Only two more weeks until the start of school! I hope all of our families are enjoying time with your loved ones.
In today's letter, I'd like to update the school community on the latest staffing decisions and provide additional information on some of our upcoming events. I am pleased to announce that Ms. Bethany Sargis will be our new third grade teacher, Ms. Carmen Hambric will be our new third grade remediation specialist and Mrs. Lorie Scali will be our new fifth grade remediation specialist. .
Ms. Sargis comes to STS with nine years of teaching experience, including six years as a primary grade teacher (kindergarten and third grade) and three years as a secondary school teacher. She holds a B.A. in History from Christendom College and a VCEA Teacher Certification. Ms. Sargis is also a Culinary Arts Graduate from L'Academie de Cuisine, and has worked as a personal chef and pastry chef.
Ms. Hambric is a graduate of Franciscan University of Stubenville and holeds a B.A in Psychology and Spanish. She has worked as a translator for missionaries on missions to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador. She has also provided individual and group counseling services and parenting mentoring to foster children and their parents.
Mrs. Lorie Scali is a long time parishioner of St. Timothy parish and has been a home school teacher for the past twenty five years. Shes holds a B.A. in Religious Education from St. Leo University and has completed course work in Special Education at the University of Virginia.
I am sad to announce, due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Lauren Fitzpatrick will not be joining our instructional team this year. Subsequently, will be contracting again with the Garwood program to provide our Band education services. Our new Band Director this year will be Mr. Mark Moccio. Mr. Moccio worked with the STS Band program many years ago. During his nine year tenure, working with the STS Band, the band grew to 85 members and expanded their performance schedule to include parish and local community events, in additional to their annual competitive events. Mr. Moccio is looking forward to returning to STS.
Please be sure to welcome these outstanding educators into our school community when you see them. Our new teachers will be reaching out directly to their parents in the next few weeks.
I am pleased to announce the winner of the $500 prize for our annual parentsatisfaction survey drawing. This year's winner is the Lynch family, parents of Matthew
. Congratulations, and thanks again to all of our parents for taking the time to provide us with helpful feedback that will aid our school improvement strategic planning efforts.
I hope you can all join us for the STS Welcome Back 9:00 AM Mass, on Sunday, August 27th followed by a Back to School Coffee in the cafeteria after Mass and parents of rising first grade students can meet their child's instructional team, in their classrooms.
We are modifying our carpool process to gain additional efficiencies through the use of QR Codes and wand readers. Click carpool video to view the afternoon carpool video, it provides an outline of the process. Further directions will be coming out in a mailing that will be sent to parents this week. Also in that mailing, we will send you the following items:
- A health history update that will need to be completed and submitted to the clinic by the first week of school.
- Parents will also be asked to utilize Power school to complete other school forms (demographic, emergency contact, etc.).
Important School Lunch News
The STS Kitchen is excited to
nounce our new school POS vendor. We will now be using ezschoolapps.com as our new point of sale vendor. Parents will now be ordering their student lunches and adding funds to their accounts from this website. Students who were in the school this past year, will have their money and information transferred from
. New student accounts will be established and all families will be able to sign up before the beginning of school. Please be on the lookout for an email from the school with our new "how to" information. If you have any questions, please email our kitchen manager, Mrs. Karen Yee.