October is the month traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For many, praying the Rosary is a source of peace and contemplation. For me, praying the Rosary has always been a way to fully embrace the connection of my faith and its practice. I would encourage all to take a few moments out of the day to contemplate the mysteries of the rosary and make a connection of your own.
Month of October: SCRIP Presto Pay Contest
–Sign-up for Presto Pay through SCRIP. It only takes a few minutes and gives you instant access to the same rebates you know and love from the physical cards. Check out this link to sign-up.
–The class with the highest percentage of parents to sign-up for SCRIP Presto Pay will win a non-uniform day.
Tuesday, October 9: School Commission Meeting
Wednesday & Thursday, October 10-11: 8th Grade at Camp Huston
Friday, October 12: Auction Procurement Item Descriptions Due & No School (Teacher Excellence Day)
Policy & Procedure Reminder
Just a reminder that students who do not arrive in time to join their class for line-up should check in at the office. In addition, if a student is going to be late or absent, please notify Lisa Macomber via email or through the main office phone as soon as possible. You may also want to connect with the student’s teacher for class work and other news from the day.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Club meeting and first Coffee with the Principal event last week. It is such a wonderful part of my week, getting to spend time with our parents and share some of the reasons why I love this school community. Also, a big thank you to Sr. Mary Elizabeth Albers who shared her story and inspiration with everyone at the Parent Club meeting.
I wish you all a wonderful second week of October.
September 18; full uniform day for pictures and for mass
Begins September 17
Policies and Procedures
Visitor badges: When visiting the school please sign in and out at the front office. Also, please pick up a visitor badge. We want to make sure all adults in the building can be easily identified and that the office is aware we have visitors. This assists us in evacuating the building during emergency situations and allows us to maintain a high level of safety and security for our students through out the day. If you see someone in the building who is not a staff member and is not wearing a visitor badge, please report it to the office immediately.
Doors: All doors to our buildings remain locked during the school day. This is to make sure that no one is admitted without permission. Please make sure to close all doors behind you when entering the building and do not admit anyone behind that is not known to you or is not clearly going to the office.
Pets on campus:
* Absolutely no dogs or pets are allowed in the school building
* No dogs or pets are allowed on the outdoor courtyard area (where we line up for morning prayer and flag salute and where we dismiss in the afternoon)
* Please also refrain from bringing dogs or pets into the “yellow cone” area that connects our school to the playground
* No dogs or pets on any part of our designated playground areas including big toys and basketball courts
AHERA: Attached is a letter that is sent out annually by the Archdiocese of Seattle. Federal regulations require that all schools send out this letter regarding AHERA information.
Thank you for a wonderful start to our second week and I look forward to our exciting events together in September.