June 12, 2017
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for your ongoing support of St. Bartholomew School. With Christ as the Master Teacher, we remain the model of excellence in Catholic education. We continue to provide an innovative, faith-based education that is academically competitive and compelling in a caring and nurturing environment. It is with an abundance of joy that we end another successful school year. I am grateful to all the individuals who have helped make it a special one, including our Home School Association and School Advisory Council who believe in the mission and who serve as ambassadors for our school. I welcome Mrs. Molinaro, Mrs. Uzunis, and Ms. Phillips to our HSA board and welcome back Mrs. O’Connell and Mrs. Russo. I am thankful for all our parents, guardians, and grandparents for their support and sacrifice. I thank our teachers and staff, who give of themselves to their vocation as Catholic school educators as we work together for the success of our students.
Congratulations, Mrs. Byrne, on your retirement. We wish you incredible days and deserved enjoyment with many wonderful moments, and thank you for the way you have loved, educated, and inspired your students. You will be missed.
Field Day will take place Monday. Please see the communication envelope for details. A pizza lunch will be provided by the HSA. Sunscreen should be applied at home and please label water bottles and all clothing items and towels. Thank you for your cooperation.
Our Pre-K students will celebrate their end-of-year celebrations on Tuesday. Please see the teachers’ websites for details. Congratulations to our youngest learners!
Congratulations, Tyler, for your induction into National Junior Honor Society via the VGo and Samantha, for being honored by the Knights of Columbus for receiving first place at the state level for the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest. East Brunswick TV recorded Tyler’s induction and will be on the EBTV Channel 28 on Thursday or Friday.
Our eighth grade graduates will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Thursday evening. We keep them in our prayers as they receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Summer reading, assignments, and supply lists for the upcoming school year will be posted on teacher websites. Class lists for the upcoming school year are compiled by teachers, with many factors being taken into consideration. Therefore, requests for teachers and requests to be with certain students may not be honored. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Over the summer, our teachers will be receiving professional development about fully integrating STREAM, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math, throughout the curriculum. Mrs. Laudicina will be attending week at The College of NJ on implementing the program.
Please see the website for sign-up information for extra-curricular activities for the Fall. Miss Malko is planning to add an Acappella Club to our already fabulous Music Program!
Please note that Wednesday is a full day of school, and you may order pretzels. Thursday, dismissal is at 11:30 am and Friday, there will be an Award Ceremony following the 8:30 am Mass for students who have maintained Honor Roll or Principal’s List all four quarters, and for those receiving Perfect Attendance and Physical Fitness Awards. Dismissal on Friday is at 10:30 am and teachers will host the 8:30 am Mass.
Again, I thank you for all you do to support our school. Let us pray that Jesus will continue to inspire us and fill us with renewed energy, faith, and commitment for the upcoming school year. Have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to a wonderful 2017-2018 school year.
God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.