Weekly Newsletter – February 9, 2017


Somebody recently used the term “Alternate Facts”. I was very lucky that during my years in the military, we celebrated Black History Month with activities, luncheons, speeches, and enlightening articles in the military newspaper. Through these experiences, many of the “Alternate Facts” of our American and World History began to be erased, and they were replaced with real facts of a history rich in cultures, accomplishments, and contributions of people of African descent from across our globe. Don’t just celebrate; educate!


Our families are the heart of the Benefit Dinner, whether as guests or volunteers. We have a lot of work to do to make the Dinner a success financially and socially! Without you there, who can really tell our other guests about the impact this school has on your students?  Reserve your tickets now and keep tuition costs low!!! Benefit Dinner is March 18, 2017.


Our students have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a week in the Summer at camp! Last week, they heard great stories about all the adventures. Camp Ondessonk offers several levels of payment and great scholarships! Check out their website for specifics on the essay needed for the scholarships:  https://ondessonk.com/giving/scholarships/ . Also on May 13th, they have an Open House:  https://ondessonk.com/event/first-time-camper-open-house/ .

SPECIAL COLLECTION:We delivered a car full of needed items to help Syrian families sponsored by the St Louis International Institute. You all were so generous, and we received a heartfelt “Thank You” from the staff and families they serve! Thank you for your warm welcome gift for our “New Americans”!


Celebrate President’s Day with your family!  No school!


SMART TUITION has changed how they do Tax Statements. This year, we cannot print them, so please log onto SMART TUITION, Click on Family Year End Statement after you login, and you can print your statement.


The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) will hold their Induction Ceremony for all new members on the 6th of Feb immediately following 8:30 mass. All family and friends are warmly invited to attend!

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