Weekly Newsletter for October 5, 2017

Dear Parents,

What a beautiful day of celebration we all enjoyed yesterday. We started the morning with Father Healy and Father Samuel gathering the school community in the front of the school. The students and their parents who brought their animals brought them forward to be blessed, as we all were able to watch. All the animals got along and we ended with the reciting of the Prayer of Saint Francis. At 11:00, the school community gathered for a beautiful mass in celebration of Saint Francis. The eighth grade prepared a beautiful mass and with the full participation of the student body it was truly a celebration. Father Healy was so impressed that he asked if I would grant the students an extended recess, which they enjoyed today. It was wonderful to see so many parents and friends join us the students for these celebrations.

It is just nine days until the auction. Will you be there? Momentum is building! Tickets are going fast! Only 25 tickets remain! This is the biggest fundraiser of the school year and you don’t want to miss any part of it. Be sure to secure your reservation so you do not miss this opportunity to Bond. Online bidding opens Monday October 9 at 9:00 AM! and everyone can be involved. The Auction Committee has been working diligently to make this event the success it will be. Make sure you don’t miss out.

We will begin offering violin classes after school. Group lessons will be offered to Kindergarten, 1st though 4th and 5th through 8th.

When a child first discovers a string instrument it is an incredible journey. The ability to create beautiful sounds and collaborate while playing together will challenge the child intellectually, emotionally and artistically.”

Mr. Mitraine will be offering the following opportunities for our student across.

Lessons will be offered for kindergarten on Tuesdays from 2:15 – 3:15 (groups of 2 for 20 minutes of instruction) and grades 1 – 4 (groups of 4 – 6) from 3:15– 4:00, and grades 5 – 8 (group 4 – 8) on Thursday from 3:15 – 4:15. If groups grow, more times may be added on these days.

Class fees are to be paid in advance: 9 classes (10/17or10/19, 10/24or10/26, 10/31 or 11/2, 11/7or11/9, 11/14or11/16, 11/28, or 11/30, 12/5or12/7, 12/12 or12/14, 12/19 or 12/21)

If you are interested, contact Mrs. Ferguson at the front office for more information. We plan to begin lessons October 17. If interested, print out the attached flyer and return with the class fee.

OCTOBER OPENS OUR ADMISSIONS SEASON FOR THE 2018-2019

We will begin hosting school tours for the 2018-2019 school year.   Tours are held Monday and Friday mornings at 8:45, but may also be scheduled as needed on other days.   You, our families, are the best source of referrals. If you have friends or family members who are interested in learning more about our school community, please encourage them to call the office and set an appointment or contact Rob Pheatt, Admissions, rpheatt@stisabellaschool.org

B-I-N-G-O and Fun in Costume

This will be an evening for costumes and family fun.

Here is a wonderful opportunity to have fun at the Halloween Bingo and volunteer your time or donate food or goods! The Halloween Bingo will be held on Friday, October 27th from 6:00 to 8:30pm. (See Attached Flyer)

Our Student Council has delightful activities and treats in store for the Halloween Carnival on October 31. The Student Council is busy planning a fun-filled Halloween Afternoon Tuesday, October 31 from 1-2:30 for the students.  There will be more information to come, but if you want to get started on your costume please refer to the following guidelines.

Costume Guidelines:

  • Costumes may not have parts that interfere with learning. Other than during the parade(8:05 – 8:40) no masks or costumes that restrict movement or vision, prevent sitting at desks, or prevent movement during recess periods are not to be included.
  • Costumes may not be violent or suggestive in nature.
  • Costumes may not promote violence or have accessories or props that could be used as a weapon.
  • Costumes must be in keeping with the values of our Catholic school.

Yours,

Susan Naretto

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