Gregory Elementary School in West Orange Launches Centennial Campaign

Victoria Kirsch, Tim Carter and Catherine Kuzik-Fernandez of Gregory School. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Rendering of the Centennial Plaza. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Gregory Elementary School PTA Centennial Committee has announced its plans for a Centennial Celebration launch, and the West Orange community is invited to join in. At the March 11 West Orange Township Council meeting, Gregory PTA President Tim Carter, along with Victoria  Kirsch and Catherine Kuzik-Fernandez, shared plans for the proposed Gregory Centennial Plaza.

The Centennial team also invited residents to their launch event at SuzyQue's Restaurant, 34 South Valley Road, West Orange, on Thursday, March 20, from 7-9 pm.

The committee will unveil its new centennial-themed school logo, created by graphic designer and Gregory parent Jonathan Selikoff, and the Commemorative Pavers fund raising program will be discussed.

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To celebrate the school's 100-year anniversary, a new Gregory Centennial Plaza located at the front of the school is planned. Commemorative engraved pavers containing the names of families, students, staff, and community members past and present, will be available for a $100 dollar purchase.

“We really want the whole community to rally around this important milestone,” said Tim Carter, Gregory Elementary PTA President.  “We believe the brick and paver effort will provide our students and community members with a lovely space to learn, laugh, and relax. We urge all community members to get involved to make this as memorable a year as possible.”

In addition to the pavers, the Plaza will contain benches, foliage and flowers, creating an environment conducive to outdoor classes and a welcoming gathering place for the community. Those interested in contributing a lasting legacy to Gregory School are encouraged to visit

The launch event only the beginning of the centennial celebrations. From now through June, the Gregory School PTA Centennial Committee will be announcing fun and sentimental events that include current and former Gregory families as well as the West Orange community.

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