Parent Memo: April 23, 2021
The following students have earned Shout-Outs this week:
Talon Martin (6)- when a classmate’s work blew away on the playground, he chased the paper down for his classmate. He went and retrieved the work from quite a distance and did not give up until he grabbed it.
Isaac Kasprak (7)-for being the classroom technology guru, and always helping so kindly and gently. He helped the online students when doing their book talks to help them navigate the presentations from home. He always helps his teachers with tech stuff and does it so easily.
Catherine Malone (6)-for being a great online student, and always being so kind in her words to those around her. Catherine works so hard and diligently and is patient and kind when there are technology glitches.
Zach Clark (8)- for always being willing to jump in when something needs to be done on the board. He will always jump to turn up the volume when his classmates are watching a movie during lunch time. He never complains about helping and is always willing to jump up to help.
Dylan Clark (8)-for guiding a classmate to find her Power Point presentation when beginning her Book Talk.
Lorelei Erikson (4) for- offering to share her notecards with classmates who needed them. This gesture was sweet and helpful.
SPRING FINE ARTS
Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Fine Arts Program: Joyful Noise; Beautiful Mess: The Arts Reimagined. This program will be presented virtually, with the links made available Thursday May 6th at 6pm. Students have continued growing as artists and musicians this year, and we are excited to share this with you. Please take time to view it with your family!
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].
DATES TO REMEMBER
May 3 Beginning of teacher appreciation week.
May 6 Spring Fine Arts Virtual Program – 6:00 pm
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