St. Lawrence Every Friday Note

March 4, 2022

Weekly Update

Hello Ram families!

1:00 PM dismissal on Friday March 11


  • The 3rd Quarter ends next Friday, March 11th.
  • Congratulations to Mackenzie Beechler on winning the raffle for the principal for a day! She will get to be principal for a day in May.
  • Father Beechem Backyard Bingo dress down days continue this week on Monday. $1 for the dress down day.
  • Registration begins Monday March 14th. More information will be coming in next week's Every Friday Note.
  • Congratulations to our 7/8 Boys Basketball team on winning the CYO state tournament! Go Rams!
  • The simple soup supper on Ash Wednesday was a huge success. There were many people who came to enjoy soup and bread either before or after their Ash Wednesday mass. Thank you to the staff and students who spent a lot of time preparing the soup, setting up the cafeteria, serving drinks, and helping with clean-up. In total, over $330 in free will offerings will be donated to the Little Sisters of the Poor.
  • On Tuesday, we had a Teamwork Tuesday activity in the gym with our Casas. Thank you to the PFO for providing King Cake for all of the students. It was great to be able to be with our Casas again. Also on Tuesday, there was a school wide reconciliation service as we prepared for the start of Lent.
  • Our preschool accepts the On My Way Pre-k voucher and enrollment is open at http://www.onmywayprek.org The child must be 4 by August 1st to qualify.


Registration Begins Monday, March 14

It is hard to believe that it is time to start thinking about next school year already! Next Friday, registration packets will be sent home with all students. All items in the packet will need to be filled out before the registration is complete. This year, our registration procedures are a little different, although some things remain the same.


The first registration window will be open from Monday, March 14 until Friday May 13. On May 13, registration will be suspended until Monday June 6th. This year, when registration opens, it will be open to all people, not just current families. Priority admission will still be followed as outlined in the handbook.


However, current students who are not in good standing with the school for academic, conduct, or financial reasons will not be allowed to register during the first window. Those students will be allowed to register after June 6th, provided that they have placed themselves in good standing by being removed from academic or conduct probation at the end of the 4th quarter or by fulfilling their tuition obligations. We want you to reach out if there are concerns or questions. We are very willing and eager to work with you, but we need you to communicate with us.


I want to reiterate an important point. When registration opens, it will be open to all interested people both current and new families. This is important to remember. If after the first round of registration a class is full, we will not be able to accept students for that class in the next round of registrations. This means that if a current student is not in good standing for any reason during the first round, their spot in the class may not be saved . Although we will not be officially accepting students for the next school year until May 13th, we will be in contact with you throughout the process with pending acceptance as well as steps that need to be taken to be able to successfully register.

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Father Beechem Backyard Bingo

Please mark your calendars for Saturday, April 23rd at 6PM for the Father Beechem Backyard Bingo. This is an amazing fundraising event for the parish which benefits our school tremendously. Each year, thousands of dollars of scholarships from this event are awarded to families to help offset the cost of tuition. More information will be coming in the coming weeks and months.


The first announcement has to do with the return of the Father Beechem dress down days. These days will be on Mondays from February 7- Monday March 21, the exception being February 22nd which is the Tuesday after President's Day. There are 8 total dress down Mondays. Students may participate in these dress down days in two different ways. First, students may pay a $5 upfront payment which will cover all 8 days. $5 must be paid by January 31st. Second, a student can participate by paying $1 for each week on the day they want to dress down (total of $8). The first option is the best value, 8 dress down days for the price of 5!

INDY FUEL FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT

Indy Fuel ice hockey team is promoting their “Faith and Family” night on Friday, March 18, 2022. They have a special “Church group” promotion with discounted tickets ($17 – normally $24-$28 for the cheapest seats) which includes unlimited food (Lent options provided) and going down to the ice afterwards for a hockey puck activity (usually an extra cost – included with event).

Attached is a discounted $17 Ticket Link with tickets for Faith and Family Night on Friday, March 18 at 7p.m., please copy the link directly from the email not a web browser it will time the session out.

https://fuel.isportstix.com/order/group/FFN318/
Code-FFN318

For any Groups wanting to sit together they can contact me directly.

Church Associated Groups
- Special discount rate tickets $17 per seat
- All You Can Eat Night (Hot Dogs, Burgers, Popcorn)

*there will be a lent option available
- Shoot the Puck experience on the ice after the game
- Group name on the Scoreboard during the 2nd intermission

If a group wants to sit together, they should contact Tony Bellissimo, Ticket Sales Account Executive, www.indyfuelhockey.com or call him directly at (317)608-2693(D). Feel free to pass it along to your contacts in our parishes and schools.

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CYO Pacer Night (Deadline extended to March 29th)

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Free On-Line Tutoring

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose Homework Help is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students and other students in grades six through 12. Students can call 877-ASK-ROSE, email, video, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments. Students may also visit askrose.org to get started.

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Reminder About Food and Snacks

Please do not send food and snacks with your children to school outside of a prearranged plan with your child's teacher or as your child's lunch. This has become a huge problem. Students have been bringing all types of food, drinks, and snacks to school and it creates some major issues when they eat it throughout the day.


1. It goes against the school wellness policy.

2. As the weather has gotten colder and students store food in their locker, it attracts mice and other critters that are certainly not welcome, which creates health and cleanliness issues inside the school.

3. Food and snacks during class create major distractions at times to the learning environment.


I do not believe that the majority of food brought into the school is done with their parent's knowledge and consent, but we would appreciate your support in helping to prevent this practice.

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

For the week of February 26- March 4:

Confirmed Positive Results: 0

Quarantined students: 0

School Lunch Box

School meal programs nationwide are experiencing many of the same supply chain issues that have impacted restaurants and grocery stores throughout the pandemic. Our school nutrition team is committed to ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day. Just as families had to make substitutions on grocery lists last year, St. Lawrence may have to make some last-minute changes to our regular menus, based on availability. We hope parents and students will be patient as we sort through these supply chain issues, particularly with breakfast items such as cereal. PBJ Uncrustables are not available either. The upside? Ingredients for our many scratch prepared foods are more readily available and we've been trying new recipes weekly. We remain committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals so that students are ready to learn!

March Lunch Menu

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