Parent Connection

June 16, 2021

Important Dates

June 17th - Last Day for Prek & Kindergarten

June 18th - Juneteenth, No School

June 21st - No School for Students

June 22nd - Field Days for 1st through 8th grade

June 23rd - Last Day for students in 1st through 8th grade, Early Dismissal @ 10:50am

June 24th - 8th Grade Graduation Breakfast and Graduation Mass

iPad Return

All iPads are due back to classroom/homeroom teachers tomorrow. Should your student return an iPad that has a damaged screen, you may be assessed a fee to repair it.

Yearbooks

If you ordered a yearbook, it will be coming home by tomorrow. If you did not order one, extras can be purchased in the Main Office for $16 each.

Please Complete Survey

Our local school districts are responsible for implementing a federal education program called Title I, which offers instructional services to public and private school children.


We have an opportunity for our children to receive these services, but I need you to complete the survey at this link: https://form.jotform.com/211586215304045.


The information you provide will determine the amount of funds the school districts have available to provide these special services to our students. Additionally, this information can also be used to help our school apply for discounts on costs related to our internet infrastructure and service.


Your answers will be strictly CONFIDENTIAL – no one will see the survey submissions other than Mrs. Rahill.

Hesch Family Scholarship - All Saints Parish

Applications for the Hesch Family Scholarship at DeSales Catholic School are due by June 18th. The office will be closed on Friday in observance of Juneteenth, applications may be turned into the office on Thursday or emailed either day to knuutilak@desalescatholicschool.org.

This scholarship was designed to recognize the sacrifice and commitment of the families who choose Catholic education for their children. A scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic-year will be awarded to a deserving DeSales Catholic School student who represents our school’s mission and goals.

To be eligible for consideration the applicants must:

· Be a current parishioner at All Saints Parish in Lockport, NY

· Be enrolled as a student in Kindergarten through Grade 8 at DeSales for the 2021– 2022 school year

· Have financial need

Scholarship details and an application may be picked

at DeSales Catholic School. You may also download a copy

from by visiting http://desalescatholicschool.org/Parents/Forms. Please

call 716-433-6422 ext 407 with any questions.

Summer Bridge Books

We are so proud of how hard our students have worked this year! In an effort to continue learning throughout the summer DeSales has purchased Summer Bridge Books for registered students entering Kindergarten through 4th grade. We encourage students to use them daily throughout the summer.

Look for these books in your child's backpack before the end of the school-year.

NEED Project Conservation Kit -We have Extras!

**We have quite a few of these kits left. If you need additional showerheads, please email Mrs. Knuutila at knuutilak@desalescatholicschool.org. **


Last year Mrs. Badura secured NEED Project Conservation Kits for each of our families. These kits are from National Fuel and contain a faucet aerator, hot water gauge and showerhead.

Summer STREAM and Extra Support Grades 1-5

Mrs. Lewis will be offering a STREAM and Extra Support Grades 1-5 summer program here at DeSales.

Students will work through summer work books (provided by DeSales at the end of the school year) and participate in STREAM activities. Students will spend 40 minutes on workbooks or other academic related activities which will be followed with 20 minute STREAM activity. This will be done in classroom 70 at DeSales.

More details on the dates and cost can be found on the flyer/sign-up below.


Mrs. Lewis Summer STREAM Program Sign Up Form

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DeSales HSA 'Virtual' Race for Fitness 2021

Welcome to the 2021 VIRTUAL Race for Fitness sponsored by Niagara County Produce and NetPlus Allilance. The Annual Race for Fitness is a DeSales tradition in memory of Tim Chesko. Tim was an avid runner and father of 3 DeSales Alumni. Given what is going on in the world, we cannot be together to celebrate this event. However, we can still continue the tradition of celebrating fitness and honor Tim Chesko VIRTUALLY.


Race for Fitness Dates: June 5th through 12th

We recognize that this is a hard time for many people - so it is important to note this event is not a fundraiser, it is a FUN-raiser. There is no fee to participate.

How do we participate? We are challenging you to run or walk following safe social distancing rules. So, whether you run on a treadmill, jog around the neighborhood or walk around the block - how you RACE is up to you! Will you run your first 5k? Will you take your children for a bike ride? Share your RACE with our community -send us your pictures no later than June 12th - we want to see how you chose to RACE! We will be sharing your pictures on our social media to encourage and challenge others to get out there and RUN! (Pictures to knuutilak@desalescatholicschool.org).


However you chose to RACE this year, we hope you will find joy in this Virtual Fitness Challenge!

We are all in this together! Have fun, stay safe!

**Keep the pictures coming!!**

Field Day 2021

Hello Everyone!


As most of you may know, next Tuesday June 22nd is our HSA sponsored field days for all students in grades 1-8.

The students will be participating in various fun events throughout the day and some of them are messy so be sure that they dress in their Gym Uniforms. They will get dirty and wet!

Also, for our 6th and 7th Graders, please be sure to send them in with bathing suits and towels for the pool!

A picnic lunch which will include a hot dog, chips, watermelon and juice box will be provided to each student. Anyone who does not wish to have this meal can either send in their own lunch or make arrangements with the school cafeteria for another option that day as well!

Anyone wishing to volunteer at the event, please sign up via Sign Up Genius at the below link. We still have a few volunteer spots remaining. REMINDER- we are not able to accommodate any parents wanting to join field days unless they are signed up to help! Anyone not on our list will not be able to stay for the day. We are sorry but there would be too many people and things would get confusing. This event is for students and volunteers only. We hope you understand!


Field Day Volunteer Sign up


We are so excited to be able to have this event again and hope your children have a wonderful time!

Any questions, please reach out to us at hsa@desalescatholicschool.org.


Thank you!

Cally Couturier

HSA Officers Needed

HSA Officers: The HSA is looking for all officers next year. If you are interested in becoming the President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary, please reach out to hsa@desalescatholicschool.org for more information.
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Vacation Bible School - Volunteers Needed

Hop on board to volunteer for the BEST week of the summer...Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School - July 19 - 23, 2021 at DeSales Catholic School!!! If you are 11 years old or older , we would LOVE to have you join us to spread God's Word to children at Vacation Bible School. There are many different areas to help in, including volunteer roles the week prior to VBS like set up!!! There's something for everyone of all ages to help with! Come join us and find out why Vacation Bible School is the BEST week of the summer!!!! For questions, please contact Tiffany Pearl at tpearl_cookielee@yahoo.com or 585-419-5696. All adult volunteers are required to be Virtus Certified and up to date with training.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49a9ab29aafb6-2021

Parent Portal

If you have trouble logging into your Parent Portal account, please contact Mrs. Jennifer Cottrell at cottrellj@desalescatholicschool.org.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus


**Update: Breakfast and Lunch will be a provided FREE to ALL DeSales students through June 2021.**

Uniform Exchange

As you clean out your closets, please remember the DeSales Uniform Exchange. Donations for the Uniform Exchange can be dropped off at the Main Office during office hours.

Thank you!

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Volleyball at the Dugout

NEXT SUMMER SESSION STARTS JULY 26

6-PERSON TEAMS: $150 ($50 deposit)

4-PERSON TEAMS: $100 ($25 deposit)

To confirm registration, a small deposit is required in order to make scheduling seamless and limit confusion.

**WANT TO REGISTER A TEAM OR HAVE QUESTIONS?**

CALL / TEXT Scott AT 716-429-3429 or email Skleinhans.vball@gmail.com