WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SPES?

INFORMATION YOU WILL NEED THIS WEEK!

WE HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR THREE DAY WEEKEND BUT WANT YOU TO BE PREPARED FOR THE WEEK AHEAD SO WE OFFER YOU THIS STREAM-LINED WEEKLY BULLETIN! VISIT REN WEB'S CALENDAR, ANNOUNCEMENTS AND RESOURCE DOCUMENTS FOR POSTED INFORMATION AND UPDATES.

FROM JANET WININGER, SPES DEAN OF STUDENTS:
Please be reminded of the SPES Attendance Policy found on page 19 of the Parent-Student Handbook: "Students are mandated to attend school (State Attendance Policy, Bulletin 741).
Any student absence, WHETHER EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED counts toward attendance. Students who exceed the total absences set by the State of Louisiana will not be promoted due to insufficient attendance. Rare exceptions can only be made for special extenuating circumstances as stated in Bulletin 741 and as approved by the principal. Any student accumulating fifteen (15) absences/tardies or more by April 30th may not be eligible to return to SPES. Any registration fees paid will be forfeited." Please make all efforts to assure that your child(ren) attends school daily and he/she arrives before the tardy bell. If you have any questions about absences, tardies and/or this policy, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at janet_wininger@stpiuselementary.org .

*2015-2016 AFTER CARE REGISTRATION: The January 26th "This Week At SPES" parent newsletter will contain all information needed for registration for extended care services for the 2015 - 2016 school year. Parents of currently enrolled aftercare students - PLEASE NOTE that you must turn in your completed paperwork no later than Wednesday, February 4th to receive priority placement for 2015-2016. All SPES families are welcomed to submit a registration form but families currently enrolled in the program will receive priority status if registered prior to 2/4/2015.
*REGISTRATION FOR SPRING SESSION OF GIRLS ON THE RUN NOW OPEN: Girls in 3rd-8th grades interested in being part of this running-inspired program may now sign up at: http://www/girlsontherunsola.org for the spring session which begins February 9th and ends May 2nd. This program, which helps girls in third through eighth grades realize that they are beautiful just the way they are, is taking the nation by storm! SPES faculty and staff members meet with the SPES Girls on the Run every Monday and Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Sign up now by clicking the link above and return all completed GOTR paperwork that is posted on RenWeb's Resource Documents to the front office marked: Attention: Ellie Fitzgerald.

*SUMMER CAMP OFFERING: Our friends at Cathedral-Carmel will be hosting a summer camp from June 8th through July 31st. If you are interested in learning more or registering your child(ren), visit www.cathedralcarmel.com or contact camp registrar Colleen Conque at cconque@cathedralcarmel.com .