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Week of 3/20-3/25

Jellybean Raffle began today.  Miracle Boxes due next Monday. 

If you'd like to donate to the Kindergarten Cereal Box challenge, please send in a box before March 30! Thank you! 


On Monday, the 3rd Grade will begin selling chances for their Lenten Jelly Bean Raffle.


All proceeds will benefit Heifer International.


Guess the number of jelly beans and win two one-hour passes to YESTERcades, two bracelets to the SLG Carnival, and an Easter basket from Suzi's Sweet Shoppe!


Chances are $1.00 each, or 7 chances for $5.






Week of 3/13-3/17

Children may wear a green shirt with uniform (gym uniform for 1A) bottoms this Friday! 

This appears to be a normal week. The Kindergarten is collecting cereal boxes for the Cereal Box Challenge if you would like to donate to their charitable cause. Math test will Thursday this week!



Specials are updated on the tab to the left. Gym is still on Fridays!


Please be sure to read Friday's HW page. 

Some of our Specials will be changing in the new marking period. Please keep an eye out in the HW section and in the Specials tab for those changes. I look forward to reading the next round of the Flat Jesus journals! 



Wow!  March is upon us and no snow days yet! ;)

This appears to be a normal week. I hope the children enjoyed writing their first Flat Jesus journal entry. On Wednesday the children will meet author Laura Sassi! We look forward to this special presentation. There was an Instant Alert sent if you'd like to purchase a signed copy of her books.





I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. This week we begin the Season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The children will receive ashes in the afternoon.  Please be on the lookout for important information regarding the first grade Flat Jesus Journal and the Miracle Boxes. The Preschool is collecting new PJ's and books to support our local NJ Chapter of the Pajama Program.  If you would like to donate, please send in items on Friday. 



The children are welome to send in Valentine's for the class.  Please remember no candy, only non-edible treats.  Thank you. 

2/15 is a half day.  


*Children should wear their regular uniform tomorrow along with their 100 Day shirts! 



Thursday we celebrate the 100th Day! We cannot wait to see the children's shirts! Friday 2/10 is a "Soup"er Bowl Collection and a Dress Down Day. 


Ms. Esposito and I would like to thank you for your kind words and thoughtful gifts on Teacher Appreciation Day. 




Catholic Schools Week:

Faith, Excellence, Service

Feb. 1 School Mass

Feb. 2 Parent Open House 9-10

Feb.3 Student Appreciation Day-Ice Cream




Re-enrollment forms for 2023-2024 are due on Friday.  Please send back the B6T Application and the Texbook Loan form as well.  Thank you. 















Blessing Bag Brigade: We are collecting items on Friday. First grade is asked to send in snack foods/granola or cereal bars. 


January 23-27 

This appears to be a normal week. 

Many thanks for all of the baby wipe donations.  We are set for a very long time!  

Catholic Schools Week is 1/30-2/3


January 17-20

We are learning about the Sacrament of Baptism this week.  If you have a picture of your child's Baptism to share, please send one in. 


Reminder: please sign and return all tests and make spelling corrections on the back. 


Important Dates: 

1/16 School Closed

1/18 Half Day

2/9 100th Day of School, see tab on the left for a copy of the letter that was sent home


January 9-13

This seems to be a normal week! Please remember to check the HW Board each day for any updates.  Bus and Book forms are due. Reminder that next Monday school is closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 



January 3-6

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a nice Christmas spent with their families as well as some needed downtime from school. It is certainly nice to ease back into our learning with a four day week. 

Please see my HW board for an update on the decodable readers!  






What a beautiful Prayer Service today.  We are so proud of the children and the fantastic job they did singing, reading and acting.  

I also wanted to extend a huge thank you on behalf of myself and Ms. Esposito for your generosity.  We are truly blessed to have such a nice group of children and parents!  Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and much happines, love, and laughter in the new year!  See everyone in January.  













12:30 dismissal tomorrow!  After the prayer service, the children will head back to the classrooms for pizza and crafts! 



Hello everyone and welcome to the home stretch before the much needed Christmas break!!!!  


This Thursday our first grade classes will be welcoming the Christmas season with a beautiful Prayer Service at 10AM.  We know this is such a special occasion because our children have missed out on so much.  In terms of seating for the service in the church; the pews directly behind the children, on both sides have 2 reserved seats per child.  All additional family members will be asked to sit in the side pews of the church.  This is to ensure that every child's immediate family is right behind their children.  We appreciate your support and help with making this day special for your children and you, their families.   Please note that at the conclusion of the service, the school will dismiss and you will have time to take pictures of your children, who will be in front of the alter.  See you on Thursday!














Update: Reading tests will be sent home on Monday. I finally made back it to school today and was very busy!  Please review any errors on the Math and Spelling tests.  Correct misspelled words on the back. Also, I gave the children 1pt extra credit on Math if they correctly made a fact family on the back of the first page!


Please see below as a reminder of next week's important events!






12/15 Christmas Show 7:00, arrive at 6:15

12/16 Polar Express Day

12/22 First Grade Christmas Prayer Service at 10:00 and Christmas Party

12/22 is a 12:30 Dismissal 



Christmas Show and Christmas Prayer Service attire: The children will be dressed as angels/characters for both.  We ask that the boys wear pants, dress shoes and a lightweight festive shirt.  For the girls, something festive with dress shoes but no heels. Please no headbands or big bows either as they will be wearing halos for each occassion. It gets hot on stage and on the altar wearing the costumes, so it's best to stay clear from sweaters!


For the Christmas Show, please plan on dropping off your child at 6:15 in the classroom for a 7:00 start time. All are welcome! 


Parents and Grandparents are welcome at the Prayer Service which begins at 10:00.


On Polar Express Day, the children may wear pajamas with sneakers. Please no slippers. 





 Week of 11/28-12/2

Children's Corner: Wednesday, 11/30 at 10:00. Parents are invited to shop with their children. 

Check Specials Tab for the updated schedule.  Gym is now on Fridays! This Friday is a 12:00 dismissal. 

Our First Grade Prayer Service is December 22 at 10:00


November 21-22

Just 2 days this week! There will be no formal lessons taught and there will be no Homework ;) We look forward to the Kindergarten's Prayer Service on Tuesday. 

Thank you again for all of your donations for the food drive.  We sent an abundance of food to a family that otherwise may not have had a Thanksgiving meal. Wishing all of you a blessed and happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. 

 Please scroll down for the upcoming important dates. I will have the Children's Corner time slot tomorrow and will post it here as well as the HW page. Also, a few of our Specials will change days in the new marking period starting the week after Thanksgiving. Once I have the final schedule, I will post the days on my Specials tab to the left.


Thank you to all of the 1A families that so generously donated books for our classroom library! 


Week of 11/14-11/18

We have some exciting days this week! 

We attend the Book Fair on Tuesday at 11:30. Parents are welcome to attend and help your child choose books. The cafeteria is closed on Thursday in preparation for the Turkey Feast on Friday so please remember to pack a lunch for your child. Thanksgiving food donations are due by Thursday.  Thank you very much for your generosity.


Looking ahead even further, these are other important dates leading up to Christmas:

11/23 School Closed

11/27 Advent Begins

11/28-12/1 Children's Corner

12/2 Half Day and Report cards will be available on the portal

12/3 SLG Christmas Bazaar

12/15 Christmas Show in the evening

12/16 Polar Express Day/children wear PJ's to school

12/22 First Grade Christmas Prayer Service and Half Day



Week of 11/7-11/11

We are starting our collection for a local family to help with their Thanksgiving meal. Thank you very much to the Hill Family for donating the turkey.  We will celebrate Mass on Thursday in honor of Saint Leo the Great Feast Day. There will be a $1 Dress Down Red, White, and Blue on Friday. 


Thank you to Mr. Tubiolo for the beautiful carved necklaces from The Holy Land.  What a wonderful keepsake for the children!

*Lifetouch Re-takes are next Tuesday, Nov.8 for 1A*



Week of 10/31-11/4

You should have received an Intsant Alert regarding Monday. Halloween Parade begins at 11:00. Please no weapons, masks, or candy.  Please see below for informatin about Mrs. Paul's afterschool club. 




Week of 10/24-10/28

This is another normal 5 day week! We now have 2 fleeces in the room with no name in them. Please let me know if one belongs to your child. I look forward to meeting/speaking with the remainder of you at conferences this week and on October 31. The children are very excited for Halloween and we look forward to the Parade next week. This is a reminder that the children wear their costumes to school so please keep in mind that they should be comfortable in their costume (able to sit at desk and use bathroom with no issues) and no weapons are allowed. 


Week of 10/17-10/21

This is a normal 5 day week! 

As the weather may start to get colder please be sure your child has a fleece or jacket to wear on the playground. Also, check that all outerwear is labeled with your child's name. We have a fleece that was left in the cafeteria 2 weeks ago.  Please let me know if it belongs to your child. On Thursday we look forward to the Mad Scientist presentation. Thank you SLG PTA!


Week of 10/11-10/13

This is a very short week!  Please check Homework board each day as there are some changes to the H Book work. I look forward to meeting with the first group of parents on Wednesday after school.


Week of 10/3-10/7

Please check the school website for the Sign-Up Genius link for Parent-Teacher conferences. If there is not a time that works for you, please email me and we can set up another time to meet or have a phone conference.   


Week of Respect

We will attend Mass on Tuesday. Please send in Blessing of the Animal Permission slips ASAP. The Blessing has been changed to Thursday. 


Week of 9/26-9/30

It looks like a normal week! I will post any important updates here and/or on my Homework page. 


Week of 9/19-9/23

I look forward to meeting all of our 1A parents at Back to School Night this Thursday at 6:30.

Thank you to the parents who have sent in cleaning/hygiene supplies. I really appreciate it!  I will gladly accept any donations of baby wipes, tissues, and Lysol wipes. 



Week of 9/12-9/16

I had a wonderful week getting to know your children!  They were happy to be back in school and happy to see their old friends and to meet new friends. They are working hard to remember our routine! However, I think they were most shocked when they realized that lunch comes BEFORE snack! 

We are fully into Specials this week. Please remember Gym uniforms on Wednesday. 1A will have their pictures taken on Thursday. Starting this week your child will have Spelling homework each night in their H Book. They will be tested on the words on Friday and they will have a Reading test on Friday as well.  Please be sure to check the HW Tab each night for more info! 


Please send in photos, parent questionnaires, Letter to Me, Math Book 1 covered, and an art smock on Monday. 


Week of 9/6-9/9

Specials begin on Thursday this week! 

Please read the tabs on the left that pertain to the first few weeks of school.



Welcome to 1A!


Hello 1A families and welcome to our new school year. Our first day will be upon us before we know it!  I look forward to meeting your child and spending the year with them as we explore, discover, make friends, and learn!


To help with all the information that you need, I have created tabs to the left of my homepage. Please read them and if you have any questions please email me at:


See you soon!