January 12, 2021
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are so happy to welcome our students back, both in school and virtual, and hope you had a wonderful Christmas break. I am grateful for your support and wish you a happy and healthy New Year. We have begun planning for the upcoming school year, which will begin on September 7, 2021. Information about re-registration will be coming soon. The Diocese of Metuchen School Financial Aid online application process is now open and must be completed before March 31, 2021. Please see details on the website.
Midterms for students in Grades 6-8 will take place on January 19, 20, and 21. Teachers will provide more information. The 2nd Marking Period closes on January 22.
Our students in Second Grade will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on January 20 and 21. A separate letter has been sent with details. Thank you, Miss DeFeo and Miss Hanson, for preparing our students for this sacrament.
Photo retakes and 8th grade cap and gown photos will be taken on January 28. Details are in the newsletter and will be sent home soon.
January 31 begins Catholic Schools Week. We have special activities planned for our students and staff. We cannot hold in-person Open Houses this year, but there is a Virtual Tour on our website. A calendar of events will be posted soon. We will be collecting new socks for homeless shelters during that week.
We will dismiss at 11:30 am on January 15 for a Faculty Meeting and school is closed on January 18 as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School is also closed on January 25 for a Bishop Holiday.
Please visit our website and the Church website for information about 9 Days for Life and special events in our Parish as we pray to protect human life. Recitation of the rosary will take place virtually with the Bishop on January 29 at 1:00 pm.
Please remain vigilant about observing your child for symptoms of illness and keep your child home if he/she is ill. Continue to call the school if your child is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID.
O God, make us willing to do your will, come what may. Increase the number of persons of good will and moral sensitivity. Give us renewed confidence in nonviolence and the way of love as taught by Christ. Amen. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.