Weekly Newsletter – February 4, 2016

Catholic Schools are Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service. We are Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Each day of Catholic School Week had a special focus: On Sunday, January 31, our violinist participated at the 9:30am Mass at St. Augustine of Hippo Church in East St. Louis. Monday we “Kicked-off” the week with emphasis on praying for civic leaders and delivery baskets of thanks; Tuesday we opened our school to new families who were interested in enrolling their children for the next school year; Wednesday was Student Appreciation; Thursday was Staff Appreciation; and Friday, we celebrate our families with a special Mass and donuts and coffee afterwards. We will close the week with our Dance Ministry and Violinists participating in a 4:30pm Mass at St. Augustine of Hippo Church in Breese.
A very special thanks to our Catholic School Week committee for making this week so “exceptional” for everyone involved.

MASS…NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION

As part of Catholic Schools Week, we will celebrate our families during Mass at 8:30am in the chapel. We will also have the inaugural induction of our National Junior Honor Society. Following Mass, parents/guardians are invited to come to the cafeteria for sweet rolls, donuts, coffee, and juice.

Thank you for all you do to support your child’s education, and for celebrating Catholic Schools Week with us.

PEACEMAKER

January Peacemaker has been rescheduled for tomorrow, February 5. If your child stayed a peacemaker throughout January, they may be out of uniform and celebrate with “Games Galore!” If they bring a dollar to go to charity, they may wear a piece of “bling”.

BLACK HISTORY

In celebration of Black History Month, students and staff are learning about African American scientists, educators, authors, athletes, entertainers, and artists. Please ask your child to share with you some of the knowledge that is being shared at Morning Prayer and throughout the 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. Tickets were sent in last week’s envelope. Families are required to purchase or sell two (2) Annual Benefit Dinner 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.

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.

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.

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