September 21, 2021Happy Tuesday! Thank you to those who helped celebrate our teachers as catechists this weekend by joining us at Mass. We are so blessed to have such an faith-filled staff.
Yesterday, I shared the second video in the Eucharistic Series. Please take time to watch it and share it with your children. You may recognize your former Pastor, Rev. Peter Mcguire, who shared the homily.
Extreme Heat Please send extra water for your child this week. It has been extremely hot. Today we reached 100 degrees. We take precautions throughout the day as needed.
Progress Reports We will be postponing sending progress reports until next Thursday. We are moving to a new system and need a little more time. If you have specific concerns you are invited to reach out to your child’s teacher.
Picture Day We have scheduled Picture Day for Tuesday, September 28th. We are using a new company this year. Schoolhouse Pictures handles all contact with parents for notifications, purchasing, and shipment of photos in house. You should receive an email from Schoolhouse Pictures soon with more information. We will have a make up picture day in October for anyone who misses Tuesday’s picture day.
Blessings of the Animals SSA celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of animals. We will celebrate on Monday, October 4th at 2pm. We welcome you to bring your pets to be blessed. All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. You may bring your animals starting at 1:45. We will start promptly at 2 and once the prayer service is finished you may take your child and their pet home. Any student who does not have a pet is welcome to bring a stuffed animal or no pet. Parents we ask that you stay with your child and the pet at all times for safety.
STAR testing We have begun our benchmark assessment of all students in grades K-8. We complete this assessment 3 times a year to get an understanding of each students strengths and areas for growth. You will receive a copy of their Fall results at Conference time. Please remember that this one assessment does not define your student. It is only a snapshot in time of their progress.
Join us for Parents in Prayer! Inviting all Parents, Staff, Alumni and Family Members: Join us in Praying the Rosary. Every Tuesday morning, in the library at 7:40, we will be Praying for our students and their families. Beginning Tuesday, September 21st, please find time to join us for a cup of coffee and all or part of the Rosary. We will be done by 8:00. If you are unable to join us and need some prayers, ask for the PIP notebook in the office and write down your prayer requests.
Flag Football Flag Football will have practice tomorrow from 3-4:30. We will move practice into the Hall if it is too hot. Their first game is this Saturday. We wish them good luck!
Coffee and Donuts We are starting back Coffee and Donuts this Sunday. That you to those parents who signed up.
Google Logins We have fixed many of the google login issues. If you are still having trouble reach out to your teacher to make sure you have the most current information.
Handbells Handbells is open to students in grades 6th- 8th graders. Please follow the link to sign up. https://forms.gle/8u9WRdoZE3Ahij1EA We will not be able to have handbells if we do not have 12 students sign up.
COVID Updates We are beginning to see cases of COVID affect our families. We will send you a notification if your child is impacted. Remember that this time of year there are many illnesses going around and it is better to not share those germs! Please keep your child home if they show these symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.
Important Dates: Monday, September 20th-
Tuesday, September 21st-Tuesday Assembly/ Volleyball Practice
Wednesday, September 22nd- Flag Football Practice
Thursday, September 23rd- Volleyball Practice
Friday, September 24th – Mass- Wear Mass Uniform
Saturday, September 25th – 1st Flag Football Game
Sunday, September 26th- Coffee and Donuts
Monday, September 27th-
Tuesday, September 28th-Tuesday Assembly/ Picture Day/ Volleyball Practice
Wednesday, September 29th-
Thursday, September 30th-Volleyball Practice
Friday, October 1st- 1/2 day! Mass- Wear Mass Uniform
God Bless You! Miss Klant