The Christmas season is upon us and we are excited to celebrate as a school community.
Tuesday, December 16th ~ Christmas Concert
On Tuesday beginning at 7:00 PM we will be holding our annual Christmas Concert. Grades K-4 will be singing songs about the Christmas Season. K-4 parents may begin dropping off their child(ren) to the classrooms at 6:15PM. All show participants need to be in their classroom by 6:40PM. Doors will be open at 6:15PM for parents and guests. All are invited to attend.
Wednesday, December 17th ~ Polar Express Day and Pep Rally
Wednesday is Polar Express Day and our school Pep Rally.
Students in Preschool through 2nd grade will be invited to dress down in PJs and will be served a special treat of hot chocolate and Vanilla Christmas Tree Cakes in their classrooms.
Students in 3rd through 8th grades are invited to dress down wearing their school spirit colors for the afternoon pep rally and will be enjoying the hot chocolate and a brownie treat during their lunch time.
All students who participated in Fall and/or Winter sports are asked to bring a shirt representing their sports team. Please check the student handbook for specifics about dress down day attire.
Tuesday, December 23rd ~ Dress Up Day and Prayer Service
At 9:00AM our 1st grade students will be leading the school in a Christmas Prayer Service. All are invited to attend. Students are invited to “Dress Up” on this day for the Christmas festivities that have been planned by their teachers.
News and Announcements
Asbury Park Press - Student Voices
Student Voices is a monthly opinion-page contest for students in grades 7 through 12, judged by the editorial department of the Asbury Park Press. Sarah Magno (8th grade) won second place in the essay contest and Emily Balsamo (8th grade) and Emily Gioacchini won first place in the video contest.
Bishop O’Connell’s homily for Catholic Schools Mass
Did Jesus ever go to school? The Bible doesn’t say, so we cannot be sure. The New Testament does tell us that Jesus could read, something he had to learn somewhere. The New Testament also suggests that Jesus could write – again, something he had to learn somewhere. Jesus also knew the Hebrew Scriptures since he quoted them often. Where did he learn the Jewish religion and all its rules and practices?
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and priests of the Diocese celebrated a Catholic Schools Mass on Oct. 7 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton. You can watch the videos of the full Mass, along with highlights such as bishop’s homily and the procession of school banners below.