Sunday, March 24, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019 Announcements

Early Dismissal 
Monday March 25, 2019 
11:45 AM 
Faculty Meeting 

Grade 2-8 Presentations
Women's History Month 
Thursday March 28th 
8:30 AM 
Parents Welcome

The Educate Gradebook has been turned off so that grades may be calculated and reviewed                  by Mr. Woods.
The system will be turned on upon return from Easter break on April 29th.

New York State ELA Test Grades 3-8

The week of April 1, 2019 begins the testing for all students in grades 3-8 on the New York State ELA test based on the new Common Core Standards.
This year, like last year, the time limit has been lifted so that students may work at their own pace. Also a new company was employed by the New York State Education Department to design the test. Parents are reminded that testing is part and parcel of life.

Would you want your child's doctor not to have taken a 
medical exam and passed?  

Testing at the elementary level is just one measure of student success and should not be a cause célèbre ( an issue or incident arousing widespread controversy) like it has been made into the last couple of years. Testing, classroom participation, teacher made tests, a child's ability to make a classroom presentation etc. are the things that measure what a child knows. 
The NYS tests should assist parents in knowing what academic areas their child excels in and what areas are in need of improvement- period. 

NYS Math tests will be administered May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

 Parents are requested to make sure their child goes to bed early, gets breakfast in the morning and encourage them to do well on the tests.
The media hysteria can only cease if parents encourage their child to do their very best and they are fine with whatever success they achieve.  
Results will be available to parents upon return to school in September.

1. Re-Registration is Due before April 15th. 
If your child is not returning please let Alba know in the office so that she may prepare a transfer of records to your child's new school. If your child is not re-registered by that date the fee jumps to $250.00.

2. Summer Program Registration 
Grades PK, K and 1 
Due April 3rd.
Please see Mrs. Resto regarding registration for the summer program.

3. Tuition Suspension Day is April 1st. 
Please check your Smart Tuition account.

4. Third Quarter Report Card Distribution 
Friday April 12th 
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

5. Easter Recess for all students begins 
Friday April 12th after dismissal.
School resumes Monday April 29th. 

6. Financial Assistance Applications 
due April 15th. 
Please see Alba regarding assistance in filling out the application.

Monday March 25, 2019 Feast of the Annunciation 
Eraly Dismissal 11:45 AM - all grades 
After School Program will be in session 

Tuesday March 26, 2019
Parents should check their balance on Smart Tuition.
Please call Mr. Guzman with any questions.

Wednesday March 27, 2019
ELA coach will be working with students.
Tuition Suspension letters will be sent home.

Thursday March 28, 2019 
Women's History Month Presentation Grades 2-8 in auditorium
8:30 AM. Parents Welcome 
PreK For All Coach will be working with teachers and students.
Reconciliation Class 3:15 PM 

Friday March 29, 2019 
End of the Third Quarter
Stations of the Cross 12:15 PM - Parents Welcome 
Communion Class 3:15 PM 

Sunday March 31, 2019 
Mass at 1:00 PM for students in sacramental program
Parent meetings regarding deliquent tuition 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM