With spring officially just about a week away, the weather and temperatures are finally beginning to be pleasant and comfortable. The children are excited about soon being able to go outside for recess again after the long winter indoors.
Although February is our shortest month, there were still many events happening at SSKCA. We held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception, Student Appreciation Day and Science Fair. Our middle grades Math Bee was held with Victoria Gluszczyszyn in grade 4 becoming our champion. She will represent our school in the diocesan bee this month.
Regarding our ongoing fundraising efforts, we raised a total of $6,852.00 during our annual Walk-a-thon. Caitlyn Goodman in grade 6 raised the highest amount, $1,180.00. Our monthly cupcake sale, hosted by the kindergarten class, raised $385.00. This month’s sale will be on Wednesday, March 25th and the seventh graders will be hosting. Our profit from the adult Valentine/Mardi Gras Dinner/ Dance was $12, 824.00 bringing the grand total from all three dances this year to $46, 972.00! You can see why these dances are our most profitable fundraisers.
I would like to remind you at this time that this coming Friday, March 13th, is a Professional Day for our teachers but students have the day off. This year’s Art Show, scheduled for March 24th, is being rescheduled until April. The exact date will be announced in next month’s update letter. The date for our Spring Show this year is Friday, May 29th, at 7:00 PM.
A few other date reminders include Wednesday, March 18th, are our second trimester Parent/Teacher Conferences. Friday, March 20th, is our annual Talent Show. Sunday, March 22nd, is our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. We invite parents of students in grades 4 – 8 who have not been able to earn service hours this year from student dances to volunteer the morning of the actual breakfast so that the parents of our younger students may enjoy the festivities with their families. Please either send a note to the office or email me if you would be willing to assist at that event.
Due to an unfortunate incident this week where a Social Studies Fair project was damaged by a parent, it is no longer permissible for parents to enter our auditorium in order to get a preview of our students’ work. You will need to wait until the evening of the fair or the next day. Also, our students are not permitted to be in the basement during after school hours if they are not members of our after school program, with the exception of the 2 seventh graders each day who are helping in after school as part of their Christian service in preparation for Confirmation. In addition, children are not permitted in the basement at other times unless supervised by an adult. That includes children who come for Krakowianki.
A reminder, as well, that students were informed in September that if they join an after school club, they are expected to be making a serious commitment. Therefore, if they cannot attend a meeting, they need to give the teacher a note from their parent explaining the absence. Excessive absences and/or not supplying the note will result in no longer being able to participate in the activity.
As the joyous season of Easter draws closer, may the remaining days of Lent serve as an opportunity for us to reflect on our lives and grow closer to our Lord. May Christ’s cross feel lighter by our good deeds so we may be worthy of His sacrifice.