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 February 21, 2O2O

STRATEGIC PLANNING  3/24/2020 & 4/15/2020

Strategic Planning is an integral step in school districts' efforts towards continuous improvement.  Somerset Hills School District invites parents, staff, students, and members of our community to help recraft and review the district's current Strategic Plan at the following sessions:.  

  • Tuesday, March 24 - 6 pm in BHS Media Center (snow date Thursday, March 26)
  • Wednesday, April 15 - 6 pm in BHS Media Center

We hope that you will participate in either or both of these evenings, and we look forward to hearing your ideas.   ----------------------------------------------------


2/28/2020 TROOP 150 BSA CPK FUNDRAISER 2/28-BRIDGEWATER

BSA Troop 150 has partnered with California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in Bridgewater for a fundraiser on 2/28.  Please come out for dinner to show your support for Troop 150 of Bernardsville. CPK will be donating a portion of the proceeds to our Troop. Click here for flyer


3/1/202020TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Sunday, March 1, 2:00-5:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Twenty years ago on February 27, 2000, the doors of the new Bernardsville Public Library building opened for the first time. Join us to celebrate 20 years of serving the community with an open house. Photographs by Bernardsville Middle School students will be displayed in the Community Room, and mementos of Bernardsville Library history will be on display in the foyer cases.Open house: 2:00 - 5:00 pm Ice sculpting on the patio: 2:00 - 3:00 pm Remarks by local dignitaries: 3:15 pm Music and cake!


3/6/2020 SING-ALONG WITH "MUSIC IN THE SOMERSET HILLS"

Friday, March 6, 10:30-11:00 am www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118 Sing, clap, dance and more with Alison Siener Brown. For children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years of age with caregiver. Free. No sign-up is needed.


3/6/2020 GAMING CLUB!

Friday, March 6, 3:00-4:45 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118

www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Bring your own console (Switch, XboxOne, Ps4, etc.) with extra controllers or handheld device. Share, discover and discuss your love of gaming with fellow gamers! Grades 6-12. Free. No sign-up is needed.


6/22/2020 NJ AUDUBON DAY AND OVERNIGHT SUMMER NATURE CAMPS

NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary offers Summer Nature Day Camps at our sanctuary in Bernardsville, NJ ​for children Pre-K to entering Grade 6​, and overnight adventure camps at the Barnegat Bay and Delaware Water Gap​ for children entering Grades 6 –10 .  Pre-care and post-care available.​ Early Bird Discount is available until midnight on March 15, 2020. Click here for flyer


5/1/2020 ALL 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN VARSITY BERNARDS CHEER!

It is that season again and Bernards Varsity Cheer is so excited for the incoming 8th graders! If you are interested in joining please email Coach Taylor tmastrologo@gmail.com ! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! JOIN our team!


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 2/22/2020 VOLCANOES WITH PEARL OBSERVATORY

 Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville; 908-766-0118 www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Learn all about volcanoes and volcanic rocks. Then join us outdoors to watch a model volcano erupt.  Ages 5 & up with caregiver. Advance registration is required at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org



  NATURE DAY CAMP AT RARITAN HEADWATERS ASSOCIATION

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2/22/2020 WEST AFRICAN ART ON THE EAST COAST

(Adults) Presented by Dr. Michael Norris. Explore the cultural tapestry of West Africa through centuries of art from within its 18 present-day countries, especially the Benin kingdom of the Edo people.  Saturday, February 22 at pm Click here to register: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/3118303


2/23/2020 CITY WINDS TRIO TO PLAY RAGTIME MUSIC AT BERNARDSVILLE LIBRARY

Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville; 908-766-0118 www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Join us for this free concert celebrating the great American music called Ragtime. City Winds Trio will perform music by Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, and Charles “luckith” Roberts. Each selection will be introduced with some historical information and context. The trio will also be available for questions. The performers are Crispian Fordham, flute; Meredyth Coleman, oboe; and Yuki Higashi, bassoon. This concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.


2/23/2020 Teen Knitting at CDPL

Kids Ages 11-18     1:00 - 2:30pm                                                              

Bring your knitting or crochet project and get some tips from a pro!  Or just hang out with new friends & grab a few snacks! Adults welcomed!!

Clarence Dillon Public Library -- Bedminster.


2/25/2020 USING QUICKBOOKS TO MANAGE A BUSINESS

Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville; 908-766-0118 www.bernardsvillelibrary.org Every small business can benefit by learning how to use QuickBooks to manage invoices, keep track of sales information, manage bank accounts, and create financial reports. This workshop, led by Josh Klar, a QuickBooks expert and SCORE volunteer, will demonstrate how QuickBooks can be an essential tool for managing a business. Free. Advance sign-up is requested at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org.


      2/26/2020 BHS FOOTBALL NEW PLAYER ORIENTATION

     It's time now to start building for next season and that begins with New Player Orientation This an event     for 8th graders interested in learning how to join the Bernard's High School Football Team. Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, February 26th, in the BHS Faculty Cafeteria - which is located just off the main cafeteria.Please share this message with anyone you know who might be interested in playing football for the high school.


2/28/2020 BHS MUSICAL - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE

SAVE THE DATE: BHS Spring Musical  - The Drowsy Chaperone - February 28-March 1

Bernards High School will present its Spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone on Friday, February 28 at 7PM, Saturday, February 29 at 2 PM and 7PM, and Sunday, March 1 at 2PM in the BHS Performing Arts Center.  Watch the stage come to life as an anti-social musical theater buff tells the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her melodramatic chaperone, the debonair groom and a host of others who mixed up in the madness. It's clever, fun and filled with one show-stopping number after another.  "Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $15 for adults and will be sold at the door at each performance. The box office accepts cash and checks only. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com. For additional information, please email bhspacparents@gmail.com.


2/29/2020 FAMILY MOVIES AT CDPL

Come watch as we present 2 movies both celebrating 80 years of fun & entertainment: Tom & Jerry  and Disney's Pinocchio 11:00 & 1:00 showings --- Clarence Dillon Public Library, Bedminster.


3/1/2020 FARMSTEAD THROUGH THE CENTURIES - COLONIAL CONCERT

The Farmstead Through the Centuries - Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm Anne Enslow (hammered dulcimer) & Ridley Enslow (fiddle) present a new concert sampling music and historic events from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The Enslow's famous “limberjack” will make an appearance! Fun for all! Tickets recommended https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-farmstead-through-the-centuries-sunday-march-1-2020-at-200-pm-tickets-64809682505  Click here for flyer


3/2/2020 SING BEETHOVEN WITH THE SOMERSET HILLS CHORUS

The Somerset Hills Chorus, directed by Stephen Sands and open to anyone 14 and up, is part of Music in the Somerset Hills. This spring, MISH presents a concert with the Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 250th birthday of Beethoven. We will be performing the 9th "choral" symphony as well as some parts of the Mass in C. The concert is on Sunday, April 26 at 5pm at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Information and signups can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-oF0H1uj1wMbiPNaYg88wG-lrp9Z8wi5TQbdDJuTm28mGWg/viewform  


3/7/2020 PYSANKY UKRAINIAN EGG WORKSHOP

Try your hand at Ukrainian Pysanky Egg decorating in a fun workshop led by Odarka Polanskyj Stockert. March 7 (two sessions - 10am and 2pm). Registration is required by February 27! https://farmsteadartscenter.org/fa-home/classes-camps/ Participants will a share a unique hands-on experience to create these colorful masterpieces using a traditional “wax-resist” method Click here for flyer


3/13/2020 FROM THE MOUTHS OF OWLS

Friday, March 13 at 3 pm  (Grades 3-5) Discover clues of how owls live by dissecting and studying owl pellets. Presented by the Somerset County 4-H Association. Please click here to register: https://sclsnj.libnet.info/event/3630362


3/23/2020 FENTANYL DOCUMENTARY AND FREE NARCAN TRAINING

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REGISTRATION FOR THE SOMERSET HILLS LACROSSE CLUB 2020 SEASON IS NOW OPEN! GIRLS REGISTRATION IS FULL

Registration for all boys in grades 2 through 8 interested in playing lacrosse for the 2020 season is now open.  Online registration can be accessed at www.somersethillslacrosse.com.  Registration cost is $300.

Registration for boys and girls in grades K through 2 will open at a later date.


UNTIL 04/01//2020 PRESCHOOL TUITION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Do you know a family that needs help to afford the cost of preschool? Tuition assistance can make it possible for 3- and 4-year-olds in this area to attend a quality preschool program. Preschool Advantage has been assisting families in Morris and Somerset counties for 25 years. Applications are now available for the 2020-2021 academic year, with priority funding given to those who apply by March 1, 2020.  To learn more about Preschool Advantage and the application process, visit www.preschooladvantage.org, call (973) 532-2501, or info@preschooladvantage.org email.

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4/1/2020 SUMMER ART CAMPS AT THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

Summer Art Camps at The Center for Contemporary Art are from June 22 - August 28.  Parents love our Summer Art Camps... "My son couldn't wait to get to camp each day!"  "Great range of work. I couldn't believe how much they accomplished in just one week.""My daughter really enjoyed it! The art teachers were excellent and very caring! Thanks so much!" Summer Art Camps provide your child with the chance to have fun while expressing their creativity in painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, pottery and more... Weekly full- and half-day summer art camps for children and teens ages 5-15 years old stimulate creative expression through projects, themes and activities that change each week! Taught by professional teaching artists, your child will develop important artistic techniques and learn about the principles of visual art, historical periods, and well-known artists. Use the Coupon Code EARLYREG20 by April 1st and receive $25 off per registration, per child! Register online at www.ccabedminster.org Registration fee includes all materials. 


5/1/2020 INTERESTED IN JOINING BERNARDS HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY CHEER? 

All 8th Graders interested in VARSITY CHEER for the 2020-2021 FALL, EMAIL Coach Taylor tmastrologo@gmail.com ! The new season is approaching fast! We need cheerleaders to help us cheer for Bernards Varsity Football Team and join us in multiple competitions throughout the fall and winter seasons! No experience needed! EMAIL US IF INTERESTED! 


HPV VACCINATION IS CANCER PREVENTION!  

All boys and girls ages 11 to 12 should get the vaccine.   The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is a very common virus that can cause several cancers.  The HPV vaccine protects against the virus and the cancers it can cause. 

Click here for HPV Info Packet


6/1/2020 ALL 8th GRADERS INTERESTED IN VARSITY BERNARDS CHEER!

It is that season again and Bernards Varsity Cheer is so excited for the incoming 8th graders! If you are interested in joining please email Coach Taylor tmastrologo@gmail.com ! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! JOIN our team to compete in multiple competitions AND cheer on Bernards Varsity Football! 


6/6/2020 ALL 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN VARSITY BERNARDS CHEER!

It is that season again and Bernards Varsity Cheer is so excited for the incoming 8th graders! If you are interested in joining please email Coach Taylor tmastrologo@gmail.com ! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! JOIN our team to compete in multiple competitions AND cheer on Bernards Varsity Football! 


6/22/2020 WATERSHED UNIVERSITY-RARITAN HEADWATERS ASSOCIATION 

Participants spend a week learning from experts in the environmental field, examining environmental and social topics that affect local and global resource conservation challenges.

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