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Feast of Easter

Dear Parents,
As we enter into the final weeks of Lent and prepare for the Great Feast of Easter, lets hope first of all that the beauty of Spring will finally be here for us to enjoy and winter has left us.
Lent can be a challenging time if we are trying to make sacrifices or make changes in our life. We are always working against our human side and give in when it seems hard but with the Grace of God which we have with us each day, we can be strong in keeping our Lenten resolutions.
The Feast of Easter is the Greatest Feast because it is through the suffering, death and Resurrection of Jesus that we have been saved and our reward will be eternal life.
Hopefully you and your family will have the opportunity to participate in the Holy Week Services beginning with Holy Thursday, when we remember the gift that Jesus gave us, His Body and Blood in the Sacrament of the Eucharist; Priesthood, those called by God to bring the Message of the Gospel to all God’s people; Good Friday, Gift of our Salvation and Easter Sunday, rejoicing in the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
May you and your family experience the blessings of this holiest of seasons and Great Feast of Easter.
Sincerely,
Sister Paula M. Randow, Principal

SNOW MAKE UP DAYS

Once again I would like to remind you of the days we will use to make up for the 5 snow days we had to take this year.

Holy Thursday, April 17– 1l:30 dismissal– NO AFTER CARE

Easter Week: Wednesday, April 23, Thursday, April 24 (FULL DAYS) and Friday, April 25 which will be a half day with 11:30 dismissal and NO AFTER CARE

Friday, May 23– 11:30 Dismissal NO AFTER CARE

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS.

SUESSICAL

The students in Grades 6-8 have been working hard over the past several months on the Musical Suessical.

The performance for the families of these students will be Thursday evening, April 3 . Doors will open @6:30pm students also arrive at that time.

Dress Rehearsal will be in the morning for the entire school.

APRIL CALENDAR UPDATE

  • 3– Teacher In-Service No classes for students-PreK-4 normal schedule
  • 9– Third Report Card issued; Sacrament of Reconciliation for Grades 3-8 10am
  • 11– Ladies Night 6pm
  • 16– Holy Week Liturgy 8am– full day of school
  • 17– 11:30 dismissal snow make up day NO AFTER CARE
  • Easter Holidays April 18– 22
  • 23-24 full days snow make up days
  • 25– 11:30 dismissal snow make up days NO AFTER CARE

Congratulations To Melanie Raggazino

She won the next level of the Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee last month. She will compete in the next level in April Great job!

TUITION AND FEES/ FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We are awaiting final approval of our budget. In a few weeks we will share with you the tuition cost and fees for next school year.

We will also notify any of our families who have applied for assistance and who qualify soon.

Again, a reminder to keep up tuition payments for this present school year. According to our agreement with FACTS April payment is the final payment for the year. Not having your tuition paid could impact Kindergarten and 8th grade graduations as well as continued enrollment for next year. Please notify the administration if your situation indicates a problem with tuition payments being met by the date indicated.

St. Jude Research Hospital Math-a-thon donations due no later than April 9, 2014. Thank you

GOLDEN JUBILEE

On Saturday, April 26 I will celebrate my 50th (Golden Jubilee) of Religious Profession as a Sister of St. Francis of Philadelphia.

This is a joyous occasion for me and for my family. Because I have been a part of this school commu-nity for 22 years, I wanted to celebrate here. You have been most supportive of me and I thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for me.

I would like to invite all the families of our school to the liturgy which will be celebrated @ 12n Mass at St. Agnes Church, Our Lady of Hope Parish.

This is a special time for me to give thank to God for the blessings and graces that I have received over these past 50 years as a Religious. God has been faithful to me and I want to thank God for His faith-fulness and continued care of me.

Please join me!

ALERT

WE CAN USE YOUR HELP IN GETTING ALLOCATIONS FOR NURSING SERVICES INCREASED TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF HEALTH CONCERNS THAT AFFECT OUR STUDENTS. PLEASE TAKE TIME TO READ AND MAKE CONTACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU. Sr. Paula

Please ask your parents, to send a letter or call for support on this legislation to Speaker Prieto. Ask that Prieto post A-948 at the next available session of the full Assembly. The bill is sponsored by Assemblyman Troy Singleton and Assemblyman John Burzichelli and is co-sponsored by Assemblyman Timothy Eustace and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. The bill modifies the consultation process for nonpublic school nursing services to match similar legislation already in effect for years for Chapter 193. The bill adds the words “including parents” to the consultation process prior to a change in provider for nonpublic school nursing services.

The current amount for nursing services is $77.20 per pupil. Since the inception of the program over the 23 years the amount per pupil has risen only by $17.20 per pupil for an increase of approximately $0.75 per year per pupil. Therefore, it is imperative that the students and their parents receive the best possible service for this limited resource. The change in language to include parents in the consultation process has proven successful for both Chapters 192 and 193 services over the last several years and the sponsors of this legislation understand the need for it with respect to nursing services.

You can reach Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 201-770-1303.

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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 27th and cheer on the Phills as they try to defeat the Colorado Rockies. Get there early and tail gate with your friends!! We will also be making a slide show of our school and it will be shown on Phan-a-vision. 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 and a Phillies t-shirt especially designed for our night at the game.  

Please complete this form and return it to school with your money by April 7th. Tickets run out quickly, so don’t wait. If you want to sit with other families and friends, send in the order in one envelope or staple orders together. It is very difficult to organize tickets and I cannot seat people together once the orders are sent to school.

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