Hi-lites week of October 9, 2015

Next week is Fall Break! No school Thursday or Friday.

Online Sign-up

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Highland Catholic School will be offering online sign-up for fall conferences. We are looking for 100% participation. Each household will receive a link to the conference schedules. We are going to send the link out on Monday to families with three or more students at Highland Catholic School to facilitate back-to-back conferences. All other households will receive the link on Tuesday. Conferences for K-5 are 20 minutes. The households in Grades 6-8 will be able to sign up for an hour long block with the group of middle school teachers and will rotate through the tables. Conferences will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29th from 3:30-8:00 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 30th, from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional conference times for 7th and 8th grade households will be offered on Wednesday, the 28th, and Thursday, the 29th, during the morning hours for Mr. Ken Backe, Mrs. Abby Mallory and Mrs. Janell Paschal. This is a nice option and helps reduce the number of needed evening slots.

Fall conferences are a great time for goal setting and teachers will be sharing students' MAP scores, as part of the conversation. Older students are encouraged to attend conferences with their parents and guardians. It helps them be more engaged students.

Households with no internet capability are welcome to stop into the school office and the staff will help you schedule your conference. Again, we are hoping to meet with all families.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jane Schmidt


P.S. Just a reminder: Navy-colored leggings may only be worn under a uniform jumper or skirt. They are not suited for Fridays with Marathon shirts. NO leggings, any color or print, are permitted with just shirts. Thanks for giving the ol' eyeball!

Please order your Christmas Greenery! Beautiful Items!

It is time to start thinking about your holiday greenery order! The Home & School Committee is now taking orders for the 2015 Holiday Greenery Sale. We are again partnering with Gertens to offer you beautiful wreaths, garlands, spruce tips and more!

You can also order online at Greenery Order Form or by visiting the Highland Catholic website and looking for the link to the Holiday Greenery Sale, where you will find the order forms and product photos & information (payment by check/cash only).

Orders are due by October 18 and, if you live in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Eagan or Mendota Heights, items will be delivered to your doorstep on November 21. Thanks for your support of this important fundraiser for Highland Catholic School!

This is our biggest Home and School fundraiser. Please extend this opportunity to family, friends and neighbors!

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Turkey Trot Time! Best Thanksgiving Day Tradition Ever!

The 4th Annual Highland Park Turkey Trot is only 47 days away. Registration is officially open, please go to our FB page or http://tinyurl.com/oq9yshw to register now!

Thanks to Co-Chairs, Martha Paar and Chris Haider for making this happen. The day features the Gobble Wobble for the younger crowd, a beautiful 5K, and Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Upcoming Dates:

Oct. 15th and 16th No School Fall Break. Enjoy.

Feel free to join us on Monday, Oct. 12th at Noon in the Main Church for our SuperFriends Assembly with singer, Michael Monroe. All are welcome!

Cretin-Derham Hall News

The CDH Select Treble Choir & Vocal Arts Ensemble will be singing at the Basilica this Saturday for the 5:00pmMass in their "Missa Choralis Series".

The faculty/staff joined in on the fun for homecoming week by surprising the student body with their dance moves. Watch their performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqtQLbI4JC4

Thank you to the many Hi-C students who came to our Homecoming game last Friday, October 2nd. We had over 300 students attend from many of the local catholic grade schools. It was a very fun night.

CDH Bandcake Breakfast is this Sunday, October 11 at Cretin-Derham Hall from 8:30am - 12:30pm. $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. All proceeds help support activities and trips for students in the band.

CDH Open House - 7th & 8th Grade Students & Families - November 10, 2015 - 6:30pm

Want to learn about CDH! Watch our video: http://youtu.be/eH8nvSQ83W0

If you have any questions about Cretin-Derham Hall, please contact Admissions Director Tony Leseman at 651-696-3302 or tleseman@c-dh.org