October 15, 2018 Weekly Newsletter #10
Principal's Message

Hail Mary, full of grace the Lord is with thee
Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

October-Month of the Holy Rosary
Dear Families,

I hope you all had the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher last week. The time that we set aside for student-parent-teacher conferences is invaluable. If you need to meet with any of your child’s teacher any time in the future, please make an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. 

Revised Technology Policy:  Please read the revised Technology Responsible Use Policy provided in today’s Family Envelope. This policy is an addendum to the Student and Parent Handbook issued at Back-to-School Night. Both parents and students are required to read and sign the policy. Please return the signature pages to the office by this Friday, October 19.

Dine & Donate:  Don’t bother cooking tomorrow night! Come to MOD Pizza at Southshore for a fun, community-building event. 20% of your dining bill will benefit our school’s PTG. PTG organizes a number of social events and special projects for our school, such as the Welcome Dinner, Catholic Schools Week, Adopt-A-Family. PTG also awards scholarships at the end of the year to two 7th graders. Reminder to bring the flier with you, which is provided in today's Family Envelope. Thank you for your support!

Dia de los Muertos:  The SPN ofrenda (altar) is up and all are invited to add to it! Thank you to the 6th grade art docents, led by Raven Halderman-Mihok for this annual project. If you or anyone in your class or family would like to bring a picture of loved ones who passed away (pets included!), please feel free to put that on the altar. The ofrenda will remain up through the first week of November.
Admissions:  Inquiries for 2019-2020 have begun. Tours are conducted on Tuesday mornings, by appointment. Please let interested friends and families know about our upcoming Admissions Events starting with the Come Play in TK & K on November 14. 

Picture Re-Takes:  Fall Pictures re-take day will be on October 25. If your child was absent or you are not satisfied with your child’s photograph, please let Mrs. Keast know. Please return the original photo package that you purchased prior to the re-take day.

Halloween Candy Drive:  SLC is collecting Halloween nut-free treats for the mini carnival on October 31st. Donation boxes are located in the office.

Health and Wellness: When virtual and real worlds collide...Please take the time to read this informative and helpful article from the Telegraph Media magazine regarding video gaming as a new behavioral addiction. Read more here.

Annual Fund: Our  Annual Fund Campaign  is commencing on November 3rd through November 18th. We are asking all families who have not donated during the school registration process to consider participating.  Please contact Mr. Carter to discuss a onetime pledge or ongoing donation that can be split and added to your monthly tuition. Your contribution will support student learning – through classes and programs, equipment or training. In the past, gifts received from the Annual Fund Campaign have directly benefited our students by enabling the school to purchase technology, lab equipment, course development, student research, project supplies, classroom exhibitions & displays, garden projects and playground repairs.  Please consider a donation this year to help keep our programs strong. For those who have already donated during school registration - thank you! The Annual Fund is chaired by Heather Gille, School Board Development chairperson.

Peace and blessings,

Jessica Murray
PTG Fundraiser, October 17
Dine and Donate
Classroom Scenes: Full STEAM Ahead in 2nd grade
Classroom Scenes: 8th graders helping at TK/K Lunch
Classroom Scene: 6th graders during Mindfulness session
Classroom Scenes: 1st graders building a Cup-a-Phone during Science to provide evidence that vibrating materials can make sound.
Oct 17 - Dine & Donate/MOD Pizza/PTG Fundraiser
Oct 19 - 4th Grade Field Trip
Oct 19 - Being Adept Lessons Start/Middle School
Oct 22 - Free Dress for October Birthdays
Oct 24 - 8th Grade Tour/Bishop O'Dowd High School
Oct 25 - Picture Re-takes
Oct 26 - Family BINGO
Oct 31 - Noon Dismissal
Oct 31 - Halloween Parade @ 8am
Admissions Events
Come play in TK K
High School News
Sacred Heart Prep
Sacred Heart Preparatory
Open House - Saturday, October 20
9am to 11am
SHC's student body is comprised of bright, energetic and engaged students who are challenged and supported by rigorous academics and co-curricular activities, dedicated and enthusiastic faculty, cutting-edge classroom technology and a community focused on their educational and personal success.

Open House - Oct 21, 3pm-5:30pm

Apply here. Early bird deadline Dec. 7;final deadline Jan 8

HSPT Exam - Jan 12 Register online here.
ICA Cristo Rey Academy
Open House - Sunday, October 28
10am to 2pm
If you are looking for an affordable, college-prep education that offers students the chance to gain valuable work experience? Then ICA Cristo Rey Academy IS the right school for you! At ICA Cristo Rey Academy, we empower girls to become confident young women able to realize their full potential…
  • Tuition is $2,900/year
  • 100% of students are accepted into college
  • ICA works specifically with students from low-income households

Bishop O'Dowd High School
Open House - Sunday, November 4 12:30pm-3:30pm
HSPT 8th Grade Practice Workshop
Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. (8th Grade Students Only).

Apply here. Courtesy deadline Dec. 11; final deadline Jan. 8

HSPT Exam - Jan. 12 Register online here.
Carondolet High School
Open House - Sunday, November 4
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Carondelet is more than a gateway to college and a successful career. It's a place where lives are transformed, where character is built and where lifetime friendships are forged with 800 fellow students. It is a school that is passionately and personally dedicated to bringing out the best in each student. How will Carondelet bring out the best in you?

Holy Names High School
Girls In STEM
November 6, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join HNHS for an afternoon of fun STEM activities as your students create their own circuit robots. HNHS partnered up with  Girl Powered to encourage our young women to explore the fields of STEM. Women represent 24% of the STEM workforce. At HNHS, our mission with Girl Powered is to work towards changing this reality and to re-define the face of STEM. All middle school girls are welcome to attend! 

Register online at BIT.LY/HNHSSTEMDAY  

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