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Weekly Bulletin - Week of Oct. 12th

Weekly Principal's Note:

Good Day!

A special thank you to those who attended yesterday's Professional Development on FOSS Science Kits: Nuria, Kaelyn, Jamie, Marthie, and Gabe. I am working on getting this week's PD set for Wed. We will plan on having PD time from 1 pm - 3:30 pm. More details to follow on the PD...Shall we do a potluck for lunch???

I also want to thank all of you for the exceptional dedication you show to all of our students. As you well know, we serve a very diverse population that has many needs: academic, social/emotional, behavioral, spiritual, etc. As I watched all of you in Mass last Thursday (with your students), I was reminded of how much patience, love, and commitment goes in to being a classroom teacher. Thank you for all you do. I know it's exhausting some days, but our kids really rely on us for all of the support.

Have a wonderful week!

Stephanie - Visitation Hours

Beginning this week, Stephanie will be working at Visitation for part of the week. She will be acting as Executive Director of both sites (Visitation and HR). Her regularly scheduled hours at Visitation are as follows:

Mon: 12:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Wed: 12:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Fri: 8:15 am- 12:15 pm

This Week:


CYO Cross Country Meet for P.K. - 8th grade at Bellarmine (in the back, near the "bowl") from 2 pm - 4 pm. Last one!!


Nothing Special Yet...


2 pm - 6 pm Leadership Academy at Seattle Prep (Dempsey out of building at 12:30 pm)


10 am Teachscape Walk-Throughs

5:30 pm Fulcrum Meeting - All Saints (Dempsey, Margetts)


Mass at 9 am

10:30 am - 1 pm PC Regional Meeting in Gig Harbor (Dempsey out of building after Mass until 1:30 pm)


Spirit Gear

Looking Ahead:

  • Progress Reports due to the office on Tues, Oct. 20th (8 am)
  • Ms. Dempsey - Out of the building the week of Oct. 19th. I will be in for a bit on Monday morning and then gone the rest of the week. I will be chairing an accreditation team at Pretty Eagle Catholic Academy in St. Xavier, Montana. It's a St. Labre/Crow Reservation school with no tuition, solely relying on fund-raising...sounds like a fascinating school.

Progress Reports - Date Change!

Progress Reports will be sent out on Wed, Oct. 21st. They MUST be printed and at the office by 8 am on Tuesday morning, Oct. 20th (so that they can be stuffed in the proper envelopes. As I will be out of the building that whole week, it is especially important that parents be aware of any issues that may be significant or concerning prior to receiving the report in the envelope. If you need help locating your template or anything else, let Amparo or me know.

Mass Info - Important

I spoke with Fr. Wichert after Mass on Thursday and he would like our help with a couple of things:

  1. Please go over the Saint of the Day and the Gospel with the kids prior to Mass, so that they can take part in any Q & A during the Homily. Doris will provide a copy weekly - thank you, Doris!!
  2. Please go over the responses/parts of Mass with the students, so that they can more fully participate in the liturgy. We especially need the older kids to be heard during the Mass.

Thank you for your help with these two items.

Teacher Evaluations - Danielson Framework

Take a look at this information on the Danielson Framework. This is the basis for our teacher evaluations this year.

I will be lining up meeting dates for each teacher in the coming weeks. We will be discussing goal setting for the year. I would like each teacher to pick 2 goals that they would like to work on this year. The goals must relate to aspects contained in the Danielson framework. One must be an instructional goal. Here is a quick image of the areas:

The goal setting should be thorough, well planned, measurable, and focused on an area of improvement that is necessary in the classroom. I have a packet that I will be giving to all of you to assist in this process.

AESOP Online Substitute System

Has anyone used AESOP? Any issues? Successes?



Noon Dismissal - Professional Development

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 1-3:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

First Grade Field Trip - Pumpkin Patch

Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 8:30am-1pm

2301 E Main

Puyallup, WA

Going with Leon on the bus.

Pre-K 3 & 4 Field Trip

Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 12:30-2:30pm

Wild Hare Organic Farm, Tacoma, WA, United States

Tacoma, WA

Halloween Carnival

Sunday, Oct. 25th, 1-3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

This event will be held in the school auditorium. Please have parents contact Nina Tatum for more info or to volunteer.

Picture Day - New Date!!

Wednesday, Oct. 28th, 8:30am-2:30pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Individual and Group Photos

Volunteers Needed - Contact Colleen Thomson at

Pumpkin Patch Field Trip - KG

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 9am

9622 Washington 162

Puyallup, WA

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Saturday, Nov. 7th, 6-8pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

See Lizbeth for more info

Conferences - Noon Dismissal & Book Fair

Monday, Nov. 23rd, 1-5pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Conference Schedule will be available soon. Book Fair is in the afternoon.

Conferences - Noon Dismissal & Book Fair

Sunday, Oct. 11th, 9pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Conference Schedule will be available soon. Book Fair is in the afternoon.