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North Plainfield Students Attend and Achieve

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Students who attend school regularly achieve more. In North Plainfield we are happy to share that student achievement and student attendance are both on the rise.

This relationship between attendance and achievement may appear early in a child's school career, even as early as preschool and kindergarten. With this in mind, the North Plainfield Schools embarked upon a focused effort to share information about the attendance-achievement relationship and support families in a structured and proactive way that results in greater time in school and more time that students are engaged in learning.

For a second consecutive year, all of North Plainfield’s elementary schools showed significant gains in attendance. Attendance in the early grades is critically important so that students receive a strong base of learning and adopt healthy attendance patterns that they are likely to carry with them in their future years of education.

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Overall, chronic absenteeism, defined as students missing 10% or more of the school year, decreased in 2016-2017 from 8.4% to 7.7%. This dramatic improvement occurred despite an overall enrollment increase of nearly 1% in the past year. “Having a comprehensive approach to partnerships between schools, families, and communities allow schools to build on their strengths. Our approach in regards to increased student attendance is one that fosters positive attitudes about school and enhancing our communication and collaboration efforts with families”, remarked East End School Principal John Ferguson.

The trend toward increased attendance growth is forecasted to continue as the district extends its efforts in the upcoming year and works in partnership with families toward maximizing every student’s school experience. 

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What’s Happening at Holy Savior Academy

November 22, 2017

Editor's Note - The articles below were written by students at Holy Savior Academy

HALLOWEEN – Nick R.

Holy Savior Academy celebrated Halloween in many different ways this year:  parties, parades and crafts are just a few of the activities the participated in.  There was a Halloween parade where all of the children gathered around and walked outside of the school into ...

Missing: Have You Seen Duchess?

November 20, 2017

PLAINFIELD, NJ -Have you seen Duchess? Duchess is white with a black patch on her face and is a pit mix.

Duchess was LOST on October 27 in Plainfield near S 2nd Street and Rock Avenue. 

For more info or to contact Duchess's owner, click here.

 

Attend North Plainfield BOE Meeting Wednesday in Support of Dr. McLaughlin

November 13, 2017

North Plainfield Parents and concerned citizens of North Plainfield, please plan on attending Wednesday night's Board of Education Meeting (November 15, 2017, 7:30PM, East End School) in support of Dr. McLaughlin, Superintendent of Schools. It is critical that our/your Board of Education understands how much we value the efforts of Dr. McLaughlin and Ms. Vella and our desire to renew his ...

Obituaries

- Oct 26, 2017
Robert N. Merkle – Plainfield Robert N. Merkle, 88, died Thursday, (October 26, 2017) at ...
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40th Annual Festival Of Trees Begins December 1

November 22, 2017

 

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

The 40th Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 2 and will remain ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, November 30, 7:00 PM

Scotch Plains Public Library, Scotch Plains

Lisa Bleich and Beth Cassie to present Owning the ...

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Sat, December 2, 9:00 AM

Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Peppermint Boutique - Craft Fair

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Sat, December 2, 10:00 AM

Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

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Sun, December 3, 10:00 AM

Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

Friends of Lord Stirling Stable Winter Holiday ...

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Mon, December 4, 10:00 AM

Lord Stirling Stable, Basking Ridge

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Somerville Approves Free Downtown Parking During Holiday Season

November 21, 2017

SOMERVILLE, NJ - As expected, the Borough Council last night continued its longstanding holiday tradition of waiving parking fees between Thanksgiving and New Year’s to help boost retail traffic in the downtown area.

The resolution, which passed unanimously, waives parking fees in Lots 1, 2, 4 and 6. A pre-existing holiday and weekend parking ordinance was amended to include Lot 4 ...

Warren Church Delivers 3800 Pounds of Food to Sister Parish for Thanksgiving

WARREN, NJ - The Knights at Our Lady of the Mount loaded up a truck and delivered 118 boxes of food, 3800 lbs. in total, to its sister parish Most Holy Name of Jesus in Perth Amboy on Saturday.

An additional monetary gift of  $1325 was also provided.

“The parishioners of Most Holy Name of Jesus were extremely grateful for the generous outpouring from our parish community and they ...