Friday Thoughts April 13 2018
Posted on Apr 13, 2018
Dear Falcon Families,
Despite the fact that our kids needed to wear parkas for the local Easter Egg Hunts, I hope you had a wonderful Easter and fun-filled Spring Break. Many students returned looking bronzed and more beautiful than ever, a sign of travels to warm and sunny regions.
I was sent into mild shock when one of the first graders reminded me yesterday that we have only forty-two days of school left in the year! I hope he miscalculated, we have much to accomplish in the busy days ahead.
First, an important reminder those students in grades 3-8 will be taking the Standardized Aspire Tests from Tuesday-Friday next week. While it is not possible to study for the tests, please remember to send sharpened #2 pencils, a small snack, and a child who is well rested and has had a good breakfast. 6ththrough 8th graders also need a basic calculator. While the tests are a single snapshot of performance and we do not want any acute cases of test anxiety, we do want the kids to understand that the tests are very important and that each test-taker should strive to do his or her best. If you have questions about the test, feel free to drop Mrs. Reed or me a quick email.
To complement the “brain power” that will fill the building each morning next week, we will have several fun activities in the afternoon. Our band performs in concert on Tuesday afternoon and on Thursday and Friday, the gym is transformed to Broadway for the Theater Club’s presentation of MARY POPPINS. The play promises to be terrific with an all star cast and crew that have been working for months on the production. Many thanks to director Mr. O’Neill and co-directors Mrs. Caffrey and Ms. Browne who have encouraged our young stars so enthusiastically.
There will be three performances: Thursday and Friday matinees are at 12:45. The single evening performance is on Thursday at 7:30 Tickets are $5.00. You will NOT want to miss this Tony winning performance!
Our second graders are sprouting lovely haloes this week as they begin their serious preparation for First Communion. What a special time it is for them and their families. First Communion is on Saturday, April 28, at 11:00.
After capturing tournament titles over the Spring Bread, our boys’ volleyball teams are ready for Olympic Competition in the not too distant future. Last night, the sixth grade teams were scheduled to play each other but in a real show of team camaraderie, they created two inter-squad teams. Great School Spirit!
You have no doubt heard about the success of the Queen of Hearts Raffle that several of the local parishes are having as fundraisers. I am delighted to announce that we will be launching our own Queen of Hearts raffle in conjunction with Cork and Kerry in the very near future. Look for details and prepare for some real excitement.
As mentioned previously, there will be several openings on the School Board next year. Following is some information about the School Board and an application to apply.
Information About School Board
School Board Application
Our mini clinic will have limited availability for the next few weeks because some of the nurses will be taking a mission trip to Honduras. However, if you need a school or sports physical, please check the web site for the preliminary registration. One of the nurses will schedule an appointment. Remember there is no charge for this valuable service. If inoculations are needed, the nurses can refer you to the St. Xavier where you can receive the vaccinations at a very reasonable cost. Most are covered by your insurance.
The final tuition statements of the year will be out in a few weeks. All tuition must be paid in full on or before May 15. It is extremely important to stick to that deadline because we are dependent on strong cash flow for the summer months.
Hot Lunch selections through the end of the school year are now available for ordering at myschoolaccount.com
Have a “supercalifragilistic” week ahead.