Dear parents, guardians and community members,
The month of November was actually busier than we expected. For such a short month, we had many activities. The month started off with a collection of candy from staff and students. Candy collected on Halloween was collected by a staff member who in turn gave it to a local dentist who shipped it off overseas to our troops. We collected more than enough candy to send off!
A second collection also occurred this month. The Peer Leaders continued with their annual “Giving Spirit During the Holidays” of collecting and donating non-perishable food items to our needy families here in Roselle and also to the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. We have received a heartfelt correspondence displaying their appreciation for the perennial donations.
School Spirit Week was a big hit this month! Students and teachers alike, including myself, participated in the activities prepared by our guidance counselor, Mrs. Petracca. Students wore mismatched shoes and socks on “Put Your Foot Down on Drugs” day, hats on “Put a Lid on Drugs” day, sweats on “Being Drug-Free is No Sweat” day, and a slew of colors on “Color my World Drug-Free” day. Our Facebook page displays some of our participants. Check it out!
The Administrator for a Day program also took place for the first of four times this year this month. Several students were chosen to participate in the program. These students stepped in and rose up to the occasion of some of our most important and influential roles within our walls such as Principal, Vice-Principal, Dean of Discipline, and Security. This was a learning experience for all who participated.
The end of the month continued with the theme of busy and brought parent-teacher conferences. The turn-out was wonderful. Many parents came out to meet with the teachers of Grace Wilday and to check on the progress of their child(ren)’s academics.
It is also important to remind grade 8 families that the Grade 8 Promotional Exercise will be held on June 19, 2015 at 11am on the Grace Wilday field. We hope to see you present and participating at each event this school year. Lastly, this task of educating our future cannot be performed by the school staff alone. I encourage you to become active in your child(ren)’s school experience. Stay tuned for many great activities coming your way from the Grace Wilday Family!
Dr. Josue B. Falaise