RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph Township Schools will celebrate American Education Week with a variety of special events including school family nights and reading activities in November.

Center Grove Elementary School will host a Family Fun Night on Tuesday, November 14 said Principal Mario Rodas. The evening will feature four special sessions. Families will spend some time in the music room playing percussion instruments and learning and singing a song. A physcial education session will offer parents the change to see what their children do in P.E. including integrating technology with exercise, finding out what a max heart rate is and jumping rope. Next, the art session will feature oil pastels to draw, papers to cut, glue and collage and clay to make a pot. Finally, a library media session will offer families the chance to enjoy Makerspace, create a paper plate marble maze or paper plate pinball game, a Lego task challenge and a marshmallow challenge.

Fernbrook Elementary School Principal Dr. Michelle Telischak said she is excited to invite all of Fernbrook's K-5 families to a family fun evening on November 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. "The goal of the event is to bring Fernbrook families together for fun and engaging activities to support reading and math instruction as well as the leader in me initiative," Telischak said. "We hope to see all of our K-5 families attend."

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The event will feature five stations for students and families to participate in including Makerspace, literacy games, brain breaks, better together teamwork and leader in me, she said.

Ironia Elementary School is also planning a Family Fun Night on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. During this time, parents and students will participate in sessions led by teachers, said Principal David Kricheff.

On November 13, Shongum School Principal Dr. Cliff Burns will host a "Learning Walk" for parents. This will be a coffee chat with the principal followed by a school learning walk and some student presentations.

On November 15, Randolph High School's Tomorrow's Teachers will host parents from 9-10:30 a.m. and give them a guided focus tour of the high school's classes and programs, said RHS Principal Debbie Iosso.

Randolph Middle School students will "Drop Everything and Read" on November 17 for 30 minutes as part of the fun, said Principal Dr. Dennis Copeland. In addition, Dr. Copeland said he will send out daily messages to parents on tips for raising a middle school child. Topics will include helping your child succeed; successful transitions; social interactions and peer pressure.