October 14, 2021
October is a busy month at St. Dorothy! Please scroll all the way to the bottom of our newsletter to see all of the excitement.
Our first ever Hispanic Heritage assembly will be taking place on Friday, featuring work that students have been doing since September 15th. Unfortunately, Grandparents Day, which was scheduled for October 22, has been postponed. It will remain a minimum day so please plan on picking up your student at noon.
Red Ribbon Week begins October 25th and our Student Council is hosting a Cancer Awareness Day on October 21st. Students will be allowed to wear pink with uniform bottoms. A $2 donation is requested and will be given to a cancer foundation.
We will be celebrating Halloween on Friday, October 29th. Our 8th grade will be hosting their Carnival (information below) during school hours. The Parish is hosting the Halloween Drive Thru in the evening (see information below). It is a minimum day (noon dismissal) and there will be no day care that day. Please plan accordingly.
If your child is absent, please call or email to let us know the reason. We need to know what the symptoms are if they are sick. Thank you for your help with this. We have created a Covid section with information below.
Remember to wash your hands and wear your masks. Vaccinations are recommended and protect everyone.
PTO October Fundraiser News
Red Ribbon Week is Coming! October 25th - 29th
Student Council Annual Pumpkin Contest
All proceeds will go towards our playground fund: "Pumpkins for a Playground"
Annual Halloween Drive Thru
We are taking donations of candy/treats. Donate $30 worth of candy/treats to earn an hour for required volunteer hours. Include receipt for verification.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Donations
If possible, please consider picking up an extra item while at the grocery store to donate. Each class is being asked to donate:
- TK & Kinder - Cans of Pumpkin (for pie)
- 1st - Canned Sweet Potatoes
- 2nd - Stuffing Mix
- 3rd - Cans of Fruit Mix
- 4th - Small Jars of Peanut Butter
- 5th - Gravy
- 6th - Small Jars of Peanut Butter
- 7th - Boxed Mashed Potatoes
- 8th - Cans of Cranberries
Thank you in advance for assisting families in need.
October Lunch Menu
VIRTUS & FINGERPRINTING INFORMATION
Please contact Mrs. Tina Northcutt at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Local fingerprinting sessions will be held at the following locations:
Saturday, October 16 at Immaculate Conception Church (Hall) , Monrovia
Call (626) 358-1166 ext. 231 for appointment.
Thursday, October 21 at St. Louise de Marillac School, Covina
Call (626) 966-2317 for appointment.
Counselors on Campus
If you have not completed the consent form, please complete this Online Consent to allow your student to visit either Ms. Donna or Ms. Gabi. All sessions are done during school hours and are completely confidential.
Click HERE for a link to the LA County Department of Public Health's resource page for parents and gaurdians.
Allergy Aware School
We would ask that all families refrain from sending any tree nut or ground nut products to school. Some of our students are highly sensitive to both.
There are many types of allergies that we are aware of in our student population. To maintain a safe environment, we are also asking that any treats sent in for special events must be store bought and all ingredients must be clearly labeled.
We want to thank you for your consideration in the health and well being of our Bruins.
DID YOU KNOW? ONGOING REsources for parents
Did you know? October 16-17 || Escalating red flags in an adult’s behavior
In most abuse cases, the victim knows the offender. Offenders go to great lengths to ensure that they are not strangers, often spending months or even years hiding in plain sight. Parents should be aware of a few red flags that range from obvious to subtle, and usually indicate a more sinister relationship at work between an offender and potential victims. Some obvious signs include telling children dirty jokes or showing them pornography. More subtle signs could be an adult who wrestles or tickles often, wants to be alone with children, gives gifts frequently, or encourages children to keep secrets. For more red flags, request a copy of the VIRTUS® article “The Rationale of Warning Signs” at lacatholics.org/did-you-know.