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Outdoor Classroom a Reality at Mountain View Elementary

L-R Dr. Sumit Bangia, Catie Viegas, Michaela Sierra, Dr. Rebecca Kreider, Jen Olsyn, Rebecca Day, Mayor Greenbaum, Melissa Kolenski, Maria Donovan, Cristal Seifert, Kelly Wronko, Christine Rogoff and Angela McCort

Mountain View Elementary School has long had a beautiful courtyard area.  The staff at Mountain View with the support of the school principal, Melissa Kolenski and instructional supervisor, Jennifer Olsyn decided to invest in creating a more student friendly space!  Teachers formed a Green Team to pursue how to better use the space for students. The Green Team formed last September, worked on a plan using community support to create an outdoor classroom space. The outdoor classroom project is phase one of what the Mountain Green Team is hoping to add to this space. This project would not have been possible without the donations and support from the following Bruno Designs, Scout Troop 249, Amish Mikes, Flanders PTA, Sustainable New Jersey NJEA Grant, Harrington Construction, and the Mount Olive School District Buildings and Grounds. We are excited for this new learning space for our students and are looking forward to expanding it throughout the years!