Education

Superintendent of Millburn Township Schools Update

MILLBURN, NJ - On Monday, Business Administrator, Cheryl Schneider, and I presented the school district’s 2017-2018 Preliminary Budget at the Board of Education meeting. It will now be submitted to the County for review and approval, and we will hold the Public Hearing on the budget on April 24th at 7:45 p.m. at the Education Center. 
 
Some of the priorities in the $87.4K SY budget are:

Curriculum and Instruction: Next Generation Science Standards &  Elementary Literacy

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Technology: Servicing with the Apple Lease; Initial Chromebook implementation

Washington School: Personnel; Transportation; Maintenance & Utilities
 
To see the entire budget presentation, including expenditures for the referendum projects and Washington School, please click here.
 
Chromebooks

I would like to focus on one of the priorities noted above: the initial implementation of Chromebooks, to be introduced next year in grades 5, 6 and 9. Providing individualized technology promises to advance teaching and learning, and increases engagement in the classroom for all of our 21st-century students. 
 
At the April 3rd Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Kyle Arlington, will share the district's roadmap for increased access to anytime, anywhere technology for the 2017-2018 school year in grades 5, 6 & 9.  The presentation entitled "21st Century Competencies:  The Digital Conversion" will focus on how the Chromebook initiative will move beyond simply note-taking and "remembering," and work towards transforming learning. A research-based "Case for Support" will also be shared at the time of the presentation.  Please join us to differentiate fact from fiction and learn more about this exciting endeavor!
  
Most Likely to Succeed

I invite you to learn more about how schools must innovate to prepare your children for their 21st-century futures at the presentation of the award-winning film, “Most Likely to Succeed,” on March 29. You have two opportunities to see this movie, at 11:30 a.m. at the Millburn Bow Tie Cinema (tickets required), or at 7:30 p.m. at the Millburn High School auditorium (free of charge, no ticket required). This film, based on the work of educator Tony Wagner, presents a new vision of American education, transitioning from a system designed during the Industrial Revolution for farmers and factory workers, to one that “puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process to prepare students for today’s economy.”  
 

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Millburn/Short Hills

Senior Rabbi of B'nai Jeshurun of Short Hills Leads 50 Adults to Israel

SHORT HILLS, NJ - Congregation B’nai Jeshurun’s Senior Rabbi, Matthew D. Gewirtz, led a group of 50 adults to Israel in early November. In addition to touring, the trip included Adult B’nai Mitzvah services and discussions with local leaders on various aspects of life in Israel.

Rabbi Gewirtz began his tenure as the Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in ...

Millburn Recreation Announces Return of SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientist Programs

March 25, 2017

Millburn Recreation is happy to announce the return of the SmartyCat Kids Junior Scientists program this Spring and Summer.  These programs will be available for all kids currently in grades Pre-K through 5.  Please see attached flyer for full details and dates.  The cost of the program is $150 for Spring program and $195 for Summer program (includes all supplies).

The Spring ...

Prada Store at The Mall at Short Hills Hit With Two Thefts, Private Residence Bulgarizied

March 28, 2017

On March 21, 2017, Millburn Police Officer Barbosa responded to the Prada store at The Mall at Short Hills on a credit card fraud report. Prada personnel report an Asian male wearing sunglasses, black hooded sweatshirt, and jeans attempted to purchase two handbags valued at $5170.00 using a counterfeit credit card. The actor left prior to the transaction being completed. Prada personnel ...

Don’t Mistake Leonard Lance’s Alleged ‘No’ Vote for Progress

March 19, 2017

After two disastrous town halls and constant protestors at his local offices, Congressman Leonard Lance has suddenly reversed course and announced that he would vote against the so-called Affordable Health Care Act. Sounds great, right? Well, no. It’s not quite that simple, and this deceptive statement should not mollify anyone who truly opposes the AHCA.

Let’s take a step back.

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Wed, March 29, 7:15 PM

Congregation Ohr Shalom- Summit JCC, Summit

The New American-Israeli Relationship: Crisis or ...

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Wed, March 29, 7:30 PM

Millburn High School, Millburn

Millburn PTOC Presents "Most Likely To Succeed" ...

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Thu, March 30, 12:00 PM

Temple B'nai Abraham, Livingston

NCJW/Essex presents In Her Combat Boots - Stories ...

Education Government Health & Wellness

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Sat, April 1, 9:00 AM

Greenbrook Country Club, Caldwell

SEVENTH ANNUAL ESSEX COUNTY MEET THE MAYORS EVENT

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Millburn Recreation Summer Camps

March 28, 2017

* MILLBURN RECREATION SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATIONS * (Mini-Day, Summer Playground & TGIS)

Registrations for the Millburn Recreation Department’s Summer Day Camps are now being accepted.  
You may register online for the Mini-Day Camps (Ages 4-5) at Taylor Park/So Mountain School or  Summer Playground  Camp (Ages 6 – 10) at Taylor Park ...

Millburn Par 3 Golf Opening Day

The Millburn Par 3 Golf Course opening day is scheduled for April 1, weather permitting.  For membership information visit our web site at www.twp.millburn.nj.us/recreation and click Pool, Golf & Tennis.  The Recreation office number is (973) 564-7095 and the clubhouse # is (973) 379-4156.  We welcome back our clubhouse manager Pat Hickey and his ...

Point View's Dietze Headline's BNN's 'Market Call', Says Investors Need to Exercise Caution

Point View's Wealth Management's Founder, President, and Chief Investment Strategist, David Dietze, live on the Business News Network relaying how to make money in stocks in 2017:

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Point View Wealth Management, Inc. works with families in Summit and beyond, providing customized portfolio management services and comprehensive financial planning, to develop and ...

Millburn Chamber of Commerce: Business at Breakfast

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for their next networking event. Business at Breakfast is scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 from 8:00 - 9:30 am.

Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill is welcoming Chamber and community members looking to get in some early bird networking with other local businesses. 

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In Your Community

Atlantic Health System Joins American Cancer Society in Fight Against Colorectal Cancer

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease. 

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women.