StJP Weekly Teacher Newsletter
The World Meeting of Families
Week at a Glance
Wednesday: Student forms are due (Handbook and Acceptable Use)
Thursday: Begin Infraction Calendars/Student of the Month certificates due
Friday: First Friday Mass/Helping Hands Activity/Early Dismissal/Faculty Meeting
Weekly Morning Prayer
Forms for students
- Please go to the google spreadsheet below and put an "X" in each box of what you have received?
- If you receive one that has multiple children on one form, please place an "X" next to all students that are on the form you receive.
- The forms then get placed into each students file in the main office. If there is more than one student, please make a copy and place it in each students file.
We have not done the Loan of Textbook forms, but we will send them out soon.
- Please decide what Thursday this year you would like to serve detention duty.
- Go to the Thursday date that you are available.
- Click on the word detention
- Then click edit event
- On the where line add your name and your room number
- Click Save Event and save only this event
- You should be able to set a reminder of this event for yourself in your calendar.
I am new using this, so there may be some short cuts or things we can do that I am not quite sure of yet, but willing to explore. I will probably will share this will all staff, but just starting slowly with this. It could be a great working calendar that we could all add to.
I don't know if we have a Sunshine Committee that wants to organize this as well as provide decorations/cards/cake on our meeting day for those birthdays that month.
Ideas and suggestions are appreciated. If the majority think this is a good idea then we can start this Friday. If it is a go, we can start off with a very simple theme since it is coming so quickly. We could have a sign-up sheet for food items and set it up in the gym prior to our meeting.
Is there a way to have those that work our CARES program to also join us or at least be able to get some lunch and dessert if they have to work CARES?
Friday October 2 Helping Hands Activity
Catholic Calendar Objective: Month of the Holy Rosary - the power of prayer.
10:45 a.m. Prayer Partners gather together after mass to meet their Adoptive families.
· Read profile of your assigned family to the group. Encourage the group to discuss the similarities they see in their adoptive families compared to their own families. The only difference is that one of them is sick and they need our help.
· If the children have remembered to bring their rosaries, pray the rosary together in support of their adoptive family .
11:00 a.m. Suggested activity: Create a Helping Hand banner for your classrooms.
· Use paper and supplies provided tin your supply box to create two banners that will hang in your rooms all year long.
· Creative suggestion:
o Title it "Helping Hands from 1st and 6th grade" (example.).
o Write name of adoptive family in the center of banner with children's' handprints/names in different colors surrounding the family (dip in paint that we have provided or use the children’s’ markers or crayons to trace their hands or write names).
· Or...come up with your own creative spin for your Helping Hands banner!
· If time permits review a saint in your Saints Notebook. Children could be working on saint’s page while waiting their turn to decorate the banner.
At the conclusion of the activity, please place all of your supplies back in your supply box. You will be asked to put them outside your classroom door Monday morning for collection.
- Reminder! Winter Warmth collection starts today! Bring in a pair of warm socks, mittens, scarves and hats to donate throughout the month of October. Collection boxes will be on each floor in both buildings (see included flyer).
- Remind children to collect large Pretzel or Snack Plastic containers for an upcoming activity. We will need one per classroom, collected by December (photo of example below).
- Take pictures of your group making their banners for the website!
October Helping Hands
Faculty Meeting Agenda
12:50 Prayer and Meeting to begin
Faculty Weekly Newsletter
2015-2016 Goal Setting
Agenda could change, but just wanted you to get an idea of the main ideas for the day.
StJP's very first kick off celebration for the Annual Fund needs YOU to make it spectacular!
October 23rd is our first celebration to kick off the Annual Fund campaign and to recognize our Legacy Alumni that have made an impact on our school and community. Both MED Board and Committee members have been planning this event for over 6 months, looking for ways to ignite the community's spirit to give and support StJP.
A high faculty/staff participation to the event & the fund is an endorsement by our faculty/staff that they are invested in StJP and StJP is deserving of their financial investment. Faculty and staff participation also play a major role in the way others (StJP families, business owners & other donors) give to StJP. Ultimately, your participation is a vote of confidence in St. Joseph the Protector's future. We hope that you will be able to find time in your busy schedules to attend this historic event for StJP.
Why should I give?
Participation is truly our number one goal each year!!! It's not about the dollar amount, it's the fact that 100% of our faculty/staff participate. Your participation demonstrates to all others why they too should support StJP's Annual Fund, it starts with us first. So I thought of a great way for us as a staff to give, but in a way that does not weigh heavily on your pockets.
We could use your gym day each week as a dress down day. If you choose to dress down, you would donate at least $1.00 that goes directly toward our annual fund.
The other idea would be to pick one day each week as a staff to dress down. If you choose to dress down, you would donate at least $1.00 that goes directly toward our annual fund.
It would be wonderful if at the end of the year or throughout the year we could let people know that StJP Staff is so invested in their school, that they all support the annual fund.
Your input is greatly appreciated and we can discuss this further at our first faculty meeting on October 2, 2015.