Children must be residents of Morris Plains and five years of age on or before October 1, 2015, to be eligible for a September entrance into kindergarten. A birth certificate, proof of residence and health information are required at the registration.
The Morris Plains Municipal Alliance is hosting an interactive presentation and discussion by local expert Audra Tonero, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor(LCADC) with over 20 years of clinical practice that will focus on ways to:
- -Increase self-esteem
- -Withstand peer pressure
- -Develop resilience
Borough School Library on Thursday, March 26, from 7-8:45pm
Light dinner provided at 7pm, presentation begins promptly at 7:30
Free childcare is provided in the Borough School cafeteria (snacks, movie, crafts)
Space is limited so register early! Register at http://tinyurl.com/resilientchildren
Eat In or Take Out. The dinner will be prepared by Argyle's of Kearny.
The annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Morris Plains Community Center on Saturday, March 28th. All Morris Plains children are invited.
The All Seasons Garden Club is looking for some local volunteers to help with keeping the flower tubs along Speedwell Ave. looking beautiful.
This would involve regular watering, weeding and removing of dead flowers from a planter throughout the months of May to October.
This can be a great project for teens looking to earn service hours, or for a scout troop, or even a family activity!
If interested, or for more info, please call Pearl Law at 973-538-8189.
Projects undertaken by the Committee are quite varied, and include such things as designing and maintaining the flower gardens and flower pots around Borough Hall and the Community Center, sponsoring and maintaining the Morris Plains Community Garden off of Central Avenue, designing and maintaining the flower gardens and plantings at the various parks and road intersections within the Borough etc.
The Committee typically operates on a “Project Orientation” where a member or group of members is responsible for a specific project.
For safer, cleaner streets, brush should be placed out no earlier than 48 hours before scheduled pick-up date.
Please insure that any brush put curbside adheres to the following guidelines:
- No branches or limbs more than 3 inches in diameter
- Small limbs and twigs should be tied in 1 foot round bundles no longer than 6 feet.
- No branches or limbs should be longer than 6 feet nor greater than 3 inches in diameter (chipper limit)
- Vines and picker bushes must be tied in bundles
- Stumps must be free of dirt and debris.
- No leaves or grass clippings are allowed with BRUSH pick-up
- No lumber, Metal, Building Materials or Foreign Debris
- PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The Morris Plains Fire Association would like to thank the MP Rotary, Mike Bergelt Optians and the Morris Plains Fire Department Ladies Auxilary for their donation which allowed us to purchase the first 70 of 270 fire hydrant markers. These markers will assist the MP fire department with locating the hydrants in heavy snow and poor visability conditions.
These markers are being installed by the Morris Plains Volunteer Fire Department members.
Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a HUGE RUMMAGE SALE on Sat. April 25, 2015 from 9 AM - 2 PM.
Purchase a table to sell your wares for $20.00 either inside or outside. We also welcome you to merely come and shop.
Morris Plains Rotary and TransOptions will host a Learn to Ride class on April 12th at the tennis courts in Community Park in Morris Plains.
The training is free for kids 5 to 13 years old. Classes are limited to 15 kids and you must register in advance.
A paper shredding event to benefit our hometown library will be held on Saturday, April 11th. from 9:00 AM to noon.
The event will be held at the Morris Plains Library, 77 Glenbrook Rd.
Feel confident with the most advanced shredding technology through fully bonded and insured Security Shredding in the parking lot of the library.
$5.00 Per box donation (approximate size 14w x 18"l x 10"d).
If you have any questions, please call the library at 973-538-2599
Join us for a fun night that includes an “All you can eat” beefsteak dinner with beer, wine, soft drinks, video cast horseracing, and prizes.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at St. Virgil’s School
Tickets can be purchased at: Bergelt Opticians, The Sports Page, and Morris Plains Liberty Gas & Convenience.
Door prizes and prize for the fanciest hat!
The March selection is "The Age of Innocence" by Edith Wharton
Get set for the Strides for Education 5K Run/Walk, May 26, Central Park of Morris Plains!
This fundraising event, organized by Education Foundation of Morris Plains, will attract several hundred health and community oriented runners/walkers from surrounding communities.
Give your business a boost by becoming one of a select number of race sponsors! Proceeds go to support innovation in education.
To register or learn more, visit www.educationfoundationmp.com.
To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call Lee at 973-698-2839.
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority is holding four different public workshops during March and April. The workshops are to help identify transportation issues affecting Morris County and to provide input on the goals and strategies that will be included in the new Circulation Element of the County's Master Plan.
This event will be fun for the whole family. Details are listed below. Sign up early to reserve your entry.
MP Cornhole Tournament
Where: Brian Fleury Field 1 @ Community Park
Date: Saturday May 30, 2015
Start: 3:00 PM
Entrance Fee: $20 per person
$10 per child 14 and under
-All proceeds benefit the MP Little League
-All two person teams will be determined via random draw.
-All teams are guaranteed a minimum of two games.
-Childrens brackets will be broken down into two divisions. Ages 6-9 and 10-14.
-Snack bar including grill will be open to purchase hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, soft drinks, etc.
The Morris Plains Little League is proud to announce a ticket voucher fundraiser with the Somerset Patriots.The Somerset Patriots are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark located in Bridgewater, NJ only 30 minutes from Morris Plains.The Patriots coaching staff includes former New York Yankees Brett Jodie and Shane Spencer.Voucher Details:-Vouchers are available for $10 each.-Vouchers are valid for any 2015 home Somerset Patriots regular season game.-The Patriots home schedule kicks off and runs into mid September. The team will play 70 home games with 32 of those games scheduled for weekends.-All games are scheduled to start except on Sunday's. Sundaygames have start time and include a 30 minute autograph session with the entire team that begins 1 hour prior to the game. In addition children have an opportunity to run the bases on the field after the Sunday games.-Vouchers can be redeemed at the ballpark box office in advance or on the day of the game. At this time vouchers cannot be redeemed online.-Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 MP Little League baseball or softball players who receive the most sponsored voucher sales.-Coaches are encouraged to organize a date so the players and their families can attend as a group.-Vouchers can be purchased at the following link: SOMERSET PATRIOTS VOUCHERS
Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM, "Story Time With Jessica" is held at the Morris Plains Liabrary.
All children ages 3 - 5 are welcome.
Please call the Library directly at (973) 538-2599 for more information.
The class will be taught by Ms. Prisco and limited to Mt. Way School students. It will consists of ten sessions of "fun with racing".
Please click on the individual programs listed below to retrieve a flyer describing that particular program in detail.
The final items on the list are the Registration Forms required to enroll in any of the programs.
Spring 2015 Recreation Programs Registration Form
Emergency/Medical Information Form (children only)
The Morris Plains Rotary "Service Above Self Award" will be awarded to a graduating student at Morristown High School, Morris Plains Borough School and St. Virgil Academy. The award, which consists of both the actual award and a monetary gift, will be given at each school to a student who is involved in community service. Application forms for this award are available on the Naviance application at the high school. The elementary schools will be distributing the application to each of their eighth grade students.
The original cutoff date for submission of applications was March 15th. That cutoff date has now been extended to March 28th. If a student is involved in community events, and would like to apply for the award, it is important he or she apply soon.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for the 2015 Community Park Pool Booklet
Please click on the individual programs listed below to retrieve a flyer describing that particular program in detail. The final items on the list are the Registration Forms required to enroll in any of the programs.
Registration for the 2015 - 2016 school year is now underway.
The Morris Plains Soccer Association has announced that registration is now underway for their 2015 Spring Program. Registration is open for all Morris Plains residents between 3 years of age and 6th. grade.
MORRIS PLAINS RECREATION AND MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY SCHOOL OFFERING 11 EXCITING DAY TRIPS THIS SPRING!
Morris Plains Recreation is teaming up with The Morris School District COmmunity School to offer a variety of exciting bus trips this spring. Reservations are Limited, so be sure and register early if you are interested!
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a flyer describing the program.
PLEASE CLICK HERE for a detailed description of each trip being offered.
The Morris Plains Police Department will begin using Everbridge, a County wide emergency notification system, to notify citizens of emergencies occurring in and around Morris Plains.
Please click on the link listed below for more information and instructions on how to sign up for the service. Also çopy and paste the same link into your browser to easily access the system.
Stop at the Community Center and pick up a Morris Plains Memory Album showing many beautiful sights and scenes around Morris Plains - a perfect keepsake for residents, young and old!
Books are $30. Supply is limited.