From the Desk of Ms. Clark
August 30, 2018
A high level of excitement occurs with the opening day of school. Teachers anxiously await meeting their new class while returning students embrace the day with joy to see their friends again. New students anticipate meeting the teacher and other students while learning their way through a new school. Together, we form a circle of welcoming love. Sent to bring unity, let us build our community as we invite others into our lives.
Here are some suggestions to help ensure a successful school year for your child.
- Provide a study environment conducive to learning at home. Establish a regular homework time and have a quiet place for the child to study;
- Talk every day about the progress he/she is making in each class. When your child knows that you think school is important, he or she will take it more seriously;
- Discuss with your child how learning in school helps in everyday life;
- Be a good example yourself that learning is a lifelong process;
- Reinforce learning at home, in the community, and on vacations;
- Notice when your child completes homework and provide encouragement;
- Help your child stay calm and confident on test days;
- Teach your child to set goals;
- Read together at least once a week;
- Be realistic in your expectations;
- Encourage your child to talk to teachers if he/she does not understand an assignment;
- Make every effort to be actively involved in the child’s education and school;
- Recognize the teacher as an important partner in your child’s education and future; and,
- Remember that each parent and teacher share the same goal -- to help children love learning and to be successful.
Provided by: NC Division of Non-Public Education
It’s time to turn our summer rest into energy that will magically turn into the important work of Catholic education. We look forward to welcoming our children to school with all their enthusiasm anticipating a new school year! Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!
Lunch Monitors- Help Needed
Student Safety First
Please enter the morning drop-off car line with caution. The morning drop off is an express line; parents may not stop and get out of their cars. Students must exit from the PASSENGER SIDE only. Students MUST be ready to exit the car once pulling into the car line drop-off in order to eliminate back-up traffic. DO NOT DRIVE OUT OF THE CAR LINE. PLEASE WAIT FOR THE LINE TO MOVE SLOWLY TO EXIT.
If you need to bring your child into the school building, you MUST park your car in the front of the school and enter through the main school entrance. You must report to the office. No cars are permitted to park or idle in front of the school in the fire lane.
Raptor Visitor Management System
The Raptor System, which is used in many school districts including Council Rock, is a visitor management system. This system will better allow us to track visitors, volunteers, student late arrivals and early dismissals, and provide us with a more monitored environment for our students and staff. Please see the attached letter in your email regarding NEW procedures when visiting our school.
Please make every effort to get your child to school on time. This teaches our students respect and courtesy along with an understanding of the importance of being on time. When a child is late, it disrupts the morning routines of the classroom and often the child becomes overwhelmed.
Important Dates to Remember
9/5: Opening Day for Grades 1-8;
Pre-K and Kindergarten BTSN 7pm
9/6: Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation
9/7: Opening Mass 9am; Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation
9/10: Opening Day for Pre-K and Kindergarten
9/12: Back to School Night Grades 1-4 at 7pm
9/13: Back to School Night Grades 5-8 at 7pm
9/20: Ice Cream Social 6:30-8pm
We wish the best of luck to the members of our Class of 2019 as many of them prepare for the Neumann Scholarship Test. These students rank among the best and brightest in our county! We congratulate our students on this prestigious honor and we couldn't be more proud of our outstanding students.
We look forward to honoring our Catholic Leaders each month of the new school year as they work hard to demonstrate Christian values in all they do even in the most difficult of situations.
Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Student Leadership Team. These students have worked hard and are ready to serve our school community.