News from the Principal- September 27, 2017

 


St. Monica Catholic School News!
From Principal Marybeth Bohm
September 27, 2017

Curriculum Nights
Thank you parents for taking time out of your busy evenings to join us for Curriculum Nights; and especially those who mistakenly came to my presentation more than once.  Your presence, support, spirit and partnership are what make our jobs as educators manageable while your children make it worthwhile.  Thank you!        IT IS AWESOME TO TRIPLE DIP!!!!!!
Remember to order your Red Robin gift cards with Scrip (8% rebate – THANK YOU!) by this Thursday, Sept. 28th by 9 PM, to use at our Red Robin Fundraiser Night on October 8th.  If you are signed up for PrestoPay you can use ScripNow to order cards anytime to print at home.
Dip 1 – 8% Scrip Rebate back to St. Monica
Dip 2 – 20% back on all meal sales at Red Robin Factoria Mall on Oct 8th from 12-8PM
Dip 3 – NUT coupon for those that bring proof of attendance at eventAwesome Opportunities in our Parish, Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Alpha
Looking for a place to find answers, to ask questions, to laugh, to grow and to build community? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions to discuss the Christian faith in an informal, fun and friendly environment.  What better place than right here at St. Monica.  Food, fellowship, and insights.  Join us at 6:30 PM on Thursdays, starting this week and be a part of something bigger.  All are welcome and childcare is provided.  (Dinner and childcare – I call that a Date night.)
Register HERE8 Habits of a VERY Loving Marriage
Looking to explore the languages of marriage- love and mercy? Learn, Understand, Grow! Join Fr. Freitag for his 9 part fun-shop series: meet for dinner in the Family Center with Alpha at 6:30 PM.
Register HEREDinner and childcare provided – I call that a Date night!School Commission – URGENT info needed
Parents ready to work to create, build, and grow our St. Monica Catholic School please consider being a member of our team of twelve.  I already have several members of the team in place; but am looking to maintain twelve positions, if possible.  I want to make sure every meeting reaches a quorum and is able to move forward each month with our action items.  A group of twelve working together for the greater good of the community has some solid foundations in our Church’s history – so let’s work together to make light work of a focused and Christ-centered task.
Meetings are 1st Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 PM (first meeting will probably go to 8).
Oct. 4, Nov. 8 (NOT 1st Wed.), Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, April 11 (NOT 1st Wed.), May 2, June 13 (NOT 1st Wed.).
Use this NOMINATION FORM to nominate yourself or possibly a member of the community you know has the right drive, motivation and connections to add to the conversation and help with the work load.  Please turn in all nominations by this Friday so we can use them as a form of “election” as we are very close on time and can contact “elected” members to invite them to join.

SchoolSpeak

Parents, please log into School Speak and update all of your information (address, phone number, work phone numbers, responsible people to pick-up your child/ren, allergies, etc.).  This is necessary as we pull emergency reports from School Speak; if your child’s information is not current it could waste time in our attempt to reach you in the case of an emergency.  Thank you!!

Please remind your children to NOT share lunch or snacks with one another – even if they think they know what is inside.  As we have students with varying food allergies we want to make sure everyone is safe while enjoying their snacks and lunch.  With students’ varied allergies we are not able to be an allergen free zone, students need to eat what has been packed for them or what is provided from our hot lunch provider, Little Toby.  And if your child has allergies or restrictions, please remind them to not take any food from classmates or people at lunch.  We have also instituted a new lunch procedure where children will be sitting with different friends on different days and might not be aware of someone’s allergies so it is very important that we only eat what is ours.  I know this feels counter intuitive to our Christian values of sharing with one another but their safety is important.

OCTOBER HOT LUNCH MENU

After School Care on Friday, October 13
The Archdiocesan Teacher Excellence Day is Friday, October 13. There will be no school on this day but ASC is available if needed by reservation only. PLEASE CONTACT MS. SARAH MOFFAT, ASC, TO LET HER KNOW YOU WILL NEED CARE BY OCT 6TH.  STAFFING IS DEPENDENT ON THIS INFORMATION.

Thursday       September 28            Scrip Orders for Red Robin            
Thursday       September 28            Alpha  at 6:30 PM
Thursday       September 28            8 Habits of a VERY Loving Marriage
Sunday          October 1                   Seahawks vs Colts Tailgate Party, 5PM in the Gym
Mon– Fri        Oct. 2-6                       6th Grade Camp
Sunday          October 8                   Red Robin Family Dining Out Night   12-8PM  Factoria Mall – don’t forget the flyer HERE
Monday          October 9                   School Pictures
Friday             October 13                 No School – ASC Available with reservation
Saturday        October 14                 Knights of Columbus Annual Italian Dinner following 5PM Mass
Sunday           October 29                 Trunk or Treat & Fall Raffle drawing, 5-6 PM

FACTS Grant & Aid for 2018-19
Applications for Fulcrum Financial Aid for the 2018-19 school year opens on October 1, 2017. Link to the application: https://online.factmgt.com/signin/4C5BC

Instructions and more information on this 2018-2019 FGAA Flyer

Pictures Needed!

Any photos taken at class, school, or athletic events are welcome to be sent as jpeg image to Pat Porter (pporter@stmonicasea.org), Regina Park (rpark@stmonicasea.org), or Caroline Gaskill (cgaskill@stmonicasea.org) for use in this year’s yearbook.  It is appreciated if photos are labeled with the grade of the students (if at all possible) or event to ensure that they are placed accordingly.  Thank you for your assistance with this endeavor.

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