTA, help sell merchandise. Sign up to bring something here:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E044AACAE22AA8-first

Kindergarten and New Family Picnic
The Kindergarten and New Family picnic to welcome new families and children to Seth Boyden is Tuesday September 1 at 6:30 PM.

First PTA Meeting
Plan to come to the first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday September 9th at7:30 in the library.

 

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SB Newsletter – Week of 6/22 – Order your school supplies now!

In this issue….

  • Monday Jun 22 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
  • Monday Jun 22 – Half Day
  • Tuesday Jun 23 – Half Day and Last Day of School
  • Order School Supply Packs by July 12th
  • Care for our Garden over the Summer
  • End-of-School-Year Spirit Wear Donation Drive

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SB Newsletter – Week of 6/15 – Sign up for the Summer Garden!

In this week’s issue….

  • Thursday Jun 18 – TV Turnoff Assembly starting at 9:45
  • Friday Jun 19 – Kindergarten Celebration – Noon
  • Care for our Garden over the Summer
  • End-of-School-Year Spirit Wear Donation Drive
  • 2015 – 2016 PTA Open Positions
  • Monday Jun 22 – 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
  • Monday Jun 22 – Half Day
  • Tuesday Jun 23 – Half Day and Last Day of School

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SB Newsletter – Week of 6/8 – Ice Cream Social This Friday!‏

In this issue….

  • Friday Jun 12 – Last day of the Schoola Clothing Drive
  • Friday Jun 12 – Seth Boyden’s Ice Cream Social
  • 2015 – 2016 PTA Open Positions
  • OLC Committee Needs You
  • Community Events

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SB Newsletter – Week of 5/25 – Seussical Jr and Book Fair This Week!!

In this issue….

  • Field Day – Wednesday, May 27th 1-3 pm with the rain date of Thursday, May 28th
  • Thursday May 28 – Wednesday June 3 – Spring Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!
  • Friday May 29, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31 – Fifth Grade Play – Tickets on Sale
  • 2015 – 2016 PTA Open Positions
  • SB PTA Dinner to Celebrate and Sustain Strawberry FIelds
  • Seth Boyden Yearbooks on Sale!
  • Art Show Volunteers Needed
  • Garden Recess Signup
  • Save the date

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SB Newsletter – Week of 5/18 – Memorial Day Parade & Garden Recess!

In this issue…

  • Monday May 18 – Board of Education Meeting 7:30 PM
  • Tuesday May 19 – SEPAC/SPED-PTO Meeting 7:30 PM
  • Monday May 25 – Memorial Day – School Closed – March with Seth Boyden in the Maplewood Memorial Day Parade!
  • 5th Grade Musical – Seussical Jr.  Tickets On Sale
  • Garden Recess Signup
  • Art Show Volunteers Needed
  • Seth Boyden Field Day
  • Seth Boyden Yearbooks on Sale
  • OLC Committee Needs You

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SB Newsletter – Week of 5/11 – PTA Meeting Monday Night!

In this issue….

  • Monday May 11 – PTA Meeting 7PM
  • Wednesday May 13 – 4th Grade Choral Concert, 7 PM
  • Thursday May 14 – Teacher Appreciation Lunch – Contributions needed
  • Help in Seth Boyden’s Strawberry Fields Gardens!
  • Art Show – Volunteers Needed
  • Memorial Day Parade – Details coming soon!
  • Seth Boyden Field Day – Volunteers Needed
  • Yearbooks on Sale!

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SB Newsletter – Week of 5/4 – Teacher Appreciation Week!

In this issue….

  • Monday May 4 – Friday May 8 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Wednesday May 6 – National School Nurse Day – Please thank our nurse, Ms. Weinstein.
  • Seth Boyden Field Day
  • Seth Boyden Yearbooks on Sale
  • Volunteers Needed
  • Fundraising News
  • Monday May 11 – PTA Meeting 7PM

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