St. Lawrence Every Friday Note

November 12, 2021

Weekly Update!

Thanksgiving is drawing closer and I am thankful for each and everyone of our teachers, staff, students, and families who help make St. Lawrence Catholic School become the greatest version of itself that we can become. Below is a link to a very brief question about what Thanksgiving means to your families as far as traditions go. I invite you to respond so we can learn more about the various customs our families observe.

Water bottles are allowed at St. Lawrence. Please send a reusable water bottle with your child. Many students come to the office asking for cups of water, we do not always have them though. Additionally, they can become very messy in the classroom. With the technology that is at their workspace, it is safer to have a bottle. Thank you for your support on this.

Mrs. Glaze shared with us that she makes her grandmother’s homemade macaroni and cheese every year. Her husband cooks the turkey. This year her family will get to spend Thanksgiving with their twin grandsons who are 6 months old.

Again, here is the link and I would appreciate your willingness to participate in this survey. It only takes a minute!

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First Communion Announcements

1st Reconciliation Retreat

Sunday Nov. 14

9-1pm at the Cafeteria

First Reconciliation

Wednesday Nov. 17

6-8pm at Church

If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Diaz at 317-543-4923

Food Drive Information

The Food Drive ends today! Thank you to everyone for all your incredible support and charity in helping to make this food drive a huge success. Although the final counts have not been made yet, the number of items received will go a long way in helping members in our St. Lawrence community have food to eat during the holidays and beyond. Hundreds of items were received during the final week of the campaign as students continued to work toward their incentives.

Dine to Donate November 16th

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Nationality Survey

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 November 6- November 12:

Confirmed Positive Results: 1

Quarantined students: 0

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.

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!

Updated Lunch Menu for November

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