Dear Parents and Friends,
I would welcome you back to the second quarter, but it is I who have been away. I had a wonderful, and long awaited, vacation in Portugal and Italy. I am well rested and happy to be home!
This Sunday we have our first St. Catherine Parish Family Day! It begins at 9:30 in the St. Catherine Church with music, followed by an address from Mayor Bernard Carvalho. A special family mass will begin at 10 am, which promises to be inspiring. We will then enjoy a chili and rice lunch and entertainment by our school choir and Mr. Frank DeLima in Coyle Hall. Winners of the poster contest will be announced and prizes awarded during the luncheon. After lunch, families will enjoy games and fun out on the playground. I look forward to seeing you all there!
The next PTG meeting will be held at 6:30 Tuesday evening in Mrs. Corbo’s class inside Coyle Hall. We have many important issues to discuss; I hope you’ll join us. PTG begins decorating Coyle Hall for Halloween on Monday, October 27 at 8 am and will continue throughout the week. We have lots of decorations and can use lots of volunteer power to transform the hall into a ghoulish environment.
Our annual Halloween Parade and Party will be held on Friday, October 31. In order to enjoy the holiday without problems, we have costume and food guidelines. If the school uniform covers it, the costume should also. Sleeveless costumes are allowed. Weapons that come away from the costume are not allowed. If a sword is in a sheath as part of the costume, that can be allowed, but if the sword comes out of the sheath, it will be confiscated. Any treats – decorated fruits and veggies- will be brought to the hall for the school party. No peanuts, cupcakes, or candy, please!
Our next school mass is Friday, October 31, the morning of Halloween. Students are to wear their formal uniform to school and will change into their costume later in the day.
We are looking for a parent or grandparent who can assume the duties of Title I tutor. This is a part time (12 hrs/week) paid position working with children in grades 1-5. Experience working with children is required. Please call the school office for more information.
Monday, October 27 – Calling all parents to help decorate the hall!
Friday, October 31 – 12:30 Students dress for Halloween Parade
12:55 Costume judging in classrooms (We’ll need parents to help.)
1:05 Halloween Parade and Party begins with kindergarten classes
2:15 Student dismissal