Newsletter 9/21/18

Dear families,

It is the end of a very busy week.  Today was a great day for a field trip.  We had beautiful weather and the students did wonderfully!  All of them listened well, cooperated and helped each other and worked hard to meet their personal goals.  You should be proud of them.  I know that I am proud of them!
Notes for the week:
1.  Thanks to all who have given me dates that students will be visiting high schools.
2.  Keep in mind the general HS info session coming up on Thursday, Oct 4 at Sacred Heart in Bellevue.  There are few others sessions in other areas.  You can find that info here:  https://www.seattlecatholichighschools.com/information-nights.html
3.  Math Games – Each year Seattle Prep hosts a competition for 8th graders.  It is held this year on Saturday, Oct 27th from 1-4 pm.   If we have at least 3 students interested, I am happy to host a team (or two).   Let me know if you student is interested.
4.  Note from Mrs. Patterson:
Hello families!

If you are looking to chaperone a school field trip, be a CYO coach, or volunteer on campus you need to have an up-to-date background check and complete the Archdiocese Safe Environment training. We know it is not convenient to get to these trainings, however, our Parish will be holding two trainings this fall to try and make it easy on you!
Tuesday, October 2nd at 6pm
OR
Wednesday, October 3rd at 10am
Attached is the instructions to go online and sign up for the class.  The portal to manage your background checks and keep your Safe Environment updated is called VIRTUS. YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE or the Diocese will have no way to track who has completed the training.
PLEASE NOTE: People need to take the live training only once, then every three years you will do an online refresher. The background check is done at the same time as the live training and is renewed at the same time as the refreshers that are taken every three years.

If you have any questions please let me know!