January 2020

Upcoming Events

Calendar of Events

Jan 15 - Girls' Basketball vs. St. Joseph at St. Joseph @ 4:30

JV Boys' Basketball vs. St. Theresa (Houston) at St. Theresa CANCELED

Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. St. Joseph at St. Joseph @ 5:30

Jan 20 - School closed in observation of MLK Day

Jan 22- JV Girls vs. Sacred Heart Home @4:30 (Make Up Game)

Jan 24 - PTL Out of Uniform Pass #4

Jan 25 - First Reconciliation @ St. Mary's

Jan 26 - All School Mass

Jan 26-31 - Catholic School's Week

Jan 26 - All School Mass St. Mary's 9:00 AM

Jan 27 - "Crazy for Creation" Wear Crazy Accessories! Scholars can wear hat, socks, scarf or colored hair with regular school uniform.

Jan 28 - Pastries with Parents 7:15 - 8:00 AM in Kukral

"Sport in Success!" Wear any professional sport team T-shirt or jersey with regular uniform bottoms.

Jan 29 - Goodies with Grandparents 7:15 - 8:00 AM in Kukral. Grandparents are welcome to join their scholar at Mass after breakfast.

"Serving Those Who Serve Us!" Student Council will deliver community baskets. REGULAR MASS DAY UNIFORM

Jan 30 - "Stepping into Falcon Pride" Wear a Fatima spirit shirt with uniform bottoms.

Spaghetti fundraiser dinner 5:30-7:00 PM & Living Museum at 6:00 PM

Jan 31 - "Living in Harmony" Each class will wear a solid colored t-shirt with denim bottoms to create a rainbow. Room moms sent details out last week on Groupme.

NEW Mass Day Schedules!

With the start of this new semester, we have started our new Day schedule! On mass days, our hour of mass counts towards our religion credit, and one of our religion teachers, Mrs. Hensley, is off campus. Therefore, we had to ensure that all scholars were getting their full required math, reading, science, and social studies minutes AND we had to accommodate for one less teacher on Wednesday. New mass schedules started today! The fun part of mass day is that it provides a little more time for some of our discretionary classes such as technology, drama, and library! Scholars were able to participate in those classes today!

MLK Day - Monday, January 20th

Our Lady of Fatima campus will be closed Monday, January 20th, in observance of MLK Day. The school will re-open Tuesday, January 21st with regular school hours and extended day.

Need to Speak to a Staff Member?

Please call the front office to schedule conferences with your scholars' teacher or the principal. Please do not simply drop in for a conference. Teachers and staff have meetings, schedules, planning periods, and lunch that have to be accommodated. Please be respectful and mindful of our staffs' schedules. We have their schedules on hand and can make an appointment for you with them within 24 to 48 hours. Thank you for your help!

GroupMe

Please remember to use GroupMe as a way to get reminders or questions out regarding class events only. If you have questions for your scholar's teacher on individual or personal matters, please email the teacher or contact the school during business hours. Our teachers have been receiving a myriad of side messages and messages during class time. Please remember that our teachers are teaching! Please do not expect them to answer during class time. We want the to Group me to serve as a means to obtain help from other parents and when necessary, teachers and coaches, but we do need parents to adhere to the Group Me Guidelines. As per the handbook, Group Me, here are the Group Me guidelines:

· Using group me as a communication tool only, such as for obtaining information about upcoming events, homework,

· Abstaining from personal messages or using the group me to send a message to the teacher about your personal needs or something about just your child—please use email for this.

· Using group me to report absences, tardies, or extended day needs. These need to be reported to the office only.

· Airing personal grievances or any other comments that goes against the Christian Code of Conduct

· Side messaging the principal, staff, or school personnel. All individual communication with Our Lady of Fatima staff should be done via email or through a conference.

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 1/30/20

We will be having a spaghetti fundraiser dinner in Kukral on Thursday, January 30th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Plates will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drink.


Adult plates $8 and Child plates $5, Dine-In or Take-Out


Blue order forms were sent home with scholars or click on the attachment below to print one out.

Living Museum 1/30/20

The Living Museum will be held during Catholic Schools Week on Thursday, January 30, at 6:00 PM. Kindergarten through 4th grade will set their displays up in the gym; 5th-8th grade will be in the main hallway. All information regarding the projects have been sent home with your scholar from their ELA and SS teachers. Don't forget to order your spaghetti dinner!

Tuition Assistance

Please see the attachments for important information regarding tuition assistance for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (409)945-3326.
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Steps For Students February 15, 2020

Hello Fatima Friends and Family!


We are only 1 month away from our 15th annual Steps for Students 5k fundraiser!


We are SO HAPPY to report that Our Lady of Fatima in Texas City is currently in the lead with a whopping $33,216.08 raised!!! ( Way to Go Fr. Clint for being the top fund raising champion in our Archdiocese!)


ALL students are required to register, and we would LOVE to have ALL family members register too! Remember, we get 100% of ALL donations made under registered participants, once you have registered, email and send out your personal link on social media so that family members, coworkers, friends, etc. can all donate under your page!


Also, please remember that on February 14, we will be having our STEPS SOCK HOP and our Valentine’s Day party as one big event from 2pm-3pm. ALL students MUST be registered to be eligible to attend. Therefore we must have 100% student participation! What are you waiting for? Register today!


Please go to https://www.steps4students.org/ to register TODAY.


Below are some frequently asked questions, please feel free to call the front office with any other questions you might have...

Q. What is Steps for Students?

Steps for Students is an annual event benefiting the 58 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston- Houston. This exciting day of family fun includes a sunrise Mass, 5K USA Track and Field Association sanctioned race, Catholic School Village and post-race party. The goal of Steps for Students is to unite the greater Houston community to raise awareness of the benefit of a Catholic education and provide much needed resources for our Catholic schools. In 2019, over 10,000 people registered for the race and over $935,000 was raised in support of these needs.

Q. When does Steps for Students take place?

The event is held in downtown Houston adjacent to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The address is 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy, Houston, Texas 77002. The start line is at the intersection of San Jacinto and Jefferson.

Q. When is Steps for Students?

The 15th annual race is on February 15, 2020. Mass will be held in the Co-Cathedral at 6:30 am. All runners should begin lining up according to pace group immediately following Mass. The timed 5K race will start promptly at 8:00 am. The untimed 5K and 1 mile run/walk will start at 8:10 am.

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