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June 2016


2016 June Newsletter

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all our teachers and parents for making our 15th Annual Multicultural Day such a huge success! Thanks to our parents, the halls looked incredible, our teachers ensured the classrooms were abundantly filled with interesting photographs, maps, musical instruments, and artifacts from the various countries we studied. The dances were amazing and the food outstanding! Judging from the students’ writing assessments, it was a true, highly engaging learning experience for all grades. If you were unable to join us for the day and would like a glimpse of this unique, award winning, remarkable learning experience, kindly log on to our Facebook page: Saint Philip Preparatory School. Go SPPS!

The Carnival is back! June 16th, 17th and 18th, the Saint Philip Carnival will be in full swing, again! There will be lots of old favorite rides, games, food and activities for the whole family. For information and purchasing tickets or wrist bans, please call the Parish Center, 973-779-6200.

Due to the rides and game booths that will be in our main parking lot, we will be unable to use the lot for drop-off or pick-up. Therefore, the school will follow a modified drop-off and pick-up schedule. Beginning Wednesday, June 15th, students may be dropped-off in front of the school on St. Philip Drive or behind the school on Melody Hill. Dismissal – ALL students will be dismissed from the lawn on St. Philip Drive. Dismissal will be staggered. Pre-K and Kindergarten will dismiss from their outside classroom doors beginning at 2:30, Grades 1 – 5 will also be dismissed at this time. Middle School will dismiss from St. Philip Drive at 2:45. We appreciate your cooperation.

Please remember, school will be closed Monday, May 30th, and Tuesday, May 31st. Also note, June 20th, 21st and 22nd are half-day sessions, with After Care available until 6PM. June 22nd is our last day of school.

Summer Work for all incoming 2016-2017 SPPS students may be found online. Packets will not be sent home with the students. Kindly log onto our website and find the webpage for your child’s September 2016 grade: All work is to be completed and submitted for a grade, the first week of school in September 2016.

You should have received your child’s 2016 TerraNova scores. Based upon the percentiles, your child may have qualified for additional academic services, provided by the State of New Jersey. This is a pull-out program. Students who have qualified for the services will receive letters for parental consent. If your child has qualified and would like for your child to receive these additional services, you MUST SIGN the letter and return it to the school. Non-compliance will result in denial of services.

Kindly take a moment to complete our SPPS Parent Survey, which came home this week. This feedback is very important as we review and re-evaluate our programs for next year.


God bless you and your families. Stay safe this summer!