May 18, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our students enjoyed a wonderful experience on the Rutgers Science Bus, where students were presented with a real-life problem and acted as scientists and engineers to solve the problem. Please see the newsletter for photos about the learning that took place on the explorer bus and in STEM projects all around the school. Two of our teachers will attend STEM professional development as we continue to expand our project-based, inquiry learning.
Our students and staff were treated to a wonderful performance in Once Upon a Mattress by our amazing Drama Club, and I thank Mrs. McAndrew, our outstanding director, and Mr. Yee and Mrs. Ricardella, for their expertise, and for all who helped make this event possible. There is a Drama Club fundraiser on Tuesday, May 21, from 4:00-8:00 pm at Chipotle on Route 18 in East Brunswick. Thank you for your support.
Please join us Wednesday, May 22 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Barnes and Noble on Route 18 in East Brunswick for a wonderful time as our teachers read to children, create projects, and decorate cupcakes. Our Drama Club will also perform. Summer reading titles will be available for purchase. Please see the Communication Envelope for summer reading titles.
Class trips continue this week as our sixth grade visits the Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium and our seventh grade engages in physics lessons at Six Flags Great Adventure.
On Friday, May 24, our first grade students will host the Mass and then will treat their eighth grade buddies to a breakfast. Eight grade students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday evening.
School will be dismissed at 11:30 am on Friday, May 24, as we begin Memorial Day weekend. School is also closed on Monday, May 27, in honor of the men and women serving in the Armed Forces who have died protecting our country. When we return on Tuesday, we will celebrate Fr. Tom’s 25th anniversary with a special surprise.
God of power and mercy, keep in your mercy those men and women who have died in the cause of freedom and bring them safely into your kingdom of justice and peace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.