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Teacher Talk - January 23, 2023

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Message From the Superintendent

Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,

In collaboration with the City of Newark, the district is participating in the National School Day of Non-Violence and Peace on Monday, January 30, 2023. This LINK contains a list of activities that you may select from as you prepare for January 30th. However, if you decide to create your own activity, it must be approved by your principal and/or direct supervisor. We would love to read what you planned by submitting it HERE. It is the expectation that all students participate in an activity the week of January 23rd and in the recitation of the peace pledge on Monday, January 30, 2023 at 10am.

Peace Pledge:

“On this National School Day of Non-Violence and Peace, we pledge to work towards a more peaceful world for all. We pledge to promote non-violence, respect for human rights, and understanding of different cultures and perspectives. We will combat hate, discrimination, and violence. We pledge to be active citizens in our City of Newark, and to use our voices and actions to promote peace and create a more just and equitable society. I also pledge to address the underlying issues that contribute to gun violence, such as poverty, racism, and a lack of access to mental health resources. We pledge to stand with survivors of gun violence and to honor the memory of those who have been lost. Together, we can create a future of peace and harmony for all people.”

Upload artifacts from the week of January 23rd and January 30th using the LINK provided.  All submissions are to be uploaded on or before February 1, 2023 to be posted on the district’s website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Director Mary Leigh Harvey, Office of Student Life, at or 973-424-4381.

Thank you,

Superintendent León 


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