Principal’s Corner…for October 16, 2016
This Sunday the East Rockaway Fire Department is offering their annual FIRE PREVENTION EXPO in the back parking lot of the school for all interested families. It is a great way to teach fire safety to young children – and they have fun learning it! Stop by during the afternoon to share the valuable information.
This year the Diocese of Rockville Centre is dedicating the month of October to Early Childhood Education. How exciting is that! These youngest ones in our schools make us smile with their excitement and enthusiasm. We’re really fortunate here at St. Raymond’s since our Nursery and Pre-K programs are so well established. The Nursery children meet three days a week from 8:15 to 11:15 and our Pre-K families have the option of meeting for 5 half days (same times) or for 5 full days. Through organized play and formal instruction our children are socialized and prepared for kindergarten. This year our Pre-K classes are piloting the Starfall literacy program which will enrich their learning even more. For more information about the programs or to schedule an appointment to see it in action, please call the main office.
Once again this year our Nursery school teacher, Mrs. McEnerney is offering a TOGETHER WITH TODDLER program running for eight consecutive Monday afternoons (that the school is in session). The program goes from 1:30 to 3:00 PM and gives parents an opportunity to talk with each other while the children are occupied with simple learning activities. The cost is $125. To reserve a spot please contact the school office.
This week we are finishing up our annual standardized testing in grades 2-8. Teachers will arrange for make-ups for any child who may have missed a section of the test. Then they can all take a deep breath as testing is over for a while!
Let’s take a look at the rest of the week:
- Monday: Baked ziti; Student Council meeting at lunchtime; Together with Toddler program begins; Chorus after school in the Music Room
- Tuesday: Enterprise for 5/6; HEPP classes for Grades 1-4; Deli sandwiches; IOWAs finish; Parish Children’s Choir from 5-6 PM in the auditorium
- Wednesday: Enterprise for 3 & 4; Band lessons with FULL BAND at 8:00 AM; Pizza day
- Thursday: Hot pretzels; Math Enrichment for Grade 8 at lunchtime
- Friday: Bagel day
- Saturday: DEFENSIVE DRIVING Course from 9-3:30 in the cafeteria.
A reminder about Defensive Driving – You may want to bring a pillow for the chair in the cafeteria since it’s a long time to sit on a folding chair. Also remember that there is a half hour break for lunch so you may want to bring it with you. Don’t forget your driver’s license. There’s still room if anyone else would like to join the class. Please call Rose in the school office to reserve a spot.