• Celebrate Special Education Week!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 5/13/2019

    This week, we are excited and proud to celebrate Special Education Week with the 2019 Theme of "Painting a Brighter Future One Step at a Time."  We annually celebrate this week as a reminder that our students with special needs are just that, very special. I want to thank our Child Study Team for the following celebration plans and I ask for your and your children's support:

    • Monday - Down Syndrome Awareness - Please wear blue and yellow.
    • Tuesday - Mountz Supports Special Education - Please wear school spirit clothing and colors.
    • Wednesday - Rock Individuality! - Please wear crazy socks.
    • Thursday - Hats Off to Autism! - Please wear a hat.
    • Friday - Mountz Assembles for Diversity - Please wear your favorite Superhero shirt or accessories.

    Enjoy a great week and this busy, important time of the school year.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

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  • Student Accolades!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 3/11/2019

    Congratulations to our grade 5 students:  Mae Farmer, Van Jones, and Jake Palmer, as well as their teacher, Mrs. Grannick, for winning the Elks Grand Lodge Americanism Program 2018-2019 Essay Contest:  “What Makes You Proud of America?”

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

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  • Today, Friday, March 1, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 3/1/2019

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Due to weather conditions, we will have a delayed opening today, Friday, March 1st.  Students should report at 10:00 AM, staff members at 9:30 AM. Please be careful to ensure a safe arrival to school.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

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  • Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 2/19/2019

    Due to the most recent weather forecasts, and to provide our parents and guardians with as much time as possible, we will have an early dismissal tomorrow, Wednesday, February 20th.  Students will be dismissed at 12:40 PM and our Tiger Den Aftercare program is canceled for tomorrow afternoon.

    All other afternoon and evening activities will most likely be canceled but I will review that tomorrow morning.

    Please be safe in the winter storm.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 1/1/2019

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I hope you enjoyed a beautiful Holiday Season that will be followed by healthy and prosperous New Year.  Let’s start 2019 with more good news about our Spring Lake Borough School District’s H.W. Mountz School:

    Just before the holiday break, we were excited to receive notification that four of our teachers:  Mrs. Hallowell, Mrs. Krebs, Mrs. Pearce, and Mrs. Roberts were selected as New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) Exemplary Educators.  In addition, two of our teachers: Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Salway were also selected by the NJDOE to serve on the state committee to review and revise the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts.

    It was an honor for me to nominate our outstanding staff members for these awards and even more of an honor to receive six NJDOE selections.

    Finally, and more evidence of the information above, H.W. Mountz has been ranked as one of the top 100 schools in New Jersey with the top teachers:

    https://patch.com/new-jersey/pointpleasant/100-nj-schools-best-teachers-2019

    All the best in 2019!

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

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  • Congratulations H.W. Mountz School!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 9/23/2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please access this link to see that Patch.com has ranked our superior H.W. Mountz School as #36 of the top 100 Public Elementary Schools in New Jersey for 2019:

    https://patch.com/new-jersey/manasquan/s/gii6h/100-best-public-elementary-schools-in-new-jersey-for-2019?utm_source=alert-breakingnews&utm_medium=email&utm_term=weather&utm_campaign=alert

    This accolade is a shared celebration of our tremendous students, caring faimilies, dedicated and talented staff members, and wonderful communtiy collaborating on the highest quality educational program.

    Congratulations to all!

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA



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  • Back to School Nights!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 9/16/2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    Please be reminded of our upcoming Back to School Nights:

    • Tuesday, September 18th, 6:45 PM, Grades PreK-2
    • Wednesday, September 19th, 6:45 PM, Grades 6-8

    We look forward to sharing exciting 2018-2019 school year information.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us  

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Summer Update #6!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 8/30/2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    You have already been informed that, following an extensive interview process, I transferred our former paraprofessional, Ms. Clark, and our former middle school mathematics teacher, Mr. Livingood, to special education teacher positions and I am very excited about what they both bring to their respective new positions in the very best interests of our students with special needs.

    After concluding a follow up extensive interview process, I was very pleased to recommend and secure Board of Education approval of our new middle school mathematics teacher and it is my pleasure to introduce Mr. Steven Janelli.

    Mr. Janelli comes to us with experience in New York and New Jersey.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Childhood Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Master's degree in Special Education from City College of New York providing him with five certifications:  1. Childhood Education (NY), 2. Students with Disabilities (NY), 3. Childhood Education with Advanced Standing (NJ), 4. Students with Disabilities (NJ), and 5. Mathematics Middle School (NJ). Mr. Janelli will be a marvelous addition to our talented staff.

    I just received great news from his current school district that they will release Mr. Janelli just in time for him to join us for the start of our school year.  I genuinely look forward to you meeting him on September 6th and I ask you to join me in welcoming Mr. Janelli to our outstanding school district.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Summer Update #2!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 8/6/2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I am pleased to provide you with another summer staffing update.  Following an extensive interview process that included impressive internal and external candidates, and pending Board of Education approval, please be informed I am recommending our middle school mathematics teacher, Mr. John Livingood, and our paraprofessional, Ms. Kelly Clark, for our two special education position vacancies.

    In smaller, high performing school districts, position vacancies are not frequent and the ability to fill those positions with internal candidates is even less frequent.  Therefore, it is always nice for the organization when internal candidates come to the top of a fair and rigorous interview process.

    While we now proceed with the process to fill their former positions, I ask you to join me in congratulating Mr. Livingood and Ms. Clark as they assume their new positions with our outstanding staff.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us 

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_Boccut

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  • Summer Update!

    Posted by Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti on 7/15/2018

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I hope this communication finds you enjoying a wonderful summer with your families.

    As charged by our Strategic Plan, I was working with our outstanding staff on increasing our communication endeavors with all stakeholders as a component of our end of the school year professional development.  In that spirit, I thought you would appreciate a few information items.

    Please join me in welcoming our new School Business Administrator and Board Secretary, Mrs. Denise McCarthy, C.P.A.  In an effort to save on administrative costs, Mrs. MrCarthy and her services will be shared with the Monmouth Beach School District.  She has served as an Assistant Business Administrator for 18 years in Point Pleasant, she brings a tremendous financial skill set to our school district, and we look forward to working with her on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting around mid August.

    Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Jeannine McDonald as our long term substitute Psychologist during Mrs. Parisi-Lee's maternity leave.  Following extensive experience as a primary teacher, Mrs. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Saint Anselm College, and two Master of Arts degrees:  Educational Psychology and Clinical Psychology with a Child and Adolescent Focus, from Montclair State University. She will start with us as soon as the clearances process is completed and Ms. Domogala will keep parents informed of any changes in case manager responsibilities.

    As we work through the summer, we look forward to our new educational programs and initiatives.  Examples include, but are not limited to, analyzing our student assessment data from our new iReady assessments transitioned from Scholastic Mathematics Inventory (SMI) and Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), preparing to roll out our new English Language Arts "Wonders" Curriculum Program in grades K-5, and rolling out our new Frontline IEP Program.  These are major new initiatives to keep our school district on the cutting edge moving forward.

    I look forward to sharing more information throughout the summer as we get excited about the 2018-2019 school year.

    More information to follow, please visit this blog often, your feedback is always welcome, and remember to follow me on Twitter as well.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Boccuti

    Superintendent, Principal, CSA

    rboccuti@hwmountz.k12.nj.us

    Follow me on Twitter @HWMountz_BoccutSumm

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