Weekly Newsletter – August 17, 2017

“BE A SHOOTING STAR FOR GOD”

WELCOME
Thank You God for wonderful students with bright smiles and excited energy for this new school year! Thank You God for wonderful families ready to support their children to get the best education possible! Thank You God for wonderful teachers and staff that will care for your children and will help them grow! Let us strive to be Shooting Stars for God!!!

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE
We want to help our students to be Shooting Stars for God, so they can wow people as they show their Christian Values through actions and words! Help us nourish their spiritual growth and let’s watch them SHINE!

ARRIVAL
Students arriving from 7:15 – 7:35 report to the cafeteria. All other students should be at the front doors by 7:45. We start prayer at 8:00. Please help your child be prepared for the day by arriving at 7:45, so they have time to unpack in their rooms, get settled, and then arrive for prayer with their class.

DISMISSAL
Students are dismissed at 3:30pm. Kindergarten through fourth grade leave from the front of the school while the older students in grades 5-8 will dismiss from the back. Know that students are always supervised by staff members, and they are not allowed to cross the street if you park across from the school. Your child’s safety is top priority for our Sister Thea Bowman family.

UNIFORM
Please review uniform requirements from your handbook. We start to enforce the rules next week, so please do not let your student come to school without checking if they meet the standards. Key items: Belts (Brown or Black, Plain Buckle), Socks (White), Headbands (Girls: Plain, flowers, etc), No Nail Polish or Lip Gloss.

SIGNED FORMS
Thank you for returning the signed Handbook Verification, Concussion and Internet Use forms. They were included in the family packet. If you still need any of these forms, please send a note with your child for the office.

BUSES
Buses started today. For bus riders, you should have received notification of pick-up/drop-off times and locations for your children. If not, please contact the office.

REDUCED/FREE MEAL APPLICATION
Don’t forget to complete the application for free/reduced meals and return it as soon as possible. The deadline for the application is Friday, September 1. Please note that failure to return a completed application form will result in full priced meals.

EXTENDED DAY
The Extended Day program for students in grades K-8 program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-5:00pm. If interested, please return the enclosed registration form and fee by Tuesday, Aug 22. Extended Day begins on August 22nd.

ECLIPSE FIELD TRIP
Please return all field trip forms by Friday. Remember to have students at school between 6:30 AM and 6:45 AM on Monday, so we can feed them and leave by 7:00 AM.

SMART TUITION CHANGE
Several families asked if we could change the SMART TUITION date that money is pulled from accounts to avoid issues when months have 31 days. Starting immediately, all SMART TUITION withdrawals will occur on the first day of the month. So your next withdrawal is September 1, not August 30.

PEACEMAKER ACTIVITY
Our first peacemaker activity for the year is August 31. As a special incentive, students who are Peacemakers during August (no major discipline issues) will attend a Peacemaker Activity on Thursday, August 31, at 2pm. Ice cream might be involved!

MASS
Our first Mass for the year will be Friday, September 8, at 8:30 AM. in the chapel. You are welcome to join us for this Mass, as well as all Masses held throughout the year. Ordinarily, our Masses are every Friday at 8:30a.m. Please check the calendar for any alternative dates.

NO SCHOOL
There will be NO SCHOOL on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

POSITION OPENINGS:
We have a few positions open at our school. If you are interested or know a qualified person, please contact the office. All positions require the applicant to complete an application, interview, Child Protection Training, and background check. Pay is hourly.

  • Lunch/recess monitor: M – F from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM. Requirements: Good interaction with kids.
  • 4th Grade Religion Teacher: M – Th from 2:15 – 3:00 PM. Requirements: Catholic, PSR teacher experience helpful.
  • Extended Day 6-8th Grade: M – F from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. Requirements: College Degree. Preferred experience in 6th – 8th grade teaching or high school.

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