STORM REPORT

April 23rd, 2021

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, April 26th

SUPPLY PICK UP at the front desk from 9:30-3:30pm


Thursday, April 29th

MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTION CEREMONY at 6pm on Zoom


Friday, April 30th

IF YOU BOUGHT THE FREE DRESS PASS FOR THE REMAINING FRIDAYS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IT BEGINS TODAY!!!


May 3rd - 7th

TEACHERS APPRECIATION WEEK

contact PIPS for more details


Tuesday, May 4th

COFFEE AND CHAT WITH THE PRINCIPAL

12-12:30 PM


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85166533413?pwd=ekdiRHZzblVEOG03VHVnQmplU3BDQT09

Meeting ID: 851 6653 3413
Passcode: UqX7UR


Friday, May 7th

FREE DRESS WITH A CAN OF FOOD!


PROGRESS CARDS GO HOME

!!AUCTION!!


!! LAST DAY TO BID !!

Our annual Auction will be over at 11:59pm today.


Go and check out the packages to support our School!!

ST.AGATHA 2021 YEARBOOKS FOR SALE

Our 2020-2021 yearbook is available for purchase.


How to order:

follow this link Balfour.com

enter St Agatha Portland Oregon

select yearbook


THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL.


And a big Thank you to Mrs Hanna for making this possible we really appreciate her hard work.

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FROM THE OFFICE

  • Please, remember to send your child/ren to School with a WATER BOTTLE.


  • Dismissal: Please remember that each day Monday - Friday, our school dismissal will be at 2pm for all grades.


  • Mass in-person: On Wednesdays, we will not have a Comprehensive Catholic Distance Learning office hour time. Also starting on April 14th, we will start attending Mass on Wednesday each week. We will attend one grade level at a time. Our St. Agatha scholars and faculty will be the only group in the parish on Wednesdays. Our Mass time will be from 8:15-9:00. Grade levels not attending Mass in person will continue to celebrate the Mass in the classroom with the prior week’s recording. A huge thank you to our parishioners and Fr. Luan, for supporting us in limiting the Wednesday Mass to our scholars and faculty only to promote our health and well-being. Our 8th graders will start attending Mass on April 14th. We will send home a set Mass schedule this week. We are not requiring the Mass uniform for the remainder of this school year. Students may continue to wear the regular daily uniform, neatly pressed, but no shorts please. Thank you!


  • Supply pick up: please come at the front door, on 15th Ave, from 9 to 3:30pm. We will hand you your child's bag. Thank you.


  • IF YOUR CHILD IS WALKING HOME AT SCHOOL DISMISSAL
Please make sure you have returned the Walking Permission Slip.
Also, please remember to contact the school office and provide written permission if your child will be going home with a friend or picked up by another individual.


  • COVID-19 SYMPTOMS:

    If your child or family member has any symptoms related to Covid-19 keep your child(ren) at home. We need everyone to commit to this protocol to ensure the health and safety of our students and their families, and our faculty/staff and their families. If you find yourself in this situation please inform the school office promptly. We will guide you through the next steps according to the Exclusion Summary Chart for Covid-19 (picture below).


  • MINOR 1-3 DAY ILLNESS:

    If your child will be absent for reasons other than Covid-related health concerns, or with a minor 1-3 day illness, please follow the guidelines starting on page 63- Student Illness in our handbook. If your child is home ill with a minor 1-3 day illness they should not Zoom in to class. Their body needs to rest so they can get better and return to school. The days they are home would be counted as excused absences and your child(ren) will have time to makeup the school work when they return.
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WEDNESDAY MASS

Daily Mass - Wednesday Apr 21st

IT'S SUMMER CAMP TIME!!!

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Summer Camp info here!

follow the link to see all the offers.

COVID SCHOOL GUIDELINES

During Spring Break, Governor Brown, the Oregon Department of Education, along with the Oregon Health Authority, updated Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidelines, particularly the physical distance guidelines from striving to maintain 6ft to striving to maintain 3ft.

They also eliminated the 35 square feet per child requirement in the classroom.

This is great news for our school.

Please note that while this change does reduce the amount of physical distancing required we will still promote as much distancing as possible.

PIPS

Our next meeting is this coming Monday 5/17 at 6:30; meeting link

https://meet.google.com/pih-phfs-njk


*Don't forget the virtual coffee with Mrs. Jones*

it will be a new monthly appointment with our amazing principal Mrs. Jones.

Every first Tuesday of the month at 12-12:30pm


As always please reach out with any questions or to be added to our mailing list.

DRESS CODE REMINDERS

Our school dress code will be required for in-person learning. This does include hairstyles see details below. All of our dress code requirements can be found in the

St. Agatha Student/Parent Handbook.


We will not be changing for PE. Please wear PE shoes on PE days. Your classroom teacher will provide you with a schedule.


Boys


Hair/Skin

  • Above the eyes and collar; neatly trimmed and presentable

  • No dyes or highlights allowed. Must be the child’s natural color.

  • No fabric or streamer braids, or large accessories.

  • No writing on the body. No tattoos (temporary or otherwise).


Girls


Hair/Skin

  • No dyes or highlights allowed. Must be the child’s natural color.

  • Above the eyes.

  • Hair clips and bands: solid red, white, navy, Hamilton Plaid, brown or black.

  • No fabric or streamer braids, or large accessories.

  • No writing on the body. No tattoos (temporary or otherwise).

FROM THE PARISH


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES


Did you know that St Agatha parish has a group who provide food to the hungry and assist the needy with rent & utility payments?

It's called the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and ours is the St. Agatha Conference, founded in 1933.

Faithful volunteers pack food boxes, make deliveries, and conduct home visits with poor and needy people in Sellwood.


If you would like to learn more and volunteer to help after school or evenings, please contact Brant Blodgett at brantrb@yahoo.com or 503.880.1838.

It is a wonderful way to live your faith and teach students about helping others.

THRIFTY COTTAGE NEWS!

Have you stopped by the Cottage lately? We are stuffed full of everything you need for spring! Pretty pots for flowers, planting books, and bird feeders! We have clothes for the entire family! And lots of fun games and puzzles for those rainy days!

We need your donations! Is it time to clean and purge those closets and cupboards? Remember the Cottage for those donations! We accept the following:

Clothing for the entire family (no shoes)

Books, Games and Toys

Dishes and Silverware

Small Appliances (i.e., coffee makes, mixer)

Jewelry and Scarves

Candlesticks and Vases

Picture Frames and Lamps

Sports Equipment (tennis rackets, fishing rods)

Serving Bowls and Platters

Table Linens and Napkins

Seasonal Decorations!

How about volunteering? We have a faithful group of people who work the Cottage monthly (2 and 4 hours a month) or as a substitute! We can use your help, too! Our hours are Monday through Saturday 10am to 2pm. We are closed on Wednesday and Sunday!

If you’re a school parent, you receive Share Hours for your Cottage time!

Questions? Contact Karen at 503-236-4747 or stagathapdx@gmail.com

St. Agatha Catholic School

For more than 100 years St. Agatha Catholic School in Sellwood has provided an environment of faith, learning and service to children in preschool through 8th grade.

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