SFSS Family Newsletter
Friday, April 14, 2023
We had a great week enjoying the warm weather and outside learning.
A reminder: The summer uniform (shorts and skorts) does not start until May 1st. We are staying with this policy until May 1st although it was warm this week. It will be in the 40's next week. April is a lot of up and down weather. We have fans and a/c units that were installed to keep the students cool if needed.
With the recent events of the Nashville and Louisville shootings and swatting calls that have been made to local school districts, we have reviewed our safety procedures and protocols again. Our faculty met with city police to ask questions and go over plans.
We had completed all our required practices before December 1st, but since then we have new students and teachers join our school. This week, we practiced an evacuation and lockdown/lock in drill so everyone is reminded as to what to do.
If we truly had a real situation or emergency that required us to evacuate or lock in, you would be notified via our parent alert system which is tied to your cell phone number entered into FACTS. The alert will give you an update on the situation and give guidance as to how to pick up your child.
Safety is always a priority and it is ever evolving in how we plan and respond.
Below you will find more information about upcoming events this week and some future notices.
Divine Mercy Sunday and the Divine Mercy Chaplet
This past Thursday, our students prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet on the Church lawn with Fr. Mull.
It is a beautiful and short prayer that is easy to pray individually or as a family. A rosary can help keep track of where you are in the prayer. Below find a graphic to help you pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Notes from our Lunchroom Coordinator
Please make sure your child has a water bottle for school. Students typically bring it to lunch if they do not have a juice box.
PTO Meeting - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 18 @ the school- All welcome to join us.
Don't forget to turn in your yearbook order forms by Wednesday, April 19.
The Euchre Tournament is back on!
- Sign up to donate snacks and appetizers using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094EA5A72DA5FE3-euchre
- Sign up to help work the event using this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094EA5A72DA5FE3-euchre
- Sign up to play. New players always welcomed.
- Spread the word about the event.
Parish/School Festival Help Needed
There is still a need for 3 booth captains who will be responsible for running and getting workers for the booth- 2 Moon Bounces and 1 game booth.
If interested, please contact Bill Greco at 315-315-719-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three more weeks for this year's program.
Egg Hunt Fun!
Thank you middle school for putting on the annual egg hunt today! We all had fun looing for the golden egg!
3rd graders opening their day with prayer.
We were able to collect over 80 items for the VA hospital in Canandaigua.
Students dressed in purple to honor children of our current and former military members.
Egg Hunt Fun!
Quarter 3 Report Cards will be sent via email and open on Family Portal Friday, April 21st.
As you may know, New York State testing for students in grades 3 through 8 is April 19th and 20th. We want to take this opportunity to provide you with some important information about these tests and what they mean for your child.
First, it's important to understand that these tests are designed to assess student proficiency in key subject areas such as English Language Arts and Mathematics. They are administered annually to all students in grades 3 through 8 to measure their progress in these subjects and provide important data that can be used to improve teaching and learning.
The tests are not used for individual student grading or promotion purposes. Instead, they are used to help us identify areas where students may need additional support or where instruction can be improved. The results of these tests are also used to evaluate the effectiveness of our curriculum and teaching methods and to help us make informed decisions about future instructional priorities.
We understand that standardized testing can be stressful for students, but we want to assure you that we are taking steps to ensure that your child feels supported and prepared for these tests. We encourage you to talk to your child about the importance of doing their best and remind them that these tests are just one way that we measure their progress.
If you have any questions or concerns about New York State testing, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Pohorence or your child's homeroom teacher. We are here to support you and your child every step of the way.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support.