THE SHEPHERD'S VOICE
November 3, 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.


This Week at
St. Robert Catholic School!
Dear Parents,
Thanks to everyone who has purchased items from our Amazon Wish Lists! We are forever grateful for your generosity! We are trying to write thank you notes, but some of the items came without a name tag! If you recently donated and we have not properly thanked you, please let us know!

Uniforms! From what I have heard, Lands’ End has finally caught up with deliveries. Praise God! Now that all your child’s uniform pieces are here, please make sure that all students, grades Y5 to 3rd are in approved uniform attire. Thanks for your cooperation on this!

Kindergarten - 3rd grade girls
  • teal or black t-shirt dress
  • grey skirt or jumper or black skort
  • grey or black pants
  • grey or black shorts
  • white, black, or teal polo (long or short sleeves)
  • grey or black sweater

  • black ¼ or full zip jacket
  • socks or tights must be white, grey, or black
  • if leggings are worn, they must be grey or black and ankle.
  • shoes must have a closed heel and toe
  • fashion boots
 
Kindergarten - 3rd grade boys
  • grey or black pants
  • grey or black shorts
  • white, black, or teal polo (long or short sleeves)
  • grey or black sweater
  • black ¼ or full zip jacket
  • socks must be white, grey, or black
  • shoes must have a closed heel and toe
  • undershirts must be white.
 
Young 5s – All elementary pieces plus…
  • grey or black sweatshirt of hoodie
  • black sweatpants
  • grey long or short sleeve t-shirt

Peace!

Liz
Virtue of the Week...Responsibility
Fulfilling our just duties: accepting the consequences of one's words and actions, intentional or unintentional.


HSA has moved
the date of this fundraiser to
coincide with
Catholic Schools Week
New Date...
Saturday January 29
Important Note! The HSA is seeking silent auction donations.

If you are interested in donating an item to the silent auction, please contact the HSA via email at hsa@strobertschoolada.org.
Report Card Information

It's so hard to believe that is already the end of the first quarter and time for report cards!

For all Kindergarten through 3rd grade students, report cards will be available and accessible on Infinite Campus through the Parent Portal beginning on Wednesday, November 3. If you have not set up your Parent Portal on Infinite Campus please use the following link to set up your account....


Please answer the first prompt for the "district" with "Diocese of Grand Rapids". If you have
any trouble setting up your account, please contact Gen DeWildt at gdewildt@strobertschoolada.org
or at ph 616 455-4966.


Note for Preschool and Young 5s Parents...
Reports cards for Preschool and Young 5s students are done twice a year after the 2nd and 4th semesters, so there will not be report cards for 1st quarter for Preschool and Young 5s. Developmental progress for these students will be covered with parents at the Parent/Teacher Conferences this week.


Tennis Shoes!

Please be sure your student is wearing actual tennis shoes on the day of their gym class. It becomes extremely difficult and it presents a significant safety hazard when students are wearing boots, dress shoes, etc... during gym.

An important part of gym class is to access the student's agility, flexibility, and movement skills and when students are not wearing shoes that give them support and have the appropriate safe sole meant for gym floors and physical activity it affects their performance assessments.





Coat Drive!
A warm coat!
Home and School Association is holding a
Coat Drive this month.

Please consider donating new or gently used coats to
keep someone warm this winter. Coats can be dropped
off during car line before and after school or you
can bring coats to the school entrance to be dropped
in the large red box at the front school entrance.

HSA will be collecting coats until November 15. Donations will be brought to Jefferson Elementary School in Ionia - K- though 5th Grade.

Thank you for helping kids in need as we approach the
cold winter months.

Please Help Us Reach
Our Goal!
Update - Fr. Len Sudlik Scholarship Fund

With the help of the our parish Knights of Columbus chapter and many parish families, we are steadily moving closer to our final goal to reach the threshold to allow for scholarship funds to be awarded.

We are so grateful for all of the generous donations already received.

We have already achieved our initial goal of $5,000 which allows for the fund to be established and we are steadily moving toward the final goal of $25,000 which is the threshold we need to cross to begin awarding scholarship money to our students. We are excited to report that we have already reached $17,900, more than halfway there!

We are asking our school and parish families to prayerfully consider making a donation to help us reach our final goal. Any amount is welcome!

If you are interested in making a donation... Please contact Liz Peters or Gen DeWildt. Donation checks can be made payable to "St. Robert Catholic School" with a notation of "Scholarship Fund" in the memo area.



We have another After School Program led by parents as follows...

Important Note!
The first session listed on this poster was cancelled. The next session of Bricks for Kidz will begin November 11. Use the link above to get more info and sign up your student(s)...

The school is in need of the following items...

  • Children's paper masks
  • Handwarmers for playground supervisors
Classroom Wish Lists!

If you are looking for a way to help our school check out our current Wish Lists to see if there is anything
you might be able to contribute...
Library Wish List
Our new Librarian, Mrs. Wharton is working diligently to create our school library. Feel free to stop in anytime to see the progress! See below for her wish list to help us complete the library space.
Mrs. Sass' Preschool Classroom Wish List
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3A3S54VFADMJ5?leftNavSection=SharedWithYou&ref_=abls_lnv_us

Miss Hall's Kindergarten Classroom Wish List
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2NTQI522R4EF3?ref_=wl_share

Mrs. Russell - Gym/Recess Wish List

Mrs. Peters - STEM Wish List

All-School Masses

Some things to know...

  • Mass is every Wednesday at 9:00 am
  • We have a new seating section of the church for our school students and families located in the center front section directly in front of the Ambo. Please note, the students will sit in the front of this section with their teachers and all parents attending Mass will sit behind the school section with their students and other family members. All family members are welcome! Parents, please remember to wear your mask if you are sitting in the student section.

  • Preschool 4 students will attend once a month on the last Wednesday of the month. Mrs. Sass will keep the Preschool parents informed of the dates when her students will attend.
Halloween Wrap Up...

...and the winners of the
Pumpkin Decorating Contest are...

Many thanks to our amazing
HSA parents for their endless dedication and
time spent planning the
Trunk or Treat event for Halloween...

Here are a few pictures from this fun event...



Guess who???


Home and School News
A few notes from the HSA...

Monday, 11/8 - Coffee Mingle in the PLC. 

NEW DATE! Saturday, 1/29 - The Mighty Shepherd Putt Putt Golf fundraiser originally scheduled for November has been moved to 1/29. Still seeking sponsors and silent auction items. Email hsa@strobertschoolada.org for any questions.


SCRIP - sign up for SCRIP on the RaiseRight app using the school enrollment code B73466F963125 and start using today to save on your student’s tuition! 

HSA is Selling Mask Lanyards for sale $5. If you would like to purchase lanyards for your student(s) please contact Becky Mott at RebeccaMott.RM@gmail.com or Suzanne Fuchs at SuzanneFuchs1@gmail.com.
Have you started your
holiday shopping?

Are you using our AmazonSmile account tag on your Amazon Prime account?

See below for details that could help our school earn free money!


Please consider adding Amazonsmile
to your Amazon Prime Account for your summer purchases...

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 https://smile.amazon.com/
  • 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.


STEM play on a rainy
 indoor recess kind of day!

Use this link to access the list of Box Tops for Education products... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MjvRwNFRnZWz5fameHjXxCzMrc6IQHKW/view?usp=sharing


November Birthdays
Luke Hannon - November 3
Jeffery Martin - November 5
Jack Eilers - November 6
Frankie Egan - November 12
Mrs. Peters - November 13
Emma Henderson - November 14
Rocco Addison - November 16
Sadie Schmit - November 19
Mrs. Jakubowski - November 21
Penny Murphy - November 27


Upcoming Dates


Wednesday, November 3 - Parent / Teacher Conferences
  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursday, November 4 - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday, November 5 - 1/2 Day of School - 11:00 am Dismissal
- No After Care

Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26
- Thanksgiving Vacation - No School

Thursday, December 2 - Elementary Christmas Program
- Y-5s - 3rd Grade - 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - in the main church

Wednesday, December 8 - Preschool Christmas Program
- 10:30 am - 11:00 am - in the Marian Chapel

Saturday, December 11 - First Reconciliation - 10:00 am

Monday, December 20 - Sunday, January 2 - Christmas Vacation - No School

St. Robert Catholic School provides a premier Catholic STEM based education where students are immersed daily in their faith which empowers them to become the individual God created her/him to be.  
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