ST. GERTRUDE SCHOOL

January 23, 2020

FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL

Dear Parents,

I want to thank you for the opportunity to be your principal this year, and I especially appreciate your continued support, thoughts, and prayers. I have enjoyed getting to know all of our SGS students this year. I want to remain a part of our wonderful school but in a capacity that better suits me since the stroke. I will be finishing out the school year as your principal and then transition back to the classroom in August of 2020. This was not an easy decision to make but one that is best for my family and me at this time.

Thank you for your understanding,

Christine Skornia

OPEN HOUSE THIS SUNDAY

St. Gertrude will kick off its Catholic Schools Week celebration by holding an open house on January 26 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please help spread the word and invite any family and friends who might be interested in enrolling their child(ren) at St. Gertrude School. All current families, alumni and parishioners are welcome to stop by too!

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

January 27th - 31st is Catholic Schools Week. The theme is " Living in Harmony with God's Creation". We will have special themes and activities for each day. A schedule of events is included in your Thursday folders and will also be available on Fast Direct/Planner/Tina VanBooven.

REGISTRATION - 2020/2021

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year begins today. Registration forms are in the Thursday folders. Please return them, with registration fee for each child, by February 7.

FACTS

Since the stability of our school and the quality of its programs are of the utmost importance, we are always seeking ways to make improvements to benefit everyone. After much research and investigation, we have partnered with FACTS Management Company to help us manage our tuition payment program for the 2020-2021 school year. FACTS is used by many schools locally and over 7,000 schools nationally. We are excited to be working with them and are confident this program will offer greater efficiency and financial stability for the school while providing convenience to families. More information is provided in flyer in the Thursday folders.

CITIZEN OF THE WEEK

This week students from grades 1-4 were chosen for being good citizens in their classrooms. They are:


Grade 1: Elianna Koirtyohann

Grade 2: Harlie Gildehaus

Grade 3: Madelyn Kemper

Grade 4: Olivia Prince


Next week I will be choosing from grades 5 - 8.

TRASH BAG SALES

Reminder that the Trash Bag Fundraiser forms and money are due January 31st. Pick-up day is February 14 in the Parish Center from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Please make sure that your family name is on the order form.

CASINO NIGHT

Make Leap Year a night to remember at St. Gertrude Casino Night - February 29, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at St. Gertrude Parish Center. Over $5,000 in CASH and PRIZES to be awarded. Cost is $100 ticket for two adults (No one under 21 admitted). Dinner served from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m., Open Bar all night, start-up COUGAR BUCKS, 50/50 raffle, Games of Chance. EVERY TICKET has a chance for PRIZES on the BIG BOARD, including the BIG MONEY. ONLY 120 TICKETS AVAILABLE. For tickets contact Vicky Maune (636-357-0303). All proceeds benefit St. Gertrude School.

CASINO NIGHT - CLASS BASKETS

Just a reminder that if you haven't sent in the $5 per student donation yet, please do so as soon as possible. We need to begin purchasing items for the classroom gift baskets. Please send your money in an envelope marked "Casino Night Gift Basket" by January 31. All proceeds from Casino Night go directly to SGS.

K of C FISH FRY

Please mark your calendars! The K of C Council #1121 (Washington) will have a fish fry on February 28th, which will benefit St. Gertrude School and St. Ann. We are asked to provide desserts. More details regarding dessert drop off times will be sent out later.

K of C BAR-B-QUE STAND

K of C Council #16213 (St. Gertrude/St. Ann) will have their drive-thru bar-b-que at the St. Gertrude BBQ stand EVERY Sunday in February from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. They will be selling BBQ chicken (red or our famous white sauce), BBQ pork steaks and fried chicken, plus sides. If you have any questions please call 636-667-3706.

SUMMER CAMP

St. Gertrude Summer camp will be held June 1st thru July 31st. Camp is open to children age 3-8th grade. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with before and after care available starting at 6:30 a.m. and ending at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins for current St. Gertrude students on January 17, 2020 and opens up to all others on February 3, 2020. Space is limited. A $50 registration fee is required to hold a spot. The registration fee will take the place of the supply list. If you have any questions please contact Camp Director, Tanya Virkler at 636-239-4442 (call or text) or virklert@sgs-krakow.com

HOME AND SCHOOL MEETING

Mark your calendars! Our next H & S meeting is January 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Our guest speaker is a detective from Franklin County Sherriff's Department to speak about what parents need to look for and precautions they can put in place to protect their children regarding internet safety with today's technology.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

St. Gertrude's Athletic Association is hiring an Athletic Director. The Athletic Director position is a paid, flexible, part-time position responsible for overseeing the Athletic Association Board, scheduling games/referees/concessions/facilities, and other duties. Please send resumes and/or questions to frickd@sgs-krakow.com. Resumes will be accepted until January 31, 2020. Interviews will be conducted in early February.

ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION NEWS


Important dates to mark on your calendar!


Monday, Feburary 10th – Basketball Grandparent’s night AND 8th grade parents night.


Saturday, Feburary 15th – Basketball Pack the Gym Day! Food, prizes and FUN!


For the 2020-2021 Fall Volleyball season, we are looking for volleyball referees. They must have completed high school and take the God’s Protecting Children class. $30 per game. Please contact Diane Frick if interested. frickd@sgs-krakow.com / 636-359-1457


2020-2021 Sports Registrations coming out soon! LET’S GO COUGARS!