Greetings MCPK Garden Lovers!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out last weekend to help tend our gardens! We accomplished an amazing amount of work and it was wonderful to be together outside on a beautiful day.

Next up: Summer garden tending! 
You are invited to help. The link to sign up is HERE

There are only 10 weeks in summer so please,
just sign up for one week to start so we can share the fun.

Read the description but if you have any questions,

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

Nine wonderful moving up ceremonies down and one more to go! Thank you for joining us these last few days. It was so wonderful to have families here on the MCPK Playground IN PERSON!

We will be having the final Moving Up Ceremony for Classroom 11 on Tuesday, June 22nd. 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 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. In case of rain, we will set up tents for shelter.
Parents will enter the playground through the gate on the circular driveway off of Orange Rd. (Look for the balloons!). 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.     
Tuesday, June 22
11:00 AM - Classroom 11A and 11B


School is closed this Friday, June 18th, in Observance of Juneteenth.
Family Network Center
The Kiwanis Club of Montclair and Mountainside Hospital are co-sponsoring a FREE carseat safety check at Montclair High School this coming
Saturday, 6/19 from 9:00-12:00.
Community Events
June 17th: On Thursday, under the theme of “Black Reconstruction,” Montclair residents are encouraged to support Black-owned businesses in town.

June 18th: On Friday, under the theme of “Self-Reliance,” Vanguard Theater, in its new home at 180 Bloomfield Ave., will do a free performance and present the film “A Place to Become” at 7:00pm There will be a panel display on Montclair Black history. Vanguard will repeat its performance and film screening at 2:00pm Saturday as well.

June 19th: On Saturday, under the theme of “Family Unity,” celebrations start at 7:30am with the Montclair Black History 5K run and walk hosted by Fleet Feet Montclair at Edgemont Park. Then, from noon to 5:00pm there will be a Juneteenth Jubilee celebration at Glenfield Park. There will be music, dance, poetry, and more for the community to enjoy. Attendees are asked to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Important Dates

June 22nd: Classroom 11 Moving Up Ceremony
June 18th: School closed in observance of

June 23rd and June 24th: Half Day Dismissal

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