Neal bascombe author day - october 4, 2018
8th grade 


Neal Bascomb is a national award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of a number of books, all non-fiction narratives, all focused on inspiring stories of adventure or achievement. One of Bascomb's Young Adult Books is "The Nazi Hunters", a thrilling spy mission, a moving Holocaust story, and a first-class work of narrative nonfiction. Winner of the YALSA Award, best non-fiction book for young readers in 2014.





Rutgers science bus - october 30, 2018

The Rutgers Science Explorer visits middle schools around the state and presents students with real-life problems allowing them to explore career opportunities in STEM. They work on a variety of hands-on activities, learn key concepts from the school curriculum and get exposed to research practices. This unique interaction between scientists and students is a unique opportunity to foster community engagement and scientific literacy. 



high intensity talk, bergen county sheriff - November 13, 2018
7th - 8th grade


High Intensity Talks are special presentations made by adults who are presently incarcerated for minor, non-violent crimes. The inmates discuss with students how alcohol, drugs and crime have negatively impacted their lives. HIT Team demonstrations are designed to deter juveniles from criminal activity, gang involvement and the dangers of using illegal substances.






Island of Hope- One family escapes oppression in the old country and sails to a new life in the new world. But what happens to those stranded at Ellis Island? Experience the struggle to escape oppression and discover life at Ellis Island during its busiest years, and the fears and dreams of every hopeful American immigrant.






molly idle AUTHOR DAY - november 14, 2018
kindergarten - 2nd GRADE 


Molly Idle has loved drawing since she was a small child. Upon graduating with a BFA in Drawing she accepted an offer to work for DreamWorks Feature Animation Studios. After five years, a number of film credits, and an incredibly good time, she left the studio and leapt with gusto into the world of children's book illustration! She has been creating profoundly whimsical picture books ever since.





Lead U - december 14, 2018
kindergarten - 7TH GRADE 

Lead U is a positive group of teaching artists who creatively engage, educate, and empower learners of all ages to find the leaders within themselves. The Lead U Crew comprises of a group of over 40 trained teaching artists who travel the country to deliver Personalized Empowerment Experiences for students and school staff.



our solar system - january 1 & 2, 2019
kindergarten - 8TH GRADE


Students are taken on a 45 minute journey through the universe in a portable, inflatable planetarium that will dazzle our budding astronomers. Upon entering the dome they are introduced to a "star filled" sky and guided through the stars of the Northern Hemisphere exactly as they appear on the day of the presentation. Students will learn how to identify every planet in our solar system and be introduced to Greek mythological characters.


ryan's story - january 17, 2019
5th - 8TH GRADE 

John and Kelly Halligan lost their thirteen-year-old son, Ryan, to suicide on October 7, 2003. Ryan was in middle school and was ridiculed and humiliated by peers at school and on-line. In memory of his son, John spearheaded the Vermont Bully Prevention bill which was signed into law (ACT117) in May 2004 and only a few months after Ryan’s death. He also successfully led the passage of the law pertaining to mandatory suicide prevention education in public schools (ACT 114) in April 2006. All will leave this presentation feeling loved, hopeful and changed.



What was once limited to educating students on artists and their artwork has evolved into a fully interactive experience invloving all aspects of "art" including music as well. The children will experince a variety of artists through hands on activities.







NATURE MARC - dates tba


To preserve for ourselves and our children this significant tract of land in its natural state, with all its diversity of plants and animals. 









theater bug workshop - dates tba
5th & 7th grade, language arts


To preserve for ourselves and our children this significant tract of land in its natural state, with all its diversity of plants and animals.










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