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Mountain Way School Hours

GRADES K, 1, 2

Regular Hours:  8:20 am - 2:50 pm
Early Dismissal:  8:20 am - 12:45 pm
Delayed Opening:  10:20 am - 2:50 pm
Regular Hours:  8:45 am - 1:45 pm
Early Dismissal:  8:45 am - 11:15 am
Delayed Opening:  10:45 am - 1:45 pm
Grade 2 Lunch:  11:30 am
Grade 1 Lunch:  12:00 pm
Grade K Lunch:  12:30 pm      

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  • *In the event of snow this month, students will be permitted to play in the snow (temperature permitting) if they have snow boots with them.  Please keep this in mind should we have any accumulation in January.
    *Students cannot be dropped off before 8:00 am unless they participate in the before-care through the YMCA.  Especially with the cold weather, the doors to the school do not open until 8:00 am.  It is critical the students remain supervised by a parent until that time.  They will not be permitted in the school or on the playground prior to that time.
    *Please follow our drop-off rules.  If you wish to walk your child up the hill (even a little bit), you must park outside of the drop-off zone.  When cars remain in the drop-off zone unattended, it creates traffic problems throughout that section of Mountain Way. 
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Welcome to Mountain Way School

A Welcome Message from the Principal 
 *Where the stars of tomorrow shine brightly today*
 Mountain Way School is an early childhood learning community serving the needs of Morris Plains’ children in preschool through second grade. Our school philosophy embraces each child entering school and recognizes his or her unique needs, abilities, aptitudes, and interests. A creative, caring, and competent professional staff encourages every child to learn, grow, and flourish within a challenging yet supportive environment. Children develop positive self-esteem coupled with a love for learning, acquisition of knowledge, and problem solving skills.  We look forward to partnering with you through your child's early school experience.  For more information about out school or programs, please contact Lindsay Vieira, Principal at 973-538-0339 x1 or

Morris Plains Public Schools will hold their annual Kindergarten Registration and Screening on March 25, 26 and 27 at Mountain Way School.    Any parents who have Kindergarten age children should contact Mrs. Cristie Bruhn at Mountain Way School (973 538-0339, option 1 or to be added to the registration list.  Registration packets and appointment times will be mailed out the beginning of March.

Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2015, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten.  A birth certificate, proof of residence and health information are required at the registration.
"You're Not the Boss of Me"
Motivating Strong-Willed Toddlers, Tweens & Teens with America’s Calm Coach Kirk Martin & his son, Casey

How do you motivate a child who looks right at you and doesn't listen? What about a teenager who has shut down or become defiant? Consequences and external motivation don’t work. So how do you help your child live up to his potential without crushing his spirit? Kirk will show you 10 ways to spark your child’s internal motivation so you can enjoy a confident, purposeful child.

• Get your kids to listen the first time.

• Say no and stop the entitlement mentality.

• Stop the eye rolling and backtalk immediately.

• Motivate kids who are angry, negative or overwhelmed.

• Get your kids to stop playing video games and texting without a fight.

All are welcome. Perfect for parents with kids ages 2 - 22!
TWO workshops - Evening March 4th & Morning March 5th - both have the same content.
Sponsored by P.A.C.E. (Parent Advocacy Council for Education)
Celebrate Calm
Register at the links below. The Morristown location will be emailed to registrants shortly.