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.
October’s Virtue of the Month is Diligence. This month we will be celebrating the discipline and hard work necessary to be a good student and to live a fruitful life. We urge all students to push themselves. They should move beyond the comfortable and not be afraid of real challenge. Please note that we will announce our Students of the Month for October at our assembly next Friday, Oct. 5.
That day we also plan to kick off our service project for October—a clothing drive. Please bring in old (but in good condition) shirts, pants, hats, gloves, coats, blankets, shoes, sweaters, sweatshirts, etc., and drop them off in a box that will be provided in the inside hallway. The clothing will be donated to a local organization for distribution to needy families.
Next Thursday, October 4, we will be taking the students on a field trip to Alstede Farms in Chester where they will participate in a 90-minute educational tour as well as have a chance to pick some apples. Parents are also welcome!
This month Mad Science is back offering an afternoon class in Brixology every Wednesday from 3-4pm starting October 17. A flier will be forthcoming soon about the program. You will be able to sign your child up on their website at northeastnj.madscience.org. The cost for the 6 sessions is still to be determined.
Note that Monday, Oct. 8, is Columbus Day which is a NO SCHOOL day. The following week, Tuesday, Oct. 16, will be Picture Day when individual, class, and whole school photos will be taken of the students. Be sure your child is dressed extra nice that day.
Please note that on Friday, October 26, the school will have its annual Harvest Festival from 1:00-3:00 pm. Children are invited to come in Halloween costumes (not too scary!). Among the events scheduled for that day are face painting, popcorn hands, balloon animals, spider pencils, and the famous Haunted House! Parents are welcome to come and support.
Let’s have a great autumn together!
New Hope School Staff
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”