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On Thanksgiving: A Thank You Note to Every Mendham Township Taxpayer

November 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

We’ve started our Thanksgiving weekend, and in addition to the usual reasons we give thanks (family, friends, good health), I would like to say thank you to every Mendham Township Taxpayer, whether or not you voted to pass the 2009-10 school budget, for contributing to the school programs that benefit my children, London and Maddie. […]

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Too Tired to Be a Second Grader at Mendham Township Elementary School

November 18th, 2009 · No Comments

I had spent the day hard at work on a Confidential Information Memorandum for one of our investment banking clients (let’s call it Project “Rocket Science”), and had just about used up my quota of brain cells for the day, maybe even the week. Not to mention feeling a bit under the weather with my […]

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First Day of School

September 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Another shiny new school year has begun! After waking an hour early all excited about seeing their friends and teachers and wheeling their new rolling backpacks down the halls of Mendham Township Elementary School, London and Maddie headed off on the school bus for their first day of school.

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Maddie’s Incredible Kid Day

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

As the 2008-2009 school year comes to an end, Mrs. Brown’s first grade class at Mendham Township Elementary School is planning a final celebration. On Friday, June 12th, we will celebrate “Incredible Kid Day.” To prepare for “Incredible Kid Day,” all of the parents were asked to take some time to reflect and think about […]

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London’s Inkblot Cinquain

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments

One of our favorite “centers” at Mendham Township Elementary School’s Family Art & Poetry Night was the Inkblot Cinquain Project.
London brought her inkblot cinquain home, but Maddie’s teacher was absent today and the substitute didn’t send her artwork home.

ButterflyA butterfly is a verycolorful insect. They flyvery gracefully.They are great insects.
A cinquain is a five-line poem. […]

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For Those Who Always Rock… We Salute You!

April 30th, 2009 · No Comments

It is bedtime here in the Roxiticus Valley, but not before I dash off a quick post saluting two terrific teachers, Mrs. Bizzarro and Mrs. Picerno, who presented an amazing Art & Poetry Night at Mendham Township Elementary School.
Since Rex was flying home from Washington, DC tonight, he missed out on all the fun. There […]

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Get Out the Vote: School Budget Election Next Tuesday, April 21st

April 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Now I may or may not have more to say about the school budget meeting I attended last night at Mendham Township Elementary School, but one thing is clear… no matter what my personal agenda or yours for the Mendham Township School District, we need the 2009-10 school budget to pass.
So get out and vote […]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Has A New Principal… Welcome Cara Allen

January 21st, 2009 · No Comments

London and Maddie brought home the following Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Update in their backpack mail today, January 21, 2009:
“Dear Parents and Guardians,
In an effort to identify the very best leader for Mendham Township Elementary School, an extremely thorough process was conducted, which included interviews with administration and with a committee that was representative […]

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Does Mendham Township Elementary School Have An Orange Thumb?

January 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Does Mendham Township Elementary School have an Orange Thumb?
The Mendham Township Education Foundation is hard at work raising funds for a very important and exciting project at London and Maddie’s school. With the generous support of Mendham Township parents and others, the education foundation is working to construct an outdoor learning center in the Mendham […]

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Roxy’s Report from the Mendham Township School Board Work Session Meeting Tonight — Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November 19th, 2008 · No Comments

At the Mendham Township Home and School Association (HSA) meeting following Elementary School Principal Michael Craver’s resignation, School Board President Mark Ford urged interested parents, “If you want to know what’s going on with the School Board, what issues we’re addressing, go to the School Board meetings. They’re open to the public.” Before […]

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Roxy’s Report from the Mendham Township Home & School Association Meeting on Elementary School Principal Transition and Recruitment

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Since we received the news on Halloween that our Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver had resigned suddenly, there’s been a great deal of concern and discussion among local parents, both about the reasons behind his departure, and the transition process. The leaders of our Home & School Association reacted quickly to our concerns, […]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Update: Board President Mark Ford and Interim Superintendent Catherine Mozak at HSA Meeting Tomorrow

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

I just received an e-mail from the Mendham Township Home and School Association (H.S.A.) with the following important change to tomorrow’s scheduled meeting:
Mark Ford, School Board President, and Catherine Mozak, Interim Superintendent, will be speaking at the Wednesday, November 5, H.S.A. meeting at 9:15 in the Elementary School staff development room. They will address, among […]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Mini-Marathon Rescheduled to Tuesday, November 4th

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Rex and I just got phone calls and e-mails from the new Mendham Township schools Honeywell Alert system with the following important message:
The Mendham Township Elementary School mini marathon scheduled for today (Monday, November 3rd) has been canceled and rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, November 4, 2008) due to inclement weather. Once again, today’s mini marathon […]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver Resigns

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

It started with rumors whispered at the Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade this afternoon, and I confirmed it with Principal Craver himself after the parade. Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver has resigned. He intends to pursue a doctoral program that will lead to greater opportunities within education in the future.
I’m disappointed to […]

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Roxy’s Halloween Recap: Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

After Tuesday’s crazy snow storm, today was a great day for a Halloween Parade in the Roxiticus Valley, and Mendham Township Elementary School did not disappoint us. We were there to cheer on London and Maddie in their store-bought costumes as our two Sharpays from Disney’s High School Musical, and came away impressed with the […]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver Resigns

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Updated Saturday, November 1st with official Board of Education letter to parents and staff.
It started with rumors whispered at the Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade this afternoon, and I confirmed it with Principal Craver himself after the parade. Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver has resigned. He intends to pursue a doctoral program […]

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Trick or Treat: London and Maddie, Rex and Roxy Ready for Second Halloween Appearance

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

Happy Halloween, everyone! Here in the Roxiticus Valley, London and Maddie hopped on the schoolbus this morning with their Sharpay costumes, excited about the big Halloween Parade at Mendham Township Elementary School at 2:30pm this afternoon.
On the left, in a photo from last weekend’s Bay Head Halloween Parade, London appears as Sharpay in her “end […]

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Weird Snow in the Roxiticus Valley

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Okay, it isn’t even Halloween, the leaves are still colorful on the trees, and as you can see, we have about two inches of snow on the ground in the Roxiticus Valley. We got a call from Mendham Township Elementary School, letting us know that they were not sending the kids home early. Instead, the […]

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Maddie’s First Grade Class Trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, I had the good fortune to chaperone Maddie’s first grade class trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, New Jersey. The first graders, teachers, and a handful of moms and dads boarded the school buses in front of Mendham Township Elementary School at 9:00am on Tuesday, October 21st and made the quick trip […]

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Tags: best of chester nj · corn maze · farming · halloween · mendham township elementary school · pumpkin picking · stony hill farm

Great Fun at the Family Sock Hop Last Night

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Just a quick note before we leave for our beach house in Bay Head, NJ, this morning…London, Maddie, Rex and I had great fun at the Family Sock Hop at Mendham Township Elementary School Last Night.  While our family didn’t really go all out to find the right costumes for the occasion, plenty of moms […]

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An Old-Fashioned Sock Hop with the Alley Cats at Mendham Township Elementary School — This Friday, October 3rd from 7 to 9pm

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments

The Mendham Township School District’s Cultural Arts Committee invites families to a fun night of 50’s music, dancing, and contests. So… put on your poodle skirts, roll up your jeans and join London, Maddie, Rex and Roxy at the Family Sock Hop this Friday, October 3rd from 7 to 9pm in the Mendham Township Elementary […]

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Rex and Roxy Attended Our First Mendham Township School Board Meeting Last Night to Welcome New Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, London and Maddie came home with a memo in their “backpack mail” announcing the good news that the Mendham Township Board of Education has hired a new Superintendent of Schools. Mr. Kristopher Harrison will join us on November 16th, directly from the South Orange/Maplewood School District, a district with over 5, 000 students, […]

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Mendham Township School District Welcomes New Superintendent Kristopher Harrison

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Last night, London and Maddie came home with the following exciting memo from the Mendham Township Board of Education in their “backpack mail”:
In the Spring of 2008, the [Mendham Township] Board of Education embarked on a mission to hire a new superintendent. At that time, we solicited input from the community, faculty and staff to […]

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Roxy’s Reads — Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent’s Guide by Lucy Calkins with Lydia Bellino

September 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Yesterday, Rex and I headed in to our NYC office, and my current hardcover page turner, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, was too heavy to lug onto the train. So I picked up Raising Lifelong Learners: A Parent’s Guide by Lucy Calkins with Lydia Bellino, at the recommendation of our elementary school principal, […]

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Going to the Strawberry Festival Tomorrow!

June 6th, 2008 · No Comments

The Mendham Township Schools host their annual Strawberry Festival tomorrow (Saturday, June 7th, 2008) at the Mendham Township Elementary School on West Main Street in Brookside, NJ.
Since our family is staying up north for the girls’ Garden State Ballet dress rehearsal on Sunday the 8th, we are attending the Strawberry Festival for our first time […]

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