Monday Morning Memo
St. Mary of the Assumption School
February 8, 2021
Note from the Principal
Thank you for a wonderful Catholic Schools Week. We had a great time celebrating with dress down days, visits from the Sisters, Servants of Our Lord and the Virgin of Matara, a wonderful Vocations Mass celebrated by Fr. LaHood, Family Virtual BINGO hosted by the HSA, Mass at the Parish, and finally, our Community Rosary. If you have not yet had a chance to view this beautiful community prayer, you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/eL1srTLBFrw.
Mrs. Ruckstuhl and I also held a virtual awards ceremony for those achieving 2nd quarter honors. This can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/PPY0l_YEcQA
There is more snow in the forecast this week! Just as a reminder, any additional snow days will be remote learning days for all students with a normal class schedule. Two hour delays will have classes that begin at 10:30 a.m.
Attached to this newsletter is a letter from Kelly Branaman, Secretary for Catholic Schools, with the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and our school. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful week,
Student Spotlight- LJ Watkins
Today's spotlight is Lanier (LJ) Watkins in 4th Grade. LJ and his sisters worked as interns this summer with their father, Dr. Lanier Watkins, and completed a study entitled Investigating the SARS-COV2 Main Protease Structure for Drug Design Target Sites Using the Modified Minimal Molecular Surface. They will be presenting their work at the
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI'20) which will be held in Iowa City this April. Great job, LJ!!!
Virtual Coffee Chats
Based on feedback from parents and recent attendance, Friday morning coffee chats will be reduced to once per month and will include all grades. Please join Mrs. Lewis on Friday February 12th at 8:30am to provide feedback, ask questions, and just say hello! A reminder email will be sent that morning.
The Passing of Sister M. Alexius Fitzgerald
Her full obituary can be found here: http://www.sistersofihm.org/who-we-are/ihm-member-directories/deceased/obituary-detail.html?id=477d8b60-2c5b-478d-a774-c9684e0c25e5&bblinkid=248215412&bbemailid=28737426&bbejrid=1849919855
For the full Master Calendar, click here. Please note, this is subject to change.
February 10th: 7 p.m. HSA Meeting
February 12th: 8:30 a.m. Principal Coffee
February 15th: No School
February 17th: Ash Wednesday; 10:00 a.m. Mass
February 19th: No Mass
February 26th: No School
March 10th: 7 p.m. HSA Meeting