September 19, 2014
Dear Parents and Friends,
We are in the last weeks of Foodland’s “Give Aloha” fund drive. At any Foodland store throughout the state, you can make a donation to St. Catherine School (#77686) and those funds will be forwarded to St. Catherine along with additional funds from Foodland’s charitable organization. You can make your donation more valuable by donating through the month of September at Foodland stores.
Tomorrow, Saturday is our School Beautification Day! Bring power tools, weed whackers, power washers, leaf blowers, shovels, rakes, gloves, hats and sunscreen. We’ll end with lunch at 12. We have many opportunities for improving and beautifying our grounds and appreciate parent input and help!
Next Wednesday through Friday students will be released at 12:30 for Parent Teacher Conferences. I am attaching a “Tip Sheet” from the Harvard Family Research Project, which has some great ideas for making best use of the limited conference time. Because we only have 15 minutes for each session, it is important to be on time; our teachers will do their best to keep to the schedule. Report cards will be given to families during conferences.
We had a great PTG meeting on Tuesday afternoon with lots of teachers in attendance. The next big event for PTG is our Halloween Parade and Party on Friday, October 31. They are looking for help decorating the hall with art created by our own students. Check in with Jim Fields or Stephenie Mueller if you can help.
We still have a couple of openings for parent or community member participation in Career Day. Please contact the school office if you would like to talk with children in preschool or kindergarten about your career on the morning of Wednesday, September 24.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow as we work together to spruce up our beloved campus!
Dates to Remember:
Saturday, September 20: School Beautification Day
Sunday, September 21: Catechetical Sunday
Wednesday, September 24: Career Day
Wednesday – Friday, September 24 – 26: Parent teacher conferences, 12:30 student dismissal
Friday, September, 26: Last Day of First quarter