SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE PARISH SCHOOL WEEKLY NEWSLETTER www.stthomastheapostlenj.com ISSUE #6 OCTOBER 16, 2009 Class Parents 2009/2010 Hi Everyone, Below is the list of the class parents for the Many thanks to all of you who have been joining us for the 2009/2010 school year. parent/teacher conferences. We know it requires a lot of Class parents, please look for your Class Parent schedule juggling, but we know that it’s worth it. The Information Packets that will be sent home with teachers put a great deal of time and work into preparing for your child on Monday, October 19th. If you the conferences so I also want to thank them for a job well have any questions, please contact Marty Levine done. As I read each progress report, I saw the thought and at 973.566.0416. care that had gone into them. Of course, we need to thank Thanks for volunteering! and congratulate the students whose hard work and PK3 Carrie Lawrence 973.759.4386 cooperation are reflected in the reports and in the PK4 Rebecca Lynch 973.771.1965 conferences. K-A Susan Eardley 973.928.3863 We can all take pride in the beautiful work mounted and Tracey McLauglin 973.893.1222 displayed in the hallways. The body of work already 1-12 Patricia Polizzi 973.202.7334 accomplished in the first six weeks of school is admirable. A Dara Provda 973.779.2996 tour through the hallways today would have you reading 2-13 Joan Roake 973.661.2979 interviews by second graders, poems by fifth and sixth grade Marystella Waffubwa 973.743.4562 poets, and viewing eye-catching posters done completely by 3-15 Sylvia DelVecchio 973.680.1992 the fourth grade students in the classroom. This is notable Sandra Rosier 973.735.4694 because it indicates that they don’t need help from home any 4-22 Diann Ancey 973.751.0874 more for a project such as this one. Walking through the Mike Mongelli 201.396.9846 building during class hours these past few days, you might 4-23 Leonor Perez 973.893.9531 get stopped by a bearded, a robed, or a strangely-garbed Ann Marie Soter 973.893.1283 individual wishing to tell you about himself or herself; and I 5-25 Ann Marie Bialkowski 973.546.2243 guarantee you’d want to listen. Our seventh and eighth grade Mary Beth Flores 973.751.9660 social studies students have taken on historical persons and 5-26 Genevieve Pezzino 973.771.0463 events in dress and speech. I just listened to Atahualpa, an Kathy Piesla 973.338.5925 Incan king, who reigned in 1532. Draped in gold, as was his 6-35 Patti Gavasci 201.259.5187 calling card, he spoke to me of his culture and of his tragic Celine Taylor 973.743.5778 death. Staying in character the whole time, Elizabeth 7-31 Leonor Nazareno 973.748.1539 Simpson (7-31) gave a knowledgeable presentation from Judy Villafranca 973.338.1127 memory and answered unanticipated questions, from the 7-32 Nancy Joseph 973.744.4912 principal, with poise and confidence. Yesterday, Sr. Joan Michele Sweetman 973.667.6623 and I learned some new facts about the Verrazano-Narrows 8-33 Mary Ellen Branagan 973.667.5488 Bridge as told with polish and finesse by Giovani de Kiki Garcia 973.433.4484 Verrazano himself in the person of Jaclyn Scerbak (7-31). 8-34 Janice Childers 973.338.7107 All of the teachers enjoy basking in the satisfaction and Darlene Saporito 973.338.0554 accomplishments of our seventh and eight graders reflecting on the memory of having taught them along the way. Let’s pray for our alumnae Class of 2009 as they receive the sacrament of Confirmation this Sunday and next Sunday. Thursday, October 22nd Have a great weekend! H & S Meeting—7:30 p.m. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend! Ms. Ferraer Spirit Walk Reminder JV Cheerleaders will have their first Please watch for your pledge cards coming home on Monday, practice on Wednesday, October 21st, October 19th! from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. JV Cheerleaders include 3rd, 4th & 5th grade The Home & School Association Meeting is on girls! Any questions, please call Gen Pezzino Thursday, October 22nd, 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the at 973.771.0463. cafeteria. All are welcome to attend! There will be a mandatory Parents Meeting on Wednesday, The Fall Gala Beefsteak Dinner is October 28th, at 7:00 p.m. in the gym. This meeting is Saturday, November 7th! for the parents of all 3rd through 8th grade basketball and cheerleader participants. Reservations Please be sure to check our website, www.stalife.org, for Please remember that every family PK-8 has one ticket information, updates, game highlights, cancellations, work included in their tuition payment. Additional tickets may assignments, etc. be purchased for $35 each. All reservations are due in by Friday, October 23rd. This includes your pre-paid tuition ticket as well. The price of the ticket includes a beefsteak dinner Saturday, October 24th, 9:30 a.m. Morning of Reflection—Women of Wisdom catered by Nightingales, soda, water, beer, coffee & dessert. You may bring in any other beverage of your Monday, October 26th, choice. 12:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Reservation cards will be sent home on Friday, November Eucharistic Adoration 6th. We will do our best to accommodate all seating requests. www.stachurchbloomfield.com Shopping Raffle Tickets are on sale now! Tickets are $10 each with 3 chances to win a $500 gift card to the Garden State Plaza Mall. We are asking every SMART TUITION REMINDERS family to help by selling just 1 raffle ticket. Payments: ALL payments must be made directly to Pre-Sale Raffle Tickets Smart Tuition. No payments will be accepted in the Raffle tickets for the gift baskets will be on sale beginning school office or parish center. the week of November 2nd in the school parking lot. BeforeCare & AfterCare Payments: All fees for Trunk Donations services provided will be added to your Smart Tuition Please send your donation in ASAP. Thanks! account on a weekly basis. The bill will be posted by the Thursday following the week the service is used. In-Service Sign-Up If you are a Fall Gala volunteer and have not signed up for a Payments may be made on a weekly basis. Please committee, please call Maryann Garner at 973.338.1868. check your Smart account for details. Late Fees: If a late fee is assessed to your account and not paid with your next tuition payment, additional late fees will continue to be added on your account. Don’t forget If you have any questions about your Smart Tuition to get your account, please call the School Office at 973.338.8505. flu shots! Newsletter Submissions E-mail information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Shop Rite Gift Card deadline is Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. If there is a Order Form 12:15 p.m. dismissal or no school on a Friday, the deadline is Tuesday, 12:00 p.m. Thanks! Parent’s/Guardian’s Name: ________________ The NJ Sex Offender Website includes the names, Student’s Name: ________________________ addresses and municipalities of individual sex offenders. http:/www.njsp.org/ Homeroom: ______ Order Amount: $ _______ http://www.njsp.org/info/reg sexoffend.html.
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