The Week Ahead: Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2019

By on January 27, 2019

This week will be an historic one for Verona’s public schools: On Monday, January 28, Verona will begin full-day kindergarten. The ballot proposal to expand Verona’s kindergarten program from extended hours to a full day passed last November by 2,873 yes votes to 2,139 no.

Also of note this week, the special Planning Board meeting on Thursday will focus on whether to designate the Spectrum 360 property at the corner of Sunset and Bloomfield avenues as an area in need of redevelopment. The former Children’s Institute could become the site of 300 new apartments, including 60 units that would qualify as affordable housing.

Here’s what else is happening:

Sunday, January 27
UNICO Sunday dinner, 1 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. SOLD OUT.
Town Hall with Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ11), 2:30-4:30 p.m., PAL Building, Parsippany

Monday, January 28
First day of full-day kindergarten, all elementary schools
Winter track Ed Church Invitational, 5 p.m., F.D.U. Rothman Center, Hackensack
Hockey vs. Cranford, 6:30 p.m., Warinaco Park, Roselle
Town Council meeting, 7 p.m., Town Hall

Tuesday, January 29
Boys basketball vs. Shabazz, 4 p.m., Verona High School
Girls basketball vs. Caldwell, 7 p.m.,James Caldwell HS
Board of Education meeting 7:00 pm VHS Learning Commons (Board of Education meeting agendas are posted the Monday prior to the meeting here.
Swimming vs. West Essex, 8 p.m., Caldwell Community Center

Wednesday, January 30
Hockey vs. Newton, 6:15 p.m., South Mountain/Codey Arena
Wrestling vs. Seton Hall Preparatory, 7 p.m., Seton Hall

Thursday, January 31
Essex County deer hunt, all day, Hilltop Reservation closed
Girls basketball vs. Millburn, 4 p.m., Millburn High School
Boys basketball vs. Millburn, 4 p.m., VHS
Knit For A Cause, 7 p.m., Verona Public Library
Special Planning Board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Verona Community Center

Friday, February 1
Weekend without homework
Hockey vs. Oratory Prep, 3:15 p.m., South Mountain/Codey Arena
Winter track NJSIAA sectionals, 4 p.m., Toms River’s Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex
Wrestling vs. Becton, 6 p.m., VHS
6th Grade Social, 7 p.m., HBW

Saturday, February 2
Wrestling quad vs. Bloomfield, Columbia, Princeton, 9 a.m., Bloomfield High School
Fall 2019 incoming kindergarten workshop, 10-11 a.m., all elementary schools. Also 3/2, 4/6 and 5/4

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