Monday Morning Memo
St. Mary of the Assumption School
January 27, 2020
Note from the Principal
It's Catholic Schools Week! A huge thank you to Carlos Pla with the Knights of Columbus, our wonderful HSA, and NJHS student ambassadors for their work at our Open House yesterday. The CSW full schedule is attached to this email. I hope to see many of you at our Open House and Family Pizza tomorrow.
This is the LAST WEEK for re-enrollment before the fee increases from $125 to $150 per student. Please complete your re-enrollment on TADS by January 31st to avoid increased fees.
Have a wonderful week!
Open House and Family Pizza Tomorrow
Lunar New Year Celebration
Gala is February 22nd!
Award Ceremony This Friday
Future City Competition
March For Life
January 26-31st: Catholic Schools Week (See flier for details)
Sunday: Catholic Schools Mass 9:30am; Open House 11am-1pm
Monday: Dress Down Day
Tuesday: Sports Themed Attire; 8:45-11am Classroom Visits; 11-1pm Family Pizza
Wednesday: Character Attire; Canned Food Drive; 7:30-8:30am Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday: Pajama/Lounge Wear Attire
Friday: Dress to Impress Attire; 10:10am Mass; 12:30 Dismissal
January 31st: Award Ceremony 10:45am
January 31st: Last Day for Re-Enrollment before Fee Increase
February 12th: HSA Meeting
Feburary 17th: No School
February 21st: Progress Reports
February 22nd: Roaring 20s Gala
Golden Apple Nominations
On May 7, 2020, the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Schools will host the twelfth annual Golden Apple Awards for excellence in teaching. Parents and students are invited to annually nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple Award. A selection committee will then choose 10 winners from the entire ADW with the approval of the Secretary for Catholic Schools.
The winning teachers will be presented a golden apple, a Certificate of Achievement, and a check for $5,000.Our wonderful Mrs. Ruckstuhl is a former winner!
The nomination form is attached. To qualify, teachers must be:
1. A practicing Catholic
2. A full time teacher
3. Completed a minimum of three consecutive full years in their current
Archdiocesan parish based or independent elementary or secondary
school in the Archdiocese of Washington.
4. The teacher must be state-certified to teach in MD, VA or DC and
certified to teach religion by the ADW.
If you have any questions about a teacher's eligibility, please let me know.
Raffle Basket Items Needed!
o Pre-K: Disney: anything Disney, big or small
o Kindergarten: Baking: specialty spices, bakeware, etc.
o 1st grade: Fitness: fitness bags, yoga equipment, small weights, resistance bands, water bottles,
o 2nd grade: Harry Potter: anything and everything Harry Potter from the books to mugs. If it has anything Harry Potter associated with it, we want it!
o 3rd grade: Dad Basket: specialty grilling items, Man Cave items, beer mugs, etc.
o 4th grade: Maryland: We are proud of our State and like to show it. If you see something that screams Maryland, grab it! Anything with our flag to crabs and Old Bay!!
o 5th grade: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: mugs, specialty coffee, a tea kettle, an espresso frother, any type of chocolate.
o 6th grade: Sports Fan: items for Ravens, Redskins, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Mystics, Wizards....or any of the actual balls/equipment from any sport
o 7th grade: Date Night: restaurant gift cards, movie passes, spa certificates, candles
o 8th grade: Lottery Tickets: scratch offs or cash