February 9, 2018
We had a very successful Catholic Schools Week. A bit crazy, but successful. A special thanks to everyone who helped out and a big shout out to the parents who spoke at Mass about the school. That takes guts but you represented the school very well. Now onward to our Accreditation visit, which will begin on Feb. 20th. We are ready and I’m confident we’ll ace it. The team leader who visited for a short time last week gave very positive comments, so we made a good first impression. I’ll keep you posted on progress.
FIRST PENANCE AND FIRST COMMUNION INFORMATION:
• Due Friday, March 9th by Noon – Sacramental Form, Baptismal Certificate and Fee for Materials to Trish in the Church Office
• Saturday, March 24th
o 10am-12pm (Noon) – First Reconciliation Workshop – Josh will meet with English speaking parents and Inés will meet with Spanish speaking parents during this time (In the School)
o LUNCH – 12:00-1:20pm – Fr. Kennedy Social Hall will be a place for lunch for those who want to bring their lunch.
o 1:30pm – 3:30pm – First Eucharist Workshop (In the School)
• April 21st @ 10am – First Reconciliation for Students ONLY with Fr. Greg and Fr. Rob – Parents will need to go at another time
• May 11th @ 6:30pm – First Communion Rehearsal
• May 12th @ 10am – First Communion Mass (Fr. Greg presiding, Fr. Rob concelebrating, Deacon Vince deaconing, possible Deacon Ramon too)
BRICKS FOR KIDS CLASSES (Lego and Robotics): The classes for grades 3 and up started this past Wednesday and will continue through May 23rd. It is not too late to enroll: https://my.bricks4kidz.com/index.php?action=classdetail&record=185682&promo_code=&
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR:
Registration paperwork has gone out and you may fill out the paperwork hard copy or re-register through Headmaster. Please register by the end of February. If you know that you will be leaving us, for whatever reason, please let us know that as well.
TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NEXT YEAR:
February 1, 2018, the application process begins for the Opportunity Scholarships and the first round of applications ends March 1, 2018.
Renewal applicants get first priority if they apply before the March 1st deadline. An overview of the scholarship is posted on the website at http://www.neseaa/edu/pdf/OPS_OVERVIEW.pdf.
Tuition Grants may available through the Diocese and St. Pats School, if you are a parishioner of St. Patrick Church.
Apply at www.factstuitionaid.com.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS:
On behalf of the Diocese of Raleigh Office of African Ancestry Ministry & Evangelization (AAMEN) and Native American Catholic Community, a scholarship opportunity for African-American and Native American students is available. This Tuition Assistance Award is for the 2018-2019 school year.
The funds for the awards come from the Black & Indian Missions grant awarded to the AAMEN office. Over the years, the office has provided funds to the Catholic Schools of the Diocese. For the past decade, the focus has shifted towards family assistance instead of schools; thus financially eligible families, regardless of school, are encouraged to apply.
Please use the following link to access the applications: https://raldioc.configio.com/go/aamen-tuition-assistance. The application link will be available online from January 28, 2018 @ 12 am – March 18, 2018 @ 12 am.
SUMMER CAMP WILL BE STAR-STUDDED THIS YEAR!
Registration forms will be going home next Wednesday, Feb. 14th. Registration is available on a first come first serve basis. Campers will have the opportunity to Defy Gravity, train as an astronaut in a pool, explore the stars with the visiting Planetarium and participate in many other activities. Join Us!
REMINDERS FOR THE WEEK OF February 12 – February 16:
Monday, Feb. 12th – Girls Soccer Begins – Practice after school
Tuesday, Feb. 13th – Mardi Gras! Hot Chocolate and Donuts (order form below) and Pajama Day. Please see specific instructions on pajama day from your child’s teacher.
Wednesday, Feb. 14th – Ash Wednesday – Liturgy 9:00 and distribution of ashes
Thursday, Feb. 15th – No liturgy today
Friday, Feb. 16th – NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS – Teacher Workday