A NEW QUARTER
As we begin the Second Quarter, this is a time for renewing our goals and re-energizing our students, staff and families. Please spend some time after Report Card Conferences to discuss how students can begin or hopefully continue to do their best in the key areas of behavior, organization, and academics. Also, renew within them a spirit of excitement about their relationship with GOD! If their main focus is Being Their Very Best Self because they know God loves them and wants that for them, then the rest is much easier!
RED RIBBON WEEK
Next week is our Red Ribbon Week, where we encourage the students to avoid drugs and to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Scheduled events include,
Monday: Healthy, Drug-Free Pledge; Tuesday: Wear Red Day; Wednesday: Healthy Red Snack; Thursday: Red Ribbon Journal Write; Friday: Red Ribbon Poster Day
REPORT CARD CONFERENCES:
Our report card conferences will be held Thursday, October 20, 2016. These conferences are mandatory for all students and a parent or guardian. We will discuss student progress and behavior. Families that miss their conference will have to reschedule a conference before their student returns to school.
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER
Due to the late conferences on Thursday evening, there is no school on Friday. Hopefully, this is a great opportunity to spend some time together or get a jump on the 2nd Quarter Studies!
COLD WEATHER WAS HERE….AND MIGHT RETURN
The weather got cold then hot. Hmmmm. Remember students can wear a Sister Thea Bowman sweatshirt (which can be purchased through the office, $14) or a button-down sweater in our uniform colors: red, black, white, or hunter green.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE HOME
Make them a part of the solution. In school, our students get “jobs” like pencil monitor or line leader. To help them feel included, you can give them a special job with a title, job responsibilities, and maybe even an incentive. Perhaps, you can even hang a job chart on the fridge and record when the job is completed!
You can learn more at: http://www.positiveparentingsolutions.com/
We are having several of our male students coming in with lines and designs etched in their haircuts. Please review the handbook. They cannot have these cut into their hair.
MASS THIS WEEK AND BISHOP’S MASS
Mass is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19, at 8:30 a.m. in the chapel. You are welcome to join us for this Mass hosted by the 2nd grade class. Our mass next week will be celebrated by Bishop Braxton at 9:00 AM
TRUNK OR TREAT
Our 13th annual “Trunk or Treat” event will be held on Friday, October 28. 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 3:30 p.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 13th annual Trunk or Treat event a huge success!