CHRONICLE
February 18, 2021
Mission: Communion of Saints Catholic School serves a diverse community and fosters life-long learners and witnesses to the Gospel who are committed to worshiping God and serving His people.
PRINCIPAL CORNER
Dear Parents,
             This has been a short week!  Yesterday, the students were able to livestream the morning mass for Ash Wednesday and  received ashes from either Father John or  Father Matt later in the day.  This begins the period of Lent which not only involves ‘giving up’ but should also include adding activities in areas of need such as helping around the house for example.  
Registration has opened for next year.  We sent home a flyer offering a referral credit for families who refer a new family to Communion of Saints School which results in a registration and enrollment for at least six months of the new family.  We will soon be initiating a marketing campaign with the Fish radio station (95.5) but will need your help to spread the word!  
On Saturday, the faculty and staff will have the opportunity to receive the first Covid shot.  I do not anticipate the need for a school closure on Monday, February 22 unless there are unexpected reactions among the faculty.  However, the next dose is scheduled for March 13.  As I receive feedback from other schools receiving their second dose, I may need to close school on Monday, March 15, due to the possibility that a reaction to the second dose may be stronger 48 hours later.  This would include distance learning as well to give teachers the time to recuperate.    

Lenten reflection:  John 16:33
 
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Let us continue to pray for those affected by the pandemic and for front line
workers who make sacrifices daily for the sake of others.
 
Sincerely, 
Mrs. Whiteley   
IMPORTANT DATES
Fri., Feb. 18- Mass live-streamed 8:00am

Mon., March 1- Current family 21-22 Regsitration DUE

Fri., March 5- No School- Professional Development day

Mon., March 8- No School: PTO Meeting 7pm
YEARBOOK 2020-2021: ON SALE NOW
The COS 2020-2021 Yearbook is on sale. Yearbooks are $20. The easiest way to order is online. Go to: ybpaylifetouch.com use the code: 11609421

ORDERS DUE BY MARCH 1st!

Paper order envelopes were sent home in today's Thursday folders for those who prefer to pay via cash/check.
REGISTRATION 2021-2022: Due March 1
Registration Materials for the 2021-2022 academic year were sent home last week. Electronic copies are available here

Forms and registration fees are due by March 1st. Registration fee: $225 per student. After March 1, space in the classes are not guaranteed.

Open registration for new families will begin March 1st.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Borally in the school office.
MARCH HOT LUNCH ORDERS- due 2/25
March Hot Lunch order forms were sent home in today's Thursday folders. The menu is linked here. Electronic versions of the order form are here.

Order forms are due by Thursday, February 25- Mrs. Veasey Thanks you!
Orders Available for: Feb. 26, March 12 & March 26

Click HERE for order form.
COS PARISH FISH FRY
EdChoice Expansion & EdChocie- Renewals and Requests
The EdChoice Expansion program opened on Feb. 1 for renewals. Please be sure to sumbit both the form and a copy of a current utility bill.
Click HERE for the Expansion renewal form. These are the updated Income Guidelines for the 21-22 academic year.

The Traditional EdChoice program will not open until March 1. Information and guidelines will be available at that time. If you are renewing your students EdChoice Scholarship, you may submit the renewal and copy of the current utility to the school office anytime. Submissions receieved will be uploaded on March 1.
Click HERE for the renewal form. Hard copies will be sent home next week.
PTO
Next Meeting Monday, March 8th

There is still time...Click the links below to donate!
8th Grade Scholarships- CONGRATS!
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Our 8th graders continue to amaze! We are so proud of all your accomplishments.

Eva P- Trailblazer Merit Award, Hathaway Brown

Gabe E.- Merit Award, University School

Jane K.- Merit Scholarship, Hathaway Brown
Catherine L. & Edward A. Lozick Scholarship, Gilmour Academy
POWER of the PEN- District Competition Results
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Congratulations are in order to the following students who all received a distinction of Honors at the Power of the Pen District Competition in January.

Seventh grade writers: Reiland Kostas and Georgia Kuras.

Eighth grade writers: Gabe Ewen, Brady Foss, Victor Gideon, Jane Kennedy, Meredith Mawby, and Eva Panza.

The eighth grade team placed 8th out of sixteen teams. 

Both Gabe Ewen and Eva Panza have individually advanced to compete in the Regional Competition in March. 
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: 21/22 Academic Year
The opportunities below were posted by the Diocese of Cleveland. Please be sure to read them carefully. They are from outside sources and the deadlines are firm.

Bishops' Scholarship for Excellence: Due to COS March 1, 2021

The Martin T. Glavin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Catholic High School Students:
Due date: March 15, 2021- CLICK HERE

M. Thomas Moore Scholarship for Elementary Students; Due to COS by March 1, 2021 CLICK HERE
Diocese of Cleveland- Financial Aid App.
To apply for Diocesan financial aid, visit https://online.factsmgt.com/aid
Families applying for Diocesan Financial Aid, through the Diocese of Cleveland for the 2021-2022 academic year, will need to complete an application and submit the necessary supporting documentation to FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment by March 15, 2021.  

More Info can be found HERE
John Carroll Univeristy -Lobo Learning Lab
Your after-school virtual hub for learning adventures & creative engagement for students grades K-12!

The Lobo Lab is a space for children to experience exciting virtual after-school programming at no cost. JCU students develop and lead 40-minute activities each week to keep children engaged and connected. Choose from a variety of activities such as digital movie making, STEM adventures, virtual tutoring, and more! Activities run from February 15 through April 23, 2021. These activities are planned to take place outside of normal instructional times, from after school to just before dinner time. Click HERE for more information