As we begin the month of May, let us remember all our Mothers who have a special day on May 8 and remember that our mothers do so much for their families and on this special day we pray to the Blessed Mother to ask her Son Jesus to bestow many blessings on our mothers. The prayer quoted above is our prayer for all our mothers here at Our Lady of Hope.
Enjoy your special day!
God bless you,
Sister Paula M. Randow
Yearbook Order /Ad Forms
Information for the 2015-16 yearbook will be posted on the website. Please review and if you are interested in placing an ad or an order for a yearbook please print out the order form and return it to school with payment no later than May 16, 2016. We hope to have the yearbooks ready to distribute before we close school in June.
Iowa Test Results
The students in grades 3-7 were administered the test in early March. The results are being sent home with the oldest/only child in each family for these grades. If you have questions please be sure to check with the teacher or administration.
FACTS for 2016-17 School Year
Information will be provided on how to review your payment plan information for next year and to make changes as needed. The school will provide tuition and fees for each family as well as any financial assistance families may have been qualified to receive.
Students may begin to wear the summer uniform on Monday, May 2. Please check the dress code guidelines found in the parent handbook on the website.
April was the final month for tuition payments. If your financial obligations have not been met you should have addressed this with administration. Graduations as well as future enrollment in Our Lady of Hope may be in jeopardy if this situation involves your family.
St. Jude Research Hospital Math-a-thon Results
We wish to extend our thanks to all our families who supported this very important cause, to raise money to continue research and assistance to those families who have a child battling cancer or some other debilitating disease. We were able to send $7000 to St. Jude’s as your contribution.
Communion/Confirmandi Mass and Brunch
This annual event to celebrate our second and eighth grade students who have received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation has been scheduled for Friday, May 20. Information has been sent home with the students in second and eighth grade this week. No lunch will be served from the cafeteria for the rest of the student body. Students must bring a lunch and drink that day, and they will have lunch in the classrooms.
Almost every grade has a trip scheduled for this month. Please be aware of this when ordering lunch for your children.
Pennies for Patients
Each year we support this worthy cause to raise funds for research to find a cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma which affects the young. This drive will take place from May 4 to 16. Students are asked to bring in pennies. Thank you in advance for your support.
L.E.A.D (law Enforcement Against Drugs)
Congratulations to our Fifth Grade students for completing the L.E.A.D. Program. The students, families, as well as representatives from Gloucester Township Police, the Mayor, and Congresswoman participated in the Graduation Ceremony.
May Calendar Updates
- 4- Pennies for Patients drive begins
- 5- Ascension Thursday- Mass 8am
- 6- 1st Friday Mass and May Crowning 9:45 am- 11:30 dismissal- staff development
- 8- Mother’s Day
- 10- PTA Frogurt Fresh Fundraiser- 5-8pm
- 11- Final Deficiency Notices sent out-5th grade Bake Sale
- 12- Art Show- 6:30-8pm in the Gym; Grade 4 trip to Philadelphia
- 15- Feast of Pentecost- Birthday of the Church
- 16- Last day for Pennies for Patients; Last Food Drive for the school year K-8
- 17- OLOH Phillies Night
- 18-20 Lady of Hope Parish Carnival
- 20- Grades 2 and 8 Communion/Confirmandi Mass and Brunch 10am
- 23 Gr. 5 trip to Philadelphia
- 26- K-3, 6-8 trips scheduled
- 27- SCHOOL HOLIDAY
- 30- MEMORIAL DAY
PLEASE NOTE FROM THE MAY CALENDAR UPDATE THAT FRIDAY MAY 27 WILL BE A SCHOOL HOLIDAY. WE DID NOT NEED ONE EMERGENCY DAY SO WE WILL TAKE IT ON THAT DATE.
We have 2 special Feasts that we will celebrate as Catholics, Ascension Thursday, May 5 and we will celebrate liturgy @ 8am; and Sunday, May 15- Feast of Pentecost.
We will also celebrate Our Blessed Mother with our annual May Crowning on Friday May 6 @ 10am. Our eighth grade girls have a special part in this liturgy.
Your children have been learning about their artistic talents during Art class and have learned about other famous artists under the direction and instruction of Mrs. Hoopes. Their work will be on display on Thursday, May 12 from 6:30-8pm. Come spend some time viewing the work of our students.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15- IS FIELD DAY, 11:30 DISMISSAL AND THE LAST DAY FOR AFTER CARE FOR THIS YEAR.