We are moving the Coffee with the Superintendent to next Thursday, March 7th at 7 PM in the CHS Student Center so it does not conflict with the championship basketball game and Merritt Game Night. The focus of the evening next week will be on helping parents with multilingual communication and supports. All are invited, but especially our multilingual parents will find the evening helpful. The language liaisons will meet at 6 PM to prepare.
about 15 hours ago, Peter Hughes
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There are not enough words to explain just how proud we are of our former Mustang, Kai! Kai is currently a 9th grader at Cresskill High School and has self-published his own book titled “Beyond the Magic: The Jewel Thief”! Kai came to share his inspiration for the book, his writing process, and a small excerpt with the current 5th graders! What an inspirational event!!
15 days ago, Jackie Peguero
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Kai with his inspirational role models
Remember to wear your pink, red, and white tomorrow for Random Acts of Kindness Week!
16 days ago, Jackie Peguero
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Tonight's Coffee with the Superintendent scheduled for 7 PM has been moved to Thursday, February 29th at 7 PM in the high school student center. The night will focus on translation tools and supports for our multilingual families and be supported in multiple languages.
17 days ago, Peter Hughes
Snow days can be magical for our children but also pose a challenge for parents to keep them entertained and engaged. Here is a resource to help maximize the day with fun ideas you can do inside while it is still snowing. https://runwildmychild.com/snow-day-activities-for-kids/
17 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Cresskill School District will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, due to the anticipated snowfall.
17 days ago, Peter Hughes
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We have inclement weather approaching that may impact the school day tomorrow. I highly recommend that the entire community download the Cresskill Schools App onto your phone and set your phone to allow for notifications. While we will update the website, send text messages, emails, and voice messages, those messages usually arrive after the notifications on the APP. If you want to know right away, the app is the best way!
17 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Due to a scheduling conflict, the Cresskill BOE meeting at 7 PM tonight, February 12, 2024 will be relocated to the MMS Media Center instead of the MMS Gym. We apologize for any inconvenience.
18 days ago, Peter Hughes
This is a reminder that the BOE will be meeting on Monday, February 12th for a Merritt building tour at 6 pm followed by the regularly scheduled board meeting at 7 pm in MMS gym.
20 days ago, Peter Hughes
Great turnout at Merritt's Got Talent! Thank you to all of our stars, audience, and judges that came out to support the our students and the event!
21 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Lunar New Year is this Saturday, February 10th. As part of honoring the day, I asked our town DEIB committee to share some resources with our teachers, and they did such a great job that I want to also extend their compiled resources to the larger community for families to use. We are grateful for the DEIB Committee's mission of ensuring that all residents of Cresskill feel belonging and celebrated! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fjXpUERpHZAX5Tk6h1PakeviHWo6__QmYMu7hmNEjbU/edit?usp=drive_web
22 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Look at the Fourth graders in action as they use pattern blocks to understand wholes and fractions. Did you know that if we use a hexagon as one whole, then a trapezoid is 1/2, a rhombus is 1/3, and an equilateral triangle a 1/6? 🤔💭
23 days ago, Jackie Peguero
fourth graders and pattern blocks and fractions
working with pattern blocks
understanding fractions through pattern blocks
This month of recognition and celebration pays tribute to the past, present, and future leaders. Merritt Memorial is proud to celebrate Black History Month! ❤️💛💚 Take a look at some of our displays we have up around the building!
23 days ago, Jackie Peguero
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Black History Month is in full swing in Cresskill, and we are so grateful to our educators and students that have been planning the month of activities and lessons. This gem of a bulletin board says it all!
24 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Excellent News! According to our Kindergarteners at EHB, the groundhog will not see his shadow - leading to an EARLY SPRING!
28 days ago, Peter Hughes
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Please note that the 2024-2025 School Calendar has been released. However, the Thanksgiving Break was placed in the wrong week. We will be making the correction and post an updated calendar.
about 1 month ago, Peter Hughes
Exciting news! Our bill in the NJ Senate, S1892, was passed by the State Senate and signed into law by Governor Murphy. School districts going forward that are impacted by natural disasters will no longer have to wait to borrow funds to rebuild. They can instead get approval by the Commissioner of Education to begin rebuilding sooner. We will be sending thank you letters to the politicians that helped pass this important legislation. You can read our thank you letter here: https://shorturl.at/gtXY1
about 1 month ago, Peter Hughes
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I am seeking multi-lingual parents to help make a presentation on February 13th as part of my next Coffee with the Superintendent. If you have time that evening and would like to help present in a language other than English, please sign up here: https://forms.gle/FrxVLRnfZz8mAeSVA
about 1 month ago, Peter Hughes
This is a reminder that we have a board of education meeting tomorrow, January 22nd at 7 pm. Additionally, the board will be touring the high school facility at 6 pm. The public is welcome to join us at both events.
about 1 month ago, Peter Hughes
Cresskill will have a NORMAL school day today. The anticipated snow seems to be consistent this afternoon, indicating that an early dismissal would not ensure greater safety. However, please take your time this afternoon and watch for students as you approach the schools due to the potential for reduced visibility. Let's have a safe day!
about 1 month ago, Peter Hughes
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