St. Lawrence Every Friday Note

May 13, 2022

Weekly Update

Hello Ram families!


We are down to the final two weeks of the school year. At this point of the year, we begin to celebrate our students and our school. There are a number of end of the year traditions that will be taking place in the next two weeks, including field trips.


Tuesday (May 17th): 8th grade trip to King's Island. Students leave school at 8am and will return at 9pm.

Wednesday-Thursday (May 18-19): Grades 6-8 will be attending CYO camp for their overnight trip. Students will leave from school on Wednesday morning and return in time for dismissal on Thursday afternoon.

Friday (May 20th) b: 8th grade picnic, graduation practice, and last day of school for 8th grade! Also, grades K-2 will be visiting Newfields.

Monday (May 23rd): 8th grade graduation mass and ceremony (6pm in the church).

Wednesday (May 25th): 7th grade vs. Teachers kickball game (after the all school mass). Field day activities will take place after the kickball game (please have your student wear their Casa shirt).

Thursday (May 26th): Kindergarten 500 at 1:45pm on the kickball fields. Please watch for directions from your child's teacher about the event.

Friday (May 27th): Last day of school! 10am Pre-K awards in the atrium (at the gym), 11:00am- K-7 awards ceremony, Dismissal at 12pm.


Summer Office Hours

As we begin to prepare for Summer Break, please take note of the summer office hours at the school:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am-2pm

Wednesday: 9am-2pm

Thursday: 9am-2pm

Friday: Closed


Appointments may be made in advance to accommodate your needs.

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year

Registration Procedures

  • Our preschool accepts the On My Way Pre-k voucher and enrollment is open at http://www.onmywayprek.org The child must be 4 by August 1st to qualify.


On May 13th, registration will close for new and current families. Mr. Maxson will take another look at students that are registered and make changes to their status, if necessary.


On June 6th, Mr. Maxson will take a final look at those students that are registered and make changes to their status, if necessary. Any students that were pending accepted and finished the school year without conduct or academic probation, whose parents have paid their tuition bill and the registration fee, and financial paperwork has been returned to Mrs. Handley - will be marked accepted and added to class lists.


At that time, if we still have openings in our classes, we will reopen registration on June 13th.


A note from Mrs. Handley: If you will be applying for any form of financial aid - CHOICE Scholarship, SGO - Tax Credit Scholarship or Father Beechem Educational Fund Scholarship, please bring or email me a copy of Page 1 and 2 of your 2021 FEDERAL Tax Form 1040. Please see samples below of what these pages look like.

Kids Care

It is time to think about preschool! Will your child be 3 by August 1st?

DID YOU KNOW?

The majority of brain growth occurs in a child’s first five years, and that key time period cannot be replaced.

Saint Lawrence is fortunate to offer two ways to fund free, high-quality, full-day preschool for families who need help covering the cost. Preschool boosts students’ educational and social skills, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond. Here is some information about these programs.
-On My Way Pre-K (OMWPK) is funded by Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration and is available in all counties in Indiana.
-The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) helps low-income families obtain child care so they can work, attend training, or continue their education. The purpose of CCDF is to provide low-income families with the financial resources to locate and afford quality child care, as well as increase the availability of these programs.

You can apply for either program at https://earlyedconnect.fssa.in.gov/onlineApp/home

Register for St. Lawence Preschool at https://forms.monday.com/forms/8d3ca8ae7891839accfd855e57c6fa1d?r=use1


Dine to Donate

Summer Tennis Opportunity

Before and After Care at St. Lawrence

I have been informed recently by the YMCA, that they will no longer be able to staff the program at St. Lawrence beginning next school year. We have been exploring other alternatives since then and have found a partner for next year. I am very excited for our new partners Ivy League Kids. Below, you will find information about their program and what they will be able to provide for us.

Summer Reading Program

PreK-8 Before and After School Care (Flyer only says K-8)

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Attendance/Mass Policy

Our school day starts at 7:25 am and ends at 3:15 pm. During this time, instruction is taking place. Tardiness and early pick up, although at times necessary, interfere with the required instruction time for your child. Consistent tardiness or early departure greatly hinders your child's ability to learn and become proficient in the required standards set forth by the state of Indiana. Please be supportive of our family handbook and honor the arrival and pick up times to ensure that your child receives the very best education possible.


A note to this. If you are late arriving on a Wednesday or Friday, which are our scheduled school mass days, please take your child to the church prior to 9:15 am. Mass is a special opportunity to spend time twice a week with Jesus in worship. It is a part of our school day and one of the truly special opportunities that students enrolled in a Catholic school get to participate in that they would not be able to otherwise. This is considered part of our curriculum. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school to be able to be a part of this time.

Covid 19 Updates

For the week of May 7- May 13:

Confirmed Positive Results: 1

Quarantined students: 0

School Lunch Box

School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day. Just as families had to make substitutions on grocery lists last year, St. Lawrence may have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability. We hope parents and students will be patient as we sort through these supply chain issues, particularly with breakfast items such as cereal. PBJ Uncrustables are not available either. The upside? Ingredients for our many scratch prepared foods are more readily available and we've been trying new recipes weekly. We remain committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals so that students are ready to learn!

May Lunch Menu

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