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Our students have made a successful adjustment to the 2014-15 school year at Sage Day Boonton. Indications of individual student progress will be reflected on Progress Reports which will be available in PowerSchool beginning October 10th. Please refer to our revised calendar as changes have been made regarding progress reporting dates. In addition, we have moved the Annual Arts Festival from March 26th to June 11th and added an 8th grade graduation ceremony to be held on June 23rd.


Thanks to all the parents who came out to meet the staff and follow student schedules on Parent Night held on September 18th. We hope to welcome everyone again on November 13th for Parent-Teacher Conferences.


Elective course offerings were presented to the sophomores, juniors, and seniors for input regarding preferences. The winners were: Martial Arts, Music Workshop, Art Workshop, and Technology for the first marking period. These options may change quarterly based on student interest. Mr. Montesano, college and career coordinator, has scheduled meetings with all of our seniors to discuss college plans and to ensure that post-secondary plans are completed and on track. In addition, Mr. Montesano has been able to get some of our seniors participating in community internship programs.


Sage Day Boonton celebrated the end of September by organizing a hike and picnic on September 26th at the Tourne Park in Boonton. The students had an opportunity to select a trail suited to their fitness level and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather and foliage. This trip also served to get our students in shape for the October senior kickball game. In recognition of the statewide Week of Respect (October 6-10), students will attend a presentation by Josh Gunderson on Cyberbullying on October 9th at Sage Day Rochelle Park in the morning and participate in a friendly game of kickball between the seniors from each school in the afternoon.


The Student Council and the Gay Straight Alliance Club are meeting weekly and officers have been elected. The Board Game Club is attempting to make a debut at Sage Day Boonton and will also meet weekly if students are interested in participating. As our campus continues to grow with the addition of an 8th grade as well as new students across all grades, our upperclassman have been brainstorming to find ways to make our new students welcome. Suggestions include an ice cream social, picnic, competitive games, and a buddy system. 



* October 6-10 - Week of Respect

October 16 - Pumpkin Picking at Alstede Farm

* October 24 - Early Dismissal for Students, Professional Development for Staff

* October 27 - 31 - Spirit Week/Halloween

* November 13 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 1-7:30 p.m.    


mahwah campus


The school year is barely a month old, but students at Sage Day Lower &  Middle School have already took part in a full slate of fun and educational activities and learning experiences. After successfully kicking off the school year, students celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner by participating in a distance learning event that was live-streamed from Ft. McHenry National Park in Maryland.  Students got to learn more about the history of our National Anthem while watching students from around the country put together the largest living flag. 


Also in September, students went on their first field trip to Camp Vacamas in West Milford, NJ.  At Vacamas, students participated in large group team-building activities and small group challenge activities, in addition to enjoying a hike in the woods. Parents were also welcomed into the building in September, as Parent Night was held where they could meet all teachers and therapists and learn more about the Sage Day Lower & Middle School program. Lastly, with September turning into October, student council campaigns and elections were held as students made signs and gave speeches in hope of gaining a position on the council.


October looks to be just as exciting as September as we start things off with our Week of Respect. During the Week of Respect, 7th and 8th grade students will be visiting Sage Day at Rochelle Park High School in order to enjoy an informative assembly on bullying. Also in October, students will go on their annual field trip to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, NJ, where they will enjoy a hay ride, pick pumpkins, and find their way out of a large corn maze. October caps off with our annual Halloween Party which is always a big hit for both students and staff members.


* October 6-10 - Week of Respect

Monday - Sock it to Bullying  -  Crazy Sock Day
Tuesday - It's Cool to Care"  - Funky sunglasses day
Wednesday - Let's CoExist"  - pot luck lunch to represent your culture or heritage
Thursday - Put a Cap on Conflict -  Crazy Hat Day

Friday - Put Bullying to Bed -- Pajama Day

* October 23 - Trip to Stony Hill Farm

* October 31 - Halloween Party  


RP campus


Sage Day in Rochelle Park is back in full swing with a packed calendar of events for October. 


Our Student Council elections were held on September 18th and our President for his second term is Nick. Our Vice President  is Catherine (a.k.a. "Cat"). Treasurer is Marco and Secretary is Elma.


Progress Reports are scheduled to come out today. Parents can access their child's progress report utilizing Powerschool at the following website:

They can then log on using their parent access ID and password that was sent to them in our August welcome packet.


Today, we will be having our annual soccer game. This year, we will combine our senior advisory homerooms with our freshmen advisory homerooms, while the juniors will be combined with the sophomore advisory homerooms. These four teams will meet outside on the field to compete for the coveted advisory Green Bear trophies. The team who shows the most team spirit will be treated to donuts the next morning during their advisory group. 


Picture Days will be October 7th and October 8th. This is also the time for parents to order a laminated photo ID for their student. This is especially helpful and most important for younger students who do not have a driver's license. Cost is $15. 


Rochelle Park is hosting a special presentation on internet safety on October 9th from

9:00 - 10:30. All the students and staff from our Boonton high school campus will be traveling to Rochelle Park to join us, as well as the 7th & 8th graders from our Mahwah campus. This presentation on Social Media Safety will also be made available to all our parents from all our campuses on the evening of October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at our Rochelle Park campus.


Sage Day will be participating in Lee Denim Day, where all donations benefit breast cancer research. For a $1 donation, students can wear hats and for a $5 donation, staff can wear jeans that day.


Mr. Montesano will be organizing a Senior Parent Night on the evening of October 16th at 7:00 p.m. He will provide information for parents about the college application process and how they can best support their child during their senior year. Mr. Montesano will also be discussing transition options for students, including: college, vocational schools, employment, gap year and how we can help our students prepare for graduation.


On Friday, October 17th, Sage Day's Mythbuster's Club will be taking their annual trip. This year, they will be traveling to Scranton, PA, to visit The Houdini Museum, that is inside a 100-year old building, that has been entirely renovated. The Houdini Museum features memorabilia, artifacts, mannequins and films of this master magician. 


Our Student Council is busy cooking up a frightfully wonderful party for Halloween on Friday, October 31st. 


Upcoming Events

* October 3 - Progress Reports
* October 11 - SAT EXAM in RP, 7:45 a.m.
* October 15 - PSAT EXAM 8:00-12:00 p.m. 

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 small, personalized  learning environment. Academically, Sage Day has adopted the Common Core States Standards initiative and meets the rigorous standards of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. We compliment our strong academics with a comprehensive clinical program in which intensive individual, group and family therapy are fully integrated into the school day. Typically, our students have been diagnosed as suffering from depression, school phobia, school avoidance and anxiety disorder. 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. For more information please visit


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