Achieve announces $10K matching gift in Y Scholarship fundraising partnership

Achieve announces $10K matching gift in Y Scholarship fundraising partnership

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Achieve Foundation, in partnership with the South Orange–Maplewood School District, Parenting Center and South Mountain YMCA, is raising funds to provide equitable access to in-person educational support, child care and enrichment programming at the Y.  Designed for the SOMSD’s most under-resourced students, the scholarships offer spots in the […]

‘Academic Support in Remote Learning’

‘Academic Support in Remote Learning’

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center, elementary school PTAs, South Orange–Maplewood School District Office of Curriculum and Instruction present “Academic Support in Remote Learning,” an online presentation,” with Monica Gant, associate secretary of the Delaware Department of Education’s Academic Support Team, on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.  Grant will […]

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

Town hall meeting to discuss SOMSD III

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Office of the Superintendent and the Parenting Center will present a community town hall event to discuss the South Orange-Maplewood School District Intentional Integration Initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Jefferson Elementary School, 518 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood. Superintendent Ronald Taylor and other members of district administration […]

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOMSD fifth graders hear from civil rights pioneer

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — District fifth graders had the opportunity to hear from civil rights pioneer Lynda Blackmon Lowery at a Jan. 16 assembly at South Orange Middle School. This was part of the district’s “One Book One Grade” program, under which every fifth grader in the school district read Lowery’s book “Turning 15 on […]

Make holiday magic through Parenting Center toy drive

Make holiday magic through Parenting Center toy drive

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Through Dec. 13, the South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center is hosting its annual holiday toy drive. Everyone is invited to help make holiday magic for 500 children and 150 families in the two towns. There are a number of ways to participate. Buy gifts online and have them […]

SOMSD Parenting Center speaker series

SOUTH ORANGE / MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood Parenting Center, in conjunction with elementary school PTAs, will present a 2018-2019 speaker series as follows: Professor Edward Fergus will discuss “SOMSD 2020 – Intentional Integration and Innovation in Our Elementary Schools” on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Seth Boyden School, 274 Boyden Ave. […]

May events at the Parenting Center

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center hosts several free groups and events at the Board of Education Building, 525 Academy St. in Maplewood. Monday, May 7, at 7 p.m., “Always Changing – A Lesson in Puberty.” This fifth-grade health film will be screened for fourth- and fifth-grade parents, following by a question-and-answer session facilitated by […]

Learn how to keep your child happy and safe

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Parenting Center and Elementary School PTAs will present “The Impact of Social Media on Growing Minds: What All Parents Need to Know” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Tuscan Elementary School, 25 Harvard Ave. in Maplewood. Licensed psychotherapist Lauren Muriello, founder of Well Being Therapy Center, will provide tips […]

Parenting Center to present ‘Divided in a Diverse Community’

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange-Maplewood School District Parenting Center will present “Divided in a Diverse Community: Why Intentional Integration Matters” featuring 2017 MacArthur Genius Award recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:15 p.m. at South Orange Middle School, 70 N. Ridgewood Road in South Orange. Hannah-Jones is the author of the […]

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