Montclair Cooperative School, Montclair Film and Partners for Health invite you to celebrate compassion through a series of films, challenges and events that raise awareness and encourage compassion, empathy, and kindness. Throughout the month of April, students are encouraged to perform and post acts of kindness to #MFKindnessChallenge - and encourage others to do the same! These can be simple acts like walking a neighbor's dog, volunteering at a food pantry, or simply writing a nice note to a friend or family member. One good deed can create a domino effect and improve the days of dozens of people! [...]
The Co-op Community Benefit is the single largest fundraising event for the Co-op! Please join us in the spirit of cooperative giving for a night of community, fun, and good food. As you know, tuition does not cover the cost of a Co-op education in its entirety. We rely on your generosity to enhance the wide range of programs we offer to our students and faculty. Tickets for the event are available NOW on our event website at montclaircoop.org/benefit2019 We look forward to seeing you on April 13th.
Max Stossel, an award-winning poet, and filmmaker, named by Forbes as one of the best storytellers of the year will comes to the Co-op on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Save the date! Max Stossel is also the Head of Education for the Center for Humane Technology, an organization of former tech insiders and CEOs dedicated to realigning technology with humanity's best interests. He is coming to the Co-op to offer us support as 21st-century parents facing the challenges of technology. To reserve your place, order tickets using the form below or at montclaircoop.org/parentedtickets
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 [...]
Every year Co-op students and their families collect Thanksgiving food to donate to the St. Peter's Haven Community Pantry in Clifton. Then the 6th grade, under the guidance of their teacher, Meredith, deliver the dozens and dozens of items .
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 [...]
Thank you to all who attended the Forest Street Festival. What a delightful day! […]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]