CHRONICLE
January 21, 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,
               Tomorrow marks the end of our second week back to school in person. Happily, there are no new student Covid cases to report. Thank you to everyone for remaining vigilant at home and keeping students home if there is any hint of exposure or symptoms! These days more than ever, it is important to get the students outside for recess and fresh air whenever possible. Please be sure your child has more than a sweatshirt when s/he comes to school. I know your car is nice and warm, but it is cold at recess!
              This week our fleet of one hundred chrome books arrived! These were ordered in August and after many delays in manufacturing and shipping, they finally made their way to us. I appreciate all current families and alumni who contributed to our computer fund as we work towards the goal of one-to-one devices for every student. Without those donations this would not have been possible.
              The dismissal routine seems to be running smoothly with the added traffic. I appreciate all those who are following the loop in the church parking lot. Please continue with your signs – hanging them out the window helps, especially in the winter. At times, another teacher might have to take my place who will not necessarily recognize you or your car.
Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 31. It would be nice if any families who attend masses on that Sunday have their children dress in the school uniform.  In addition, please consider attending PTO meetings and volunteering to help on committees. Remember, any parent attending a meeting earns a dress down day for their child(ren) the day following the meeting!

Please continue to keep the Communion of Saints community in your prayers.
 
Sincerely,
Mrs. Whiteley
IMPORTANT DATES
Jan. 11-29 *MAP Testing- check with teachers for schedules.

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
2nd QUARTER REPORT CARDS
Grades 3-8 Report Cards for the 2nd quarter are available on Digital Academy. Please log into your parent account to view and sign.

Grades K-2 Report Cards for the 2nd quarter are coming in today in your child's Thursday folder. Please review and keep. Send back only the envelope. Thanks!
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.
CONGRATS! 8th Grade-SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Congratulations!
Our 8th grade students continue to shine! We are so proud of your accomplishments.

Calvin D.-Merit Award Benedictine
Emmanuel L.- Merit Scholarship: VASJ

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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 MINUTES-Jan. 18th Meeting
Click HERE for the PTO meeting minutes from Jan. 18th.
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.

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
Eight $3,000 Scholarships to current 10th and 11th grade students applicable to their 11th & 12th grade years respectively.
Sixteen $1,000 scholarships to current 6th & 7th grade students applicable to their 7th & 8th grade years respectively. CLICK HERE

The Martin T. Glavin Memorial Scholarship Fund for Catholic High School Students:
Due date: March 15, 2021- see application for address.
Criteria: (1)has a family member who is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild or a parent who is an attorney practicing law in Northeast Ohio; (2) are currently accepted to, or enrolled in a Catholic high school within the Diocese of Cleveland; (3) are registered at a parish in the Diocese; (4) are participating members of their school and/or community. CLICK HERE

M. Thomas Moore Scholarship for Elementary Students; Due to COS by March 1, 2021
For: Catholic elementary school students currently in grades 1 through 7 who will be
entering grades 2 through 8. CLICK HERE
CYO TENNIS for the Winter 2021 SEASON
Dear CYO Parents and Athletes:
 
CYO is pleased to offer CYO Tennis for the CYO Winter 2021 season. This is an opportunity for your child to develop fundamentals and enjoy a game that they can play for their entire lives. Please read the information below and sign up quickly using the link below because space and number of participants (youth and adults) per court is limited.
 
Like all CYO programs, our CYO tennis program aims to bring our mission to life: CYO inspires young people to know God, to love God, and to serve God through athletics.
 
CYO Tennis will be played at our three partner clubs listed below for children to compete in their grade (3rd – 5th or 6th – 8th) to develop fundamentals with teaching by certified United States Tennis Association Teaching Pro’s. Parent’s may participate on an adult instruction court at the same time in the USTA Start – Restart program to learn with adults while your children are playing. The registration fee for the session is the same as earlier sessions – $150. 


Center Court Tennis Club - One Eagle Valley Court, Broadview Heights, OH. – Saturday’s
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6          3rd – 5th Grade  2:00 – 3:30        
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6          6th – 8th Grade  3:30 – 5:00
 
Avon Oaks Tennis Center – 32300 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011 - Saturday’s
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6          3rd – 5th Grade  3:00 – 4:30        
Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6          6th – 8th Grade  4:30 – 6:00
 
Chagrin Valley Athletic Club – 17260 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 – Sunday’s
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7          3rd – 5th Grade  12:00 – 1:30      
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7          6th – 8th Grade  1:30 – 3:00
 
The CYO Tennis program will follow Covid-19 protocols closely to enable children to participate and compete as safely as possible. Tennis improvement and having fun with friends is always our goal.
 
 
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