December Newsletter

December Newsletter

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.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

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.

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

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.

Welcome to the New School Year!

Welcome to the New School Year!

As principal of New Hope School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year, my 15th year with this learning community. We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms. It is our mission to teach our students God-centered universal values and service to others as the basis for personal integrity, harmony in the family, and peace in the world. We look forward to partnering with you in the coming year to achieve this.

Standardized Test Scores Are In!

Great News! Our students' annual Terra Nova standardized test scores are in and the results indicate one of our best years in terms of overall averages. Three grades were above the 90th percentile and four more were above the 80th percentile, meaning that our students performed better than 80-90% of comparable students from around the country. Let's all give a big shout out to our remarkable students!

Principal's Letter to Students

Principal's Letter to Students

Dear Students,

As we wind down another school year, I hope that you can look back and see the ways that you grew these past nine months. Think about what you learned and how you might apply those things in the future. At New Hope School, as you know, we are just as concerned about the growth of your character and heart as much as we are about your developing your stock of knowledge. We want you all to become good people that in the future will do a lot of good things to help make the world a better place. As the saying goes, “the children are the future.” You will one day be citizens with all the rights and responsibilities that go with it, and, hopefully as well, mature adults in your minds and hearts. For now, though, I just wish you all a great summer. Have lots of fun, and I look forward to seeing many of you again in September.

June Newsletter

June Newsletter

Thank you for your support of your child’s recent science project. Everyone made such wonderful presentations last week, rising to the challenge and growing through the experience. We hope you enjoyed our Family Barbeque on Friday and the parents meeting afterwards by Dr. Beebe on supporting your child’s reading.

 

As we approach the end of the school year, we wish to thank all of you for your consistent support over the year. As parents and teachers, we have a joint responsibility to raise and educate our children, helping them grow to become loving and responsible adults. In a world where family values are under challenge, this task is more critical than ever. Thank you for helping to make New Hope School a safe haven where our students can receive the best possible instruction—morally, spiritually and academically.

May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Thank you so much for your wonderful support of our eleventh annual “Race for Education,” on Friday, April 20, at the Richardson Oval off Monhegan St. in Clifton, We especially wish to express our appreciation to all those who came out to assist in various ways and cheer on our students. We are still heading towards our goal of $5,000. The school is very grateful for all your help to make this a successful fundraiser.

 

As for the race itself, despite the cool and breezy weather, the students did a great job completing their laps. We thank Clifton Mayor James Anzaldi for being on hand at the beginning of the race, despite his busy schedule. This year top honors for the most laps run went to 7th grader Areos Idrogo for 37 laps—a new school record! Bravo! At the end, students were in a cheerful mood as they returned to the school, celebrating with movie and popcorn parties.

April Newsletter

April Newsletter

Welcome to spring! Springtime signifies rebirth as trees begin to bud and flowers bloom. We are grateful to God for the life-sustaining environment he/she provides for us, fitting in with this month’s virtues of Environmental Awareness and Citizenship. God is trusting us as good citizens to take care of the Creation. With spring break coming up next week, we hope that you and your child(ren) will be able to spend some time together.

March Newsletter

March Newsletter

The Virtues-of-the-Month for March are Responsibility & Self-Awareness. As our children grow, one of the most important qualities they need to learn to develop is a sense of responsibility. When we strive to help our children become responsible persons we are helping them toward maturity. We can do this in the same way that we help them to develop other desirable traits: by practice and by example. At the same time, our children are developing their self-awareness as mature individuals, taking responsibility for their behavior, both good and bad, while seeking to multiply the good and learning from the bad.