Staff Smore

Weekly Bulletin - Week of March 14th

Weekly Principal's Note:


We have a short week this week, with professional development on Friday. Don't forget to bring a lesson plan (7 copies) to share with your colleagues on Friday. More information is in your boxes, as to the schedule for the day.

Also, please see the information below for the dress code situation for St. Patrick's Day on Thursday.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for coming to support the school at the Crab Feed!


This Week:


  • Crab Feed Wrap-Up

  • Dempsey away all day at the Palisades for the Principals' Meeting - Can people cover carpool in the morning and afternoon????
  • Lesson Plans should be DONE.


  • Report Cards due to the office...they go home next Wed (3/23).
  • Dempsey - Board Meeting at 3 pm...carpool coverage in the afternoon, please.


  • St. Patrick's Day - Because it is a Mass day the kids are ONLY TO WEAR GREEN TOPS. They may wear them with jeans or uniform pants. No other green attire (hat, face paint, hair color, etc.) is allowed. Please communicate this to your families. Thank you!!
  • All School Mass at 9 am (Please prep the kids for Mass with the responses, readings, songs, etc.)
  • Here is some info on St. Patrick:


  • All day professional development at St. Charles. All teachers and instructional assistants expected to attend.

Lesson Plans - Due on Tuesdays

Please remember that your weekly lesson plans (through Friday) should be complete and available by Tuesday morning every week. Amparo is checking through them to assist, but is finding many gaps. Please help her by making sure they are complete, along with the standards and objectives. Thank you!!

Instructional Materials

Amparo is going to be working with all teachers to put together a list of instructional items for next year. We are trying to get an estimate for all necessary textbooks/consumables for the 2016-17 school year. Please assist her with your classroom's needs.


Please promote the Read-A-Thon in your class and in your newsletters. We need people to sponsor the kids by page, minutes read, or by book. We have a lofty goal of $10,000 and we really need to do a great job on this fundraiser!!



No School for Students - Professional Development Day at St. Charles (All Teachers, Assistants)

Friday, March 18th, 8am-3pm

7112 South 12th Street

Tacoma, WA

All teachers and assistant teachers are required to attend this professional development. No personal days may be used. More info to follow...

Living Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 25th, 10:30am

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Gabe is working hard (with help from Ron) to put on an amazing version of the Living Stations on Good Friday. It will begin at 10:30 am in the auditorium. Thanks to Amparo for costumes!

Good Friday - Noon Dismissal

Friday, March 25th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon extended care!!

No School - Easter Vacation

Monday, March 28th, 8am to Friday, April 1st, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Noon Dismissal - Professional Development

Wednesday, April 13th, 12pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Teacher PD from 1 - 3:30, Extended Care is Available

The PD will be done by Dr. Vanessa Tucker (thank you Bridget!!), a specialist on SPED. She will work with us on how we can deal effectively with SPED related issues in the classroom.