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SJS Offers New Reading Program for Area Children

St. Joseph School is launching a new program designed for the areas’ younger children called SJS Community Helpers Story Time. Each SJS Community Helpers Story Time will feature a guest reader from the community as well as a fun craft for children 3-5 years of age. The program is free and will be held nearly monthly at SJS, with the first session taking place on Thursday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. and featuring a police officer from the Mendham Borough Police Department.

“I am excited to offer this worthwhile reading program to our surrounding community and to the many families with young children who want to support their child’s literacy skills and encourage reading at an early age,” explained Lori Arends, Principal at St. Joseph School. “It will be a fun hour for the children and their parents as we explore through books and stories and meet local community helpers of all kinds.”

Following the Jan. 18 session, the next SJS Community Helpers Story Time will occur on Thursday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. and will feature Dr. Marisa Ciufalo of Randolph Pediatrics. Following the February session, the next reading hour will take place on April 12 (reader TBD). The SJS Community Helpers Story Time is open to all children 3-5 years of age with an accompanying parent from communities near and far from St. Joseph School. Parents may contact the school at 973-543-7474 with questions or for more information.