Sunday, November 29, 2009

Week of November 29, 2009 Announcements

H1N1 Swine Flu Vaccine
The New York City Department of Health will vaccinate those
students who have returned forms in the office
for the Swine Flu. The vaccinations will occur
on Tuesday, December 8th after Mass. Should a parent wish
to be present during the vaccination please see or call Alba.

Are you a "Helicopter Parent"?

On the November calendar it was mentioned that independent,
self learning children are those who are guided but not led to be
responsible. It was also mentioned that the place for parents to
drop off their child in the morning should be at the supply room for
students in grades 2-8.
Many parents have watched from the supply room as their child has rolled
their bookbag down the hallway and requested one of the older
students to assist them - they have become independent. Those
students have learned to do for themselves (being supervised by
the parent watching from the supply room) as they begin their
8 hour day in school.
Then there are parents who do the opposite and if you google
"Helicopter Parent" it will show scenarios of what happens
to children as they grow - unable to be successful in college
without the parent, unable to go for a job interview without a parent--
and where does it start - in school.
Help your child to help themselves by breaking away when you know that
they are in a safe environment. There are plenty of times that you as
their parent will have to step in when they are not in a safe environment!

Monday - Feast of St. Andrew
Calendars for December will be sent home with students.
Extras will be available near the tuition office.

Tuesday - World AIDS Day

Wednesday- Feast of St. Bibiana
Full Moon
PreK, Kindergarten and First Grade trip to see
The Princess and the Frog

- Feast of St. Francis Xavier
Test Papers will be distributed by Mr. Woods to
students in grades K-4.
Spelling Bee for students in grades 4-8 8:30 AM
Parents welcome to attend.

Friday - Feast of St. Barbara
Dismissal at 2:30 PM

- 12:00 Noon Confirmation Class
1:00 PM Mass for all students in sacramental program

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Week of November 23, 2009 Announcements

ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills)
The results of the ITBS for students
in grades 1-8 will be sent home this week.
The tests will enable your child's teacher
to work on your child's strengths and weaknesses for
the remainder of the year. More information will
be posted in the next couple of weeks regarding
the results and what you, the parent,
can do to assist your child.

SIS - Student Information System
The students of 7th & 8th grade received their
passwords for the SIS system. Parents who would like
to view their child's grades should sit with their child
at a computer to view the system.

This week students in grades 5 & 6 will be taught by
Mr. Roberto Placido and will be given their passwords
for the system. As a reminder their will be a workshop
in January for parents.

Monday - Scoring of NYS Social Studies Exam Grade 5
Reminder the last day for canned foods for the poor
is Wednesday.

Tuesday -
Nick Meeting for 8th grade students & parents 6:00 PM
Canned Foods due - as a reminder the class with the
most cans will have a pizza party.
Check Mr. Michael Placido's blog for the class tally.

Wednesday - Mass for all students in honor of
Thanksgiving 9:00 AM. Parents invited.
Distribution of turkeys to the poor
by the students of grades 7 & 8.
Dismissal at 2:30 PM

Have a Good Thanksgiving

Sunday - Mass for all students at 1:00 PM

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Week of November 16th Announcements

Monday - Feast of St. Margaret of Scotland
Bullying Awareness Week

Tuesday- New York State Social Studies Test Grade 5
Part I
Tuition Payment due for December this week

Wednesday- New York State Social Studies Exam Grade 5
Part II
Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Thursday- Gettysburg Address delivered in 1863.
Great American Smokeout

Friday - DISMISSAL AT 12:00 NOON
Faculty Meeting

Sunday - Class for students in Reconciliation 12:00 noon
Mass for all students at 1:00 PM

H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine
As of today there has been no notification from the
NYC Health Department regarding the vaccine administration.
Parents who have sent in the permission slip for
the vaccine will be notified when the vaccine will
be administered.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Week of November 8, 2009 Announcements

Monday- Reminder that tuition must be paid in full
for child to receive report card on Tuesday.

Students in grades 7 & 8 will be trained on
accessing the SIS (Student Information System)
this week. Parents may want to have them show
them the process involved.
As a reminder parents will receive training
in January, 2010 by Mr. Woods at a Parent Assembly.

Tuesday- Dismissal at 12:00 NOON
Report Card Day Assemblies
Grades 5-8 - 8:30 AM
Grades 1-4 - 9:00 AM
Kindergarten - 9:30 AM
Parent Teacher Conferences
3:00 PM -7:00 PM

Wednesday - Veteran's Day School Closed
Fesst of St. Martin of Tours
After School Program Open

Thursday- Feast of St. Josaphat

Friday- Dismissal at 2:30 PM
TACHS exam for 8th grade students
who wish to attend Catholic High School

Sunday- Mass for all students in sacramental
program 1:00 PM. No classes.

H1N1 Notice

As of today there has been no set date
for the vaccination of students for the
swine flu. It will be posted on the
announcement board as soon as we are notified.
Parents will be invited to be present during
the vaccination process if they wish.