March 20, 2015 Dear Parent/Guardian, “Slow Me Down Lord” Author


March 20, 2015 Dear Parent/Guardian, “Slow Me Down Lord” Author
March 20, 2015
Dear Parent/Guardian,
“Slow Me Down Lord”
Author: Wilfred A. Peterson
The first four words of this poem remind us of the importance of stepping back and slowing
down in life. The poem is especially appropriate during the season of Lent. Are we not
challenged daily to find more than twenty-four hours each day to accomplish the many tasks
and activities in which our children and we are engaged? Don’t conversations often become a
recitation of the litany of “to dos” which await us as we hurry off to the next event? We are all
busy people. We are all busy about good and important things. So then, what do we do?
During this Lenten season have we given ourselves the opportunity to be quiet and to reflect?
During this quiet time have we heard something we did not expect? Has the time alone
provided an opportunity for transformation?
There is still time to ---slow down, listen, reflect and change!
This week our school community is praying for Matthew Anzideo, Mrs. Walters, Cullen Keffer,
the Coon family, Alice Rodgers, Valerie Dati, Dr. Mendez, Monsignor Trinity, Richard
Gatewood, Conall Harvey, and for all those in need.
The Terra Nova Standardized testing will continue through to Friday, March 27. Students in
grades 3 to 7 will be tested. Below is the schedule:
Friday, March 20
In-View testing
8:30 to 11:30 AM
Monday, March 23
8:30 to 10:00 AM (90 min)
Tuesday, March 24
8:30 to 9:20 AM (50 min)
Wednesday, March 25
8:30 to 10:00 AM (90 min)
Thursday, March 26
8:30 to 9:30 AM (60 min)
Friday, March 27
Social Studies
8:30 to 9:35 AM (65 min)
Thank you for making sure the children attend school, are well rested, and fed.
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Principal Letter
March 20, 2015
Page - 2
The third trimester elective program begins on Friday for grades 6, 7, and 8.
We will make up the March 5 snow day by changing Wednesday, April 1 to a full day of school
and Thursday, April 2, Holy Thursday, as a half day of school with a noon dismissal with bus
transportation. The students will participate in a school retreat during the morning of Holy
Thursday. We realize some families may have scheduled trips, etc. for this time. If you have, we
do not expect you to cancel or change your plans.
Have a good weekend!
Mrs. Mary Ann DeAngelo
"Slow Me Down Lord"
Slow me down Lord
Ease the pounding of my heart
by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace
with a vision of the eternal march of time.
Give me amid the confusion of the day,
the calmness of the eternal hills.
Break the tension of my nerves and muscles
with the soothing music of the singing streams
that live in my memory.
Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking MINUTE vacations,
Of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,
to pat a dog,
to read a few lines of a good book.
Slow me down Lord
and inspire me to send my roots
deep into the soil of life's enduring values
that I may grow toward the stars of my greater destiny.
Author: Wilfred A. Peterson
MARCH 2015
Grade 4-2
Ava Brignola
Annika Brignola
Annemarie Conway
Deirdre Donaher
Brendan Dougherty
Owen Finnerty
Holly Fusaro
Christopher Graziani
Ryan Green
Madelyn Haney
Jacob Leinhauser
Sarah Maloney
Brynne McBryan
Liam Megow
Jessica Schmidt
Cecilia Smith
Grade 4-4
Dominic Albertini
Brynn Bastian-Pastore
Eleinna Calderon
Christian Cervellero
Michael Glavin
Daniel Hoban
Ryan Holmes
Patrick Lawson
Teddy MacKenzie
Tayara Manchem
Annie McGovern
Reagan Megow
Thomas Rafferty
Mary Kate Riehl
Mackenzie Serafino
Therese Trainer
Grade 5-5
Kolbe Bastian Pastore
Daniel Corcoran
Sean Donohue
Bridget Friend
Graeme Glavin
Kevin Gormley
Zoe Gusikoff
Matthew Hoban
Blayze Hyland
Jack Kane
Julianna Steinmetz
Allison Walker
Caroline White
Margaret Yerger
Emmett Young
Grade 5-6
Emily Schlegel
Christopher Potter
Ryan Oliver
Ashlyn McCarron
Aidan Horgan
Sean Graham
Emma Friel
Anna Barrett
Bridget Yeats
Annie Welde
Julia Volk
Deaglan Slattery
Dorothy Tomko
Juliette Schmidt
Grade 6-9
Natalie Algeo
Victoria Arra
Anna Fahy
AJ Frank
Mirabelle Gallagher
Erin Gormley
Ryan Harvey
Moira Healy
Dante Hill
Cooper Smith
Jack Wylie
Michael Thomson
Charles Young
Grade 6-10
Brian McGarrity
Emma Peta
Giovanna Scuderi
James Welde
Michael Woodburn
Jack Yerger
Grade 7-8
Sarah Bannan
Caroline Conway
Megan Hoban
Olivia Howe
Paul Kokol
Ryan Kubasko
Sarah McGovern
Lindsey Russo
Maureen Soltys
Caitlin Spillane
Grade 8-11
Noelle Algeo
Thomas Howard
Lauren Boyle
Kailey McCarron
Isabella Brignola
Ava Rosini
Madigan Gallagher
Zachary Scuderi
Aidan Graham
Victoria Steinmetz
Kevin Howard
Jessica Sulouff
Grade 8-12
Madison Boylan
Kathleen Caruso
Samantha Hagan
Shane Lockett
Sarah McGarrity
Maggie McGovern
Erin Welde
Grade 5-6
Madeline Molloy
Isabel McGarvey
Sean Kane
Grade 6-9
Ryan Harvey
Moira Healy
Ayla Sorokin
Grade 8-11
Erin Hoban
Brianna Pennington
Grade 8-12
Stephen Theroulde
A message from the Home and School Board
Dear Families,
We want to let you know about an opportunity to potentially get assistance for your
child(ren)'s tuition for the 2015-16 school year. BLOCS (Business Leadership Organized for Catholic
Schools) is an organization that provides tuition scholarships to students attending Catholic Schools in
the Philadelphia area. Applications are currently being accepted online at This
program is available to families with students currently enrolled for the 2015-16 school year in a
qualifying Catholic school. (Cardinal Foley). Families with one dependent must have an annual
income of less than $90,000. For each additional dependent, you can make an additional $15,000 per
child. So, for a family with 3 children in Cardinal Foley, the family can make up to $120,000 per year
and still qualify for the program.
Awards of scholarships are based on availability of funds and the needs of the families that
apply. This year BLOCS anticipates giving away in excess of $14 million to catholic school students
in the five county Philadelphia region. There are scholarships allocated for Cardinal Foley students
for next school year, so if you qualify under the criteria above, please go online and fill out the
application. Decisions on scholarships are made by the Parish Administration and based on the need
of the families in the community.
This is a great program that can benefit the School and community.