Weekly Newsletter – August 28, 2014

“Clap your hands, all you people; shout to God with loud songs of joy” Psalm 47:1
“Baten palmas pueblos todos, aclamen a Dioscon voces de alegria.” (salmo 47:1)

PEACEMAKER ACTIVITY
Tomorrow is our first Peacemaker Activity of the year. Students who were peacemakers during August (no Orange WIN slips!) will attend a Peacemaker Activity on Friday, August 29, at 2pm. Students will learn a little bit about Sister Thea Bowman, color a picture created by our kindergarten teacher, Ms. Jean Widener, and create ice cream sundaes. Peacemakers may also be out of uniform that day. Please check the handbook for appropriate clothing on Non-uniform Days (p.23 of Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook). If a student comes in wearing something inappropriate, parents/guardians will be called to bring a uniform to school.

ACTIVIDADES DE ESTUDIENTES DE PAZ
La mañana hay primera actividad de estudiantes de paz en este ano. Los estudiantes que fueron “peacemakers” durante el mes de agosto (no informe de escuela en arañado) van a asistir una actividad el viernes, 29 de agosto a las 14:00. Los estudiantes aprenderán un poco de la Hermana Thea Bowman, pongan color en un imagen creada por Senora Jean Widener, maestra de Kinder y crean un helado especial. Los estudiantes “peacemakers” no necesitan usar ropa de uniforme este dia (referencia reglas para estudiantes p.23). Si un estudiante llega con ropa inapropiada, los padres va recibir un llamad y necesitan traer un uniforme.

UNIFORMS
All students are expected to be in correct uniforms when they enter school on Tuesday, September 2. That gives you Labor Day weekend to check those shoes and make sure they are all black or all white. (See Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook p. 22-24). Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

UNIFORMES
Todos los estudiantes necesitan usar el uniforme correcto cuando entran la escuela el martes el 2 de septiembre. Tienen El Dia de Trabadores para cheque los zapados que necesitan ser negro o blanco en total (referencia Reglas para Estudiantes, p. 22-24). Gracias para su cooperación en este.

REDUCED/FREE MEAL APPLICATION
Don’t forget to complete the application for free/reduced meals and return it as soon as possible. The deadline for the application is Monday, September 8. Please note that failure to return a completed application form will result in full payment of meals.

REDUCIDO O GRATIS COMIDA APLICACION
No olvida a cumplir la aplicación para gratis o reducido comida y envía a la escuela pronto. El ultimo dia es el lunes el 8 de septiembre. Si no envía, necesitan pagar total.

CURRICULUM NIGHT
We look forward to seeing you at our Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 4, from 7:00p.m.-8:30p.m. Please make sure you completed and returned the commitment form in last week’s newsletter.

NOCHE DE CURICULA
Esperamos con alegria su participacion en la noche de material de aprender el jueves el 4 de septiembre a las 19:00 -20:30. Por favor, envía el formuló.

MASS
Our first Mass for the year will be Friday, September 5, at 8:30a.m. in the chapel. This is our Opening Mass; classes will walk in with their Peace Flags. You are welcome to join us for this Mass, as well as all Masses held throughout the year. Ordinarily, our Masses are every Friday at 8:30a.m. Please check the calendar for any alternate dates.

MISA
La primera misa este ano es el viernes el 5 de septiembre a las 8:30 en la capilla. Este es un Misa especial con clases en procesión con banderas de la paz. Los padres están invitados este dia y todos días de Misa durante el ano.

NO SCHOOL
There will be NO SCHOOL on Labor Day, Monday, Sept.1. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

NO CLASES
No hay clases el Dia de Trabajores, el lunes, 1 de septiembre. Hay clases el martes el 2 de septiembre.

SIUE HOMEWORK HOTLINE
In this week’s envelope, you will find a flyer for free help with math homework for grades 5-8 provided through SIUE. If your child is stuck on a problem and needs some extra help, this would be a good number to call.

SIUE (UNIVERSIDAD) AYUDA PADRES CON TAREA PARA ESTUDIANTES
En su sobre de esta semana hay un papel con un numero de teléfono para ayuda estudiantes de quinto a octavo que tienen dificultad con math, Llama si es necesario.

Weekly Newsletter – August 21, 2014

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.

JOY
This year’s theme is “Seek Joy”…in first, Jesus, then, Others, and lastly, Yourself…JOY. A thought for family discussion: what’s the difference between happiness and joy? If you would like to share your thoughts, please email me at thea_bowman@yahoo.com. I would love to hear your ideas!

En este ano nuestra tema es”Busque para la alegria” primera en Jesus, entonces otros y uultimente su misma persona.Si quiere compartir sus pensamientes envia a e-mail thea_bowman@yahoo.com.

THANK YOU
We have had an exceptional start to the new school year. Thank you for doing your part in making sure your child is here every day and ready to learn. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you in providing a quality Catholic education for your child.

El comienzo de este ano escolar estaba marviosa. Gracias para su interes en su nino o nina y su preparacion con sus ninos para este ano. Esperamos que continue durante todo el ano.

PEACEMAKER ACTIVITY
Ordinarily, our first peacemaker activity for the year is at the end of September. As a special incentive, students who are peacemakers during August (no Orange WIN slips!) will attend a Peacemaker Activity on Friday, August 29, at 2pm. Ice cream might be involved! Peacemakers may also be out of uniform that day. Please check the handbook for appropriate clothing on Non-uniform Days (p.23 of Parent/Guardian/Student Handbook).

En otros anos la actividad.de persona de la paz fue el termino de septiembre pero este ano es el Viernes, 29 de Agosto a las 14:00. Talvez hay helado. Estudientes de la paz no necesitan usar sus uniformes. De
fafvor, cheque el libro de reglas (p. 23) para ropa apropiada.

PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT
Morning drop off is going quite well, but there is still some confusion about afternoon pick up. If your student is in Kindergarten through fourth grade, you will pick them up at the front of the school. Students in grades 5-8 will meet their rides at the back of school unless they have family members in the younger grades; they then may go out front to meet their ride. When picking up at the front, you must pull into a parking slot. Do not have your child cross the road to come to your car. Also, if you go around the back, wait for your child to come to you and then continue to drive toward the graveyard and around the side of the cafeteria/chapel as you exit onto Church Lane. Do not go against traffic. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Thank you.

En la manana los padres que trajan sus nero para recojar sus ninos en la tarde usan estas direcciones:
Estudientes de Kinder hasta cuarto salen de puerta en fronte de la escuala. Estudientes de quinto hasta octavo salen de puerta atras la escuala si no tiene estudiantes en K-4. Cuando recojer estudientes en fronte de la escuela, necesita tomar una lugar marcado y espera sus favor, nota coche. Tambien si pasa atras, espera para su estudiente hasta llegue al coche y continua manajar in direccion del cemeterio y pasa la cafeteria cuando entra Church Lane.

REDUCED/FREE MEAL APPLICATION
Don’t forget to complete the application for free/reduced meals and return it as soon as possible. The deadline for the application is Monday, September 8. Please note that failure to return a completed application form will result in full payment of meals.

No olvida cumplir la aplicacion para almuerzo gratis o reducido y envia pronto. La ultima feche es 8. Por favor, nota que si no envia formulary, perde esta servicio.

CURRICULUM NIGHT
We look forward to seeing you at our Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 4, from 7:00p.m to 8:30p.m. Please help us plan by completing and returning the form.

Con mucha alegria esperamos su visita aqui el 5 de septiembre a las 19:00-20:30 para un tiempo de curriculum. Returno el formulio que es ien esta carta.

MASS
Our first Mass for the year will be Friday, September 5, at 8:30a.m. in the chapel. This is our Opening Mass; classes will walk in with their Peace Flags. You are welcome to join us for this Mass, as well as all Masses held throughout the year. Ordinarily, our Masses are every Friday at 8:30a.m. Please check the calendar for any alternate dates.

Nuestra primera Misa es el Viernes, 8 de septiembre a las 8:30. Todos estas invitado. Los estudientes vay traer banderas de la paz. Mira el calendario para la fechas de las Misas.

NO SCHOOL
There will be NO SCHOOL on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

No hay clases lunes, el primero de septiembre. Clases 2 de septiembre.

Still Taking Registrations

We are still taking registrations for School Year 2014-2015.  We have openings in all grades except first and eighth.

We Welcome New Advancement Director, Roberta Trost

Dear Families,

Where did this summer go? It seems like only yesterday that we sent our Class of 2014 on to their next educational adventure, high school.

Our new school year brings new opportunities for our mission here in the metro East St. Louis area. You bless us with the privilege of educating your children. Every family commits to making the sacrifices of having their next generation prepared for a better life thanks to quality Catholic education.

You have helped us to have:

  • 100% of our graduates enrolled in high school!
  • 95% of our graduates in college/university!

As an integral part of our team, we would like to share with you that our Advancement Director for the past nine years, Sr. Marge Clifford, DC, has been missioned to Philadelphia, PA to assist in international strategic planning/grant writing workshops for the Vincentian Family. We welcome Roberta Trost in this position who has over 20 years’ experience in fund raising, business development, client relations and account management with various professional services organizations. Our holistic approach to education continues as we build our professional team to address the needs of our students and families.

We look forward to sharing how you’ve made a difference in your child’s life by choosing Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School.

Sincerely,

Mary McGeathy, Principal

Weekly Newsletter – August 14, 2014

Seek Joy

WELCOME
We are delighted to begin another year and to have you and your family as part of our school community. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Ice Cream Social. We look forward to continuing our partnership with you in providing a quality Catholic education for your child!
Boenvenidos: Es un placer que su familia entire es parte de nuestra comunidad.

INTRODUCTION
We have a new Advancement Director, Mrs. Roberta Trost. Sr. Marge Clifford DC has been missioned to Philadelphia, PA. We will miss her greatly, but we are very blessed that Mrs. Trost decided to join our Administration team. Please read the letter enclosed in this week’s envelope and come in when you can to introduce yourself. She is very excited about meeting our families.
Hna Marge tiene otro ministerio en Philadelphia y Su role tiene una nueva persona. Su nombre es Sna Roberta Trost.

SIGNED FORMS
Thank you for returning the signed Handbook Verification and Internet Use forms that were due on the first day of school. (They were included in the packet that was sent in the mail the end of June.) If you still need any of this information, please contact the office.
DOCUMENTOS – Gracias para sus firmas sobre Reglas de la Escuesla y Usa de Internet. Si necesita firmar, hase y return a Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School.

REDUCED/FREE MEAL APPLICATION
Don’t forget to complete the application for free/reduced meals and return it as soon as possible. The deadline for the application is Monday, September 8. Please note that failure to return a completed application form will result in full payment of meals.
Returna formulario de aplicacion de gratis o recudiko comida (desayuno y almuerzo) antes el dia de 8 de 8septiembre. Si no returno, no reciba desayuno o almuerzo.

EXTENDED DAY
As you are aware from the handbook, we have an Extended Day program for students in grades K-8. This optional program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30pm-5:00pm. In order to make sure we are prepared for your child, please take time to review and sign the enclosed registration form, and return it with the fee tomorrow. It is important to have this on file, even if you already signed the preliminary sheet at the Ice Cream Social.
Hay un formulio para atividades lunes a jueves de 15:30 a 17:00 necesita cumplir aplicacion que esta en el sobre.

PEACEMAKER ACTIVITY
Ordinarily, our first peacemaker activity for the year is at the end of September. As a special incentive, students who are peacemakers during August (no Orange WIN slips!) will attend a Peacemaker Activity on Friday, August 29, at 2pm. Ice cream might be involved!
Actividades para Estudientes de la Paz: Hay una actividad para estos estudientes el 29 de agusto a las 14:00.

MASS
Our first Mass for the year will be Friday, September 5, at 8:30a.m. in the chapel. You are welcome tojoin us for this Mass, as well as all Masses held throughout the year. Ordinarily, our Masses are every Friday at 8:30a.m. Please check the calendar for any alternate dates.
La Misa- Nuestra primera misa es el viernes, 5 de septiembre. Usualmente la Misa esta elebrando cada viernes a las 8:30. Bienvenidos a todos cuando es possible.

NO SCHOOL
There will be NO SCHOOL on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1. School will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
No hay clases el lunes, el primero de septiembre, el Dia de Trabajores.

CURRICULUM NIGHT COMMITMENT FORM (pdf)

Who can give kids hope? The Candy Man can

Nicholas Brooks signs autographs for Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School third-graders Brandy White, left, Gabrielle Jethro and Ja'Mya Handy. PROVIDED PHOTO/BND Read more here: http://www.bnd.com/2013/09/22/2806671/who-can-give-the-kids-hope-the.html#storylink=cpy

Nicholas Brooks signs autographs for Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School third-graders Brandy White, left, Gabrielle Jethro and Ja’Mya Handy. PROVIDED PHOTO/BND

published in the Belleville News Democrat by Teri Maddox, September 22, 2013

Sammy Davis Jr. is ancient history for students at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School in East St. Louis.

But they whooped and hollered when impersonator Nicholas Brooks sang Sammy’s 1972 hit “The Candy Man.”

“That was one of my favorite assemblies ever,” said Christina Burrell, 13, of Fairview Heights. “I want to be in showbiz, and he gave me pointers on how to be myself and stick with it.”

Nicholas, 33, of Las Vegas, returned to his old neighborhood to encourage children to follow their dreams.

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TROPHIES LOOKING FOR A GOOD HOME!

1983 to Present:

  1. Blessed Sacrament 8th grade boys basketball tournament 2nd place 2002
  2. St. James Tournament 25th Anniversary 5th place 1995
  3. St. James 6th grade tournament consolation 1995/1997/1998
  4. St. James 6th grade tournament 2nd place 1993/1996
  5. Sis. Thea Bowman school 1994-95
  6. Althoff grade school tourney 3rd place 1987/ 2nd place 1988
  7. Metro CYO parochial 2nd place 1984
  8. Metro CYO midgets 1st place 1984
  9. St. Marys 7th grade tournament 1st place 1996
  10. Reaching out youth publication board superstar contest winner 1992
  11. Althoff grade school tourney 3rd 1985
  12. Althoff catholic high school boys feeder basketball tournament consolation champs 2002
  13. Althoff grade school tournament consolation 1989
  14. 5th place Althoff grade school tourney 1984
  15. St. Mary Spartans 7th grade boys basketball tournament 2nd place 2002
  16. 2nd place cathedral holiday tournament 5th place
  17. 5th annual SS. Peter and Paul 7th grade boys basketball tournament consolation (donated by SS. Peter and Paul booster club)
  18. Althoff feeder tournament 3rd place 1991
  19. Metro CYO div. 4 parochial 1984
  20. 2nd place holiday tournament
  21. Belleville diocesan 3rd place 1987
  22. Reaching out superstar contest winner
  23. 3rd annual SS. Peter and Paul 7th grade boys basketball tournament 2nd place (donated by SS. Peter and Paul booster club)
  24. Althoff catholic high school grade school feeder tournament 1st place 2000
  25. Althoff catholic high school – grade school feeder tournament 4th place 1999
  26. St. James tournament 4th place 1998
  27. St. James tournament 5th place 1997
  28. St. James tournament 2nd place 1995
  29. 2nd annual St. Stephen JP. Boys invitational tournament
  30. St. James tournament 5th place 1990
  31. St. Marys 7th grade tournament 2nd place 1998
  32. Metro CYO division II volleyball 1998-1999 2nd place Midget
  33. Metro CYO central division 1995-1996 2nd place midget
  34. Cathedral holiday tournament consolation 1983
  35. Metro CYO central division 1993-1994 1st place parochial
  36. Metro CYO central division 1991-1992 2nd place midget
  37. Queen of Peace 5th grade basketball tournament 2001 consolation
  38. Queen of Peace 6th grade basketball tournament 5th place 1992
  39. Queen of Peace 6th grade basketball tournament 3rd place 1998
  40. Queen of Peace 8th grade volleyball tournament consolation 1990
  41. 85 metro CYO 86 south div. parochial “A” list
  42. Queen of Peace 6th grade basketball tournament 2nd place 1996
  43. Queen of Peace 6th grade basketball tournament 4th place 1997
  44. Queen of Peace 5th grade basketball tournament 5th place 1998
  45. Queen of Peace 5th grade basketball tournament 3rd place 1997
  46. 1997 3rd annual St. John Neuman 6th grade girls volleyball tournament consolation champs
  47. St. Mary 7th grade boys basketball tournament 2001 3rd place
  48. Metro CYO central division 1990-91 1st place parochial
  49. Metro CYO central division 1991 1st place parochial
  50. 1994 Belleville diocesan finalist large school boys basketball parochial division
  51. Metro CYO central division 1995-1996 1st place parochial
  52. 1995- 1st annual St. John Neuman 6th grade girls volleyball tournament consolation champions
  53. Blessed sacrament 8th grade basketball tournament 2nd place 1996
  54. Metro CYO central division 1996 2nd place midgets
  55. Boys diocesan basketball tournament parochial A division 1st place 2005
  56. 2003 Belleville diocesan first place class “AA” school track and field team award
  57. Blessed sacrament 8th grade tournament 2nd place 1994
  58. 1996 Belleville diocesan runner up large school boy basketball parochial division
  59. Blessed sacrament 8th grade basketball tournament 2nd place 1997
  60. Diocesan track meet midget girls division class “AA” school first place 2003
  61. Metro CYO division II 1998-99 2nd place parochial
  62. Girl diocesan volleyball tournament midget A division 2nd place 2004
  63. St. Marys 7th grade girls basketball tournament 5th place 1996
  64. Blessed sacrament 8th grade basketball tournament 3rd place 1998
  65. Diocesan track meet midget boys class “AA” champions 2002
  66. 2002 Belleville diocesan 3rd place class “AA” school track and field team award
  67. Girls diocesan volleyball tournament class “AA” – midget 4th place 2002
  68. St. Marys 7th grade girls basketball tournament 3rd place 2000
  69. St. Clare 6th grade girls basketball tournament 2000 2nd place
  70. Althoff grade school tourney 1st 1986
  71. Blessed sacrament 8th grade basketball tournament 1st place 1997