Parent Memo: April 16, 2021
Ms. College happily gave Shout-Outs to the following PreK students this week because of the way they lined up quietly, using the social distancing requirements and patiently waited until everyone was in place: Kofi Asante, Vivian Stanley, Peyton Evangelista, Melanie Rathbun, and Santiago Romero. Great job!
Shout-Outs were also in order for: Hillary Hall and Ania Davis in grade 3. Ania and Hillary volunteered to help the Art teacher with a tedious cutting and taping project which saved the teacher a lot of time and effort. Thank you for your volunteering and helpful spirit.
PTO and SAC NEXT YEAR
The school was not able to engage a PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) or a SAC (School Advisory Committee) this year because of Covid restrictions. We are optimistically looking ahead, however, in the hopes that we will have more relaxed restrictions next year and be able to restart these important committees. In general, the groups function as noted below:
- PTO – The fundraising and community building arm of the school. The PTO organizes special events which raise extra money for projects above and beyond those accomplished through the regular school budget. They are our “wish list” projects. The PTO has no advisory capacity. It is strictly for coordinating fun social events which build school community and managing our annual fundraising events like the St Patrick Day Fun Run, our Halloween Trunk or Treat and hopefully our golf tournament. There is a PTO Board of Officers and then representatives for each grade level.
- SAC – This committee functions to advise the Principal on “big picture” issues. The Principal is not a specialist in everything, so SAC advisors who have specific experience areas like facilities maintenance, budgeting, marketing, public relations, etc…are always welcome to provide their expertise to help advance the school’s mission and vision. It meets 4 times a year in the evenings.
If you would be interested in joining the PTO as a Board member or a classroom representative or joining the SAC as an advisor, please email [email protected].
FINANCIAL AID FOR 2021-2022
If you are requesting tuition assistance from the school/parish for the 2021-2022 school year (not the Opportunity Scholarship), please do so through your FACTS tuition management account. Parish financial assistance is open to active members of St Patrick Catholic parish only.
DATES TO REMEMBER
April 20 Progress Reports for Trimester 4 are live on Gradelink
May 3 Beginning of teacher appreciation week.
May 17 8th grade advanced math EOC 1 test
May 19 8th grade graduation practice and brunch
May 20 8th grade graduation Mass
May 28 Virtual awards ceremony and 12:15 dismissal – last day of school – NO EXTENDED