We are grateful to God for the blessings of our week of celebration for Catholic Schools Week. We extend our thanks to all of our families for your participation in the parishes liturgies and the students wearing the school uniform. If you were able to attend the Pasta Dinner you know what an enjoyable evening that was for the families and especially all the activities for the children.
The entire week was chock full of special prayers and activities. We were happy to see so many of our parents able to volunteer and attend open house. The week concluded with the special liturgy celebrated by Bishop Sullivan. The priests of the regional parishes who were able to celebrate with us gave witness of their support for our school.
At the conclusion of the liturgy the Bishop as well as the other priests and Mary Boyle Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese witnessed the busy work of our middle schools students and teachers making the casseroles that will benefit those in need who are supported by the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Charles Parish.
It goes without saying that the planning of the teachers and the PTA helped to make the CSW so enjoyable and successful. Spread the word about our school to others who are checking out schools for their child.
We thank everyone for your support.
Sister Paula M. Randow, Principal
I am sure you have noticed that many of my updates have come via emails through RenWeb. This is an alternative to Instant Alerts. However, we are aware that some families are not receiving the emails because we do not have an email address for the family in RenWeb; or by Instant Alert if the phone number in the program for your family is not correct. Since we try to use different methods to keep families informed it is important that information for your family is in both systems so you can receive the updates. Please take time to review what is in the system for your family and make any additions or changes needed.
In an earlier newsletter or update you were given directives that if you feel you will need to be considered for tuition assistance for next school year that you apply through FACTS. This should be done as soon as possible so you do not miss out. The Welsh Scholarship information was also sent out so families can apply.
We are awaiting the budget information for the next school year which will be a guide in determining the tuition costs as well as other fees. We hope to be able to share these costs with you sometime in March.
We have begun to receive applications for various grades for next school year. We want our present families to be guaranteed a seat, so if you have not sent in your paper work please do so as soon as possible and emails Mrs. VanEs what your intentions are so we can reserve your spot.
The date change for the Winter Music Program was provided earlier but just a reminder to the families of our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be Thursday, February 23 @7pm.
The second report card for grades 1-8 will be available on February 8
Race(Dance) for Education
This year we made the decision to change it up a little and call it "Dance for Education". The students will receive information today, February 7 to take home , which will officially Kick Off Dance for Education. This is a great fundraiser for us and now that donations can be made online it has become easier. Please look for the information and support this important project for our school. Students will have a special day to celebrate the outcome later in the month.
As always we count on and thank you for your support.
February Calendar Update
7-8 Kindergarten parent teacher conferences- schedule provided to families involved
7-Kickoff for Dance for Education
8- Second Report Card
10- 7-8 grade dance
20- Presidents’ Day- School Holiday
23- Winter Music Program 7pm-
24- Student celebrate Dance for Education
28- STEAM Assembly
During Back to School Night we asked each parent to sign a letter addressed to the Governor, Senator and Representative asking them to increase the nonpublic transportation ceiling cost which has not been increased since 2007.
We are grateful to all our families who helped in this initiative, however, we believe that more needs to be done to motivate the Governor and legislature to make this increase a reality.
Many of you lost bussing this year because the cost was not increased for this year. In an effort to continue to make contact with the Governor and the legislators it is imperative that they hear how this has impacted your family. So we are asking all our families but especially those who have lost bussing over the past two years to write a personal letter to the Governor sharing your story how this has affected your family and the sacrifices you have made because you want your child/children to attend Catholic School.
Your letters should be mailed directly to the Governor at the following address:
The Honorable Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Your family may not have been affected by this but as we move into the future there is always the possibility that more of our families will experience the loss of transportation.
I believe that the more we make contact with those we have elected to represent all families in New Jersey the better we will be in the long run.
If you would like additional information or facts please let me know.
Sister Paula M. Randow,Principal