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Co-op Collects for Victims of Walnut St. Fire

Co-op families are collecting donations of clothing for the victims of a terrible house fire that broke out on Thursday, November 15, on the corner of Walnut and Valley Roads. The home was occupied by 10 tenants, including an 8-year-old boy.  No-one was hurt but the fire consumed the entire home, and all the occupants' personal belongings were destroyed.  Containers have been set up at the school to collect donations of: Socks, underwear, t-shirts in sizes Men's L and XL,  Women's small,  and children's clothes for the 8-year-old boy. Work clothes size L and XL for men Toiletries and gift [...]

2018-11-19T10:59:00+00:00November 19th, 2018|

7th and 8th Grade Experience Heifer’s Global Explorer Program 

This past summer our Co-op 7th and 8th grade students, in preparation for their Global Issues curriculum, were assigned the task of making a business plan to raise money for Heifer International, a charity dedicated to ending poverty while caring for the Earth.  Heifer International provides livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of people who struggle for reliable sources of food and income in 25 countries including the US. Their work aims to help families and communities to become self-reliant. Students took on the summer challenge by coordinating and [...]

2018-10-25T14:24:53+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Co-op primary students working with Artists In Education

Montclair Cooperative School's NJAIE (Artists In Education Residency Grant Program)* projects are off to a great start! Here are our third and fourth grade students are creating beautiful large puppets with visiting artist Zachary Green. They will use these puppets to perform plays written in conjunction with another visiting artist and storyteller, Eloise Bruce. Their plays will weave in information and facts they have discovered in their science curriculum. Third Grade science is studying the moon and our solar system and fourth grade is studying the New Jersey Meadowlands ecosystem. Performances will be on January 31st. Stay tuned for [...]

2018-01-11T09:55:52+00:00January 11th, 2018|

Into Space – 8th Graders conduct successful near space experiment

Congratulations to our 8th grade students who on December 6th conducted a successful near space launch and retrieval of their interdisciplinary math and science experiment using Sent into Space materials.  "This project was a true example of Co-op progressive and collaborative student-led learning," said 8th grade math teacher Meredith Kates.  "Students self selected into small group teams to envision and carry out all aspects of prepping the experiment, materials, launch and retrieval with support from teachers and parents." The payload contained: radish seeds that will be planted adjacent to their terrestrial cousins to see how exposure to the upper atmosphere affects [...]

2017-12-11T09:26:06+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Thanksgiving Food Drive for St. Peter’s Haven

Congratulations to our sixth graders on their efforts this year in support of the Co-op's annual Thanksgiving food drive for St. Peter's Haven.  Thank you so much to all the families who donated. Each year when we arrive at St Peter's Haven, our 6th graders' first task is to weigh the food donations. This year we brought 598 lbs of food and 32 turkeys! St Peter's was truly grateful for our donations and for the hard work of our students, as they weighed, sorted and stacked without pause all morning. Thank you so much to Early Ages assistant Emilee who  [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00December 3rd, 2017|

Observe the Eclipse at the Co-op

On Monday, August 21st New Jersey will see a Partial Eclipse of the Sun! You are all invited to the Co-op that day between 1pm and 3pm to observe the eclipse, discover some fascinating facts with science teacher Nancy, and enjoy fun eclipse activities. We will begin gathering at 1:00 pm. The eclipse starts at 1:22 pm.  It  will be at its Midway point when maximum coverage is reached at 2:45 pm. In case of clouds, we will be live streaming the event. If the sky is clear, we will be outside observing through our eclipse glasses and pinhole views. [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00August 9th, 2017|

Winners of Co-op Father’s Day Chess Tournament

On Sunday, June 18, the Co-op hosted its Father's Day Open Chess tournament, co-directed by Mike Somers and Steve Moctezuma.  The event was open to first through eighth-grade students from any school. Overall top place winners received trophies, and winners within each grade level received ribbons. Overall top place trophy winners in the first through third-grade group were Francis McGrath, first place; Carter Convey, second place; Henry Dodd, third place; and Cash Loncar, fourth place. Overall top place trophy winners in the fourth through eighth-grade group were Luka Loncar, first place; Caoba Nichim-Luta, second place; Dash Day-McLeod, third place; and Enzo Whetton, [...]

2017-12-11T09:27:37+00:00June 26th, 2017|