Principal's Updates - 9/13/19

Dear Families,

Everyone is settling in nicely to their daily routines. Our Service to others continues thanks to our students, staff, and the generosity of so many of you. Mrs. Etienne will be delivering all of your donations to an organization that is helping the victims of the hurricane in the Bahamas. Whatever we can do as a school community to help others in their time of need helps us to be grateful for what we have.

MAPS testing will begin next week for students in Grades 2-8. This is an Archdiocese mandate that will happen three times this year. This assessment is a tool for our teachers to see where their students are academically. The data derived from these assessments drives instruction in the classroom. Our goal is to see students grow academically as the year progresses. Please visit our school website for further information on this assessment.

Please mark your calendars for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 17th at 6pm. If possible we want this to be a parent only event. The evening will begin with an address from me and then you will be able to visit your child's classrooms where you will learn about the curriculum, and expectations.

Our PTO is also off to a great start. Many of you have volunteered to help and it is greatly appreciated. As we did last year PTO fees are coming out of FACTS. It will be in 2 installments.

Please make the effort to get your students to school on time. Tardiness impacts the flow of the morning, adds extra work for the office staff, and interferes with instruction. Any student arriving after 9:10 will remain in the hall until 2nd period.

Safety is one of my main concerns. Do not pull into the school parking lot after 8:20 am or 2:30 pm. Also, do not double park on Brook Road and cross only using the crosswalks. If we all adhere to this it will eliminate the stress of keeping your children safe each day at drop-off and pickup.

Many of you have asked about Miss Ellen, our crossing guard. She had an allergic reaction to a bee sting while on duty the 1st week of school. When she returned to work she got in a terrible car accident. She has been in touch and when she recovers she will be back. In the meantime I have been sending her cards from the students to cheer her up.

As always, please contact me or the office staff if you have any questions or concerns. My commitment to you and your to your child's education is my priority.

I wish you a wonderful weekend with your beautiful children.

God Bless,

Mrs. Julie Marotta ~ Principal

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