Weekly Newsletter – January 7, 2016

JOY-FILLED

We’re back in school! Alleluia!!  It was wonderful seeing everyone’s smiling face on Tuesday morning. It was good to have a break, but it’s also good to be back.  Hope your Christmas season was filled with peace and joy. Welcome to 2016, and thank you to those of you who remembered our staff members with Christmas cards and gifts.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION: EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS

How many of you see the New Year as a time to start anew, eat a bit healthier, drink more water, set time aside to pray each day? At STBCS, we know our students can be exceptional. And they have risen to our expectations time and again. We are so pleased with them this year. We want to make sure it continues.
How can you help? Continue to talk to your children about the importance of always being their best self and doing what they know is right. Also check in with them in the evening to see how school is going. Listen to them and help them “walk in the way of the Lord”.

We are Peacemakers. We are respectful in actions and words to God, self, others, and all creation.

SENIORS HERE

We welcome Vincent Bartholomew, Michael Boyle, and Joseph McMurran, seniors at St. Louis University High School; and Samuel Krebs and Quintin Potthest, seniors at Mater Dei High School in Breese, Illinois.  All are here to do their Senior Service Projects at our school.  While they are here, they will assist teachers and have opportunities to work with students.  We are glad they chose our school and grateful to all of them for their service to us.

MASS

This Friday we will celebrate the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. This feast celebrates that the child born in the darkness of night in the manger in Bethlehem is revealed as the light of the world; the manifestation of God for all people. Please join us for this special celebration,

BALLROOM DANCE

Students in Grades 6-8 will begin a semester of ballroom dancing on Thursday, January 7.  We look forward to welcoming back our instructor, Mr. Tom Obermeyer, of Just Dancing Ballroom Studio and sharing the work of Mr. Obermeyer and the students at the Spring Concert!

EXTENDED DAY-SESSION 4

Session 4 began on Tuesday, January 5 and ends on Friday, February 19.  Due to the holiday, registration will be open until tomorrow, Friday, January 8.

END OF QUARTER

The end of the Second Quarter is this Friday, January 8. Report Cards will be sent home next Friday, January 15. Please note that all outstanding balances must be paid in order to receive these reports.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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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