January 31, 2023
It was a pleasure to see so many of our students and their families at Mass and Open House this past weekend. I am looking forward to our STREAM/PBL Event on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM for students to showcase their learning for parents and family members.
Planning for the 2023-24 academic school year has begun, and from the number of inquiries we've already received, it's evident St. Bartholomew School has earned a reputation as a premier provider of affordable, private, faith-based education in the East Brunswick area and beyond. As we respond to prospective families, offer school tours and student-for-a-day experiences, we remind potential applicants that our school families receive first preference in securing registration for current students and any siblings not currently enrolled for next year.
Because of high demand for classes already at capacity, seats for your child(ren) cannot be held without re-registration. Re-registration school fees are discounted until February 10. General enrollment for the available seats will be open to new families on February 13, 2023 when our admissions and evaluations process begins.
I am pleased to share with you that we applied for the New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant. With the support of the East Brunswick Police Department and many school and parish staff members we have been awarded $50,000 to improve our security on campus. Improvements to the facility will be made during times when students are not present.
The second round of MAP Testing will begin on Monday, February 6. Please make every effort to have your child at school on time and ready to begin working. MAP Testing allows us to measure the growth of our students in first through eighth grades. For middle school students, these tests are an important part of their application package for private high schools.
A few important dates for you to note:
- 2/3 - School Mass Honoring Volunteers
- 2/6 - Beginning of MAP testing
- 2/14 - Mission Fair
- 2/25 - Sweetheart Dance sponsored by HSA
- 3/4 - HSA Mother Son Event
- Coming Soon - Gertrude Hawk Candy Sale
Thank you for your continued support. I am so blessed to be a part of the St. Bartholomew School community.
Wishing you a blessed day,
Mrs. Theresa Craig, M.Ed.