Since I attended this wonderful neighborhood school in the 1960’s, from Kindergarted throught 4th grade, many transformations have taken place. Even after being rented out as a day care center and later, renovated and expande, it is still a charming brick ranch building with multiple play areas and sidewalks all around. I have fond memories of playing on the swings, jumping on the hopscotch boards on the blacktop, walking 2 blocks to and from school everyday, where I knew everyone in the neighborhood, but most of all, the once a year Strawberry Festival.
One of the best traditions of all the public elementary schools in Millburn Township are the Strawberry Festivals. All five of the primary schools, three in Short Hills and three in Millburn, turn the grounds into a country fair and everyone comes from near and far to participate.
Starting with South Mountain School this year on the first Thursday in May, there will be a great fair, with what else, but fresh strawberries and vanilla ice cream for all who buy a ticket and want to stick with tradition and enjoy this treat.
Parking is not easy since so many people drive from all over the community to attend the ‘party’ with their kids, nannies, babysitters and even many grandparents who come to watch the children participate in games and crafts.
Strawberry Festivals at the 5 Public Elementary Schools
in Millburn & Short Hills for 2010
Don’t miss the Strawberry Festivals! A great tradition of fun for the whole family. The festivals are held right on the school grounds and a great way to meet other parents and friends of the top-rated Millburn Public School System.
Food, music, rides, games, prizes, music and
South Mountain School – May 6, 2010 (no rain date)
Hartshorn School – May 11, 2010 (rain date May 12, 2010)
Deerfield School – May 19, 2010 (rain date May 20, 2010)
Wyoming School – May 26, 2010 (rain date May 27, 2010)
Glenwood School – June 9, 2010 (rain date June 10, 2010)