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March 22, 2017


+Dear Parents and Guardians,


Once again we have reached the end of a trimester and are ready to distribute the students’ assessment cards for the second trimester.  Tomorrow we will be sending the cards home in a sealed envelope with the oldest child in the family.  Please be aware of this and retrieve the cards when the children come home.  We are having PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES tomorrow evening, March 23rd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  If you are interested in meeting with your child’s teacher(s), please come to the school at that time.  Teachers will be in their homerooms and will meet with families on a first come, first served basis.  We would simply ask that you limit your conference to ten minutes to allow others time as well.  If you feel you need more time to address your concerns, please set up a meeting for another convenient time.  We all appreciate your cooperation and support.  Please check the individual cards to see if a teacher has specifically asked to see you.  Thank you so much for your assistance.


In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, I am



 Sister Ruthanne Gypalo, IHM



Principal's corner and announcements

Principal’s Corner…for March 19, 2017


I am quite cognizant that today is the Third Sunday of Lent, but in my mind March 19th is, and always will be, the Feast of St. Joseph.  I further realize that there is nothing in today’s readings that talk about Joseph specifically.  However, I do believe that the Responsorial Psalm certainly can be related to him.  The psalmist tells us, “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts”.  What a perfect example St. Joseph is of listening for and to God’s voice and doing exactly what he was asked!  How well we could learn from him.  Let us ask St. Joseph to intercede for us to the Father for the same kind of listening and gentle heart.


Congratulations to the “Golden Rays” on their participation in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  It is such an exciting day for all of the marchers, and we are so proud of our group.  Thanks to all of them (their directors and chaperones) for representing all of us!  If by chance you missed them, they will be marching again this week a little bit closer.  The Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day Parade is next Saturday, March 25th.  The parade route takes the group from Long Beach Road onto Maple Avenue to Quigley Place to North Village Avenue.  Come and show them your pride!


This Monday we begin the final trimester of the year (YIKES!!).  It sure doesn’t seem possible that we have already completed two thirds of the academic year – and there is still very much to do.  Well this week, shortened a day because of Professional Development for the teachers, is indeed full.  We have SPRING PICTURES (students can wear an outfit of their choosing – no uniforms required), an on-going READ-A-THON (ending on the 31st), our monthly SCHOOL MASS, and PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES after the distribution of assessment cards!  That schedule should definitely keep us busy!


Here’s a daily schedule for your information:

  • Monday:  Grade 5 to morning mass; 3rd trimester begins; Spring Pictures (All); Read-a-thon begins; Baked ziti; Level meeting after school
  • Tuesday:  Grade 4 to morning mass; Deli sandwiches; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
  • Wednesday:  Band lessons with full band at 8:00 AM; Grade 2 to morning mass; Pizza; Spanish Scrabble after school
  • Thursday:  School Mass at 8:45 AM; Hot pretzels; Junior Sodality at lunchtime for 1-3 and after school for 4-8; Distribution of assessment cards (2:20 – 3:00 PM); Parent Teacher Conferences from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (Please note the change in times)
  • Friday:  NO SCHOOL – Professional Development for Teachers
  • Saturday:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockville Centre


Happy St. Joseph’s Day!


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