Letter%2012-11 - Immaculate Conception Regional School

Marc Valentine
Spirituality, Discipline, Academic Excellence
Dear Immaculate Conception School Family,
Hopefully everyone has survived their first test from Old Man Winter. All school closing and delay
information is being sent through Alert Solutions. If you are not receiving messages via our system please
contact the office immediately. As a reminder, we also communicate emergency information through WSUS.
I would like to thank the parents that have helped to make our car-line run smoothly in the afternoon.
The staff should walk every student to the vehicles for their safety. If you prefer to pick up your children I
would again ask that you park in one of the spaces. Thank you so much for your help in this matter.
Thank you to parents and community members that came to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate
Conception. Our 6th grade students and class parents did a fantastic job with the mass and refreshments.
Special thanks to Father Jhon Madrid and the Knights of Columbus for their donation of Ice Cream for the
students of ICRS.
I would like to thank coordinators Brigid Falk, Laura Rosanelli and the parent volunteers for the
wonderful Christmas Shoppe in our Lyceum. It is events like this that help set Immaculate Conception
Regional School apart from the competition. The students and staff enjoyed sipping hot cocoa while hanging
out with Santa Claus.
Please join Ms. Smidt and the Handbell Choir at Franklin ShopRite tomorrow at 10AM. The ICRS
Christmas Concert will be Monday December 15th at St. Francis Church in Vernon. All students should
arrive by 6PM so that we can have them lined up and ready to perform. Pre-K and Kindergarten will begin at
6:30PM and will be followed by the Living Nativity at approximately 7:15. Grades 1-3, chorus and Handbells
will perform at 7:30. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Our 7th grade will be participating in a “Champion essay contest” this month. Eight ICRS student
essays will be selected and the winning writers will have the opportunity to visit ESPN studios in Bristol,
Connecticut. Special thanks to ESPN camera operator/tech Ryan Balton for providing our students with this
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Many of our students will be writing letters to Addie Fausett. Addie has been
diagnosed with a condition called diffuse atrophy, and it is likely that this will be her last Christmas with her
family. Her mother has asked that people send a “lifetime of Christmas Cards”. If you would like to
participate, Addie’s story can be found at http://www.today.com/health/6-year-old-girl-asks-holiday-cards-herlast-christmas-1D80339300. Thank you so much for a wonderful week.
Marc C. Valentine
65 Church Street ~ Franklin ~ NJ ~ 07416
Phone 973-827-3777 ~ Email info@icrsschool.com ~ www.icrsschool.com