Family File Cabinet 11.17.23
Dear Catholic East Families,
As we approach Thanksgiving break, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for each member of our wonderful school family. this season reminds us to pause, reflect, and appreciate the blessings that surround us. May this Thanksgiving be filled with warmth, joy and cherished moments spent with loved ones. I encourage everyone to take this well-deserved break to recharge and connect with family and friends. Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving and we will see you back at school on Monday, November 27th.
This Weeks Attendance Numbers:
Attendance Average for the Week: 95.6% (Goal - 97%, Up 3%!)
Website is up to date!
We are happy to announce that our website has been updated to include an updated staff directory and calendar. We will to continue to provide calendar information through our newsletters; but please utilize the calendar for additional information. Feel free to subscribe to the calendar here, just click the "iCal" button on the top right to add the calendar. If you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Krekel.
Christmas Concert Songs Practice!
Ms. Swan would love for scholars to practice their Christmas Concert songs over Thanksgiving break. Here you will find all grades songs with a video to help scholars practice!
Holiday Food Drive
This year the Faith House of Servus will again be partnering with the Capuchin Community Services to distribute food boxes to guests served at two sites: House of Peace & St. Ben’s Community Meal. Many guests served at St. Ben’s have access to a kitchen but don’t always have food. Many of those served by the House of Peace are working people who have to rely on our Emergency Food Pantry to help feed their families.
The holiday food boxes contain a turkey and the traditional holiday fixings including stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and more. We are asking you to support the Faith House of Servus and this service project to bring in the food items to fill those boxes!
Our school goal this year is to fill 50 holiday food boxes to help 50 local families in need! Each class will be responsible for bringing in a specific food item; each food item is a crucial component of the holiday food box. See the list below for the class, the food item, and the quantity of food items.
Class Donations list:
- K3- Mrs. Mueller - Mashed Potatoes - 50 boxes
- K4- Ms. Miller - Canned Corn - 100 cans
- K4- Ms. Hughes - Canned Corn - 100 cans
- K5- Ms. Miller - Macaroni and Cheese - 100 boxes
- 1st grade- Ms. Walker - Jello / Pudding - 100 boxes
- 2nd grade- Mrs. Bustos - Canned Cranberry Sauce - 100 cans
- 3rd grade- Mrs. Kolz - Canned Green Beans - 200 cans
- 4th grade- Mrs. Dodd - Bag of Stuffing - 50 bags
- 5th grade- Ms. Smith - Cornbread Mix - 100 boxes
- 6th grade- Mr. Brox - Frosting - 50 cans
- 7th grade- Mr. Miron - Cake Mix - 50 boxes
- 7th grade- Ms. Rogers - Cans of Gravy (no glass) - 50 cans
- 8th grade- Mr. Lerret - Sweet Potatoes/Yams - 50 cans
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Home & School Updates
Priority One: Strong Faith
Sacrament Preparation for Catholic East Students is provided by UPLIFT Families, the Religious Formation program which serves the parish communities of Family of Five Parishes (Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Old St. Mary, Three Holy Women, Saints Peter and Paul, and Our Lady of Divine Providence).
We are offering Sacrament Preparation classes for children who have been baptized and are currently in 2nd grade or older. If you have a child who has been baptized, you can sign them up to have preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in the Catholic Church.
The Sacrament Preparation classes for First Reconciliation will be conducted during school starting in mid-December through January.
**There will be a required parent-child retreat to prepare for First Communion. The retreat will be offered on Saturday, February 17th 12:30-3:30 pm and Sunday, February 18th 2:30-5:30 pm. You can choose to attend either date.**
If you would like to sign up your child, please click the SACRAMENT PREP to complete the form.
The deadline to sign up is December 1, 2023
If you have questions about sacrament preparation, or if your child has not been baptized, I'd love to talk to you! Please email me at email@example.com or call 414-962-2443 ext 302. Thank you!
Peace of Christ,
Expressing Gratitude: Inspired by 1 Peter 4:10-11
As partners in our mission to support and inspire our dedicated teaching staff, we've compiled a list of thoughtful ways you can uplift and appreciate your child's teacher. These ideas are rooted in the spirit of 1 Peter 4:10, which reminds us to use our gifts to serve one another as good stewards of God's grace.
For more details and the full list of suggestions, please follow the link below. Your active involvement in these initiatives is a testament to the values of our faith and greatly contributes to the well-being of our school community.