Monday, February 11, 2013
Our Lady of the Lake School presented Mrs. Bethanne McNamara who is celebrating her 25th year with the school.
Our Lady of the Lake School kicked off its Catholic Schools Week with a special ceremony honoring one of its most valued teachers. Catholic Schools week ran from Sunday, Jan. 27 until Saturday, Feb. 2. During a special family mass on Sunday, Our Lady of the Lake recognized 5th grade teacher Mrs. Bethanne McNamara, who is now celebrating her 25th year with Our Lady of the Lake. Class parents collected and presented McNamara with a booklet containing testimonials and greetings from past and present students as well as a large bouquet of flowers and other gifts. McNamara told the crowd she was overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and gratitude and thanked all of those who had taken part in honoring her. She hopes that she would be able to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Junior Women's Club of Verona thank the fifty participating students in the Verona Spelling Bee in a Patch letter to the editor.
Wednesday, January 30
On Saturday, January 19th, approximately fifty 4th and 5th graders participated in the annual Spelling Bee competition held at Verona High School. The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona would like to thank all the children who participated and congratulate our winners. Congratulations to Veronica Domyslawski, 3rd place (Our Lady of the Lake School), Max Handler, 2nd place (H.B. Whitehorne) and Jessica Sidrak, 1st place H.B. Whitehorne). The Junior Woman’s Club of Verona is a versatile organization that has been involved in social and charitable work since its inception in 1926. The Juniors address Verona's diverse needs by promoting education, preserving natural resources, encouraging healthy lifestyles, working on behalf of the elderly and …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Our Lady of the Lake School students prepare projects in honor of Martin Luther King.
Students at Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona spent Monday, Jan. 21 learning about the influence of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The third grade, taught by Mrs. Beth Grimes, did a special I Have a Dream project in addition to lessons on King's work. Students also prepared reports on their dreams for their families, communities, country or world. Second grade teacher Mrs. Barbara Murphy, led her students in creating special hero reports and posters in honor of King. Many of the second graders chose Dr. King as their hero. First grade students in Mrs. Cathy Baldwin's class created “dream bubbles” for King's I have a dream speech.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Our Lady of the Lake School is getting into the holiday spirit with its annual Christmas traditions.
Our Lady of the Lake School has been busy with holiday activities as Christmas rapidly approches. On Saturday, Dec. 8, the the school hosted a Breakfast with Santa event where families has the option to donate toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign in lieu of a $10 admission fee. Our Lady of the Lake collected over 100 toys. Fr. Mike Hanly, Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, will bring the toys to the Marine Corps for inclusion in the Toys for Tots campaign. Our Lady of the Lake also held a Christmas pageant featuring the school's eight grade class. “It is a Christmas tradition at Our Lady of the Lake School that the 8th Grade class presents the Christmas Pageant, an enactment of the Biblical Nativity story, with musical …
Friday, November 30, 2012
John Mandler from Our Lady of the Lake School pens Patch Letter to the Editor after a visit from local marine, Private Brett O’Donnell of Glen Ridge.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Friday, November 30, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012 started off as a regular day in the Kindergarten classroom of Ms. Stephanie Cataneo, one of the two Kindergarten teachers at Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, New Jersey. Tyler O’Donnell of Verona, one of the students in Ms. Cataneo’s class, made a presentation to his class about his uncle, Private Brett O’Donnell, a Marine who recently completed his basic training at Parris Island, South Carolina. Tyler showed the class his uncle's formal picture and talked about how much he looked up to his uncle. Ms. Cataneo and the class then decided to create a special book filled with pictures thanking Private O’Donnell for his service to the country and wishing him a safe deployment. The next day, Private O’Donnell, …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Students at Our Lady of the Lake School paid $1 or more to wear pink for a day instead of school uniforms to support the Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation.
Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona raised $291 for the Minette Grosso McKenna Angel Foundation (Minette’s Angels), a local charitable foundation that provides comfort and support to women and their families who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Students each paid $1 or more to be able to wear anything pink of their choice instead of their school uniforms. Eighth-grade students Jack Waldron and Michael Mughetto presented the day’s collection to third grade teacher Beth Grimes, who accepted the contribution on behalf of the Foundation. “Minette’s Angels provides home cooked meals, gift cards to grocery stores and local restaurants, and cleaning services for the families of local women undergoing treatment for breast cancer,” Our…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Caldwell's Gelotti's Ice Cream donates snack for free event.
Our Lady of the Lake School hosted their annual ice cream social on Friday, Sept. 14 to kick off the academic school year. The purpose of the mixer is to allow families to meet and let new families get introduced to the school. Ice cream for the social was donated by Gelotti's Ice Cream on Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell. The event, which was free to families for the first time, drew more than 400 people. Do you have pictures from the ice cream social you'd like to share? Verona-Cedar Grove Patch is looking for photos. Let us know.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Verona school touts enrollment increases, new classes and equipment as school year begins.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Change was in the air last week when Our Lady of the Lake School students returned to start the new school year. The school, which was honored as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School, received re-accreditation from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. School officials are also proudly touting enrollment increases of almost 33 percent for the 2012-13 school year as well as the return of two kindergarten classes and two pre-K4 classes. The school has said even with the new children, it continues to have class sizes smaller than those in neighboring schools. The school has also made physical changes to the campus, installing a new awning over the school entrance, new directional signs and banner poles…