News from the Office

February 15, 2018

****CHANGE IN DAILY SCHOOL SCHEDULE.****

Effective Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the school doors will open at 8:05 instead of 8am. For your convenience you may bring your children to morning Extended Care from 7:45 – 8:05 at no charge.

This change allows our teachers enough time to prepare for the day and be ready to greet your students!

Thank you!

OFFICE NEWS

We are sending the Office News home on Thursday this week since there will be no school this Friday. Faculty and Staff will be having a retreat day.

NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 16; Faculty Retreat Day, Monday, Feb. 19; President’s Day and NOON DISMISSAL on Friday, Feb. 23; In-service on Math Development.

BOOK FAIR

Our Annual Book Fair was held last week. We’d like to thank Treasure Kenen, Caroline DeMesa for organizing this event. Many thanks to everyone that helped during the event and to those that purchased books during the fair. We appreciate your patronage!!

CHOIR: It is not too late to join us!!

Our first student practice was Monday, Feb., 12th. There will be no charge to be in the choir. Choir is open to grades 3-8 and they will meet after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15pm – 4:15pm. Our instructor is Mrs. Traci Clements and she asks that students please bring a snack as there will be a short break. If you are interested in singing for Mass and special occasions, please call the school office or email Mrs. Clements at….trezzelina@outlook.com

AUCTION….SAVE THE DATE:

Our 28th Annual Gala Auction will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018. The doors open at 5:30pm and will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown. This is our largest fundraiser and we need your attendance, ideas, donations and help to make this a success. More information to follow. For your convenience, there are Donation and Sponsorship forms and letters in the office to help you with your procuring items for the Auction. If we can help, please don’t hesitate to call and ask questions.

ICE CREAM PARTY

Our first and second grade students received their ice cream party yesterday. This is the class that brought in the most socks that were donated to Community Youth Services of Pierce County. It was great fun seeing Mrs. Muller wear the SOCK HAT that was created specifically for this event!!

PTO MEETING

Please join us for our next PTO meeting to be held Tuesday, Feb. 20th at 7pm in the school cafeteria.

PTO HELP NEEDED

Our school is hosting the Parish Lenten Meatless Supper on Friday, 2/23/18 from 5:30-7pm at the Lower Hall. We will be there at 4:15 to set up. We need volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up afterwards. We need food donations delivered to the lower hall by 5p.m. Please call Jennifer Barfield with any questions at 206 351-5405.

ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT

If you pay your Registration and Instructional Materials Fee by March 1, 2018, you will receive a $50 discount!! There are only 2 weeks left to be able to cash in on the discounted Registration and Instructional Materials Fee. If you will be returning next year, please be sure to follow the instructions that accompany your child’s student profile.

SERVICE HOURS

Don’t forget to fill out a Volunteer Commitment Log for any time you donate helping the school!! You can find this form on the school website: www.visitationstemacademy.org or in the office.