Monday, May 20, 2013
Appreciate your child's teacher? Here's a great way to show it, courtesy of the Achieve Foundation.
A message from the Tuscan School PTA website: Teacher appreciation time is here, and the Achieve Foundation of South Orange & Maplewood has the perfect gift idea - it's one-size-fits-all, doesn't require a trip to the mall and is rated teachers' top rated-gift! It's also the gift that gives back to public education in South Orange & Maplewood! Order personalized Honor Your Teacher and Staff tribute cards as thank-you gifts from your family to any staff member at any school. For a donation of a minimum of $5 each, Achieve will print your child's message of thanks to a teacher, counselor, nurse, bus driver, etc. on special cards and deliver them to recipients the last week of school. Proceeds from Honor Your Teacher tributes support the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Students decorated Kings grocery bags - shop today and pick one up.
- GOING GREEN
Monday, April 22
Kings Market in Maplewood sent 600 grocery bags to students at Tuscan Elementary School. They came back to the store today -- Earth Day -- decorated with art work and messages depicting Earth Day slogans. "We are giving them out to our customers to spread the word about our Earth," said manager Bob Turiano. "So stop by Kings today to pick up a bag and show your support for Earth Day!"
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Pilot program to encourage kids to walk to school.
Tuscan Elementary School is piloting a "walking school bus" program that kicked off March 15. A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults -- sort of a "walking co-op," according to information on the Tuscan PTA website. Trained parent chaperones will guide the "bus," picking up children along the way from their homes or at designated stops. This Friday, March 22, Chris Dickson of Rent Party will greet the kids on arrival with a healthy breakfast, and Nora Shepard and Meeta Patel will be greeting the children with Safe Routes to School backpacks and other goodies, according to Cami Zelevansky, one of the program coordinators. Ted Panayoutou, aka "Mr. P," and Principal Malikah Majeed will also be …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Pilot program will encourage children to walk to school.
In an effort to encourage children to walk to school, Tuscan Elementary School is piloting a "walking school bus" program beginning March 15. A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults -- sort of a "walking co-op," according to information on the Tuscan PTA website. Trained parent chaperones will guide the "bus," picking up children along the way from their homes or at designated stops. The program will begin with two routes from two opposite directions in town and will run on Friday mornings, said Cami Zelevansky, one of the parent coordinators. (To see routes, check the most recent school newsletter). "We've been wanting to start this for a while," said Zelevansky, who said she brought the idea…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Maplewood Fire Department said vandalism is suspected.
A fire damaged a vinyl utility shed on the grounds of Tuscan Elementary School late Tuesday night, according to Chief Michael Dingelstedt. "It appears to be vandalism," said Dingelstedt. The Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are conducting an investigation; the prosecutor's office is involved because the fire was on school property, Dingelstedt said. A custodian discovered the shed was burned on Wednesday morning; the fire had burned itself out sometime overnight, said Dingelstedt. The incident is not believed to be related to a fire in a house on Prospect Street early Wednesday morning. "There is nothing to indicate a connection," said Dingelstedt.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Here's a look at top headlines this week in town.
Maplewoodians celebrated Thanksgiving this week, and the official holiday shopping season kicked off with Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Other big news included a new assistant principal at Tuscan School, and Maplewood teen Beatrice Miller being voted off THE X FACTOR in an emotional Thanksgiving night episode: UPDATE: Bea Miller Sent Home from THE X FACTOR Maplewood Middle Schooler and hometown hero Beatrice Miller was voted off THE X FACTOR on Thanksgiving night. "I just want to tell my sisters that I love them and I'm sorry," said an emotional Miller, who barely choked back tears. "You're a true star in my eyes," said Miller's mentor, Britney Spears. Miller, who was ranked in the bottom two contestants according to viewer …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Fifth-grader writes about preventing bullying of students with disabilites
Friday, June 8, 2012
At an assembly Wednesday at Tuscan Elementary School, fifth-grader Kathryn Salort was awarded a certificate and a check for $25 for her essay on how to stop kids from bullying students with disabilities. Wendy Deer, Executive Director of the Essex County Bar Association and Ruth Lowenkron, head of the Bar Association's Disability Unit, presented the award to Kathryn saying, "There was an overwhelming turn out for this essay contest, the biggest number of entries to date. Kudos to Kathryn on her work." Ms. Lowenkron said what she liked most about Kathryn's essay was the conclusion. "We are all different in our own ways. We have different color skin, different beliefs, and different abilities. We need to understand each other's differences …