The administration, faculty and staff have been donating money each month to a different charity to promote cancer research awareness.

During the month of October they wore pink on Wednesdays and collected $555 which was sent to the Breast Cancer Prevention Institute.

In November, they have been wearing their blue “Anchored in Hope” shirts each Wednesday. These donations will be sent to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation at the end of the month.


Dear Parents,

As we continue to prepare for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, I would like to share some thoughts that Pope Francis has written as we prepare. This reflection has been taken from The Holy Year of Mercy by Pope Francis

“Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord:   ‘Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful’… I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy, for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time. Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness. Let us henceforth entrust this Year to the Mother of Mercy that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey: … our year-long journey with an open heart, to receive the indulgence of God, to receive the mercy of God”

May everyone realize how necessary it is to show mercy. We continue as a school community to not only learn about the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy but to live them each day.

Sister Paula M. Randow,Principal

All Souls Day

As I mentioned in the Instant Alert last week, during the month of November we would like to offer our prayers for the deceased members of our school families. If you would like to include the deceased members of your family please write their names on a 3x5 index card and send it into school. Each morning we will remember them in our prayers.

School Pictures

Individual pictures will be taken on Thursday, November 5 for Grades Prek3-8 and Prek4 on Friday for morning and afternoon sessions. If anyone is absent on Thursday they will have it taken on Friday. Students wear their school uniform for pictures. 8th grade students will have their picture taken in cap and gown. The brochure will be sent home this week.

Fall Book Fair

The book fair the first week of November.   Parents are welcome to come and shop. The schedule of times is on the website.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The first marking period closes on Friday, November 6. Cornerstone will not be available to parents so that teachers can complete grades for the report card.

Parent-teacher conferences will be on Thursday, Novemberr19 from 4:30-8pm and Friday, November 20 from 7:30-11am. This year a set time for families will not be provided; rather parents will come during the hours listed to see the teachers. Report cards will be available online through Cornerstone for parents to copy on Wednesday, November 18. This will allow you to review the report card before you come to meet with the teacher(s). Since no scheduled time will be provided this year we are asking for parents to indicate what day they will come for conferences. Please see the form on the website complete and return to school by Friday, November 13.

Click here for the form.

Race for Education

Families still have this week to register online and send out to family and friends to support this important event. If you have not already registered please do so as soon as possible. PTA will reward the class that has the highest % of registrations by Friday, November 6.

Box Tops/Campbell Soup Labels

Over the years collecting Box Tops and Campbell Soup labels has been very beneficial to the school financially. Please continue to send in the Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels. Classes are rewarded at the end of the year for the highest returns.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to express our gratitude to God for all the blessings He continually showers on us. May the Thanksgiving holidays be a time for family to spend quality time together and enjoy the blessings of this special time.

The Season of Advent begins on Sunday, November 29.


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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