Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! We are off to an amazing start with 243 students, 25 faculty and staff members, and a school full of the Spirit. We are blessed beyond belief and we are so thankful to all of you for your dedication, love and support. May God grant us a year full of successes as we work with you in educating our students.
This is the first of many newsletters that will be coming out during the year. Each month you will be sent a newsletter from me keeping you informed of the upcoming events as well as the focus for the month.
As we have said before, this year we are focused on three areas: collaboration, transparency, and implementing the necessary policies and procedures for the benefit of all. We have some new programs and events that will help with engagement—especially our new program, Naviance which will help with college counseling and the college process for our students. Every student and parent has a Naviance account and password—if you do not know yours, please stop by the office to pick it up.
In regard to collaboration and communication, please make sure the school office has your email address on file as well as accurate phone numbers. We have been and will continue sending mass communication through Teacherease, which is essential to stay informed.
Please save the following dates:
· Friday, August 21st is the deadline for registration for the Sept 11-13 College trip to San Francisco. We have limited spacing and it will be first come, first serve.
· Wednesday, August 26th is our first mandatory parent meeting of two for the year. Atleast one parent per student must attend and it will be from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Pavilion. Due to the importance of these meetings, there will be a sign in/ sign out sheet and if you are unable to attend or you forget to sign in and sign out, you will be billed $50 each meeting.
· Friday, September 4th is a minimum day for Labor Day, and Spirit Friday Dress.
Gospel Meditation for the month:
“Come, Holy Spirit, and bring about unity among all the people who call on your name.”
-Psalm 33:12-15, 20-21; Luke 4:38-44
We really can “grow up” into Christ. If we learn to let God’s grace and mercy flow in us, it can have a powerful effect on the way we treat other people.
One day [Jesus asked his disciples]… “Who do you say I am?” -Luke 9:18 & 20
Life with Christ is an endless hope, without him a hopeless end –Anonymous
In Jesus’ Name,