Home School Association—Update


Last Chance!

Don’t miss out on an awesome deal …..

Remember that summer vacation is coming ….

Need some family fun???

Want to save over 40% off regular prices???

Go to the Thursday Folder and take advantage of DISCOUNTED tickets to Six Flags Great Adventure and/or Hershey Park!

Pay now and enjoy family fun over the upcoming summer months!

Credit card payment is an option;)

Send in ticket requests ASAP!

Lucky Day!

Luck ‘O The Irish to all today ….. orders for authentic, home made Irish Soda Bread will be accepted through Wednesday, March 13th!

Don’t miss out …. order forms in Thursday Folder or text 973-800-9601



Less than one week  to order your AUTHENTIC HOME BAKED IRISH SODA BREAD!

Please consider supporting the CLASS OF 2019!

Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day!

Serve with your corned beef dinner or simply with a cup of tea and butter …. you’ll feel like you’re in the “homeland”!

DON’T MISS OUT …. ORDERS DUE BY MARCH 11th … see Thursday Folder for details.

“Luck ‘O the Irish to you all”



It’s a busy time of year …. lots going on …. but don’t miss out:


-LAST Middle School Dance of the year!!  Grades 5-8

-Fun decorations, photo backdrop,  giveaways, food, etc

-Support the Class of 2019 and party in New Orleans for a few hours!!!

– Advance tickets are much cheaper!  See Thursday Folder and reserve your spot now!


2.  Celebrate St Patrick’s Day and enjoy authentic homemade Irish Soda Bread.  My Dad was born and raised in                Ireland and this is his mother’s treasured recipe!  You won’t be disappointed!  Pre orders only ….. delivery on                3/15 or pick up at mass on the “high holy day itself” …. March 17th!   May the luck o’ the Irish be yours!




Lois McKenna (aka Kosc)





The monthly cupcake sale will now take place NEXT Wednesday and Thursday, February 20th and 21st.

Stay warm, dry and safe!

Don’t Forget !!!


Don’t forget your special Valentine!

Send them a home made treat with a note to tell them how much you love them!

Two large hand dipped chocolate covered pretzels with Valentine decorations …. wrapped with love and festive ribbon …. delivered to their classroom on Valentine’s Day!

You can also order for the whole family or friends …. bulk orders will be sent home with children at your request!

Only $3 per package …. see Thursday Folder for details and for customized labels for your loves!





Don’t let your kids be left out of the Spaghetti Lunch this Thursday!

Deadline for lunch order is tomorrow, Monday, January 28th!

NO REGULAR LUNCH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ….. It’s our delicious spaghetti and meatballs or


Order forms are available on Thursday Folder!

And don’t forget your little Valentines …. see Thursday Folder for details on how to make their day special … and remember, 2 large chocolate covered and decorated pretzels for $3.  See Thursday Folder.





Save the date was sent out a week ago …… but just in case ….

TOMORROW, JANUARY 14th @ 7PM is an HSA meeting in the school cafeteria!








Date Change


Please note that the Home School Association meeting scheduled for this evening, January 7th is being moved due to a basketball scheduling conflict.

This month’s HSA meeting will take place NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 14TH @ 7PM IN THE CAFETERIA.

Child care will be available in the library.

Please note on your calendars …. tonight’s HSA meeting has been rescheduled!




Don’t let your child be “ELFED OUT”!!!

LAST day to order chocolate dipped and decorated Oreos from the Secret Elves!

See Thursday Folder for flier and Elf Tags!


The elves need time to prepare:)



Reminders …

Just a few reminders … it’s a busy time of year for all … but don’t miss out:

  1.   Tomorrow is last day to order Christmas treats for your child/children.  Don’t let them be “Elfed Out”.  Please support Class of 2019 and surprise your student with a treat from the SHS elf!  Details in Thursday Folder.
  2.   This Saturday (12/15) is our annual Santa’s Village!  A family event …. crafts, carolers, artisans selling goods, treats and of course, a visit from Santa with a professional photo op!  Tickets available at door, 10am-1pm
  3.    Also this Saturday (12/15) is a “Jingle Bell Jam” for the middle school (5th-8th grade).  Tickets available @ door, 7-9pm.  Support Class of 2019!
  4.     This Sunday (12/16) is our annual Holiday Barnes and Noble Book Fair!  Do your Christmas Shopping while supporting our school.  It’s not just books … electronics, crafts, stationary, games, puzzles, music, etc.  The day will be filled with arts and crafts, music by our choir, book readings, custom SHS drinks in the cafe, complimentary gift wrapping …. worth the trip!!  Online shopping available all week with benefits to SHS.  Refer to Thursday Folder.

LASTLY ….we are all very busy, making our lists and checking them twice …. and we are all very blessed.  There is a special opportunity this year to “PAY IT FORWARD” to one of our own families.  Should this be something you may be able to do, please reach out to me personally.  I would be happy to discuss how your family can be part of an effort to give a magical Christmas to a fellow family.  It’s a “Secret Santa” on a grand scale and any assistance you can offer would be much appreciated!  Lois Kosc (973) 800-9601.  It’s the true spirit of the season.

Peace and Best Wishes for a Blessed Christmas!

Lois xoxo

Read This

Tonight is about “No regrets as a parent”.

Don’t allow your family to become a statistic!

6:30pm SHS auditorium

Make time for YOUR FAMILY!

Mallory’s Army …. It’s a bracelet kind of life ….

one more time …

Good evening!

One last reminder and request to attend TOMORROW EVENING’S PARENT PRESENTATION AT SHS 6:30PM!

We owe it to our children and their future to attend this presentation and make a difference in this world!

Event is open to ALL SHS PARENTS AND GUARDIANS …Pre K thru 8th Grade!  Refreshments and babysitting!

Choose to put your family FIRST!  CHOOSE TO BE KIND …..

Don’t miss this opportunity …..

Do one thing this week ….

Hello SHS Parents

I am reaching out this evening to remind you that THIS MONDAY EVENING could make a difference in your family’s life.

Did you know …. 1 in 4 children experience being bullied?

Did you know …. 1 in 5 children report being hated or verbally abused at school?

Did you know … the Fall and Winter are the highest times of year for bullying to occur?

Did you know …. the #1 cause of death for 10-24 year olds is SUICIDE … after being BULLIED?

THIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 10th at 6:30pm in the SHS auditorium is a presentation on bullying.  Mrs Diane Grossman will be presenting a rivoting presentation aimed at parents.  Her beloved daughter, Mallory, committed suicide 17 months ago after being bullied and harassed at her school.  Mrs Grossman has channeled her grief into education and prevention.  Her story is life changing and her message is invaluable.

We will serve refreshments and we will have babysitting available in a classroom.  The presentation is strictly adults only.

Learn how to protect your family from “not my child” syndrome ….

Or you can go to the mall and do your Christmas shopping ….

The choice is yours!


Please come, Lois Kosc


Hello SHS families …..

A gentle reminder that all orders for “Save Around” coupon books are due by December 10th.  This is THE LAST DAY FOR ORDERS WITH GUARANTEED CHRISTMAS DELIVERY!  They are great presents and can be ordered for specific geographic regions.  Please see Thursday Folder for details.

ADDITIONALLY…..any books which are NOT being purchased must be returned to the office by 12/10, as well.  PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE BOOK OR ON AN ATTACHED STICKY NOTE! 

Last call!

Stay warm this winter AND support the Class of 2019!

This Friday, November 30th is the DEADLINE to order your SHS Bulldog scarf for a mere $15!!

Please see Thursday Folder for details.

The picture doesn’t do justice to this beautiful scarf …. it’s double knit … bright, vibrant colors …. double-sided!

Samples are out and about for your viewing pleasure …. look for Lois Kosc, John/Trish Khin, Anastasia Kaminski at pick ups, drop offs, etc.

Don’t miss out on this one time sale!!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye



Vendors for Artisan Alley

Are you an Artist, a crafter or a tradesman that has stuff or services to sell?

At Santa’s Village, we have a spot in our Artisan Alley just for you!

Especially things that would make great presents for our fellow families and friends who come to Santa’s Village.  We’re expecting a fantastic turn out!

You keep all revenue of your sales.

Cost of table is $25 donation (which goes to the school).

Decorate your table in Holiday fashion!

Event is December 15th at 10:00am

Please return slip below to Amanda Tramontozzi (2A) by Friday, November 30th, along with $25 cash or check made payable to Sacred Heart School.


Name: __________________________

Cell Phone #: _____________________

Email: __________________________

Description of goods to be sold: __________________________________________________

Start your Christmas shopping!

Support the “Class of 2019” and get your Christmas shopping going!

Sacred Heart School Bulldog winter scarves for sale … very high quality …only $15 per scarf … samples are available for viewing … contact John or Trish Khin to see a scarf! Christmas delivery if ordered ASAP!

Order form and details available on Thursday Folder



Send the kids with 50 cents tomorrow!!!

The 8th Grade Cupcake Sale is back in town …. TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH and THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15th!

Yummy homemade delights will be available for purchase in the cafeteria during lunch.

ALSO …. Save the Date for the first Class of 2019 Middle School Dance (grades 5-8) …. Saturday, December 15th …. 7-9pm ….. “JINGLE BELL JAM”!!


The younger kids get to have a festive morning at “Santa’s Village” and the older kids get to dance the night away:)


Upcoming fun

FROM:   Carl Tramontozzi, HSA President

RE:          Upcoming Fun

Hello, Fellow Fantastic Families!

So, we all stumble out of bed this morning, stubbing our toe and spilling hot coffee on ourselves, to take our little ones to school, only to find our cars enveloped in a thick impenetrable layer of FROST!!  What happened?!  Is it Global Cooling?  Are we being invaded?  Where did the Fall go?

When of course, it struck me like a brick that the Holidays are upon us.  AAGGHH!! Breathe …

Fortunately, there are some great things to talk about in this regard.

The COUPON BOOKS make an EXCELLENT gift.  All the places that our extended families and friends go, they get substantial discounts.  Plus, the coolest part, they don’t have to carry around the book at all, just open the App, peruse all the coupons, and display it where you go.  Now we can be just like our kids and sit there with our face in our phones!  This is SUCH an easy way to get points, you get one point for every two books sold.  and if you get your orders in by December 10th, it is guaranteed before Christmas.

Important note:  When you return your sample book, PLEASE attach your family name on a sticky note or paper somewhere so we know it’s yours.  We don’t want you charged for an extra book.

Next up … (drum roll please)… SANTA’S VILLAGE!!  Yes, folks, everybody’s favorite Saint is coming back.  And if you think last year’s event was fun, ohhhh, just you WAIT.  It’s bigger…it’s bolder…it’s bodacious …it’s even better than before.  Let’s put it this way, there’s no better was to spend a cozy, relaxing, fun and exciting Christmas-time morning.  And maybe even win some prizes.  You’re not gonna wanna leave.  If you get your tickets in advance, there is a discount!  Just think of how much moolah you’d spend with your family visiting Santa at the mall or other places.  This is all inclusive – and you’ll be hangin’ with your SHS friends and community.  Details and order form will be in this Thursday’s folder.

As always, please don’t hesitate to continue to contact me for any reason. I’m down.


OK I’m going to go stuff all my shorts and t-shirts into a bin and carry it up to the attic now.  And maybe have some Sambuca coffee.  “See ya on the playground!”

Lots of Love,

Carl Tramontozzi

Clean Out!

Take an hour out of today to clean out a closet, drawer, basement, etc!

De-clutter while supporting our school!


7am-10am  Drop off in school parking lot!

Clothes, blankets, stuffed animals, shoes, boots, linens, etc.

DO IT!  Two bags per family will break our record!

Trunk or Treat Ticket News

It’s here!!!!  Tomorrow, October 26, is our 15 ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT!!!

A few reminders:

-Families hosting trunks MUST be inside parking lot by 6:15.  The lot will be CLOSED at 6:30 sharp and you will not be allowed to enter.

-Dress warmly and bring an umbrella and some prayers!

-Anyone who may have ordered tickets today, you may pick up your tickets at the admissions table in the front of the parking lot driveway.  They will be held under your oldest child’s name/grade.

-Remember your wristbands!

-8th Grade Students ….. this is your event to SHINE and earn service hours.  Please be prompt and bring your energy!  We do need split shifts (4-8 and 6:30-10:30).  We will manage to have you “Trunk or Treat” while working!  Adult volunteers will be directing you and will be there to assist, if needed.  Please find Lauren White upon your arrival!

Happy Trunking All!!

Emergency Help!

Hello SHS Families!!

We are reaching out for HELP!

Tickets sales for Trunk or Treat have been rolling in and volunteers have been disappearing:(




TIME:           6-1oPM

CONTACT:    Lauren White  201-201-7787 or chuletita44@yahoo.com

Thank you ….. thank you ….. thank you !

Last chance…

Hello All!

First, kudos to everyone for the awesome turnout at Monday’s HSA meeting!  Thanks for taking the time!  Your “prize” for attending is a FREE TAG DAY for your child/children on THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th!  Yippee!!

Students of parents who attended and signed the attendance sheet will be granted this free tag day.

LAST CHANCE …. Don’t miss the opportunity to send your little goblin a Halloween Monster Treat!  Also place orders as gifts for teachers, friends, family!  Order forms in Thursday Folder!  SEND IN BY TOMORROW OR NO TREATS FOR YOUR TRICKERS!  Support the  Class of 2019:)

This Week!!

Happy Sunday Sacred Heart Families!

Just a few quick reminders ….. it’s a busy week:

1) Tomorrow, October 22nd, Monday evening at 7pm is the first HSA meeting in the cafeteria

-Sign ups for upcoming events (earn fundraising points)

-Earn a “free” tag day for your children with attendance at meeting

-Childcare offered in Library

-Refreshments and Fun are on the Agenda!

-Meet the new HSA Board:)

2) Friday, October 26th is our 15th Annual Trunk or Treat:

-Tickets are still available, $5 each, it’s important for us to have an accurate head count so the “Trunkers” are                  prepared for the “Treaters”, PLEASE SEND TICKET REQUESTS IN ASAP.

– Trunk spots are still available …. earn a fundraising point …. earn kuddos from your kids ….. join in the fun …               let’s try to sell out our Trunk spots in honor of 15 years of Halloween FUN!

-Bakers are still needed and would be very much appreciated!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend, stay warm, print out your Trunk or Treat forms and see you tomorrow night!




Message from Carl Tramantozzi, HSA Co-President; Come One, Come All! Monday 10/22

To all the beautiful families of our school, Sacred Heart –

This is my first cyber-communication to you, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what a pleasure and honor it is to serve you as incoming President.  I can only hope to eventually be as effective as our superhuman powerhouse, Lois.  Whatever she’s taking, I want some.


Please don’t ever hesitate to contact me with questions, comments, ideas, etc.  I promise you that I will listen and make a mega-effort to act on it appropriately.  If nothing else, we’ll have a great conversation.

Which leads me to Monday!  As I said at Back to School Night, we’re going to have FUN this year.  And it starts this Monday, 10/22, at 7pm.  It is the first meeting of our Home School Association, of which YOU are a huge part.  We’re going to do something novel this year.  We’re going to all actually MEET each other.  (WHAT?)  There will be music, wine and cheese, fruit, fresh baked goods, refreshments, coffee/tea.  There will be child care in the library, and we’ll also have all the Spirit Wear available as well as other items.  But most importantly, you’ll find out about the things that directly affect our KIDS who attend here.  You’ll learn more about the events and activities that we have planned, hear about the “state of the state” of the school, and have an opportunity to speak up yourself!

As I’ve said before, we are so Blessed to be at a school where we get to be a PART of our children’s experience – and have a say in it – as such, we become part of bigger, stronger community of families looking out for each other.  Isn’t that what it’s all about?  So please come join us on Monday, even to just have a drink, say hi, sit down, and relax for a bit.  But please, no snoring.

See you Monday!

Warm Regards,

Carl Tramantozzi

Ghoulish Updates!

Good Morning and Happy Fall!

A few Halloween reminders and updates :

Trunk or Treat 2018 is officially less that 2 weeks away!  Hurry ….hurry ….

  1. Sponsor a trunk and be the coolest parent in school!  It’s tons of fun and makes your kids so proud! Earn a fundraising point and have FUN at the same time!  Extra bonus this year – we are having a “Trunk Contest” – so get your form in and win a family fun prize!
  2. Buy your Trunk or Treat tickets!!!  It’s important for us to have a head count so the “Trunkers” can be prepared with plenty of Treats!
  3. Searching for Halloween Treat bakers! Yum …..yum!  Please send your volunteer baking form in so we can count on you!
  4. Food will be available for purchase this year!  No cook Friday !!!
  5. Carnival games and contests will be offered ….. including costume contest!  Get those clever costumes going!

Class of 2019 Halloween Monster Treats

-Adorable homemade Monster Treats available for order to benefit Class of 2019.  We are delivering on 10/30 so they are perfect gifts for Halloween, hostess gifts, family fun, order for your kids, order for your kids’ friends, order for teachers!  Easy gift …. you order, we make and deliver!!


BOO!  Let’s rock this 15th Annual Trunk or Treat!

Lois and Carl



In reference to the earlier email today regarding the Stationary Sale, ONE (1) fundraising point will be awarded for each $50 spent on merchandise.  This is stated in the letter which accompanied the catalogs as well as in the Fundraising Assessment flier.

Apologies for any confusion ….. but that means you should catalog shop even MORE!

Remember ….. orders due in on Tuesday, October 2nd!


Deadlines ….

Hello SHS Families!

Just a few deadline reminders ….

  1.  STATIONARY SALE – Please send all orders in by NEXT Tuesday, October 2nd.  Remember …. each $100 spent awards you 1 fundraising point.  Christmas wrap?  Holiday pies? Please shop and support our school family!  Catalogs and order forms went home with children several weeks ago.
  2. MUM SALE is continuing this week in support of Class of 2019.  We will accept pre-orders via form on Thursday Folder through this Thursday, 9/27.  We will be in the parking lot on Friday, 9/28 for pre-order pick up and will sell to anyone else at that time (12noon-4pm).  In addition, we will be selling at all masses this weekend 9/29 and 9/30.  Quality mums for a great price …. without the hassle of shopping for them!



Good Morning SHS family and HAPPY FALL!

Like it our not ….. summer is officially over:(

So let’s jump in with both feet and support our Fall Events!

Trunk or Treat is around the corner …. 10/26.  Our new chairs and I are busy planning a FUN family night for all.  So plan your costumes, get the treat bags ready and reach out to me (973-800-9601) should you want to sponsor a TRUNK or help on our committee.  Fundraising points are available for both!

The 8th Grade Mum Sale is next weekend so DON’T BUY MUMS THIS WEEKEND!  Support this Class of 2019 event by ordering ahead (see form in Thursday Folder) or attend mass next weekend.  We will be outside all masses.  PLEASE NOTE: For those who have/will pre order, our pick up is Friday, September 28th.  The times have CHANGED due to the half day.  Mums will now be available for pick up from 12noon through 4pm on the side lawn of the parking lot (old convent).  We will also sell to those who didn’t pre order at this time.  Quality 8 inch mums, tight bloom, $8 each or 3/$20 …. picked up at your school instead of a crazy, crowded nursery!  YIPPEE!

Enjoy the first weekend of Fall …. do something fun ….. but don’t buy mums!  LOL

Enjoy!  Lois Kosc