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October begins with the Week of Respect, a multi-faceted program which engages students in building awareness about bully type behaviors and helpful methods for increasing tolerance.


Olive's training is progressing!  Our soon to be therapy dog is attending a fall workshop on October 5th where she will be working with a girl scout troop on fun training scenarios. Stay tuned to Olive updates!


September 18th was Back to School night which was attended by most of our parents. Staff training on the use of the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) occurred on September 26th. The SRI will assist teachers in determining and monitoring the reading level of our students and provide assistance to teachers, parents and students regarding the selection of reading materials which are appropriate at the appropriate level for that student.

*October 1- 4 - Week of Respect
*October 2- Parent Association Meeting
*October 24 - Teacher in Service Day, School Closed
*October 25 - Stony Hills Farm Field Trip
*October 31 - Halloween/Fall Festival, 12:45-2:15 P.M. 

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Sage Day at Rochelle Park is running in full swing. Our students have made their schedule changes, picked their clubs for the semester and elected the members to their Student Council. The winners of the election are:


President - Mr. Nick Hagarty

Vice-President - Mr. Marco Cicchino

Secretary - Ms. Kelly Dowd

Treasurer - Ms. Tiffany Ebanks


We have a packed calendar for October, with many exciting upcoming events.  Lee National Denim Day 2013 kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the event taking place on Friday, October 4th.  For a donation of $1, students may wear a hat all day and for a donation of $5, staff may wear jeans that Friday.  All donations will be sent to the American Cancer Society.


On September 24th, our Juniors and Seniors were treated to a very informative presentation by Centenary College. This innovative, liberal arts college is located in Hackettstown, NJ, and students were eager to ask questions.  Many are talking about planning a campus tour in the upcoming weeks.  We have scheduled a trip to Seton Hall University, in South Orange, NJ, on October 11th for all seniors who are interested in touring the campus. And, on October 17th, a representative from the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY, will be coming to our campus to talk about their school.


Our first Senior Parent Night will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Mr. Dan Montesano, our Career & College Transition Advisor, will be hosting this hour to discuss transitioning after Sage Day, as well as getting through the college application process. Our students have made a very positive connection to having Mr. Montesano on board. They have mentioned that they like having a "go-to" person on staff to answer their questions and provide assistance.  Right now, Mr. Montesano is working primarily with our Seniors to ensure that they are on the right track, and he will begin working with the Juniors in December.


Our students are starting to get excited about our annual soccer game, which will take place at Rochelle Park's Carlock Field the afternoon of Friday, October 4th. This year to make it even more interesting, the teams will be comprised of members of the students' Advisory Groups. Teams will include mixed grade levels. For example, a Senior/Freshman team will be playing against a Sophomore/Junior team. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, as well as the group exhibiting the most team spirit.  


And, what would the month of October be without Sage Day's annual Halloween Party? This fun-filled party is hosted by our very own Student Council and will take place on Thursday, October 31st.  


Upcoming Events
*October 7 & 8 - Picture Days
*October 11 - Progress Reports 
*October 16 - PSAT Exam 8AM-12PM
*October 24 - Professional Day, School Closed for Students
*October 25 - Our Mythbusters Club Trip
boonton campus
Now that the school year is underway and everyone has settled in, we hope that October will be a month of progress building on the foundations that we have started. Students and staff have had a chance to get familiar with the changes this year - such as new electives, changes to the building, new technology, and more. We look forward to using all these changes to make great strides in student success, achievement, growth and empowerment. 
All students went on an apple picking excursion to Alstede Farms. They returned with bags full of fresh apples and other produce along with smiles on their faces from the fresh air and wandering through the corn maze.  It was a beautiful sunny but brisk fall day which made for perfect hayrides and fun for all.
Student Council is off to a phenomenal start. There has been more interest and involvement in the Council than ever!  Each office had multiple candidates with the final elections resulting in:
President - Eric N.
Vice President - Ali R.
Secretary - Katie C
Treasurer - Courtney F.  
Class representatives are:
Taylor D., Rory L., Rachel L ., Kat K., Juliana W., Brianna N., Helena M., Samara R., and Madison S.. 
Activities and projects are already well advanced in the planning steps. Look for many exciting things this year! 
*October. 17 - Progress Reports

*October. 18 - Pyramid Mt. Field Trip

*October. 24 - School Closed - Professional Day for Staff

*October. 28 - Nov. 1 - SPIRIT WEEK!

*October. 29 - Junior/Senior Parent College/Transition Night - 6:30P.M.


Sage In-District Services
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.
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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