CHRONICLE
February 25, 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,

February is drawing to a close and looking back on last year, this was the calm before the storm.  It is hard to believe that we have been able to operate, for the most part, in person as well as synchronously since the start of the school year.  I applaud the teachers and you parents for creating the quality educational experience for all students regardless of their learning location.

Time to get out your calendars!  There will be no instruction on Friday, March 5, Monday, March 8, and Monday, March 15.  The first two dates were placed on the calendar last year and were set aside as a professional development and teacher work days.  March 15 has been added to give teachers recovery time after the second Covid shot.  I am hopeful that we will not need March 16 as well, but we need to remain flexible.  Fortunately, when the calendar was developed last year, there were enough calamity days built in that taking these days does not shortchange the number of minutes required for the school year.

Although Easter Sunday is not until April 4, I am sure many of you are beginning to think about your plans for Spring Break.  The school will be closed as usual for Spring Break - April 1 through April 11.  Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks, we will be returning in person on April 12.  However, if you have an occasion in which you are socializing ‘outside your bubble’, whether traveling or hosting company, I respectfully ask that you send your child to school after a five-day buffer.  For some that means you will return on the 12th; for others, you may return later in that week, whenever your buffer ends.  Communion of Saints has been very successful in that the last reported cases that required a shut-down happened before Thanksgiving.  This has only been possible because families have been very considerate in keeping their children home when needed.

Tomorrow, February 26, is the kick-off day for our advertising campaign on Fish radio.  During March, we will be advertising through the Fish website, streaming, direct email, and radio spots.  Miss Nicoletti represented our school in a virtual kindergarten open house and has already received interest and given a tour.  Please help spread the word that Communion of Saints has been faithfully offering an exceptional educational experience and will continue to do so in the future!

Classes will again livestream the 8:00 mass tomorrow.  Join us ‘in spirit’ from home and livestream as well.  The link is:  HERE


Registration for current families is due tomorrow.  Remember last week’s 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.  Open enrollment will open on March 1.   That does not mean existing families no longer have the chance to register, it just means that class space will be allotted to those next in line.  Feel free to hand me your registration in the car line!

The Virtual Power of the Pen was a smashing success. Thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Panza and Mrs. Sluzewski for working with the students with both Power of the Pen and Power of the Pencil!   Students, we are proud of you for representing our school.  
    
Lenten reflection:  Matthew 7:7-12      
7 'Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks the door will be opened.’.

Have a wonderful weekend and continue to keep the students, faculty and staff, families and the world in your prayers!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Whiteley            
IMPORTANT DATES
Fri., Feb. 26- Mass live-streamed 8:00am
COS Ads on the FISH radio!

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


* TEACHER EMAILS have been moved to Google. All teacher extensions are now @communionofsaintsschool.org.
Example: kborally@communionosaintsschool.org
Please update your contacts.
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.
CURRENT FAMILY REGISTRATION 2021-2022:
Due Monday, 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 enrollment will open on March 1.   That does not mean existing families no longer have the chance to register, it just means that class space will be allotted to those next in line.  Feel free to hand Mrs. Whiteley your registration in the car line!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Borally in the school office.
MARCH HOT LUNCH ORDERS- ASAP
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 ASAP- Mrs. Veasey Thanks you!
Orders Available for: March 12 &
March 26
Click HERE for order form.
COS PARISH FISH FRY
PTO
Next Meeting Monday, March 8th

There is still time...Click the links below to donate!
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.

The Martin T. Glavin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Catholic High School Students:
Due date: March 15, 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
Employment Opportunity
L'Arche Cleveland, the Catholic based nonprofit that provides loving, caring group homes for adults with developmental disabilities is in serious need of assistants to care for our Core Members. (Core members is what we call our developmentally disabled.)
 
Perhaps you are aware of a reliable person, 18 years or older, who is in need of a job. We can offer part time employment or full time employment. We can be flexible in scheduling to accommodate an employee's other obligations. We do not require specific job skills; we will train the employee.
 
If you are interested or know of anyone, please contact Leo Shriver at 216-721-2614 or leo@larchecleveland.org.