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June 1, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I am Jennifer Ryan, a graduate of St. Jude’s Regional School Class of 2006. In 2014, I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Elementary Education and Middle School Mathematics. I currently hold New Jersey certificates in Grades K-6 Elementary Education and Grades 5-8 Mathematics and am currently a 5th Grade Mathematics Teacher in Salem County.

This summer, I will be conducting in-home tutoring sessions. If you are interested in having a summer mathematics tutor for your child, either to reinforce material from this school year, prepare them for next year, or simply to keep them fresh during the summer, please contact me at either the phone number or e-mail address below.

I have many tools and strategies to assist students with problem-solving skills, test taking strategies, as well as reinforcing important concepts that will help bridge the gap between the grade levels that they are exiting and entering. My tutoring sessions are generally an hour long, and are held one to two times per week. We can come up with a tutoring schedule that will best fit your schedule and your child’s needs. Please feel free to contact me via phone, (856) 332-3538, or e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions or to set up a tutoring session.

Thank you,

Jennifer Ryan

Dear Parents,
As we approach the final weeks of school, we take time to give thanks once again to our gracious God for the many blessings of this school year.
Students needless to say are winding down which is always a challenge for teachers and administration as well as you the parents to keep the students focused until the very end. Preparation for final tests requires review of lessons taught so that they do well for the final report card period.
We appreciate your support in helping us to keep the students focused and prepared.
Hopefully this has been a good year for you as parents who have made the decision to have your children attend our school.
May the days of summer be filled with much family time, rest and relaxation.
We pray for the safety of our families during this time away from school and look forward to working with you in September.
Finally, Happy Fathers' Day to all our Dads, blessings for your special day.
Sincerely,
Sister Paula M. Randow,Principal

Graduations

We congratulate and say farewell to our 8th grade students who will graduate on Saturday, June 6 @ 10am in St. Charles Borromeo Church.

Our Kindergarten will graduate on Tuesday, June 9 @ 9:30am. The ceremony will take place in the gym.

PreK3 Closing Exercises will be on Thursday, June 11.

PreK4 Closing Exercises will be on Friday, June 12

FACTS/Tuition/Assistance

Several weeks ago information was sent to our families regarding tuition and other fees as well as the Tuition Policy Agreement. Tuition and fees have been entered into FACTS and the families who qualified for finanacial assistance have been notified if and how much assistance was given. Please check your account in FACTS for the details. Also, if you have not signed the Tuition Policy Agreement please do so and return it to school by June 3.

Enrollment

If your child/children are not returning for next school year for Grades K-7 please send a note to the attention of Sr. Paula indicating the reason and school they will attend in Sept.

Events during June

  • Monday, June 15- Last full day of school
  • Tuesday, June 16- Field Day 11:30 dismissal
  • Wednesday, June 17- Class parties 8:30am; dismissal 11:30
  • Thursday, June 18- Last day of school 9:30 Mass, 11am dismissal

Calendar Update

  • 2- Sports Banquet for Grades 6-8 Masso's in Glassboro
  • 3- 6th Grade Bake Sale
  • 5- 1st Friday Mass 8am; 11:30 dismissal Staff Dev.; 8th grade banquet
  • 6- 8th grade graduation 10am St. Charles Borromeo
  • 9- K Graduation 9:30
  • 10- New K and 1st student testing
  • 11- PreK 3 Closing Exercise;Testing continues
  • 12- PreK 4 Closing Exercise; Testing continues
  • 15- Last full day of school
  • 16-Field Day- 11:30 Dismissal
  • 17- Class Parties 8:30am; 11:30 dismissal
  • 18- Last day of school- Closing liturgy 9:30; Dismissal 11am; NO AFTERCARE

SUMMER READING

The Reading list for each grade will be available on the website soon. Students will receive the directives for completing the reading and the packet used with the reading. All this will be done upon return in September.

2015-2016 Calendar

The calendar for the next school year will be placed on the website prior to the last week of school.

Field Day

Activities are being planned for Field Day, scheduled for Tuesday, June 16. Students are to wear gym uniforms that day. The students will be treated to Mr. Softee by PTA that day.

Fourth Marking Period

The 4th marking period will close on Thursday, June 11. Cornerstone will not be available to parents after that date. Students will receive a copy of the final report card on the last day of school.

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS- JUST A REMINDER THAT IN ORDER FOR STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION AND RECEIVE DIPLOMAS AND REPORT CARDS, ALL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS MUST BE MET. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IF THERE IS A CONCERN ABOUT THIS.

There has been an increased focus on concussions in the news recently. Our school has experienced an increased number of students diagnosed with concussions. While it can't be determined whether the actual number has increased because of an increased number of accidents or if there is a heightened awareness of the injury and more students are being evaluated for a closed head trauma. Regardless of the reason, concussions need to be taken seriously.

A concussion can occur from any injury to the head (including the face, chin or nose), any injury that causes a "jolt" to the body, or an injury that has a "whipping effect," without actual head impact. These injuries cause the brain to "hit" the skull on the inside. it is also possible for the brain to "bounce" off the side of impact and hit the other side, resulting in injury on multiples sites.

Not every "bump" to the head causes a concussion, but if there is loss of consciousness, a concussion will be present. Symptoms of a concussion are not always present immediately at time of injury. Symptoms can evolve over 24 to 48 hours.

Symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headache
  • Appear dazed
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Amnesia
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • "Seeing stars"
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Balance problems

Early recognition is important! If your child exhibits signs of concussion, it is important that a physician evaluates the injury. "Brain rest" is usually recommended. The brain is never completely at rest, even when asleep since it is responsible for many functions of the body. But we can limit the amount of stimulation the brain receives to allow it to rest as much as possible. Eliminating television, electronics, radio/music, reading, computer, and video games can allow the brain to get some rest. Sometimes it is also necessary to keep lights dim and noise to a minimum.

The doctor can advise you on eliminating stimulation and accommodations needed for returning to school and physical activities. Such accommodations may include:

  • Taking rest periods during the day
  • Eating lunch in a quiet area
  • Limiting the number of hours at school
  • Limiting assignments
  • Allowing extra time for assignments

There is no set rule for how long or what accommodations may be needed or how soon the injured person can return to full activity. It depends on the severity of the injury and how well the individual responds to treatment. In general, most people can return to their normal activities in two weeks, but others may take longer. Preventing a second injury before the first injury is healed is very important. A second injury, even a minor one, can result in serious consequences, and in some cases death can occur.

If your child experiences a head injury, see your doctor or go to the emergency room. Please notify the school of the injury. When your child returns to school, send in a note from your doctor that outlines accommodations that need to be made while at school. A note will also be required to return to physical activities, such as recess, gym, and sports.

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.

SCD Pamphlet

SCD Forms

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