Greetings from Dr. G
It was an uplifting week in our halls.
On Halloween students in grades K-2 lifted the hearts of many people as they paraded through the halls and across the street to Church Hill Village in costume, waving and calling hello to all they met. Kindergarten was especially captivating with their 101 Dalmations theme. Thanks to Mrs. B for organizing this parade, to our creative teachers/aides and to Officer Perez for leading the students safely across the street. It was a traffic stopping, heartwarming excursion.
On Tuesday we gathered at Mass for All Saints Day. Monsignor reminded us about the inspiratonal lives of the saints and how they are wonderufl role models. As a special tribute, two students from Sister Thaddeus' seventh grade Religion class, Kenneth McGahren and Shivanjali Bhagania, shared the stories of their chosen Saints, St. Peter and St .Rose of Lima. They did a terrific job as did all of the students who learned about and reported on these faithful men and women over the past weeks. It is a gift to live our faith openly as part of our daily education.
I hope you had a chance to read my mid week announcement welcoming Ms. Andrea Pincus as the School Counselor. Ms. Pincus is an accomplished alumna who will be an asset to our faculty and an important resource for your children. Click here to read more.
We are on the cusp of busy and exciting days. Please make note of these important dates:
*November 7th -- Buddy Turkey Trot kickoff
(see teacher newsletters for details)
*November 8th -- Election Day, school closed
Teacher PD off site. Remember to vote!
*November 10th -- HSA Meeting/State
of the School address -- you'll want
to hear the good news and important
*November 11th -- Veteran's Day Assembly
hosted by the Knights of Columbus
*November 15, 16 & 17th -- Teacher
converences; early dismissal 11:30 a.m.
a link for scheduling conferences was
sent via email this week. (After school care is available 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on these days.)
*November 18th -- Bishop Caggiano
to celebrate the 9:00 a.m. school Mass
Have you seen the new additions to the Blooms Brick garden in front of the school? We are grateful to Mr. Joe Cruz of Cruzall Construction and Grandpa of Victoria and Jason Fragoso for this labor of love!
I would like to thank the HSA for hosting a most spectacular Trunk or Treat last Friday night. Events like these forge bonds and build lasting friendships. We are blessed to have such a active and close knit school family.
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this beautiful weather.