Weekly Newsletter – November 5, 2015

TRUNK OR TREAT

Thanks so much for making our 12th annual “Trunk or Treat” event a big success!  Special thanks to all who decorated their car/truck trunks and passed out candy as the parade of ghosts and ghouls, wizards and superheroes went from car to car “Trunk or Treat”ing. Also thanks to our school families who were so generous with donating Halloween treats; and to our staff for their part in making things run so smoothly.

NO BUS SERVICE

There will be no bus service for our students Wednesday, November 11, due to Veterans Day.  We will have school, so we thank you for doing all you can to find a way for your child to be here.

NEW STUDENTS

Enrollment has been growing in the last month. We would like to welcome: Lizabeth Perez, Yovana Pedroza (Kindergarten), Gerardo Perez (1st), Jimonnie Whittaker (6th), and Gabriel Magana (7th).

We now have 120 students and will continue enrolling until January. Welcome!

ANNUAL FUND

Is your Annual Fund envelope still at home or have you returned it to school with a donation or prayer?  Annual Fund envelopes for families were due on Friday, October 30. We are in need of your support to continue with the programs that are making a difference in your children’s lives. Please return them as soon as possible.  Many blessings.

PICTURES

Picture Retake Day is Thursday, November 19, for students who were not present on October 16, and for students who need to get their photo retaken.  Students who are getting retakes must turn in their original photo package to the office.  Since the pictures will be taken first thing in the morning, students may come to school out of uniform and change after the photos are taken.

SHORTS

The last day to wear uniform shorts and capris was October 30. Uniform slacks are required through March 31.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Weekly Newsletter – October 29, 2015

We are Children of The Way, The Truth, and The Life

ANNUAL FUND

Have you turned in your Annual Fund envelope? It’s due tomorrow!

This is the first of our two fund raising events. You may make a donation, include a prayer for our school, or do both. 100% participation is needed.

PAINT THE GYM

Thank you to all of the parents/guardians, students, alumni, and friends who helped “Paint the Gym” on Saturday! Although there’s more work yet to be done, this was a huge success in our makeover of the gym. (Roberta Trost, Advancement)

FIELD TRIP REFLECTION

On Tuesday, October 13, the Second Grade went on a field trip to the Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville.  Five other second grade classes from the Belleville Diocese went with us.  It was cool to scoop plants, like duckweed, out of the lake and look at them under a microscope.  We used our “fox feet” to creep on the nature trail to a tree house and look for clues about animals.  We found a plant that smelled like root beer when we scratched it.  We ended the day with lunch and a big group picture.  We received lots of compliments from the guides.  We hope we can go again. (Second Grade)

REPORT CARD CONFERENCES

Thank you for your attendance at report card conferences last week. We appreciate your understanding of the importance of having your child present, and your willingness to listen and help set goals for the rest of the year. Parents/guardians, students, teachers….together, we fulfill our mission to “inspire, prepare, and empower…the next generation of wholesome, responsible, and dedicated leaders of their communities and our world.”

MIX-IT-UP DAY

What an “adventurous” day we had this past Tuesday…full of meeting new friends and learning to work as a team. As a part of this year’s “Mix-It-Up” Day, students in grades 5-8 visited Immaculate Conception School in Columbia, Illinois.  Time was spent getting to know each other through a team building program: “Adventures in Learning”. Students worked in groups of four to identify different instruments; build an ark out of supplies given to them that would float and carry some of Noah’s animals; construct Stonehenge in a minute out of dominoes; identify Egyptian rulers whose names were written in hieroglyphics; and create a three dimensional  mythical creature. A pizza lunch was shared by all. We wish to give a sincere thank you to all at ICS, especially Mr. Kisch and Sue Lewis who made this day possible and helped us build a little more appreciation for each other.

LIVING ROSARY

Wednesday found us praying the rosary as a school with eighth graders leading the way.  The “son” shone and all was right with the world.

AWARD MASS

This Friday at 8:30am we will have our quarterly awards Mass over in the chapel. Students who have earned awards will receive certificates for Perfect Attendance, Peacemaker, Honor Roll, or High Honor Roll for the First Quarter.  All family members are welcome to attend.

TRUNK OR TREAT

Our 12th annual “Trunk or Treat” event will be held tomorrow, Friday, October 30.   Students are invited to bring a costume to change into for a 2:00p.m parade through the school.  We count on our parents/guardians to make sure that costumes are appropriate for the child’s age and for wearing at a Catholic school event. Traditional Halloween costumes such as skeletons, scarecrows and witches are fine.  Costumes/masks of famous singers or stars who use violent, foul or degrading lyrics or images are not allowed, as well as anything bloody and/or violent in nature. Props, including toy guns and swords, etc., are also not allowed.  Please note that students do not have to have a costume to participate in Trunk or Treat.  Your child should bring a container for the Halloween treats they receive.

Parents/Guardians who are participating are invited to come between 1:30-1:50p.m.  A staff person will be on hand to show you where to park your car out on the playground area between the school and the church.  Feel free to come in costume and to decorate your car in Halloween style!  Have the Halloween treats, (wrapped candy, stickers, and pencils) you plan to hand out in the trunk of your car.  Please note that for safety reasons, all entrances to the parking lot will be closed at 2:00pm and won’t reopen until 3:30p.m. dismissal.  
After a class has been to each car, they will go back into to their classrooms to enjoy their treats until dismissal time at 3:30p.m. Parents/Guardians are welcome to enjoy some refreshments in the staff room until dismissal time.  If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your child’s costume for this event, or if you have any other questions regarding this event, please call the school office. Thanks for all you will do to make our 12th annual Trunk or Treat event a huge success!

SHORTS

The last day to wear uniform shorts and capris is October 30. Uniform slacks are required through March.  Thank you for your cooperation.

EXTENDED DAY

The 2nd Session of Extended Day ends next Friday, November 6. If you are interested in your child participating in Session 3, please fill out the attached form and return with your payment by that Friday. Session 3 begins Monday, November 9.

Weekly Newsletter – October 20, 2015

We are Children of The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

MASS

Due to Report Card Conferences, Mass is on Wednesday this week. Eighth grade will lead. Know that you are always welcome to attend.

REPORT CARD CONFERENCES

Report Card Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 9am-8pm.  Report Card Conference times were included in last Thursday’s envelope. Remember all fees (tuition, Before Care/Extended Day, lunch) need to be paid before a conference can be held. There is no school the next day, Friday, October 23.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: PAINT THE GYM

This Saturday, October 24, alumnae from St. Philip’s (now Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School) will be painting the gym.  We are in need of many hands. This would be a wonderful opportunity to give of your time and work with other supporters of our school. The event begins at 9am and goes until 1pm. There will be a Continental Breakfast and music by D J Needles. Please come out and help us make a difference in our students’ lives.

And if you really want to be doubly blessed, on Friday, October 23, we will do the prep work needed before the painting.  Walls need washing and cobwebs conquered. We will clean in the afternoon from 1pm-3pm. Please call the school at 397-0316 if you can help on either of these two days.

ALTHOFF OPEN HOUSE

Students in 4th through 8th grade, who are interested in learning more about Althoff Catholic High School, are invited to attend their Open House on Sunday, October 25.

ANNUAL FUND

The Catholic school system is based on a spirit of loving service and generosity, both on the part of the parents/guardians and teachers. Family involvement is a necessity to providing quality education, as well as creating a faith community for our students. In last week’s envelope, you found our Annual Fund letter and envelope. This is one of our two fundraisers. Families pledge financial support and/or prayer in order to keep our school going. Your support is vital to the future of your children and all the future students who will become a part of the Sister Thea Bowman family. We are Children of The Way.

We ask that each family return their envelope by Friday, October 30. If your family returns their envelope by that Friday, your child may be out of uniform on Tuesday, November 3.

TRUNK OR TREAT

Our 12th annual “Trunk or Treat” event will be held on Friday, October 30.   Students are invited to bring a costume to change into around 2:00p.m.  We count on our parents/guardians to make sure that costumes are appropriate for your child’s age and for wearing at a Catholic school event. Traditional Halloween costumes such as skeletons, scarecrows and witches are fine.  Costumes/masks of famous artists or stars who use violent, foul or degrading lyrics or images are not allowed, as well as anything bloody and/or violent in nature. Props, including toy guns and swords, etc., are also not allowed.  Please note that students do not have to have a costume to participate in Trunk or Treat.  Your child should bring a container for the Halloween treats they receive.

As an alternative, some classes are sponsoring a “Costume Challenge.” In the younger grades, students are asked to dress up as saints or people who have made a positive impact on our world.

Grades 6th-8th are challenged to dress up like a person they have or will read about in their Social Studies book. Prizes will be given to the winners who accepted the “Costume Challenge.”
Parents/Guardians who are participating are invited to come between 1:30p.m.-1:45p.m.  A staff person will be on hand to show you where to park your car out on the playground area between the school and the church.  Feel free to come in costume and to decorate your car in Halloween style!  Have the Halloween treats, (wrapped candy, stickers, and pencils) you plan to hand out in the trunk of your car.

Please note that for safety reasons, all entrances to the parking lot will be closed at 2:00 and won’t reopen until 3:30p.m. dismissal.  

After a class has been to each car, they will go back into to their classrooms to enjoy their treats until dismissal time at 3:30p.m. Parents/Guardians are welcome to enjoy some refreshments in the staff room until dismissal time.  If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your child’s costume for this event, or if you have any other questions regarding this event, please call the school office. Thanks for all you will do to make our 12th annual Trunk or Treat event a huge success!

Puntos – 15 de Octubre de 2015

Somos niños/as del camino, la verdad y la vida

Misa: Este viernes el tema de la Misa es San Lucas.  Muchas clases están escribiendo historias favoritas de Jesús.  Tal vez, su familia puede hablar de este tema.  La segunda clase están preparando la Misa.

Fotos: El día de fotos es el viernes, 16 de octubre  y todos estudiantes tomaran fotos pero no necesita comprar.  No uniformes pero la ropa es de reglas para días sin uniformes.

Ficha para no uniforme: El día para estudiantes que tienen una ficha es lunes, 19 de octubre.

Conferencias de notas: Las conferencias de notas es jueves el 22  de octubre, 9:00 – 20:00.  Tiempos para sus conferencias están en este sobre.   Recuerda que su niño/a esta un parte de conferencia y cuentas necesitan pagado. No hay clases el viernes, el 23 de octubre.

Oportunidad para voluntarios: Pintar el cafetería: El sábado el 24 un grupo de personas va a pintar la cafetería.  Necesitamos muchas manos. Es una buena oportunidad a ayudar con otras personas.  Hay un desayuno y DJ.  9:00 – 13:00.

El día antes preparamos la cafetería—lavando las paredes.

Este proyecto  es 13:00 – 15:00.  Llame la escuela si puede ayudar viernes o sábado a 397-0316.

Casa abierta a Altoff: Estudiantes de clases 4 -8 están invitados a casa abierta a Altoff el domingo el 25 de octubre.

Fundo Anual: Educación Católica es importante y cuesta mucha.  Las familias están un parte muy importante. En nuestra escuela hay dos oportunidades para las familias a participar—Fundo Anual donde cada familia puede ayudar con oraciones y/o donativos para el futuro de esta  escuela.  Estamos niños/as del camino.

Pedimos que cada familia enviar el sobre en esta semana.  Si su familia envía el sobre antes de viernes, su niño/a no necesita llevar uniforme el martes el 3 de noviembre.

Tronca o broma: Nuestra  Tronco o broma es el viernes, 30 de octubre.  

Estudiantes pueden traer ropa apropiada para 14:00. Ropa de violencia o de personas de violencia no están apropiada.  No necesita ropa de tronco o broma para participación pero necesitan una bolsa para dulces.

Hay un incentiva para ropa de un santo o santa en K-5 o persona de estudias sociales en clases 6-8.  Hay premios.

Padres o cuidadores que participan llega entre 13:30 – 13:45 y una persona de equipo va a direcciones para poner su coche.  Para razones de seguridad, nadie puede entre 14:00 y 15:30.

Después cada clase  visitare todos coches, ellos retornan a sus salas y padres/custodios, si quiere, van a cuarto de equipo.

Weekly Newsletter – October 15, 2015

MASS

Mass this Friday focuses on St. Luke and his stories of Jesus. Students have been asked to journal about their favorite story about Jesus. This might be a good discussion to have as a family. Grade 2 leads the Mass this week. Know that you are always welcomed to attend.

PICTURE DAY

Life Touch Studios will be here this Friday, October 16 to take photos of every student. A flyer reminding you about the day is included in this week’s envelope.  Buying school pictures is optional, but if interest is low, next year they will probably only take the pictures of students who purchase packages. Students may be out of uniform on Picture Day, but must dress appropriately. Thank you, in advance, for reviewing the non-uniform guidelines in the handbook (p.23-24).

NON-UNIFORM PASS DAY

Due to Picture Day being Friday, October 16, students who purchased the Non-Uniform Pass Coupon Book may be out of uniform on Monday, October 19. This is a change to the date on the September coupon

REPORT CARD CONFERENCES

Report Card Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 9am-8pm.  Report Card Conference times are included in this Thursday’s envelope. Remember that your child must come to the conference and that all fees (tuition, Before Care/Extended Day, lunch) need to be paid before a conference can be held. There is no school the next day, Friday, October 23.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: PAINT THE GYM

Next Saturday, October 24, alumnae from St. Philip’s (now Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School) will be painting the gym.  (See event flyer in this week’s envelope.) We are in need of many hands. This would be a wonderful opportunity to give of your time and work with other supporters of our school. The event begins at 9am and goes until 1pm. There will be a Continental Breakfast and music by D J Needles. Please come out and help us make a difference in our students’ lives.

And if you really want to be doubly blessed, on Friday, October 23, we will do the prep work needed before the painting.  Walls need washing and cobwebs conquered. We will clean in the afternoon from 1pm-3pm. Please call the school at 397-0316 if you can help on either of these two days.

ALTHOFF OPEN HOUSE

Students in 4th through 8th grade, who are interested in learning more about Althoff Catholic High School, are invited to attend their Open House on Sunday, October 25. Please see the enclosed flyer.

ANNUAL FUND

The Catholic school system is based on a spirit of loving service and generosity, both on the part of the parents/guardians and teachers. Family involvement is a necessity to providing quality education, as well as creating a faith community for our students. In today’s envelope, you will find our Annual Fund letter and envelope. This is one of our two fundraisers. Families pledge financial support and/or prayer in order to keep our school going. Your support is vital to the future of your children and all the future students who will become a part of the Sister Thea Bowman family. We are Children of The Way.

We ask that each family return their envelope by Friday, October 30. If your family returns their envelope by that Friday, your child may be out of uniform on Tuesday, November 3.

TRUNK OR TREAT

Our 12th annual Trunk or Treat event will be held on Friday, October 30.   Students are invited to bring a costume to change into around 2:00p.m.  We count on our parents/guardians to make sure that costumes are appropriate for your child’s age and for wearing at a Catholic school event. Traditional Halloween costumes such as skeletons, scarecrows and witches are fine.  Costumes/masks of famous artists or stars who use violent, foul or degrading lyrics or images are not allowed, as well as anything bloody and/or violent in nature. Props, including toy guns and swords, etc., are also not allowed.  Please note that students do not have to have a costume to participate in Trunk or Treat.  Your child should bring a container for the Halloween treats they receive.

As an alternative, some classes are sponsoring a “Costume Challenge.” In the younger grades, students are asked to dress up as saints or people who have made a positive impact on our world.

Grades 6th-8th are challenged to dress up like a person they have or will read about in their Social Studies book. Prizes will be given to the winners who accepted the “Costume Challenge.”

Parents/Guardians who are participating are invited to come between 1:30p.m.-1:45p.m.  A staff person will be on hand to show you where to park your car out on the playground area between the school and the church.  Feel free to come in costume and to decorate your car in Halloween style!  Have the Halloween treats, (wrapped candy, stickers, and pencils) you plan to hand out in the trunk of your car.

Please note that for safety reasons, all entrances to the parking lot will be closed at 2:00 and won’t reopen until 3:30p.m. dismissal.  

After a class has been to each car, they will go back into to their classrooms to enjoy their treats until dismissal time at 3:30p.m. Parents/Guardians are welcome to enjoy some refreshments in the staff room until dismissal time.  If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your child’s costume for this event, or if you have any other questions regarding this event, please call the school office. Thanks for all you will do to make our 12th annual Trunk or Treat event a huge success!

Weekly Newsletter – October 8, 2015

We are Children of The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

MASS

The theme for this Thursday’s Mass is “Love Everyone.” Students have been asked to journal about why they think people have a hard time loving others. This might be a good discussion to have as a family. Grade 3 leads the Mass this week. Know that you are always welcomed to attend.

MORNING PRAYER

October is traditionally celebrated in the Catholic Church as the Month of the Holy Rosary. Students have been given rosaries to bring to Morning Prayer and are learning the prayers associated with it. The Rosary is Christ centered in that it sets forth the entire life of Jesus Christ: His birth, Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Glory. Meditation on this cycle is known as the Mysteries of the Rosary.

DIOCESAN CONVENTION

There will be no school this Friday, October 9, because our staff will participate in the annual Diocesan Convention at Holy Trinity in Fairview Heights.

NO BUSES 

We are sorry to say that there will be no bus service on Monday, October 12.  Although we have school, District 189 does not have school scheduled on their calendar.  We were very proud of how many students made it to school those first weeks when we did not have bus service. We had close to 100% the first day. Please try to ensure they come even when District 189 does not have school.

Thank you.

PICTURE DAY

Life Touch Studios will be here on Friday, October 16 to take photos of every student. A flyer regarding pricing and other important information was sent home last week. Buying school pictures is optional, but if interest is low, next year they will probably only take the pictures of students who purchase packages. Students may be out of uniform on Picture Day, but must dress appropriately. Thank you, in advance, for reviewing the non-uniform guidelines in the handbook (p.23-24).

NON-UNIFORM PASS DAY

Due to Picture Day being Friday, October 16, students who purchased the Non-Uniform Pass Coupon Book may be out of uniform on Monday, October 19. This is a change to the date on the September coupon

REPORT CARD CONFERENCES

Report Card Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 9am-8pm.  Report Card Conferences sign-up sheets are included in this Thursday’s envelope. There is no school the next day, Friday, October 23.

A QUICK NOTE:

School has been in session almost two months. It is time now for your child to be more independent at breakfast and entering school in the morning. How can you help? When you bring them to school in the morning, give them your blessing for a good day and send them on their way. If you need to come into school, please come into the office and let Ms. Francine know. She will make sure that a message is given to the teacher, and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Weekly Newsletter – October 1, 2015

MASS
This Friday’s Mass will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Similar to our Pope Francis, St. Francis worked to bring a greater awareness of the need to care for the poor and people on the fringe of society.  Grade 4 leads the Mass this week. Know that you are always welcomed to attend.

YOUTH GROUP
St. Augustine of Hippo Catholic Church in East St. Louis extends a special invitation to our 8th grade students-the opportunity to join their youth group. JaMaya and Jasmine Bonner participated this past Sunday as a guest of Malynnda Aldridge-Johnson at a Teen Challenge workshop. Please see the flyer enclosed in this week’s Thursday envelope if you are interested in your child joining the youth group.

TESTING
Next week, students in grades 3, 5, and 7 will continue with testing as they complete the Cognitive Ability Test. Also, if a student missed a section of the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, time will be given to help them make it up.   In order to give your child every opportunity to continue to do well, please make sure they get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast, and get to school on time.  Thank you for your cooperation.

DIOCESAN CONVENTION
There will be no school on Friday, October 9, because our staff will participate in the annual Diocesan Convention at Holy Trinity in Fairview Heights

BUSSES
We have been told by the bus company that even if District 189 teachers strike, that we will still have bus service.  Many blessings!

We are sorry to say that there will be no bus service on Monday, October 12.  Although we have school, District 189 observes Columbus Day and bus service is not provided.  We were very proud of how many students made it to school those first weeks when we did not have bus service. Please try to ensure your child comes even when District 189 does not have school. Thank you.

PICTURE DAY
Life Touch Studios will be here on Friday, October 16 to take photos of every student. A flyer regarding pricing and other important information is included in this Thursday’s envelope. Buying school pictures is optional, but if interest is low, next year they will probably only take the pictures of students who purchase packages. Students may be out of uniform on Picture Day, but must dress appropriately. Thank you, in advance, for reviewing the non-uniform guidelines in the handbook.

NON-UNIFORM PASS DAY
Due to Picture Day being Friday, October 16, students who purchased the Non-Uniform Pass Coupon Book may be out of uniform on Monday, October 19. This is a change to the date on the September coupon.

SPEAKING OF UNIFORMS
Cooler weather is on the way. Students are allowed to wear long sleeve white, hunter green, red, or black uniform shirts or they may wear button- down sweaters in the same colors over their uniform shirt, or they may wear a STBCS sweatshirt with a uniform shirt underneath. School sweatshirts are available in green or white. Youth sizes-Adult XL are $14.00; XXL and larger are $16.00. Payments may be made in cash or a check payable to the school.

We also want to thank all of you who have made the effort to make sure your child is in the correct uniform day after day.  Many blessings!

EXTENDED DAY-SESSION 2
Session 2 began on Monday, September 28 and ends on Friday, November 6.  The cost for the 6-week session is $50.00 for one child and $70.00 per family. Please make sure that you have signed your child up for the new session. They may enter late, but there is a $10 extra charge attached to late registration. For the next six weeks, students will have the opportunity to attend Liturgical Dance Classes under the direction of Rev. Tracy Holliway-Wiggins.

Weekly Newsletter – September 24, 2015

We are The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE

Our students and staff joined over 3.5 million people across the globe in participating in the annual Pinwheels for Peace project as part of the International Day of Peace.  During our Morning Prayer today, class pinwheels graced the front lawn of our school with images and messages of peace and harmony. The thought is that the breeze will capture these messages and carry them throughout the world. May peace one day prevail on Earth!

MASS

Mass tomorrow will be led by the fifth graders.  All are welcomed to attend.

TESTING

Students in Grades 2-8 will take the Iowa Assessment Test starting this Monday, September 28, and going through Wednesday, October 7. Students will normally be tested in the morning when they are more alert.  In order to give your child every opportunity to do well, please make sure they get plenty of rest, eat a good breakfast and get to school on time.  Thank you for your cooperation.

BUSSES

Thank you to all the parents/guardians, friends, staff, and students who came to support us Wednesday in court. The judge listened carefully to both sides of the issue and is now taking all things under consideration. We will let you know when a decision is made. Keep a-praying!

PEACEMAKER ACTIVITY

The September Peacemaker activity will tie in with our “Pinwheels for Peace” theme as peacemakers in grades K-8 create designs about peace with colored chalk on the blacktop.  This activity will take place on Wednesday, September 30 from 2-3pm. Students who have not received an orange WIN slip in September will be able to be out of uniform, enjoy a snack, and participate in the fun. Did your child stay a Peacemaker? Please feel free to come and enjoy this event and create your own vision of peace.

NON-UNIFORM COUPON BOOKS

At last year’s Annual Benefit Dinner, coupon books were sold that allowed students to be out of uniform an extra day each month. The cost was $20/individual student or $30/family. Would you like your child to be out of uniform one extra day a month? There are some coupon books left over, so if you are interested, please call the office and let Ms. Francine know. Send in the money and the coupon book will be yours!

EXTENDED DAY-SESSION 2 

Session 1 of Extended Day ends this Friday, September 25. Session 2 begins on Monday, September 28 and ends on Friday, November 6.  The cost for the 6-week session is $50.00 for one child and $70.00 per family. Forms were sent home last week and are due no later than this Monday.

Puntos – 17 de Septiembre de 2015

BUSES: El juez cambió la fecha del segundo juicio. Tal vez es la próxima semana. Ahora los buses continúan recoger los estudiantes.

MEDIO DE CUATRO: El medio del cuatro termino el viernes pasado. Si Dios quiere, recibirá las notas mañana. Pero tenemos problemas con sistemas nuevas. Por cierto, si no recibe no viernes entonces recibe el lunes. Envía a escuela a escuela con firma pronto. Necesita pagar total mensualidad y otras cosas antes recibe notas.

MISA: Mañana la Misa (8:30) de honra San Mateo. Clase 6 está preparando.

FICHAS PARA NO UNIFORME: A la Cena de Beneficio en marzo pasado, algunas personas compraron fichas para un día cada mes que los estudiantes no llevan uniforme. Para un ano cuesta $20.00/niño o nina o $30.00/familia. Si quiere, paga $20.00 o $30.00 en la oficina.

“PINWHEELS” PARA LA PAZ: Nuestros estudiantes y equipo reunirán con 3.5 millones en el mundo para una actividad de la paz el próximo jueves, el 24 de septiembre. Ponemos “pinwheels” en frente de la escuela con la esperanza que el mensaje de la paz pasara en todo el mundo. Viene a las 8:00 para esta, si es posible.

NOCHE PARA ESTUDIANTES DE k-8 Y PADRES/CUIDOSES: El Althoff Secundario da un invitación para venir a un jugar futbol americana en Universidad de Lindenwood el viernes, 18 de septiembre.

DIA EXTENDIDO: Sesión 1 de Día Extendido terminara el viernes, 25 de septiembre. Sesión 2 es de 28 de septiembre a 6 de noviembre. Cuesta $50.00/persona o $70.00/familia. Es un tiempo para tarea, ayuda individual. También, tienan oportunidad a participar en Danza de Alabanza con Rev. Holloway-Wiggens.

TIERRA DE LINCOLN/ORGANIZACIÓN DE POLICIA AFRO-AMERICANAS: El sábado, el 19 de septiembre a St. Augustine de Hippo, 401 Rev. J.A. Brown Blvd., hay una presentación de: Diez Leyes de Interacción con Policía para un Buena Solución.

Weekly Newsletter – September 17, 2015

We are Children of The Way, The Truth, and The Life.

BUSSES
The court case was postponed until next week, so bussing continues until a decision is made. Keep the prayers coming.

MIDTERM
First quarter midterm was last Friday. We are hoping to send the midterm reports home with your child tomorrow, September 18, but we are having a bit of trouble with our new grading program. If we cannot solve the issues, progress reports will go out on Monday, September 21. Return the signed Progress Reports as soon as possible after you receive it. Please note that all tuition, meal, and Extended Day payments must be current in order to receive this report. Thank you for your cooperation.

MASS
Mass tomorrow will celebrate the life and work of St. Matthew, the Apostle and Evangelist. Sixth graders will lead. All are welcomed to attend.

NON-UNIFORM COUPON BOOKS
At last year’s Annual Benefit Dinner, coupon books were sold that allowed students to be out of uniform an extra day each month. The cost was $20/individual student or $30/family. Those families that purchased the coupon books received them on Monday, and their students may be out of uniform this Friday, September 18. (Make sure they bring in the coupon!) There are some coupon books left over, so if you are interested, please call the office and let Ms. Francine know. Send in the money and the coupon book will be yours!

ALTHOFF GRADE SCHOOL NIGHT
Just a reminder to join Althoff Catholic High School on September 18th at their home football game at Lindenwood University. You are encouraged to come in our school colors: red and black. This will be a fun opportunity to come together as a Catholic school community. Grade school kids will be invited onto the field before the game.

PINWHEELS FOR PEACE
Our students and staff will join over 3.5 million people across the globe in participating in the annual Pinwheels for Peace project as part of the International Day of Peace. As part of our Morning Prayer next Thursday, September 24, class pinwheels will grace the front lawn of our school with images and messages of peace and harmony. The thought is that the breeze will capture these messages and carry them throughout the world. Please come join us for Morning Prayer; we will gather at 8am. May peace one day prevail on Earth!

EXTENDED DAY-SESSION 2
Session 1 of Extended Day ends next Friday, September 25. Please complete the enclosed form if you are interested in enrolling your child in Session 2, which begins on Monday, September 28 and ends on Friday, November 6. The cost for the 6-week session is $50.00 for one child and $70.00 per family. The building of skills and more individualized instruction and homework help is emphasized.

LAND OF LINCOLN/ORGANIZATION OF BLACK LAW ENFORCEMENT
The Land of Lincoln along with The Organization of Black Law Enforcement will present: Ten Rules of Dealing with the Police for a Positive Outcome. The presentation is this Saturday, September 19 from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm at St. Augustine of Hippo Church., 401 Rev. J. A. Brown Blvd. All are welcomed. Flyers are posted at the school.