Our Lady of Mercy Academy


Our Lady of Mercy School
90 Whippany Road
Whippany, New Jersey 07981

                                                                                       October 2, 2006

Dear Parents,

As we begin our second month of school, I want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the events, activities and programs planned for October:

bulletOur FOSS Science Program materials have arrived. OLM is proud to offer this unique, standards-based science program to our students. First and second grade will work in units on air and water and plants. Third, fourth and fifth grade will be focused on experiences in sound, water, chemicals, environments, measurement, and magnets and electricity. The program will be supplemented with our texts.
bulletFirst Friday Mass will be held on October 6th at 12:00 with Father Sean. Students will eat lunch at 11:30. All are welcome to attend our mass.
bulletOn October 5th, our K-3 classes will be taking a field trip to Stony Hill Farms in Chester. Please remember to return signed permission slips.
bulletFourth grade will say the Rosary with the residents at Arden Court on October 25th
bulletOn October 19th our pre-school children will be going on a field trip to Alstede Farms in Chester. On the 25th, Pre-K will go to Sun High Orchards in Randolph.. They will be picking pumpkins and taking a hay ride.
bulletSchool will be closed on October 9th and October 16th.
bulletHalloween will be celebrated on October 31st at 12:45. Students will parade at Arden Court and return for a party in the cafeteria.
bulletPam Watson, the Branch Manager from Valley National Bank in Whippany will be speaking to our 1st- 3rd graders about banking on October 12th.
bulletSchool pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 12th. Students may wear casual clothes to school for their picture.
bulletSecond graders have begun using learning centers in various content areas. The centers provide independent reinforcement to support learning.
bulletWe welcomed back Mrs. Irene Dourdoulakis, our Pre-School teacher, from her maternity leave.
bulletOur After Care children are creating a children’s garden in front of the Parish Center. They have planted over 240 bulbs, which we are looking forward to seeing flower in the spring.
bulletNurse Pat Russamano is working with the county health department to refine our plan for pandemic flu.
bulletWinter Uniforms will be worn beginning October 17th
bulletA principal’s “Brown Bag” lunch will be held on October 12th at 11:30 in the library. Please RSVP to Denise in the office (973-887-2611) by October 10th.
bulletPlease be reminded that on days when the Hanover Township schools are closed and we are open, the busses will come 15 minutes early.

Again, thank you for your efforts on our behalf. Please know that you and your family are always welcome to participate in all school events and activities and we look forward you seeing you.


Elizabeth Ventola


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