Helping children embrace learning with curiosity, enthusiasm and confidence!
Welcome Families!
PACCNS President, Emily Umbdenstock
It is such an honor to assume the role of president of the Parents Association this year. As a former student myself, and now as a parent, I will always have a special place in my heart for our sweet school. I take great pride in our community and will work diligently with my fellow volunteers to best serve our teachers and families. 

This year is undoubtedly different than any other we have experienced, but together we will make it a lovely one filled with positive memories and enriching experiences. I look forward to a wonderful 2020-21 school year ahead!
Meet Our New Staff At CCNS
Our young students have settled into their new classroom routines. They have connected with their teachers and made some new friends. Now their time and attention shift to focus on many new learning activities. The classrooms are busy, filled with science experiments, music, writing, counting, matching memory games, finger plays, puppets, letters, sounds and more!
Director's Digest Monthly Meeting
We can't host you, so here's what we'll do!
Since parents are not permitted inside the school this year, planned opportunities to get together have been arranged each month. The directors of CCNS will be hosting a Director’s Digest via Zoom. 

  • Parents will be invited to join them to touch base and ask any questions. 
  • The directors' love to help with parenting issues that might be happening at your house because they’ve been there and they know that it is no easy job!
  • The goal is to meet the first Tuesday of every month (with the exception of the month of March, which is the second Tuesday.)
  • Meetings will alternate between mornings and evenings to ensure all parents can attend.
First Meeting
November 3, 2020 at 10:30 AM 
Outreach Committee

Our outreach committee has purchased a very fun bank that will stand in the main hallway of CCNS. The bank is due to arrive to CCNS towards the end of October and children will be encouraged to bring in small change to add to the bank.

The committee will choose three possible charities and present them along with background information to our classroom teachers. Tying in to the presidential election our children will vote for their favorite charity. The ballots will be counted and the winner will receive the money in the bank at the end of the school year.

Stay tuned for additional details. We are very excited about this new project and we think that the children will be, too!

A BIG thank you to those who donated and participated in the Dress It Forward clothing drive and Warm Blanket drive, it went really well!

For the Warm Blanket drive, we collected over 60 blankets! And as a result of the collection, we received monetary donations to help Apostles House purchase linens and additional interview attire. Overall, it was a success!

Want to get involved or have a question? Email Outreach Committee
Share the Sugar!
Halloween Candy Drive - November 2nd-6th
Bring in unused candy to support our Veterans
Parent Night Update
We're so happy that you got to see the children “in action” and I want to personally thank the teachers for the wonderful classroom videos that they created for you for Parent Night. I also want to thank those of you who were able to join our Parent Night Zoom session. It is always great to exchange information and this is why Jenn and I will be hosting monthly parent meetings “ Director's Digest.” Please join us! 
October 30 - K and 4's Halloween Parades
November 2- Halloween Candy Drive (ends 11/6)
November 19 - 3's Thanksgiving (Virtual) Celebration
November 25 - Early Dismissal at 12:00 PM
November 26 & 27 - Thanksgiving Recess
December 5 - Breakfast with Santa - Details to Follow
Let Drop In Help!
This year at the Drop In:
Parents may schedule early care from 7:30am – 8am or after care from 4:00pm – 4:30pm. Early and after care must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
"For your child care needs, there is nothing better than the Drop In!"  Childcare is provided for children ages 6 months - 5 years old at an hourly rate. You can set up a standing appointment, or you can use Drop In as-needed (with an appointment). Space is limited. Book early! 

Hours: 8 AM – 4 PM Monday thru Friday
What you did, meant so much!
Thanks to the generous support from our wonderful group of parents, PACCNS was able to provide the school with several additions to our outdoor classroom. PACCNS purchased new tents, umbrellas and picnic blankets for use in the school's outdoor classroom. We are extremely grateful for the generosity and continued support of PACCNS through our events and fundraisers throughout the year. 
Don't forget to check out your children in action on SmugMug! Need the password? Email the main office.
Photo Call
Have a great picture from an event and want to include it in the yearbook?

Send it to the Yearbook Committee

Thank you to our PACCNS co-vice president, Jayme Golden, for the beautiful fall decorations outside CCNS! If you would like to help with festive event/holiday
decor in and around CCNS, please, email our Vice Presidents.

Quick References
30 East Lane Short Hills, New Jersey 07078.
Phone: 973-379-6549