Every Friday Note

September 17, 2021

Weekly Update!

Another great week at St. Lawrence!

General Updates:

  • NWEA testing will be wrapped up soon.

  • Donuts with Dear Ones was a success. Thank you to all of the families who came Thursday morning to spend time with your children and teachers while enjoying a treat from Jack's! Be on the lookout for the next event!
  • School picture day is Thursday September 23rd.
  • Festival drop-off and pick-up goes into effect Monday (September 20) through Tuesday (September 29th). All drop-off and pick-up will take place in the front of the building, not the kickball fields.
  • Reminder: There is no school for the students on Friday, September 24th.

St. Lawrence Fall Festival

The annual Fall Festival returns next weekend, September 24-26. We are so excited to have everyone join in fellowship and celebration of the community and parish of St. Lawrence.

In talking with the organizers, only have 70% of the volunteer shifts covered. I would like to encourage you all to volunteer for our 12th Saint Lawrence Fall Festival. Spend an evening with the family and for part of the time, consider helping out so the event runs smoothly and is enjoyable for everyone. There are still more than 60 spots left to fill for our festival to be a success. 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to volunteer for the Youth Ministry Hot Dogs & More booth or as Food Runners but must have an adult present at the festival during their shift. Attached is a sign up form if you would be willing to help for a few hours over the weekend. https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=4090944aead2fab9-2021&useFullSite=true

Reminder: There is no school for the students on Friday, September 24th.

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Nationality Survey


We are conducting a survey at St. Lawrence to celebrate our diversity. Your participation is needed and is anonymous. In order to better understand our students and their immediate family, we would like to know where in the world we are form. Which countries are represented in your household? For example, I was born in the USA, my wife was born in the USA, and my son was born in the USA.

Estamos realizando una encuesta para celebrar nuestra diversidad aquí en la escuela de San Lorenzo y su participación es muy importante y será anónima. Esto lo estamos llevando a cabo con el fin de comprender mejor a nuestros estudiantes y a sus familias, y para esto nos gustaría saber en qué parte del mundo nos hemos formado. ¿Qué países están representados en su hora?
Por ejemplo, yo soy nacido aquí e los estados unidos, mi esposa nació en los estados unidos y mi hijo nació en los estados unidos.

Grades 3-8 Basketball

BOYS BASKETBALL - registrations are now open on line at orgsonline.com for grades 3-8. Team entries are due September 30th and registrations will close.

CHATARD WORKOUTS - Coach Kenny Roseman (Head Basketball Coach for Chatard) and coaching staff are offering free basketball workouts for boys grades 3-8 on the following dates: Thursday September 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Any boy interested in meeting the staff and working on their skills should attend. The workouts will be at Chatard in the gymnasium. Any questions should be directed to Keith Minch at minchkeith@sbcglobal.net.

Attendance Policy

Our school day starts at 7:25 am and ends at 3:15 pm. During this time, instruction is taking place. Tardiness and early pick up, although at times necessary, interfere with the required instruction time for your child. Consistent tardiness or early departure greatly hinders your child's ability to learn and become proficient in the required standards set forth by the state of Indiana. Please be supportive of our family handbook and honor the arrival and pick up times to ensure that your child receives the very best education possible.

A note to this. If you are late arriving on a Wednesday or Friday, which are our scheduled school mass days, please take your child to the church prior to 9:15 am.

Curricular Material Assistance Form

Earlier this week, a green form was sent home with your child that needs to be returned. This allows for textbook rental assistance. Please be sure that you return it as soon as possible.

Summer Pandemic EBT

Last year, many families received extra money from the government. There is a separate deposit for the summer that should be loaded to your account already. A parent pointed this out to me, as I am still learning many of these things, and I am so thankful that they did! Here is information from the state website.

Summer P-EBT is for all students determined eligible to receive free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year. This issuance is for ALL National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program students and ALL students that attend a Community Eligibility Provision school. Students and their schools do not need to participate in a summer school program to receive this benefit.

Benefits will be loaded to existing P-EBT cards for each eligible child. A new P-EBT card will be issued to students that have not previously received any type of P-EBT benefit.

Thank you Sarah Stephens for pointing this out to us. In her research, she wanted me to share this with you. Here is a link with some information: https://www.in.gov/fssa/dfr/dfr-policy-changes-and-actions/pandemic-ebt/

Quite a ways down on that page there is a place to click on if you need to change your mailing address or request a replacement card. Hopefully, you will find what you need and will be pleasantly surprised!

Covid 19 Updates

In an attempt to provide even more transparency about how the school is interacting with Covid-19 in the school, I will start to include numbers school wide for the past week. I will continue to send communication through Jupiter as I have done all along as it pertains to your child and their class. However, this will be a general count for the entire school. I will only include the numbers of cases that apply to our students or quarantine information based on exposure from the school. For example, if a student is on quarantine because a family member, or a person outside of the school, identified them as a close contact, that information will not be offered. If a student is on quarantine based on exposure to a fellow student or teacher at St. Lawrence who has tested positive, that will be included.

For the week of September 11 - September 17:

Positive Results: 0

Quarantined students: 0

The governor passed an executive order stating that close contacts who have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case at school will only need to quarantine if they are experiencing symptoms.

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