NATIVITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
                                 Leading the Way to Christ
    Established 1996

School Cell Number
703-899-2191



Due to the extended closure of school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 
Nativity Catholic school will begin utilizing an eLearning model 
Wednesday, March 18. 

Each day parents will receive a Morning Prayer email
from Ms. Kelly. 
We ask that you play it for your students in the morning.
It includes the normal prayers that we say each school day
and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The teachers have been working hard to prepare for eLearning
and will begin sending out information and work
today.

All teachers are available, via email or Google Classroom, 
to assist students or parents with any questions.
Additionally, you may contact Mrs. Murphy 
703.899.2191


A Note from Mrs. Jarvis, Nurse

Dear Parents of Nativity Students,
     
     I wanted to reach out in this time of uncertainty to assure you I am still here and working. I will not attempt to recap every official notification that comes out but instead act as a more personal resource to you regarding you and your child's physical and mental health. I plan to post online and print resources as they become available. While the COVID-19 virus is new for us there are many previous circumstances and plans that we can take advantage of. Advice offered in the past from counselors and psychologists to assist families in talking about stressful and traumatic events with children can be helpful and appropriate to the current situation. 

     Please don't hesitate to reach out to me by email with specific issues and questions. I will do my best to respond quickly during eLearning hours, 9:00am-2:00pm, and will attempt to find resources to help.

Mary Colleen Jarvis R.N., CCM
Nativity Catholic School

  
Suggestions for Setting Up Home Learning Environments


 Every family will approach staying at home during this challenging time differently, taking into account the very unique needs of all family members. There is no one size fits all approach to accomplishing all that must be done every day. We at Nativity Catholic School understand that there may be one or two parents working from home in addition to children of various ages that require assistance ranging from supervision of independent activities to hands on help with most activities. We want you to know you are not alone, we want to partner with you in getting to the other side of this with an even stronger family and school community, and resilient students.

  A daily schedule will give everyone a sense of structure and may help to alleviate stress. The 9:00am greeting and announcements from Ms. Kelly is designed to start the day in a manner the kids are familiar with. Teachers will post daily assignments at this time so that students and parents can log on to Google Classroom or access assignments via email depending on teacher direction. These assignments may then be completed throughout the day as it fits into the family schedule. Teachers and staff will be available from 9:00am to 2:00pm to answer questions and give assistance.

  Setting aside a quiet area for children to do their work will help with concentration and act as a cue that it is time to focus on school work as opposed to play time. Depending on the student's age, breaks may be needed to allow them to burn off energy. Short bursts of exercise and activity will allow them to complete their assignments without frustration. There are many free online resources to utilize for these "brain breaks". 

  There are also excellent resources to assist parents in talking with children about COVID-19 and the need to stay at home. One such publication is from the National Association of School Psychologists,  www.nasponline.org ,  Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource .  Another resource is The Child Mind Institute,   www.childmind.org,

 I am also available from 9:00am to 2:00pm by email to assist you with concerns or the need for more resources.

During this time, if you need to reach the school you may contact us by calling the following number which will be answered by Mrs. Murphy between 9:00am and 2:00pm:   703.899.2191


Mary Colleen Jarvis R.N, CCM
Nativity Catholic School Nurse

DUE  March 18

Tuition Assistance - FACTS for 2020-2021

All families may apply for tuition assistance for next school year, 2020-2021.  
A new application is required each school year.  Please be sure you sign in to your account and make sure your application is complete.   Due dates are:
 

Kathy Davis Memorial Scholarship Application is for currently enrolled rising 
4th - 8th grade students.  Application   


Knights of Columbus Scholarship is open to current and new Nativity School students entering grades K - 8. 


Applications may be mailed to the school or dropped off at the Church Office
Nativity Catholic School
ATTN:  Mrs. Murphy
6398 Nativity Ln
Burke, VA  22015
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Burke, VA  22015
703.455.2300
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