On November 9th, Borough School held our annual Veteran’s Day breakfast and assembly. All 3rd graders had the option of inviting a veteran family member to join us for breakfast and then the assembly. We had 30 members and then an additional 7 from the VFW. The breakfast was sponsored by mostly the MPEA and the bagels from Mascios, our food service. There were new decorations this year including life-sized soldiers, inflatable Uncle Sam hat that held all of the beverages and a new sign welcoming the veterans and letting them know how much we appreciate their service. Each veteran received a special gift- an engraved beverage holder with their branch of service emblem and a special message from Borough School. The assembly included every grade level participating in some way- including original songs, poems, slide shows including pictures provided by our visiting veterans and writings for the Wall of Peace. There was a major focus on the American Flag and our appreciation of it.We enjoyed listening to 4 numbers played by our visiting guests- The US Army Woodwind Quintet. It was a wonderful celebration of patriotism and appreciation of service.
On November 17th at the ESP Celebration at Birchwood Manor, the Morris County Council of Educational Associations (MCCEA) awarded our very own MPEA member Steve Aitchison the Educational Support Professional of the Year Award for Morris County. Congratulations to Steve for this well-deserved achievement!
Election Day is November 8th so please get out and vote!!! Please click here to find the list of candidates that the NJEA is endorsing.
Congratulations to the Morris Plains Borough School Class of 2016!! During the graduation ceremony on June 14, 2016, the MPEA awarded $2800 in scholarships to some of our very deserving 8th graders. The MPEA sponsored the following scholarships:
- James W Burrows Award for Scholastic Excellence
- Edith A. Chapman Award for Scholastic Achievement
- John G. Torick Award for Citizenship
- Peter D. Wikander Award for Excellence in Mathematics
- Edward Paone Language Arts Award
Congratulations to all of the winners!!
The annual MPEA Volleyball Fundraiser was held on March 4th and it was a huge success! Due to generous donations from MPEA members and local businesses and the support of students and their families in the community, we raised over $4700 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! Check out these pictures from the amazing event!
Photo Credit: Audrey Eapen Photos
It’s time for our annual MPEA Volleyball and Basket Raffle Fundraiser! Each year, the MPEA hosts a volleyball fundraiser where the staff play the eighth grade students. During the event, we raffle off various prize baskets which have been donated by MPEA members and the community to raise additional funds. The proceeds from the event/raffle raise money for a scholarship fund to benefit Borough School graduates who are currently seniors at Morristown High School. Our goal is to
continue to support our former students as they venture into the next stage of their learning journey. We truly believe that by supporting students in our community, it will not only help the recipient of the scholarship, but will help Morris Plains as a whole. This year, the event will be held on Friday, March 4, 2016 in the Borough School gymnasium. The doors open at 6:45pm and the volleyball games will begin at 7:30pm. Please come out and support us!!
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