Meghan Hodgin

Mrs. Hodgin is the director of Marketing and Communications at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, New Jersey. She joined OKS in the spring of 2013. Prior to Oak Knoll, she was a breaking news reporter for NJ.com (now NJ Advance Media).

Recent Posts

Top Things to Do with Children in Summit, NJ this Winter

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Dec 7, 2017 5:20:07 PM

 Winter is coming and the temperature is dropping. In an effort to battle the cold weather blues, we've provided you with a list of our favorite things to do with children in the Summit, NJ area this winter. This list will be updated as we hear of more events throughout the season! Have an event you think should be included in our list? Email the details to communications@oakknoll.org for consideration.

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Topics: coeducation, activities with kids

4 Easy Ways Your Family Can Give Back this Fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Nov 7, 2017 8:20:37 PM

The sun is setting earlier, the temperatures are cooling and the holidays are right around the corner. There’s no better time than now to think about giving back to those less fortunate who could benefit from a helping hand — be it for warmth, food, shelter or holiday cheer.

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Topics: christmas, community service, thanksgiving

Top Things to Do with Children in Summit, NJ this Fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Oct 5, 2017 4:20:23 PM

Fall is in the air and Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are on the shelves in a supermarket near you. With apple picking, Halloween candy and blowup decorations on your neighbor’s lawn in mind, we wanted to provide you with a list of our favorite events in the Summit, New Jersey area this fall. This list will be updated as we hear of more events throughout the fall! Have an event you think should be included in our list? Email the details to communications@oakknoll.org for consideration.

 

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Topics: Summit NJ, fall fun

10 Book Recommendations for Kindergarteners this Fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Sep 21, 2017 4:25:45 PM

Kindergarten is an exciting year. At this point, we know your child can identify letters of the alphabet at random, write and recognize their own name and even listen to a story without distraction or interruption. This is the year to expand on those concepts, and we have put together a list of the 10 suitable book recommendations for kindergarteners this fall:

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Topics: reading

5 exciting things happening in K-6 tech at Oak Knoll School this fall

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Sep 8, 2017 1:50:27 PM

At Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, we pride ourselve on staying at the forefront of technology to prepare our students for the future. Below, read about the five most exciting things happening in K-6 elementary school technology this fall at Oak Knoll: 

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Topics: technology, elementary school

Why Boys and Girls Learn Better Together In Coed Elementary School

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Aug 9, 2017 2:53:51 PM

It's no secret — boys and girls learn and develop differently. They have different behaviors and respond to different learning styles. But that doesn't mean they should learn separately in their most impressionable years.

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Topics: elementary, elementary school, coeducation, lower school, learners, coed, project-based learning

Live Blog: Oak Knoll Ensemble Performs in Concert Tour of Austria

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Mar 24, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Our globetrotting Ensemble traveled to Austria during March Break, performing at some of the most historic sites across Vienna, Salzburg and the rest of “Österreich.”

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Topics: austria, ensemble, performing arts

4 Ways to Talk to Kids about the Election

Posted by Meghan Hodgin on Oct 24, 2016 12:00:00 AM

November’s general election is one of the year’s greatest teachable moments. With candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who disagree – loudly – on practically every issue, we would be kidding ourselves if we thought children were not paying attention and discussing the election amongst themselves. But how do we (as teachers and parents) talk to them about the election in a way that can be constructive, educational and age-appropriate? Lower School social studies teachers Leslie Smith and Michael Manna compiled their helpful tips to keep in mind when talking to kids about the election:

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Topics: politiccs, election, voting, elementary