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Links to Community Events 

Please see this week’s events about the great things happening in our community. Let us know what is happening with your group.  If you have an event, you would like advertised, please email mdecker@newtonnj.org.

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********Please visit our Corona Virus Resource / Closure Page*******

Newton High School has made Streaming Tickets for The Invisible Man available.  This radio play will be streamed through Booktix Live on December 4th and 5th at 7:30pm.  You will need a Streaming Ticket in order to access the show.  The tickets for our show will be free.  

For a streaming ticket, please visit nhs.booktix.com


Flu Clinic


Reserve a copy of the 2020-2021 Newton High School yearbook today!

Help us support St. Jude:  
With every Newton High School yearbook purchased on Giving Tuesday (Dec. 1), we will donate $1 to St. Jude. It won’t cost you anything extra, but it will mean something extra to so many.
 


Family Promise & Cerbo's Tree Farm Fundraiser, December 5, 2020


Thanksgiving Memory Park Cleanup


Calling All Dancers, Free Rockettes Dance Lessons


Pasta Dinner, SPRING 2021

ATTENTION: Based upon the governor’s order regarding indoor gathering limitations to 10 people, and the complications with preparing and serving the meal in compliance with those regulations, the Troop  has decided to postpone the pasta dinner until Spring of 2021


Class of 2022 Fundraiser

Catalog


 Newton 15th Annual Operation Santa, December 15 or 17


Holiday Arrangement Sale 

The ag shop will be putting on our annual Christmas Arrangement sale. Below is the google form to place your order. We will have the following items available: 

-Christmas Mug Arrangements: $12

-Christmas Centerpieces: $22

-Boxwood Trees: $30

There are some restrictions for the orders as well, so please keep this in mind when placing your order: 

-You can order an unlimited number of christmas mug arrangements 

-You can order a maximum of 3 christmas centerpieces per person (if you have multiple people you are ordering for, you will need to fill out a separate order form for each person to order centerpieces) 

-We are limiting boxwood trees to 2 per seller (if you are ordering for multiple people, you will still only be able to put in an order of 2 - these are very labor intensive and time consuming to make so we are trying to limit the number we will be producing). 

 

We will be accepting cash or checks as payment. If you are writing a check, please make sure it is made out to "NHS". Pickup will be 12/21 or 12/22. The order forms are due by 12/4. 

 


The Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is hosting an online fundraiser in partnership with Mary Kay. The Sparta Ecumenical Pantry supports our Newton Public School families with food donations and holiday meals. If you can support the fundraiser please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Newton Tree Lighting, Friday, December 4 at 5pm


SIGN-UPS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN FOR THE 2020-2021 NEWTON WRESTLING TEAM!!!

We are open to boys and girls (girls wrestling has been a state sanctioned sport since the 2018-2019 season!).    If you are interested in joining the team please follow the  instructions.  Regardless of gender, select wrestling for the winter sport (there is no girls wrestling choice).  Practice begins on Thursday 12/3/20.      If you have any questions please contact Mr. Bollette (ebollette@newtonnj.org)


New York Blood Center Donate Spaces


The NHS Soccer Booster Club has teamed up with Pure Vida  bracelets to make a custom unisex rope bracelet in maroon, white and grey.   They should arrive in the next 6 weeks and will be available for $6 each.  Please let me know or you email the president of the booster club directly (kathleenhmull@gmail.com) if you would like to purchase one or more. 


The Newton Football family is overjoyed to begin the season this Friday night at 7:00 p.m. versus High Point. This will be our Senior Recognition game. We are prepared (rain or shine) to recognize the seniors of band, cheer, and football prior to the start of the game. Unfortunately, as a result of league rules and current COVID-19 guidelines, Newton HS will be unable to have a public sale of tickets for this game or any upcoming football games this season. Tickets will be distributed among the home and away teams each week, with emphasis on the immediate family members of the game day participants receiving the tickets. We understand your fervor and desire to support our mighty Braves, so we encourage you to tune in to YouTube under Morris Sussex Sports. They will be covering all of our home games. The link to the live broadcast can be found here for your viewing pleasure.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OnBbN6IVzc

The Newton Athletic Department thanks you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Go Braves!

Ryan Hashway


The softball team is currently using CharityMania and running a Football Mania fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help the girls pay for their winter training. Below is a little information about the fundraiser for those who aren't familiar with it and the link to buy tickets. If you have any questions please let me know.
I realize many different organizations and many great causes ask you for money.  In order to give you an extra incentive to donate to our cause, we are using a unique fundraiser called FootballMania that gives you a chance to win cash prizes.  With every $20 donation,  you get music downloads at www.charitystudio.com, and more importantly, you get a complimentary FootballMania sweepstakes game card based on professional football.  With your game card, you have a chance to win $1,000s in cash prizes. Best of all, you don’t need to know anything about the sport to play along. Once you are entered, you automatically have a chance to win in each of the 10 weeks of the fundraiser!

It is a really fun way for you to support our organization!  Please donate now to my fundraising effort by using the link below and following the directions to get your FootballMania game cards:

https://www.charitymania.com/give/GA08F-8


Sparta Ecumenical Food Pantry is open at the following address on the following times. All families are welcome.

32 Main St   Sparta, Nj 07871, 862-266-0563 or 201-306-6148

Hours Through December 23, 2020:

Wednesday 9-3pm, Thursday 4-6:00pm, Friday 9-1pm


Sussex Drive through Flu Clinic


New nutrition program in the fight against childhood obesity.  The program includes parent educational sessions as well as a cooking demonstration, and a contest offering prizes related to healthy eating.  


Families can now apply for child care tuition assistance to help with the care for children who have remote learning schedules due to the COVID-19 public health emergency through the NJ Department of Human Services. Eligibility requirements, how to apply, and more information about the program can be found at: www.ChildCareNJ.gov or by clicking here.

This program ends December 30, 2020 and applications will be considered until funds for the program are exhausted. In order to meet eligibility you must:

Be a NJ resident with a school-age child 5-13 years old

Your household income does not exceed $75,000 a year

Your child is attending school with either a part-time or full-time remote learning schedule


Student Transition Webinar, November 12, 2020  7-8 pm


Heart & Sole - Girl's Positive Youth Development Program for Grades 6-8


The Metro YMCAs partnered with Seashore Produce and Fruit Co. to distribute boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables. Each box is intended to nourish a family of four for about a week. 

The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program offers local pick up for Sussex County is at Fairview Lake YMCA Camps, 1035 Fairview Lake Rd., Stillwater - Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

https://www.metroymcas.org/blog/2020/07/21/social-responsibility/metro-ymcas-increase-food-access-for-thousands-of-families-during-pandemic/


Hunger Free NJ -   Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a program to help families buy food for their children who normally would get free or reduced-price meals at school before the closures. The benefit for each eligible, school-age child is $416, which covers the days schools were closed due to COVID19. The funds will be available when you activate your card, which is similar to a bank card and protected with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).


Deliver Together  High school students from New Jersey have launched Deliver Together to positively impact those affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Working together with community leaders, we are organizing free-delivery and errand-runs to mitigate the spread of the disease among those most vulnerable. We believe that it is our obligation to provide aid to those in-need and protect the them from unnecessarily journeying outside the safety of their homes. All the funds provided will cover operational costs, including initiating a website, compensating for gas, and protective gear for volunteers. This initiative will drastically lower the chances of elderly coming in contact with the disease by ensuring they remain within the confines of their home. Deliver Together is counting on your support to help move this initiative forward and defeat and the novel Coronavirus. We welcome any donations and suggestions and are extremely grateful for those who support this initiative!

Want to Volunteer?


 Sussex County Hunger Coalition Membership Drive


Helping Low-Income Consumers Stay Connected During the COVID19 Pandemic Through the Federal Lifeline Program


Project Self-Sufficiency’s Food Project, Nourishing our Neighbors, is available to all Sussex and Warren County families in need throughout the summer, regardless of whether or not they are agency participants.  The attached flyer provides details about how to access assistance.  


Short Term Rental Assistance


 New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

SNAP Benefits during Coronavirus

SNAP Benefits during Coronavirus Spanish


There’s an incredible new opportunity for recovered COVID-19 patients to help their community. In coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from COVID-19 to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients. If you have recovered from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis and wish to be a convalescent plasma donor, or if you know somebody who has recovered and may want to help in this way, please visit our COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donor Information Page. You could be eligible to help.   


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Halsted Middle School has been designated as a free meal site for all children under the age of 18. There is no enrollment needed.  

         How to participate:

Come to the  Halsted Cafeteria on Food Distribution Days from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm

Pick up meals for any child, under the age of 18, in your family.

If your family is interested in participating at Halsted please complete this survey.  We want to make sure that our Food Service company can meet any new demands.   

 

La Escuela Intermedia Halsted ha sido designada como un sitio de comidas gratis para todos los niños menores de 18 años. No se necesita inscripción.

         Como participar:

Venga a la cafetería Halsted los días de distribución de alimentos de 10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m.

Recoja comidas para cualquier niño menor de 18 años en su familia.

 

Si su familia participá en el program de alimentos Halsted, complete esta encuesta.  Queremos asegurarnos de que nuestros servicios de alimentos puedan satisfacer las necesidades de todas las familias.


TGS TV is a free and easy online hub to incorporate theatre and the arts into your
daily schedule of distance learning at home. Each week, we’ll share a new theme
with corresponding ONLINE and OFFLINE educational activities to enrich your child’s
learning experience and have a little fun too. No training required!


Children are now at home and, sometimes, not knowing where to turn when stress boils over into abuse. With your help, by sharing this video, kids in NJ will know to tell a trusted adult who can call 1-877-NJ-ABUSE     Hope for Sally, and all children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GgUCavhlZA


Food Pantry Resources:

                                      

PSS                               SC Simple                     SC Detailed


The 2020 Census will determine the funding our schools, hospitals and communities get for the next decade! Although the pandemic has impacted and delayed Census operations, people can still self-respond safely, confidentially and easily from home (online at 2020census.gov, over the phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail). To engage your children, you can download a copy of the “We Count!” by clicking here. https://c2cnewton.weebly.com/we-count-books-to-read.html  


 Concerns surrounding COVID-19 increase by the minute. Low income families are suffering more each day. As this situation develops, we need to ensure those in need are safe, secure, and healthy. Sojihuggles Children’s Foundation has provided over $13,000 in aid to families in need in Sussex County in just the past week alone. We are fortunate to have a very generous donor who will match additional contributions up to $12,000.


ALICE RECOVERY FUND: RESPONDING TO COVID-19 CRISIS IN NJ


Register for Smart911.  Smart911 is a free service that allows you to share valuable information with 9-1-1 during an emergency. You can also receive important alerts from your community so you can prepare for any situation.  Open to ALL community members and staff.

Information Sheet

Head over to www.Smart911.com to create your Safety Profile. It’s free, private, and secure.


https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/donation-time

New York Blood Center (NYBC) is extending open hours at its donor centers and urgently requests that healthy donors make appointments to help maintain the region’s blood supply at this critical time.


 Emergency Relief Fundraiser