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October 18, 2017

100-year-old Towaco Resident Honored at Montville Township Committee Meeting

GrandmaMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee had a special guest speaker at their Oct. 10 meeting; Senator Joseph Pennacchio, who honored Towaco resident Marie Eckstein, whose 100th birthday is Oct. 16. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Day Thrills Residents

PeopleeeeMONTVILLE, NJ – The weather was breezy and cloudy, music was in the air – and so was the delicious smell wafting from 11 trucks full of food and the joyful screams of laughter from kids having fun. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 16, 2017

 The Garden Club of Montville's November 1st program will be on "Winter Gardening" presented by Marc Zukovich. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Senior House, 356 Route 202. The Garden Club's website is http://www.gardenclubofmontville.com

October 12, 2017

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Proclaimed, Information on Aquifer Presented at Montville Township Committee Meeting

DayMONTVILLE, NJ – Oct. 6 was proclaimed Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day in Montville Township due to an initiative from the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and a joint resolution from the state assembly and senate. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Township Schools' Annual Report Presented at Board of Ed Meeting

MeetingggMONTVILLE, NJ – Assistant Superintendent of Schools Casey Shorter presented the Montville Township Public Schools’ “report card” at the Board of Education meeting held on Oct. 3. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville School District Caps off Week of Respect with School of Rock Concert

BandMONTVILLE, NJ – Montville Township public schools capped off the Week of Respect, observed Oct. 2-6, with a concert by the high school’s School of Rock. To read more click the following words, "click here"

October 03, 2017

Bench Dedicated at Camp Dawson to Fallen Teens

BenchMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Broncos football teams took time out from a pep rally held at Camp Dawson on Sept. 22 to dedicate a bench near the playground to fallen teens Samuel Cali and Leonidas Vagias. Both died in a tragic car accident last year at age 19, and both had played on the Broncos football team. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Twp Veterans Fly in B17 Bomber

VetMONTVILLE, NJ – Three Montville Township veterans were treated to a flight on a B17 bomber visiting northern NJ, as part of its tour along the east coast with the Experimental Aircraft Association. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Weiss Attains Eagle Scout Ranking

BoyscoutMONTVILLE, NJ – Troop 74 has one more Eagle Scout in its midst, as it held a Court of Honor for Nicholas Weiss on Sept. 16 at St. Pius X Church. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Parents of Teen Who Committed Suicide Try to Educate Other Parents on Depression, Suicide

Top_story_02eda8a560db395d4d02_Steven_and_Wendy_Sefcik_present_at_Montville_Township_High_School__2017_TAPinto_MontvilleMONTVILLE, NJ – Matt Sefcik remembers his 16-year-old brother T.J. stalked out the night T.J. died, even though T.J. had stalked out many other nights. But this time it was different. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Hilldale Elementary helps 400 Texas students who were victims of Hurricane Harvey

Grades K-5 chipping in on Wednesday, September 27 at 9AM to pack 400 backpacks with school supplies

Montville Township, NJ – Hilldale Elementary School in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has adopted the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., every student – Kindergarten through fifth grade -- at Hilldale Elementary, as well as teachers, volunteered to pack a backpack of supplies for a student at Lucian Adams Elementary School. Each Texas student will receive a backpack filled with a notebook, pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue, etc.  

Port Arthur is one of the many Texas towns recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  

Under the leadership of 2nd grade teacher Kelly Forst and 4th grade teacher Stacey Hogan and the Hilldale Student Council, students in K through 5, as well as their parents and faculty, have been actively collecting school supplies and other donations for the students at Lucian Adams Elementary.  

“We even have items for the teachers at Lucian Adams, said Forst.”  

There are 327 students enrolled at the Hilldale.

“Every student in Hilldale School – K through 5 -- packed a backpack for a student at Lucian School,” said Hogan. “All 327 children are included. We had a giant assembly line in our gym on Wednesday morning.  Our student council reps helped by assisting the K to 2 students with the packing.”

“All grade levels participated in this project,” noted Forst. “After students packed their backpack, they included a signed note to the student who will receive the backpack at Lucian.”

“This is a huge volunteer project,” said Principal Jill Cisneros. “The students at Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas are the same ages as our Hilldale students. Because of this, the students can relate to their loss. The students want to help. This is a great way to reach out to students in Texas”

In preparation for Wednesday’s event, 4th grade students organized all of the supplies. Student council representatives worked at the event to help organize the assembly lines.  

Student Council Advisors Jason Jones and Sandy Weber, and Hilldale Parent Teacher Council President Kristin Piper have been instrumental in making the project successful.

“Montville students have generous hearts!” Hogan noted.

Hilldale Elementary is one of seven Montville Township Public Schools facilities. The packing assembly line of K-5 students began at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Packing continued through 10:30 a.m.

“This project would not be possible without the generosity of Kristen Piper and the Hilldale PTC, and the entire Hilldale Community,” said Forst.

Four Hundred backpack bags were donated to this effort by Jetline Promotions and Progressive Promotions. In addition to packing the backpacks with the items donated by students, parents and faculty, the students are also looking for assistance in shipping the backpacks to the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  The Parent Teacher Council and individual parents have already offered to foot 20% of the shipping fees.

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Montville Library

Teen Halloween Lock-in

Friday, October 27th to Saturday the 28th, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 am

Spend a spooky night at the library! We’ll be watching movies, playing video games, doing art projects, and all sorts of things all night long. Pizza will be provided for dinner and breakfast options will be available. 

For Grades 6-12

Registration is required. Please see the Information Desk to get the permission slips needed to register. 

Lego Challenge

Monday, October 23rd from 2:30-4:30

Join us to build with legos - chance to win gift certificates for your creations!

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

Chess Club

Every other Monday, October 2nd, 16th, and 30th at 7:00 pm

Join us to play with your friends or to get some tips from a USCF champ!
For Ages 7+

Registration Required

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 3rd at 4:00

Volunteer for the library! Help us decide what materials to buy, and what events, activities, and services we offer to you.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Teen Halloween Craft

Tuesday, October 31st from 2:30-4:30

Learn to paint stones to look like jack-o'-lanterns, mummies, and ghosts.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

STEAM Project: Chemical Cauldron

Wednesday, October 4th at 4:00 

Learn how do some magical and amazing chemical reactions using things you'd find in your kitchen.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Cookies and Conversations

Thursday, October 12th from 2:30-4:00

Montville Library Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month!

In this special edition of Cookies and Conversations, we will discuss issues and problems currently facing the Hispanic-American community.

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Improv Club

Thursday, October 26th from 2:30-4:00

Learn the basics of improv through a series of fun games! 

For Grades 6-12

Registration Not Required

Wii Game Tournaments

Fridays, October 6th and 20th at 2:30 and 4:00

Vote on a game to play at 2:30 or join our Brawl Tournament at 4:00 - compete with your friends, win gift certificates!

For Grades 6-12

Registration Required

Citizenship Classes

Mondays, Weekly from October 16 - December 4 at 7:00 pm

In this 8-week course, instructor Sheila Mansfield will prepare students for the USCIS Citizenship Interview and Test. Throughout the course, students will learn the answers to basic civics questions, important vocabulary, and how to prepare for the interview questions.  

Basic English Skills are Suggested 

Registration Required

In Partnership with Literacy Volunteers of Morris County

English Language Learner (ELL) Classes

Beginning Wednesday, October 4th, Ending December 22nd

Advanced (classes meet twice weekly) Wednesday and Friday 11:00-12:00 

Intermediate (classes meet twice weekly) Wednesday and Friday 12:15-1:15 

Adults only.

Registration Required. Please come to the Library to fill out the registration form at the Information Desk

September 29, 2017

Thirty Street-Name Signs Replaced Across Montville Township

SignsMONTVILLE, NJ – The Pine Brook and Montville portions of the township have received some new street-name signs in addition to the Towaco section that saw sign replacement in the spring. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Voting on Tuesday for Montville School Bond Referendum to Fund Construction Projects

MvilleMONTVILLE, NJ - A school bond referendum election will be held on Tuesday, Sept, 26, 2017, from 2 - 8 p.m. Voting will be at regular polling places throughout Montville, Pine Brook and Towaco. To read more click the following words, "click here"

TowacoFest Offers Shopping, Food, Music for any Taste

ShoppingMONTVILLE, NJ – TowacoFest continued its tradition of bringing good food, excellent music and community spirit to Montville Township residents on Sept. 24. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Galka Joins St. Pius X School as Principal

PiusMONTVILLE, NJ - The Saint Pius X School is pleased to announce the arrival of its new principal, John M. Galka, M.A. Ed., along with several new faculty members this school year. Principal Galka joins Saint Pius X School from DePaul High School, where he served for more than eight years as the school's director of guidance. Galka resides in Wayne, New Jersey with his two young children. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Hilldale Students & Teachers Pack Backpacks for Hurricane Harvey Victims

GirlsMONTVILLE, NJ - Hilldale Elementary School in Pine Brook, New Jersey, has adopted the Lucian Adams Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.  On Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 a.m., every student – Kindergarten through fifth grade -- at Hilldale Elementary, as well as teachers, volunteered to pack a backpack of supplies for a student at Lucian Adams Elementary School. Each Texas student will receive a backpack filled with a notebook, pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue and other supplies. To read more click the following words, "click here"

September 19, 2017

Montville Schools Reveal Logo, Slogan; Rachel Gardens' Effect on Kindergartens Discussed at BOE

SchoolllMONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Public Schools revealed their brand new slogan and logo at their Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting. As can be seen in the photo gallery, it incorporates the traditional Montville Township colors of yellow and pine green, plus an open book, and an M for Montville Township. The new slogan, also chosen after months of input meetings with parents, administrators, and two surveys, will be “Educate. Inspire. Empower.” To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Field Hockey Falls to Morristown 5-2 on Thursday

HockeyMONTVILLE, NJ - The Morristown Colonials proved why they’re the defending Morris County field hockey champions on Thursday, defeating the Montville Mustangs by a 5-2 final in Montville. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Montville Boys Soccer Defeats Livingston 3-0 on Friday

SocerrrMONTVILLE, NJ - The Montville boys soccer team snapped a two-game losing skid at home on Friday as they defeated the Livingston Lancers 3-0. Montville junior Anthony Carullo was the star of the match, scoring two goals and assisting on the other off the bench. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Pine Brook Company Expanding in Russia

GuyyyMONTVILLE, NJ – International, privately owned pharmaceutical company Alvogen, which has its U.S. office in Pine Brook, recently acquired Omega Bittner, a Russia-based pharmaceutical firm. To read more click the following words, "click here"

Krentz Sworn in as Montville Township Police Officer

KretnzzzMONTVILLE, NJ – Nicholas Krentz Jr. was sworn in as Montville Township police officer at the Sept. 12 Montville Township Committee meeting. To read more click the following words, "click here"

The Garden Club of Montville

The Garden Club of Montville's October 4th program will be a floral demonstration of 2 floral designs appropriate for Halloween and Thanksgiving presented by Evelyn Hoops. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Senior House, 356 Route 202. The Garden Club's website is http://www.gardenclubofmontville.com

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