St. Lawrence Every Friday Note

April 29, 2022

Here comes May!

Hello Ram families!

First of all, I want to start by thanking all who made the Father Beechem Backyard Bingo event a huge success. There was a huge crowd of very generous supporters of our school and students. Many opportunities were created for our students last Saturday night.

First communion is this Sunday!

English Mass is at Noon

Spanish Mass is at 4PM

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers have had a very challenging year. Like most schools these days, we are understaffed and have had to work very hard to make sure all classes are covered. Our teachers have made many sacrifices for the good of the school and your children. We are blessed with an amazing group of educators who have put your children first throughout the year and provided a high quality education. Please join me this week in expressing appreciation for their efforts and the blessing they are to our school. The PFO has planned various things to show their appreciation. I am inviting each of you, parents and students both, to join in this week in showing your appreciation, in whatever way you would like. Our teachers deserve it! Thank you for your support in this.

ILearn continues at St. Lawrence for students in grades 3 and 4. Grades 5-8 finished there testing this week. It is extremely important that your child is at school to take these tests. The testing times begin at 8am. It is vital that they are here for these tests on time, as it can be very difficult to make up tests.

Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is underway and going well. If you have not registered yet, you have until Friday May 13th before the first round of registration is paused until June 13th. More details below.

Next week's newsletter will contain details for the end of the year activities for your children. The 4th and 5th grade will be going to Connor Prairie next Wednesday.

Teamwork Tuesday and Earth Day

This week our students made new "usable" items from recycled materials: new crayons from old broken crayons, painted cardboard "trees", Tic Tac Toe game from bottle caps, bird feeders from paper rolls, and pop tab bracelets. Seventh and eighth graders teamed up to clean up the outdoor space on campus and prepared "dirt pudding" for the entire school.
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Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Underway!

Registration Procedures

  • Our preschool accepts the On My Way Pre-k voucher and enrollment is open at The child must be 4 by August 1st to qualify.

Registration for 2022-2023 opens on Monday, March 14th!

Current and new families will be registering at the same time. Registration will be open until May 13th.

All you need to do at this time is to register online through our website on the enrollment tab.

CURRENT students should be registered through the current student form and NEW students should be registered through the new student form for K-8.

If you have a CURRENT Preschool student registering for Kindergarten in 2022/23 - you will use the CURRENT K-8 student form.

If you have a CURRENT or NEW preschool student registering for Preschool in 2022/23 - you will use the Preschool registration form.

On April 1st, Mr. Maxson will take a first look at all of the students that are registered. Current students that are not on conduct or academic probation or delinquent on tuition payments, will be pending accepted. At that time, you will receive a letter from the school office with your student's pending accepted status, registration paperwork for the school office and financial aid paperwork for Mrs. Handley. You will also receive a bill for the registration fee which will be due in full by May 1st.

Parents of NEW students will be contacted by the school office after the registration is received to obtain required paperwork for Mr. Maxson to determine if they can be accepted.

If your student IS on conduct or academic probation or if you are delinquent on tuition payments, you will receive a letter that your student's registration is not accepted at that time.

On May 13th, registration will close for new and current families. Mr. Maxson will take another look at students that are registered and make changes to their status, if necessary. If you register between April 1st and May 13th, your registration fee will be due 30 days after the paperwork and bill noted above is sent to you.

On June 6th, Mr. Maxson will take a final look at those students that are registered and make changes to their status, if necessary. Any students that were pending accepted and finished the school year without conduct or academic probation, whose parents have paid their tuition bill and the registration fee, and financial paperwork has been returned to Mrs. Handley - will be marked accepted and added to class lists.

At that time, if we still have openings in our classes, we will reopen registration on June 13th.

Please note that if your student is on conduct or academic probation or your tuition payments are not current, your student's registration will not be accepted and their "spot" will not be held on the class lists. It is our hope that those students currently on conduct or academic probation will achieve positive growth before the end of the school year so they can be accepted for next year. It is our hope that those families delinquent on tuition, will make and keep payment agreements with the goal of tuition bills being paid in full by the end of the school year. Please contact Mr. Maxson or Mrs. Handley if you would like to enter a payment agreement so that your student can be considered for next school year. We are willing to work with our parents on payment agreements. Please reach out today!

A note from Mrs. Handley: If you will be applying for any form of financial aid - CHOICE Scholarship, SGO - Tax Credit Scholarship or Father Beechem Educational Fund Scholarship, please bring or email me a copy of Page 1 and 2 of your 2021 FEDERAL Tax Form 1040. Please see samples below of what these pages look like.

School Uniform Sale

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Attendance/Mass 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. Mass is a special opportunity to spend time twice a week with Jesus in worship. It is a part of our school day and one of the truly special opportunities that students enrolled in a Catholic school get to participate in that they would not be able to otherwise. This is considered part of our curriculum. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school to be able to be a part of this time.

Covid 19 Updates

For the week of April 23-29:

Confirmed Positive Results: 0

Quarantined students: 0

School Lunch Box

School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day. Just as families had to make substitutions on grocery lists last year, St. Lawrence may have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability. We hope parents and students will be patient as we sort through these supply chain issues, particularly with breakfast items such as cereal. PBJ Uncrustables are not available either. The upside? Ingredients for our many scratch prepared foods are more readily available and we've been trying new recipes weekly. We remain committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals so that students are ready to learn!

May Lunch Menu

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