What a busy, wonderful time!
Trips – Last week the 8th graders had a terrific time in Washington DC, Williamsburg and Jamestown! I’ve heard only great things about our kids and team leaders – kudos to all! Thank goodness we picked last week; DC shut down many attractions today…
Trips, part II – I had the opportunity to have dinner with our 5th graders at CYO Camp in Nashville on Thursday night. This overnight experience really teaches our 5th graders to think about others, to work with and support the “team” and to problem-solve together as a unit. It’s also great fun in a natural setting. Thanks to our teachers and parent leaders for coordinating this great experience!
Our volleyball teams made it a clean sweep over the weekend capturing league and tournament trophies in 5-6th and 7-8th grade leagues! Congratulations to our talented players, their dedicated coaches and all parents for your hard work and commitment to our program!
Have you checked your child’s ISTEP+ scores from last spring? The scores are available at www.inparentnetwork.com via the parent pass-codes provided last spring to this year’s 4-8th graders. If you’ve not checked online, please do this week and be prepared to discuss your child’s results at parent conferences after Fall Break. If you’ve lost your passcode or need assistance, please contact Mrs. Merten at 944-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Language Surveys are due; please complete and return these by Friday. Thanks!
Thursday, we look forward to gathering with 5-6th graders and their parents at breakfast in the cafeteria. Breakfast begins at 7:30; see you there!
All parents should have visited the parent portal of MSP to view online grading and homework information. We will not be printing report cards henceforth as the portal will be our communication device for grades and many other communications. If you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Tomlin at 944-6090 or email@example.com.
Friday, we celebrate with a Walkathon follow-up assembly. Final announcement of individual and class prizes will be made. Note: Because we met our all-school goal, all students will receive a non-uniform day this Friday! Students may wear jeans, spirit wear or other non-uniform attire. Congratulations on a job well done!
Next week, we begin a new venture – two weeks off for Fall Break! We look forward to the time away and a rest well deserved. This is also a great time to catch up on family reading. Remember: Childcare and Aftercare services will not be available the week of Oct 7-11 but will be provided for those who register for the week of Oct. 14-18. The school office will be closed both weeks, but the parish office will be open all weekdays except October 8th.
Parent conferences and first quarter report cards – The week after Fall Break will feature parent conferences! On Wednesday, 23rd and Thursday 24th, teachers will be available to meet with parents to discuss our students’ nine-week academic progress. Note: we are piloting an online signup this week, using technology instead of paper! Please sign up for your conference using the online registration that will be available on our website Wednesday, Oct. 2, by 4 p.m. Note: the conference times are available first-come, first-served, and teachers reserve the right to make changes as needed. Thanks to HSA, who are providing our annual chili supper on Wednesday night. In addition, our semi-annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held Wednesday October 23rd thru Friday, 25th; take care of your holiday book shopping!
As we close out the first quarter and enjoy our Fall Break, I would like to extend our prayers and wishes for a restful, enjoyable two weeks! See you on the 21st!