Principal’s News – January 31st

January 31, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                               

Dear Parents,

We are in the midst of Catholic Schools Week. Thank you to all of the families who made Discovery Sunday such a big success. We had a wonderful turnout and appreciate all those who helped in any way.

As you know the flu is rampant in our country. We have had children come to school sick, feverish and we then have to send them home. If your child has a fever, sore throat, cold, or other flu symptoms, please keep them home. They must be free of these symptoms for twenty-four hours before they can return to school. When you send children to school sick it exposes all the other children and teachers. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Congratulations to Mrs. Kristy Michel on the birth of her son, Zachary William. He was born on Jan. 9th and mom and baby are doing well. Five members of our faculty, Ms. Kasia, Mrs. Malinowski, Mrs. Applegate, and Mrs. Marsh, have had babies since last July. The boys are leading 4-1!

Safety Alert: When you pick up your children after school PLEASE do not cross in the middle of the street. We ask that you walk to the corner and cross where the patrols are and traffic is stopped.

The students finished another round of Interim Assessments. We will compare them with the first Interim and use this to drive our curriculum and instruction in the next few months.

We have been busy since Christmas vacation. On Tuesday the students enjoyed a STEM assembly.   Thanks to Sarah McCann and SEPO for arranging the assembly.

I attended the Catholic School Breakfast at the Hilton Hotel last week. The president of Notre Dame University was the keynote. He said that the greatest gift you can give your child/ren is a Catholic Education. It is expensive but it is also an investment that will benefit them for a lifetime. Thanks for making all the sacrifices you do each day for the sake of your child/ren.

We will have two pre-student teachers working in our school soon. They will be working with Mr. Cho our Physical Ed teacher and Mrs. Malinowski our Jr. High Science teacher. They are current students from North Park University.

Once again Trivia Night was a great success this year. Thank you to all those who helped with the evening. It is always nice to see participation from alumni and parishioners.

Many parents, grandparents, and friends of our students enjoyed Mary Poppins. Thanks to our talented students who work so hard preparing for the shows. We do have some budding stars.

Please read e-backpack in order to be aware of all the events that are coming soon.

Happy spring/winter/wet/snow/sunshine/fog/cold/mild! We have had all in a few short weeks.


Sister Marie Michelle, OP.