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Pillar Pet Therapy!

Furry friends from Creature Comfort Pet Therapy came to Pillar Elementary School last Thursday to share in a fun and playful morning with our students. Pet therapy builds on the pre-existing human-animal bond. Interacting with a friendly pet has proven to help many physical and mental issues. Pillar Schools regularly utilizes pet therapy as a means to help our students to better reduce stress and improve their overall psychological state.

Pillar Schools PTTA Meeting

Pillar Schools PTTA (Parent-Teacher-Therapist Association) Meeting will be held tomorrow, January 15th at 9:30 am at Pillar Elementary School (formerly Horizon School 51 Old Road Livingston, NJ). To RSVP please contact Alisa DeAngelo at 973-740-2353 or via email at adeangelo@pillarnj.org

Topics to be discussed at tomorrow’s meeting include:

• SAVE YOUR BACK! Our therapists will teach you how to perform safe and effective lifting and transferring techniques

• READING A-Z: Teachers will review how to access Reading A-Z so you can support literacy with your child at home

JUMPSTART!

JUMPSTART! Early Intervention Therapeutic Playgroups

Enrollment is open for Pillar Care Continuum's JUMPSTART! Early Intervention Therapeutic Playgroup! The group is provided free of charge for children ages 3 and under, currently receiving early intervention services. The group will meet every Tuesday for 8 weeks at 10:30 AM at our Pillar Elementary School in Livingston (formerly Horizon School). Children and caregivers will have the opportunity to trial appropriate positioning equipment, augmentative communication devices, and participate in group lessons run by experienced physical, speech and occupational therapists. Through therapeutic play, our groups will incorporate communication skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, socialization, sensory integration and positive food experiences.For more information about JUMPSTART! or to register for upcoming sessions, please contact Lisa Diorio at (973) 740 2353 ext. 2185 or via email at ldiorio@cpnj.org.

Posted by Pillar Care Continuum on Monday, January 13, 2020

Enrollment is open for Pillar Care Continuum’s JUMPSTART! Early Intervention Therapeutic Playgroup! The group is provided free of charge for children ages 3 and under, currently receiving early intervention services. The group will meet every Tuesday for 8 weeks at 10:30 AM at our Pillar Elementary School in Livingston (formerly Horizon School). Children and caregivers will have the opportunity to trial appropriate positioning equipment, augmentative communication devices, and participate in group lessons run by experienced physical, speech and occupational therapists. Through therapeutic play, our groups will incorporate communication skills, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, socialization, sensory integration and positive food experiences.
For more information about JUMPSTART! or to register for upcoming sessions, please contact Lisa Diorio at (973) 740 2353 ext. 2185 or via email at ldiorio@cpnj.org.

Fun With Chemistry

Today, students at Pillar Elementary School had a blast exploring the world of chemistry during the wacky “Burble, Fizz, Kaboom” Assembly presented by Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA and Box Of Light Studio. Focusing on chemical solutions and reactions, students had the opportunity to become chemists, testing their hypotheses in a fun and exciting way! This assembly was made possible by donations raised during Pillar Elementary’s Wheelin’ N’ Walkin’ Challenge. (Young Audiences – National)

Posted by Pillar Care Continuum on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Today, students at Pillar Elementary School had a blast exploring the world of chemistry during the wacky “Burble, Fizz, Kaboom” Assembly presented by Young Audiences. Focusing on chemical solutions and reactions, students had the opportunity to become chemists, testing their hypotheses in a fun and exciting way! This assembly was made possible by donations raised during Pillar Elementary’s Wheelin’ N’ Walkin’ Challenge.

Pillar Care mourns the loss of high school nurse and paraprofessional Terese Cunning-Ganley, who passed away on January 5th. Visitation is on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Riotto Funeral Home, 3205 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07306 (For GPS Navigation it is best to use the parking lot entrance address: 14 Stagg St., Jersey City). Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, January 10th at 11:00am at Our Lady of Victories Church, 2217 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305. Cremation will be private.

Randolph High Arts and Crafts

Volunteers from Randolph High School’s community service club recently donated art supplies and spent time making creative crafts with Pillar Elementary School students. A big thank you to these wonderful volunteers!

New Landing Page Active

We are working on two new websites- pillarnj.org will replace cpnj.org and pillarschoolsnj.org will replace horizonschoolsnj.org. Our landing page is up on these sites in the meantime. Please be sure to check back in with us periodically for continued updates on the new sites as well as links to our updated social media accounts!
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Different Strokes

Volunteers visited Pillar Elementary’s preschool to take part in an interactive art project. Our guests provided students with support as they colored festive snowflakes for the winter ahead! Special thanks to members of Pillar Care’s volunteer-lead “Different Strokes” art program for sharing in a creative morning with our Pillar preschoolers!

Pillar Care Continuum

We are excited to move forward in the new year under a new name! Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey is now Pillar Care Continuum! We have also changed the names of our schools from Horizon Elementary School and Horizon High School to Pillar Elementary School and Pillar High School.
The Pillar name reflects all of the key groups – our families, staff members and volunteers at all levels – who all work together to support our students and participants everyday.