Color Ride & Movie Night was fun for Mountainsiders!

On June 10, 2022, color-splashed riders took to their bicycles and cruised through the neighborhood for the Mountainside Color Ride & Movie night. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Mountainside Schools through the Mountainside Education Foundation. Riders then watched the movie Space Jam on the softball fields at Deerfield School. Mountainside PBA, Fire Co., EMS, and Municipal Alliance partnered with MEF to provide the free outdoor movie. Thank you to all volunteers for helping our schools and to create wonderful memories! Enjoy the slide show of pictures from the event below.

Gianna Ciccimarra receives MEF scholarship!

Congratulations to our Governor Livingston High School scholarship recipient, Gianna Ciccimarra! Gianna had an extremely impressive mix of academic, athletic, and charitable successes during her time at GL. She is pictured here with MEF outgoing Co-President Carolyn Klimas and incoming Co-President Lisa Klemens. MEF wishes you all the best Gianna! 🎓🏫👏

Spongebob The Musical – March 2022

This March, the MEF provided a grant to assist with the production of the Deerfield play, “Spongebob the Musical”. Congratulations to the cast and crew, along with Mr. Rosenblum, Mrs. Barkin, Mr. Wise, Ms. Tiscia, and the countless number of volunteers who made our return to the stage such a success! You brought the depths of Bikini Bottom here to Mountainside for all to enjoy!!

Thank you to Kristen Steinmetz of Pictures and Projects for truly capturing the moment and magic on stage.

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Cornhole for the Kids – October 2021

Many bags were tossed and a great time was had by all at the first MEF Cornhole Tournament! Thank you to all who participated and helped raise money to support educational programs for our schools! Congratulations to the winners of our first ever Cornhole Tournaments! Players came out and battled it out while Mother Nature had her own bags to toss. Tacos and zeppoles were also enjoyed!

Here are our winners!
1st place- the old grunts
2nd places- sacks
3rd place- Tom and Ryan

2020 casino night is another great success!

Mountainsiders braved the snow on Saturday, January 18, 2020 to raise money for the kids! Pollard Hall at Our Lady of Lourdes church was turned into a casino with professional gambling tables and dealers for a night of gambling fun. Catering for the event was done by Casey2Cook, Season 4’s Chopped champ. Take a look at all of the smiling faces!

MEF’s Color Ride & Movie Night gave Mountainside residents a colorful night!

On June 7, 2019, color-splashed riders took to their bicycles and cruised through the neighborhood for the Mountainside Color Ride & Movie night. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Mountainside Schools through the Mountainside Education Foundation. Riders then watched the movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on the softball fields at Deerfield School. Mountainside PBA, Fire Co., EMS, and Municipal Alliance partnered with MEF to provide the free outdoor movie, food and treats. Thank you to all volunteers for helping our schools and to create wonderful memories! Enjoy the slide show of pictures from the event below.

Deerfield students learned the value of persistence from best-selling author, Wendy Mass on Author’s Day

On March 20th, 3rd through 6th grade Deerfield School students celebrated Author’s Day with a visit from best-selling author, Wendy Mass. Students had the opportunity to learn about what it means to be an author and about the writing process.

The students were engaged during Ms. Mass’s presentation and asked really good questions at the end of each session. Deerfield teachers thought she did a great job explaining the writing process and gave them tips they can use with their students. “One huge take away was the short video she shared of the 49 rejection letters she received for her first book in 2003, Mango-Shaped Space. These letters made her even more determined to succeed at her dream. She told the students to not give up on their dream, regardless of what it is, even if people are telling you that you can’t do it.” said Miss Sharon Bradley, School Media Specialist and sponsor of the grant funded by the Mountainside Education Foundation (MEF).

MEF Now Accepting 8th Grade Outstanding Character Award Nominations

The Mountainside Education Foundation is once again proud to offer the MEF Outstanding Character Award to a graduating 8th grade Deerfield student.  The purpose of this award is to recognize students who have demonstrated a continuing commitment to character and self-development, and to emphasize the importance that these attributes play in a child’s growth to adulthood.  The core principles of the MEF Outstanding Character Award Program are:

  • Courage: Taking risks and following your conscience.
  • Integrity: Being truthful and trustworthy to oneself and others.
  • Responsibility: Conveying an attitude of commitment and conviction.
  • Concern: Demonstrating compassion and a caring attitude toward others. 

Nominations for the award may come from teachers, school staff, coaches, scout leaders or any member of the Mountainside Community, who is not related to the nominee. The award and $250 will be presented to the recipient at the Deerfield Graduation ceremony on June 19, 2019. Click here for the nomination form: Outstanding Character Award Nomination Form-2019