CHRONICLE
March 4, 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
Happy March! The days are getting longer, but the air is still chilly so please be sure your children come dressed for outdoor recess. This morning, instruction was paused briefly while the building practiced a lockdown. Communion of Saints School continues to run drills so the teachers and children will be prepared for emergencies. The students did a wonderful job and maintained silence in their classrooms during the entire fifteen minute drill.

A few reminders:
*We are approaching a long weekend. Please be conscious of staying in your ‘bubble’. The buffer is five days from any gatherings or travel before returning to school.
 
*When dropping students off in the morning, please enter from Stillman and exit by Coventry.

*When picking up students at the end of the day, please enter from Coventry and exit by Stillman. I appreciate your participation in these guidelines to avert any accidents. From what I can see, in the afternoons, cars are following the pattern through the church parking lot. This remains extremely important.

*Lastly, please have your children exit the car quickly in the mornings; also maintain a slow speed when exiting the parking lot at the end of the day.
The end of the school year is three months away. However, I would like to make you aware of some personnel changes. Miss Natalie Powers has decided to move back to New York at the end of the school year and will not resume her contract for next year. She has been an outstanding contributor to our staff and she will be greatly missed. I will begin the search for her replacement soon. Two other individuals from our third-party vendors, Ms. Deondra Benson and Mrs. Pat Prunty, have left their positions and will not be servicing students starting immediately. I am looking for their replacements, but it may take some time.
Please tune into 95.5 The Fish to hear our advertising spots! The schedule of times is listed in the chronicle below.
    
Lenten reflection: Mark 10:27  
Jesus looked at them and said, “For men it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”
Have a restful long weekend and continue to keep the students, faculty and staff, families, and the world in your prayers!

Sincerely, 
Mrs. Whiteley  
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IMPORTANT DATES
Fri., March 5- No School- Professional Development day

Mon., March 8- No School
PTO Meeting 7pm

Fri., March 12-Financial Assistance form due for current school year.

Sat., March 13- 2nd vaccine dose -staff

Mon., March 15- No school

Fri., March 19- End of Qtr.3

Thurs., March 25- Report cards available on Digital Academy. K-2 sent home in Thursday folders

Thurs. April 1- Sun. April 11- No School- Easter Break

Mon., April 12- Classes resume
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Communion of Saints School has received grant money from private donors who are dedicated to Catholic education. The donors are interested in helping families receive the Catholic education they desire for their children. To assist us in equitably distributing the funds, we are providing the attached Request for Assistance form. 
                   There are 3 months left in this school year. To request assistance for the current school year (20-21), please return the from by March 12. Applications for the 21-22 academic year will be accepted starting March 16th
                   All inquiries will be kept confidential. Applications have been sent home in the Thursday folder and are available HERE
YEARBOOK 2020-2021: SALE EXTENDED!
The COS 2020-2021 Yearbook is on sale. Yearbooks are $20. The easiest way to order is online. Go to: ybpay.lifetouch.com use the code: 11609421

Ordering period extended to March 15th

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
Registration Materials for the 2021-2022 academic year were sent home last week. Electronic copies are available here

Registration fee: $225 per student.
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.
COS -TRACK TEAM- Interested?
The COS Athletic Association is gaging interest in a COS Track team for upcoming spring season. If your student would be interested, please contact Mr. Andy Kostos to let him know. kostos15@yahoo.com
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
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Next Meeting
Monday, March 8th

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