Staff Smore

Weekly Bulletin - Week of Feb. 15th

Weekly Principal's Note:

Greetings!

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Thanks for doing a great job on some tricky (and emotional) conferences. Your commitment to these kids is really impressive. It may be exhausting and it's sometimes hard to tell if the hard work is paying off, but trust me...you make a difference! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!


Katie

This Week:

Monday:

  • No School


Tuesday:
  • No School


Wednesday:

  • First day back...craziness?


Thursday:

  • Some folks will be in shooting a video highlighting our Catholicity...
  • All School Mass at 9 am (Please prep the kids for Mass with the responses, readings, Saint of the Day, etc.)


Friday:

  • Tours...

Ivan...Instructional Assistant

As some of you may know, last week, we welcomed Ivan on to our staff as a full-time employee. He will provide instructional support to the 2nd and 3rd grade teachers/students. He will still be working half time in Extended Care and then will work to support Jamie and Doris for the remainder of the week. This is great news for the kids!! Because of this, if you are in need of a sub, please file a sub request through the online system (AESOP) to request an outside sub. Remember to request your sub early...6:30 am won't work to get a sub for that day! We are trying not to use Ivan for this, so that he can be focused on the schedule we have laid out for him.

Thank You to Lizbeth, Erika, and the Kitchen Crew!

Thank you so much to the amazing work being done up in the kitchen. Thanks to Lizbeth's outstanding leadership, we have passed our Federal Meals Review...for another 3 years!! Yeah!!

Staff Survey Monkey

I wanted to thank all who took the time to respond to the survey I sent out a week or so ago. In general, the results indicated the following:

  • It has been a challenging year for most teachers, but it is getting better
  • More support would be helpful to meet the needs of each classroom
  • Dempsey's (additional) presence is desired in most classrooms
  • Staff feels the support of their colleagues


The line of communication is always open. If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns, just email me or schedule time to meet with me in the office.

-Ms. Dempsey

Parent Communication

Something I noticed from conferences...

Parents are critical to the success of our school and our students, so we need to make sure that we are encouraging open, two-way communication. Whether the issue is behavioral, social, spiritual, or academic, please make sure to keep in constant communication with the parents. Also, don't forget to send emails/notes to acknowledge good behavior! Parents love to hear this!

Registration Info for Newsletters!

Please remind your families that registration for current families is from Feb 1 - 26. It will open for everyone on Feb. 29. If families do not complete the registration process, including paying the enrollment fee (by Feb 26th), their "spot" may be given away for next year. Also, all families must have an account in "good standing" in order to re-enroll for next year. Tuition Contract meetings for ANY family needing financial assistance for the 2016 - 17 school year will be held on Feb. 25th and 26th. Please contact Berenice at office@hrrsjda.org or 253.272.7012 to schedule an appointment.

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS!!

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THESE ON YOUR CALENDAR AND IN YOUR PARENT NEWSLETTER!

Registration Opens for Current Families!

Monday, Feb. 1st, 8am to Friday, Feb. 26th, 3pm

504 South 30th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please include the information in our newsletter for your families. Remind them of the deadlines and that all registration materials must be complete and the registration fees paid in order to hold their spot for next year. We are trying to do it online and will have laptops/Chromebooks available at the front office to assist families. Thanks!!

Crab Feed

Saturday, March 12th, 5pm

5510 North 44th Street

Tacoma, WA

Please include the link for purchasing tickets in your weekly parent newsletters:

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