Good morning, parents.
Catholic Schools Week festivities continue tomorrow with Teacher Appreciation Day! The PTO is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast and our teachers will take on our volleyball players in a friendly volleyball game in the gym. We are still collecting peanut butter for Catholic Charities so if you would like to donate a jar, please send that in with your child.
Important Change to Friday's Early Dismissal: In consideration of the impact of construction, we are changing how we handle Early Release Day dismissal until the new buildings are completed. We will have two separate call outs just as we do on regular days (Pre-K - 4th grade and 5th - 8th grade). We will begin calling Pre-K through 4th graders at 11:20 a.m. and then continue with 5th - 8th graders at 11:40 a.m.
Congratulations to the soccer team for their 5-3 victory against Annunciation yesterday afternoon. They advance to the semi-finals of the tournament with a game today against Cathedral. Good luck, Wildcats!
Twelve 6th - 8th grade finalists participated in the Modern Woodmen Speech Contest yesterday afternoon. They had to write, memorize, and present a 3-5 minute speech on an interesting landmark. Their presentations covered a wide variety of landmarks from locations right here in the United States like Disney World, Mount Everest, and Fort McHenry, to places far across the globe like the Great Wall of China, the Parthenon, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Congratulations to the following participants: Camille B, Angela C, Bridgid D, Claire D, Jeanine E, Matthew H, Pasas M, Emily N, Madilyn O, Carley S, Conner S, and Natalia V. A special thank you to the judges: Fr. Tim Cusick, Mrs. Janet Morton, former Principal, and Mr. Bob Sedam, former HFCS teacher.
Congratulations to the winners:
1st Place ~ Camille B
2nd Place ~ Bridgid D
3rd Place ~ Natalia V
We are very proud of all of the participants for their tremendous effort and remarkable public speaking skills!
A Reminder for 4th Grade Parents ~ DON'T MISS OUT!: Don't miss out on a great enrichment opportunity for your child!!! We are offering 3 four-week after-school sessions for students to experience challenging STEM activities. We are offering these sessions to 4th grade students first, and will soon be opening these opportunities to the 3rd graders. Session 1, "Life is a Roller Coaster," is presented by Mrs. Salom and begins on Friday, February 6th. Session 2, "Kazoom," is presented by Mrs. Galloway and begins on Tuesday, March 10th. The last session, "What's the Buzz," will be run by Mrs. Giordano and begins on Thursday, April 16th. We will be capping enrollment at 15 for each session and spots are filling up fast. The best part -- these sessions are
FREE due to a generous grant. Enrollment forms were sent home 3 weeks ago and if you are interested, please let your child's homeroom teacher know as soon as possible.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Mega Money Raffle:
Don't forget to turn in your Mega Money Raffle tickets for the chance to win $10,000!
As a reminder, all ticket stubs and accompanying payments are due to the school office no later than next
Monday, February 2nd
. Tickets not received by that date will
be entered into the drawing. Please be aware that each family is responsible for selling 4 raffle tickets or you will be billed for them. If you misplaced your original 4 tickets, please email Kelly Gray at
for replacement tickets.
If you purchased a Mega Money Raffle ticket, we hope you plan to attend the event at Deerwood on Saturday, February 7th! Although ticket holders need not be present to win, if you are planning on attending the event, please RSVP by emailing
so that we have an accurate headcount for guests. Each ticket sold allows one adult (21 and over) entry into the event.
Today's Spotlight Classroom Art Projects are 2nd and 6th grade.
During the event, we will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind works of art created by our students. Remember, items can be purchased by check or through FACTS.
2nd Grade Project:
6th Grade Project: