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Anxiety in Elementary: SEPAC Meeting

SEPAC SOMA invites you to a virtual meeting on Anxiety in Elementary

Monday, November 21 @ 7:30 PM

How to help not only kids with IEPs and 504s but any K-5 student who may be struggling.

Special Guests:

Arelis Tapia-Vargas and Marilu Gregory

sepacsoma.org

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PTA Meeting: 9/28 @ 7:00pm

Please join us for the first PTA General meeting of the year!

When: Wednesday, 9/28 @ 7:00 – 8:00pm

Where: Virtual via Zoom (link here)

Meeting ID: 942 7943 9073
Passcode: 4mV8ZS

Please officially join the PTA here before the meeting!

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Beyond the Bell Signup Starts 9/13/22

Beyond the Bell (BTB) registration packets are online at https://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/district/btb/. If you are in need of a paper copy, please stop in the school’s office to pick one up.  

Registration for BTB classes is online only and opens next week (see dates below). Paper registrations will only be accepted for scholarships and are available in your school’s office or can be printed from the website link above. Please note, scholarships are available to students who qualify for free & reduced lunch so please make sure you have completed that application.

  • Tuesday, September 13th at 7 am at: Clinton, Seth Boyden and Tuscan
  • Wednesday, September 14th at 7 am at: Delia Bolden, Marshall, South Mountain and SM Annex

The links for each school under the “Fall 2022 Registration Websites” section will go live on the dates/time listed above.

A couple of things to note:

  • BTB will fully refund cancellations prior to September 19, 2022.  
  • Once BTB begins, questions/concerns and attendance/pick up related messages should be sent to sethboydenbtb@somsd.k12.nj.us — The site supervisors who are at the school during BTB will check this email to receive/answer any questions so they should be your first point of contact.  

If you have any questions, please contact Jonelle Delk at beyondthebell@somsd.k12.nj.us

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Ice Cream Social: 9/16/22

Ice Cream Social Flyer
Ice Cream Social Flyer — View as PDF

Seth Boyden PTA Presents…

Ice Cream Social

September 16, 2022 / 6:00-7:30pm

Seth Boyden Back Yard

Pizza and ice cream available for $2 each

Bathrooms will not be accessible

Please consider volunteering to help make this a success! Sign up here.

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PTA Welcome Newsletter

PTA Welcome Newsletter: View as PDF
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Seth Boyden PTA Store

Buy one roll of Gift Wrap and SB gets $2!

Just a few of the many options!

Go to MemberHub to start shopping!! An SB PTA member tested it out for quality control – it arrived within a week (ok it’s not Amazon) and was of superior quality (NOT flimsy).

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Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is Nov 30Support our students and staff! This year, our PTA needs your donation more than ever to fund field trips, supplies for our teachers, and more. Please consider a one-time financial gift during this time of year. Donate via Paypal or Venmo @SBPTA (add “donation” to the message). Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

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Events Fundraising Seth Boyden News Two-Towns Turkey Trot

Turkey Trot 2021

EVENT: TWO TOWNS TURKEY TROT NOV 20TH

REGISTER TODAY

Please join us for the 2021 Two Towns Turkey Trot 5K & Kids’ Fun Run, presented by the Seth Boyden PTA, on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at South Mountain Reservation on Crest Drive in Maplewood, off South Orange Avenue near The Top apartments. 

Includes a KIDS’ FUN RUN, PRIZES for Male and Female overall winners. 

Start Time: 10:00am EST

End Time: 11:15am EST

Price: $25.00 Race Fee 

Registration: Registration ends November 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Location: South Mountain Reservation Lollipop Loop – Crest Dr. (near Wildflower Sculpture Park/Dog Run)
South Orange, NJ US 07079 

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PTA Statement

October 8, 2021

SETH BOYDEN PTA STATEMENT ON ALLEGED RELIGIOUS BIAS INCIDENT

The Seth Boyden Parent Teacher Association believes that our schools should be inclusive spaces for learning and growth. Students should never face discrimination. We stand in solidarity with the student who was allegedly asked to remove her hijab, and support her family.

While this incident is being investigated by the school administration and the school district, we will support and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure that our school community remains a place of acceptance, belonging, and learning for all individuals.

2021-22 PTA Board Members

A Statement from Carey Smith, State of NJPTA, Region V Director

The State of New Jersey PTA, and National PTA stands firmly against racism in all forms and the culture of oppression that permeates the United States.

Continued respect for, and expansion of civil rights requires they be defended whenever threatened and that children and youth be taught the significance of civil rights and responsibilities in American Culture.

We support – Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, national origin, language, religion, age, physical and academic ability, and sexual orientation

While this incident is being investigated by the school administration, school district, and the local authorities, we will support and collaborate with staff and administration to ensure that our school community remains a place of acceptance, belonging, and learning for all individuals.

As an association that represents all children, we must listen, educate and advocate beyond rhetoric and rise to correct all inequities and injustices.

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Harvest Festival 2021

Saturday, October 16th is the Seth Boyden Harvest Festival!! Please volunteer to make the day really special! Volunteer HERE!

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Newstead 5k for Achieve

Run or walk the Newstead 5K this Saturday. Lots of free kid activities! Support Achieve and help raise money for SOMSD. Look for Seth Boyden team when you register. Click HERE to register.

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Thank you Families & PTA!

Seth Boyden PTA Board: Right to Left, Jasmine Jones (VP), Katie Kaplan (Secretary), Anna Dunbar (VP), Allyson Murphy (VP), Nadine Hart (President), Sabena Khan (Treasurer), Mandy Tenner (Secretary) & Jen Warren (VP) are not pictured, though they are much appreciated!
Seth Boyden Meet & Greet
Principal Glander welcoming our families.

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!

Seth Boyden OLC

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 activities and ways to participate in PTA! 

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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 so grateful to Mr. Messineo and Mr. Sousa for planning the friendly competition and end-of-year fun for students and staff.

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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 skills/time availability. Email ptapresident@sethboyden.com to learn more about how you can help. 

  • President: Nadine Hart
  • Vice President: Jasmine Lewis
  • Vice President: Jen Warren
  • Vice President: Anna Dunbar
  • Vice President: Allyson Murphy
  • Recording Secretary: Mandy Tenner
  • Correspondence Secretary: Katie Tichacek
  • Treasurer: Sabena Khan
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SOMA Shares – Volunteers Needed

SOMA Shares will provide books, toiletries, and food alongside the free USDA lunch program (see details here) on Wednesdays 9 am – 11 am at the Springfield Ave Gazebo during the summer.

Volunteers will be needed to pick up bags and staff the tables to make this happen. Please review the available slots in the sign-up genius and consider helping if you have the time! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45a4af22a2f5ce9-soma

In addition to the weekly distribution, we will continue to work with the district social workers and the MapSO delivery team to support our district families over the summer. Also, stay tuned for more free book fairs!

Please donate shelf-stable groceries, school supplies, toiletries, and (new or gently used) kids’ books to SOMA Shares if you are able. Check out this Amazon wishlist — we will be updating it regularly with targeted items that are needed — as well as the donation bins at the SOMA General Store CooperativeThe Bread Stand, and Neighbors Wine Shop. We also have a large number of donation locations throughout both towns – email somashareseveryday@gmail.com for a list and Google map of drop-off locations. 

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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-Friday
June 28 – August 20, 2021
9 am – 11 am
Breakfast & Lunch Grab ‘n Go
Springfield Ave Gazebo, 1670 Springfield Ave, by Hilton Library

SOMA Shares will be distributing books and other resources every Wednesday during the Kids Eat Free program.

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Seth Boyden Weekly Summer Farm Stand

Seth Boyden Shares and the Rent Party Garden invite you to our Free Farm Stand

It’s about sharing food and creating friendships…

Every Saturday over the summer at Seth Boyden School, 10 am

❤ Produce will be placed on tables near the garden entrance in Seth Boyden’s back schoolyard by 10 am and will be there throughout the day until the food is gone

❤ Take something to share with your family, leave some for others, and make new friends around the farm table

For more information, or if you want to help harvest and care for our garden, contact Maggie Tuohy maggiedtuohy@gmail.com or ask to join the Facebook group Seth Boyden Shares, School Garden to Table.

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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