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Weekly Staff Announcements - Week of 2/8/2016

Have a Blessed Lent!

This Wednesday (2/10/16) is Ash Wednesday. Last year we were blessed to have Bishop Wall here on Ash Wednesday. He reminded us of the three things we need to focus on for Lent: Prayer, Fasting, & Alms-giving. We will focus on these three themes during this season of Lent. Teachers should be preparing your class for a rich journey through Lent. Below are some great websites for teachers to use for projects, themes, and ideas. I pray that you find this season of Lent a rewarding time with your students.


Lent Resources: www.catholicicing.com, www.catholicmom.com, Lent activities on Pinterest, www.thereligionteacher.com, and www.RclBenziger.com.
Lent 2016 Reflection – English – Merciful Like the Father

Prayer Intentions

  • Please pray for our staff & students as we begin the season of Lent.
  • Please pray for those recovering from surgery.
  • Please pray for the poor.

Please email me (byorksmith@stantschool.org) with your prayer intentions to be added to our weekly announcements.

The Week Ahead

Monday (2/8/2016) - Basketball practice after school.


Tuesday (2/9/2016) - First Communion Class at 1:45 p.m. Basketball practice after school.


Wednesday (2/10/2016)
- ASH WEDNESDAY - Mass @ 9:00 a.m. Basketball practice after school.


Thursday (2/11/2016) -Adoration today. Basketball game at MCS @ 3:30 p.m.


Friday (2/12/2016) - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teachers will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Hall for Catechetical formation training. Breakfast will be provided. We will try to finish by 1:00 p.m. Principal evaluation forms are due today.

More Lent & Ash Wednesday Resources

  1. Matthew Kelly of "Dynamic Catholic" has a program called "The Best Lent Ever". This link has the description and a short video.
  2. Busted Halo's two minute video on Lent & Ash Wednesday.
  3. Sadller's Lenten Resources page. For those of you with the "We Believe" series, this should match up pretty well.
  4. "A Catechist's Journey" blog about Lent.
  5. Fr. Mike from Ascension Press gives a reflection on Lent.
  6. Dr. Carolyn Woo's Lenten reflection from last year.
  7. Lenten resources from Loyola Press.

Teacher Meeting Rescheduled!

We were scheduled to have a teacher meeting this Wednesday. Because we will be meeting on Friday morning for training, I thought we could just meet that morning on any items that need to be discussed. If you have an item that you would like to add to the meeting agenda, please email it to me and we will talk about it on Friday morning.

PreK Valentine's Raffle

Mrs. Sedillo is having a Valentines Raffle. Tickets are $2 each or 6 for $10. She has some great prizes lined up so make sure you don't miss out on the raffle! Drawing will be held Feb. 10th.

Principal Evaluation

It's that time of year again. I would like to ask that the entire staff, board, and Fr. Dan please fill out a principal evaluation form for 2016. You can download it HERE. I will put the form in each of the teacher boxes and Tiffany will have a stack of blank forms for anyone that would like to pick one up from the office. I will also deliver one to the parish office (Fr. Dan). Please complete the 1 page form and turn them into Tiffany by this Friday, February 12th. You can drop them off, fax them to 928-537-4507, or email them to admin@stantschool.org. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

Bowling Pledges

Please remind your students to bring in their bowling pledges this week. Please collect the pledges and money and hold on to them until Heidi gets back next week. Thank you.

Fat Tuesday Bake Sale!

The Student Council will be hosting a Fat Tuesday Bake Sale on Tuesday, Feb. 9th. Please remind your students to bring some extra money to buy something. They will be setting up and selling items during lunch.

AZMerit Test Administration Certification

This year our school we be administering the AZMerit via CBT (Computer Based Testing). This requires that all teachers administering the test go through an online certification. Please CLICK HERE for the link to the AZMerit page. Click on Test Administrator Certification. Your email should be your username. If you have signed in before, you will use the same password. If not, you may need to request a password. Please let me know if you have any issues signing in. I would like to see all of the teachers certified by the end of the month.

Update Your E-Assignments

Please update your E-Day Assignments for the next snow day. If you need help, please email me the document and I can update it in your Gradelink account. All teachers with updates should email me a copy of the update so that I can post it on the website too. Let me know if you have any questions.

Morning Recess Duty (2/1/2016 through 2/5/2016)

Steffanie Garguilo will have morning recess duty this week. Please arrive at 7:45 a.m. for duty and blow the morning whistle at 8:10 a.m.

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