Dear Parents and Families,
Now that we have entered our second week of school, we can all ease into the normal flow of the school year. Last week we saw the start of our new Kindness Initiative, attended our first Mass for the school year with our new Mass Buddies, and held our first advisory sessions for our middle school students. What a start to the school year!
Below are some quick notes for the upcoming week:
- Tuesday, 9/4: BeforeCare Opens (6:45 AM)
- Thursday, 9/6: Band Demo
- Monday, 9/10: Band Parent Meeting 7:00 PM in cafeteria
- Monday 9/10-9/28: Scantron Testing
- Friday, 9/21: 11:30 Dismissal (Professional Development)
This year the Diocese of Arlington will be changing to Trimesters instead of quarters with Report Cards. Interims will still be updated at the mid-point of the trimester. This is to streamline grades with the three different testing windows for Scantron, as well as ensure there is an adequate number of assessments to represent a student's progress in each subject.
Our school calendar is available on our website or by click this text.
Our BeforeCare program began this morning at 6:45 AM. Parents, please remember that prior to 7:30 AM, you must park and come inside to sign your child(ren) in to BeforeCare.
Our parent handbook is available on the school website under parent resources.
Over the next three weeks, students will be taking their SCANTRON assessments in Literature, Language Arts, and Mathematics. These tests are usually done first thing in the morning, so please have your child on time so they do not miss out on the testing window. Also, a healthy breakfast can do wonders for the brain when it comes to taking an assessment.
Hot lunch begins on September 10th. Please be sure to send in your order forms to Mrs. Kennedy in the front office.
PS: I apologize for the St. Michaels Minutes coming out on Tuesday instead of Monday. Going forward it will be sent on Mondays.