We wish to thank everyone who could attend our recent Back-to-School Night. About two-thirds of our families were represented. Thank you for your support of 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 Self-Control. This is the virtue that calls us to control our passions, push ourselves, and—through such efforts—ultimately free ourselves to realize our full potential. Please note that we will announce our Students of the Month for October at our assembly this Friday, Oct. 4.


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 in the hallway. The clothing will be given to St. Peter’s Haven for distribution to needy families.


Next Thursday, October 10, we will be taking the students on a field trip to Longmeadow Farm in Hope where they will have a chance to pick some apples, go on a hayride, get a pumpkin, and wind their way through a corn maze. Parents are also welcome!


In October Mad Science will be back offering an afternoon class in Brixology every Monday from 3-4pm starting October 7. As we mentioned at the Back-to-School Night, you can sign your child up on their website at northeastnj.madscience.org. The cost for the 6 sessions is $120.


Tuesday, Oct. 15, 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 25, 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


“Self-control is stopping to think about my actions before I do them.”