It is time to start scheduling high school planning conferences with me. I have put aside a few dates and times and you can sign up for one using this link:
Good evening parents!
The year is going by so quickly! Someone mentioned that we are already 10% done with the school year!
Notes for the next couple weeks:
- Move A Thon:
Last Friday was a great event! Even with sprinkles, there was a lot of excitement and a lot of moving! Last I checked, 8th grade is still leading the school and only about $600 away from our class goal. A few families haven’t participated yet and I would love to see 100% participation! I can smell the pizza for our class party when we meet our goal! You have until Oct 30 to get in pledges.
- High School:
A few dates coming up
Nov 20: Teacher Recommendation Forms are due to SMS so that we have time to thoughtfully fill these out. It takes time to fill these out and get all the other paperwork together to send into the high schools.
Regional Nights: There are 2 more this week if you didn’t make the one at St. Louise last week. http://www.seattlecatholichighschools.com/regional-nights.html
Open Houses: Several of these are happening in the next 2-3 weeks. Please check here for dates for each school:
Entrance Exams: Try for Nov or Dec exams so that results are back quickly. Register early if you need testing accommodations.
ISEE (Murphy, Blanchet, Eastside Catholic, Forest Ridge, Seattle Prep):
Register by Oct 24 for Nov 14 exam
Register by Nov 14 for Dec 5 exam
Register by Dec 19 for Jan 9 exam
Holy Names – private exam
Register by Dec 6 for Dec 13-14 exam
Register before day of exam for Nov 14-15
Register by ?? For Dec 5 or Dec 12 exam
In a couple weeks, I will be sending a form home for you to fill out with your plans for the application process. Please return it even if your child is attending public school so we can have it for our records.
We will be having a Halloween party on Oct 30 during the last period of the day. That means no electives on that day. For band students, the band teacher will be here but you have the option to skip band that day for the party if you and your parents wish.
Our room parent, Susan, will be sending out a Sign Up Genius email for contributions to the party. Parents are welcome to come but you must sign in at the office and get a visitor badge.
Students will be able to change into costumes at the beginning of the party.
Here is information from Mr. Sherman about costumes to keep in mind:
You have received specific information about our observance of Halloween from your child’s teacher. In it, you’ll find that our first priority is always safety and simplicity, balanced with schoolwork and a good measure of fun. This is considered a free dress day with the Handbook free dress policy in effect.
If part of the day in your child’s particular classroom includes costumes, remember that choices should be reflective of our mission and philosophy. That’s not to say that the traditional ghosts and devils and witches are out, but the more gruesome and negative things (as well as accessories that might cause injury or are easily broken) should be left at home. Please do not send all sorts of masks, weapons and accessories, as inevitably they will be lost. I’m not anticipating this to be a problem, but if you have any questions at all, please make sure to give us a call. PK students are able to wear their SIMPLE costumes to school. All other rooms will be putting them on at school. The decision is up to the teacher. Remember, for grades K-8, free dress does NOT mean wearing a costume to school.
- Finally, we are so happy that Malia will be back at school this week!
In case you didn’t know, Malia broke her leg and had surgery last week.
Your children have been so supportive of her and are excited to welcome her back. They will have the opportunity to live out the SLE of Serve as they assist her.
Have a great week!
The first week of school is always so busy but we all made it!