Principal's Newsletter

From the desk of Mrs. McDevitt

October 9, 2020

Dear Families,

This week our seventh grade had a virtual reflection with their parents for their upcoming confirmation in the spring. Our Pre-K to grade 3 visited with the Huntingdon Valley Fire department for Fire Appreciation Week. This Saturday there will be a Memorial Mass for Sister Rosemary Donohue, SND who served as principal of SATG for 16 years. The Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday October 10th at 10:30 AM. All are welcome. May Sister Rosemary Rest in Peace.

Please review the newsletter. It is filled with important dates and upcoming events.

Have a good weekend!

Mrs. Sandra McDevitt

Daily Health Monitoring

Parents remember to monitor your child's health everyday. The attached link will provide guidelines to help you. If your child is not feeling well, you do have the option to switch to virtual learning while your child is home. Please send me an email along with your child's teacher if this is needed and we will make the arrangements depending on each circumstance. If anyone in your household is exhibiting symptoms of Covid, please have your child work from home and contact your physician. Please be aware of community spread of Covid and follow all protocols so that we can keep each other healthy and safe. When you are picking up your children, please have your mask on and do not stand in groups. Please remain in or near your car. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please make sure that you touch base with you doctor if your child has any symptoms. You must have a doctors note if your child is out sick for 3 or more days. If a Covid test is taken, please contact us with the results.
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T-SHIRT TUESDAY WILL BEGIN on TUESDAY OCTOBER 20.

If you purchased a t-shirt, your child may wear the shirt with the gym pants.

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

If there are any questions regarding the lunch program email Mrshamilton@satg1.org. We are in need of lunch monitors to be on the sub list. If anyone is interested please contact Mrs. Hamilton.

BOSCOV SHOPPING

Boscov's is hosting a friends helping friends shopping event. You will receive 20 % off and the school will receive 5% from your sale. Thank you for participating in this fundraiser. The dates are October 14th and 15th

During the School Day

If your child forgets their lunch, please bring it to the front entrance and we will make sure that your child has it for their lunch period. At this time we ask that you do not come to school if your child has forgotten an assignment. We will not be bringing forgotten work to the classroom at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

PICTURE DAY

Picture Day will be on Wednesday, October 14th. All picture forms went home on Wednesday. The form should be brought back in on picture day. If your child is a virtual learner they will have their photo taken between 8 and 8:30 am. Please contact your homeroom teacher if you will be coming in for a photo. This photo is in the school uniform. There are no gym uniforms for this photo except for Pre-K and K.

UNIFORMS

For the month of October we will continue in the gym uniform. We will begin the winter school uniform on Monday, November 2nd. Please refer to the school website for information about the uniform.

VIRTUAL OPTION

We have begun our virtual classes for October. If you have any technical concerns please reach out to Mr. Tom Burns. Please refer to our virtual guidelines and procedures on our website. If your child is sick, you may contact me directly and switch to virtual.

Late for drop off and pick up

Please remember during Covid to be prompt in the morning and after school. Our day begins at 8 am. If you are late in picking up your child, we will have your child wait safely in Cares. Mrs. Tursi will be in touch to address any payment due.

Thank you.

ATTENDANCE

Please remember if you child is absent from school you must email the office at

attendance@satg1.org

or call the school.

CONFERENCES

Conferences this year will take place on Thursday, October 29th and they will be virtual. They will begin at 12:30 and run about 15 minutes. Your child's teacher will reach out to you if they feel a conference is needed. Remember to look on Option C to see your child's current grades. If your child is doing well at this time, a conference on that day is not needed. You may want to reach out in an email instead.
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Halloween

Students are permitted to come to school in costume on Thursday, October 29th. We will have more details about this day soon.

Dress Down Days

We can now add the following dress down dates to our calendars:

October 23

November 20

December 18

January 29

February 26

March 26

April 30

May 21


The cost for our dress down day on October 23rd is $1 and will benefit our Covid costs.

MISSION STATEMENT

Saint Albert the Great provides a learning environment that is Christ-centered and rooted in our values of trust, honesty, integrity, and respect.