Thank you, once again for your patience as we navigate our weather conditions. Just a reminder that if you do not receive a message from our alert system (text, voice mail, e-mail) then school will be opening on time. We will change the banner on the website but we will not be using the notification system if we are on a regular schedule. Hopefully, that can happen very soon! If there is any change to our schedule, we will always use our alert system to notify you as early as possible.
I have also received some questions about whether we have to make-up the missed snow days. At this point, we do not need to make up any time. We’ll reevaluate after this week if teachers are feeling they have missed an excessive amount of instructional time. To be an approved school in the state of Washington a school needs to have over 1000 hours of instructional time (450 hours for Kindergarten). Each year we schedule well over the required hours and we do not take release time for those days if we do not use them. We will inform you well in advance if we need to schedule any make-up days.
Please mark your calendars for Friday, March 8 as we will be celebrating Unity Day! This is a very special day to emphasize and celebrate kindness, acceptance and inclusion (academic, cultural, economic, familial) of others. The 8th graders are leading the event in coordination with Mrs. Rousso and will be going into each classroom and teaching lessons to the students about friendship, acceptance and anti-bullying. They will lead each class in a special craft activity which will then be displayed around the school.
Because orange is the color of unity, we are asking everyone to wear orange in support of the event. To earn free dress that day, students must wear something orange — orange shirts, sweaters, socks, a bracelet, hair band, shoe laces, etc. Feel free to be creative but it must be orange (no orange hair please!). Please contact Mrs. Rousso with any questions. Thank you in advance for your support of this event.
Our annual auction, “Hollywood Nights” is coming March 29th and 30th! Thank you for the wonderful items donated by our families. It’s going to be a fabulous event. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. It takes about $20,000 to underwrite the entire cost of the dinner. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have all proceeds from the dinner as income revenue? There are multiple sponsorship levels available. If you know of a business or person willing to be a sponsor, please contact Monica Flora in the Development Office.
Finally, just a reminder that we have no school this Friday, February 15th for an Archdiocesan retreat day. And next week we will not be in session for President’s Day and Winter break (February 18th – 22nd). I think we can all agree that this comes at a most inopportune time! Hopefully, the rain will make a strong reappearance! Can we hope for some sun?? Never have I wanted so badly for it to rain!