Weekly Newsletter – January 14, 2016

REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be sent home with each student tomorrow.  In order to receive the report card, all outstanding balances must be paid.  Thank you for all you do to make sure your tuition and fees are kept current.

MASS

Mass this Friday will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. “By the time he was assassinated, he spoke for the poor and disposed of the nation, and he was a symbol of justice and peace in the world.” (Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.) Genesis dancer, Jennifer Lee, will minister at this Mass and Grade 6 will lead it. Please know that you are always welcome to join us at 8:30am in the chapel.

NON-UNIFORM PASS DAY

Students who purchased the Non-Uniform Pass Coupon Book may be out of uniform this Friday, January 15. Please see p. 24 of the handbook to make sure they follow our Non-Uniform Day guidelines

NO SCHOOL

There will be no school on Monday, January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION

Fr. Carroll reminded us that East St. Louis will hold their annual Commemorative Program Celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King on Monday, January 18, at noon at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave.

MOUSE RACES

Have you ever been to a “Mouse Race”? Me, either…but the opportunity is coming soon. A Charity Event sponsored by St. Philip Alumni and Friends to raise money for our new windows is happening next Saturday, January 23 from 6:00pm-11:00pm. See flyer for more information.

OPEN HOUSE- “EACH ONE, REACH ONE”

An Open House for potential new school families will be held on Tuesday, February 2.  Open House times are 8:30a.m.-11:30a.m. and 1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.  You are our best ambassadors for spreading the word about this exceptional faith-based school in East St. Louis!  Please invite those you know who have grade school students to consider attending this event.  Have them contact the school office at 618-397-0316 to sign up to visit.

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. Anyone interested in serving on the planning committee is invited to contact the office as soon as possible at 397-0316.  Meetings are usually held after school in the library.  If you cannot come to a meeting but would like to help, please let us know and Melissa Lawson, parent of Jakobi (Gr. 2) and Jordyn (Gr. 3) will be in touch. Thanks, in advance, for helping us make this a great success.

ALTHOFF CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Incoming freshman registration is scheduled for February 3 and February 4, 2016. If you are a family with an eighth grade student who will be attending Althoff, please call (618) 235-1100 to schedule your appointment.

WINTER WEATHER

When school is closed due to inclement weather, you will be notified by the Fast Direct System. It will also be announced on Channel 5 television station and posted on ksdk.com website. In order to receive the message sent through Fast Direct, it is necessary to have your email or phone number registered in the system.  Please notify us immediately if your phone number or email has changed.

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