"With my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness to all generations." Ps 89:1

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

I am happy to report that we have hired a first grade teacher as of yesterday.  Her name is Mrs. Michele Holmes and she comes to us from Sacred Heart School in Rockaway.  Mrs. Holmes is a seasoned teacher, working in grades PK through 1.  She is also coming to us from a STEM school and is thrilled about working at STS.  The teachers met her today and she has already met and talked extensively with Mrs. Reilly so I know she will be set for September.  I know you will welcome her to our school in the fall.

As far as the principal search is concerned, I believe that final interviews are happening and Fr. Marc will probably be in touch with STS families as soon as he gets word.

I am praying for a good and easy transition for the new principal and I thank you for your support over the years.  It has been my pleasure to serve the families of this good school.

Please stay tuned for more school news by checking this blog at each week's end.

Have a wonderful Father's Day.

God bless!

Mrs. Hirschfeld

Principal

"...you are God's temple and God's spirit lives in you." 1 Cor 3:18

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

In the words of Deacon Bruce at Wednesday's 8th grade graduation, "He lives in you..." is a fitting send-off for our school leaders who are now St. Therese alumni.  What a wonderful way to send our children into the future as now young adults to face the joys and challenges that lay ahead.  We pray that the formation begun here at St. Therese School has prepared them for the next step in their academic and spiritual life.  God's blessings to each of them and their families!

I promised that I'd update our families on any new developments at our school until the end of June when I will be relinquishing my post as school principal.  The only change since our June 2 meeting has been to hire the second 4th grade teacher.  Her name is Alexa Muller and she has been substituting for Mrs. Reed since December.  Ms. Muller did an exemplary job during a very difficult time these past six months and I know that she will do the same as co-teacher in the 4th grade next year.  She will assume the position as one of the math teachers for grades 4 and 5.

We are still interviewing for the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade accelerated math position and are hoping that this position is filled before the end of the month.

In addition, we are currently looking to interview for one "after school care" position.  If you know anyone that may be looking for a part-time position to work each day from 2:30 - 6:00PM, please have them contact me.

At this time we are still weighing the possibility of having a "before care" program that would run each morning from 6:45 to 7:30AM when our doors open.  Breakfast would not be included, just the service for our working families.

Thanks to all of the 7th grade parents who made Wednesday's 8th grade graduation celebration a smashing success.  It was a wonderful day for our graduates and their families.

Last, thanks to Mrs. Gargin for all of her hard work and effort in preparing for beautifully spiritual and faith-filled day!

Peace to all,

Mrs. Hirschfeld

"I am the Lord, there is no other God." Isaiah 45:18

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

Thanks to all who came to our parent meetings yesterday.  They were productive with many excellent ideas for the coming years for our school.  I know that Fr. Marc and I appreciated all of the input and suggestions as the school moves forward next year with a new principal.

As promised, I will update this blog each week with any pertinent information that needs to be shared with our families.  I will send an alert each Thursday or Friday from now until June 30 regarding the updates.

A very important message that needs to be communicated is the date and time of the Roxbury bus transportation meeting.  Monday, June 6 a meeting will be held at Roxbury High School at 7:30PM.  As discussed at yesterday's meetings, our school will only have 3 Roxbury buses transport our students next year.  This means a larger bus and longer travel time to and from school. If you're interested in more information I suggest you attend this very important meeting.

Next week is a very busy week at STS.  Our PK, Kindergarten students will be "moving up" and our eighth graders will be graduating from our school.  We congratulate each and every one of them and wish them God's blessings as they move onto their next leg of their educational journey.

Please note that contracts will be mailed to you shortly and they must be returned to the office by June 30.

God's blessings!

Mrs. Hirschfeld

Principal

"To him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think...be glory" Eph 3:20-21

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

With this Scripture passage I look toward our eighth graders who will be graduating in the next few weeks.  They've worked hard and have made us proud as they exit our school and move onto wonderful things.  God bless each of them!

Grateful thanks go to Bronwyn Fraser, Matt Wines and the Golf Outing team who put together a great outing this past Tuesday.  It was a wonderful day to be out on the links! 

Our Spring Concert takes place this evening.  We are in for a fun-filled night and hope to see all of you there.  

Next week our 4th and 5th graders will take trips to the Hopatcong State Park (gr. 4) and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty (gr. 4-5).  Pray for good weather!

God's blessings on our second graders who will be receiving Jesus for the first time this Saturday as well!

Peace,

Mrs. Hirschfeld

"Delight in the Lord and He will give you what you desire." Ps 37:4

by Lisa Hirschfeld Email

Dear Parents,

What a beautiful time of year to "delight in the Lord!"  Springtime is here and this weekend and next our second graders will be receiving Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time.  This is a culmination of this entire year's preparation.  This is their special day.  Let us keep them in our prayers!

We have great news!  Our 7th and 8th graders participated in Morris Catholic's essay contest this Spring.  We just received word today that our students won FIRST PLACE in both the 7th and 8th grade divisions and they will participate in an awards ceremony to honor them later this month.  Congratulations to Michael Maglio (grade 8) and Abigail Hopkins (grade 7) for winning the contest!  We are so proud of their efforts!

The Golf Outing is coming up next week.  We can still use some golfers to make this outing a success.  If you are interested please see the flyer on the Friday folder for more information.

Our first-ever Car Wash will take place on Sunday, June 5.  Drop your car off before church and it will be clean when you leave mass!

Please enjoy a great weekend!

God bless you and our wonderful school children!

Peace,

Mrs. Hirschfeld

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