Parents, please join us for the opening Mass. Students attending Mass in uniform will earn a casual dress day in the future. We will have a number of students participating, and all are invited to enjoy our Pancake Breakfast and visit the Book Fair following Mass.
Friday Schedule – Grandparents’ Day
8:00 Mass at the Cathedral
9:00 Grandparents Meet in School Gym
9:00 – 11:00 Scholastic Book Fair, Board Games and Activities
Students attending and wearing their uniform will get a Casual Dress Day in the future.
9:00 – 10:30 Pancake Breakfast & Scholastic Book Fair
Monday – Volunteer Luncheon
12:30 Volunteers Meet in the Gym for Lunch and Dessert
Thank you for all of your good wishes and support as we move into 2018. It is always nice to see everyone’s enthusiasm as we begin our third quarter and new year. We have many events before spring break. The last week of January, as always, we celebrate Catholic Schools Week, beginning with grandparents’ day on Friday, January 26 at 8 am. Mass. The rest of the schedule is at the end of this letter. Then we have our second round of MAP testing. The students will be able to follow their progress and see improvement in their learning. This will also take place near the end of January. The first week of March is the week of Iowa Assessment testing, then our second student led conference will be held before spring break.
On a tragic note, one of our school families experienced a fire this past weekend which gutted their home. Thankfully, they escaped, along with their pets and are safe and well. While their possessions can be replaced, this is a devastating loss. Student Council will be hosting an out-of-uniform day on Wednesday, January 17th for a monetary donation of $2 or more. Thank you for supporting our efforts to help this family.
Blessings to you as we join together and celebrate Catholic education,
Elizabeth and Dave
January 26 – Friday: Celebrating Family Tradition – “Grandparents Day”
Parents and Grandparents are invited to School Mass at 8:00
Grandparents are invited to play games with Grandkids. (9:00-11:00 am – all grades)
Book Fair available
Photo booth with grandparents in gym, Ave Maria Hall, or outside (weather permitting)
Geography Bee at 1:45 pm.
January 28 – Sunday: Celebrating Your Parish
Opening Mass at 8:00 am. Students, please wear your school uniform. 8th graders, please wear your leadership uniform
Pancake Breakfast in SHCS Gymnasium after 8:00 Mass on Sunday
January 29 – Monday: Celebrating Community and Volunteers
Appreciation Breakfast for first responders in the community – Gym, 8:30 am.
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon – 12:30 pm in gym
Buddy classes will be preparing meals for Loaves & Fishes
100th Day of School
January 30 – Tuesday: Celebrating Students
Students may dress up as their favorite book character!
Hourly “Dance to the Music” over the loudspeakers
Family Feud competition in the gym
No Homework! (all students)
January 31 – Wednesday: Celebrating our Nation
Students will be singing patriotic songs at morning assembly.
Veterans and all community members who have ever served in the military are invited to attend our morning assembly and flag ceremony
February 1 – Thursday: Celebrating Vocations
Mini-retreat by James Redding for middle school (1:00pm) with Adoration to follow
Students wear goofy socks for picture to send to the Bishop
Writing letters to seminarians and religious
February 2 – Friday: Celebrating Faculty
Parents and Parishioners are invited to join us for school Mass at 8:00 am.
StuCo attends Mass at Catholic High with lunch to follow
Volleyball Game (Faculty vs. 8th Grade) in the parking lot at 1:45 pm
We thank you for being a part of our wonderful school family and all you do to support Catholic Schools.
We had a great week for Catholic School’s Week as our faculty, staff, and students were involved in service projects. Cards were made for our first responders, saint presentations were shared with buddies, we celebrated our nation and collected goodies for the pantry and to make baskets for the homebound. It was especially touching having grandparents’ day on Friday this year so the students and grandparents or special friends could begin our day with the liturgy. Thank you to our many volunteers who were able to attend the volunteer dessert/tea and to the students who performed.
STEP UP FOR STUDENTS RECOGNITION AWARDS
This past week Step-Up for Students presented students, parents, and teachers with recognition awards. The program had over 600 applicants for these awards and only 36 awards were awarded. I am very proud to say that two of our students, Jude Poller and Solomon Worlds were recognized as outstanding students. Mrs. Terrie Campbell was recognized as an outstanding parent, and Ms. Jillian Bugos and Mr. Patrick Schmitz were recognized as outstanding teachers from Step-Up. We had the most recognition at the awards event. Thank you and congratulations to our students, faculty, and parents! You are the best as you give of yourself for others
We would like to offer special thanks to the following:
Alumni parents, Rick and Sarah Sanchez, for orchestrating a pancake breakfast following Sunday’s 8:00 AM Mass. This is such a tribute to our alumni and their continual association with the school and parish.
The Knights of Columbus and SHCS PTO for assisting with the pancake breakfast.
SHCS students, Shelby, Donovan, David and Morgen for sharing their experiences at SHCS during weekend masses.
Fifth grade for organizing and serving at the volunteer recognition dessert party.
The online registration is up and running for re-enrollment. Please read Dyna’s diligent correspondence on this. We are here to answer any questions you have. If you have not received the re-registration material, please let us know.
Science Olympiad Competition
Saturday, February 18th at UWF
5th-8th Grade Science Olympiad team members
8th Grade Volunteers @ Ronald McDonald House
Friday, February 17th
Friday, February 24th
Mardi Gras Parade
Mass – 8:00 am
Saturday, March 4th
Ave Maria Hall
Our 8th-grade students will be planning meals, cooking and doing chores at the Ronald McDonald House on Friday, February 17th and 24th. They will also be participating in a service project at the Pensacola Humane Society.
Thank you for your continued support and dedication toward Catholic education.