Volume 1, Issue 2 December 1, 2009
Holy Name of Jesus School Newsletter
2 Broadway Valhalla, NY 10595
Principal, Mrs. Toni Corso-Stults
Fathers Club Meeting Thanksgiving Prayer Service
1st Friday Mass “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use
1st Quarter Honors them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”
December 4th ----W.T. Purkiser
Feast of the
Immaculate Conception From the Principal…
December 8th I would like to CONGRATULATE our like to consider a “bonding” moment.
Parents Council students and teachers for working hard When it comes to giving thanks and
Meeting to complete the first quarter of this school preparing for the birth of our Lord, we are
December 8th year. I am very pleased with the more mindful of the importance of our
results of the first report cards for families, friends, and faith. There is a
First Reconciliation grades 1-8 which reflected passing stronger sense of togetherness and love
2nd Grade grades for 100% of our student body. for one another as we gather for special
December 14th It is apparent that strong work ethics and holiday events and get together with
dedication can have a positive impact on family that we may not get to see often. I
a school community. What a way to start believe these are our Holy Father’s
7:00pm School gym the holidays! intentions.
December 15th It is hard to believe that the holidays are During this holiday season, may we
Christmas Shoppe already approaching us. Our students continue to be blessed with God’s grace
PreK – Kindergarten have already begun to prepare for our and goodness. Let us remember to
December 16th annual Christmas concert after having give thanks for our greatest
taken part in a food drive for “Christmas” gift…Jesus.
Christmas Shoppe Thanksgiving. This is a time of year that I
Grade 1 – 8
9:00am Mass Thanksgiving Prayer Service and Luncheon
School Dance Party th
December 23rd On Tuesday, Nov. 24 , the students of The prayer service was followed by our
Holy Name gathered in Church for our Thanksgiving Luncheon in the gym.
traditional Thanksgiving Prayer Service. Everyone gathered for a feast of chicken
Each child brought a food item up to the tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, and ice
altar to be blessed by Fr. Joe. The food cream. This time is set aside to
collected was donated to the remember to be thankful for the gift of
“Ecumenical Emergency Food Pantry” in one another. One of the things God
White Plains. Many thanks to Mrs. Weis, keeps us in is good company!
our PreK teacher, for organizing this
event each year.
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2009-2010 Student Council
This season Congratulations to the Student Council members of 2009-10:
as we prepare Bridget Duarte - President Johanna Torres- 5th grade Class President
Tyra Cureton - Vice-President Nicole Bregante- 6th grade Class President
to celebrate Natalie Kowalinski - Secretary Ian Davis- 7th grade Class President
Christs Samantha Poole - Treasurer Andrew Rivera- 8th grade Class President
“Valuable” Students Updates
our world, Each month, a value is recognized in The exterior work of the Fr. Dave
may we our school to instill morals and
goodness among our students.
Memorial Library/Parish Center
has been completed. We are in
await Students who exemplify the value are
chosen to receive a pin at our first
the process of working on the
interior, the new entryway, and
Him in silent Friday Mass. The value of
COMPASSION was observed this
the Religious Education
prayer, past month and the following
students were acknowledged: The school website is also in
recognize K - Julian Roche
1 - Peter Cacsire
its final stage of “renovation”.
Both projects are due to be
Him in all we nd
2 - Christopher Quemin
3 - Nicholas Giuliano
finished before Christmas!
4 - Alexis Sammarco
*As the winter weather
approaches, the IRIS alert
5 - Jared Sirois
and welcome th
6 - Nicole Bregante
system will notify parents of any
school delays or closings via
7 - Ian Davis
Him into the th
8 - Kristopher Capers
phone and/or email. Please be
sure to call the school office if
dwelling any contact information changes.
place of our Box Tops
heart. Congratulations to grades 1 and 6 for collecting the MOST box tops for the first
quarter. Grade 1 brought in 235 and grade 6 brought in 245 box tops. Each class
earned a Dress Down Day and a new competition begins each quarter. Good luck!