• From Mrs. Lake

    Posted by Cathy Lake on 6/20/2022

    A Note From the Health Office Regarding Medication:

    If your child has medication in school, please pick it up in the health office
    on or before June 21st.
    Medication forms for the 2022/23 school year can be obtained on the Mountain Park School
    Website under the Health Office. These forms should be completed by your healthcare
    provider over the summer and returned on the first day of school along with the medication.
    See link below for medication forms.
    https://www.bhpsnj.org/Page/711
    Thank you and have a great summer!

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  • 6-20-22

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/20/2022

    MPS Family -  6.20.22

    All lost and found items will be on the blacktop near the bike rack until 4 PM tomorrow. Everything that is left will be donated.

    There will be no parking in front of the building tomorrow morning for staff or families.

    Once the morning drop off process is complete, the front driveway will be closed until 10:30.

    Families of fifth graders are encouraged to arrive after 8:40. If possible, please walk to MPS or plan to park in the neighborhood.

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  • 6-13-22 Flag Day and Spring Concert Info.

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/13/2022

    Spring Concert Tomorrow (Tuesday)  – School Day Performance 1 PM – Evening Performance 7PM

    Flag Day Tomorrow (Tuesday) – All who participate in scouts are asked to wear their uniform – Everyone else is encouraged to wear Red, White, and Blue.

    Silent Art Auction This Tuesday Night!  -Please view the link

    https://www.bhpsnj.org/cms/lib/NJ01001806/Centricity/Domain/11/Art%20Auction%206.14%20Part%20I.jpg

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  • 6-10-22

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/10/2022

    MPS Family Friday FYI 6.10.22

    Flag Day Activity 8:30 AM June 14th – All students who participate in scouts are encouraged to wear their uniform tops during the activity to commemorate the event

    Spring Concert June 14 - 7PM for Families, 1PM for students (this is a change)

    Recognition Ceremony – June 21st at 9AM – Third and Fourth Graders should bring towels to sit on – PLEASE READ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dRdzyaOC-bbtEOiGWqmMcJPtYA49MqzgaqLGsrMbZS0/edit?usp=sharing

     1PM DISMISSAL JUNE 20TH AND 21ST

     Please see the link to grade level tool boxes https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=63031

    MPS SPRING CONCERT - JUNE 14, 7:00PM - Details

    REPORT TIMES: CHORUS 6:30, Orchestra 6:15, Band 6:15, Grade 3 Recorders 6:55

    Dress Code: White top-Dark colored pants, skirt, dress, dark shoes for grades 4 and 5.

    Grade 3 will play briefly at 7:00 PM – Third grade parents will be permitted to gain prime viewing positions and will then be encouraged to take their children home.

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  • 6-8-22 Safety Drill Today at MPS

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/8/2022

    Today, we successfully held our monthly school security drill and then resumed our regular schedule. Thank you!

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  • 6-3-22 Attention 5th grade families

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/3/2022

    If your child will not be attending CMS next year, please email Mrs. Tomkins as soon as possible.

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  • 6-3-22 Attention 3rd Grade Families

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/3/2022

    Hello 3rd gr. Parents -- The 3rd. Grade recorders will be featured at our Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 14th.  The students should be practicing one song, "Softly Falls the Rain" on their recorders.  (pg. 9 in their recorder book). They should bring their recorders to school on Tuesday, June 14th.  For the evening presentation, students should arrive in the gym at 6:55 and be ready to play when the concert begins at 7:00. 3rd gr. students may leave after their portion of the concert.  Practice, practice, practice!  See you Tuesday, June 14th!

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  • 6-3-22

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/3/2022

    MPS Family Friday FYI 6.3.22

    Fifth Grade Visit to CMS – 6.6.22

    Rita’s Scoop – 6.8.22 afternoon and early evening

    Grade 5 Kickball – 6.10.22 (Morning)

     Grade 5 Luau – 6.10.22 (Afternoon)

     MP Pool Party 6.10.22   3:30-5:30pm https://www.bhpsnj.org/cms/lib/NJ01001806/Centricity/Domain/11/MP End of Year Pool Party 2022.pdf

    Flag Day Activity 8:30 AM June 14th -

    Spring Concert June 14 at 7 PM for families 9 AM for students

     Recognition Ceremony –June 21     9 AM – Third and Forth Graders should bring towels to sit on.

    1 PM Dismissal – June 20 and 21

    Please see the link to grade level tool boxes 

    https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=63031

    MPS SPRING CONCERT

    JUNE 14, 7:00PM

    REPORT TIMES: CHORUS 6:30, Orchestra 6:15, Band 6:15, Grade 3 Recorders 6:55

    Dress Code: White top-Dark colored pants, skirt, dress, dark shoes for grades 4 and 5.

    Grade 3 will play briefly at 7:00 PM – Third grade parents will be permitted to gain prime viewing positions and will then be encouraged to take their children home.

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  • 6-1-22 Fifth Grade Parents - Please Complete Survey

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 6/1/2022

    Fifth Grade Parents - Please Complete Survey

    This is important for CMS.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLU9TMd4VvweFU6NCQkhpmDPF-AuDfFRRe-eKCXZmWDyapCQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 

     

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  • 5-26-22

    Posted by Jon Morisseau on 5/26/2022

    MPS Family Friday FYI 5.27.22

    No School 5.27 through 5.31

    June 2nd: Pool Party Swim Test 5-7pm

    Fourth Grade Hike June 2nd

    Rita’s Scoop – June 8th afternoon and early evening

    Grade 5 Kickball - 6/10 (Morning)

     

    Grade 5 Luau - June 10 (Afternoon)

    June 10th: MP Pool Party 3:30-5:30pm https://www.bhpsnj.org/cms/lib/NJ01001806/Centricity/Domain/11/MP End of Year Pool Party 2022.pdf

     

    Flag Day Activity 8:30 AM June 14th -

     

    Spring Concert June 14 at 7 PM for families 9 AM for students

    Recognition Ceremony –June 21 9 AM – Third and Forth Graders should bring towels to sit on.

    1 PM Dismissal – June 20 and 21

    Please see the link to grade level tool boxes - https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=5da077e92d&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-5068203403937364458&th=180bd396c9c60557&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=180bd38b7ce834a4b131

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    Our Final Walk to School Wednesday, June 1

    Join the fun on two feet or two wheels for BHPS Walk-To-School-Wednesday June 1, 2022 We encourage all students to grab a friend or a parent and get outside to practice safely walking or biking to and from school! Please take caution as we expect an increase in pedestrian foot and bike traffic during the morning and after school hours.

    Guidance Materials - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nO57WslwWTdOtpPsc3p2ZT_Wzk8cqMhSaHB-JoiJUws/edit?usp=sharing

     

     Resource for Parents. Explaining Scary Current Events to Kids. https://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/what-to-do-when-news-scares-you#:~:text=Table%20of%20Contents-,Overview,more%20manageable%20for%20young%20people.

     

     

     

    May Parent Resources on Coping Strategies and Mindfulness

         

    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

     All Month 

    To recognize the contributions and influence of Aisian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

     

    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/asian-american-pacific-islander-heritage-month

     

    https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

     

    https://fapac.org/AAPI-Resources

    Haitian Heritage Month

    All Month 

    An opportunity for all individuals, including Haitians to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, delicious food and learn the traditions of Haiti and its people. The celebration is an expansion of the Haitian Flag Day on May 18th, a major patriotic day celebration in Haiti and the Diaspora created to encourage patriotism. 

     

    https://www.haitianproject.org/features-and-news/2019/5/2/happy-haitian-heritage-month

    Jewish-American Heritage Month

     All Month 

    Jewish American Heritage Month is an annual recognition and celebration of Jewish American achievements in and contributions to the United States of America. 

     

    https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/

     

    https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/

    Mental Health Month

    All Month 

    Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949.  It is to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma so many experience.  

     

    Visit our BHPS District Virtual Wellness Room to find helpful links, resources and information about stress management and living your best life:

    District Virtual Wellness Room

    Cinco De Mayo

     May 5 

    To observe and to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.  In America, this day has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage.

     

    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/cinco-de-mayo

                       May 2022

     

    Family Resources

     

     

    Coping tools are an important resource to help us manage stress, worry or any other big emotion. While it might sound like a fancy term, it simply means anything you do that helps you to feel more calm, peaceful and relaxed. Helping kids to build a toolbox of coping strategies is vital in helping them to navigate life’s unexpected challenges. 

     

    Books to Share with Your Children:

    I Am Peace by Susan Verde and Peter Reynolds

    Listening To My Body by Gabi Garcia

    Find Your Calm  by Gabi Garcia

    Sitting Still Like a Frog by Eline Snel

    Hey Warrior by Karen Young

    A Little Spot of Anxiety: A Story About Calming your Worries by Diane Alber (for younger kids)

    My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing by Nick Ortner Allison Taylor

    What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner (for tweens)

    Outsmarting Worry by Dawn Huebner 

     

    Videos Worth Viewing:

    Just Breathe

    What is Mindfulness

    Coping Skill Ideas for Elementary School Kids

    Stress Management Tips for Kids and Teens

     

    Movies to Enjoy with Your Children

    Inside Out

     

    Activities to Try:

     

    Books and Resources for Parents:

     

    Visit our District Virtual Wellness Room to find helpful links, resources and information about stress management and living your best life:

    District Virtual Wellness Room

     

    Conversation Starters:

    • How do you know when you are calm and when you are stressed?
    • Some people feel it in their bodies, some experience it in their minds, and some in their feelings. Where do you experience stress?
    • What causes you stress? We all have different things that trigger us.
    • How well do we know the members of our family? Who of us gets angry? when we are stressed? Who gets super quiet? Who worries the most in our family? Who gets focused and busy? Who can’t stop talking and gets over excited? Which of us feels it the most in their body? Who gets funny?
    • When there’s stress in our family, what happens to our relationships
    • When “family member A” is stressed, what happens to us? Who notices? Who tries to help? Who gets upset too? Who is affected by it? 
    • What are the healthiest ways to handle stress?
    • What is your favorite way to de-stress?

                                     

    The district Community Folder has been updated. It contains information from Union County regarding an Emergency Food Drive and a Rental Assistance Program, information on Donations for Ukraine, and Spring/Summer activities, not to mention the GL Spring Musical! Please take a look  https://www.bhpsnj.org/Domain/116

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