Achieve’s Direct Funding Campaign now underway until the end of January, seeks to find additional moneys for teachers’ grants. Of the original 27 grants eligible, five are now fully funded and two are 50% funded. The success of this campaign depends on increasing awareness of this opportunity to support education in our schools. Each teacher eligible to receive direct funding received a copy of a parent letter explaining the program as well as a chart of all eligible grants. I have lifted some important information from the parent letter for you to know and to let others know: 1) *You may donate any amount* by credit card or Paypal on our website, or send a check to Achieve Foundation, PO Box 84, Maplewood, NJ, 07040 *with the teacher’s name and school on the memo line.* Direct Grant Funding donations are fully tax-deductible. As with all other funds we provide, we will ascertain that the money is used as intended. 2) *Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> or 973-762-8274 <973-762-8274> prior to making a donation, or if you have any questions*. This is important for two reasons. First, I will know to look for the money. Secondly, I will know if that grant has already been fully funded by other contributions; if that is the case, we can discuss other eligible grants. If I may provide you any additional information, please feel free to contact me. And, thank you for all you do for our students. Buena Chilstrom Achieve Direct Funding Campaign Chairperson Here is a copy of the letter that went out: Here is the list of grants:
Due to inclement weather, all after school activities are cancelled at SOMSD Schools today, Tuesday, December 10, 2013.
This includes the after care programs provided by the YMCA in elementary schools, and by YouthNet and the Hub in middle schools. Parents should make alternate plans for their students to be picked up and cared for after school ends today.
If you have any questions, please contact the office staff at your child’s school, or contact your child’s after school program directly:
The Hub: 973-461-6225
South Orange Maplewood School District
Maplewood Memorial Library
An Hour of Code
Hilton Branch Computer Lab
Tues., Dec 10th
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
It’s Computer Science Week! Join us for the Hour of Code – over three million students around the world will be participating in this introduction to computer programming. Space is limited – first come first served!
December 16, 2013 at 7:00pm
The concert will feature performances by:
The MMS Choral Department
The SOMS Choral Department
The CHS Choral Department
Where: The concert will be held in Sterling Hall at South Orange Middle School.
Call time: All participating students must report to the SOMS Auditorium at 6:00pm. The concert will begin promptly at 7:00pm in Sterling Hall.
Dress: The student uniform for this event is a black bottom and a white top.
Students will be asked to be in attendance for the entire concert
This year for the first time, Maplewood Middle School, South Orange Middle School, and Columbia High School choirs are coming together to host our own winter concert. This exciting new tradition celebrates the rich vocal talent and skills of the students in our choral department here in the South Orange-Maplewood School District. We invite you to come and share this magical night and experience the new vision of the choral department.
Maplewood Middle School
Winter Orchestra and Band Concert Information
Who: 7th and 8th grade orchestra and band
When: Wednesday, December 11th at 7:00 PM to approximately 7:30 PM. Please plan on staying for the entire concert!
Where: Maplewood Middle School Auditorium
Concert Dress: White Shirt or Blouse, Black Pants or Skirts, Black Shoes and Socks
Arrival Time: All orchestra and band members should arrive at school by 6:30 PM.