Every Friday Note

October 8, 2021

Weekly Update!

Welcome to October! It's hard to believe that we are already coming up on the end of the first quarter in just a few weeks. Our theme for the year, unofficially, has been from the book of Romans 12:5 "So we, though many, are one body in Christ." Over the past few weeks, I have been including a survey for parent's to fill out indicating their nationalities so that we can celebrate the many different parts of the world that are represented with our student body. If you have not done so, please complete the survey, at your convenience, which can be found further down in this newsletter. God has given us so much and it is truly a blessing to be at St. Lawrence to experience the blessings that each person provides for our school as a whole.


We are asking for your continued support and help as we continue to navigate through Covid. If your child is ill and experiencing symptoms of Covid please keep him/her and siblings home until Covid is ruled out and notify the school.

School Lunch Box

Our students reaped the benefits of the local fresh fruit and vegetable season in September with 3 new salads on Try-It Thursday: Strawberry-Spinach salad, Greek Salad and Antipasto Salad. All highlighted the versatility of salad greens when topped with fruit, peppers, tomatoes and our homemade dressings. Ask your child which salad they liked best.


This week we served a new menu to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Glazed Chicken with Cuban Rice and Beans, Pineapple/Cantaloupe/Mango Salsa, Cornbread and Watermelon with Tajin. One student complimented the cafe staff by saying it "tastes like my Mom's". Thank you. It's the ultimate compliment for a school kitchen!

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Attention Cheerleaders!

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CHEER CALL OUT! ¡LLAMA DE ANIMACIÓN!

Any 5-8 grade girl interested in cheering for the Rams boys basketball teams please come to the cheer call out on Tuesday Oct. 12th right after school until 4:30 PM.

Mrs. Ugo will pick up all girls in the office at dismissal and you can pick up your student outside that glass atrium doors of the gym at 4:30 PM. If your student goes to YMCA please let us know.

Information about the season will be handed out at the Cheer Call Out.

Any questions contact Chris Ugo at 317-442-2165 or chrisknych@aol.com

Fall Break (October 18-22)

The 1st quarter ends on Friday, October 15th, with a 1:00 pm dismissal. This also kicks off our Fall Break. The school office will be closed throughout Fall Break.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Our teacher conference sign up link is included at the bottom of this paragraph. We are offering 15 minute meeting sessions from 3:30 to 7 on Wednesday (October 27th) and Thursday (October 28th). Students are expected to not only be at the conference, but also lead them. If it will not be possible to have your child present, that will be fine, but we really encourage and prefer their presence for these meetings. If none of the slots work for you or they are all filled, please email the teacher you would like to meet with to set up a time to conference. If you have any questions, please let us know.


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4BABAF23A6FE3-parent


Pre-K Parent Teacher Sign Up

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b48aea62fa13-fall1

Trunk or Treat

TRUNK OR TREAT- OCTOBER 29th!
Saint Lawrence PFO is hosting Rams Trunk or Treat! October 29, 2021 from 6-8 PM. The parking lot will be open at 5 PM for those that want to pull their cars in and pass out candy! We need many cars to make this a fun event for the children! Please consider donating candy (turn in to the school office) or decorating your car and passing out candy. The 8th grade concession stand will be open for some delicious treats! Proceeds from concession will support the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. We will have a haunted hayride and proceeds from the tickets sold will go to the eighth grade class.

Nationality Survey

https://forms.gle/BHdcjpstgp4XPt5v7


We are conducting a survey at St. Lawrence to celebrate our diversity. Your participation is needed and is anonymous. In order to better understand our students and their immediate family, we would like to know where in the world we are form. Which countries are represented in your household? For example, I was born in the USA, my wife was born in the USA, and my son was born in the USA.


Estamos realizando una encuesta para celebrar nuestra diversidad aquí en la escuela de San Lorenzo y su participación es muy importante y será anónima. Esto lo estamos llevando a cabo con el fin de comprender mejor a nuestros estudiantes y a sus familias, y para esto nos gustaría saber en qué parte del mundo nos hemos formado. ¿Qué países están representados en su hora?
Por ejemplo, yo soy nacido aquí e los estados unidos, mi esposa nació en los estados unidos y mi hijo nació en los estados unidos.

Attendance/Mass Policy

Our school day starts at 7:25 am and ends at 3:15 pm. During this time, instruction is taking place. Tardiness and early pick up, although at times necessary, interfere with the required instruction time for your child. Consistent tardiness or early departure greatly hinders your child's ability to learn and become proficient in the required standards set forth by the state of Indiana. Please be supportive of our family handbook and honor the arrival and pick up times to ensure that your child receives the very best education possible.


A note to this. If you are late arriving on a Wednesday or Friday, which are our scheduled school mass days, please take your child to the church prior to 9:15 am. Mass is a special opportunity to spend time twice a week with Jesus in worship. It is a part of our school day and one of the truly special opportunities that students enrolled in a Catholic school get to participate in that they would not be able to otherwise. This is considered part of our curriculum. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is in school to be able to be a part of this time.

Covid 19 Updates

In an attempt to provide even more transparency about how the school is interacting with Covid-19 in the school, I will start to include numbers school wide for the past week. I will continue to send communication through Jupiter as I have done all along as it pertains to your child and their class. However, this will be a general count for the entire school. I will only include the numbers of cases that apply to our students or quarantine information based on exposure from the school. For example, if a student is on quarantine because a family member, or a person outside of the school, identified them as a close contact, that information will not be offered. If a student is on quarantine based on exposure to a fellow student or teacher at St. Lawrence who has tested positive, that will be included.


For the week of October 2-8:

Confirmed Positive Results: 0

Quarantined students: 6


The governor passed an executive order stating that close contacts who have been exposed to a positive Covid-19 case at school will only need to quarantine if they are experiencing symptoms.

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