Just 15 days until spring! I, for one, cannot wait to see this winter end. Unfortunately, though, since March can be unpredictable, we cannot determine the graduation dates or the date for the last day of school at this time. We will let you know as soon as that decision is made.
Our February Cupcake Day, hosted by the 3rd grade, resulted in a profit of $164.50. The hosts this month are the 1st graders and the cupcake sale will be held on Monday, March 17th. We don’t have the total profit yet for the World’s Finest chocolate sale because we are still waiting for a few families to turn in their money. But we do have the results of the top sellers:
1st Place Caitlen Tardalo 21 boxes
2nd Place Alexandria Hungreder 16 boxes
3rd Place Jack Ceffalia 11 boxes
The top selling class is PK-4 and those students will receive a pizza party. Thank you to all our families who participated in this year’s popular chocolate sale!
Maciej Jablonowski in grade 8 is our school Spelling Bee champion. He will represent SSKCA in the Daily News sponsored New York Citywide Spelling Bee on March 19th. Congratulations, Maciej, and best of luck at the next level of competition!
Our annual Social Studies Fair was well attended last night. Many parents stopped to tell me how impressed they were with the students’ projects and how much they learned from viewing them. We look forward to seeing you next week at our first Art Show that will showcase the artistic talents of our students. It will be held on Tuesday, March 11th, at 7:00 PM. There will be an Ostatki/Mardi Gras recap meeting right after the show at 8:00 PM.
This Saturday, March 8th, our annual Supermarket Bingo/Penny Social fundraiser will be held in our auditorium. Doors will open at 12:30 PM with the first game beginning at 2:00 PM. There will be many great raffle prizes as well, so we invite you to join us for a fun afternoon. On Friday, March 21st, at 7:00 PM, this year’s edition of our school Talent Show will be held. Admission is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students who are not performing. Our student stars hope to see you there!
For those parents whose child walks home alone and who had given permission for their child to join an after-school club, we are now requiring that, if your child is unable to attend a meeting, you either email the teacher who is in charge of the club or send a note that morning informing the teacher of your child’s absence from the meeting. Otherwise, the secretary will be calling the parents that afternoon to inquire if they are aware that their child did not stay for the meeting. This policy change is being made in order to ensure the safety of our students. We do not want parents thinking that their child is still in school at a club activity while that may not be the case.
In this season of Lent, as we focus on the traditional spiritual practices of fasting, prayer and almsgiving that will help prepare us for the joyous Resurrection, may these practices enrich us and enable us to grow closer to Christ.