Dear Holy Name of Mary Parents and Students,
Welcome back! What a blessing it is to begin the 2015/2016 school year! I am excited to return and be of service to you and your children. The faculty and staff are getting ready to incorporate new materials, more technology and some exciting new programs into the curriculum. The virtue that we will be fostering this year is kindness. The bible verse we will use to promote the virtue of kindness is Col 3:12 “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.” I hope all of you have had a safe and restful summer vacation and that you are looking forward to the upcoming school year as much as we are. School begins Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Dismissal will be at 11:30 on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Supply lists and uniform requirements can be found on our web page: www.hnomschool.org
As we begin the 2015-2016 school year, we welcome some new faces to our faculty: Mrs. Kristen Hayes (Pre-K), Mr. Kevin Mongan (Middle School Social Studies, Religion and 6th grade homeroom teacher) and the Spanish teacher for Middle School will be selected this week. Mrs. Karen Carrella will be teaching second grade and Mrs. Stein will be the 8th grade homeroom teacher. Please join me in welcoming our new faculty members!
Everyone has been working hard this summer to prepare for the new school year. Holy Name of Mary will be using a new Math Series and a new Reading Series. You will find out more about this at “Back to School Night” Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 pm. In order to meet the needs of each student, Mrs. Magno will be our permanent reading specialist. Mrs. Magno will work with each class offering intervention and enrichment.
One of the main goals of Holy Name of Mary this year is to improve communication between school and home. We will be making a concerted effort to inform parents and community members about all the great things that are happening within our walls. The use of technology will be key to assisting us in achieving this goal. The main vehicle we will be using to convey information to you is our new school web page. Please be patient as we work to complete the process of switching from our previous web page to our new one. The teacher’s class pages will be filled with information about all the “happenings” in the classroom.
We hope you’ll be an active partner with us, whether you choose to work with our school’s parent league, volunteer at the school, or take part in special events. Thank you for your investment in, and continued support of your child’s Catholic Education.
Mrs. Pamela Sanders