Congratulations to our 7th grade Student Leadership Award winners. Last Thursday, at our May Crowning Mass, five 7th graders were presented with Leadership Awards for exemplifying our Student Learning Expectations. The 7th graders had a class retreat on May 10th where they reflected on the work our school does to help students achieve the SLEs. They also privately identified students in their class who embody our SLEs.
Therese Lewis was named an Active Person of Faith,
Hattie Leonard was identified as a Lifelong Learner,
Kellen Shaffer a Globally Aware Person
and Hugues Bindel and Henri Downer as Well-Balanced persons.
Congratulations to all of them!
Following our May Crowning Mass, I attended the Archdiocesan Principals’ Meeting where we were celebrated for completion of our accreditation process. The Commissioner of the WCEA (our accrediting organization) reported that they held their annual meeting two weeks ago to review accreditation documents from schools that completed the process during the current school year. I am so pleased to report that we have been awarded a full six-year term of accreditation (the maximum allowed). We will receive our final certificate of accreditation in July. Thank you to all who were involved in the 18-month self-study process and 3-day site visit. Great job!
Field Day is coming this Friday. Virtually every student will attest to the fact that this is the BEST day of the year! “Families” will compete as teams, representing countries throughout the world, as our playground becomes a series of competitive stations. The school will provide a “picnic” lunch of pizza, juice and popsicles for all. Please feel free to send a lunch with your child if they do not want the pizza lunch provided.
The Family leaders have been busy making plans with their Families for skits, cheers and costumes. This year, we are asking for some support from you in helping students to have the greatest day possible. In the past, we have had students over-indulging on candy, juice, and snacks to the point of some feeling sick. We have also heard of situations where costumes, cheers or skits have elements that are insensitive to other cultures. Last Monday, we had a session with the middle school Family members to share some of the concerns and get their input on ways to alleviate this. They named a number of positive ways to address the issues and planned to share those with their Families during their two preparation meetings. If you could also monitor costumes and items that your child may bring to Field Day, such as clothing, make-up or items that make fun of a people or culture, too many sweets (please no food or candy containing any nuts or nut by-products) etc., we would be most appreciative. We plan to have water stations to cut down on plastic waste and we ask students to bring a personal water bottle to fill for hydration during the day. The weather report looks good too, so sunscreen is a must. Please join us at any time during the day. The awards ceremony will begin at approximately 2:30pm in Banchero Hall.
Please join us tomorrow night at 7:00pm when our 5th grade will be presenting “Night of the Notables”. Students have spent months researching a person who has made a significant contribution to society through accomplishments in science, philanthropy, peace, social justice and/or equality. Each student prepared a detailed research project presenting important characteristics of their Notable. Students will appear in the costume of their Notable and be available to answer questions about his/her life.
Have a great week!