May 20, 2021

St. Robert Catholic School students love God, their neighbors, science, technology, engineering, math and learning so they can
be the best they can be.

First Communicant Banners 2021

This Week at
St. Robert Catholic School!
Dear Parents,

It has been another great couple of weeks of school! The weather has turned, and it is starting to feel like summer! What a beautiful blessing!

Work has again been happening on the playground and hopefully we will be able to open a section of it before school is out.

Just as an FYI, teachers, and all adults in the school, although fully vaccinated, continue to wear their masks in solidarity with the students. We ask that all adults who enter the school please do the same.

Some great news is that all mask mandates will be lifted on July 1, which gives me great hope that next year we will not have to wear masks at school! We will continue to sanitize the rooms twice a day and continue with increased handwashing as these just seem like good practices to continue. We are looking forward to being able to see smiles and share our smiles with the students during the school day!

I know that the school year is coming to an end and that it is getting harder to get moving in the morning, but please make an effort to arrive at school prior to 8:00 am.  Mrs. Gordon and I find ourselves out front until 8:10 many mornings with about ¼ of our students arriving after 8:00 am.  Please help your child understand the importance of being on time and the importance of the beginning of the school day activities by arriving before 8:00 am.

Final All School Mass is Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00am. We hope everyone can join us! There is no need to RSVP for this Mass with the new guidance from the State. However, it would be helpful to your child’s teacher to let him/her know if you are attending.

The End of the School Year Picnic is almost here! This year-end celebration is scheduled for June 3, 2021, starting at 5:15!  We have a lot of fun packed into a short amount of time! The large parking lot, directly behind the school, will be coned off and no cars will be able to enter this area. Please park to the west of the large lot and walk to a parking space to set up your picnic. Prayer will be led by Fr. Len at 5:30 and the Knights of Columbus will have a short announcement following the prayer.

Virtue of the Week...Industriousness
Diligence, especially in work that leads to natural and supernatural maturity

Mighty Shepherd

A peek at special moments of our school day...

Reading to Seniors via Zoom...

We are so proud of our good readers...
Andrew Smigielski - 1st Grade
Eloise Riefepeters - 2nd Grade
Henry Lucas - Kindergarten
Raegen Mott - Kindergarten
Things to Know About the
Last Week of School

Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4

Tuesday, June 1 - Hat and Uniform Day

Wednesday, June 2 - Dress Up for Jesus Day
Dress your best for our All-School Mass
(non-uniform day)

Thursday, June 3 - Picnic Lunch Day
Each class will bring their lunch boxes outside
and have a picnic lunch with their classmates
and teacher

Friday, June 4 - Mighty Shepherd Friday - Wear your Mighty Shepherd shirt with non-uniform bottoms. Please make sure bottoms are school appropriate!

Home and School News

End of Year Picnic for
All Students and School Families

Thursday, June 3
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Location - School Parking Lot

Great News! Our plan has been approved for our End of Year All School Picnic by the Kent County Health Department. Many thanks to the HSA for helping us coordinate this event.

Please mark your calendars for this fun event and have your students get ready to turn Mrs. Peters into a "Human Sundae" and a chance to dunk Fr. Dominic and Officer Dieppa in the dunk tank!

  • Location - School Parking Lot
  • Bring a picnic dinner, beverage and chair
  • Read-a-thon raffle winners get a chance to dunk Fr Dominic and Officer Dieppa in the dunk tank! For a donation, anyone can have a chance! 
  • Watch the top readers from each grade make Mrs. Peters into a human sundae
  • Enjoy an ice cream from the Bumblebee ice cream truck compliments of the HSA! 
  • Signup genius will be sent out on 5/24. 
  • Park in the lot to the west of the school. For safety, no cars will be allowed in the large lot directly behind the school.
  • Grab your picnic supplies and chairs and walk to a parking space to set up your dinner.

Please watch for a Sign Up Genius coming via email on 5/24 from the HSA to help keep track of the number of attendees. Be sure to sign up to reserve your spot!

You are invited to our All-School Mass!

Our next and final All School Mass is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00 am.

Things to know about All-School Mass...
  • No RSVP is necessary, but it would be helpful for your child's teacher to know if you are coming.
  • Enter church through Doors A, B, or C
  • Your kids will find you when their class arrives
  • At the conclusion of Mass, Mrs. Peters will dismiss by grade to teachers

Limited Time!
Up To 30% OFF


Your school families can get Up To 30% OFF
May 26 - June 1!
Share this offer with your school today.
PIN: 1865   

Trusted Rides

A new transportation service to consider for families with children
5 years and up to assist parents with transfers from school to
daycare locations, etc...
Please go to the Trusted Rides website listed above to see
the full brochure..
Did You Know?

Welcome Scholarships are available for new Preschool and Kindergarten Families from the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
See how to apply below...

Mighty Shepherd Monday is Monday, May 24. Don't forget your student's $1 donation. We are still collecting donations for Kids Food Basket.

On Mighty Shepherd Mondays our students bring a $1 donation to wear their Mighty Shepherd gear to school.

Mighty Shepherd Mondays occur on the last Monday of
every month.
Summer Opportunities
Catholic Central High School
Summer Opportunities....

The always anticipated Catholic Central Summer Youth Sports Camps information is now live and open for registration. Most camps are available for Kindergarten and up, some camps start with grades a little older.

Camp registration is online and can be found here:

Young 5s
Egg Drop Experiment

What happens to an egg that has been soaked in vinegar for days?

Coloring Crowns for Mary

Home and School News
MORNING COFFEE MINGLE - Tuesday, 6/1 right after morning drop off - meet at school playground, coffee and pastries will be available Stop by for a few minutes before you head to work or stay for awhile!  

END OF YEAR SCHOOL FAMILY PICNIC - Thursday, 6/3 at 5:15pm

  • Location - School Parking Lot
  • Bring a picnic dinner, beverage and chair
  • Read-a-thon raffle winners get a chance to dunk Fr Dominic in the dunk tank! 
  • For a donation, anyone can have a chance! 
  • Watch the top readers from each grade make Mrs. Peters into a human sundae and enjoy an ice cream from the Bumblebee ice cream truck! 
  • Signup genius will be sent out on 5/24. Be sure to signup to reserve your spot!

Have You Added Amazonsmile
to your
Amazon Prime Account?

Please consider adding this Amazonsmile
option to your Amazon Prime account.
Every purchase you make on Amazon
using Amazonsmile will give our
school .05% of your purchase as a
donation from Amazon.

See below for instructions on how to add amazonsmile to your account.

Amazon Smile!

To our school families, if you are Amazon shoppers, we have a great opportunity to raise money for our school. If you are planning to make any purchases on Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile when purchasing as our school will receive .05% for each purchase.

Here is how it works...

  • Sign in to your Amazon or Amazon Prime account and then paste the link below for Amazon Smile up in your browser. Link
  • Then Click the "Get Started" button near the top of the page
  • Type in the name of the Charity and Location as follows: Greater Grand Rapids Independent Catholic Elementary Schools
  • Begin shopping!

You should only have to do this one time and then each time you sign in to your Amazon account, at the top of the page you will see the option to select this Amazon Smile, but in order for each purchase to be applied to Amazon Smile you must select it at the top of the page.
Use this link to access the list of Box Tops for Education products...

May and June Birthdays

Joey Ostrowski - May 3
Carly Darragh - May 8
George Brewer - May 19
Oliver Littleton - May 19
Grady Schneider - May 19
Ava Henderson - May 22
Colton Huggler - June 5
Elliott Littleton - June 10
Clare Young - June 16
Cullen Gorham - June 18
Greer Randall - June 20
Megan Thielen - June 24
Avery Kohn - June 30
Piper Maltby - June 30

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, June 2 - All School Mass - 10:00 am
St. Robert of Newminster Church

Thursday, June 3 - All-School End of Year Picnic - 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm - Location - School Parking Lot

Friday, June 4 - Last day of School - 1/2 Day of School - Dismissal at 11:00 am - No After School Care

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