Weekly Newsletter – February 10, 2016

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Congratulations to our inaugural members of the NJHS who were inducted on Friday: Malynnda Aldridge, JaMaya Bonner, Jasmine Bonner, Jacquelyn Bownes, Chenyia Brown, Azia Douglas, James Gladney, Alisea Killiebrew, Gabriel Magana, Ajazla Moore, Annie Pearson, Janyya Robinson, Alex Vega, and Monica Williams.
Thank you, also, to Mrs. Spencer, NJHS Advisor, and all parents, guardians, grandparents, mentors, friends, and supporters who participated in Mass and came to celebrate our families and students.

LENT

This Wednesday, we began the liturgical season of Lent with Mass at 8:30am in the chapel and the distributing of ashes. As Father Carroll states in his Chaplain Corner:  Lent is a time of reflection and preparation. We are challenged to become better Christians, better disciples, better followers of Christ. A true disciple is a person who just doesn’t do certain things, but even more importantly, one who does certain things. We need to ask ourselves: What can I do to be a better Christian – to let people know without my having to tell them – that I am a follower of Christ?

NON-UNIFORM PASS DAY

This Thursday is our February Non-Uniform Pass Day. If you purchased a coupon book at last year’s Benefit Dinner, tomorrow is the day to redeem the February coupon.  FYI: coupon books for next school year will go on sale at this year’s Benefit Dinner on March 5.

MIDTERM

Third quarter midterm is tomorrow, February 11.  Midterm reports will be sent home on Friday, February 19.  Please note that all tuition, meal, and Extended Day payments must be current in order to receive this report.  Return the signed Progress Reports on Monday, February 22. Thank you for your cooperation.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY 

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, on Thursday, February 11th, students are invited to wear a Valentine accessory with their uniform, such as a red ribbon, valentine-themed pin, a piece of red jewelry, red socks, shoes, or shirt. Thanks for making sure the item is age and Catholic school appropriate. Wishing you all a day filled with valentine blessings.

NO SCHOOL

There is no school on Friday, February 12, due to Staff Meeting/Professional Learning Communities and Monday, February 15, in honor of Presidents’ Day.

ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER

Please mark your calendars for March 5, for our Annual Benefit Dinner.  It will again be held at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine. Families are required to purchase or sell two (2) Annual Benefit Dinner Tickets at $100 for two tickets, or pay a fundraising fee of $100. If more tickets are needed, please contact the office. Each dinner ticket is $50. Thanks, in advance, for helping us make this a great success.

How else can you help? We are in need of baskets for the Silent Auction.  Here are some ideas from years past: Gardening Basket, Art Basket, Games Galore, Movie Night, Books, Books, and More Books; Sports Fun, Baby Care, Rainy Day Fun, and The Bible Tells Me So. So, put on your creativity caps and know that you are helping keep Sister Thea Bowman School going. We are putting School Theme Baskets on display on Tuesday, February 16. Bring or send yours in, and our display will grow each week.

***Remember, we are also selling raffle tickets for a chance to win $10,000! Only 300 will be sold at $100/ticket.

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