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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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We Stand Against AAPI Hate

As a PTA, we see and acknowledge the pain and anger that so many of our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) families and community members are feeling after the murder of Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng […]

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Black History Month in Music

In celebration of Black History Month, Ms. Van Doornik, our music teacher, re-introduced students to Seth Boyden’s unofficial school song, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing.” Click here for the rendition from Kirk Franklin that Ms. Van Doornik shared with her classes, which was followed by the students singing it themselves. Ask your child to sing […]

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Winter Nature Activities

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 […]

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Harvest Fest is Saturday!

Our Harvest Fest is on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 12-4 pm. You don’t want to miss this great event for the whole family! And yes, we need more volunteers.

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School Picture Make-Ups / Retakes on Dec. 12

Did your child miss the original photo day? Did your child get a photo on the original day, but it includes closed eyes, bad hair, a weird expression, and/or snot?

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Meeting to Discuss Facilities and Integration Plans

The Seth Boyden community is encouraged to attend the meeting scheduled at our school on Wednesday, May 30, at 7:30pm.

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Your New Year’s Resolution: Take On a Role With the PTA

Lots of fun jobs — Ice Cream Social Coordiantor, Graduation Reception Food Coordinator, Black History Month Coordinator and more — are yours for the taking.

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PTA Budget Presentation

Where do our PTA funds come from, and where do they go? Check out this presentation to find out.

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HIB Parent Forum

The district is holding an information session about the HIB process, appeals and Q&A on Tuesday at 7:30 pm at 525 Academy Street in Maplewood.  

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Ice Cream Social Is This Friday!

Come to Seth Boyden’s huge annual back-to-school outdoor ice cream and dance party, and volunteer to help out!

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South Orange Maplewood Adult School Offering Suzuki Lessons

More information at somadultschool.org.

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The Socks Have Dropped

Fifth-graders Adrien Carter, Jazmyn Coleman, Jaden Hargrove, Seth Powder and Nicholas Franklin led this year’s Sock Drop, a service project in September and November for young people in need. “We have been collecting socks and scarves to help keep teens warm this winter,” Adrien said. Seth confirmed that the new socks and warm weather gear […]

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Schoola Clothing Drive – Oct. 19-30

From Oct. 19-30, we will be collecting gently worn clothing (boys, girls and women) to turn into cash for our school. Donated items are sold, and 40% of sales proceeds are returned to Seth Boyden. Fill a bag with clothes for children & women and drop the bag off outside the main floor office. https://www.schoola.com/schools/seth-boyden-elementary-maplewood-nj   […]

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Charleston Wrap Orders Due Wednesday 10\21

Charleston Wrap orders are due Wednesday, Oct. 21. This is a very important fundraiser for our school, so please stock up for your family and hit up your relatives and neighbors too!

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SB Weekly Newsletter – Week of 9/14 – Ice Cream Social on Friday!

In this issue… Wednesday Sept 16 – Start of Box Tops for Education Class Competition Thursday Sept. 17 – Garden Volunteer Meeting.  7:30-9 PM, Seth Boyden Library Friday Sept. 18 – Ice Cream Social – 6:30 PM Garden Update 2015 – 2016 PTA Open Positions Communnity Events Save the Date Click here to view this week’s newsletter.

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Box Tops Class Competition Starts September 16

Box Tops for Education Class Competition Welcome SB families! To the “oldies” but goodies and the newbies. Here is the beginning of one of the yearly SB fundraisers, the Box Tops for Education class competition. Starts September 16 and ends October 30. Don’t be late but don’t be too early! What is she talking about? Label your (unexpired) Box Tops bags (no more than 50 per […]

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Schoola Clothing Drive A Success!

Schoola Clothing Drive A Success! UPDATE: To all our Seth Boyden Parents & Students: Thank you all for your support…our Spring Schoola Clothing Drive was a success! We are shipping 13 large boxes filled with boys and girls clothing…and even some women clothing. In a couple of weeks, the items will be uploaded onto the Schoola website […]

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Chocolate Sweets Fundraiser to benefit our Outdoor Learning Center

The Seth Boyden PTA is participating in a fundraiser event bringing you chocolate treats from Gertrude Hawk Chocolates.  The proceeds from this fundraiser will help fund our Outdoor Learning Center (OLC) project. We need your participation to reach our goal of $2000. The fundraiser will officially start on Monday, March 2ndand end on Friday, March 13th. Brochures and order forms […]