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Weekly Newsletter October 25, 2019



Bingo Help—Friday, October 11; Friday, October 18; Friday, October 25; and Friday, November 1.

Parents in Grades 1 and 2 are needed to assist at Bingo during the coming weeks.  Please report to the gym for job assistance by 4:30 and be sure to sign in on the Attendance Form so your family receives credit for working at Bingo. Also, it is IMPERATIVE that you sign out before you leave at the end of the evening.  You will not receive credit for working Bingo hours if you do not sign out. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.  As stated on page 4 of the Student Handbook; “You must sign in and out on the Bingo Attendance sheet to receive your credit. Parents are not allowed to have anyone else work their Bingo hours. You may not be signed in or out by another parent.”  Thank you to all those families who regularly help at Bingo.  We appreciate all your help!

Friday, October 18                  Friday, October 25                  Friday, November 1                 Friday, November 8

Grade 2 Families                     Grade 1 Families                     Grade 1 Families                       Grade 1 Families

Nguyen R                                 Bardon                                     Irrizarri                                     Pierre Antoine

Niland                                      Brown                                      Jusu                                         Powers

Pontes                                      Burns                                       Marrero                                    Quilty-Diaz

Ratliff                                       Etienne                                     Mikhail                                     Sickey

Teixeira                                    Jkwudirim                                Nguyen, J                                    Tardif

Washington                                                                              Nwachukwu                             Waterman


Thank you to Mr. Hanson, Mr. Whitney & Mr. Shanks

Thank you to Mr. Hanson, Mr. Whitney and Mr. Shanks for donating their time and experience to coach our basketball teams.  The official season begins with a rally before the first game.  We will keep you posted on plans for the season.  Again, thank you for your time and talents.


Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan & Mrs. Cox

Thank you to Mrs. Sullivan for arranging our Fall Scholastic Book Fair.  And thank you to Mr. Sullivan and Mrs. Cox for running the fair during both days.  The students had a great time perusing the books and other items.  Thank you for your time.


Thank you to Mrs. Duffy

Thank you to Mrs. Duffy for organizing and preparing our annual Harvest Dance.  We all know it takes a lot of help from many folks to pull off a large event such as this.  But it takes the skill and effort of one person to make sure everything is in place.  Thank you so much for all your time and effort.


Student Council Election update

Congratulations to the following students who were voted in as Officers for the2019-2020 Student Council:

President:                    Emma Ryan 8

Vice President:           Christopher Boensel 8

Secretary:                    Rebecca Amazan 8

Treasurer:                   Timothy Sullivan 7

Congratulations to the following students who were voted in as Homeroom Representatives for the 2019-2020 Student Council:

Grade 5 Homeroom Representatives:            Emily Sullivan  and  Rayeden Surpris

Grade 6 Homeroom Representatives:            Molly Duffy  and  Aaliyah Metellus

Grade 7 Homeroom Representatives:            Joshua Ambrose  and  Josephine Whitney

Grade 8 Homeroom Representatives:            Matthew Grzybinski  and Lily Mankus

Under the direction of their advisor, Ms. Klebacher, council members brainstormed ideas for upcoming events and activities during the school year.  I look forward to working with the council.  Good luck!!


Crazy Hat Day and Dress Down Pass Day

Students who received passes for Crazy Hat Day and a Dress Down Pass for donating to the Harvest Dance will be allowed to dress down and wear their Crazy Hat on Thursday, October 31.  Thank you for your generosity.


Dress Like A Saint—Grades K-5—All Saints Day

On Friday, November 1, 2019, we will celebrate All Saints Day with a liturgy at 9:00am at St. Joseph’s Church.  Students in Grades K-5 are invited to dress up as their favorite Saint, and they will be recognized during the homily at liturgy.  See your homeroom teacher for details.


Below you will find a list of events for the upcoming weeks and to assist with planning.

Thank you and God bless.

Dr. Corinne R. Merritt


Monday, October 28                         Faculty Meeting—No After School Help

Tuesday, October 29                           Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, October 30                   Campus Ministry 2:30-3:15

Thursday, October 31                         Crazy Hat/Dress Down For those with Passes

                                                            Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Friday, November 1                          All Saints Day Liturgy 9:00—St. Joseph Church

                                                            Grades K-5 Dress Like a Saint Day

Saturday, November 2         Turn Clocks “back” one hour


Monday, November 4                      

Tuesday, November 5                         Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Wednesday, November 6                 Student Council 2:30-3:15

Thursday, November 7                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Friday, November 8                          Fall MAP Test Results K-8



Monday, November 11                     No School—Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 12                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30       

Wednesday, November 13               Campus Ministry 2:30-3:15

Thursday, November 14                     Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30

Friday, November15                         First Trimester Ends

                                                            Winter Calendar Drive Begins


Monday, November 18                     Fall Food Drive Begins

Faculty Meeting—No After School Help

Tuesday, November 19                       Young Inventors Workshop 2:30-3:30—Last Workshop

Wednesday, November 20               Student Council 2:30-3:25

Thursday, November 21                    

Friday, November 22                        Dress Down Friday—Football Theme



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