The ABC’s of Mother Teresa Regional School. Allergies.
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Please be aware of any notices concerning students with food allergies who may be in your child’s class. We all need to work together to ensure the safety of all students. If your child has an allergy please be sure that the nurse is informed and an emergency plan is on file with the nurse.
Students who have food allergies have special tables in the cafeteria for their safety. Children may join students at these tables only if they have the appropriate lunch items.
Students receive report cards every trimester in grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Preschool students will receive progress reports every trimester. Check the school calendar for the dates of distribution.
Parents of students in grades 3-8 have access to the Parent Portal. Teachers will update grades weekly and parents are able to see grades on a daily basis. No progress reports will be sent home for students in these grades.
Every Wednesday an email will be sent home to each family with notices from the school and community.
Parents are encouraged to call or email teachers with any concerns or questions. All faculty email addresses are available on the school website.
Alerts and reminders will also be sent home using the Honeywell system. Parents need to set up the account with their work and cell phone numbers. Please check the school website for directions on setting up Honeywell.
Parents can choose which phone numbers receive the different levels of alerts. High Importance will only be used in the event of an emergency at the school. School Closing will be used to notify you of early dismissals and school cancellations due to inclement weather.
June 15th is the last day of school. It is a noon dismissal. At 9 am on June 14th there will be a whole school assembly and “moving up” ceremony for our youngest students. The awards ceremony will also be held at that time. Families are welcome and encouraged to attend.
We are always in need of more Kleenex, Paper Towels and Wipes.
Maschio’s Food Service is our lunch provider. Hot lunch is available each full day for $3. Students may also purchase snacks and drinks.
Students may bring money for lunch each day they are purchasing or they may prepay. It is preferred that students prepay either for the month or in quantities of 10 lunches. Money should be sent into school in an envelope with the child’s name clearly labeled. Please send money for siblings separately. Checks should be made payable to Maschios.
This fun day is held on or near Halloween during the school day for students to enjoy and help raise money for the missions. Class captains assist in creating carnival like games for the students.
All money should be sent to school in an envelope with the child’s name and what the money is for. It is preferred that money for multiple items be sent separately for proper accounting.
Every month a newsletter is sent home with the news of the school and focuses on different grades. Please let us know if your child has done anything outside of school to share in the newsletter.
The extended day program is available on most noon dismissal days. Please pack a lunch for your child on those days. The EDP program is not offered on the following dates: 11/23, 12/23, 2/3, 4/5 and 5/25.
The office is open every day from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Mrs. Meg Stinson is the school secretary and Mrs. Doris Kane is the school business manager. Please sign in the main office when picking up a child for early dismissal, volunteering in the school, or meeting with a teacher.
All parents are members of the PTA. The PTA helps the school in providing volunteers and raising funds for school. Mrs. Roxann Kennedy and Mrs. Kathy Mullin are the co-presidents of the PTA. You can email the PTA at [email protected]
All families are expected to volunteer 12 hours for the PTA each year. Families may earn their volunteer hours in a variety of ways and should check the PTA page on the website for more detailed information.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions. Teachers, your buddy parents, the office staff and Mrs. Melissa Whelan Wisk are all willing to answer any questions you may have. Call or email anytime, the email addresses for staff are also available on the website.
Mrs. Meg Stinson, [email protected]
Mrs. Doris Kane, [email protected]
Mrs. Melissa Whelan Wisk, [email protected]
Please return all forms promptly to school. Forms should be sent to school in an envelope if money is included. All forms are also available for download on the website and can be emailed to school.
School spirit items are available for sale from the PTA. The gray shirts and sweatshirts may be worn as part of the gym uniform. The flannel shorts and pants are not part of the school uniform and may not be worn for gym.
Students in preschool through eighth grade have snack each day. Please send into school a healthy snack with your child. A bottle of water and a piece of fruit is a great morning snack. Please be mindful of allergies when choosing snacks. Students will not be permitted to eat for snack anything that another student within their class is allergic to or that is not a healthy snack.
School supplies are sold throughout the year if your child is in need of an item. Certain items must be purchased at the school. Please help your child succeed academically by making sure that your child has all the supplies in school and at home.
Students are not permitted to use spiral notebooks. Please only provide your child what is on the list for school supplies. Extra supplies are often a distraction and the classrooms do not have space.
Transportation is provided for students in grades K-8 who live more than 2 miles from the school by the local public school district. A school district may opt to give aide in lieu of transportation. Check with your local board of education. Mother Teresa Regional School will be providing a bus for students in Keyport, Keansburg, Hazlet, and Union Beach.
The uniform can be purchased from Flynn and O’Hara uniform company. PreK students wear the gym uniform every day. They are not permitted to wear the older students’ uniform. The pants, shorts, polo shirts, sweaters, fleece, jumpers and skirts must be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara. School shoes must be brown or black dress shoes without a heel. For a more detailed description of the uniform see the family handbook. The uniform swap is available for new families and current families. Contact the PTA for more information.
Students who are not in proper uniform are subject to disciplinary action.
Everyone who comes to the school during the school day must report to the main office and receive a visitor’s badge. For Faith in Action Fridays, families may enter the parish center and sign the login book there.
We love to have volunteers for every event. Always feel free to attend an event and offer a hand.
All those who volunteer on a regular basis with students must be fingerprinted and receive virtus training. Badges must be worn to indicate that this requirement has been completed. Volunteers who were trained in their home parish do not need to be trained or fingerprinted again unless it was more than four years ago. More specific information on that will be made available at Back to School Night.
The school website www.mtregional.com has a wealth of information including all HSC (Home School Communications) on it. Every teacher has a page on the website which indicates homework and upcoming events in the class.
The PTA page is also updated with information from the PTA so check their page.
There are multiple calendars on the site for your convenience. The calendars are all integrated onto the main calendar on the front page.
For students in PreK and Kindergarten please send in an extra change of clothes marked with your child’s name on it. This does not need to be another uniform.
You have a copy of the yearly calendar with all the noon dismissal days and vacation days marked on it. Please check the calendars on the school website for up to date information. A full year calendar will be sent home on the first day of school.
Zoom into a new school year. We are very excited to have you join our community.