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St. Gerard Majella School
A Family School

10 Carrelton Drive, Paterson NJ 07522

973-595-5640

Monthly Newsletters

October 2007

Dear Parents/Guardians October 2007

Thank you for making our first month of school a great success. Your interest and support are what is keeping St. Gerard Majella School alive and well!! The month of October is dedicated to Mary, Our Mother and to praying the rosary.

There are many activities planned for this month!

Wednesday, October 3rd ~ We will celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by blessing all the pets you may have at 2:30 PM in the school playground. We would love to have you part of this celebration.

Wednesday, October 3rd ~ Fundraiser orders are due today. Completely fill out the order form, return the white and yellow copies along with full payment. Make sure you keep the pink copy of the order form to use when you receive your order. We hope that you are pleased with this company. The shining stars loved picking the daily prizes from the treasure box. We appreciate that you read the packet and returned the slips for them.

Thursday, October 4th there will be a Halloween Family Fun Night meeting at 6:30 PM in the 8th Grade classroom.

Monday, October 8th ~ NO SCHOOL! Happy Columbus Day!

Thursday, October 11th ~ The first day of band practice! Please send in your band permission slips as soon as possible.

Saturday, October 13th ~ We are having our Macy's Day to Shop for a Cause that will benefit the St. Gerard Majella School Science Lab! Our cheerleaders will cheer at 11:00 AM at the Macy's store in the Preakness Shopping Center, Wayne. We thank Angelica DeJesus for preparing our girls for this happy occasion.

Tuesday, October 16th ~ We celebrate the feast of our patron, Saint Gerard Majella. We will go to Friendly's on the Hamburg Turnpike in Wayne to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun. Stop in between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM. Friendly's will donate a percentage of the price of your dinner to our school. This fundraiser will bring added and needed funds for the science lab. Please continue to support your school! The more the merrier!

Saturday, October 20th ~ Our 7th and 8th grade girls will attend a day of prayer at Villa Walsh in Morristown, NJ. We are looking forward to this day.

Monday, October 22nd ~ There will be NO SCHOOL for students. The faculty and I will be attending an all day workshop.

Friday, October 26th ~ Halloween Family Fun Night. - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM More information will we forthcoming.

GREAT NEWS! Grade 6 now has a Smart Board in their classroom. We are thrilled to be adding more exciting teaching tools so our children can benefit and be successful. Our science lab is already being used. Our shining stars look forward to going to the lab. We are anxious to show you the progress we have made. Stay tuned for more information!

Our Tricky Tray will be coming up shortly. It will be held on Sunday, November 11th at 1:00 PM. We are asking our families to please help us sell 5 tickets to family and friends. You need a ticket to be part of this success story. Take them to work and invite family, friends and co-workers to come and have a fun filled afternoon. We are counting on you.

Please come help us make baskets in preparation for the Tricky Tray. We only have a little over a month to pull this event together so we need everyone to help in any way they can. We appreciate that you give so generously of your time and talents. All Tricky Tray preparation meetings will be held from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the school. Please join us as often as you can.

Thursday, October 4
Tuesday, October 9
Wednesday, October 10
Thursday, October 11
Wednesday, October 17
Thursday, October 18
Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, October 25
Tuesday, October 30
Thursday, November 1
Tuesday, November 6
Wednesday, November 7
Thursday, November 8

Tricky Tray Set Up in the St. Joseph Center,
will be held ALL DAY, Friday, November 9. Come early!

This year is off to a great start. We thank you for the precious gift of your child/ren who truly shine! We are to work together because we are partners in education and must be connected to one another through faith, hope and love. Our strength comes from Jesus. We can do all with His help.

We pray for you each day at our morning prayer and we lift you up to the Lord, asking Him to bless you and all that you may need!

Please look ahead and mark your calendars now.

Thursday, November 1st is All Saints Day. We will have liturgy at 12:00 Noon. The first grade class will present the Little Saints.

On Monday, November 5th there will be NO SCHOOL for students due to a professional day for all consortium administration and teachers.

Please continue to monitor your child/ren. Be sure all homework assignments are completed and that the students are well prepared for school. Remind them not to talk to strangers and be sure that they are where they should be at all times. Know that we provide a safe environment for your child/ren.

Please see the attached calendar along with very important information concerning events held at our school this month. We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events at St. Gerard Majella School.

May Mary, Our Mother, intercede to Jesus, Her Divine Son for all the blessings and graces you need for yourself and all your loved ones.

With love and gratitude.

Sr. Jo-Ann Pompa, M.P.F.
Principal

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