April 13, 2023- Welcome Back!
PTA/District Calendar: Upcoming Events
- April 21: No school, Eid al-Fitr holiday
- April 30: District STEM Fair, Edgemont Park, 3pm-5pm: RSVP here; parent volunteer sign-up here
- May 1-May 5: Teacher Appreciation Week!
- May 10: PTA Meeting
- May 20: CHB Eco Fair at 1pm
We also need parent volunteers to help set up, assist children with our STEM activity, and clean up. Click here to sign up.
MFEE is excited to announce the return of the Judy Weston Awards for Inspired Teaching. This spring, sixteen teachers from throughout Montclair Public Schools will be selected to receive individual cash awards of $2,000, including one award designated specifically for a teacher at CHB, thanks to the generosity of the Weston family.
Nominations are being accepted at mfee.org. Nominations are due by April 16, 2023.
Autism Acceptance Spirit Week in Montclair is April 10-April 14
*Autism Acceptance Spirit Week with conversation starters* courtesy of SEPAC
Magnificent Mind Monday: Autism is a neurological variation, which means the brains of Autistic people work differently than the brains of allistic (non-autistic) people – and that’s amazing! Celebrate how amazing it is that all our minds work in different wonderful ways by wearing a hat/ fun hat! *To talk about with your family: Do you have Autistic friends, family members or classmates? If so, what are some ways that they sometimes do things differently than you?
Neurodiversity Tuesday: To celebrate the beauty in the diverse spectrum of the human mind, wear rainbow and/ or tie-dyed clothes to school! *To talk about with your family: What disabilities do we have in our family? In what ways do our family members, friends, classmates do things that are different?
What’s Your Passion Wednesday: One common characteristic of Autism is to show incredibly focused passion for topics of interest. What are you passionate about? Dress to show something you love! *To talk about with your family: Do you know what some of your Autistic friends/family/classmates are passionate about? If you don’t know – you can always ask!
Thursday, Autism Acceptance Day: Love and acceptance go a long way. Wear gold to show your support and acceptance of Autistic individuals! *To talk about with your family: What are ways we can support, love and accept Autistic people in our families, our classrooms and in our community? If you’re not sure, it’s ok to ask!
Sensory Friendly Friday: Autistic people often have a variety of sensory sensitivities. Dress up today in your most comfy clothes (including school-appropriate pjs), and/or wear sunglasses. *To talk about with your family: When you are feeling your most comfortable, is it easier for you to read or feel calm or have conversations? What are things you like to do that help your senses (the way you hear, touch, see, smell and taste) feel at ease?
(Spirit week themes-credit: The Neurodivergent Teacher, @the_neurodivergent_teacher)
Watchung Booksellers is featuring the following titles for Autism Acceptance Week:
Click here to purchase tickets for MayFair. Early Bird pricing ends April 13.
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