Bear Necessities

Vol. 1, No. 8

Mrs. Smith's Weekly Newsletter

October 5, 2020


Renaissance Assessment Continues

The Renaissance Assessment will continue in those 2nd - 8th grade classes that have not completed both the math and reading sections of the test. The process went very well last week for our all our students, whether they took the assessment in class or remotely. This assessment will help our teachers plan their instruction to best meet the needs of all our learners.


The weather continues to support our children being able to get fresh air and exercise outdoors. Be sure your child has an appropriate sweater or jacket as the weather begins to change. Our teachers plan to continue to take their classes outside each day. All items of clothing should be marked with your child's name in case they are misplaced.

OCtober is the Month of the Rosary

Does your family pray the Rosary together? October is the perfect time to consider it.
Children's Rosary - "Rosary Children" with lyrics



Mrs. Maher has graciously offered to chair the annual Claire's Gourmet Fundraiser.

This event will run from 10-12-20 until 11-4-20. All orders will be submitted online.

Delivery will be Monday November 23rd. We will have drive-up, curbside pick up to minimize contact and to avoid families getting out of their vehicles.

Watch for details next Monday!

Bishop's Mass - October 15

Bishop O'Connell's Mass for Catholic Schools will be celebrated on Thursday, October 15. This annual mass will be presented virtually in our classrooms. We look forward to joining schools from around the diocese in person next fall.

Diocese of Trenton Tuition Assistance for the 2021-2022 school year

The Diocesan Tuition Assistance Program for the 2021-2022 school year application will open on November 1, 2020. The application fee remains at $35.

  • To be considered for Round 1, applications must be “complete” by February 15, 2021. The required tax documentation is the 2019 tax return and W2s from 2020.

  • The Round 2 deadline is May 17, 2021 with a 2020 tax return. Please update your web sites accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marissa Marcille at

  • Refer to the link below for more details.

Regular school day on Election dAy

School will be OPEN for a regular day on Tuesday, November 3rd. The calendar has been adjusted and school will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15.