Principal’s News – Nov. 14th

Dear St. Edward School Families,
Report cards will be sent home this Friday for the first trimester of the 2018-19 school year.  While it’s important to celebrate “good grades” on the report card, we should not lose sight that the report card is only one indicator of student growth and development.  As parents, we need to help our students focus on what is positive on that report card and work on strategies and incentives to motivate change and growth during the next trimester.  Most importantly, keep the lines of communication open with the teachers during the entire school year and not just at report card time.  Communicate with the teachers on what you see in terms of academic and social/emotional growth at home because it is going to correspond to the classroom and help the teachers make informed decisions that will promote growth in all areas.  And growth–academically, socially and emotionally, and in their faith life–is what we want to see for all of our students.
Thank you to the 6th grade parents for the $400 donation to the school from their Halloween party.  The donation will be used to fix the projector in Room 301.
Please contact the office with any questions.
Let’s have the faith to move mountains this year!  St. Edward, pray for us!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Sara Lasica, Principal
Here are some more reminders for the week:
  • Big Red Auction Raffle tickets are now on sale!  Tickets were sent home last week with more information in today’s e-backpack.  Tickets can also be purchased online!
  • The new online directory app, run by MySchoolAnywhere, is up and running.  Login to view directory information for the school families who have joined.  If you haven’t joined yet, click here to sign up!  The Join Code is 7369133.
  • We are looking for volunteers to host our Welcome Wednesday prospective family tours.  Click here to volunteer!  You, as parents, are the greatest asset we have to sell our school.  Please help us get the word out there about the great things we do at St. Ed’s!
  • Are you a lunchroom monitor or a coach?  If you were previously a volunteer and completed the compliance training, please fill out the CANTS form (required yearly) and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  All volunteers (coaches, lunchroom helpers, and any parents and adults who spend time with children) need to complete compliance training.  If you have not previously completed compliance training, please email me for requirements.
  • The King of Hearts Raffle has rolled over again!  Buy your tickets in the parish rectory or at Old Irving Brewing.  The next drawing will be Saturday night and Old Irving Brewing.
  • Click here for information on the following…
    • Big Red Auction Raffle
    • Trivia Night
    • Christmas Tree Sale
Mark your calendars for upcoming November Events:
Now through November 15: Order FSP December lunches online!
Friday, November 16: NUT card day
 
Saturday, November 17: Boy Scout 904 Spaghetti Dinner from 5-9 PM
 
Tuesday, November 20: Thanksgiving School Mass @ 8:15 AM
 
Wednesday, November 21-Sunday, November 25: Thanksgiving Break