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Mayor Bhalla and Freeholder Romano give proclamations on the 40th first day of school

September 6, 2019 | Abby Liu

Mustard Seed’s 40th anniversary celebration continues! Forty years after the “first” first day of school, Mayor Bhalla and Freeholder Romano join the school community for opening day worship. They each brought a proclamation to recognize all that Mustard Seed has contributed to the community. Here’s a look at the morning in photos.

Head of School Tom Postema and Hoboken’s Mayor Bhalla

Mr. Postema and Freeholder Romano

The Mayor’s Proclamation

Freeholder Romano’s Proclamation

Two of our founders, Shanna Pargellis and Joan Litman with the birthday book that Mr. Postema presented to them 

Mayor Bhalla especially recognized two of our co-founders, Shanna Pargellis and Joan Litman. We’re so grateful that both of them are still active as educators at Mustard Seed School. Ms. Pargellis is the Lower School Director and Ms. Litman is an Artist-in-Residence! Mr. Postema presented them with a birthday book for our school library, Madeleine L’Engle’s “The Glorious Impossible.”

As always, our eighth grade students received pins. The pins symbolize their position in the school as leaders and grant them special privileges.

Below are a few more photos from the morning. We’re looking forward to a great 41st year of inspiring minds, cultivating hearts, and removing barriers!

 

 

Abby Liu

Former Director of Marketing and Communications

Abby Liu was the Director of Marketing and Communications from Sept. 2018-August 2021 and was an employee of Mustard Seed School for over 14 years. She’s the parent of two Mustard Seed School alumni. She's seen the impact of a Mustard Seed education from the early preschool days all the way up to eighth grade and beyond, and thoroughly enjoys sharing the Mustard Seed School story to this day.

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