The December calendar has been changed.
The early dismissal for faculty meeting will be on December 2nd.
Dismissal will be at 12:00 noon.
The After School Program will be in session.
In this article in Kappan, Adam Dovico (Wake Forest University), says that because of students’ constant heads-down focus on their electronic devices, there’s been a “stark decline” in their ability to interact appropriately with other people. “Typically, students are more comfortable texting or sending an e-mail to introduce themselves or communicate than offering a firm handshake or a warm smile,” says Dovico. “With the convenience of and accessibility to cell phones, it’s now more important to select the correct emoji than to excel at face-to-face interactions.” To prepare students for college admission, scholarship opportunities, job interviews, and the modern workplace, not to mention their personal relationships, Dovico believes schools need to join with families in explicitly teaching students the skills of interacting with others. This is especially important because studies have shown that humans form an impression of another person “spontaneously and with minimal cognitive effort” within a tenth of a second – somehow we take in scores of subtle cues to form a split-second judgment that can make a big difference in subsequent interactions.
Smart Tuition - Late Fees
Changes have been made regarding parents requesting the waiver of Late Fees etc.
Mr. Guzman may now take your request and will contact Smart Tuition and The Regional Office of Tuition Management for parents.
No longer should parents call the tuition management office as it can now be handed in the school office.
As reminder - fees for bounced checks, credit/debit cards that do not have enough funds cannot be waived.
Only late fees requesting a later date for payment that is done BEFORE the 15th of each month.
Tuition Suspension Day - December 12th
There will be a tuition suspension day for students who have an outstanding balance on their account.
This suspension day will only occur if the parent did not come in to set up a payment plan before report cards.Students will be excluded from class until the parent pays 1/2 of the owed tuition and set up a payment plan with the regional business manager.
Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will have access to i-Ready in the coming week and a report of recent on-line testing will be available for parents. This again is an on-line platform to assist parents in helping their child raise their reading and Mathematics skills.
This program is part of the Blended Learning Platform of teaching/learning that is going on in Ms. Bagley's, Mr. Badia's Ms. Serewko's and Mr. Placido's classrooms.
Hopefully after the beginning of the new year i-Ready will be available for all students in grades K-8.
Students in those grades are also using Google Classroom for assignments, assessments and projects. Students may complete their assignments etc by using an i-phone,i-pad or a computer. All students in grades 3,4 and 5 have received instruction by the teachers and the Blended Learning Coach the last few weeks. Parents who have questions may see the classroom teachers involved or Mr. Woods .
Sunday - November 27th First Sunday of Advent
Monday - November 28th
December calendars will be sent home with students today.
Tuesday- November 29th
Superintendent of Schools will be in building to review Blended Learning Classrooms of Grades 3, 4 and 5
Wednesday - November 30th - Feast of St. Andrew
Alan's last day- we wish him well in his new endeavors.
Thursday December 1st - World AIDS Awareness Day
PreK For All coach will be working with teachers and students.
On-Line enrollment for 2017-2018 begins today for students entering Kindergarten next year and any new students.
Friday - December 2nd - Early Dismissal Day 12:00 noon
After School Program in session
Sunday - December 4th - Second Sunday of Advent
Living Environment Class - 9:00 AM
Mass for all students 1:00 PM