Dear New Hope School Families,
As principal of New Hope School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year, my 14th 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.
As we embark on the new school year, I want to take a moment to reflect on what we achieved last year. As usual, our students did very well on their standardized Terra Nova tests, ranking well above the national averages in all grade levels. In addition, New Hope was recommended for accreditation by the visiting team of the Middle States Association—Committee on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), which observed our school’s activities last March. We expect to receive their final decision sometime this fall.
We look forward to building on these successes and making even more progress this year. This year, our key goals are to continue to enhance students’ reading levels and helping them to develop their social-emotional relationship skills. We have a number of action plans in place in support of these goals. More information on that will be coming soon.
Each child is a unique individual. We pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer to help every one of our students succeed. These opportunities are included in our academic programming, from core subjects to electives and after school activities that help them develop their strengths, interests and talents in many areas. We are always looking towards the future—and preparing them for what comes next in their lives.
This work is not easy. But New Hope School is a community of professionals. We all—teachers, administrators, and support staff—are collaborating to create a safe, supportive, welcoming learning community where all students are treated fairly and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Families and other community members play a critical role as partners in supporting both your students at home and our work in the school. We look forward to working with you throughout the year to make important decisions that impact both your child as an individual and the school as a whole. As a start to this partnership, we invite you to attend our Back-to-School-Night on Friday, September 22, 6:30-8:30 pm.
To stay up-to-date on what’s happening throughout the year, visit this (revamped) website often, as well as our Facebook page, and TeacherEase, where you can check up on your child’s schoolwork.
New Hope School is a wonderful learning community. I feel so privileged to be a part of it. This is a very special place, and my colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you’ve shown us by sending your children here every day. We will do our best to ensure they have a fulfilling, happy and safe year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me at 973-768-7594 if you have any questions or concerns.
I am looking forward to a great school year.
Robert Beebe, Ed.D.
New Hope School