An MSA-CESS accredited school, we help students achieve academic excellence and good character.
New Hope School is a private elementary and middle school located in Clifton, NJ. We are committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and independent character development by teaching God-centered universal values and service to others as the basis for personal integrity, harmony in the family, and peace in the world.
Our virtue for the month of December is Generosity. December is a time when, more than usual, we turn our thoughts and hearts towards the needs of others. It is a time to look beyond what we normally do and is expected in our relationships with others to consider what we can do to enhance the lives and wellbeing of others.
In this spirit, we wish to thank all of you who so generously donated food items during our Food Drive. Last Tuesday some of our middle school students packed up these items and brought them to St. Peter’s Haven Food Pantry. They were used for needy families in the area on Thanksgiving.
A big thank you to all the parents who gave so generously to our October clothing drive. Judging by the mountain of bags of clothes in Dr. Beebe’s office, it appears to be our most successful clothing drive ever! The lighter clothes will be sent to Liberia as part of a project of the Women’s Federation for World Peace. Other clothes will be donated to the Vietnam Veterans of America.
Next, we are launching our annual food drive to help needy families and individuals in time for Thanksgiving. Please help this great cause by donating any canned foods and other nonperishables anytime between now and Tuesday, Nov. 20. Food items will be brought by our 6th-8th graders to the St. Peter’s Haven food bank on Clifton Ave.
Finally, after a very hot August that lasted into September, the weather seems to be changing. Let’s hope for a mild and pleasant October. We wish to thank everyone who could attend our recent Back-to-School Night. Nearly all of our families were represented--a wonderful show of support for your children. The new school year is off to a great start. We look forward to a good collaborative relationship with you throughout this year. We especially hope that you will find time to volunteer to help us in some of the many activities being planned.