From the Desk of Ms. Clark
March 21, 2019
It is hard to believe that we have entered the final trimester of the school year. With our focus always being on high academic standards and faith development, we are proud of our students who are challenged in all subject areas each day. Our teachers work hard to collaborate and plan lessons that are engaging, meaningful, and fun for our students. As I travel the hallways of our school, I am always impressed with the wonderful learning happening in each classroom.
Beginning tomorrow, our students in grades 2-7 will participate in standardized testing. The Terra Nova Test is an assessment that we use to promote greater learning and academic growth of each student. In order to continue to obtain an accurate picture of our students’ achievement, please be sure that your children not only get a good night’s sleep, and eat a healthy breakfast, but also that they are not late for school or absent during this week. There will be no make-up tests for students who are absent for a reason other than illness.
As stated on the Archdiocese’s Office for Catholic Education website, “With emphases on learning, self-improvement, spiritual well-being, and inter-personal relationships, our Catholic Schools focus on equipping students with the skills needed to become respectful, contributing members of society.” May God bless us all as we continue to work together to achieve our school’s mission and form Catholic leaders!
We Need Your Help!
Important GALA Reminders:
- RSVP’s are due on March 22nd so please send in yours as soon as possible. You definitely do not want to miss this fun night.
Also please donate in any way that you can --- small or big ---- to help get the raffle baskets together. If you need help deciding what to donate, our Gala Team has created a sign-up genius to help with ideas
This weekend- we will be selling raffle tickets at all of the Assumption and Saint Bede Parish masses. If you sign up to help, you will receive a free Grand Prize raffle ticket.
With the funds from this year’s gala- we plan to expand our beginner makerspace which is located in our Media Center.
All of this fundraising HELPS BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN TUITION DOLLARS AND THE ACTUAL COST OF THE EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDED to OUR STUDENTS. Your participation SUPPORTS THE FACULTY, STAFF, FACILITIES, AND PROGRAMS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO HELPING ALL STUDENTS REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
Host Families Needed
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
Important information and applications for need-based grants and merit-based scholarships are now available.
Please visit the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab on the AOP Catholic Schools website to access the online applications for the Maguire Scholars Program, Howley Family Foundation Scholarship and all other opportunities available.
Homeroom and Parent Association Fee
Rock Your Socks Day
In honor of Miss Kaydee, SKD Rocked their Socks for World Down Syndrome Day. World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on March 21 every year, is a global awareness day. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
Our students collected over $300 to support Ruby's Rainbow, a non profit organization that grants scholarships to adults with Down Syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.
Thank you to our Kindergarten classes who organized this service project for our school!
You are invited!
Raffle Tickets are Available through School for the Men Who Cook Prizes
Important Dates to Remember
3/22: Terra Nova Testing Begins
3/25-3/29: Terra Nova Testing
3/25: Report Cards Distribution
3/26: Saint Bede's First Reconciliation
3/27: Stations of the Cross 2pm
3/29: SKD Infant / Toddler Playgroup
4/3: Stations of the Cross 2pm
4/4: 8th Grade Retreat Day
4/5: Mass 9am / SKD Gala - Southampton Room
4/10: PreK Information Night 6pm
4/11: 8th Grade Class Picture / Confessions for grades 3-8
4/12: SKD Toddler Playgroup
4/14: Passion Play 7:30pm
4/15: Passion Play 7:30pm
4/17: 11:45am Dismissal
4/18: NO SCHOOL, Holy Thursday
4/19: NO SCHOOL, Good Friday
4/22: NO SCHOOL, Easter Monday
4/23: Classes Resume