New Jersey School for the Deaf

Katzenbach School

125th Anniversary Celebration


Contact E-mail:
Tom Sparks

Fax: 856 374 1043

Snail mail to:
Tom Sparks
PO Box 5442
Deptford NJ 08096

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125th Anniversary Commemorative Plate

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Pictured - wood stand - not included
Clear plastic stand included with order

Thank you to those who made the Anniversary Celebration a success!

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Read the welcoming letter from Anniversary Committee Chairman
Tom Sparks Jr.

New Jersey-Marie H. Katzenbach School for the Deaf

Welcome back to NJSD/MKSD to help us celebrate the school's 125th birthday!  We are commemorating also the 80th anniversary of the Alumni Association, the 40th year of the Katzenbach Parent and Staff Organization and the 10th year of the Katzenbach Parent and Staff Education Foundation.  Together they make NJSD/MKSD a strong school of academics, vocational training and sports programs for students.

I am very proud of NJSD/MKSD and its museum, established in 2006, has memorabilia from the establishment of the school.  Many people visit the museum with rich memories and share their stories of the times they spent here as students.

I am honored to have worked with the four groups to make this celebration possible: NJSD/MKSD Superintendent and Staff, Alumni Association, KPSO and KPSEF, Inc.  There is great chemistry between these groups and their mutual love and respect for the school is evident.

I want to especially thank my wife Phyllis for all her assistance and support during the 21/2 years of preparing this event.  We met while we were students here at NJSD and she continues to bring me happiness everyday.

I also want to thank my daughters, their spouses, my son, and one year old granddaughter for their support and patience in California while I devoted all my time in New Jersey to preparing for this event.

I hope you enjoy the events on campus and may the weekend bring back many fond memories.  Thank you for coming and supporting your Alma Mater, NJSD


Tom Sparks, Jr. Chairman, NJSD/MKSD 2008 Events