Principal’s News – Nov. 7th

Dear St. Edward School Families,
St. Edward is one of a few schools in the Archdiocese piloting a program called
I-Ready for kindergarten through second grade.  In the next few weeks, all of the students in kindergarten through second grade will take an online assessment in both reading and math.  The assessment is adaptive meaning that when a student answers a question correctly, the next question will be more difficult and conversely, when a student answers a question incorrectly, the next question will be easier.  The computer will continue asking the student questions with a break in the middle until it can create a composite score for the student in the main focus areas of both reading and math.
The teachers will have immediate access to those results and can begin individualizing instruction in the classroom as well as using the I-Ready online instruction tools to promote student growth in those key areas.  The teachers and I have begun training in the I-Ready program and will continue training during the year to ensure a successful implementation.  If you would like to learn more about the program, click here or contact me.
Please contact the office with any questions.
Let’s have the faith to move mountains this year!  St. Edward, pray for us!
Mrs. Sara Lasica, Principal
Here are some more reminders for the week:
  • Big Red Auction Raffle tickets are now on sale!  Tickets will be sent home this 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.  Volunteers will assist with the registration desk and mingle with prospective families on the second Wednesday of the month. Click here to volunteer!
  • 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
    • Community Day at Pitchfork Food & Saloon
Mark your calendars for upcoming November Events:
Now through November 15: Order FSP December lunches online!
November 9: End of first trimester
November 12-16: Vocation Awareness Week
November 13: School Mass @ 8:15 prepared by Room 105
November 13: Picture Retake Day, right after Mass (please send original picture order back to school on or before retake day)
November 16: 1st Trimester Report Cards distributed