Home School Association—Update


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

Apologies and Presents

I am wholeheartedly embarrassed and apologetic that there are 12 families who never received parts of their Spirit Wear orders from our year end sale.  Many “snafus” occurred on various levels.

However, everyone will receive what is owed to them within 2 weeks, delivered to your child, in their classroom.

As a peace offering and apology, I would ask you to stop by the Spirit Wear table at Back to School night on Thursday, September 20th.  There will be gifts there for all 12 families.

Mea Culpa


Don’t miss the chance!

Welcome back to our 2018/19 school year!!!

Reminder that THIS THURSDAY, September 20th is Back to School Night!  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet your child’s/children’s teachers and see the classrooms.

This is the first opportunity to sign up for events and begin earning your fundraising points!  The “new” HSA board will be on site to assist you in choosing your fundraising opportunities.

And speaking of fundraising opportunities …… we have a GREAT ONE available to the first one or two lucky volunteers ….

BOO! Yes … it is that time again …. our ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT is just around the corner – Friday, October 26th!

We are in urgent search of one or two very special parents who would be willing to chair this phenomenally fun and extremely well attended family event.  Ideally, we would love parents from the younger grades because it’s a great event to chair over several years.  Once you learn the ropes, it’s a cinch!  I am personally willing to assist and “coach” the new chair(s).  Make your kids proud and have a bootiful time!

So put this Thursday on your calendar and imagine all you can do for a great SHS Halloween event!

If anyone is “dying” to take on Trunk or Treat and can’t wait until Thursday …. give me a call!  973-800-9601


Welcome Back!


This Sunday, September 16th is the Home School Association’s Annual “Welcome Back to School Pancake Breakfast”!!

Food is being cooked fresh and served from 8am-12noon.

Please come out and see our school family after a long summer (well, maybe not long enough)!

Details in Thursday Folder …. let’s make it a great start to a wonderful year!



Winner! Winner!

And the Mega 50/50 winner is ……

Andrew Paleologos!!!  Ticket #135


Many, many thanks to all the parents who made tonight’s children’s Tricky Tray a huge success.  There were many happy faces going home tonight!




Happy end of exams!  Happy summer!  Happy … happy!

Two quick announcements:


While orders went out last week, there have been many issues.  I sincerely apologize, especially since this is the first time we’ve had so many problems.  It seems like there were many glitches on many different ends.  However, we will assure that all orders are complete.  Everyone with an issue needs to speak/text/email myself or Sandra DeBrito.  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO …. we have the information and there is no need to contact us again.  My direct contact is (973) 800-9601 or mckenna.lois@yahoo.com  We will complete orders and deliver them to your home as soon as they are available.


YIPPEE!  It’s that time of year again ….. TOMORROW, June 13th @ 6pm in the Cafeteria.  Hosted by the HSA Executive Board.   The Mega 50/50 will be drawn and announced at 7:30pm!   ALSO …. bring cash for your kids ….. a Children’s Tricky Tray will be held thanks to YOU and all your generous donations …. more than 50 prizes will be available for all age groups!  Tickets are 10 for $5.  End of year HSA announcements including the 2018/2019 Executive Board!

See everyone tomorrow!


And that’s a wrap!



Many thanks to Chris Guanci …. XOXOXO

Best of Luck to all raffle holders ….. June 13th @ 7:30 pm will find us our WINNER!





Lots to hurry about today …..

FIRST …. make sure you head over to Barnes and Noble Clifton TODAY for our annual summer book fair.  All summer reading lists are available in the store for your reference and shopping ease!  Be sure to check out with the SHS code found on Thursday folder.

SECOND … last call for Kids Tricky Tray items … please send any donations to school, attention: Mrs Murphy, Kindergarten by tomorrow ….Monday the latest.  Many thanks!

THIRD …. make sure next Wednesday, June 13th is on your calendar!  Family Ice Cream Social at 6pm and Mega 50/50 Drawing at 7:30pm!  Bring your sweet tooth and your luck:)

Anything in your closets?


We are preparing for our Annual Ice Cream Social next Wednesday, June 13th!

We would like to have a small children’s tricky tray at the event.

Does anyone have new toys, books, crafts, sports items which they would be willing to donate to the cause?  Perhaps presents never opened?  Extra party gifts?

If so …. kindly send to school in a bag marked for Mrs Murphy, Kindergarten.  She is kindly collecting the items over this next week!

Our kids appreciate any donation you can provide!


Weekend Plans!

Where are you this weekend?  Graduation parties? Family barbecues? Work? Dinner with friends?

Get a group together and win $5,000!  A group of 5 only needs to chip in $10 each!!   ONLY 200 TICKETS SOLD!  AWESOME GAMBLING ODDS!!

How about an early Father’s Day gift for all those Dads and Grandpas out there?  Much more valuable than a Lottery Ticket!

Earn one fundraising point per ticket!  Done for this year?  Roll the point over to the 2018/19 school year!

Hurry …. more than half the tickets are gone!  Don’t miss your opportunity to start summer with $5,000 extra in your pocket!

Happy Weekend …. stay cool …. stay dry!




The remainder of the Spirit Wear orders will be delivered to your child next week.  We are receiving two deliveries, one on Tuesday and one on Thursday.  I do not know whose order is in which shipment.  However, by Friday, June 8th all Spirit Wear orders will be complete and delivered.


Hello and Happy Memorial Day!

I hope the long weekend found you enjoying time off, family, friends and excitement for the summer!

Speaking of summer …. who among us could use an “extra” $5,000 for a vacation?  Or to pay off credit cards? Or go on a shopping spree? Or sock away for college? Or pay next year’s tuition at SHS?

The opportunity to throw your hat in the ring to possibly win $5,000 is HERE!

Our annual Mega 50/50 is officially underway.  Not familiar with this?  Here’s some IMPORTANT DETAILS:

-$50 ticket buys you the chance to win $5,000

-Odds are extremely high (much higher than Mega Millions or Power Ball) ONLY 200 tix sold!

-Each ticket purchased earns ONE (1) fundraising point.  However … YOU choose if its credited to this school year or next!  START 2018/2019 WITH ONE FUNDRAISING POINT!

-We accept cash, check or credit card

-Drawing of winner is June 13th …. need not be present

Want to be our LUCKY WINNER this year!  See Thursday Folder and get in touch with Chris Guanci (haas07@aol.com)


And by the way …. don’t take too much time to think about it …. half of the allotted 200 tickets are SOLD!

Lois Kosc 😉


Good morning!

We discussed at the most recent HSA meeting that we would be doing a “last effort” fundraiser.

In light of the fact that we cancelled two events this year due to lack of attendance, we have opted for an easy, “no show” fundraiser which allows families to continue with their busy schedules while still supporting their children’s school.

Therefore, over the next week, every family will be receiving a box of Gertrude Hawk chocolate bars to be sold.  Each box contains 48 bars of mixed chocolate.  Each bar is $1 and the box is $48.

Every SHS family will be expected to sell one (1) box of candy.  Since many families are still behind in fundraising points, Mrs Durocher has agreed to give one (1) fundraising point for each box of candy sold.  Families may request more boxes once their first box is sold.

The boxes will be coming home with the oldest or only child from each family.  It will have your name on the box and a copy of this letter will be included.  There will be an envelope for the return of the $48.

There are two chairpersons running this event and their names and contact information is as follows:

Michele Ruggier (michelabc1@aol.com)

Rosemary Marranzino (201-446-0402)

Please contact us with any questions!

Thank you for your continued support of our school and our children!

Lois Kosc, President, HSA



Last chance to grab a night out with adults!!

Paint and wine at SHS with our own Mrs. Vasil!

Tomorrow is the last chance to send in your ticket and choice of wooden door/wall hanging!

Enjoy a night out with friends, drink some wine and create your very own MASTERPIECE!

The 7th grade moms are challenging any other class to beat our attendance numbers!  Don’t let us have all the fun!!

See Thursday Folder for details!



A few reminders and a request for HELP ….

  1.  Paint Night flyer is now in Thursday Folder.  Event is 5/18, due date is 5/11.  An “old” fundraiser with a “new” twist ….. enjoy a night of creativity, wine, snacks and friends!  Wooden wall/door hangings!!
  2. Mothers Day Plant Sale is NEXT WEEK – Tuesday-Friday (5/8-5/11)    We are in desperate need of volunteers!  This is an event for our children and our mothers!  Please offer your assistance.  FUNDRAISING POINTS offered for every 4 hours of work.  Contact Stacy McErlean – stacehomeschool@gmail.com    PLEASE!
  3. Nominations for HSA executive board positions are NEEDED!  Forms are in Thursday Folder.  Time is running out.  The school needs an HSA Board next year!  Volunteer your time for our children!



Tomorrow, Friday, April 27th is the FREE TAG DAY for students whose parents attended last week’s HSA meeting.

ONLY children of parents who were actually present are granted this tag day from Mrs. Durocher.

Please send your child to school in everyday clothes if YOU were actually present at the meeting.


I regret to inform you that the Family Movie Night, scheduled for this Friday, April 20th is CANCELLED.

This decision is based on the lack of sufficient tickets sold.

Reimbursements will be issued to those who purchased tickets.

I would like to thank Mrs. Lisa Brown for this great idea and all the work she had already put into this event.



This Friday, April 20th is FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at SHS

To date, there are only 20 tickets sold

This event will be cancelled unless more tickets are sold by tomorrow, Monday, April 16th

Details are in Thursday Folder

PLEASE send ticket requests in by tomorrow or this event will need to be cancelled

This is the 2nd Family Event we will need to cancel this year due to lack of support

Please consider sending your ticket requests in TOMORROW!



Plan a family getaway …. save money …. support our school!

Last chance to purchase Hershey Park tickets …. credit card purchase option will remain “open” until 9am tomorrow morning (3/26)

Too good to miss …..

-Tickets thru SHS are $35 each ($67 at park)

-Our tickets allow you a 2.5 hour park preview the evening before you enter!!

-You can use tickets anytime from April 24-September 30, 2018

-Our school gets percentage of purchase price



Snack with the Easter Bunny

Unfortunately, the ticket purchases for the Easter Bunny event are extremely minimal.

It is not feasible to run an event with such little attendance.

Therefore, Snack with the Easter Bunny, scheduled for THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 is CANCELLED.

The few families who purchased tickets will receive a full refund.


Apologies and thanks to MRS. TRAMANTOZZI!

In my exhaustion from all the cooking, I omitted one of our helpers today!

We couldn’t have pulled it off without everyone’s assistance.!



Greetings SHS Family!

Catholic Schools Week Lunch was an overwhelming success!  We served an Italian feast to over 240 students today!  That’s alot of pasta!!  The oven worked overtime today!

A big Italian “GRAZIE” goes out to Mrs. Petrullo, Mrs. Zeitounian, Mrs Steiger, Mrs Nobile, Mrs Guanci and Mrs. Perez!!!  Planning, shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning were all pulled off by six of us!

A big shout out to ALL our students who were nothing but adorable, thankful, respectful and helpful during this fun lunch service!




Don’t let your child miss out on our delicious “mom cooked” lunch for Catholic Schools Week!

Tomorrow is the LAST CHANCE DEADLINE to submit an order for spaghetti, meatballs, cheese, drink.  Forms are on the Thursday Folder.

Cupcakes are a gift to celebrate Catholic Schools.  All children will receive one, regardless of placing an order.

NO LUNCH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE!  Take advantage of our cooking ,,,, otherwise you need to send your child with a bagged lunch!

“Lady and The Tramp” will accompany our Spaghetti Luncheon!



Don’t let your kids miss out!

In celebration of Catholic Schools week, we will be cooking an Italian Feast for the students.

Spaghetti …. meatballs ….. bread …. parmesan cheese ….. drinks …. cupcakes!!!

All will be enjoyed while watching the ultimate “spaghetti movie” …. LADY AND THE TRAMP!

Forms can be found on Thursday Folder …. tomorrow, Monday, January 29th is the deadline ( the cooks need to shop and prepare).

We are still in need of some home made cupcakes (both mini and large).  We can also use 1-2 more servers.  If anyone can help with either request, please text me @ 973-800-9601.


Happy Sunday,

Lois Kosc