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October 2014

2014 October Newsletter

October is the Month of the Rosary. After the liturgy, the rosary is held as one of our greatest scriptural prayers. The mysteries of the rosary focus on the central events in the life of Jesus and Mary. Learn more about this time honored Catholic tradition at

Thank you to all PK 3, PK 4 and Kindergarten students, who were so instrumental in making our Fall Festival a huge success! They delighted all of us with their seasonal songs and poems dedicated to this most colorful time of year! As class trips focus upon apple and pumpkin picking, please make sure all who would like to be chaperones, have been cleared by the Main Office. Questions? Please call Mrs. Neglia at 973-779-4700.

Progress Reports are snapshots of student progress at a specific time. First quarter Progress Reports will be printed Friday, October 17th. We shall distribute the reports to students in grades 3, 4 and 5. Progress Reports will be mailed to the homes of student in Middle School. Grades Kindergarten, 1 and 1 will receive Proficiency Development Reports, based upon mastery standards, at the November Parent-Teacher Conferences. In September, parents in grades 3 through 8 were given written instructions to create a Parent Portal account in our PowerSchool database to monitor your child’s academic progress. We strongly encourage that you visit the portal frequently. As Always, should you need to speak or meet with a teacher, contact the teacher via her/his email or call the school for an appointment.

On Friday, October 31st our school will celebrate Halloween. Students in grades PK3 through grade 3 may come to school in costume. Students in grades 4 through 8 will bring their costume to school and change after the lunch period. Please encourage our child to choose an appropriate costume for school. Nothing to scary, gory, or violent (weapons). At approximately 12:45, we will have our traditional Halloween Parade, which all are invited to attend (Great photo-opts!) The students will parade around the main parking lot for all to see! After the parade the students only, will return to their classrooms for parties. Please speak with your child’s homeroom teacher regarding the treats and items needed for the celebration.

Mrs. Zito