Happy Pride Month from MCPK!
You are invited to join Miss Laura, Related Arts Garden/Environmental Science Teaching Artist, for outdoor garden work at the MCPK on Saturday, June 5th, 10:00 - 11:30am.

What:  Our outdoor space needs some TLC! We will weed, prune, and do some work to get our gardens in order including our Herb Garden, Edible Garden, Butterfly Garden, and Four Season Garden. This will be our first chance to welcome families to work together outside since Family Garden Day in April of 2019!

Who: Families and children are invited. No garden experience necessary! If you plan to bring your child(ren), please arrange to have one adult supervising - friend, partner, spouse, caregiver - so that someone is free to work on the garden. Children will be welcome and encouraged to work on the garden with supervision.

COVID Safety: The building will NOT be open for bathrooms.  Masks will be required for adults and children, while on school property. We will observe social distancing.  

Bring:  Your own labeled water bottle and snacks; pruners, shears, rakes, also labeled with your name if you have them (not necessary to attend!). Garden gloves if you like to wear them. Dress for the weather and to get dirty - sneakers or boots! Sunscreen and a hat. We are very much in need of weed whacking - please bring if you have one! In addition, if you would like to donate and bring annuals for us to plant - that would be lovely. Petunias, geraniums, zinnias, impatiens...any would be welcome. 

Where:  Enter through the driveway gate on Education Drive between the MCPK and the Board of Ed. 49 Orange Road, Montclair.

What else? We will have perennials to share as we divide them - perennial geranium, lamb's ear, golden rod, phlox. Plenty of cilantro!

 to let us know how many people will be coming. 

Be in touch as well, with any questions.

I am grateful beyond words for the opportunity
to welcome you back into our space.

Your friend in dirt,
Miss Laura
2020-2021 Moving Up Ceremonies

We will be having our Moving Up Ceremonies the second and third week of June (11th- 16th) on the MCPK Playground. In order to maintain social distancing, we are limiting attendees to two adults per child. If you have a unique family situation that requires additional adults, please email info@montclairprek.org with your request. Siblings are permitted to attend, but they must stay in the designated area, as other classes will be out on the playground during the ceremonies. 
Parents will enter the playground through the gate on the circular driveway off of Orange Rd. A staff member will do health screenings upon check-in, so please arrive 5-10 minutes before your classroom's start time. We ask that all guests, both adults and children over 2 years old, wear masks while on the playground and stay 3 feet from other families and students. There will be a seating area for Group A families and for Group B families as well as separate areas for photographs.     
Moving up celebrations for students and staff will take place in the classrooms after the ceremonies. Your teachers and communication parents will reach out to you with Classroom specific details about the ceremonies and the celebrations.
Friday, June 11th 
11:30 – Classroom 2A and 2B

Monday, June 14th  
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Classroom 3A and 3B
10:45 - 11:15 AM - Classroom 7

Tuesday, June 15th
 9:15 - 9:45 AM - Classroom 8A and 8B
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Classroom 9A and 9B
10:45 - 11:15 AM - Classroom 11A and 11B

Wednesday, June 16th 
9:15 - 9:45 AM - Classroom 10A and 10B
10:00 - 10:30 AM - Classroom 12A
10:45 - 11:15 AM - Classroom 12B
11:30 - 12:00 PM - Classroom 14A and 14B
Important reminder for School Photos

School photo proof cards and payment are due by
Tuesday, June 8th.

Choose the image you prefer and the finish you prefer it in (ie. black/white or color). Then, choose a package and return the proof card and payment to the school so that we can have them back by June 21st. If you submit the proofs after the 8th, Joy can not guarantee that they will be ready by the end of school.

Please read the information on the proof card carefully. There are several options and we want to be sure that you get the image, finish and package you would like.

If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn DeVito at cdevito@montclairprek.org.
MCPK Cookbooks Are Here!

The wait is over!
The MCPK Family Cookbooks are out for delivery.

We are still accepting last minute orders,
as we have a few extras.

Community Events

MAAHF To Honor
Grand Marshals and Ambassador
In Car Caravan on June 5

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation (MAAHF) plans to celebrate the honorees 2020-2021 Grand Marshals in a first ever Car Caravan! MAAHF encourages all to come out along the caravan route and cheer on the honorees and celebrate Montclair’s African-American history and culture. At the conclusion of the caravan, MAAHF will join in the community celebration for longtime leader, business owner and former MAAHF Grand Marshal, Mr. Celess Young at Young’s World of Beauty located at 307 Orange Road.

Pride Celebration
Activities This Weekend

Friday, June 4th:
Montclair Township invites the community to a Pride flag-raising ceremony at Town Hall at 3:00pm.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

Friday, June 4th:
Join the Ner Tamid Community in celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride. The Shabbat evening worship service, beginning at 6:30pm, will elevate LGBTQ+ affirming texts and experiences. Following the service plan stay for a joyous evening of music, poetry, and community. The “Open Mic” concert will be featuring LGBTQ+ Artists and Allies. 

Important Dates

June 11th - 16th: Moving Up Ceremonies
June 18th: School closed in observance of

June 23rd and June 24th: Half Day Dismissal

June 24th: Last Day of School (no extended care)