Dear Parents and Friends,
We have a busy couple of weeks ahead of us and then we will enjoy two weeks of Spring Break! I hope you have plans to enjoy family and friends. As we continue our Lenten journey of praying, fasting, and sharing, I encourage you to read Pope Francis’ Lenten Message which can be found on line at http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/lent/documents/papa-francesco_20141004_messaggio-quaresima2015.html. In it he asks us to pray that God “Make our hearts like yours” and be attentive to those who suffer. It is a beautiful, yet challenging call.
Next Tuesday we will hold our Lenten Reconciliation service. All students in grades 3 – 8 will attend and those who have received their first Communion will participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Each year we partner with the YWCA to provide Safe Environment instruction to our students as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure a safe, secure learning environment for our students. Preschool, kindergarten, 3rd, and 6th grade students (as well as all new students) will have lessons with YWCA Prevention Educator, Chelsea Crapser beginning late March. Parents are encouraged to meet Chelsea and preview the program she will use on March 4 at 6 pm.
We continue to accept application for new students to St. Catherine School. A parent talking with friends about their children’s educational experience is the best advertising we can get. You will receive a $300 tuition discount for the referral when they register. Financial assistance is available from several sources, with a common application which is available at the school office, and http://augustinefoundation.org/assets/public/AEF_Scholarship_Application_2015-2016.pdf.
On Monday, Carnival scrip will be sent home with each child. Please check your child’s backpack on Monday afternoon. Each child is responsible for selling $150 in scrip and all are encouraged to sell additional scrip which is available at the school office. We will have a Scrip Sales Contest which will provide incentives for high sales. Get started early!
March 13 and 14 our Science Olympians will travel to Oahu to participate in the State competition with Coach Triplett. They are raising funds to cover travel expenses at gofundme.com/mflwi8. Your support will be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful experience for our students.
Dates to Remember:
Monday, Mar 2: Carnival Scrip goes home!
Tuesday, Mar 3: School Reconciliation Service, 12:30
Tuesday, Mar 3: Track practice begins
Wednesday, Mar 4: Safe Environment Parent Preview meeting, 6 pm
Thursday, Mar 5: Walking School Bus
Friday, Mar 6: School Mass
Friday, Mar 6: Financial Assistance Applications