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No School-

Reminder there is no school Monday January 14th!

 

Walk in Sister’s Shoes (WISS)-

This week we started Walk in Sister’s shoes, I will be teaching the children about Sister Katherine Drexel.  She was a great steward of her faith and a great example to our children for being Disciples of Jesus.  If they ask you to bring money to school, it is for our shoebox collection that we do every year.  This money goes to help Drexel schools; we are one of those recipients!  I think it is great if students pull money from their own piggy banks instead of just asking you for money, which is fine too just more meaningful if it comes from their own money that they have earned.  I know personally my children will have special things at home that they do to earn money to put in the shoebox.  Feel free to ask family if they would like to donate, we will take coins, cash and a check donation (made out to Holy Name Catholic School).  If you have, any questions do not hesitate to ask.

 

Heads Up:

Our Valentines party is on February 14th in the morning.  We have the party taken care of.  I will send out a list with more information later.

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Kent

Reminders:

~Christmas break starts December 19 after lunch students will be dismissed after lunch at 12:00.  Pre-K is normal pickup time at 11:00.  We will see you in 2018 on January 3rd.

~The Christmas Program is this Sunday at 3:30 in the church please have your student in the Parish Hall by 3:20.  They will come sit with you after they sing so please leave space for your student.

~I encourage you all to read a little more over Christmas break!  Consistent modeling of good reading habits create good readers!

 

I want to wish you all a wonderful Christmas break!  May His love, peace, joy and hope fill your homes and hearts this Christmas and always!

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Kent

Box Tops

We are having a friendly competition between classes to see who can collect the most Box Tops before they expire, which since I am the school's Box Top lady we average 10-15 overall when I count them, that have expired that is $1.00-$1.50 and yes that adds up.  I can't submit expired ones or ones where the date is cut off.  I know it might be a pain to cut them off if the product has not been used but it would be great for our average to go down!  So please send your box tops sooner than later, the next count for competition purposes will be the first of March.  The class that wins gets to choose a reward of some kind, Third and Fourth grade won last submission date and chose to have a uniform holiday!

 

Winter Coats, hats and gloves

I think colder weather is here to stay! Please make sure you send appropriate coats for them to play outside in the morning.  Yes we still go out if it is cold!  However, if it is 21 degrees or colder we stay in or if the wind chill is less than 10.  

 

Show n' Tell

I have noticed lately that kiddos are bringing show n' tell items when it is not on the schedule to do so.  I do not keep it on the same days always as Mass days change as well as now we have Pete the Cat adventures starting.  So please check the monthly calendar that I send home before each new month before you pack a toy for show n'tell.  Also it is one item at a time, we just don't have time for them to bring several items to show at once.  If you have any questions please ask me or if you need a new November calendar then let me know, I will gladly print you another one!

 

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I count my blessings each day as I watch your children learn and grow, God is amazing and so are your children!

We had a blast at the Pumpkin Patch!

 

Reminders:

All Saints Day is celebrated on Thursday, November 1.  We do not celebrate Halloween at school.  That being said students are asked to choose a Saint to dress up as on November 1, at Mass.  Father Ken will call each class up to the altar and students that dressed up will tell Father and the parishioners who they are.  The costumes for Saints need not cost much and you could even carry something that represents the Saint you chose.  Should your student wear a costume please wear it over clothes that morning as we will take them off after Mass.  Also some Saints are often pictured with a weapon, please do not send anything weapon like to school.  I always tell my students to make it meaningful to them, for example a Saint they are named after or a Saint with the feast day that is the same as their birthday.  I am not making this mandatory for my PreK class but it is for my Kindergarten class.  If you have questions please ask me at any time.

I would also like to suggest that you write your students saint name on a piece of paper or note card so that if they need help Father can read the card.

 

Red Ribbon Week:

As part of Red Ribbon Week next week, we are allowing students to dress as what they want to be when they grow up (career day).  This is not a requirement, as I know there is already a lot going on next week with Halloween and All Saints Day.  Therefore, if you would like, your student can dress as or use a prop for what career they are thinking of going into.  The props they use cannot be a weapon.  They are allowed to dress for career day or Holy Name t-shirt day on Wednesday October 31st.  Please do not feel like you have to do this and if you choose to do career day keep it very low key!  If you have any questions please ask!

All Saints Day Celebration

 

All Saints Day is celebrated on Thursday, November 1.  We do not celebrate Halloween at school.  That being said students are asked to choose a Saint to dress up as on November 1, at Mass.  Father Ken will call each class up to the altar and students that dressed up will tell Father and the parishioners who they are.  The costumes for Saints need not cost much and you could even carry something that represents the Saint you chose.  Should your student wear a costume please wear it over clothes that morning as we will take them off after Mass.  Also some Saints are often pictured with a weapon, please do not send anything weapon like to school.  I always tell my students to make it meaningful to them, for example a Saint they are named after or a Saint with the feast day that is the same as their birthday.  I am not making this mandatory for my Pre-K class but it is for my Kindergarten class.  If you have questions please ask me at any time.

God Bless!

 

Mrs. Kent