Congratulations to MPEA members Karen Penkoski and Susan McKinlay on receiving well-deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication to their students! Mrs. Penkoski was named Teacher of the Year at Mt. Way School and Mrs. McKinlay was name Teacher of the Year at Borough School.
On May 2, 2018 the Student Council hosted a luncheon for the Senior Citizens of Morris Plains with the sponsorship of the MPEA. The Seniors were treated to a teaser of the school musical Shrek Jr. They had a delicious hot buffet lunch of eggplant rollatini, chicken francaise, eggplant parm, penne vodka and chicken marsala, salad and rolls. The student council provided desserts as well. The seniors then enjoyed a select chorus performance, a jazz band performance and a broadway tunes kahoot game. The seniors left with a goody bag and had a wonderful day. We have received many thank yous from the seniors who attended the luncheon and many compliments about the talent and good manners of our Borough students.
Congratulations to MPEA member Laurie Schorno for being awarded the National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award by VFW Post 3401. At an assembly held on April 16th, Mrs. Schorno was recognized for promoting citizenship education in her classroom and at Borough School. Mrs. Schorno sets a wonderful example for all of her students and colleagues of the importance of giving back to your school and your community.
The annual MPEA Volleyball Fundraiser was held on March 16th and it was a huge success! Due to generous donations from local businesses and the support of students and their families in the community, we raised $3500 for scholarships. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the event. We are proud to be a part of such a caring and generous community!
In December, students in Morris Plains celebrated the holiday season by sharing treats with soldiers. The “Treats for Troops” campaign was sponsored by the Morris Plains Education Association, who donated the boxes and shipping costs. Families were asked to send in packaged goodies, personal care items, and games for troops. Many of the students made cards and wrote letters of support and encouragement as well. The generosity of the community led to over 200 pounds of donations. Miss Prisco’s brother-in-law and his team were some of the recipients of the care packages and Miss Prisco shared this photo of them thanking the community. The MPEA would like to thank Miss Prisco’s brother-in-law, his team, and all of the men and women in the armed forces for their service.
Photo Credit: Plains Talk
Students in Morris Plains celebrated the holiday season by sharing treats with soldiers. The “Treats for Troops” campaign was sponsored by the Morris Plains Education Association, who donated the boxes and shipping costs. Families were asked to send in packaged goodies for troops. Personal care items and games were also donated. Many of the students made cards and wrote letters of support and encouragement as well. The generosity of the community led to over 200 pounds of surprises packed into 15 cartons and shipped out. This simple act of kindness touched many hearts.
First Grade Parent Appreciation Celebration was held on Friday, May 19th at 9:00am in Mountain Way School’s All Purpose Room. It was a Morris Plains Education Association sponsored event to showcase students’ work throughout the school year. We emphasized the importance of parental involvement in their children’s education and encouraged future support for our schools. Parents enjoyed light refreshments sponsored by The Morris Plains Education Association, songs sung by their children, videos of their children, and a slide show of the year’s activities.
Congratulations to MPEA members Jessica Hendershot and Jane Hurley-Mead on receiving well-deserved recognition for their hard work and dedication to their students! Mrs. Hendershot was named Teacher of the Year at Mt. Way School and Mrs. Hurley-Mead was name Teacher of the Year at Borough School.
- Stakeholder Perspectives on PARCCOn April 27, 2018, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released a statewide broadcast calling for public input to inform New Jersey’s next generation of statewide assessments. This broadcast marked the first step of the transition away from PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readine […]