APPLE OF MY EYE: Congratulations to our latest “Apple of My Eye” winners: Brady Bell, Alexa Corey, Daniel Dutkiewicz, Emily DuHaime and Carter Junod.
THANK YOU, MRS. GREENBERG!: We have received word that our long-time school nurse, Mrs. Marlene Greenberg, will not be returning to SJR next year. Mrs. Greenberg has been re-assigned to other schools in the Central Bucks School District. Mrs. Greenberg has been a special part of our school community for nineteen years. We are deeply grateful to her for sharing her special brand of TLC with all of us!
AN ANSWER TO PRAYERS: For many years, the parishioners of St. Robert parish have prayed for an increase in devotions to the priesthood – particularly for a vocation from St. Robert’s parish. Prayers have been answered! Mr. Jonathan DeMent, an alumnus of SJR, has been accepted into St. Charles Seminary. He will begin his studies in September. We congratulate Jonathan, his family, and his parish family!
We will hold you in prayer in the coming years!
WE WILL MISS YOU, FATHER MATT!: Father Matt will be leaving St. Robert’s parish this summer. Next school year, he will be working as the School Minister at Conwell-Egan High School. Father will reside at Immaculate Conception parish in Levittown. The weekend of June 15th and June 16th there will be farewell receptions for Father after each of the Masses at St. Robert’s.
FIRST FRIDAY: On Friday of this week, we will attend Mass at . As always, all are welcome to join us!
A GENTLE REMINDER: This Friday, there will be no hot lunch for the children. Please remember that all of the children will need to have lunch with them on Friday. (A special “thank you” to our hot lunch mothers who so faithfully made Fridays a favorite day of the week for all!)
CLASS OF 2013: On Wednesday, June 12th, our eighth grade graduation will take place after the Mass. We say a fond farewell to our graduates who will move on to high school. Many of these children have been at SJR for ten years! They have been a class filled with spirit, talent, and a sense of service. We wish them much happiness in the years to come:
Matt Anzideo, Richard Atchison, Reilly Brady, Sam Brady, Carley Cantwell, Francesca Capozzi, Catie Coogan, Tim Cordero, Theresa Corkery, Jack Davies, Emily DuHaime, Chris Farabella, Matthew Gallagher, Jessica Getz, Megan Gozdan, Katie Horan, Matt Karle, Catherine Kearney, Michael Landry, Chris McKevitt, Bridget Neiley, Ryan Scott, Patrick Sheehan, Danielle Trodden, Michael Whelihan, John Wisniewski, and Brett Yoos.
FAREWELL PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN: Our PreK classes will hold their Closing Ceremony on Friday morning at 10:30 in Monsignor Marley Hall. Our Kindergarten classes will have their graduation on Tuesday, June 11th at 10:15am in church.
FIELD DAY/FAMILY BBQ: Next Monday, SJR will participate in Field Day activities. This is a day filled with cooperative, fun activities. The children will be given information about whether they will be on the maroon team or grey team.
Lunch on Field Day is provided for everyone by the Home and School Association. Family members are welcome to join us for lunch. We ask that families who attend donate a side dish or dessert to share with others.
Those who have attended our Field Day in the past can attest to the family-friendly day it is! It is a wonderful way to celebrate the completion of a successful school year.
Volunteers are needed for our annual Family BBQ on Monday, June 10th. If you are available to help out for a few hours,
please contact Maria Corkery at 215-915-0295 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
SERVICE CORPS ELECTIONS: On Monday, the students in grades 4 – 7 elected the students who will serve as Service Corps Officers for the coming school year. Congratulations to the following:
President: Brendan Dulin
Vice President: Kasey McKevitt
Secretary: Brianna Wade
Treasurer: Luke Moffett
Ex-Officio: Victoria Speranza
We are grateful to these students and all of the students who ran for office!
FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL: Next week, we follow a different schedule.
· On Monday, as mentioned above, we have a full day with our celebration of Field Day/Family BBQ.
· On Tuesday, there will be a full day of school for the students of grades 5 – 8 only. Our Kindergarteners will report for their graduation ceremony.
· On Wednesday, June 12th, there will be a full day of school for the students in grades 1 – 4 only.
· There is no school on Thursday, June 13th due to a professional development day for the faculty.
· On Friday, June 14th we will attend 9:00am Mass and dismiss for the summer at .
Milk and Juice: Friday June 7th is the last day of our daily milk, juice, and pretzel orders. The children will have to bring a snack and beverage for themselves next week.
TUITION PAYMENT COUPONS: A Tuition Coupon Sheet is included in this week’s communication section of the website. It also can be found under the “Forms” tab on the website. Tuition coupons go from July 1, 2013 until April 1, 2014. Please include the coupon when sending tuition payments.
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE: Amazing! That’s what our SJR student readers are! Before our summer vacation even begins, we have amassed over 30,000 minutes of reading in our Summer Reading Challenge. Mrs. Pfeil says that we are well on our way to taking top honors for the state!
Remember to be sure to check the SJR Library website throughout the summer for reading ideas, websites, and activities. There will be plenty ideas for those days when “I’m Bored” comes to visit your homes!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!: A special thank you to the dads in our school community! Please know that we are all very grateful for the special part you play in our lives. To all of the fathers, grandfathers, godfathers, and father-figures in our lives, we offer the following blessing:
God, bless all the fathers in the world.
Guide them to be good role models
and loving to all their children.
Help them to be a father like You are.
Give them grace and patience
to handle situations in a loving way.
SCRIP PROGRAM: Don’t forget Scrip cards when looking for graduation, Holy Communion, or birthday gifts! We also have a number of “summer favorites”: Rita’s Water Ice and Dairy Queen!
ART ROOM: For the 2013-2014 School Year, instead of supplying the usual supplies in an “art bag”, each student will be responsible for supplying materials to be kept in the art room. If your student is in the following grade, please supply:
1st Grade At least (6) glue sticks, .07 oz or larger
2nd Grade (2) bottles of White Elmers Glue – 4 oz size
3rd Grade 12-Color Set of Crayola Broad Markers
4th Grade 12-Color Set Thin Crayola Markers
5th Grade 12-Color Set Crayola Broad Markers
6th Grade 12- Good Quality #2 Pencils
7th Grade 7” Scissors (these will be used for grades 5-8)
8th Grade Fine Point Sharpies – 3 black and one color (any color)
A memo will be issued during the first week of the new school year as a reminder.
The children created wonderful pieces this year!!! Thank you for all you do for SJR.
CYO Sportsmanship Award
Congratulations to those students that received the Sportsmanship Award at CYO Recognition Night on May 31st. The Award is named after Tommy DiFurio, a member of the class of 2008, who was very involved in SJR CYO until he lost his battle with cancer. The Award is given to a member of every SJR sports team who displays great sportsmanship and is a team player. The following SJR students received the Sportsmanship Award:
Basketball – Ryan Scott, Michael Whelihan, Matt Karle, Brian Gozdan, Matt McGlinchey, Morgan Kern, Bridgette Gomes, Luke Cantwell, William Horan, Thomas Glenn and Haley Stefanik
Baseball – Matt Anzideo and Ricky Welte
Softball – Megan Gozdan
Soccer – Tori Scavillo
Volleyball – Caitlyn Ferry, Megan Gozdan, and Amanda Messina
Cross Country – Amanda Messina and Karey Dawn Williamson
Track – Victoria Speranza, Jake Butler, Brady Williamson, and Julia Newlin
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Dr. Markham would love to display some art work this summer and through the early autumn in his office. So, please bring in your child’s art work that was done in school for display at anytime to Dr. Markham’s office located at 1230 Easton Road, Warrington, PA
JUST A THOUGHT: This is the final newsletter of our school year. Once again, our year was filled with many smiles, adventures, some tears, and always many memories we will hold forever.
As we plan for a summer of rest and relaxation, let me leave you with a prayer of blessing for summer days and months:
Take time to have fun;
it's God's way of teaching you your strengths.
Take time to grow yourself;
only you can grow you.
Take time to trust yourself
God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant;
it is better than being dependent
Take time to share with others;
they will bless you, and you will bless them
Take time to have hope,
you are a child of God.
Let's put ourselves into the hands of the Lord,
and pray that God will bless us and our families
during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our homes places of relaxation,
joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate,
not thinking only about ourselves,
but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things,
guide our steps and strengthen our hearts,
during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Thank you for a wonderful year! Have a wonderful summer!
SJR SCHOOL: PROUD OF OUR PAST,
FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE,
MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE!