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News & Notices

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Guidance and Resources Regarding Coronavirus

Please take a moment to read an important letter from the State of New Jersey Department of Education regarding the Coronavirus.

Spelling Bee
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On January 15, the Paramus Rotary sponsored the Scripps 4th grade spelling bee at Paramus High School. Many thanks to our elementary school principals, their teachers, support staff, and the board of education for their support! A special thanks also goes to Marie Creste and Mona Bennett.

Congratulations to the winners: 

  • 1st Place - DJ R. from Midland
  • 2nd Place - Nikhil S. from Ridge Ranch
  • 3rd Place - Karina S. from Stony Lane

These students will advance to the next round at Bergen Community College in March. Way to go, 4th graders!

Fall Fun at Stony Lane

After a fun day of trick-or-treating, the students donated their own Halloween candy to the local food pantry of Paramus. In total, there were four large boxes of candy that weighed almost 40 pounds - Thank you Stony Lane students!

On November 26, we held our annual Thanksgiving Feast for Friends, an annual heartwarming gathering of our community to embrace the true meaning of the holiday. For nearly two decades, this feast is a month-long effort to gather donations of money, food, and household goods for local families in need. Stony Lane teacher Debbie Winters leads this project in conjunction with the Paramus Human Services and food pantry coordinator. With the dedication of those in our school community, and the generous donations of items and loose change from the students, families, and the school staff, over 40 Paramus families with financial hardship, received a turkey and a dinner basket with all the trimmings. Along with the Thanksgiving donations, there was a school-wide collection of household and food products to fill the pantry shelves.

In addition to giving to others, the school came together to sit down under one roof and enjoy Thanksgiving traditions such as songs, stories, and eating together. The menu included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, and cornbread, followed by Jello, and brownies for dessert. Each grade made one of the side dishes or desserts in school with their teachers and classmates!

The act of sharing with those who are less fortunate teaches our children to not only appreciate all they have, while again and again learning the lessons of compassion and community!