Principal’s Corner…for February 12, 2017
My goodness! Don’t we have much to be thankful for! I was thinking over the events of Catholic Schools Week and couldn’t help but smile as I did. The students had a wonderful time each day with all of the special events and activities that were planned AND they each received a special blessing from Bishop Barres as they left the Church. What a great memory for our 90th Anniversary and Catholic Schools Week 2017!
This week, of course, will be an equally important week for the students as it leads into WINTER RECESS! I know that several years ago when the week off from school in February started, it was a fuel conservation thing. However, I am a firm believer that the Lord Himself fit the week into the school calendar to give EVERYBODY a break! It comes at a perfect time, allowing folks to get a little needed rest to be rejuvenated for the next couple of month.
I want to be sure to thank everyone for your great support for our NIGHT AT THE RACES this week. Obviously, bulletin articles are written well ahead of time, but I think we’re safe in saying that the night was a fun-filled success. We, of course, missed Father Chuck edging us on, but Don did a great job! Thanks to the School Board and all of our volunteers for organizing and running the night. And, thanks to all the folks who came. We couldn’t do it without you!
Speaking of needing others – as usual, our school family stepped up to the plate and supported NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY on February 3rd by donating over $400 to the American Heart Association. I could not be prouder of all that our families do to help others. Who would ever wonder why the Lord blesses us so!!
Let’s take a look at the upcoming week:
- Monday: Baked ziti; Student Council meeting at lunchtime; Chorus after school
- Tuesday: Deli sandwiches; Math Olympiads for Grades 4-6 after school; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
- Wednesday: Band lessons with FULL BAND at 8:00 AM; Pizza day; Math Olympiads for Grades 7-8 after school; Spanish Scrabble Club after school
- Thursday: Hot pretzels; Math enrichment for Grade 8 at lunchtime; Chess Club after school until 3:45 PM
- Friday: Bagel day; 5th and 6th Grade BOOK CLUB after school; winter recess begins at dismissal.
Please remember that we are having OPEN REGISTRATION for ALL levels (Nursery to Grade 7) during this month. Anyone interested in the school should call to arrange an appointment for a tour. For the process of registration, families need to bring original BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATES (with raised seals), a record of IMMUNIZATIONS (for all students) and copies of academic records (report cards and NY State and standardized test results) for children entering grades 1 through 7. There is a non-refundable $100 registration fee. Please ntoe that there is a possibility of some financial assistance (K-8) through the diocesan TOMORROW’S HOPE FOUNDATION. Contact the school for more information.
Children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2017 to meet the district requirements. Please remember that St. Raymond School has BEFORE AND AFTER CARE available to all of our children from K-8 from dismissal until 6:00 PM each school day.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!