March 19, 2015

PARENT

NEWSLETTER


March 19 , 2015 edition

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”

-Isaiah 40:29

Dear Jesus, help me walk in the courage of my faith.

CONFERENCES

The end of 3rd quarter is tomorrow, March 20th. The 3rd quarter award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 25; all family members are invited to come and celebrate your scholar’s accomplishments. Parent/ Teacher conferences will be held next Friday, March 27 from 9am to 3pm. School WILL NOT be in session that day. Forms to schedule your conference will be sent in your scholar’s Thursday folder.

STANDARDIZED TESTING

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 .

PANTHERS GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

SUNDAY, MARCH 22

3RD-5TH vs St. Boniface 5pm

6TH-8TH vs St. Francis 4pm

**All games will be played at the Friars Club in St. Bernard**

ALL KINDS OF WORDS

A large vocabulary can turn your child into a better reader and writer. Try these everyday ways to help your school learn new words.

Keep your ears open. When you and your scholar go places, point out words that people use. Maybe a waiter describes and entrée or the dentist talks about molars. Encourage your scholar to figure out what they mean by the way they are used.

  • Go beyond nouns. Help your scholar add verbs and adjectives to their vocabulary. Sports and games offer opportunities to use action words. Let your scholar hear you comment on the softball that soars or the runner who sprints.

LENTEN FISH FRY

Lenten Fish Fries are being held every Friday during Lent from 5pm to 8pm in Fr. Rivers’ Hall. We are in need of parent volunteers to help with this event. Please call the school office if there are any questions.

FRIARS CLUB -PANTHER NATION!!!

The Friars Club is offering a basketball program to scholars in grades Kindergarten through 2nd. The session will begin Tuesday, March 24 th and end May 16th. The program is free of charge. Fill out the registration form and return to the school by March 17th. For more information, call 513.488.8777 or 513.488.8782.

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

MARCH

20th: End of 3rd Quarter

24th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

Girls Volleyball, 4:15-5:30pm

25th: 3rd Quarter Award Ceremony

Girls Volleyball, 4:15-5:30pm

26th: Homework Club, 4:15-5:30pm

27th: Parent/Teacher Conference 9am-3pm, NO SCHOOL

2nd-6th: Easter Break, NO SCHOOL

DON’T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR THE

2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR!!! WE HAVE

BEGUN OPEN REGISTRATION AND 2

CLASSES ARE FILLED TO CAPACITY

ALREADY…

COMMUNITY NEWS

SUMMER READING SKILLS PROGRAM

Cincinnati State is offering a summer reading program for grades PreK-11. Tuition varies by program level and family discounts are available. All programs meet once a week. For more information or to register, call 1-800-978-9596.

POLICE/YOUTH LIVE-IN CAMP

The Cincinnati Police Department is hosting its annual Police/Youth Live-In at Camp Joy. The camp will be held June 10-19.2015. It will be for ages 10-12. If you are interested in enrolling your child for this program, please ask the school office for registration forms.

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.

SECOND HALF ATHELETES SKILLS CLINIC

Clark Montessori High School is hosting a clinic for students in grades Kindergarten-12 on Saturday, March 28. Each session is limited to 35 participants, and all skill levels are welcomed. For more information, call (765)437-7100 or email Jamar Mosley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For registration information go to secondhalfathletes.com/clinics.

ALMOST, MAINE

Saint Ursula Academy presents “Almost, Maine” for its spring production March 26-29, 2015. Tickets are on sale now for the show, which will be held at Saint Ursula in East Walnut Hills. It’s a compilation of nine short vignettes that explore love and loss in a remote, mythical almost-town called Almost, Maine. If interested in attending, you can learn more and order tickets at ww.saintursula.org/Theater.aspx

H3CINCY PEP RALLY & KICKOFF

Please 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.

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT FOR KIDS

Join us for a fun, engaging concert at Peaslee Neighborhood Center. The concert will be on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm-7:30pm. The cost of the concert is FREE! For more information, contact Angela Pancella at 513.621.5514.

SHIRLENE CHEATHAM MENEFIELD SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

The Shirlene Cheatham Menefield Scholarship Foundation is hosting its 8th annual dance on Saturday, April 25 from 8pm to 12am. The dance will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Father Rivers Hall. The cost of tickets will be $15. For more information, contact Felicia Johnson at 513.254.0471 or Jermaine Menefield at 513.418.3684.

SKATE FOR KELLI

Come support Kelli on Friday, April 10 by joining us in a skating event at the Fun Factory. The event will start at 7:30pm and all are welcome! All proceeds will go to the grandmother raising children due to domestic violence.

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