News from the Hill - 5/27/22

NJHS

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

First I need to express my sadness at the continued mass shooting affecting our country. This past week's event hit very close to home. Please know that we are doing all that we can to ensure the safety of everyone in our school community. The children have expressed some concerns but their teachers and staff have addressed those concerns and told them that it is our job to protect them like they are our own children. They are safe and they are loved. What deeply troubles me is how much our young students have had to deal with. Their resilience is inspiring.

 

This week was also filled with many beautiful moments like the New Parent Orientation, the 1st Grade Community Helpers presentation, the induction ceremony of 19 middle schoolers into National Junior Honor Society, school mass for Ascension Thursday hosted by Grade 2 and attended by PreK-Grade 8, and ending with Field Day. I am so blessed to lead such a group of fearless, talented, and dedicated people.

 

I wish all of you a very happy and healthy long weekend with your amazing children. Please join me in a prayer for all those who have lost their lives fighting for the freedoms we have in this country.

 

GRACIOUS GOD, ON THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND,

WE REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES

IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY.

WHEN THE NEED WAS GREATEST,

THEY STEPPED FORWARD AND DID THEIR DUTY

TO DEFEND THE FREEDOMS THAT WE ENJOY,

AND TO WIN THE SAME FOR OTHERS.

O GOD, YOU YOURSELF HAVE TAUGHT US

THAT NO LOVE IS GREATER THAN THAT

WHICH GIVES ITSELF FOR ANOTHER.

THESE HONORED DEAD GAVE THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT THEY HAD,

LIFE ITSELF,

FOR LOVED ONES AND NEIGHBORS,

FOR COMRADES AND COUNTRY – AND FOR US.

HELP US TO HONOR THEIR MEMORY

BY CARING FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS

THEY HAVE LEFT BEHIND,

BY ENSURING THAT THEIR WOUNDED COMRADES

ARE PROPERLY CARED FOR,

BY BEING WATCHFUL CARETAKERS OF THE FREEDOMS

FOR WHICH THEY GAVE THEIR LIVES,

AND BY DEMANDING THAT NO OTHER YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN

FOLLOW THEM TO A SOLDIER’S GRAVE

UNLESS THE REASON IS WORTHY AND THE CAUSE IS JUST.

HOLY ONE, HELP US TO REMEMBER THAT FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN ITS COST IS, INDEED, DEAR.

NEVER LET US FORGET THOSE WHO PAID SO TERRIBLE A PRICE

TO ENSURE THAT FREEDOM WOULD BE OUR LEGACY.

THOUGH THEIR NAMES MAY FADE WITH THE PASSING OF GENERATIONS,

MAY WE NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

HELP US TO BE WORTHY OF THEIR SACRIFICE,

O GOD, HELP US TO BE WORTHY.

– J. VELTRI, S.J.

God Bless you.

Mrs. Julie Marotta
Principal

"Put faith in your child's education."

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