April 2020

Dear Parents,
As we begin the month of April, life has become quite different and unlike anything we have seen in our lifetime. The children and teachers continue their online lessons as they have done since March 16. I would like to thank our teachers for their dedication in providing instruction and assignments to our students. I would also like to thank all of you for the work and support you are giving your children in their home learning environment. Thank you especially for the positive feedback you have given to our teachers at this time. Understanding that this situation is overwhelming to many of us, please know that your family, your health and your safety is paramount. Grades and schoolwork are secondary in these unusual circumstances.

Next Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins the observance of Holy Week. This year, all of the Holy Week services and traditions will be celebrated without the congregation. Father Dan is currently streaming Sunday and weekday Masses from the church. Parish news and information, as well as details about Holy Week, can be found on the parish website at

St. Charles Borromeo School will still honor the yearly school calendar as it was originally scheduled for Easter. Students will receive assignments until Holy Thursday. From Good Friday, April 10th until Friday, April 17th our students and teachers will be on Easter break. There will be no lessons or assignments during this time.

For now, our school remains closed, as per the order we received from Governor Murphy in March. New Jersey schools will reopen when the Governor lifts the order. When new information regarding this matter becomes available, you will be notified.

As we continue our Lenten journey, many of us are feeling the weight of the cross as Jesus did. There are so many struggles and stories that surround us. Please keep the families affected by Covid-19 in your prayers, as well as the medical professionals and the first responders who are facing many challenges.


This Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, may God’s light shine on each of us and guide us through these very difficult days.


Your families remain in my daily prayers, as we work together in caring for our children. I hope you continue to stay well and safe during the Easter Season.


Kathryn Chesnut



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