Route 18 South ♦ Old Bridge, New Jersey ♦ 732-251-4000
 Joanne Kowit, Principal
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Spell Check Pledges are due:  GREAT JOB FINALISTS!

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SCHOOL IS ON A 2 HOUR DELAYED OPENING
Monday,  March 2, 2015

From the Principal...

March 1, 2015

Dear Parents,

Thank you for supporting our participation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was nice to see the enthusiasm of so many students during our Spelling Bee. It is also nice of Mrs. Pasqua for spearheading this effort.   Congratulations to Robert Ekeocha for winning.  He knew those words like he was spelling his own name (practice makes perfect!).

I am sure by now some of you have heard the expression,  “Terra Nova Boot Camp”.  The truth is, as a Catholic School, we have the ability to adapt the Common Core Standards rather than adopt the Standards.  Some of our teachers, depending on the grade,  feel that important elements are not adequately included in their  Reading Program  (I am not sure any program includes every component in depth). To compensate, they are now making sure that their students have mastery of those elements – phonics are one example.  Other grades are simply providing a cumulative review as a refresher.  I may have chosen the Curriculum, but they are the experts when it comes to the needs of their students in their classrooms.  Although they want their students to do well on the Terra Nova Tests, their expertise in curricular content is driving this. I am extremely proud of the job they are doing.

God’s Blessings,

Ms. Joanne Kowit

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Upcoming Events
Tue Mar 3
Play Practice: Full Cast Rehearsal
Thu Mar 5
Play Practice: Full Cast Rehearsal
Fri Mar 6
Terra Nova Testing
Sun Mar 8
Daylight Savings time begins @ 2am
Mon Mar 9
Testing
Tue Mar 10
Testing
Play Practice: Full Cast Rehearsal
Wed Mar 11
Testing
Thu Mar 12
Testing
Play Practice: Full Cast Rehearsal
Fri Mar 13
Terra Nova Make-up Day. School closed for other students.


St. Thomas the Apostle School
Route 18 South, Old Bridge, NJ
732-251-4000




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