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  • Sixth graders take part in anti-drug, alcohol workshop series

    Sixth graders take part in anti-drug, alcohol workshop series

    The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism and Drug Abuse recently sponsored a six-part workshop called "We're Not Buying It" for Memorial School sixth graders, given by the Center for Prevention, based in Newton. The program aims to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, marijuana, and drug use, and to prevent bullying.

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  • Charles Olbon creates sensory hallway, movement break wall

    Charles Olbon creates sensory hallway, movement break wall

    Charles Olbon School created a sensory hallway to provide students with movement breaks throughout the day when needed. Sensory hallways provide students with a positive outlet for addressing fidgeting, ADHD, sensory processing issues, stress and anxiety.

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  • Beatrice Gilmore raises $1,886 for American Heart Association

    Beatrice Gilmore raises $1,886 for American Heart Association

    Beatrice Gilmore School art teacher Mrs. Toole created these collages of all student work for the Kids Heart Challenge. Gym teacher Mr. Pomante and nurse Ms. Roehrich spearheaded this drive, raising $1,886 for the American Heart Association. Students were encouraged to register online and take advantage of the online activities as well as download the American Heart Association's mobile app. On the online site, there are challenges the kids could pledge to take, such as drinking more water and exercising.

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  • Memorial School's March Book Madness is underway

    Memorial School's March Book Madness is underway

    The 2019 March Book Madness at Memorial is underway. March Madness is the perfect event to merge students' love of basketball and of amazing books. Language Arts teacher Miss Moore compiled a list of the books most commonly checked-out by our middle schoolers.  Over the course of the month, students vote weekly for their favorites. We can't wait to see who wins this tournament of books.

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  • Alfred Baumann Library displays student artwork

    Alfred Baumann Library displays student artwork

    The artwork of selected Charles Olbon School students in various forms is on display at the Alfred Baumann Library, located at 5 Brophy Lane, as part of Youth Art Month.

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  • Charles Olbon celebrates Dr. Seuss

    Charles Olbon celebrates Dr. Seuss

    Charles Olbon School marked Read Across America Day with a week full of fun days such as crazy hat and crazy hair day. On March 4, the school hosted a slate of guest readers that included Superintendent Dr. Michele Pillari, Memorial School Vice Principal Lisa Barreto, Woodland Park Police Lt. O'Brien, District Supervisor of Language Arts Elba Castrovinci, Alfred Baumann Library Director Linda Hoffman, parents, and students.

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  • Memorial School team takes second place at regional quiz bowl

    Memorial School team takes second place at regional quiz bowl

    Congratulations the 2nd place winners of the 5th and 6th grade G&T Kahoot Bowl held at JP Holland Charter School in Paterson. The winners include Tanush Patel, Sebastian Nayda, Abdul Abdallah, and Joe Iannacone. The boys successfully answered questions ranging in all subjects and even covering current events.

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  • Rotary Club provides dictionary to every third grader

    Rotary Club provides dictionary to every third grader

    Rotary Club of Passaic Valley members recently visited Beatrice Gilmore School as part of the annual Dictionary Project. The club provided every third grader with their own dictionary. They played a game that involved looking up words and provided prizes to the first student who correctly found the page and definition.


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  • Read Across Beatrice Gilmore

    Read Across Beatrice Gilmore

    On March 4, Beatrice Gilmore School marked Read Across America with "Read Across Beatrice Gilmore." The students and staff, dressed in their pajamas for the day, lined the hallways of both floors with their favorite books and read for 20 minutes straight.

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  • Community Based Instruction program aims to increase independence

    Community Based Instruction program aims to increase independence

    Growing Minds class at Memorial School recently visited Pizza City as part of their Community Based Instruction. Students order and pay for their food to practice independence. Students also are learning how to acquire skills to support a healthy lifestyle.

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  • District schools kick off kindness challenge

    District schools kick off kindness challenge

    All three district schools are on a 15 day mission to become the kindest school in America. They will be competing against 7,000 other schools in their efforts to become "Kindness Ninjas" in the Think Kindness challenge.

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  • COHSA provides free book to every student

    COHSA provides free book to every student

    Charles Olbon Elementary School Home & School Association held its first Scholastic Book Fair of the year Feb. 11-14. Students were able to come down at a designated time to shop for books. Due to the success of its spring Book Fair last year, the Home & School Association was able to provide a book to every child in the school.

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  • Memorial School teacher named Drug Free Hero of the Year

    Memorial School teacher named Drug Free Hero of the Year

    Memorial Middle School Physical Education and Health teacher Robert Romeo has been named as a 2019 Drug Free Hero by the Foundation for a Drug Free World of The Americas Chapter. He will be honored at an awards gala in honor of the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse on May 30 in New York.

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  • Memorial School students enjoy salad bar with their school-grown produce

    Memorial School students enjoy salad bar with their school-grown produce

    Memorial School STRIVE 7th and 8th graders on Feb. 8 enjoyed pizza and a salad bar which utilized the first cut growths off their Tower Garden, a vertical, aeroponic growing system which enables the growing of up to 20 items in less than three square feet, indoors or out, at a time. 

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  • Beatrice Gilmore concludes Young Audiences program with showcase

    Beatrice Gilmore concludes Young Audiences program with showcase

    The third and fourth grade classes at Beatrice Gilmore School that have been taking part in the  fall Young Audience Arts for Learning of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania program culminated the activity with a showcase of what they’ve learned.

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