As the flakes flew this weekend, just one week after we had sunshine and beautiful fall weather, I wondered what this winter has in store for us! In case of an emergency change in the school schedule, we will again be using our AlertSolutions notification system to let you know of a delay or closure. You will receive a text, e-mail and phone call letting you know of a schedule change as soon as a decision is made. The information will also be posted on our web-site and recorded on the school’s main phone line. If you do not receive any messages please assume school will be operating on a normal schedule. We always hope to make a decision by 5:30am but sometime the weather doesn’t always cooperate. We promise to let you know immediately when a change in schedule is necessary.
This past weekend, we heard Mike Borte, Pastoral Associate, speak at Mass about the 2018 Parish Stewardship Pledge Drive. You should have received your Stewardship Commitment card in the mail last week. If you haven’t already done so, please fill it out and bring it to Mass to offer in the collection basket next weekend. You can also go on-line to complete it or send the card to the school or parish office.
As has been mentioned, each family’s annual commitment is the most important piece of information our parish leadership receives each year. It allows them to set goals for all areas based on projected financial revenue. All ministry needs – including our school – flow from that planning. On a more personal note, receiving a new card each fall allows your family to qualify for the parish member tuition options. This year, please help out the Pastoral and Finance Councils and return your card as soon as possible.
GOOD DEED DOERS
We are all very proud of our students and how they respond so well to those in need. Even though we are just two months into the school year, students have already answered the call to help others:
The NCEA Student-to-Student Drive to raise funds for Hurricane Relief to be distributed to Catholic Schools damaged by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria raised $848.97
The Martha’s Workers Food drive OVER-filled the cupboards with over 250 industrial sized sandwich making supplies (peanut butter, jam, tuna, relish, mayonnaise etc.) to be used each Monday morning to prepare more than 500 sandwiches for delivery to local shelters. Our students also help with the preparation each Monday.
Students attending our Middle School dance last month donated 63 lbs. of canned goods that were delivered to the Queen Anne Food Bank for distribution to those in need.
Thank you for your assistance in helping our students in their outreach to others.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
This week is Parent-Teacher Conference week. This is a great opportunity for teachers and parents to sit down together and discuss student progress and goals. Each conference is 20 minutes long. Middle School grades, 6th-8th will have student-led conferences. Please be on time for your appointment and respect the time limit. If one family is late or takes more than the allotted time, the entire schedule for a class can be thrown off. Please enter the building through the main entrance. We will be here to “buzz” you in. Just a reminder that due to afternoon conferences, school will be dismissed at 12:00pm again tomorrow and Thursday.
VETERANS DAY OBSERVED
Just a reminder that we are not in school this Friday, November 10th as we remember all Veterans and their lives of dedication and service to keep our nation free.
Have a great week!