February 26 , 2015 edition
“All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
Help me, dear Father, to believe that you will provide for me this day and in the future.
LEADERSHIP SCHOLARS PARENT ACADEMY
Parents/Guardians, would you like to build partnership with your home and school? Mark your calendar for 8-Tuesdays, beginning March 10, from 6-7:30pm for sessions that will help you do just that! Free childcare will be provided and a free light dinner for your family will be served from 5:30-6pm. NO EXCUSES!!! Look for the green flyer that was sent to your home and return the lower portion to confirm your participation. See you then!
Scholars will be receiving an unusual amount of testing within the next few months. Grades 3-8 will be taking the Ohio PARRCs testing in English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science; Grades 2-7 will be taking the CogAT and/or Iowa Tests of Basic Skills; Grade 3 will take the Ohio Achievement Assessment as mandated under the Ohio Ed Choice Scholarship guidelines; and grades kindergarten-8 will take the 3 rd round of NWEA testing. As you can see, we are going to be pretty busy and we are asking that all scholars are at school daily and are on time. The faculty and staff would also like for parents/guardians to discuss with their scholar(s) the importance of these testing and encourage them to do their best. Thank you, in advance, for your cooperation!
* Here are four ways to help your scholar prepare for test week:
1. Explain that the tests will show how much he/she has learned. Encourage them to try their best, but don ’ t put so much emphasis on them that they feel stressed.
2. Practice the test format.
3. Limit activities the night before the tests. Be sure your scholar gets to bed on time and sets an alarm for the next morning.
4. On test day, give your scholar an energy-boosting breakfast. Try to include protein and carbohydrates .
Interim Reports were sent home in Thursday folders. Parent/guardians please review, sign and return them to home room teachers. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call to speak with your scholar’s teachers.
On behalf of the community of St. Joseph Catholic School, we would like to send our condolences to those who recently have lost loved ones. Please keep in prayer the family of Grandma Sharon Short who lost her mother this past weekend. She was also the great-grandmother to 3rd grader, Alexis Westbrook. Also, keep in prayer Damon and Shane Smith who lost their grandmother this week. We pray for all families who have lost loved ones and are struggling to cope.
This Lent, we are encouraged to raise up the needs of the world in prayer, to sacrifice by giving up food and material wants, and to offer our time, talent and treasure as good stewards of the gifts God has given us.
St. Joseph Church has started hosting the annual fish fries. They will be held every Friday during Lent from 5pm to 8pm in Father Rivers’ Hall. St. Joseph School will be hosting the fish fry March 6, and PTO will be hosting on March 13. We will need parent volunteers to help with this event. Please call the school office if there are any questions.
“X” MARKS THE KIT
So far this year, our school has signed up for 29 free Treasure Kits. Remember - once we reach 75 unique sign-ups for the free Treasure Kit, we will be entered into a drawing for a $10,000 cash prize! Plus – every additional 25 sign-ups gain our school another entry into the drawings, increasing our chances of winning pirate gold! Yargh!
EDCHOICE VOUCHERS ARE IN!!! PLEASE STOP IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE TO SIGN YOUR VOUCHER!!! ALSO, ANY SCHOLAR WHO IS ON EDCHOICE RETURNING NEXT SCHOOL YEAR WILL NEED TO FILL OUT A RENEWAL FORM IN ORDER TO RENEW YOUR SCHOLARSHIP.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
FEBRUARY- HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!!
26th: Grades 2-6 to Aronoff Freedom Train, 12pm
Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm
27th: Fish Fry
3rd: PTO Meeting, 6pm
Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm
5th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm
6th: Fish Fry
10th: Parent Academy, 6-7:30pm
Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm
11th: Cultural Awareness Program, 1pm
12th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm
17th-31st: IOWA and CogAt testing, grades 2-8
19th: Feast of St Joseph
20th: End of 3rd Quarter
25th: 3rd Quarter Award Ceremony
27th: Parent/Teacher Conference 9am-3pm, NO SCHOOL
DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!!!
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COMMUNITY NEWS …
CONCERTS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
The Greater Cincinnati Performing Arts Society will present the group, Cadence, to the St. Xavier Performance Center Saturday, February 28 at 7:30 PM. Cadence hails from Toronto Canada and has been nominated for 3 Juno awards (Canadian Grammys) and their recordings have won 10 a Capella awards. For ticket information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-570-0652.
NIGHT TO UNITE
UC Criminal Justice Learning Community is hosting its 5th annual night to unite event. This event is to help meet your local police officers, play games, and have some fun. It will be held on Monday, March 23 from 4pm to 7pm at the Lincoln Recreation Center. This event is geared toward children ages 7-10 in the West End.
H3CINCY PEP RALLY & KICKOFFPlease join BHGH and the Cincinnati Police Department at the H3Cincy Pilot Program's kick-off pep rally. H3Cincy, a city-wide youth outreach and enrichment program, is a 10 week educational and athletic program for inner-city kids ages 10-19 running from March 6 – May 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 513.721.3380.