Sage Day 
Inside View Monthly Newsletter
May 9, 2016


To read our blog post,  Information for Parents: How to Deal with Your Teen's Eating Disorder (Part I) click 
here.  For Part II click  here.

Eating disorders may be difficult to recognize, partly because symptoms may not be immediately apparent and partly due to common misconceptions. As parents, it's important to understand the misconceptions that are out there. Below are some common misconceptions every parent should know:


  • Only teen girls develop eating disorders. False. Eating disorders can affect both boys and girls. In many cases, the number of teens with eating disorders is equally proportionate between males and females. The only exception is anorexia, where only about a quarter of the cases are boys.
  • Only underweight teens have eating disorders. False. Teens of all body shapes and sizes can develop eating disorders, including average and overweight teens.
  • My teen will outgrow their eating disorder; it is only a phaseFalse. In many cases, eating disorders will continue to be a problem for your teen as they mature into young adults. Ignoring the problem and hoping it goes away is never a solution.

Sixth grade students at Sage  Day Princeton finished reading James and the Giant Peach. The creation of friendships is a major book theme so English classes focused on this important social skill and students identified what they considered to be the traits of a good friend and examples of acts of friendship. Further lessons in the unit led to the creation of personalized friendship recipe cards that were presented to those special people in each student's life. Cross-curricular lessons were presented in Science classes as students bisected a peach and other fruits and researched where and how these fruits are grown.  Final portfolios included lab notes, Venn Diagrams, charts, climate and soil maps and harvesting calendars. 

"This bud of love, by summer's ripening breath,
May prove a beauteous flower when next we meet."
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare

Spring is the season of romance and the Sage Day Boonton English Department is celebrating this season with the help of William Shakespeare. The 8th and 9th graders are studying Romeo and Juliet. In order to get them in the mood for understanding these star crossed lovers, the students are making masks to use when acting out the Romeo and Juliet masquerade party scene. 

The 10th and 11th graders are studying the perils of jealousy by reading the Shakespeare play, Othello.  As part of their preparation for the sharp witted dialogue, the students practiced interpreting famous Shakespearean insults. Students in all four grades are taking turns in assuming major acting roles during class.


In Honors English 12, students are creating "Humans of Sage Day," which are  profiles that will be posted throughout the hallways.  Students will create visual and written pieces that represent themselves and their values. The students hope to inspire others to participate or share their own profiles, either in school or with the help of the members of our club, The Sage Page.   

The Sage Day Lower & Middle School Arts Festival was May 5th. Students in all grades participated in the performing arts portion of the program. Art work from all grades was displayed highlighting the diversity of projects that represent the work that students have undertaken throughout the year.  Under the guidance of Mr. Josh Bertelli (Music) and Ms. Jessica Vicendese (Art), the Arts Festival is a great showcase for students to share their creative talents with family and friends. The Sage Day Student Council sponsored a Tricky Tray which featured gift baskets donated by students, staff, Sage Day families and local vendors. 

The 7th grade will be undertaking a project based learning initiative blending the core academic areas of mathematics, English, history and science. The project will be addressing the real world problem regarding women entering the fields of science, math and technology. This cross curricular approach to research and presentation of findings is a continuation of Sage Day's development of 21st Century skills for all of our students.


Sage Day Princeton
(grades 6-12)
  • May 13 - Progress Reports
  • May 18 - Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Yaede 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • May 18 - Coffee and Consultation, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • May 27 - 12:30 Dismissal
  • May 30 - School Closed

Sage Day Boonton 
(grades 8-12)
  • May 13 - Progress Reports
  • May 26 - Junior/Senior Prom
  • May 27-30 - Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Sage Day Rochelle Park
  • May 12  - Spring Arts Festival, 7:00 p.m.
  • May 13 - Progress Reports
  • May 19 - Trip to Bronx Zoo
  • May 23Mr./Mrs. Sage Day Pageant 
  • May 24Track team Meet at Foley Field 
  • May 26 -  Jr./Sr. Prom on Spirit Cruises
  • May 27-30School Closed for Memorial Day Weekend 


Sage Day  Mahwah

(grades 4-12)
  • May 25- Grade 4/5 Trip to Rockland Boulder Game
  • May 26- 12:30 Dismissal - carnival fun day at school to kick off the start of the holiday weekend
  • May 27-30- School Closed
  • June 1- Wednesday Dismissal changed to 12:30 p.m.

Therapeutic Education 
That Transforms

About Sage Day School: 
The Sage Day Schools are  private, accredited, therapeutic schools located throughout New Jersey for student's in grades 4 through 12 who need a small, personalized learning environment. Sage Day has four campuses: Sage Day Mahwah Lower & Middle School, Sage Day Rochelle Park High School, Sage Day Boonton High School and Sage Day Princeton Middle and High School. Academically, Sage Day has adopted the Common Core Standards initiative and meets the rigorous standards of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools ( We complement our strong academics with a comprehensive clinical program in which intensive individual; group and family therapy are fully integrated into the school curriculum. 

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