January 30, 2024
Sunday saw the launch of Catholic Schools Week across our country. Our Superintendent Nicholas Ford said it beautifully: “This year’s theme—United in Faith and Community—reminds us that what shapes our connection to each other is not only our academic preparation, but a profound commitment to faith and community. We are not merely institutions of learning; we provide environments where faith is nurtured, excellence is pursued, inclusivity is celebrated, and community is fostered.” Thank you to all who attended Mass and our Open House. We are proud of our program and invite all to consider applying and attending. Thank you to the parents and Student Ambassadors who answered questions and led tours. Their work was appreciated.
On Monday morning we celebrated our parents with a Thanks-a-Latte morning: a drive by coffee or a cup in the gym during Prayer Assembly! A heartfelt thank you to parents for supporting our school day in and day out whether it is volunteering in the classrooms, running an extracurricular activity or helping with our fundraising. You make all the difference!
Today the Pre-K and Fifth graders delivered thank you posters to area businesses to share our gratitude for the community support they provide. Tomorrow we will start the day with a Parish Appreciation assembly. Thursday is Student Appreciation with free dress, popsicles and the ever popular 8th grade versus staff volleyball game. We finish our week on Friday with our Grandparents/Grandfriends’ Mass at 10:30am followed by sack lunch in the school. (Note: gates to the parking lot open at 10am).
Midterms come home today for 4th through 8th grade. Take time to talk with your student(s) about their learning.
Auction Kick-Off Meeting! The Auction Chairs, Stephanie Wenglikowski and Katie Hillman and the committee chairs met last night to get the planning and work started for this year’s auction: The Century Club. This event is a critical piece to funding our school programs. There will be lots of opportunities to donate and volunteer as part of creating a successful event. Thank you to the team for planning a capstone event celebrating our 100th Anniversary and launching our next 100 years.
EF Blog on Goal Directed Persistence: Take time to review these notes from Beth Peterson and Kelly Keim to help support your student’s learning.
Uniform Notes: Shoes worn at school by students must have backs on them. There is a current style of Uggs that do not have a back and they do not fit uniform code. Thanks for your attention to this.
- Bingo Night on Friday, February 2, from 6pm to 8pm in Banchero Hall. Here is a link to RSVP: https://archseattle.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/1844/responses/new
- Confirmation Information: This year all parishioners in Junior High are eligible to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. As you know, your child will need to choose a sponsor for the preparation and celebration of Confirmation. The sponsor must be a fully initiated Catholic in good standing and at least 16 years of age. Please contact Mike Borte for registration information: email@example.com
Dates for your Calendar
- Thursday, Feb. 1: Student Appreciation & Free Dress
- Thursday, Feb. 1: Candy-grams on sale at lunches: an email notification was sent about details.
- Thursday, Feb. 1, 1:30pm: 8th Grade versus Staff Volleyball Game in the gym–all welcome.
- Friday, Feb. 2, 10:30am: Grandparents’/Grandfriends’ Day Mass (gates open for parking at 10am). Lunch will be in the gym and Middle School area following Mass.
- Sunday, Feb. 4, 6-8pm: Father/Daughter Dance
- Tuesday, February 6: All Candy-grams due.
- NO SCHOOL Friday Feb. 9: Regional Curriculum Day
- Tuesday, February 13: Red, Pink and White Free Dress and Celebration of Valentine’s Day
- Wednesday, February 14, 8:45am: Ash Wednesday Mass