St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

St. Joseph Catholic Church & School

Oct. 23, 2014

PARENT NEWSLETTER

October 23 , 2014

The word of the Lord endureth forever. 1 Peter 1:25

Help us who are finite to believe in the inspired word that speaks to us of Thee. Help us to place our lives in Thy hands .

DUE TO FACULTY INSERVICE, THERE IS NO SCHOOL TOMORROW FOR SCHOLARS, 10/24.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

There will be NO

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

DURING NORMAL

SCHOOL HOURS in any

classrooms, but the PTO is

hosting a Halloween Skate Party on Friday, October 31st from 5:00-7:30 pm at the FUN FACTORY. The cost is $6 for admission, skate rental and all you can eat pizza. There will be a Costume Contest, Dance Contest and Scholars will received a Trick-Or-Treat bag.

We are in need of Parents/Guardians to bag candy for our Trick or Treat bags for our scholars. Baggers are needed on Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7 pm in FRH (cafeteria). May acquire Parent Volunteer hours.

***Please send/bring in bags of candy for scholars by Wednesday, October 29th.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

1. Thursday, October 23:

Seton High School: 3901 Glenway Ave (05)

5:30pm-8:30pm; 513.471.2600

2. Sunday, October 26:

Elder High School; 3900 Vincent Ave (05)

1pm-4pm; 513.921.3744

St. Ursula Academy; 1339 E. McMillan St.

1pm-3:30pm; 513.961.3410

CELEBRATE PROGRESS

Suggest that your scholar create a fun reminder of all the things they have accomplished. Let them cover a container with construction paper and label it “I did it!” Then, they can write each success (“I memorized my times tables”) on slip of paper and put it in the container. If they are feeling discouraged, have them read the slips.

-Our Prekindergarten

scholars will be taking

the Bracken Assessment

with Children’s Hospital.

-3rd grade scholars are taking ballet lessons.

-3rd, 4th, & 7th grade classes are taking the GREAT Training with the Cincinnati Police Department.

-5th Grade scholars are trying out for the Squash Academy.

-4th and 7thGrade scholars will be trying out for the Squash Academy.

-Boy Scouts has started to meet bi-weekly.

-Brownies and Daisies are meeting bi-weekly.

-Many thanks and shout out to Ms. Dowell (Tyhra and Taylor’s mom)! She is at the school everyday offering volunteering hours with the ladies in the cafeteria. Way to go!

X MARKS THE KIT

So far, our school has signed up for 15 free Treasure Kits! Remember! Once our school reaches 75 unique sign-ups for the kits, we will win classroom materials valued over $200 AND be entered into a drawing $10,000 cash prize!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCTOBER

24th: Faculty In-Service, NO SCHOOL for scholars

25th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 11am

27th: Oral Hygiene to 3rd Grade, 10am

28th: 2nd Grade to Nature Next Door, 1-2pm

3rd Grade to Nature Next Door, 2-3pm

Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

29th: Boy/Girl Scouts

4th Grade to Nature Next Door, 1-2:30pm

5th Grade to Nature Next Door, 2:30-4pm

3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

30th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

31st: 8th Grade Haunted House, 2pm

PTO Halloween activities at the Fun Factory Skating Rink, 5pm-7:30 pm

NOVEMBER

1st: All Saints Day

3rd: Canned Food Drive begins

4th: PTO Meeting, 6pm

Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

6th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

7th: Picture Retakes

SPORTS CENTER

KNIGHTS FOOTBALL:

The 7th & 8th grade Knights will play at Withrow High School on Saturday, October 25th at 3pm. GO!! FIGHT!! WIN!!

LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL

Both 3rd-5th and 6th-8th grade girls’ basketball teams have their next games this Saturday, October 25 at 11 am. The 3rd-5th grade girls’ team will be playing against St. Boniface, and 6th-8th grade will be playing St. Francis DeSales. All games will be played at the NEW Friars Club, located at 4300 Vine Street in St. Bernard (next to Roger Bacon HS). GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!

HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWS

FLU SEASON

Flu season has begun! To cut down on germs, keep your hands washed, sneeze/cough into the arm of your arms, and take your vitamins to avoid illness! Also, if you know your child is ill, PLEASE be sure to keep them home so that our scholars will be germ free.

COMMUNITY NEWS

FREE FRIDAYS

The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a special Science Themed Free Friday on October 24th. They are inviting families to come enjoy their three museums- free of charge! The hours are from 4-8. For more information call the Cincinnati Museum Center, 513.287.7000.

The City of Cincinnati’s Youth Commission invites students in 7th-12th grades presents

Break Out” Breaking Through Barriers…Building a Better City Featuring: Malik Yoba, Elementz Hip Hop Troop, Rapper Keenan West and more!

Free event: Free lunch! Free door prizes at University of Cincinnati-Tangeman Center from 9:30 am – 4 pm on Saturday, October 25th. To register, go to Cincinnati-oh.gov/youthsummit.

SHOOTING FOR SUCCESS

Boys and girls, ages 3-12, are invited to join the Carl H. Linder YMCA Youth Basketball League Session II. They offer registration for youth at a rate of $45 for members and $75 for program participants. For more information contact Jose Vinegar at 513.241.9622 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

5 CARES COAT DRIVE

Stay warm this winter!

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul will have coats available for those in need at the following locations:

  • Saturday, November 15 from 9am- 12pm at Seton High School
  • Saturday, November 22 from 9am-12pm at 3 locations
    • Newport Primary School, Covington Latin School, & John G. Carlisle School
  • Saturday, December 6 from 9am-12pm at St. Vincent DePaul West End Outreach Center
  • Saturday, December 13 at St. Henry Elementary School

***ONE coat person per year. NO charge. All sizes while supply lasts. Please bring photo ID for yourself and children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.***

TIRED OF HIGH SEWER RATES?

Join CUFA to promote affordable rates and protect our health from sewer overflows by meeting with the Hamilton County Commissioners. This will be held Monday, October 27th at 7pm. This location will be 1814 Dreman Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. RSVP to CUFA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 513.853.3947.

GREATER CINCINNATI PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

This organization was founded in 2007 with a mission of supporting Catholic elementary education by means of tuition assistance, such as St. Joseph Catholic School. They are inviting everyone to their series of performances for the 2014-2015 school year. The first two shows are:

  • Saturday, October 25th will bring the Annie Moses Band at the McAuley Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.
  • 1964 The Tribute is the number one Beatle tribute band in the world and will be featured on November 22nd.

Other performances will be listed throughout the school year. For more information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-484-0157.

HOLIDAYS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

  • Winton Hills Thanksgiving Food Distribution- Saturday, November 22 (You MUST LIVE IN Winton Hills to be eligible for this program)
  • St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Food Distribution (Bank Street)- Tuesday, November 25

MALES AGES 18-28

Any male between the ages 18-28 want to make $100? There is a research opportunity that will take place on Tuesday, October 28 on Montgomery Road. To qualify for this research, every male will need to complete a survey on this website, http://drumbeat.questionpro.com .

VA MEDICAL FOSTER HOME

Work in your home and earn an income! Provide a home and family for Veterans with health needs. For more information on this program, contact Michelle Hubbard, LISW-S by phone, 513.487.6067, or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please confirm that you have read this Newsletter by emailing Miss Mason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be registered for a chance to win a $25 Kroger gift card.

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Oct. 16, 2014

PARENT NEWSLETTER

October 16, 2014

For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

Lord, help us to speak to others in a way that will help them see you.

CONDOLENCES

As we continue to offer condolences to Grandma Minnie Jones on the death of her husband, Perry Jones, we ask that you come to support her at the funeral services being held on Saturday, October 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 12-1pm with Mass immediately following.

SAMS CLUB

Congratulations to the faculty and staff of our school on being recognized by Sam’s Club for making a difference in scholars’ lives. Thank you for your support and everything that you do!

PRE-K/LATCHKEY

Our Prekindergarten & Latchkey Programs recently had their annual visit from the Ohio Department of Education. The inspection went very well. We are in full compliance with no corrections needed! GREAT JOB!

CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher & Scholar conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. Report cards will be given at conferences only! A form was sent home in Thursday folders for scholars in Pre-kindergarten through 8 so that parents/guardians can schedule. Conferences are scheduled based on return of form and time available. If there are any questions, please call the school office. Scholars in 5th-8th will have additional time set by the Junior High Team for conferences. More information forthcoming.

DUE TO FACULTY INSERVICE, THERE IS NO SCHOOL NEXT FRIDAY FOR SCHOLARS, 10/24 .

GAME NIGHT

Scholars in grades 6th, 7th & 8th may attend Game Night here at the school FREE of Charge. Scholars will enjoy socializing with each other by playing board games, video games and listening to music on Friday, October 17th from 4:15-6:00 pm in FRH. Parent Volunteers are needed to work the concession stand and chaperone. May acquire Volunteer Hours.

HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES

There will be NO

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

DURING NORMAL

SCHOOL HOURS in any

classrooms, but the PTO is

hosting a Halloween Skate Party on Friday, October 31st from 5:00-7:30 pm at the FUN FACTORY. The cost is $6 for admission, skate rental and all you can eat pizza. There will be a Costume Contest, Dance Contest and Scholars will received a Trick-Or-Treat bag.

We are in need of Parents/Guardians to bag candy for our Trick or Treat bags for our scholars. Baggers are needed on Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7 pm in FRH (cafeteria). May acquire Parent Volunteer hours.

Please send/bring in bags of candy for scholars by Thursday, October 31st.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

1. Saturday, October, 18:

*9am-12pm

DePaul Cristo Rey High School

1133 Clifton Hills Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

513.861.0600

2. Sunday, October 19:

*1pm-4pm

Archbishop McNicholas High School

6536 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

513.231.3500

*1pm-3pm

Roger Bacon High School

4320 Vine Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45217

513.641.1300

3. Thursday, October 23:

5:30pm-8:30pm

Seton High School

3901 Glenway Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio 45205

513.471.2600

X Marks the Kit

So far, our school has signed up for 12 free Treasure Kits! Remember! Once our school reaches 75 unique sign-ups for the kits, we will win classroom materials valued over $200 AND be entered into a drawing $10,000 cash prize!

THIS IS WHAT WE DO !!!

-3rd grade scholars are taking ballet lessons.

-3rd, 4th, & 7th grade classes are taking the GREAT Training with the Cincinnati Police Department.

-5th Grade scholars are trying out for the Squash Academy.

-4th Grade scholars

will be trying out

for the Squash

Academy.

-Boy Scouts has started to meet bi-weekly.

-Brownies and Daisies are meeting bi-weekly.

-Scholars in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 went to see Roses and Thorns in Tuesday and had an awesome time. Our scholars were engaged and their behavior was excellent!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCTOBER

17th: End of 1st Quarter

3rd Grade ballet

18th: 3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 10am

21st: Parent-Teacher conference, 5-7pm

NO AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT LATCHKEY

22nd: 1st Quarter Recognition Ceremony, 10am

6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 6:30pm

23rd: Parent-Teacher conference, 5-7pm

NO AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT LATCHKEY

24th: Faculty In-Service, NO SCHOOL for scholars

25th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 11am

28th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

29th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

31st: PTO Halloween activities at the Fun Factory Skating Rink, 5-7:30 pm

SPORTS CENTER

KNIGHTS FOOTBALL:

The 7th & 8th grade Knights will play on Wednesday or Thursday at Summit Country Day. The next game will be at Withrow High School, Saturday, October 25 at 3pm. GO!! FIGHT!! WIN!!

LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL

Our 3rd-5th grade girls’ basketball team has their next game Saturday, October 18 10 am against St. Francis Seraph/CC. All games will be played at the NEW Friars Club, located at 4300 Vine Street in St. Bernard (next to Roger Bacon HS). GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!

HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWS

FLU SEASON

Flu season has begun! To cut down on germs, keep your hands washed, sneeze/cough into the arm of your arms, and take your vitamins to avoid illness! Also, if you know your child is ill, PLEASE be sure to keep them home so that our scholars will be germ free.

DAY OF REFLECTION

Caregiver Assistance Network is hosting a day for family caregivers to Reflect, Refresh, and Renew! It will be held on October 18th , 9 am –4 pm, located at The Schott Pavilion at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. For more information or to register, call the CAREline at (513)929-4483.

VA MEDICAL FOSTER HOME

Work in your home and earn an income! Provide a home and family for Veterans with health needs. For more information on this program, contact Michelle Hubbard, LISW-S by phone, 513.487.6067, or email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

COMMUNITY NEWS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

We will be accepting toiletries and/or monetary donations on Friday, October 17 from 4pm to 9pm. The address is 1706 Reading Road. All proceeds will go to the West End Emergency Center in memory of Kelli Renee Walton, (4/9/1983-3/4/2010) who lost her life due to domestic violence. Please come out and support by wearing purple.

The City of Cincinnati’s Youth Commission invites students in 7th-12th grades presents

Break Out” Breaking Through Barriers…Building a Better City Featuring: Malik Yoba, Elementz Hip Hop Troop, Rapper Keenan West and more!

Free event: Free lunch! Free door prizes at University of Cincinnati-Tangeman Center from 9:30 am – 4 pm on Saturday, October 25th. To register, go to Cincinnati-oh.gov/youthsummit.

FREE FRIDAYS

The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a special Science Themed Free Friday on October 24th. They are inviting families to come enjoy their three museums- free of charge! The hours are from 4-8. For more information call the Cincinnati Museum Center, 513.287.7000.

GREATER CINCINNATI PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

This organization was founded in 2007 with a mission of supporting Catholic elementary education by means of tuition assistance, such as St. Joseph Catholic School. They are inviting everyone to their series of performances for the 2014-2015 school year. The first two shows are:

Saturday, October 25th will bring the Annie Moses Band at the McAuley Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.

1964 The Tribute is the number one Beatle tribute band in the world and will be featured on November 22nd.

Other performances will be listed throughout the school year. For more information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-484-0157.

CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Adult residents of Hamilton County now have the opportunity to get their accredited high school diploma and career certification online through a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library has launched Career Online High School and is providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education. Learn more about career online high school at www.cincinnatilibrary.org/cohs

HOLIDAYS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

  • St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Food Distribution (Bank Street)- Tuesday, November 25

MALES AGES 18-28

Any male between the ages 18-28 want to make $100? There is a research opportunity that will take place on Tuesday, October 28 on Montgomery Road. To qualify for this research, every male will need to complete a survey on this website, http://drumbeat.questionpro.com .

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SMX STAFF MANAGEMENT- We have immediate openings in a fun, fast-paced warehouse environment. Apply in person Monday- Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm. The address is 1960 North Bend Road Suite M, Hebron, KY 41042. Call 859.586.4654 or visit the website, apply.smjobs.com, if you have any other questions regarding these positions.

Please confirm that you have read this Newsletter by emailing Miss Mason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be registered for a chance to win a $25 Kroger gift card.

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Oct. 2, 2014

PARENT NEWSLETTER

October 2, 2014

The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:8

Dear Lord, I pray that you will keep me alert to Satan s clever attacks and help me to depend on you to conquer him.

CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher & Scholar conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. Report cards will be given at conferences only! A form has been sent home in this week’s Thursday folder for scholars in Pre-kindergarten through 8 so that parents/guardians can schedule. Conferences are scheduled based on return of form and time available. If there are any questions, please call the school office.

INTERIMS/Ascend

For the 1st quarter, interims were sent home in paper form. Parents/guardians are encouraged to continue checking ASCEND for grades and/or communication with teachers. There are some parents/guardians that have not used this tools. The Parent Newsletter and the monthly meal menu are linked on this site and contain important information that you don’t want to miss! If you need help with getting on to Ascend, please contact Mr. Wilcher at 513-381-2126 ext. 42 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NWEA

We will be issuing test results for the first round of the NWEA testing that scholars in kindergarten through 8 took during September. Instructions on how to read the results is included. Another round of testing will occur in January. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call your scholar’s teacher or Miss Gilbride, Seton Education Partner Site Manager, at 513.381.2126.

8th GRADE PARENT MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for ALL eighth grade parents/guardians on Tuesday, October 7 at 5:30pm. This meeting will be regarding high school planning for next year. If there are any questions, please call Mr. Younger.

FALL/WINTER UNIFORM

October 1st has come and gone, and now all scholars should be in their Fall/Winter Uniform. This means:

· NO SHORTS! Scholars in Pre-kindergarten (Class of 2028- Class of 2023). For gym, sweatpants and long-sleeve t-shirts are available in the office.

· Scholars in grades 5-8 (Class of 2022-Class of MUST have on a white blouse/shirts with a tie/cross-tie.

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL YOUR SCHOLAR’S TEACHER or THE SCHOOL OFFICE, 513-381-2126. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!!!!

NATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN

Our school is hosted an energy efficiency play. As a part of the program, each family can sign up to receive their own free “Treasure Kit” that contains different items to help save energy around the house! Each sign-up for our school helps us win in the X Marks the Kit contest. Go online to www.xmarksthekit.org, or call, 1-855-386-9548, and help us win!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCTOBER

2nd: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

3rd: 3rd Grade ballet

8th Grade Health Visions ends

6th-10th: Ohio Achievement Assessment for Grade 3

7th: Candy Sale Kickoff, 2pm

Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

8th Grade Parent Meeting

8th: Boy Scouts Boy Talk, 2-3pm

Grades 1-4 to Celeste Moss

3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

9th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

10th: 3rd Grade Ballet

11th: 3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 10am

6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 11am

13th: Columbus Day, School in Session

14th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

Grades 2-4 to Aronoff, Roses & Thorns, 10am

15th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

Girl/ Boy Scouts, 2-3pm

16th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

17th: End of 1st Quarter

3rd Grade ballet

18th: 3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 10am

SPORTS CENTER

KNIGHTS FOOTBALL:

The 7th & 8th grade Knights will play on Wednesday, October 8th at 4:30 pm. GO!! FIGHT!! WIN!!

LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL - Our girls’ basketball teams have their next game Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30pm. Both teams will be playing at the same time. Our 3rd-5 th Grade team will be playing against St. Boniface, and the 6th-8th grade team against St. Francis DeSales. All games will be played at the NEW Friars Club, located at 4300 Vine Street in St. Bernard (next to Roger Bacon HS). GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!

HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWS

BETTER CONCENTRATION

Looking for a fun way to improve your youngster’s concentration? Try this quick game. The first player makes one motion, like clapping or spinning around. The second person copies them and adds another movement. Continue adding new motions until someone forgets the sequence. The last player to get it right starts a new game.

“HOT MUSIC” BOOT CAMP

Be a part of the Principal’s Challenge!! Yes, you are being challenged to work out on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 pm with Principal Partee.

Boot Camp is being offered in our school gym for parents/guardians, faculty, staff and friends over the age of 18. The cost is $7 per session. Please call or text Nadir, 704-496-0012, for more information. If you need to shed a few pounds or tone up those muscles before the holiday season, come to these classes.

DAY OF REFLECTION

Caregiver Assistance Network is hosting a day for family caregivers to Reflect, Refresh, and Renew! It will be held on October 18th , 9 am –4 pm, located at The Schott Pavilion at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. For more information or to register, call the CAREline at (513)929-4483.

COMMUNITY NEWS

GREATER CINCINNATI PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

This organization was founded in 2007 with a mission of supporting Catholic elementary education by means of tuition assistance, such as St. Joseph Catholic School. They are inviting everyone to their series of performances for the 2014-2015 school year. The first two shows are:

Saturday, October 25th will bring the Annie Moses Band at the McAuley Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.

1964 The Tribute is the number one Beatle tribute band in the world and will be featured on November 22nd.

Other performances will be listed throughout the school year. For more information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-484-0157.

CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Adult residents of Hamilton County now have the opportunity to get their accredited high school diploma and career certification online through a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library has launched Career Online High School and is providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education. Learn more about career online high school at www.cincinnatilibrary.org/cohs

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SMX STAFF MANAGEMENT- We have immediate openings in a fun, fast-paced warehouse environment. Apply in person Monday- Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm. The address is 1960 North Bend Road Suite M, Hebron, KY 41042. Call 859.586.4654 or visit the website, apply.smjobs.com, if you have any other questions regarding these positions.

PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS

There are parents/guardians that have not begun Parent Volunteer Hours and many that have. Thank you for those families that have begun their hours and a special thanks to those that have completed ALL of their hours. Here are opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer:

Morning duty:

  • Crossing guards -2
  • Traffic flow in driveway
  • Traffic flow in rear parking lot
  • Trash clean up

· Pre-kindergarten breakfast set up/clean up

· Hall supervision 8:30-9:15

· Classroom help 8:30-9:15

  • Morning Care assistance 7-8:30 am
  • Snow/trash removal

Lunch duty:

· Recess monitoring

· Cafeteria monitoring

· Isolated lunch monitoring

· Serve lunch

· Clean up between lunch periods

Candy sale:

  • Sales roster
  • Label candy
  • Distribute candy
  • Daily count/inventory
  • Write receipts

Conferences:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Classroom clean up 4:15-5
  • Uniform resale
  • Parent Ambassador - need 5 parents/guardians

Dismissal:

  • Bus monitoring
  • Latchkey 4:15-6
  • Traffic flow at the end of the driveway
  • Crossing guard
  • Trash removal
  • Building maintenance projects

Others:

Cafeteria decorating -once per month

Library on Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9-11

West End Emergency Pantry

Set up for Halloween activities

Bag Candy

Please be mindful that parents who wish to volunteer during school hours MUST 1. Do a background check by logging onto Selection.com, or going to either the Tri-County or Hamilton location, 2. Attend a Virtus Child Protection Training (register by visiting virtusonline.com). COMPLETING VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE NOT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO CHECK ON THEIR SCHOLAR OR CONFERENCE WITH TEACHERS!

(Items highlighted in yellow are volunteer opportunities that will need to complete the above). Call Ms. Partee with questions, 513-381-2126 ext. 18

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Oct.9, 2014

PARENT NEWSLETTER

October 9, 2014

Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. - Psalm 23:4

Heavenly Father, when the darkness comes over us and storms beat around us, shelter us under your wing.

CONFERENCES

Parent-Teacher & Scholar conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 5-7pm. Report cards will be given at conferences only! A form has been sent home in last week’s Thursday folder for scholars in Pre-kindergarten through 8 so that parents/guardians can schedule. Conferences are scheduled based on return of form and time available. If there are any questions, please call the school office. Scholars in 5th-8th will have additional time set by the Junior High Team for conferences. More information forthcoming.

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

1. Saturday, October, 18:

9am-12pm

DePaul Cristo Rey High School

1133 Clifton Hills Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

513.861.0600

2. Sunday, October 19:

1pm-4pm

Archbishop McNicholas High School

6536 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati, Ohio 45230

513.231.3500

1pm-3pm

Roger Bacon High School

4320 Vine Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45217

513.641.1300

CONDOLENCES

Our deepest condolences to Grandma Minnie Jones on the death of her husband. Please keep her and her family in prayer. We will inform everyone of funeral arrangements when we receive them.

INTERIMS/Ascend

For the 1st quarter, interims were not sent home in paper form. All grades are located on the Ascend Program. Parents/guardians must continue checking ASCEND for grades and/or communication with teachers. There are some parents/guardians that have not used this tool. The Parent Newsletter and the monthly meal menu are linked on this site and contain important information that you don’t want to miss! If you need help with getting on to Ascend, please contact Mr. Wilcher at 513-381-2126 ext. 42 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NWEA

We will be issuing test results for the first round of the NWEA testing that scholars in kindergarten through 8 took during September. Instructions on how to read the results is included. Another round of testing will occur in January. If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call your scholar’s teacher or Miss Gilbride, Seton Education Partner Site Manager, at 513.381.2126.

FALL/WINTER UNIFORMS

October 1st has come and gone, and now all scholars should be in their Fall/Winter Uniform. This means:

  • NO SHORTS! Scholars in Pre-kindergarten (Class of 2028- Class of 2023). For gym, sweatpants and long-sleeve t-shirts are available in the office.
  • Scholars in grades 5-8 (Class of 2022-Class of MUST have on a white blouse/shirts with a tie/cross-tie.

ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL YOUR SCHOLAR’S TEACHER or THE SCHOOL OFFICE, 513-381-2126. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!!!!


LOOK what s happening in our school!!!

-3rd grade is taking ballet lessons

-3rd, 4th, & 7th grade classes are taking the GREAT Training with the Cincinnati Police Department

-5th Grade scholars are trying out for the Squash Academy

-Boy Scouts has started to meet bi-weekly

NATIONAL THEATRE FOR CHILDREN

Our school hosted an energy efficiency play. As a part of the program, each family can sign up to receive their own free “Treasure Kit” that contains different items to help save energy around the house! Each sign-up for our school helps us win in the X Marks the Kit contest. Go online to www.xmarksthekit.org, or call, 1-855-386-9548, and help us win!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

OCTOBER

9th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

10th: 3rd Grade Ballet

11th: 3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 10am

6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 11am

13th: Columbus Day, School in Session

14th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

Grades 2-4 to Aronoff, Roses & Thorns, 10am

15th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

Girl/ Boy Scouts, 2-3pm

16th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

17th: End of 1st Quarter

3rd Grade ballet

18th: 3rd-5th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 10am

21st: Parent-Teacher conference, 5-7pm

NO AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT LATCHKEY

22nd: 1st Quarter Recognition Ceremony, 10am

6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Game, 6:30pm

23rd: Parent-Teacher conference, 5-7pm

NO AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES EXCEPT LATCHKEY

24th: Faculty In-Service, NO SCHOOL for scholars

25th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 11am

28th: Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-8, 4:15-6:30pm

29th: 3rd-5th AND 6th-8th Grade Girls Basketball Games, 6:30pm

Girls Basketball Practice Grades 3-5, 4:15-5:15pm

31st: PTO Halloween activities at the Fun Factory Skating Rink, 5-7:30 pm

SPORTS CENTER

KNIGHTS FOOTBALL:

The 7th & 8th grade Knights will play on Monday, October 13 at 4:30 pm at Summit Country Day. GO!! FIGHT!! WIN!!

LADY PANTHERS BASKETBALL

Our 3rd-5th grade girls’ basketball team has their next game Saturday, October 11 am against St. Francis DeSales. Following that game, our 6th-8th grade girls will be playing at 11am against St. Boniface. All games will be played at the NEW Friars Club, located at 4300 Vine Street in St. Bernard (next to Roger Bacon HS). GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!

HEALTH & WELLNESS NEWS

FLU SEASON

Flu season has begun! To cut down on germs, keep your hands washed, sneeze/cough into the arm of your arms, and take your vitamins to avoid illness! Also, if you know your child is ill, PLEASE be sure to keep them home so that our scholars will be germ free.

“HOT MUSIC” BOOT CAMP

Be a part of the Principal’s Challenge!! Yes, you are being challenged to work out on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 pm with Principal Partee.

Boot Camp is being offered in our school gym for parents/guardians, faculty, staff and friends over the age of 18. The cost is $7 per session. Please call or text Nadir, 704-496-0012, for more information. If you need to shed a few pounds or tone up those muscles before the holiday season, come to these classes.

DAY OF REFLECTION

Caregiver Assistance Network is hosting a day for family caregivers to Reflect, Refresh, and Renew! It will be held on October 18th , 9 am –4 pm, located at The Schott Pavilion at the Jesuit Spiritual Center. For more information or to register, call the CAREline at (513)929-4483.

COMMUNITY NEWS

The City of Cincinnati’s Youth Commission invites students in 7th-12th grades presents

Break Out” Breaking Through Barriers…Building a Better City Featuring: Malik Yoba, Elementz Hip Hop Troop, Rapper Keenan West and more!

Free event: Free lunch! Free door prizes at University of Cincinnati-Tangeman Center from 9:30 am – 4 pm on Saturday, October 25th. To register, go to Cincinnati-oh.gov/youthsummit.

GREATER CINCINNATI PERFORMING ARTS SOCIETY

This organization was founded in 2007 with a mission of supporting Catholic elementary education by means of tuition assistance, such as St. Joseph Catholic School. They are inviting everyone to their series of performances for the 2014-2015 school year. The first two shows are:

Saturday, October 25th will bring the Annie Moses Band at the McAuley Performing Arts Center at 7:30 PM.

1964 The Tribute is the number one Beatle tribute band in the world and will be featured on November 22nd.

Other performances will be listed throughout the school year. For more information go to www.gcparts.org or call 513-484-0157.

CAREER ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Adult residents of Hamilton County now have the opportunity to get their accredited high school diploma and career certification online through a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library has launched Career Online High School and is providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry and continue their education. Learn more about career online high school at www.cincinnatilibrary.org/cohs

HOLIDAYS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

  • St. Joseph/ All Saints Thanksgiving sign up- Saturday, October 11 at 9am (must have picture ID)
  • St. Vincent DePaul Thanksgiving Food Distribution (Bank Street)- Tuesday, November 25

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

SMX STAFF MANAGEMENT- We have immediate openings in a fun, fast-paced warehouse environment. Apply in person Monday- Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm. The address is 1960 North Bend Road Suite M, Hebron, KY 41042. Call 859.586.4654 or visit the website, apply.smjobs.com, if you have any other questions regarding these positions.

PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS

There are parents/guardians that have not begun Parent Volunteer Hours and many that have. Thank you for those families that have begun their hours and a special thanks to those that have completed ALL of their hours. Here are opportunities for parents/guardians to volunteer:

Morning duty:

  • Crossing guards -2
  • Traffic flow in driveway
  • Traffic flow in rear parking lot
  • Trash clean up
  • Pre-kindergarten breakfast set up/clean up
  • Hall supervision 8:30-9:15
  • Classroom help 8:30-9:15
  • Morning Care assistance 7-8:30 am
  • Snow/trash removal

Lunch duty:

  • Recess monitoring
  • Cafeteria monitoring
  • Isolated lunch monitoring
  • Serve lunch
  • Clean up between lunch periods

Candy sale:

  • Sales roster
  • Label candy
  • Distribute candy
  • Daily count/inventory
  • Write receipts
  • Bag candy for Halloween- October 23rd 7

Conferences:

  • Set up
  • Clean up
  • Classroom clean up 4:15-5
  • Uniform resale
  • Parent Ambassador - need 5 parents/guardians

Dismissal:

  • Bus monitoring
  • Latchkey 4:15-6
  • Traffic flow at the end of the driveway
  • Crossing guard
  • Trash removal
  • Building maintenance projects

Others:

Cafeteria decorating -once per month

Library on Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9-11

West End Emergency Pantry

Set up for Halloween activities

Bag Candy

Please be mindful that parents who wish to volunteer during school hours MUST 1. Do a background check by logging onto Selection.com, or going to either the Tri-County or Hamilton location, 2. Attend a Virtus Child Protection Training (register by visiting virtusonline.com). COMPLETING VOLUNTEER HOURS ARE NOT OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS TO CHECK ON THEIR SCHOLAR OR CONFERENCE WITH TEACHERS!

(Items highlighted in yellow are volunteer opportunities that will need to complete the above). Call Ms. Partee with questions, 513-381-2126 ext.

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