Our Lady of Hope School will be sponsoring their 8th annual “Night at the Phillies”. Come on out to Citizen’s Bank Park on May 11th and cheer on the Phills as they try to defeat the Pittsburg Pirates. Get there early and tail gate with your friends!! If enough tickets are sold, w e will be making a slide show of our school and it will be shown on PhanaVision. Be in your seats by 6:40 and maybe you will see yourself on the big screen.
Tickets are $32. This includes your ticket to the ballgame, a Phillies T-shirt especially designed for our night at the Philles, and it is baseball hat night. When entering the park, every Phillies fan will receive a Phillies hat. It is also, “Class of 2015” night. At this time, I am not sure of the activities for this event.
Please download and complete the form and return it to school with your money by April 1st. If you want to sit with other families and friends, order your tickets under one name or staple or send your orders in together. It is very difficult to organize tickets and I cannot seat people together once the orders are sent to school.
Phillies Fun Night Form
On February 4th at 7:00 p.m., eight of our 8th grade students will be participating in a Spelling Bee sponsored by the Holy Child Council Knights of Columbus. This event will be held at Saint Maria Goretti Hall at 321 Orchard Avenue in Runnemede, NJ 08078. The following students will be representing Our Lady of Hope Regional School at this event:
- Catherine Carroll
- Gianna Dinnini
- Emily Ealer
- Christopher Haddad
- Sophia Magee
- Jason Meredith
- Katelyn Sbresny
- Miranda Zevallos
We are very proud of the hard work and dedication of these contestants and wish them good luck as they compete against students from St. Teresa School in Runnemede on February 4th!!
As we enter into this new year of 2015 the following excerpt is shared with you as it inspired me and so I hope it is a means of inspiration for you and your family. It is taken from The January 2015 issue of The Word Among Us.
“ Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? ….We often make resolutions at the beginning of a new year because we ae looking for a fresh start. There’s something about the changing of the calendar that prompts us to try to better ourselves. It offers us a specific beginning and end time for our goals, and to help give us a sense of focus and purpose.
This year, why not add some faith resolutions into the mix—that is, resolutions that will help you draw closer to Jesus? These faith resolutions go beyond promising to attend Mass more faithfully or increasing our prayer time by a few minutes. They are interior resolutions, promises that, no matter what spiritual practices we are following, we will try to open ourselves more to God’s grace as we do them. “
As we move forward in the New Year, we work together to encourage our children to think about changes they need to make especially in their academic growth and development.
May 2015 be filled with many blessings for you and your family.
Sister Paula M Randow, Principal
Re-registration forms where sent home in early December for the 2015-2016 school year. We are hopeful that you will continue to be a part of Our Lady of Hope Regional School. If you have not returned your forms please do so right away. As always we have families who come to tour our school and would like to enroll their child/children, however our present families always have priority and that includes families who will have a child eligible for Kindergarten or First grade and would like to enroll him/her in our school. Please return your re-registration forms no later than Friday, January 16, 2015.
Application for Financial Assistance
The deadline to apply was December 31 however, I believe the capability to apply is still open on the FACTS website. If you plan to apply so you can be considered please do so as soon as possible in the event the window to apply closes sooner than anticipated.
Tuition and Fees
We are presently reviewing our present budget as we make decisions for the tuition cost and fees for next school year. We will pass that on to you as soon as the decisions have been finalized and approved by the administration and pastors.
January Calendar Update
- 8- Picture MAKE UP DAY 8:15am
- 9- 11:30 dismissal- Staff Development
- 12- Widener Student Teacher will begin
- 16- Gr. 4 trip to Franklin Institute
- 19- Martin Luther King Day- School Holiday
- 21- Students who won Race for Education drawing will go bowling today
- 23- 2nd marking period/1st semester closes
- 25- Catholic Schools Week begins- PTA Pasta Dinner 4-7pm
- 26- CSW Opening liturgy 8am
- 27- Open House for new and interested families
- 28- Student Appreciation Day- events will be finalized soon
- 29- Open House for present families 9-11am.
- 30- Faculty Appreciation Day- Special luncheon after 11:30 Dismissal- NO AFTER CARE BECAUSE OF THIS EVENT.
Picture Make Up
Several students were absent on the day of pictures, so January 8 the photographer will be here to take those pictures. If you have a problem with your pictures you need to let the office staff know.
Every student has their picture taken for the yearbook.
Request for Prayers
We continue to offer our prayerful support to Mrs. Spadaro and Mrs. Rossi as they undergo their treatments and recovery.
For several years through the assistance of Gregg Froio one of our School Board Members, we have had a Student Teacher come for 6-7 weeks to work with our teachers to gain experience to become good, productive future educators. January 12 Jarlen Torres will begin her experience with Mrs. Dlug.
On behalf of the Faculty, Staff and Administration we would like to express our gratitude for your generosity during the Christmas Season. May God bless you.
Please read the Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes Pamphlet and print out the forms. The New Jersey Department of Education states that the forms must be filled out by parent and physician before a student can participate in sports at Our Lady of Hope School. First two pages are to be filled out by student and parent. The last three by the physician.
Forms need to be completed and returned (only for students in grades 6 through 8) to school office to the attention of the Principal.