Reading Resource Room Media Event – May 13

Reading Resource Room Media Event

May 13 – 9:00 a.m.

Join us and learn!

The Believe Project – Our partners – St. Louis Black Authors, IKEA, Nine Network, Scholastic Books, Ready Readers and St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Office

We will share statistics about the issues in our metro region with students learning to read by Third Grade.

And what Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School is doing to address these issues.

We are the second school in the region to implement this program.

Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We are now celebrating the virtue of GOODNESS! You will experience a lot of Goodness at our Spring Concert witnessing your students praising God in music, song, and dance!!!  Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have not received as many requests as last year. Did you send back a form to sign up for a checkup? If you still need to reserve a spot for your student, contact the office by Friday.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

We hold new family appointments Thursday at 4 PM, so have families contact us at the school to schedule a visit.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK       MAY 6 – 10

Help us celebrate our teachers with cards or notes of thanks!  They have worked hard all year with your students!

2nd ANNUAL PTO FAMILY BBQ MAY 10 2:30 – 7:00

Help us make this event a success!!!  Please send back your volunteer form. If your student is a bus rider, we need a permission slip to keep them off the bus.  DON’T MISS IT!

BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT MAY 13 at 8:45.

Join us for a Media Event to start our Believe Project Reading Room. Meet us in the Chapel at 8:45 and see what this great project will bring to our young readers!!! All are invited!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

May

1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM (Students arrive 2:30)

6 NO SCHOOL (Spring Concert Rest Day)

7 K-5 Field Trips; Teacher Appreciation Week through Friday

8 Dental Safari at School

9 6th – 8th Ballroom Dance Competition 10 AM

10 8th Gr Field Trip to YMCA Trout Lodge; Family BBQ

12 MOTHER’S DAY

13 BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT 9 am; Gr 7/8 Springfield Field Trip

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PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

HAPPY EASTER!!!  We are celebrating the Octave (8 days) of Easter! Alleluia! Spring Concert is just around the corner on Sunday, May 5, and rehearsals are in full swing, as we prepare to minister through Song, Dance, Music, and Word. Please invite family and friends!!!

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have invited Dental Safari to come back again to provide dental exams and dental work right here in the school. No need for dentist appointments and missed work/school. Turn in your reservation form today!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

We hold new family appointments Thursday at 4 PM, so have families contact us at the school to schedule a visit.

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK MAR 6 – 10

Help us celebrate the hard work our teachers have done all year. They would love to hear from you that week!

PTO MEETING TONIGHT At 6 PM FOR FAMILY BBQ PLANNING

BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT

Join us for a Media Event to start our Believe Project Reading Room. Meet us in the Chapel at 8:45 and see what this great project will bring to our young readers!!! All are invited!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

Apr 30 Peacemaker 2pm

May

1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM (Students arrive 2:30)

6 NO SCHOOL (Spring Concert Rest Day)

7 K-5 Field Trips; Teacher Appreciation Week through Friday

8 Dental Safari at School

9 6th – 8th Ballroom Dance Competition 10 AM

10 8th Gr Field Trip to YMCA Trout Lodge; Family BBQ

12 MOTHER’S DAY

13 BELIEVE PROJECT MEDIA EVENT 9 am; Gr 7/8 Springfield Field Trip

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

Spring Concert – Friday, May 3

Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School

Invites you to our 

Spring Concert

Friday, May 3 – 10:00 a.m. – Dress Rehearsal

Refreshment Reception immediately following in the Library! 

or

Sunday, May 5 – 3:00 p.m.

Happy Easter Monday!

Mark your calendar to attend our Graduation Mass

Friday, May 17, 2019

8:30 a.m.

All events are located at 8213 Church Lane Chapel

East St. Louis, IL 62203

To learn more information about our school, please email or call

Email: roberta_trost@yahoo.com

Phone: 618-397-0316

Our students look forward to seeing you soon!  

Weekly Newsletter – April 17, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We are coming to the end of Lent on Holy Thursday, and we start three days of remembering and celebrating (Triduum) on the evening of Holy Thursday. We celebrate God’s New Covenant at the Last Supper; the Passion of Christ on Good Friday afternoon; the waiting of Holy Saturday; and joyfully the Resurrection of Easter Sunday!

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have invited Dental Safari to come back again to provide dental exams and dental work right here in the school. No need for dentist appointments and missed work/school. Turn in your reservation form today! All of next year’s 2nd and 6th graders must have a dental exam, and this would cover it.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! Current families must also register for next year. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighbors!

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5 at 3 PM

All students must attend! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes. Invite family and friends, as this is going to be a great event!  Students arrive no later than 2:30 PM.

THANK YOU FOR GETTING YOUR STUDENTS TO TESTING THIS WEEK!!!

PRAYER REQUEST FOR HEALING FOR SISTER KATHLEEN MURRAY. SHE BROKE HER KNEE!

EASTER BREAK

We will be on break April 18 – 22 (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). Classes resume Tuesday, April 23. We hope you can find a Church Community to join for this most Holy of Christian Celebrations on Easter Sunday.

NEXT PTO MEETING FOR FAMILY BBQ

Join us Apr 25 at 6 pm to help plan the May 10 Family BBQ! Help this year to make this fun event a great success!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Please return registrations ASAP!

Regular Summer Session is from 8:30 – 12:15. Sister Thea Bowman Academy Summer Session runs 8:30 – 3:00. Uniform is uniform shirt, appropriate shorts/pants, and tennis shoes. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Calendar

April

17 Gr 3 Mass; 4th Qtr Mid term

18 – 22 Easter Break

23 Classes Resume; Poem in Your Pocket 23-26 Apr

24 8th Gr Holocaust Museum Tour 8:30 -12:30

25 4th Qtr Midterm sent home; Family BBQ Meeting 6 PM

26 Grade 2 Mass

30 Peacemaker

May 1 Gr 1 Mass; All School Spring Concert Rehearsal 10 AM

May 5 SPRING CONCERT 3 PM

LIKE our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theabowmanschool  or our web page at stbcs.com.

 

“HELP YOU HELP YOURSELF”

1) Take your story of the school out to other families, friends, neighbors, church families, etc. If there are families who have K-8 students who would benefit from a Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School education, then talk to them about enrollment.

2) Take our story of the school out to your family members, friends, organizations and churches, etc. Provide them information on the IL Invest in Kids Scholarship Program.

3) Participate in and invite potential families to the Family BBQ on May 10 after school!

4) This next school year is our 30th Anniversary as Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School. Are you an alumni, or do you know one who would like to help us plan Alumni events? Let us know!

5) Become our Outreach Coordinator, a paid, part-time position. If you are interested, contact the office!

6)  Give us names of potential partners (businesses), so we can invite them, and you, to a tour and lunch event to get to know the school.

For more information, please contact me or one of our teachers at the school!

Blessings and Peace,

Dan Nickerson

Principal

School Highlights:

–  98% of our students graduate high school on time!

– Over 90% of graduates go to college, trade school, or the military!

– We brought in a new Language Arts Curriculum for K-8 two years ago to help our students.

– We brought in a new Math Curriculum K-8 this year to help our students.

– We will bring in a new Hands-On Science Curriculum next year for K-8 through a partnership with Washington University in St Louis.

– We have partnered with St Louis Black Authors of Children’s Literature for the Believe Project to provide a Reading Room and over 800 books about black characters and culture or written by black authors. Our focus audience is our K-3 students to engage them in reading and to have them reading at or above grade level by 3rd Grade.

– We have won an Innovative Technology Education Fund Grant to run Operation Green School, a project-based learning, hands-on project for 6th – 8th  grade, using the latest technology for the classrooms.

– We will begin our second year of partnering with ACCESS Academies of St Louis to support our Sister Thea Bowman Academy (Grades 6-8) with a longer school day, summer session, and Graduate Support Director support in middle school, high school, and college. The program offers Scholarships, work programs, and financial support to make any St Louis area faith-based college prep high school available to our students!

 

These are some of the highlights we want to share with you and the community about our school!

Please pass the information along!!!

Weekly Newsletter – April 4, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

April’s virtue is FAITH. Remember when Jesus called Peter to ‘get out of the boat’ and walk on the water? We are calling our students to “get out of the boat” and take a chance on peaceful resolutions, asking forgiveness, making new friends. Are there times we should have faith and “get out of the boat” and trust Jesus to be there waiting?

DENTAL SAFARI MAY 8th

We have invited Dental Safari to come back again to provide dental exams and dental work right here in the school. No need for dentist appointments and missed work/school. We sent home sign up forms last week, and have more if you need them. All of next year’s 2nd and 6th graders must have a dental exam, and this would cover it.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

BE OUR MARKETERS! Bring in new students! Registration is now open! Only $50 before May 15! You can register early to reserve your spot. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighborhoods!

SPRING CONCERT, SUNDAY, MAY 5

We are already preparing! Please check early for black pants, white shirt and black dress shoes.

EXTENDED DAY SESSION 6 STARTS TUESDAY, APRIL 9

PLAN AHEAD!!!  TESTING AND BUS SERVICE APR 15 – 17

District 189 is on Spring Break the week of Apr 15, so there is no Bus Service. However, we have our Iowa Assessment Testing for grades 2 – 8 that week, so please plan ahead on transportation if you have a bus rider! We need 100% attendance for the testing!

EASTER BREAK

We will be on break April 18 – 22 (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). Classes resume Tuesday, April 23. We hope you can find a Church Community to join for this most Holy of Christian Celebrations on Easter Sunday.

PTO MEETING TONIGHT AT 6 PM…   FAMILY BBQ

Tonight we plan the May 10 Family BBQ! Come help the PTO plan, or let us know how you will help this year to make this fun event a great success!

SUMMER SESSION: Our Summer Session will run from June 3 – June 21. Watch for registration letter!

Calendar

April

4 PTO 6 PM

5 Mass Gr 5

8 12:30 Dismissal Staff Meeting

9 Tour and Lunch 10:30; Extended Day Session 6

12 Mass Gr 4

15 -17 Iowa Assessment Testing Gr 2-8; No Bus Service

17 Gr 3 Mass; 4th Qtr Mid term

18 – 22 Easter Break

23 Classes Resume

Weekly Newsletter – March 28, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

We are halfway through our Journey of Lent, on our way to the Celebration of the Risen Jesus on Easter Sunday. This week we focused on the Parable of the Fig Tree and discussed how important it is to “turn over our soil” and bring the good soil to the top, so we can “bear fruit”. Are your students producing God’s gifts for others?

FAMILY STREAM NIGHT, MAR 28 5 – 6:30 PM 

PEACEMAKER DAY

Friday is “March Madness” Peacemaker where our students will be playing basketball or cheering on the teams!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! You can register early to reserve your spot. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighborhoods!

SHORTS!

Khaki knee-length walking shorts can be worn starting April 1. No cut-offs, cargo pockets, or short shorts please.

ANNIVERSARY OF PASSING OF SISTER THEA BOWMAN

On Saturday, Mar 30, we remember Sister Thea Bowman “Going Home Like a Shooting Star” 29 years ago.

“I AM ONE OF GOD’S GIRLZ” RETREAT

Our 6-8th Grade Young Ladies are invited for a Weekend retreat here are Sister Thea starting Friday Night.

3rd QUARTER AWARDS: Our awards will be presented about 9:30 after mass in the chapel. All are welcome.

EXTENDED DAY SESSION 6 STARTS MONDAY, APRIL 8

PLAN AHEAD!!!  TESTING AND BUS SERVICE APR 15 – 17

District 189 is on Spring Break the week of Apr 15, so there is no Bus Service. However, we have our Iowa Assessment Testing for grades 2 – 8 that week, so please plan ahead on transportation if you have a bus rider! We need 100% attendance for the testing!

EASTER BREAK

We will be on break April 18 – 22 (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday). Classes resume Tuesday, April 23. We hope you can find a Church Community to join for this most Holy of Christian Celebrations on Easter Sunday.

Calendar

March

29 Mass Gr 6 and 3rd Qtr Awards; Peacemaker (March Madness)

30 Anniversary of Sister Thea Bowman Going to God as a Shooting Star (Mar 30, 1990)

April

4 PTO 6 PM

5 Mass Gr 5

8 Extended Day Session 6

12 Mass Gr 4

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Weekly Newsletter – March 14, 2019

PRINCIPAL’S NOTE

Fr. Maurice Nutt had a great theme during Tuesday’s Revival: “Just Show Me Jesus”. If somebody met you today, would they see Jesus? Do we say we believe in God, or say we are Christian, but nobody can tell we are Christian by our actions or words? Sister Thea Bowman joined the Catholic Church because she met Catholic Sisters ‘living out the Gospel’…do we attract people to God by our actions and words?  Let’s show them Jesus.

BENEFIT GALA

Thank you to all our students, staff, families, and supporters who made for a Successful and Blessed Evening! We appreciate any and all constructive feedback to make next year’s event better. You can send a note to the office or to thea_bowman@yahoo.com with your suggestions.

3rd QTR REPORT CARD CONFERENCES…MANDATORY!

Please sign up for 3rd QTR Report Card Conferences. Many will start Wed, Mar 20 after school (No Extended Day). We have conferences all day and evening on Thur, Mar 21. No school on Mar 21, 22. Students attend with the parent/guardian. PLEASE SEND BACK YOUR MEETING RESERVATION SLIP ASAP!

FAMILY STREAM NIGHT, MAR 28 5 – 6:30 PM

Plan to join us for this popular night of games, activities, challenges, prizes, and food. This is a great time to do Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math (STREAM) with your students! Plan to be here. Students must have an adult join them, as we want you all to learn and have fun together!

SCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open! You can register early to reserve your spot. We ask you to also spread the word to friends, churches and neighborhoods!

Calendar

March

15 Gr 2 Mass, End of 3rd Qtr

20 Gr 7 Mass; 3:30 Release all school, No Extended Day; 3rd Qtr Report Conferences Begin

21 Report Card Conferences All Day; No School

22 No School

27 8th Grade Wash U visit and Mentor Dinner

28 STREAM Night 5 – 6:30 PM

29 Mass Gr 6 and 3rd Qtr Awards; Peacemaker (March Madness)

30 Anniversary of Sister Thea Bowman Going to God as a Shooting Star (Mar 30, 1990)

 

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