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Suzuki Violin Program Deadline Extended

Here’s your chance to introduce your child (or continue their exposure) to the violin. Download the flyer for more info.

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School School District

Code of Conduct

The District Code of Conduct is now available on our files page. Please take a look!

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Community Building Events Files School District SOMA

November Digital Backpack is Here

The Community Digital Backpack is a handy electronic compilation of flyers for various events and activities in our community. Take a look at what’s going on this month!

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General School School District

School Back in Session Tomorrow (11/2/11)

Seth Boyden, along with most of the District schools, will be open tomorrow, 11/2/11. For more details, see the letter from Superintendent Brian Osborne.

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Holidays Parenting Center School School District SOMA

NO SCHOOL TUES, NOV 1, 2011

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.

Halloween activities planned for today will not be rescheduled.

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School School District SOMA

NO SCHOOL MON, OCT 31, 2011

From the South Orange-Maplewood School District: Due to down power lines throughout South Orange and Maplewood, and hazardous conditions persisting from yesterday’s storm, all South Orange-Maplewood schools are closed tomorrow, October 31, 2011. Offices will remain open and twelve month employees will have a regular working day.

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Events Parenting Center School District SOMA

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 information, download flyer here.

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Events Files Holidays School School District SOMA

Revised District Calendar

Changes:

Jan 2 (school closed)

Feb 17 (school no longer closed)

Download the calendar here. Updated Google Calendar here.

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School District SOMA

Foreign Language for Elementary Students (FLES)

WHAT IS FLES? FLES is an after-school opportunity for elementary students to be introduced to languages by high school student-instructors.

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE OFFERED? French, Italian, and Latin

WHEN? Wednesdays, 3:45-4-30 P.M. beginning October 12 and ending March 28.

WHERE? Columbia High School Media Center (Library)

TRANSPORTATION: Parents/Guardians are responsible for transportation to & from CHS

COST: $65 per child, cash or checks/money orders payable to CHS-FLES
(Fee waivers are available for those needing assistance. No student will be denied participation due to financial hardship)

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Elementary students will be placed into small groups where they will be learning French, Italian and Latin at the most basic level through use of oral drills, a variety of visual materials, and
hand-on activities and projects. These groups are taught by carefully selected high school students who are presently enrolled in upper level language courses. The high school students
are supervised by the coordinators of the program who are world language teachers and who are experienced with elementary school children.

WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED IN THE PROGRAM?
Names, basic greetings, colors, numbers, days, months, seasons, dates, weather, clothing, parts of the body, classroom objects, subjects, actions, food, meals, likes, and dislikes.

YOU WILL BE INVITED TO A RECEPTION AT THE END OF THE PROGRAM WHERE YOU MAY OBSERVE YOUR CHILDREN AT WORK.

WHO CAN PARTICICPATE?
District elementary students from grades 3, 4 and 5 are eligible; selection is made using a lottery system, with preference given to older students first.
There will be a second level for those students who participated last year provided there are enough students for at least one group.
If you would like your child to be enrolled in the FLES program, please fill out the application form and mail it with the fee by September 16.

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Events Parenting Center School District SOMA

Reminder – Call to Action Event!

A reminder about this important event. Please come out to support our own Ms. Sackett and Mrs. Horn!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
7:00—8:30 pm

Clinton Elementary School
27 Berkshire Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Events Parenting Center School District SOMA

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
Clinton Elementary School

Opening Remarks and Panelist:
Christopher Cerf, Acting NJ Education Commissioner

Panelists:
Dr. Brian Osborne, Superintendent of the South Orange/Maplewood School District
Andrea Wren-Hardin, Board Member
Tina Lehn, Principal, South Mountain Elementary School
Marianne Hess, Assistant Principal, Tuscan Elementary School
Raquel Horn, Assistant Principal, Seth Boyden Elementary School
Shayna Sackett, Teacher, Seth Boyden

Moderator:
Barbara Heisler, Executive Director of Funding Exchange and former Executive Director of the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

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Events Parenting Center School District SOMA

Important Parenting Center news

The Parenting Center of South Orange – Maplewood School District sponsors some incredibly helpful and engaging events throughout the year. Please see their speaker calendar for the 2011-2012 school year. Visit their website for more information about the many resources they provide to our community!

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Events Files PTA School School District

Updated calendars!

Get ’em while they’re hot!

South Orange-Maplewood School District (as of 7/18/11)
(2/17/12 added to Winter Break; End of school year extended)

Seth Boyden PTA (as of 8/25/11)
(reflects above changes; date of Kindergarten Celebration added)

All dates have been updated on our Google Calendar