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Every year child study teams and districts identify students whose needs are beyond what the structure of the traditional school and child study team can meet. Child study team professionals understand what these discouraged students need but also recognize that they lack the time and resources necessary for the most effective intervention. Sage In-District Services is designed to fill the gap in service between traditional in-school support and an out-of-district placement. Our skilled clinical team will work with the child study team, academic staff and administration to provide a seamless counseling experience for the student. With the right therapeutic relationship and counseling, students will gain the support, strategy and insight they need in order to make progress in school. Sage In- District Services brings both the educational and counseling expertise that are the essential components of successful school-based intervention. For more information on our services click here.
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We are very pleased to announce that on Lee Denim Day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we collected $156 that was donated to the American Cancer Society.


Our campus in Rochelle Park closed out the month of October with some exciting days for our students. The week of October 21st  was designated to Anti-Bullying. One day was filled with activities around Anti-Bullying.  The day began with students and staff being treated to a pancake breakfast by master chefs, Mrs. Bertelli and Mr. Friedland. Advisory Groups decorated their doors with Anti-Bullying messages using their creativity. The winning door, Room 8, was awarded an Anti-Bullying bear, for the way in which they executed this theme. In the afternoon, the students thoroughly enjoyed a terrific one-man play called, "DIRT".  Mr. John Morello was the host of the show and did a superb job as he conveyed some very powerful messages to our students about substance abuse and bullying.


We held our Senior Parent Night on October 22nd.  Some of the topics that were discussed included: planning for transition after graduation, the steps involved with the college application process, the college admissions process, financial aid information and how Mr. Montesano will be helping each student with their future plans.  Parents had the opportunity to ask questions and were given a packet that included information about deadlines and helpful resources.  


We have found that our attendance incentive is a very strong motivator for maintaining perfect attendance.  Thirty Two of our students had 100% perfect attendance during the month of September.  They were  invited to attend a special pizza lunch party in October.  Keep up the good work!


Student Council's Halloween party was a huge success and everyone enjoyed the fun filled festivities as the gym was transformed with special effects and lighting. And the highlight was the "Haunted Hallway of Terror."


Preparations are well underway for our annual Thanksgiving feast. It is no easy task to cook and serve for over 125 hungry people, but somehow our Student Council successfully accomplishes this.  Dinner includes two fried Turkeys (masterfully prepared by our own Mr. Kalnberg) plus all of the traditional sides. Our staff typically brings in the sinfully delicious desserts.  Thank you to all of the extra hands for frying, baking, setting up tables, shopping, serving and cleaning up. What a wonderful way for us to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday.  School is closed Thursday & Friday, November 28th and 29th.  We would like to close with this quote by Henry Van Dyke that symbolizes the spirit of Thanksgiving:


"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.  Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse."



Upcoming Events
*November 6th - School Ring Meeting & Orders Placed
*November 7th & 8th - School Closed for NJEA
*November 12th - Our 3rd SAT Workshop
*November 13th & 14th - Parent/Teacher Conferences- By Appointment Only
Wednesday November 13th- 1:30-4:00 pm
Thursday November 14th - 5:00-7:00 pm  
boonton campus
The beginning of November brings the close to our first marking period. There are some great things happening this month within the student council: prompting healthier lunch options, exciting events being planned, and fundraising for charities taking place. 
Our senior students are beginning to participate in internships with local businesses in Boonton. We have one student  interested in a fashion career volunteering at a local clothing store, Robin's Closet. Another student is learning the ropes at a computer repair shop, PCPS MaxHelp and a third student interested in art is working at Speakeasy Art Gallery. These three students are  making great connections. The businesses are excited to have some help and provide hands-on learning and experience to Sage Day students.
In October the students gathered to form a Gay-Straight Alliance Club  that meets weekly on Tuesday's during lunch. They have already been very active and hosted an awareness day and are also in the process of drafting letters to  key leaders of notable LGBTA conflicts and issues. All students are welcome to attend and support each other on gender related issues.  
On Friday, October 18th, 17 students headed to Pyramid Mountain for a day of hiking, fresh air, and beautiful sights.
*November 4th & 5th - Marking Period 1 Exams 

*November 7th - Second Quarter Begins 

*November 7th & 8th - School Closed -  New Jersey Professional Development Days

*November 14th - Parent Conferences, Report Cards Distributed 

*November 28th & 29th - School Closed for Thanksgiving 


mahwah campus


The first marking period comes to a close on Wednesday, November 6th.  Report cards will be distributed to parents during Parent Teacher Conferences held on November 13th. 


New clubs for the second marking period include:  Star Wars Club, Railroad Club and Fashion Club.  The staff has been working hard on bringing in new ideas.


This month the Lower & Middle School will host its annual Thanksgiving Feast for students and staff. The festivities will be on Wednesday, November 27th during lunch. 


The Trip to Stony Hill Farms on October 25th was a huge success. All of the groups managed to navigate through the giant maze. Pumpkins were picked along with a hayride. 



*November 7th & 8th - School Closed, Teacher Convention 
*November 13th - Parent/Teacher Conferences 
*November 27th - Annual Thanksgiving Feast
*November 28th & 29th - School Closed  


About Sage Day School 

Sage Day is a private, accredited, therapeutic school in Northern, New Jersey for students grades 4 through 12 who need a different learning environment. We are proud to offer three campuses: Sage Day Mahwah Lower & Middle School, Sage Day Boonton High School and Sage Day Rochelle Park High School. Typically, our students have been diagnosed as suffering from depression, school phobia, school avoidance, anxiety disorder and other issues. They are often described as being emotionally "fragile." By joining our supportive community, students find renewed confidence and success. 

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