Last Friday, we had our first all-school Mass in over a year and a half. It was wonderful to have the classes together in the church. Though safety protocols and maintaining a three-foot distance between students was challenging, they all adjusted nicely and even hummed along as Ms. Vizzare sang the familiar hymns. Starting our Friday morning together was a perfect kick-off to the day and a marvelous start to our school year.
Friday evening marked the traditional “Back-to-School Tailgate”. Huge thanks to Parent Association chair, Elyssa Schuessler for organizing this most popular community building event. Even without the traditional barbecued burgers and hot dogs, an enjoyable time was had by all. Our first flirt with rain, in a very long time, tried to dampen the evening, but children on bikes, scooters and especially those able to run around with friends, showed no sign of disappointment.
This coming Thursday, September 16th is our “Back-to-School Curriculum Night”. Another in-person casualty of Covid, the classroom sessions will be held via zoom. There will be two sessions for those who have more than one child. From 6:30pm-6:50pm teachers will hold session one, with a repeat session following at 6:55pm – 7:15pm. Homeroom teachers will send out a zoom link to parents in their classrooms for access to the sessions.
Usually, during our onsite Back-to-School Nights, teachers leave time for questions and answers. Anyone who has experienced zoom sessions knows how hard it is to unmute, not talk over someone, and get a question asked. We will be asking parents to use the chat feature (just click on the chat button on the bottom of your screen) to enter general questions. Teachers will answer as many as they can during the sessions and all questions will be saved for teachers to answer in a follow-up e-mail to all families.
Finally, thank you to Susie Fritzky who planted the beautiful pots that adorn the front steps of our school building. Just before school started, she arrived with plants, flowers and soil in hand, to fill the pots. They brighten the day for anyone who is outside, near the front steps.
Have a great week!