Your Weekly School Update
January 19, 2018
This week's adventures...
The three day week was truly a "blink" as our students (once again) got only a partial school week! Our teachers and students have started preparing for and are becoming excited for one of the most enjoyable and celebratory weeks of the year... Catholic Schools Week 2018! Please make certain to familiarize yourself with each day's activities/assemblies, themed dress down days and opportunities to demonstrate service and generosity, as we collect various items for those in need.

A new edition to Catholic Schools Week is an exciting and fun opportunity for our school to generate funds while being physically active! All of our students (whether they are able to obtain pledges for laps or not), will participate in a super fun Glow Run on Wednesday, January 31st. Information regarding this fundraiser has been put forth in the newsletter for a few weeks now, and as the event draws near, more details will be shared. The main purpose of the event is to have fun and be active as a school family. Raising money for our school while doing so is a bonus! We are hoping to raise enough money to not only increase our technology, but to also initiate our fundraising efforts and Call of the Heart 2018 for a new playground that is safe for our students. The Fun Run will also be an unexpected opportunity for families to decrease their Family Fundraising Obligation!

If you have not done so already, I encourage you to take the time to complete the re-registration process by making any necessary corrections on the forms sent home, and return them to school with your $100 registration fee. Next Sunday the 28th we will be opening our doors to new potential families for tours and registration. While much of our traffic consists of potential preschool and kindergarten students, we have received several calls regarding openings in other grades. Please make sure to secure you spot, or notify us of a non-return situation, so we are able to gauge our openings for the 2018-2019 school year.

Have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
~Mrs. Russo
Next week's

MONDAY (Jan 22) --French Toast Sticks
TUESDAY (Jan 23) --Chicken Patty
WEDNESDAY (Jan 24) --Pizza Wedge
THURSDAY (Jan 25) --Shepherd's Pie
FRIDAY (Jan 26) --Meatball Sub

CLASS PICTURES will taken on Monday, January 22nd.
Order forms went home in last week's Friday Folders. Send in your forms on Monday.
**All students must be in uniform...Gr. 6-8 in Special Occasion Uniforms. Thank you!
Your RE-registration is NOT complete until you send back all forms AND the $100 per student registration fee. Be sure to secure your spot
before we open registration. Thank you to those who have already sent in their forms!
Our next school Mass:
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9am
(PS3-8 attending; weather permitting)
1st reading : Kailey Araujo (6)
Psalm: Amber Engel (6)
Prayers of the Faithful: Madison Laughlin (6)
We keep in prayer all those gathered in Washington, DC today witnessing to the respect for the life of every person.
SAVE-the-DATE for the upcoming
Family Spaghetti Supper!
Saturday, February 10th
The ADVENTURE begins!
With only 98 days remaining until the largest fundraiser of the school year, we ask that you consider the following:
  • With the Gala Family Challenge right around the corner, what items might you already have that might make great auction items... each family will be asked to donate one item for auction!
  • Gala Challenge forms and details coming soon!
Thank you in advance for your support!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK is coming soon...
January 28th--Feb 3rd

Please send in a "FAMILY ADVENTURES SELFIE" for a school display. Email it as an attachment to
Volunteers willing to play on the Parent/Faculty Basketball team on Saturday Feb 3rd, 5:30pm for the show-down against the student CYO teams.
Please email if you are interested in being on the team this year...
it's a lot of laughs and a lot of fun!
Students will be having a Pep-rally on Monday to kick off our FUN RUN theme. Keep your eye out for more info coming your way on Monday about how you can help us meet our goals for this new event!
Do you or someone you know live on a highly trafficked street in the area? Would you be willing to promote our wonderful Catholic School with a yard sign? If so, please contact us or stop by the office to pick one up! You are our best promoters! Thank you for considering.
Here's what's happening......
  • Gr. 5-8 ART CLUB with Miss Wilson new session starts on MONDAY!! here for the flyer and send in with your child on Monday.
  • Instructional Basketball continues next week for Boys on TUESDAY & Girls on FRIDAY!
  • Student Ambassador Training will take place on Tuesday from 3-4pm for middle school students interested in giving school tours at Open House!
  • NJHS Tutoring both Wednesday and Thursday after school!
  • BOOK CLUB WITH MRS. BENTLEY on Thursday.... new book! Pay It Forward
Fly on the Wall...heard from the hall!
Wednesday morning drop off this week was a bit unusual, as our students were reentering the school setting after a 4 day weekend . While most students had smiles on their faces and were quite excited to return, others looked rather tired and melancholy.
As one particular first grader exited his dad's vehicle, the following transpired.
Me : "Hey (insert child's name here)! Welcome back! Did you have an awesome long weekend?"
First Grader: "I sure did! (slight pause) But my mom didn't like it too much."