Welcome back and Happy 2020! Lots of jobs were completed over the Christmas break including the stage being refurbished and painted, as well as the perimeter of the new gym floor being re-painted. When the initial installation was done over the summer, there were some cosmetic flaws in the perimeter that needed attention. This was completed over the break at no cost to us. Both projects were finished on time and look great.
It is amazing how fast the school year has gone! January is a very busy time at school. We’ve completed the final recommendations for the 8th graders’ applications to high school as we prepare for PreK and Kindergarten Information Night on January 23rd for our incoming students. If you know of any new families who are interested in enrolling their child/ren in our school next year, please have them contact Jennifer Hazzard to make sure their names are on our waitlists so they will receive information about our registration process.
The end of the month marks the beginning of our celebration of Catholic Schools’ Week and our Open House followed by re-enrollment for the 2020-21 school year.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK
Beginning Sunday, January 26th, we join the nation’s 8000 Catholic schools in celebrating Catholic Schools Week. During our own observance, each day will have a special theme and activity. More information will be coming home as the week draws near, but I want to draw your attention to three specific events:
Open House – Please join us on Sunday January 26th for the 10:00am Mass with Youth-led Ministries followed by our Open House from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Student led tours will be available for prospective families and teachers will be present in all classrooms to answer any questions. Registration packets will be available for interested new families. Students who come to the 10:00am Mass in their uniform will be given a free dress pass from their teacher. Just stop by the Open House after Mass to pick-up their pass.
Grandparent/Grandfriends’ Day – This event, scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, begins at 10:30am with a special Mass where children sit with their guest(s) and immediately following, treat them to a shared lunch. Students are asked to bring their Grandparents/grandfriends sack lunches to share in Banchero Hall or the middle school classrooms. Coffee and cookies will be provided. Following lunch (approximately 12:00pm) the “grand-guests” will be able to move on with their day and the students will head out to recess. NO HOT LUNCH will be served that day. The playground will open at 10:00am for parking. We are looking forward to celebrating with you!
State of the School – Our annual State of the School presentation will take place on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29th at 7:00pm. Please join us for updates on our Five-Year Strategic Plan, teacher compensation, financial status, facilities plan and tuition numbers for 2020-21 school year. Re-enrollment packets will be distributed that evening. A repeat of the presentation will be held on Tuesday morning, February 4th at 8:30am in the Assembly Room of the church.
Finally, how about those Seahawks? We are very excited about their trip to Green Bay this Sunday to continue their journey to the Super Bowl. We’ve declared this Friday as a “Blue Friday” free dress to celebrate the team and cheer them onto victory. No special Seahawk gear needs to be purchased or worn, just the colors of the team. The only exception is to let Mrs. Sauvage, a native of Wisconsin, wear her Green Bay Packers colors. She should be allowed to cheer them on as the Seahawks soundly defeat the Packers!!!!!!
Have a great week!