Now - end of social distancing 10% off for Hilltop/MV families at The Black Horse Pub

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CORPORATE MATCHING
 
Do you or your spouse work for a company that matches charitable gifts?  Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match most charitable contributions made by their employees.  Some companies even match gifts made by retirees or spouses.  Please check with your employer and select Mendham Borough HSA!  Your matching gift matters!!!

 

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LET’S BE GREEN! The Green Team needs your help with this year's Recycling Projects. We are collecting the following materials:


Clean, Dry Plastic Bags & Film (Hilltop & Mtn View)

Please send in newspaper sleeves, bread bags, cereal liners, product wrap, food storage bags, ice bags, pellet bags, product bags, dry cleaning bags, grocery bags, case overwrap, packaging air pillows, & salt bags. Help us beat last years collection of 1800 pounds!

 

Unwanted Writing Utensils & Tape (Hilltop Only)

Please send in pens, highlighters, permanent markers, caps, mechanical pencils & empty scotch tape dispenser. 


Personal Care and Beauty Products (Hilltop Only)

Please send in shampoo, conditioner and hair products bottles, caps & tubes; makeup tubes, cases & packaging; soap dispensers & tubes; body wash and lotion dispensers & tubes. 


Brita Filters & Nespresso Capsules (Hilltop Only) 


Interested in the Green Team? Contact Amy Golier at giggleface76@msn.com for more information. 

 


 

 


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Next meeting May 21, 10:30 am

Zoom Meeting

 
A message from Lyn Kleinman:
 

Hi All! 

I have just read 2 very relevant articles about parenting in this era of quarantine, and I thought they were worth passing on. 


For middle and high schoolers, with their “new” time, they are discovering new sides of themselves. Maybe finding new interests, finishing an old project, taking music lessons on-line, trying skateboarding, designing a game, or creating an art piece. Whatever releases their inner child and the stressors of being at home all the time. This is the perfect time to decrease some pressure from them and collaborate on new rules, with their buy-in, about social media, bedtime, how to social distance with friends, etc. These children are starting to become who they’ll be for the rest of their lives and we need to encourage and validate them in their conscious decision-making and in their quest to become the best of themselves.  


Your children need a break on discipline and need your support and empathy more than ever. Young kids thrive on routine and structure and when things don’t go right, or predictable things disappear, there’s more acting out, meltdowns, and misbehavior. When there’s misbehavior, count to 3, validate their feelings (“oh, you seem angry”) from their level, and ask if they would like to snuggle or take a walk.  Maybe they can’t recognize it, but they are having a hard time and your child needs compassion. When things are calm, you can tell them why their behavior was unacceptable and ask what they could do the next time they feel angry or sad. Could they take some deep breaths, or ask for help or a hug? You can still have expectations and boundaries but helping them problem-solve during this unusual time is often better for them than punishments. 


Have fun with your kids, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes. Giggle, make a tent, dance, make up a silly song.  Let them play, and join in every once in a while. Play helps them process what’s on their minds and have some control. When you are playful together, you are really connecting with them. Even scheduling a play time with you can give your child something to look forward to. Enjoy!


We are Zooming (a new verb!) on Thursday at 10:30. If you haven’t joined us before, send me your email and I will include you on the invite, which I will send tomorrow. Your homework is a  personal insight from any of Brene Brown’s books or TED talks, or a comment from  the book Boys and Sex or the topic in general. We will discuss sexuality and what to include in your talks with your children. It’s a difficult topic, but a critical piece of who we are and in establishing healthy relationships. What better time to have these conversations with your loved ones?! :)

See you Thursday, Lyn
 
If you have any questions or ideas, email me, and for sure, email me if you are interested in join next Thursday. 
Lyn
 
Stay tuned for future book picks and more upcoming dates!  Contact Lyn Kleinman at cskleinman13@gmail.com for more details and to get added to the email list.

 

 

 

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Why volunteeer for the HSA? 

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • Discover Great Resources. The HSA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

  • Tap into a Network. HSA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You an share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your HSA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

  • Speak Up. HSA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local HSAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a HSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

 


 

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