Non-Homeroom Staff Holiday Collection– In the spirit of the holiday season, the Watchung PTA is collecting donations to acknowledge the work of all related arts teachers and non-homeroom support staff*
Specifically, this gift will cover:
- Related Arts and Special Education Teachers
- Clinicians and Therapists – nurse, speech and occupational therapists, social worker and counselor
- Administrative support staff, custodial team, cafeteria staff, crossing guard
Any amount is welcomed and deeply appreciated. We ask that all donations be submitted by December 17 by going to our Memberhub store at https://watchung.memberhub.com/store If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Laird at email@example.com.
*Homeroom teacher and classroom assistant gifts will be coordinated separately through class parents.
Make a Wish (Wrap and Roll)– It is that time of year, where we come together as a community in order to brighten our student’s holidays. This year we will be collecting Gift Cards that we will distribute to families in need. Gift Cards can be from familiar stores such as Target or Walmart, local stores such as Watchung Booksellers, online stores such as Amazon or generic bank cards. We are also accepting art supplies, board games, books, hats, gloves and scarfs.
We have extended the original deadline until Wednesday, December 8th. Please drop them off at the main office.
ASE Winter 2022 Session – After (and Before) School Enrichment Classes at Watchung School
Indoor and outdoor ASE classes will take at Watchung School from February 7 to April 27, 2022.
Your kid loves slime, but ASE Slimania sold out within 8 min! We hear you and will offer not one but two Slime classes during the Winter session!
Sign-up will start on Tuesday, January 11, 7pm (NEW TIME!)– ending on January 18, via https://watchung.memberhub.com/store
Detailed class descriptions will be posted there after December 25!
ASE classes run as a small fundraiser for the PTA. Scholarships are available for all classes! Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org any questions!
Please note that all indoor and outdoor classes are pending approval by the Montclair BOE/ Buildings and Grounds. MemberHub Credit Card fees are not included in the pricing.
SEPAC – Upcoming Events from SEPAC
December 13th, 7:00 pm– Parent/Caregiver Support Meeting – This meeting is open to parents and caregivers and is meant to provide an open forum for discussion and support.
December Workshops from SPAN:
Look to the Future: Transition from School to Adult Life – December 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
This workshop will provide information on transition planning crucial to increasing outcomes for life after high school. Strategies for developing appropriate goals as part of the IEP process will be offered.
IEP 1: Essential Components – December 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
This workshop provides participants with a review of the essential components of an Individualized Education Plan. As a result of this workshop, participants will better understand the IEP document and the parent’s role in the development of an IEP.
Health Advocacy: Helping NJ Families Access Health Coverage and Services – December 9, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
This workshop will provide information about various insurance models, who is eligible, what is covered, and how to apply. Information on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act will also be provided.
IEP Part II: From Measurable Goals to Progress – December 15, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
This workshop provides strategies to create IEPs with measurable annual goals and objectives as well as the required information regarding student progress. Step-by-step guidance in writing measurable goals to meet student needs is provided.
Reflections– Show the world how you will change it….through Reflections!
The Montclair PTA Council in partnership with the Montclair Public School District and the Montclair Education Association have joined together to participate in the 2021-2022 Reflections Arts contest.
While it’s the first time Montclair is participating, this nationally recognized contest has been around for over 50 years and each year, more than 300,000 students submit original works of art for consideration. This year’s theme is I Will Change the World By…
Have a budding writer, photographer or visual artist at home? Encourage them to enter the contest. All students in all grades in Montclair are eligible to participate and may submit their completed works of art in Literature, Photography and Visual Arts. Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
The deadline for entries has been extended through December 12, 2021. Visit the Montclair PTA Council website for more information and to submit your entry.
Questions? Natasha Cummins reflections@montclairpta.,org
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