Saturday, May 11, 2013
Entire student body participated in a symbolic walk to raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis research.
Every May for the past six years, Amy Strafford, a pre-K teacher at Corpus Christi Elementary School in Hasbrouck Heights, organizes a school-wide fundraising event for multiple sclerosis research. Last Friday, the school’s entire student body – even the 3- and-4-year-old pre-K students - donned their walking shoes and participated in a symbolic “Walk for MS” through the halls of the school and through the neighborhood to raise awareness for the devastating disease. “The children are very excited to participate in this walk, even the little ones,” said Strafford, who became involved in fundraising efforts after her brother-in-law Joe Revello was diagnosed more than 10 years ago. “It’s amazing that this small school raises the money that it…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Bill O'Shea's Florist sponsored an essay contest inspiring students to write about their favorite teachers in honor of Teacher Appreciation Day.
Thursday was a special day for many of the teachers at Corpus Christi School who received bright yellow roses from Bill O'Shea's Florist, a show of gratitude in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. John Kosakowski, Bill O'Shea's owner, invited the students to enter an essay contest where they were asked to write about their favorite teacher sharing why he/she inspired them, motivated them and what made their favorite teacher "great" in their eyes. More than 20 students at Corpus Christi turned in essays nominating their favorite teacher for the honor – but it was the heartwarming story of Daniel Oliviera about his bond with gym teacher Kimberly Solimine that truly stood out the most, said Kosakowski. Kosakowski declared Daniel the winner of…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Principal Michelle Murillo is retiring at the end of this school year.
Corpus Christi School has reached another big milestone. Members of the Catholic school community were joined by parish friends, families and folks in the Hasbrouck Heights and thensome for a big celebration recently marking the school's 85th anniversary. Mayor Rose Heck presented a proclamation to the Monsignor Lew Papera of Corpus Christi Church and school principal Michele Murillo marking the history of the school, its growth and it "extends the borough’s gratitude for being such an inspiration, steadfast spirit and positive foundation for the community." The proclamation cited the history and growth of the school and named all who played a role in its success over the years. The school was born in September 1928 consisting of just six …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Click for more info about Corpus Christi School's open house event Wednesday.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Corpus Christi School will host an open house this Sunday. Click for more information.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Liberty the official spokesdog for Canine Assistants has been making the rounds to some local schools educating the students all about service dogs and putting smiles on their faces too. Hasbrouck Heights' Michele and Tom Meli, who are the founders of the Mickey's Kids Foundation which raises funds in support of Canine Assistants, was recently given Liberty, an education and therapy dog, to promote awareness about the Canine Assistants cause. The organization, based in Atlanta, Georgia, raises and trains these dogs to answer more than 90 commands in order to be able to assist children with disabilities. Michele Meli brought Liberty to Corpus Christi School on Friday to visit the students during Spirit Day to teach them all about service …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Husband and wife Army pilots visited Corpus Christi School to thank the students for their support while they were stationed in Afghanistan.
Corpus Christi School students got to learn about what it’s like to be an Army pilot from two special visitors Captains Christine and David Krueger who came by to thank them for all their support while they were serving in Afghanistan. Christine, who is a cousin of the Hasbrouck Heights Demicco family, and her husband David are currently on leave after serving a year of deployment. They addressed the students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades on Wednesday answering questions about what it’s like to fly, what made them decide to go into the Army and how long it takes to get to Afghanistan. Students eagerly raised their hands wanting to learn more and more. While in Afghanistan they were stationed about an hour or so away from each other…
Friday, August 31, 2012
Euclid, Lincoln and Corpus Christi earned gift cards from Target's back to school promotion.
The votes are in and all the elementary schools in Heights earned gift cards from Target’s special Back to School promotion. Earlier this month Target launched its Give With Target campaign which gave locals the opportunity to vote for their schools. Every 25 votes earned a school a $25 gift card. Target closed the voting a week early stating it had already reached it’s goal of awarding $2.5 million towards schools. See how Hasbrouck Heights schools did: Euclid School earned $150 in gift cards with 161 votes. Lincoln School earned $100 in gift cards with 110 votes Corpus Christi School earned $50 in gift card with 50 votes.
Friday, April 29, 2011
The Rosary Society of Corpus Christi Parish provides a place for Christian women to contribute to the community.
With all of the social changes and debates going on in the U.S. and throughout the world some may find it surprising to know that church attendance has remained fairly consistent in this country for several years. According to the last Gallup poll, just over 40 percent of Americans regularly visit a church or other place of worship. This could be due to the fact that, even today, many churches (such as the Corpus Christi Parish) strive to be relevant in the community by participating in all facets of a town’s activities. One way the church makes itself known is through the Rosary Society. The first Rosary Society was formed by Rev. Stephen Szymanowski in 1893. At the time the women were encouraged simply to participate in the celebrations…