A Welcome Message from the Principal
*Where the stars of tomorrow shine brightly today*
Mountain Way School is an early childhood learning community serving the needs of Morris Plains’ children in preschool through second grade. Our school philosophy embraces each child entering school and recognizes his or her unique needs, abilities, aptitudes, and interests. A creative, caring, and competent professional staff encourages every child to learn, grow, and flourish within a challenging yet supportive environment. Children develop positive self-esteem coupled with a love for learning, acquisition of knowledge, and problem solving skills. We look forward to partnering with you through your child's early school experience. For more information about out school or programs, please contact Lindsay Vieira, Principal at 973-538-0339 x1 or Lvieira@mpsdk8.org.
Morris Plains Public Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Screening on March 26, 27 and 28 at Mountain Way School. Any parents who have Kindergarten age children should contact Mrs. Cristie Bruhn at Mountain Way School (973 538-0339, option 1) to be added to the registration list. Registration packets and appointment times will be mailed out the beginning of March.
Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2014, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of residence and health information are required at the registration.
Once again, Morris Plains is pleased to offer in-district tuitioned preschool classes for Morris Plains residents who are three or four years old. This exciting preschool program uses a multi-sensory approach to teach three and four year old students and prepare them for Kindergarten at Mountain Way. Students benefit from a language based program, which allows for learning and discovery through play. The nurturing classroom atmosphere both excites and encourages our young students. The program offers access to cutting edge technology, including iPads, interactive whiteboards and a Redcat sound system. Of course, traditional preschool activities such as songs, movement, and gross motor activities are used to grab the attention of our young learners. Students also develop their problem solving skills through our daily math and science activities. Finally, students participate in gym, library, art, and music classes weekly.
Our inclusive preschool program includes both children with specific learning needs and typically developing children who have no identified needs. Inclusive education seeks to provide meaningful education to the range of students in our communities by drawing strength from their diversity.
Registration begins January 15th. For registration information, fees, and forms, please contact Cristie Bruhn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-538-0339 x 1. If we have more applicants than space allows, a lottery will be conducted to determine acceptance. If space allows, out of district residents may be eligible for a slightly increased fee.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Anders' class!
They won the ice cream treats for accumulating the most Box Tops!
Also, thanks to EVERYONE's efforts, we mailed in over 11,000 box tops totaling more than $1,100.00 for our
second submission of the school year. Every little box top adds up so keep them coming. Also, don't forget
to go online to BTEE.com to earn eBoxTops just by entering current sweepstakes and playing some fun online games!
MPHSA PRESENTS SCIENCE NIGHT
MARCH 13, 2014 6:30-8:30 at Borough School
MAD SCIENCE returns for the SPRING SESSION
CONGRATULATIONS to our own Mr. Marc!
He is the Educational Support Professional of the Year for Morris County!