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News and Notes
JUNE 17, 2015


Despite our best efforts in fundraising, marketing and investing money into the school in an effort to create an excellent, safe, modern learning environment we find ourselves in the difficult and undesirable position of having to close the school.

The decision to close our parish school does not take away the importance of pursuing a Catholic education. Our sincere hope is that you choose one of the other nearby Catholic schools, such as: St. Ann School in Raritan; Immaculate Conception School in Somerville; St. Matthias School in Somerset; and St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Bridgewater (Pre-K and Kindergarten only) for your family. Today is a time to say “Thank You” to those who tried to make our school the best it could be.

Thank You to the Christ the King parishioners and pastors, who build CTK School, supported with countless hours of work and their financial commitment. Thank You to Bernardine and Felician Sisters who provided administrative support for many years.

Thank You to the families of Christ the King School who truly see the value in, and are committed to, providing a Catholic education for their children, even if it means making some sacrifice. We appreciate all the work you have done.

I would also like to say Thank You to our competent and caring school principal, Mrs. Bensen, along with all of our dedicated teachers and staff, who have worked so hard and have been so committed to the school. They are to be commended for their individual efforts and for their collective dedication to the children.

Thank You to Diocesan Department of Education, who was working closely with the school assisting during the closing process.

I’m proud of our school, and grateful to God for the impact it has had upon our students and theirs families. At the same time I’m confidently trusting God to provide for and guide the children, families and staff of CTK School as they look to the future.

Please know that you are always in my prayers especially during this very difficult time. No matter where you go, I know you will do well as you have your roots here at CTK School. Confident in God’s providence may He bless you all.

In Christ the Redeemer,
Rev. Stan Slaby, C.Ss.R.


“There is a flickering spark in all of us which if struck at just the right age can light up the rest of our lives.”

Christ the Redeemer Summer Program began on June 22nd!  Last week we had a visit from “The Lizard Guys” and took a walk to the local library for reading activities! This week children will work with the theme "stars and stripes" and will be engaged with various patriotic activities. They will create American flags and learn interesting facts about the United States.
At CTR Summer Program, we make summer camp exciting and engaging by incorporating as many fun theme-related activities as we can. In addition to a themed field trips, your child can take advantage of activities in various areas such as science and nature, arts and crafts and organized games all while enhancing their social skills, physical activity level and most importantly having fun! 

CTR Summer Program offers indoor and outdoor activities, plus opportunities for fun, friendships, and exploration. We encourage their growing ability to make choices, work with others, and assume responsibilities.
Our camp teachers work collaboratively to develop a fun curriculum that takes advantage of all that the summer offers. They use playgrounds, the surrounding communities, and special visitors as an extension of the camp, helping children to discover science, explore nature, and engage in the creative arts, while learning about the vast opportunities in the world around them.

We follow four essential rules when planning our excursions: the trip must be developmentally appropriate, safe, have educational value, and it must be fun! This week we will include another trip to our local library for enrichment activities.  We will also have a former graduate of Christ the King School come back and give us an exciting presentation of his life of five months in Antarctica.  We will see what “the land of snow and ice” is like through several videos and pictures with thrilling stories. We will use the information obtained to continue to enhance our knowledge of this ice covered continent by completing several activities.

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Call 908-231-1330 or 908-526-1339 to register – the program is running through August.

Christ the King School
99 North 13th Ave.
Manville, NJ 08835
Phone: (908) 526.1339
Fax: (908) 526.3541
Principal: Christine N. Benson cbenson@diometuchen.org

Parish Office
98 South 2nd Ave
Manville, NJ 08835
Phone: (908) 231.1330
Fax: (908) 685.3029
Rev. Stanislaw Slaby, C.Ss.R
last updated: 05.28.2013