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Get Out and Vote FOR the Mendham Township School District 2010-2011 Budget on Tuesday April 20th

By: Roxy on 04/19/10 @ 10:10 am

Mendham Township School Budget and Board of Education elections are on Tuesday April 20th. Please make sure your vote is counted by voting at either the Ralston or Brookside Firehouses. Middle School students want their voices to be heard on the question of whether gum can be chewed in school so take them with you [...]

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On Thanksgiving: A Thank You Note to Every Mendham Township Taxpayer

By: Roxy on 11/25/09 @ 8:13 pm

We’ve started our Thanksgiving weekend, and in addition to the usual reasons we give thanks (family, friends, good health), I would like to say thank you to every Mendham Township Taxpayer, whether or not you voted to pass the 2009-10 school budget, for contributing to the school programs that benefit my children, London and Maddie. [...]

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Important Dates for the Mendham Township School District

By: Roxy on 04/12/09 @ 9:11 pm

Presentation of 2009-2010 School Budget:  Wednesday, April 15th
On Wednesday, April 15th there will be two opportunities to hear Superintendent Kristopher Harrison discuss the 2009-2010 budget before voting day on April 21st.
Date: Wednesday April 15th, 2009
Time: 9.30am Meeting
Location: Elementary School Staff Development Room
Superintendent Kristopher Harrison and Business Administrator Pam Ranco will present the 2009-2010 School Budget
Date: [...]

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Letter of Introduction from Mendham Township Elementary School’s New Principal, Cara Allen

By: Roxy on 01/24/09 @ 10:27 am

Dear MTES Families,
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my excitement about my appointment as the new principal at Mendham Township Elementary School.  MTES has a reputation of excellence and I feel fortunate to be joining a school culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, innovation and [...]

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Come They Told Me… Drummer Boys from Bonnie Brae School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Will Attend Barack Obama’s Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC

By: Roxy on 01/6/09 @ 9:23 pm

Instead of jumping on the media bad news bandwagon, my blogosphere buddy Rambler has a regular “good news” post on her Lofty Matters site about the good things happening around the world each week. Starting today, I’m going to share some local good news and hope that we’ll have enough good news in Morris and [...]

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Support the Bay Head School Foundation

By: Roxy on 12/23/08 @ 4:39 pm

As my loyal Roxy’s Best Of… readers know, our family summers at the beach in Bay Head, New Jersey, but our full time home (where London and Maddie go to school) is up north in Mendham Township.  If you do live down at the beach all year round, however, please consider a tax deductible donation before [...]

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Wake Me Up When It’s Done: West Morris Regional and Mendham Township School Districts Continue to Contemplate Shake-Up

By: Roxy on 12/19/08 @ 6:41 pm

I know the discussions to shake up various school districts, including West Morris Regional and Mendham Township, have been going on for quite some time, but I’ve been unable to bring myself to either attend the meetings or write about the various combinations under consideration.  The headline in this week’s Observer-Tribune reads:  “District Shakeup Gains [...]

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Mendham Township Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison Provides Encouraging Update on Elementary School Principal Search; Catherine Mozak Appointed Interim Principal

By: Roxy on 12/12/08 @ 9:21 am

London and Maddie brought home the following good news in their backpack mail from Mendham Township Superintendent of Schools Kristopher Harrison:
RE:  Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Update
Dear MTES Community,
The search is currently underway to identify the next leader of Mendham Township Elementary School.  The community of Mendham Township is very fortunate to have had a large number [...]

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Attention Mendham Township Parents: End Hunger in Our Community — Holiday Food Drive for Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, New Jersey

By: Roxy on 11/29/08 @ 8:27 am

Our quiet Thanksgiving for four here in the Roxiticus Valley was the perfect remember of how much our family has to be thankful for, and particularly as the Christmas holidays approach, we are reminded of those who are less fortunate.  Just before the Thanksgiving break, London and Maddie brought home a flier in their backpack [...]

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Short Report from the Mendham Township School Board Work Session Meeting Tonight — Tuesday, November 18, 2008

By: Roxy on 11/18/08 @ 11:02 pm

At the Mendham Township Home and School Association (HSA) meeting following Elementary School Principal Michael Craver’s resignation, School Board President Mark Ford urged interested parents, “If you want to know what’s going on with the School Board, what issues we’re addressing, go to the School Board meetings.  They’re open to the public.”  Before tonight, I [...]

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Mendham Township Elementary Principal Job Posting from the Star-Ledger (NJ.com)

By: Roxy on 11/13/08 @ 10:22 pm

As Mendham Township School Board President Mark Ford discussed at last week’s HSA meeting, the recruitment ad for our new principal was posted in the Star-Ledger and on NJ.com.  The job description is pretty basic, but it doesn’t really get to the heart of what we are really hoping for in a new principal for our children’s elementary [...]

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Celebrated Author Dan Gutman to Visit Mendham Township Elementary School on Friday, November 21st

By: Roxy on 11/11/08 @ 6:15 pm

Yesterday, London and Maddie’s backpack mail brought the good news that, through the generosity of the Mendham Township Home and School Association (HSA), the students at Mendham Township Elementary School will have the pleasure of a visit from celebrated author Dan Gutman next Friday, November 21, 2008.  According to the flier, Dan Gutman has “devised [...]

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Roxy’s Report from the Mendham Township Home & School Association Meeting on Elementary School Principal Transition and Recruitment

By: Roxy on 11/5/08 @ 9:36 pm

Since we received the news on Halloween that our Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver had resigned suddenly, there’s been a great deal of concern and discussion among local parents, both about the reasons behind his departure, and the transition process. The leaders of our Home & School Association reacted quickly to our concerns, [...]

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Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver Resigns

By: Roxy on 10/31/08 @ 8:29 pm

It started with rumors whispered at the Mendham Township Elementary School Halloween Parade this afternoon, and I confirmed it with Principal Craver himself after the parade. Mendham Township Elementary School Principal Michael Craver has resigned. He intends to pursue a doctoral program that will lead to greater opportunities within education in the future.
I’m disappointed to [...]

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