Summit Full-Day Kindergarten Tuition Lowered 23% for 2018-19 as Superintendent Targets 'Sustainable Solution' for Universal Program Beginning Following Year

November 19, 2017

SUMMIT, NJ - The Summit Board of Education, at its November meeting, voted to approve a tuition-based Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) program for the 2018-19 school year with a full tuition rate of $5,500 per year, a $1,650 annual tuition for those on the federal reduced-rate lunch program and $550 for those on the free lunch program. The fees represent a 23.35 percent drop in the ...

Summit-Based Student/Partner Alliance 'Family' Gathers, Pitches In at Community FoodBank of NJ

HILLSIDE, NJ - Amid music and conversation, Summit-based Student/Partner Alliance's 'family' began their Thanksgiving celebration by gathering in the service of the hungry of the Garden State, with the students, partners, mentors and family members from Student/Partner working for two hours at the Community FoodBank of NJ.

Donning hairnets and surgical ...

Sotheby's Summit Partners with Longtime Summit H.S. Teacher to Help Beautify Its New Home, Provide Student Scholarships

SUMMIT, NJ - On the day they are set to host the gala Grand Opening of their new home, Prominent Properties Sotheby's International Realty (PPSIR) in Summit has detailed a creative collaboration with one of the Hilltop City's most creative educators -- Summit High School photography and computer graphics teacher Don Standing.

Standing's artwork is omnipresent throughout ...

Jefferson, Wilson Primary Center Tours Begin Nov. 13

SUMMIT, NJ - Tours for parents of prospective kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students will be conducted at both Jefferson School and Wilson School Primary Centers November 13 - 14 and December 4 - 6, respectively. Children who will be five-years-old by October 1, 2018, are eligible for Kindergarten, with children who will be three years of age by October 1, ...

UCC, Kean U. Extend and Expand Joint Admissions Agreement

CRANFORD, NJ  –Union County College and Kean University have extended their long-standing partnership through the signing of an expanded Joint Admissions Agreement.

Union County College President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was joined by Kean President Dr. Dawood Farahi at Union’s Cranford campus to sign the pact, which provides for a direct transfer of credits to ...

Oratory Prep Parents' Guild Speaker Series Event Nov. 16 Addresses Teen Drugs, Alcohol Dangers

SUMMIT, NJ - The topic of drugs and alcohol exposure, specifically what are the community's teens exposed to. will be illuminated when the Oratory Prep Parents' Guild hosts a special installment of their speaker November 16 from 7 - 9  p.m.

The parents only meeting will highlight the current trends in drug and alcohol use, signs of use and addiction and the resources ...

Oak Knoll Teacher Kutner Plays Pivotal Role in Holocaust Museum Exhibit Development

SUMMIT, NJ -  Paul Kutner -- Oak Knoll's World Languages Department chair and the school's director of Global Learning -- was instrumental in the creation of the “Conspiracy of Goodness” exhibit at the Kupferberg Holocaust Center on the campus of CUNY-Queensborough Community College in Bayside, Queens.

The exhibit focuses on residents of Le ...

Summit Board of Education Reviews Five-Year Facilities Plan Update, District PARCC Data

SUMMIT, NJ - The distinction between the “wants” and the “needs” of the Summit school district were outlined as part of the Five-Year Facilities Planning Update given by District’s architectural and engineering design consultant Michael Wozny of EI associates at the October 2017 Board of Education meeting at Summit High School.

While “eco labs” ...

The Connection Celebrates Two Decades of After-School Programming, Names O'Connor New Enrichment Director

SUMMIT, NJ - Responding to a request from the Summit Board of Education, The then-Connection for Women and Families opened, in September of 1997, their first on-site AfterSchool Program at Jefferson Elementary School. Designed to accommodate working parents in need of child care extended beyond the school day, AfterSchool Enrichment provided families with a safe, nurturing ...

Kent Place School Open House Events Set for Oct. 21-22

SUMMIT, NJ - Kent Place School will hold Open House events October 21 and 22 for prospective families, each of which will include a brief information session, a tour of the 26-acre campus, along with the opportunity to meet members of the faculty, administration, parents, students and admission staff. 

The Preschool at Kent Place

On Saturday, October ...

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Mon, November 20, 10:00 AM

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Terrific Twos Storytime

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Mother Goose Storytime

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Tue, November 21, 7:00 PM

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Family STEAM Club

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Intermediate Spanish Conversion Class Offered at Summit Area YMCA

November 6, 2017

Learn, Practice and Engage in Speaking Spanish this Fall

Give your conversational skills a boost and immerse yourself in Spanish in these fun, informative and engaging classes! You will learn about fascinating cultural topics, the fundamentals of the language, practice speaking, and expand your vocabulary.

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the United States and the third most ...