November 1, 2019

We are in the month of November!  How did that happen?  It seems like school just started last week!

Okay…now the time crunch gets serious.  Counting today, we have 13 school days left until the end of the first Trimester.  How is your student doing?  As parents you have access to grades on Gradelink.  Please check on your student regularly…every week or so.  Knowing what is going on in your student’s academic life means you can catch a slip in grades early enough so it doesn’t turn into a disaster.  Especially you parents of 6th, 7th, 8th grade students:  Keeping your student on track is very important.  Just one ZERO grade (usually the result of an assignment not turned in), can really hurt a GPA.

We will be starting a new fundraiser soon featuring Mary & Martha items.  They are a Christian company offering beautiful and inspirational products for your home and gift options for the Christmas season and year-round. Look for packets coming home on Monday.  Catalogues will be sent with the youngest chlld only;  flyers will go home with everyone.

Mass will be next Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 9:00 A.M.  All are welcome to join us.  The 3rd grade will be wearing costumes representing the saints they have chosen.  This will be a delightful and faith-filled activity.

We have implemented Rosetta Stone into our curriculum.  Conversational Spanish is our target language.  The program is self-paced for each student, so even those already speaking Spanish can learn new vocabulary and how it is pronounced.

Important Update on our Fence/Gate:  First, let me thank you who have expressed your gratitude for the added layers of safety the fence and gate provide.  Recent surveys show that parents value the Safety offered by their children’s school as much or more than  Excellent Academics or (for Faith-based schools) the Incorporation of Catholic Teachings into daily life.  We are clearly safer now than we were before Father Frank built the fence.

However, we have traded convenience for added safety. As of now (and into the foreseeable future), access to the school will be a bit more challenging.  If you are arriving after the gate closes in the morning, the rule will be to park your car outside the gate, go to the pedestrian gate (far right side near the Hall) and push the buzzer.  We will see you through the video screen and buzz you in.  Only in extraordinary conditions will we open the car gate after it is closed.

On school days, the gate is open at these times:  6:30-8:30 A.M.;  2:30-3:30 P.M.; 6:00-9:30 P.M..

Blessings, Dr. Dian Pizurie