News from Mrs. Dutt
- Artist Hannah Hicks was recently honored at The Morris Museum. Hannah Hicks's illustration was prominently displayed at the Morris Museum's prestigious Fresh Perspectives exhibit. The exhibition showcases only 50 of the over 500 stellar artworks submitted from across the state. Stop by and see this phenomenal exhibit until 4/9.
- We’re proud to announce that, Jason Zilberfarb, has been selected as a National Honor Society Scholarship recipient. Jason was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a scholarship toward higher education. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Join us in congratulating Jason and his accomplishments!
Middle School Activities
- Middle School "Neon Night Dance" will be held on April 5 from 6-8
- Middle School Student Council will be sponsoring "Tape Mr. Stoll to a desk" during lunch on April 18! $1 per foot of tape. All proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks
- Middle School students and staff collected over 350 items of food and delivered them to St.Jude's Food Pantry. A Dodgeball Tournamnet was held and food was charged as admission and as an entrance fee to play in the tournament.The teachers beat the students in a hard fought battle!
- Click to view our Fall/Winter edition of the Lit Magazine bit.ly/theapollonwr
- National Honor Society is collecting donations to provide "Easter Baskets" for families in need. We are still in need of 20 small to medium hams. Contact Ms. Yiu at email@example.com if you are willing to contribute.
- North Warren Robotics team, Children of the Corn, will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Championship, where they will compete against 5 other states of teams. If the team does well enough this weekend, they can qualify for the World Championship. The robotics team also recently participated in NJ Maker Day. Over 500 parents and children attended the event at the library and many more throughout the state. The robotics team provided opportuntites and assistance in building and driving Lego robots, driving and operating the FTC (Middle School Robot), learned about the FRC robotics team (history and current competition status), and experienced Virtual Reality (VR).
- The Spanish Honor Society and Chinese Club is inviting students, families and community members to participate in this year's Multicultural fair as an opportunity to promote cultural awareness and respect for diversity in the community. More info and application available on NWR website.
- Congratulations to the cast and crew of Mamma Mia! that was recently presented at NWR. The show was AMAZING. The show was full of energy, humor and excitement.
Voices of the Veterans
North Warren Regional School will be hosting the Voices of the Veterans program on May 23, 2019. Over sixty Veterans representing all military branches and eras will be in attendance to be recognized for their service. The program includes a continental breakfast, auditorium assembly and introduction of the veterans, keynote speakers, and performances by the NWR students, symphonic band, and chorus. Veterans, students, and faculty will enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn. After lunch, veterans will visit classrooms to share their military experiences with students.
Contact Ms. Maureen Konecnik at North Warren Regional for more information: 908-362-8211 x1501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Egg Hunt and Feast!
Emili Yiu, 2016 North Warren alumna, applied for an American Councils for International Education program and was accepted to go to Taiwan for the summer. She was also awarded the Dan E. Davidson Fellowship to attend the program. Emili credits the education she received from NWR and how it prepared her to problem solve and to boldly go forward.
Congratulations to our alumnae!
News from the NWR PTO
Please Help Save Our School *Save Our Towns*
Who: All residents of Blairstown, Hardwick, Frelinghuysen & Knowlton
What: Please be aware of a current financial crisis for NWR School district due to the State of NJ passing a new funding formula this past year called Senate Bill 2. As a result, NWR School district has lost over a half million dollars in state aid this current year and our district will continue to lose state aid for a total reduction of approximately $4 million dollars in aid by 2025. To put this in perspective a $4 million dollar reduction is essentially 25% of the overall school budget. This law Senate Bill-2 must be paused immediately so that the funding cuts can be evaluated more closely and the formula can be adjusted for NWR district and districts like ours. As it stands now, our school is among the top districts in the state functioning efficiently. We spend one of the lowest per pupil amounts as compared to most districts in the state. As a single-building district with many fixed costs the only way to absorb these costs will be to severely cut programs and activities which will be devastating to our students, district, and entire community. Ways You Can Help: • We are requesting all residents of Blairstown and surrounding towns for your community support. Please spread the word about the severe budget cuts that will negatively affect North Warren Regional District and surrounding elementary schools as well as our town and home property values.
This crisis will affect ALL RESIDENTS. •
What Can You Do To Help:
*Attend NWRHS Board of Education Meetings - Next Meeting is April 29th (Budget Meeting), 5/13 and 6/10. An additional Community Stakeholders Meeting will be announced for early May for all concerned residents to discuss with North Warren Regional Administration how the budget cuts will effect you and your family. Meeting date will be announced at the 4/29 NW BOE meeting.
* ASAP Write Letters to Senators, Assemblymen and Assemblywomen URGING them to pause Senate Bill 2 and until they look at the impact this formula has on our school (please see complete list of addresses on back of this form).
*Attend next NW PTO Meeting 4/3 at 6:30 pm. We will be filming a Save Our School Video. If your child would like to help with the video please come. We need students of all ages to be in the video.
*Please Stay informed at Town Municipal Meetings:
Blairstown- April 10, May 8, June 12 @ 7:30pm
Frelinghuysen- April 17, May 15, June 19 7:30pm
Hardwick- April 3, May 1, June 5 @ 7:00pm
Knowlton- April 8, April 25, May 13 @ 7:00pm
Names and Addresses of Sponsors and Co-Sponsors to the S-2 Educational Funding Legislation
Senator Stephen M. Sweeney-935 Kings Highway Suite 400, West Deptford, NJ 08086
Senator Teresa M. Ruiz-166 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104
Senator Linda R. Greenstein-1249 South River Road, Suite 105, Cranberry, NJ 08512
Assemblywomen Mila M. Jasey-511 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040
Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin-569 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Senator Joseph A. Lagana-205 Robin Road Suite 122, Paramus, NJ 07652
Assemblyman Louis Greenwald-1101 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Senator Nellie Pou-100 Hamilton Plaza Suite 1405, Paterson, NJ 07505
Assemblyman John F. McKeon-221 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940
Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo-4621 A Nottingham Way, Hamilton, NJ 08690
Names and Addresses of our District #24 Representatives
Senator Steven V. Oroho-One Wilson Drive Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
Assemblyman Parker Space-One Wilson Drive Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
Assemblyman Harold J. Wirths-One Wilson Drive Suite 2B, Sparta, NJ 07871
-- Thank you!
Below please find an attachment to share with your neighbors, friends, anyone in the North Warren Regional area that this will impact as well. Please keep writing letters and sharing. We cannot let up.
North Warren PTO
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