CHRONICLE
January 14, 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,
              It was a pleasure having the students back in person this week. Next week more students will be returning as the 19th marks the start of the third quarter. This is a good time to refresh school supplies including masks if necessary as we start the ‘second half’ of the year.
              Students returning to school for the first time after being a distance learner should inform the school of transportation plans – walker/bike, car, bus, after-care. Please make sure you notify the bus company if that is your mode of transportation. In addition, if you will be sending your child to after-care, be sure they are registered, and you have the necessary paperwork filled out. Car riders are called once the busses pull out at roughly 2:23.
              Starting on the 19th, I am expecting that there may be a higher volume of students leaving by car. Please follow the procedure below:
·       Enter from Coventry Road
·       To avoid backup on Coventry, drive the long loop in front of the church – do not drive straight across the back of the lot
·       Stay in line and hold out your Child’s/Family name sign – especially in the winter, it is difficult to see through the car windows. If I do not see your sign from a distance, I cannot call your child until you reach me. 
·       Pull up ahead in the parking lot to handle car seat buckling
·      Remember that children may be walking around cars to get into cars so keep their safety in mind.
·       Exit through the Stillman Road drive
·       As always, drive slowly when entering and exiting the lot
Please make sure that all family members who will be picking up your child(ren) are aware of these procedures. It is with everyone’s consideration and cooperation that the car dismissal can run safely and smoothly.
The Communion of Saints faculty and staff are continuing to pray for everyone in the community,especially the students, that this difficult time will soon be behind us!

Sincerely,
Mrs. Whiteley
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IMPORTANT DATES
Jan. 11-29 *MAP Testing- check with teachers for schedules.

Thurs., Jan. 14 *Diocesan Financial Aid application for 21-22 school year open. See info below

Fri., Jan. 15 *End of the 2nd Quarter

Mon., Jan. 18 *No School- MLK Jr. Day

Tues., Jan. 19 *Start of 3rd Quarter

Thurs., Jan. 21 *Report cards Gr. 3-8 available on Digital Acadmey. K-2 report cards sent home.

Sun., Jan. 31- Feb. 5 * Catholic Schools Week: Schedule below and included in Thursday folders
LUNCH DUTY -Help Needed Asap
COS School is in need of Lunch help for the remainder of the school year. This paid per hour position is Mon.-Fri. from 11am-1pm. Please contact Mrs. Whiteley, asap, if you are able to help: gwhiteley@communionofsaintsparish.org.
MAP TESTING Jan. 11-29
MAP testing will continue througth Jan. 29. There are individual schedules by class. Please contact your student's teacher with questions. If your student is taking the test at home, please do not help them with answers. These tests measure where your child stands academically now, and help the teacher know what skills your child needs to work on. The best way to prepare is to make sure your student has a good night sleep and eats a healthy breakfast!
CONGRATS! 8th Grade-SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Congratulations!
Our 8th grade students continue to shine! We are so proud of your accomplishments.

Brady F. - Merit Scholar (Benedictine)
Victor G. - Ignatian Scholar ( St. Ignatius)
Merit Schoarship (NDCL)
 Bridget M. - Presidential Academic Scholarship (Beaumont)
Della D.- Presidential Academic Scholarship (Beaumont)
High school applications are in the process of being completed. Please keep our 8th graders in your prayers.
COVID-19 Cases Report -Ohio Department of Health
Thank you for helping us stay safe and healthy. The Ohio Department of Health reports on all school cases. More information can be found using the link below.
PTO MEETING-Scheduled for Mon. Jan. 18
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Topic: February PTO MEETING
Time: Jan 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 830 8730 9196
Passcode: 726983

Upcoming PTO Meeting Dates: Mon. Feb. 8th
CALLING ALL ALUMNI & Parents of current students!
COS Alum, St. Ann Alum, Christ the King Alum and St. Louis Alum!
 We are looking for any pictures you may have from your years attending any of the four schools. Please send any pictures you have to Jeanne Gordon at jgordon@jvgordonlaw.com. PTO would like to use your pictures in a video for Catholic School Week.
 
ALL PARENTS: We’d love to get short recordings of your student (in uniform) saying a few quick words about what they love about attending COS. Please send your short recordings to jgordon@jvgordonlaw.com. We’d like to include these short recordings in a video for Catholic School Week.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES-REPLENISHMENT TIME!
We are almost at the half way point in the school year! The start of the 3rd quarter is a great time to replenish your student's school supplies. Check with them to see if they need new pencils, pens, crayons and masks!

In addition, the classrooms could all use a restock of disinfectant wipes!
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

2160 Stillman Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
Phone: 216.932.4177 Fax: 216.932.7439