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Parent Newsletters


September 19, 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians,

“Praise, you servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Psalms 113:1-2)

Praise is a form of prayer.  In praising God we acknowledge God’s glory and greatness. He is above all things. We praise God for giving us life, for the wonderland beauty of the world, and for our many blessings.  

Blessed be the name of the Lord both now and forever!

Ms. Danielle Gonzalez


Monday, September 19

  • Grades 6-8 take the NWEA Test – Day 1

Tuesday, September 20

  • Grades 6-8 take the NWEA Test – Day 2

Wednesday, September 21

  • Grades 2-5 take the NWEA Test – Day 1

Thursday, September 22

  • Grades 2-5 take the NWEA Test – Day 2

Friday, September 23

  • Spirit Day – All faculty, staff and students can dress in SPPS Spirit Wear today.
  • Grade 1 take the NWEA Test – Day 1


* Any student who was absent for NWEA Testing will be asked to complete it. Make-up must be completed by Wednesday, September 28.

Monday, September 26

  • Grade 1 take the NWEA Test – Day 2

Friday, September 30

  • 9:00 AM Mass with Bishop Sweeney. Grades 1-8 will attend.  After Mass, the Bishop will be coming over for a tour of the school.


* There are no new announcements this week.


Dress Uniform and PE Uniform!!!

St. Philip Preparatory School is blessed to have air conditioning throughout the building.  Some students have mentioned they feel a chill with the air conditioners on in the classroom.  Therefore, winter uniform items may be worn year-round.  However, SPPS hoodies and sweatshirts can only be worn on Gym/PE days.  

On a regular school day, if students are cold, they must wear the winter uniform items that are adequate and available for the “dress” uniform:

  • School Cardigan
  • School Fleece
  • Long-Sleeve School Shirt 

* The 3 items listed above are all available for purchase online through the school’s uniform company, Flynn O’Hara (

Students can still opt to wear hoodies on Spirit Days and Tag Days.

COVID Update:

In a letter dated September 2, 2022, from the State of New Jersey Department of Education, it states, “Quarantine is no longer recommended for people who are exposed to COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status.  However, asymptomatic students and staff who were exposed to COVID-19 should continue to test and wear a mask for 10 days.”