ST GERTRUDE SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL
I had so much fun this week visiting with 5th grade and learning about collective nouns, reading to 1st grade and chatting with Kindergarten as they learned to write the letter N. I hope to see you at the parade. We are excited to kick off our literacy program, Reading Rocks, at our Monday assembly at 2:15 p.m in the Parish Center. All are welcome to join us. Have a great weekend!
A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
SFBRHS HOMECOMING PARADE
SGS will be participating in this parade FRIDAY. Dismissal will be at Noon . NO LUNCH WILL BE SERVED & NO SKIP WILL BE AVAILABLE. Everyone is welcome to participate in the parade, but all students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please meet at the SFBRHS parking lot by 12:30. Please park on the street or the back parking lot. The front parking lot is for floats ONLY. The homecoming theme is “Homegrown Homecoming”. Our theme for the parade is: Mommas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys. Attire will be “Western” – cowboy hats, jeans, bandanas, western shirts, etc. OR SGS spirit wear. Please remember that dress down rules apply. Shorts must have a 6 inch inseam. Please read your parent/student handbook for dress down guidelines.
PARADE ROUTE CHANGE
The parade will begin at 1:00 p.m. from the high school parking lot and will head east on Ninth Street, North on High Street, East on Fifth Street, North on Cedar Street, East on Second Street and will conclude at Second and Lafayette Street. If you are participating in the parade, you will need to arrange for transportation back to the high school.
DRESS DOWN DAY TOMORROW
We will have a dress down day on Friday, September 27 for the Borgia Homecoming Parade. Please wear “Western” attire or SGS spirit wear (blue/white colors). Please remember: shorts must have a 6 inch inseam. Please check parent/student handbook for dress down guidelines.
CLUB'S CHOICE PICK UP
The Club's Choice order pick-up is next Thursday, October 3, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please come by to pick up all your items as there may be freezer items that need to stay cold. Thanks to everyone for your efforts in making this another successful fundraiser.
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will have a Blessing of Pets on Wednesday, October 2 at 2:30 p.m. on the athletic field behind school. Please bring all your pets, both big and small.
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE SIGN UPS
PRO LIFE BREAKFAST - OCTOBER 6
HOME AND SCHOOL MEETING
Mark your calendars! Our first H & S meeting of the school year will be October 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please try to attend. Just a reminder that if you attend a H & S meeting your child(ren) will receive a dress down pass.
ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NEWS
Open Concession Stand
The Athletic Association invites you to join us for one of our home girls volleyball games this season. The St. Gertrude concession stand is famous for our cheeseburgers and cinnamon & sugar pretzels! If you are just coming to get food from the concession stand, there is NO admission charge. If you want to stay and watch a game, admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students grades 1-12, Kindergarten and under as well as senior citizens are FREE. Bring the entire family!! No time to cook....we have you covered!!! Remaining home game dates are October 1, 5, 7, 8, 15, 17 & 24!
TRUNK or TREAT
SGS Carnival and Trunk or Treat is Friday, October 25, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treating starts at 7:30 p.m. There will be food trucks, games, contests, bounce house, cake walk, face painting, smores , hayrides and lots of fun for everyone.
We are looking for individuals to decorate trunks. The trunk or treat will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center parking lot. Judging for best trunk will take place after the costume contest so please have your vehicle in place and set up by 7:00.
We are also looking for candy and small toy donations for the Trunk or Treat and games. Please send any donations to the school office marked "Trunk or Treat".
We will have the cake walk again this year as part of the carnival games. If you would like to donate any goodies, please drop off at the school office by noon on Friday, October 25th.
If you would like to contribute a dessert please RSVP by October 21.
Please RSVP if you would like to decorate a trunk.
Contact Kayla Strubberg at: email@example.com or 573-291-5747.