Yesterday, Tuesday, a day of service to our faculty, staff, and alumni, the faculty was treated to a wonderful breakfast cooked and served by some of the staff of SMP. Immediately following, alumni students and faculty were also served a delicious breakfast. Our Alumni Breakfast is now an annual tradition. The former students and faculty were then given a tour of the classrooms by our Student Ambassadors, members of our Eighth Grade Class of 2017. The alumni students and faculty shared their experiences of attending/teaching at St. Mary’s Prep.
Our H&SA, along with the generosity of our school parents, set up a “supply bar” of school supplies for the faculty and staff to restock their classrooms. There was an abundance of paper, post-its, pencils, and other supplies that are used on a daily basis.
Today, Wednesday, was a day of service to our community and religious. After our morning prayer assembly, volunteers were honored for their service and commitment to our students and school. They give of their time and talent in our classrooms, cafeteria, after care program, and library. Some are grandparents or former parents who lend their skills and talents to our students. They are an inspiration to all of us.
As part of our thank you to the religious of our community, the students wrote thank-you notes to our priests, deacons, and pastoral associate, thanking them for their commitment to our faith and to our school. The sisters of Assumption College in Denville were also honored for their service to our community by presenting them with cookies, many home-baked, as a token of our appreciation for their dedication to education.