Dear Parents,

At SMS May is the month in which we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Classrooms will pay tribute to our Mother with a decorative shrine/crowning.  On Friday our school family will gather in church at 8:30A.M. for our annual May Crowning.  Our second grade with it’s First Communicants and our eighth graders will lead the ceremony.  Traditionally an 8th grade young lady is chosen to crown the Blessed Mother.  This year the honor has been given to Caitlin Turner. She was chosen by her classmates because she possesses many wonderful traits.  Her peers chose her because in their words she is “trustworthy, kind-hearted, a true friend, honest, all around nice…” Caitlin was also selected to be the SMS 2017 Outstanding Graduate and was honored at a mass and ceremony sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark. She is photographed below with our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Margaret Dames.

caitlin & Dr Dames


This month is busy with class trips, Mother’s Day Plant Sale (Flyer to be emailed separately),Alex & Ani Sale,our Spring Concert (Gr.1-8 dress in Sunday best!), Warriors for Warriors 5K (sign up ASAP), preparing for Final Exams (Grades 6-8), and our much anticipated drama production, Annie Get Your Gun, among many other activities and events.


Dates to remember:

3   Mixed Bag orders to be delivered

4   Grades 4 & 5 Class trip to Trenton

5   May Crowning in church at 8:30 A.M.

12:15 Dismissal

Alex and Ani Sale

6   Protecting God’s Children workshop 10:30 A.M. (register at

10   SMS CLOSED – County Teacher Professional Day

11   Plant Sale…just in time for Mother’s Day

12   K and Gr. 1 trip to Imagine That

16   Illusion Maker, an environmental assembly

17   Grades 2 & 3 attend Patriots game

18  Spring Concert 7:00P.M. (Gr. 1-8 perform…all are invited!)

20   Warriors for Warriors 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Armed Forces Day

22   NJ Transit Safety Assembly

24 & 25  Drama Production, Annie Get Your Gun 7:00P.M.

25   Ascension Thursday 8:30 A.M. Mass

26, 29 & 30 SMS CLOSED

31-6/2  Final Exams (Grades 6-8)


Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms, Grandmothers, Aunts, Godmothers…all the wonderful people who take care of us!


Sandy Miragliotta