CRUSADER NEWS THAT YOU CAN USE....
August 31, 2018
This Week's Recap....
Another great week! The students are getting into the routine of school and are working hard to learn expectations, routines and procedures. I am proud of all of our students.
A comment from Mr. Patterson, our morning "parking lot patrol" parent... Thank you to our parents for being so cooperative and following the procedures that have been set in place to keep our students safe and keep traffic moving. I would like to also explain that the reason we don't allow you to walk through the exit of the parking lot is because we do not want the children walking that close to cars. For that reason, we have installed the pedestrian gate. I know that it takes a few extra minutes, but it's worth it.
Please remember that there is no school on Monday because of Labor Day. Here is some information on the origin of Labor Day, for your information.
There is a September lunch menu included at the bottom of this email.
Join us on Tuesday Night at 6PM for the PTL Rally!
The BEST thing that happened this week...
Volleyball and Praise Group tryouts... it was wonderful to see lots of new students who want to take part in an extracurricular activity. And, we see lots of energy and enthusiasm.
Please remind your students that participation in an after-school activity is contingent upon having grades and behavior that meet our standards and policies. Right now, everyone is eligible so keep up the good work!
The biggest problem we have had this week is....
Another issue is disconnected or wrong phone numbers and/or addresses. If you change any of your information, we must have the new information. If we have an emergency, we must be able to contact a parent. There is a form in the office that needs to be completed and dated. We did have a sick little girl on Friday and every number that we had was not a good number. Please don't let this happen to your child.
Background check authorization
IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED THIS LAST YEAR, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AGAIN AS THERE IS A COST TO HOLY CROSS AND YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK IS STILL VALID.
Here is the link to the tab on our website:
I need for one parent to volunteer to update our information board by the front sidewalk once per month. This can be done any time of the day.
You can also ask your child's teacher is she/he needs help with any project in the classroom or if there are things that can be done at home.
COMING SOON... SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
If you wish to volunteer to help, please contact Mrs. Trujillo by phone or email her at email@example.com.
At the book fair this year, you will have the option to prepay for your child's book shopping online in advance.
The district code is HC-FL.
Students can have their own logon.
Here is the website.
World's Finest Chocolate is Here!
Middle School Chromebook Information.
We had to return almost half of the chromebooks over the summer for repairs. Most of the issues were keyboard issues and a few broken screens. These issues would not occur if they were used properly and stored properly.
Chromebooks should be carried by students, NOT PUT IN BACKPACKS under books.. If not with the student, they should be put at the TOP OF THE LOCKER, not under books. The weight of the books cause lots of problems.
If we find the chromebook laying around the school anywhere at anytime, it will be sent to the office and a parent must come in and retrieve it. The first time is a warning, after that there are consequences.
All chromebooks must be kept in the plastic sleeve that is provided and stored in a padded, zippered case. The case must have the student's name written in permanent marker prominently on the front of the padded case. These can be purchased inexpensively.
Special "DRESS DOWN" Day
Students may wear their own clothes to school as long as they bring a donation of at least $1.00 for this worthy cause. Most of our families have been touched in some way by this disease and a cure must be found.
Clothing must be appropriate for school and sandals and heavy boots may not be worn. Students who do not participate in the fundraising should wear regular uniforms to school.
Please support this organization as they work to find ways to help those suffering with this and their caregivers. Checks made out to Holy Cross can be accepted.
PTL Cherrydale Farms Fall Sale KICKOFF
What's Coming Up?
Monday, September 3: Labor Day, No School or OOS
Tuesday, September 4: PTL Rally Night! 6PM. More information to follow but please be part of the fun as the PTL kicks off our school year.
Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 5 and 6: After school popsicle sale, early childhood department.
Friday, September 7: Early Childhood Dept. Grandparent's Day breakfast and program. 8:30AM.
Friday, September 7: Cherrydale Farms Farms Fall Sale Kick-off. Your students will come home with their fall sale packet on this day
Friday, September 7: : Shed your threads to benefit the "End Alzheimer's" organization. Please make a minimum donation of $1 and wear your own (school appropriate)clothing to school. No sandals or heavy boots please.
Thursday, September 13: Middle School field trip to North Miami Public Library (walking) to for an author event with award winning children's author, Lulu Delacre, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Thursday, September 13: Back to School Night, 4th thru 8th Grade 6:30PM
Friday, September 14: Band Presentation in the church for all students in K and up. Students in 1st and up can sign up to be part of our band program, including violin, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, saxophone and drums.
Friday, September 14: Middle School Youth Group Back to School "Kick-off" Party, from 6PM to 8:00PM. More info to follow, but plan ahead! All middle school students are invited. (Students need to be picked up after school and brought back at 6PM. Students who usually stay for OOS can go directly to Youth IF you have added Mr. Nathan Toenjes to your authorized pick-up list and notify him that he is to pick up your child from OOS).
There's also a regular group of 5th-8th graders that meet together on Sunday mornings for Sunday School from 9:15-10:15 if that happens to fit in the same section
Monday, September 17 until completed: Free speech and language screenings, PK through 5th. Form must be returned to authorize this evaluation.
Monday, September 17 thru Friday, September 21: Scholastic Book Fair in the auditorium.
Tuesday, September 18: Back to School Night PK thru 3rd Grade 6:30PM
Wednesday, September 26 thru Friday, September 28: No School as our students will be traveling to the annual Teacher's Conference.
Please note... OOS will be available WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ONLY for those who register in advance. There is no OOS available on Friday as we have a very big event here at the school. Please arrange for childcare now for your child if necessary.
After school activity schedule
Boys VB - Wednesday and Friday, 3:30-5PM
Girls VB: Thursday and Friday, 3:30-5PM
Praise Group: Wednesday, 3:30-5:30PM
Please observe the pickup time. Students not picked up on time will be sent to OOS.
More to follow
4th and 5th Grade Trip Information
Volleyball Team Info
1. There must be a current OOS form on file for all team members. If your child is ONLY staying for a sport or other after school activity, check the appropriate box.
2. An athletic participation form for each sport must be completed and the appropriate sport fee returned to the coach. We will not be billing any sport fees. They must be paid for in advance. If you have a problem, please speak to the coach or to me. The fee for students who are part of our regular OOS program is $35. The fee for those that are not is $50. The fee helps to fund this program including our league fees, refs. awards, etc.
3. Please note that all students who participate in sports must meet academic and behavioral requirements.
1/2 gallon milk cartons needed
Middle School STEAM
Join our church family or just come and worship!
Worship is 10:30AM every Sunday. We have an education hour for all ages from 9:15AM to 10:15AM which includes Sunday school for younger children and bible study for older Youth and Adults. We have a regular group of 5th thru 8th grade students who meet together on Sunday Morning in Room 14, all 5th thru 8th grade students are invited.
How to Contact Us:
650 NE 135th St.
North Miami, Fl. 33161
School 305 893 0851
Church 305 893 0371
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