Weekly Newsletter – May 14, 2015

I find joy in everyday, not because life is so good, but because God is. Romans 15:11
Hay alegría en cada día, no por que la vida es bueno pero por que el Dios es presente.

EIGHTH GRADE WEEK
Eighth graders will have quite a final week as they celebrate “Eighth Grade Spirit Week”. Today found them on their eighth grade trip to the YMCA Camp at Potosi, Missouri, and Friday, they will celebrate Spirit Day by dressing as their favorite “Nerd”…(Albert Einstein, anyone?). Monday, they may dress in their Professional Best, and Tuesday will find them at King’s House on Retreat. Wednesday, May 20, is their last academic day; all work is due.
PROMOCION
Los estudiantes de Octavo van a hacer una semana final como celebran “El espíritu semana”. Hoy fueron en el campo YMCA en Potosí, MO y el viernes llevan en ropa de su “Nerd” favorito…(¿Alfred Einstein alguien?). El lunes pueden llevar en su mejor profesional y martes van a Casa de Rey para un retiro. El miércoles 20 de mayo el último día de clases; todo trabajo es completo.

GRADUATION
Eighth grade graduation is this next Friday, May 22. We will honor the graduates and their families at Mass at 8:30am followed by a brunch. Please continue to encourage them to end their eighth grade year as the best versions of themselves! Wednesday is a day to clean lockers and desks, practice for their graduation, and be a part of their last STBCS Field Day. Thursday, they are off, and then Friday, they will be at school bright and early (7:15am) for their graduation pictures. We wish them a future filled with God’s choicest blessings and joy!
PROMOCION
La promoción para clase 8 es el viernes, 22 de mayo. Honoramos los en promoción y sus familias en la Misa a las 8:30 y un “brunch”. ¡De favor continúan animar los estudiantes a ser sus mejores personas! El miércoles es para limpiar sus cosas, practican para la promoción y participan en “Field Day”. El jueves no hay clases y el viernes llegan a las 7:15 para sus fotos. ¡Esperamos un futura lleno de muchas bendiciones de Dios y mucha alegría!

MASS
Mass this week is on Friday, May 15, and will be led by Fifth Grade. Know that you are always welcomed to come and celebrate with us.
MISA
La Misa está preparada por clase 5. ¡Bienvenidos a todos!

NO BUS SERVICE
This Monday, May 18, there is no bus service. District 189 is off for Malcolm X Day. We have school!
NO BUSES
Este lunes, 18 de mayo, no hay buses. Districto 189 no tiene clases por el Día de Malcolm X. Tenemos clases.

LIBRARY BOOKS
The last day for 8th graders to return library books was last Friday, May 8. Kindergarten through 7th grade has until this Friday, May 15. If a student has lost or misplaced a book, families must replace it. Special thanks to Sister Jean Kumke, ASC, who serves as our volunteer librarian. We are grateful!
LIBROS DE LA BIBLIOTECA
El ultimo día para clase 8 a llevar libros es el viernes, 8 de mayo. Kinder par clase 7 tienen hasta el viernes, 15 de mayo. Si un estudiante perdió un libro, la familia necesita trae una libro nuevo. Muchas gracias a la Hermana Jean Kumke, ASC que es bibliotecaria como voluntaria. Apreciamos.

END OF YEAR FIELD TRIPS
Grades Kindergarten through third grade will have their end-of-year field trip next Tuesday, May 19, while Grades 4-5 will go to Grant’s Farm on Thursday, May 21. Please remember that if you ever want to be a part of your child’s field trips, you need to have the Initial Child Protection Training or Refresher Training offered through the Diocese before you may go.
“FIELD TRIPS”
Clases K-3 tomaran “Field Trip” martes, 19 de mayo para el fin de ano. Clases 4-5 van a “Grant’s Farm” el jueves, 21 de mayo. Recuerda que si quiere participa con su niño/a necesita el certificado de Protección de niños de el Dioses de Belleville antes puede participar.

FIELD DAY
Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 1pm-3pm. Thanks to Mrs. Cathy Lisch for organizing this day and to Melissa Lawson (Jordyn Tow’s mother) for adding a little Zumba to our afternoon.
“FIELD DAY”
Field Day esta planificado para miércoles, 20 de mayo—13:00 a 15:00. Gracias a Señora Cathy Lisch que está organizado el día y Melissa Lawson (la mama de Jordyn Tow) que da un poco “Zumba” en la tarde.
***SMART TUITION AID FOR 2015-2016
In last week’s envelope, you found information on applying for tuition assistance through SMART Tuition. All families seeking tuition assistance need to apply through SMART. If you need help with this new format, contact SMART Tuition Aid or our office, and we will help you through it. Applications need to be completed by the last day of school, May 29.
***Please note that family tuition this year is: one child-$4,000, two children-$6,000, three children-$7,000, and four children-$7, 5000.

***MENSUALIDAD “SMART” ASISTANCIA PARA 2015-2016
En el sobre de ultima semana recibo información para aplicar para asistencia de mensualidad por SMART. Todas las familias que quieren necesitan aplicar por SMART. Si necesita ayudar con esta manera nueva, llama SMART o nuestra oficia y ayudamos con esta. Aplicaciones necesitan enviar antes el fin de año escolar, 29 de mayo.
***Nota que la mensualidad este ano es: un niño/a es $4,000, dos niños/as es $5,000, tres niños/as es $7,000 y cuatro es $7,500.

UNIFORM-THOUGHTS FOR NEXT YEAR
We are thinking of adding two more colors to our uniform for next year: along with white and forest green shirts, students would also be able to wear red or black polo shirts. Let us know your thoughts by emailing Ms. Mary at: thea_bowman@yahoo.com. Your opinion is important.
PENSAMIENTOS DE UNIFORMES PARA EL PROXIMO ANO
Pensamos de dos mas colores a nuestros uniformes para el próximo ano: con camisas blancas y verde los estudiantes pueden llevar polo camisas de roja o negra. Por favor envía sus pensamientos por correo electrónico a Miss mary at: thea_bowman@yahoo.com. Su opinión es importante.
POETRY UNLIMITED
Eighth graders finished our Poem in the Pocket Week with an original poem by Arajah White.
No puedo traducir.

I AM HERE
Have you ever felt neglected,
Or ever felt rejected?
Have you ever been judged
That it made you hold a grudge
Like you have no friends
That will be with you til the end
That don’t stick to you like glue
But was a bird that flew
If this is true,
Just know that
I AM HERE FOR YOU!

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