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Our Lady of Hope Regional School will once again be participating in “Pennies for Patients,” a program sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to raise money to help fund lifesaving research and services for patients with Leukemia.
Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers while improving the quality of life of patients and their families.
During the weeks of May 13th through May 23rd we will be collecting pennies and other loose change to benefit this very important cause. Pennies add up and every penny counts!!
KA - $481.00
KB - 305.00
1A - 655.00
1B - 470.00
2A - 135.00
2B - 130.00
3A - 241.00
3B - 340.00
4A - 290.00
4B - 195.00
5A - 85.00
5B - 120.00
6A - 315.00 + *70.30 loose change = $ 385.30
6B - 1,435.76 + *100.83 loose change = 1,536.59
7A - 415.00 + *36.67 loose change = 451.67
7B - 815.00 + *21.05 loose change = 836.45
8A - 160.00 + *17.63 loose change = 177.63
8B - 183.00 + *86.66 loose change = 269.66
Total raised $7,104.30
Shortly before the close of our mathathon, total amounts raised per class were written on the white board. P.J. Demitrio handed me a penny, and I changed 6B’s total by one cent. This set off a mass search for extra change that raised $8.76 in five minutes. For the next week, students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades continued to bring in loose change in a campaign that they dubbed “P.J.’s Penny.” In less than two weeks, they raised over $333.00 in change.
The days of the Easter Season are coming to a close with the anticipation of the Feast of the Ascension on May 9 and Pentecost (the Birthday of the Church) on Sunday, May 19.
As we enter into the month May we also remember that it is the month dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. Devotion to Our Lady under the title of Our Lady of Hope has great significance for us as we daily offer prayers to Our Lady to guide and protect all of us. Our special devotion to Mary comes with the annual May Crowning during the First Friday Mass.
Also very important for us to remember is the celebration of Mothers’ Day, when we thank our mothers in a special way for all they do for us and ask God to bless them with all the graces they need each day to be faithful to their vocation as MOTHERS.
Enjoy your special day and thank you for all you do for Our Lady of Hope Regional School.
Sister Paula M. Randow,Principal
Students in grade 5 will graduate after completing the D.A.R.E. program this year. They have learned how to be safe, what to do to help them make good decisions and to choose friends who will help you in this endeavor. We congratulate the students and encourage them to use the tools given them when facing difficult situations.
The majority of applications have been returned, however, notification has been sent out to families who have not provided all the required materials to complete the application, such as a VOIDED CHECK if you will be paying by check. Diocese requires that all families be enrolled in FACTS no matter what your choice is for payment. If you have received a notice please respond accordingly. Tuition, costs, fees, and assistance where applicable will be put on the application by the school and a copy of the final FACTS application will be sent to you so that you will know when payments begin in July what you owe. Those applications will be sent out in a few weeks.
We are presently working on identifying the families who have applied through SMARTTUITIONAID and will qualify for assistance. A letter will be sent to those families within the next few weeks.
The results from the March Iowa testing will be sent home to the parents in Grades 3-7 this week. When you review your child’s scores please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.
As was indicated on the website, students may begin to wear the summer uniform on Monday, May 13. Please review the guidelines that are on the website.
In reviewing our records from both SMART tuition and our records of payments there are families who are still in arrears with payments for this year. If you are in this situation you need to speak to administration. If obligations are not met by May 15, those students who would be graduating Kindergarten or Eighth Grade will not be permitted to participate in this event nor any event connected to graduation such as the banquet. This is certainly not something we relish doing but lack of communication from families in regard to finances results in such decisions. Re-registration for those families will not be considered for the same reason, which means your child will not return to OLOH in September unless this situation is resolved.
In February Eilis West won the local competition. She went on to the diocesan level and won second place which allowed her to participate in the State level. We congratulate Eilis because she is the STATE SPELLING CHAMPION sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. We were informed that for the local chapter of the Knights this is the first time they had a State winner, so we are very proud that the winner is Our Lady of Hope Regional School student, Eilis West.
We wish to extend our thanks to all our families who supported this very important cause, to raise money to continue research and assistance to those families who have a child battling cancer or some other debilitating disease. We were able to send $7104.30 to St. Jude’s as our contribution. The class results will be posted on the website.
Information was sent home to the second and eighth grade parents last week. Because of this event scheduled for Friday, May 17. No lunch will be served, students must bring a lunch and drink that day, and they will have lunch in the classrooms.
Every grade has a trip scheduled for this month. Please be aware of this when ordering lunch for your children.
PLEASE NOTE: FIELD DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 14- IT WILL BE A HALF DAY, DISMISSAL 11:30. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR SINCE THIS IS A CHANGE IN THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR.