• Dear MJS Families:


    It is a privilege and pleasure to be at MJS. This week, I had the opportunity to speak with students through social studies classes. This was a good time to meet students as the marking period is ending next week. I reminded students about the importance of goal setting and reflecting on those goals as the marking period comes to an end. I look forward to getting to know your children as the year progresses. Also, thank you to the parents who attended our PTO meeting this week. The strong connection between home and school will facilitate continued growth within our children and I look forward to celebrating their successes together. A significant component of that connection is our PTO. I encourage parents to attend our PTO meetings as we continue to work together to create strong activities and programs for our children. Information pertaining to PTO events and activities can be found here

    Next week, the first marking period ends on November 8. School is also closed on November 9 and 10. Sixth grade students brought home yesterday information on our sixth grade family night which takes place on November 16. The night will help sixth grade parents and students learn more about the middle school experience at MJS. Peer leaders will be assisting us during that night and talk about their experiences as a middle school student. The permission slip form can be found here and should be returned to the main office by Wednesday, November 8.

    As we move forward, please keep the following dates in mind:

    8 November                         End of Marking Period 1

    9-10 November                    Schools Closed

    16 November                       Sixth Grade Family Night

    17 November                       Marking Period 1 Grades and Comments Available via Genesis

    20-21 November                  Parent-Teacher Conferences

    20-22 November                  Single Session

    23-24 November                  Schools Closed

    28 November                       Coffee with the Principal 6:30 PM 

    Finally, congratulations to boys soccer for winning their semi-final match 5-2. They will play Pequannock in the championship tomorrow at 2:45 in Boonton Township. I hope everyone has a great weekend!



    Louis F. Caruso, Ed.D.