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20 posts from June 2014

June 27, 2014

Connecticut Police Officer Thanks a New Jersey Girl Scout

HeartsWilliam Mason Fourth Grader’s “Act of Kindness” Makes a Difference.  Kindness came full circle this month at William Mason Elementary School in Montville, NJ. Since fall 2013, Officer Phil Taborda, a School Resource Officer from the Norwalk, CT Police Department, has been trying to say thank you for a simple act of kindness that touched his heart. But, the officer didn’t know who to thank. All he knew was the first name, Mia, and a bit of information written on a small gift card. His search for Mia took him on a journey across four states. Along the way he met many people who wanted to help. He made some new friends and grew closer to those he loves. At William Mason, under the direction of Guidance Counselor, L. Teresa Gorgia, students have spent the entire school year committing “Acts of Kindness” and “Paying it Forward.”

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June 26, 2014

Milo Makes 14 Seeing Eye Dogs Trained at Cedar Hill Elementary School

School Nurse Provides Dogs with On-the-Job Training.  Bonnie DiCola has a way with dogs and Seeing eyechildren. The Cedar Hill Elementary School nurse, in Montville Township, is so committed to both that, for the past thirteen years, she has found a way to provide a life-long learning experience for several generations of students while training service dogs for The Seeing Eye of Morristown, NJ. On a sunny day this spring, DiCola and Cedar Hill prepared to say goodbye to Milo, the nurse’s fourteenth K-9 trainee. A kindergarten to fifth grade school, Cedar Hill is noted in the Montville Township community as the public school that trains Seeing Eye dogs.

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Senator Pennacchio Visits Cedar Hill in Montville

Cedar hill4th Graders Learn First Hand How a Bill Becomes Law. Senator Joe Pennacchio (R - New Jersey's 26th Legislative District) recently met with fourth grade students at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Montville Township, NJ. The senator spoke to the students about legislation, and illustrated how a bill becomes a law by asking the students to propose and implement an imaginary law which would forbid homework. “The children were captivated as they answered his questions,” said teacher, Frances Work. “He took a lot of time explaining the steps for a bill to become a law. Almost fifty students attended Pennacchio’s legislative lecture. Photo by Frances Work. 

Montville Schools Help Peace Corps Build a Library

Hilldale Organized Book Donations to Support Reading in Dominican Republic.  Susan Stine is a Peace corpPeace Corps Volunteer (PCV) and the Peace Corps Project Partner to Hilldale Elementary School in Montville Township, NJ. Together, the school and Stine are working on Hilldale’s Peace Corps Project -- the Community Library Project – which they share with Stine. This June, Stine visited with fifth graders at Hilldale to talk about her Peace Corps experiences and to bring them up to date on the progress of the Community Library Project.

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Montville Forensics Brings Home First School of Honor Sweepstakes Award

Forensics11On June 20, 2014, Montville Township High School (MTHS) Forensics Coach, Mary Gormley accepted the team’s first National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) School of Honor Sweepstakes Award. Gormley has been attending the NSDA National Tournament with MTHS Forensics for 34 years.The 2014 NSDA National Tournament was held from June 15 to 20 in Overland Park, Kansas. Three MTHS Forensic team members qualified to attend the national competition. Senior, Joshua Feldman missed the June 19 MTHS graduation ceremony in order to join the MTHS team in national competition. He performed against a total of over 730 national competitors in both the Humorous Interpretation and Prose Reading categories.

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Fossil Farms Invites You to Their 3rd Anniversay BBQ Celebration

For the past three years, we have enjoyed meeting you. We have taken great pride in bringing you Fossil farms the best quality and selection of all natural meat and farm raised game. We look forward to continuing to do this for many years to come! Stop by on Saturday, June 28th.To show our appreciation to you, our customers, we will have the grills going with an assortment of our products for you to sample. Bring your friends! Try something new! We will be cooking up everything from wild boar to python. 

Saturday, June 28th from 11 am - 2 pm - (store hours 10-3)

81 Fulton Street,  Boonton, NJ 07005

973-917-3155 or 973-917-3155 x 308

www.fossilfarms.com.

Working From The Inside Out, Back by Popular Demand!

Workshop FlyerBack by popular demand at Montville Executive Suites, Andrea and Nicole with their life changing seminar. These ladies have such an inspiring and thought provoking seminar we needed to have them back. If you want to learn how your relationship with food and exercise is standing in the way of being the best you then you won't want to miss this seminar.  If you want to change the way you live your life, this is a must!! But hurry, space is limited.. To register, click here HolisticStrategy

 

June 18, 2014

Fourth of July at the Henry Doremus House

In honor of the Fourth of July Holiday, a reading of the Declaration of Independence will be held Henry Doremus Houseon Friday, July 4th at 10 am at the Henry Doremus House, 490 Main Road (aka Rt 202). Attendees may also tour the circa 1760 Henry Doremus House after the ceremony with tours led by the Montville Twp Historical Society. Montville Twp (as then part of Pequannock Twp) and the Henry Doremus House have roots in the American Revolution as the farm house was an eye witnesses to all the military traffic in the area during the Revolutionary War. General George Washington occupied the house from June 25 through 27, 1780 during the American Revolutionary War after retreating from the Battle of Springfield. He was accompanied by 40 aides (including Alexander Hamilton, Tench Tilghman and Robert Hanson Harrison) and 2,000 Continental soldiers. In 1781, as General Rochambeau and his troops of 5,000 men marched south for what would become the last major battle of the American Revolution, the troops rested in the orchard of this farm and patronized the Doremus Tavern. Park in Sea Breeze Parking lot across the street from the Henry Doremus House. The event is sponsored by the Montville area Tea Party.

Clap Along With HAPPY Montville Elementary School

Happy“Challenging” is the word many would use if asked to describe the winter of the 2014-2015 school year. But, at Woodmont Elementary School in Montville Township, Principal Dominic Esposito would say “Happy.” Despite a record seven snow days, a shortened spring break, countless Fun Fair reschedules due to rain, and pilot PARCC testing in addition to ASK tests, Esposito asked his staff to choose to remain happy. Two weeks ago, on a Saturday night, while working on his summative evaluation, Esposito acutely saw what he already knew. His team had not only remained committed to being happy, but, one after the other, they had also remained committed to developing and delivering innovative, student centered, initiatives.

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ShopRite STARS Honored by Montville Board of Ed

Montville Township High School [MTHS] Assistant Principal, Kenneth Nadzak, presented the Shop rite all stars2013-2014 fourth marking period ShopRite STARS to the Montville Township Board of Education [BOE] at the June 3, 2014 meeting. The five students were nominated in writing by faculty members and selected by an administrative committee.“While our teachers positively impact the lives of students every day, students nominated as ShopRite STARS have certainly had a tremendous impact on the people who wished to recognize them,” Nadzak said before presenting the winners to the BOE.

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