Boulder Beat Bulletin: Week of October 21, 2018
Hello 2nd Quarter!
With the beginning of a new quarter, it may be your turn to bring school supplies!
For second quarter, last names L-P need to bring the supplies listed below to their first period teacher this week. If you have a last name Q-Z and did not bring your school supplies last quarter, please also bring the following supplies this week.
Bring a box of tissues and a roll of paper towels plus the items below as indicated by grade level:
Pre-K + Kindergarten: Baby wipes
1st-3rd Grade: Box of sandwich, quarter, or gallon sized baggies
4th-8th Grade: Container of Lysol or Clorox wipes
The book Fair is This week!
Our fall book fair will be open this week, Monday, October 22, through Friday, October 26, from 3:30-5:30 PM.
Breakfast + Books! On Wednesday morning, the book fair will be open from 7:30-8:30 AM and donuts will be for sale.
Grandparents’ Day! On Friday, we invite grandparents and family to join us for lunch and shop the book fair with their grandchildren! Cheese pizza will be for sale at $1 per slice, and $2 for salad bar, as supplies last.
10:50-11:15: Pre-school, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade
11:25-11:50: 3rd Grade and 4th Grade
12:15-12:40: 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
Fall Harvest Dinner: Saturday, November 10
To celebrate the continued growth of our urban garden, join us at our fall harvest dinner, Koinonia, following Mass, as part of our November “Saturday Night Life.”
Our pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first graders will perform Stone Soup and we will share in a meal of soup and salad where the fruits of our garden will be featured.
There will also be a silent auction with pieces of garden-inspired student artwork, small potted herb plants for sale, and we will also have order forms available for our Holy Family Recipe Book.
All proceeds from the event will contribute to funding our winter, spring, and summer harvests, as well as our anticipated participation and presence at local farmers markets this coming spring so that we may share the fruits of our garden with a wider community.
The Holy Family Recipe Book will be for sale at this event and will be a compilation of recipes from the families, staff, and friends of HFCS. So far we’ve only had two families submit a recipe, but we need many more to create our cookbook! Submit your recipe today to be a part of our cookbook!
Tardies: Affecting Learning for All
Ms. Videll has noticed a great increase of tardies lately and is concerned about how that is negatively affecting the learning experience and environment for all of our students. When a child is late to school, not only are they missing out on valuable instruction time, but it is a disruption to their routine and then a disruption to all of the students who arrived to school on time as that tardy child enters the classroom. Tardiness has negative effects on all of our students, even if they arrived on time.
For the benefit of all of our students and teachers, we urge you to help your child get to school on time. There are some strategies to prevent tardiness listed in the articles below.
The Bump: Reasons Why Being Tardy to School is Bad
Swan Christian College: Students Who Are Late to School and How it Affects Their Learning
Important Parent Volunteer Information
All volunteers for school events must complete VIRTUS training requirements and background check per the diocesan policy, which you can view in part below.
All field trip drivers, all Walk-A-Thon volunteers, all cafeteria volunteers, and all volunteers attending anything sponsored by the school or church involving the kids, must have the required volunteer paperwork on file and be approved.
Please don't wait until the last minute get your training completed.
If you do not get your VIRTUS training and volunteer packet completed before your volunteer date, you will not be allowed to volunteer, which can include not being allowed to attend a field trip as a chaperone, per diocesan policy
II. PROCEDURES FOR PROTECTING MINORS FROM SEXUAL ABUSE
1. VIRTUS Requirement
In adherence to Article 12 of the Charter, the Diocese of Tulsa and VIRTUS provide a web-based online training program in English and Spanish that specializes in helping churches and religious organizations create safe environments for children and youth. VIRTUS is mandatory for all employees and Covered Volunteers who have or could have substantial contact with children. No employee or Covered Volunteer may partake in any Church ministry or function without first completing the mandatory VIRTUS program and receiving confirmation and clearance to serve by their Local Administrator.
Click here to read the full requirements and diocesan volunteer policy.
School Mall Fundraiser is Coming Up!
We will be kicking off the school mall (postcards) program on Friday, November 2. If we get them all sent back in by Tuesday, November 6, recipients should receive the post cards in time to make Christmas shopping purchases!
Our school is guaranteed $2.25 per completed booklet, plus up to 50% of all paid orders.
SchoolMall has been approved to sell products and receive donations on behalf of our school. All materials used in our program, including student prizes, will be provided at no cost to our school in consideration for our participation in this program. Information about SchoolMall and a special brochure will be included with the postcards to be sent on November 2. Our completed postcards will be used for the SchoolMall Postcard Campaign only and will not be used for any other purpose.
Important Aftercare Information
Aftercare is now held at the school building all days of the week. Pick up will be in the office or on the playground, weather permitting. If you need to contact the Aftercare Director, Brittany Close, or the Aftercare Staff, please call them after 3:30 PM at 918-264-4922.
It is time to start ordering yearbooks for this school year! Today is the last day for you to order your yearbook and get 15% off the original price of $20!
We often have teachers or classes that need additional supplies for special projects, experiments, or enrichment that are not covered with our normal supply budget. We also sometimes have special needs for skills such as building items for the resource room, repairing items, painting etc...
All donations or time spent doing repairs to the school or classroom can be claimed as Time & Talent- which is due in less than two weeks on Friday, October 19.
Substitute Teachers Needed
Each school year, we try to build up our substitute teacher list. Click here to find information on requirements and compensation. If you know someone in our community who may be interested, please pass on the information. Contact Ms. Saleta Videll, 918-582-0422, if you have any questions.
Time & Talent Was Due October 19
Your first 5 hours of Time & Talent were due by Friday, October 19, and should have been entered into ParentsWeb by that date. If you did not complete your 5 hours, you will be charged this week. Find information about Time & Talent and how to enter it into ParentsWeb here.
The Walk-A-Thon is next week! Pledges are due this Friday!
Please review the information below about how to get involved with the Walk-A-Thon (and earn Time & Talent hours) and how to collect some last-minute pledges through online donations (we even wrote a letter for you to send to your family and friends!).
Volunteer to help make this Walk-A-Thon great and earn Time & Talent Hours. Roles vary from helping with event preparations, donating lap prizes, and day-of jobs, most not lasting the entirety of the event, allowing you to volunteer and earn Time & Talent Hours and spend time with your child(ren)!
There are still many roles that need to be filled!
Sample letter to friends and Families
You can use this letter and share via email or on social media to ask for online pledges on behalf of your child. All you need to do is input your child’s name where indicated! The link to the online donation page is already included in the letter.
Dear Friends and Family,
Please consider supporting [your child's name] and their wonderful school, Holy Family Cathedral School Academy of Arts & Sciences, through the 9th Annual Holy Family Cathedral School Home & School Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. They will have up to 30 minutes to walk as many laps as possible, followed by lunch outside.
The Walk-A-Thon raises money for the Home & School Board to provide programs that may not otherwise be available to [your child's name] and her school. Through generous donors like you, the Home & School Association has been able to provide furniture for classrooms, support educational experiences, and sponsor family events for our whole school. These programs would not exist as they do without Home & School support. Last year's Walk-a-Thon raised over $13,000 for the school.
Your pledge is for a definite amount, not per lap. If everyone in the class collects pledges, then they will get an ice cream party!
You can make an online pledge at http://bit.ly/hfcswalkpledge. Just make sure that you put [your child’s name] in the “notes” box on the online form so that they get credit! Funds need to be turned in by Friday, October 26.
[your child's name] is excited to be walking laps for their school. I hope you’ll support their efforts.
Saturday Night Life: This Saturday!
Join us for our Youth Mass, student performance, and family dinner this Saturday, October 27, from 5:00-7:30 PM.
This month, the 2nd and 3rd graders will be participating in some of the Mass readings and then will be performing patriotic songs afterwards.
Following Mass and the performance, we will have a potluck dinner together in the school. Click the button below to sign up to bring a dish and to RSVP!
Campus ministry now has it’s own Webpage!
When Mrs. Spoerl started coming to me three to four times a week with information or upcoming events about the HFCS Campus Ministry, I decided that it needed its own page on the website to keep track of all of the events and good news that Mrs. Spoerl wants to share with you!
Check it out by clicking here, or click “Campus Ministry” at the top of the website!
Foolish Things Coffee + Campus Ministry Fundraiser
We have another fundraising event coming up for our Campus Ministry, this time hosted by our beloved downtown neighbors, Foolish Things Coffee!
Stop by Foolish Things Coffee Co. between 8:30am and 2:00pm on Sunday, November 11, to enjoy coffee, breakfast or lunch and a portion of the cost of your purchase can be donated to the Holy Family Cathedral School Campus Ministry!
Foolish Things offers a full breakfast and lunch menu, perfect for an early breakfast, brunch, or lunch before or after you attend Mass that day!
Just mention that you are there to support Holy Family Cathedral School when you order.
Join us at Wednesdays at the Cathedral!
The weekly Wednesdays at Cathedral program was born out of a desire for every Catholic to more fully grasp the beauty of his faith and to grow a sense of community among parishioners and our school family. Weekly activities include a mixture of live speakers, engaging video series, faith sharing opportunities and feast day celebrations.
Off campus activities are also a regular part of our quarterly schedule, gathering for service opportunities or participating in Diocesan events. These family activities have included working side-by-side tilling and planting gardens at Catholic Charities, serving the working poor of Downtown Tulsa through Night Light Tulsa, and walking in procession praying for the souls of the faithful departed at Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Spoerl would like to invite our school community to join in this weekly faith and community formation each Wednesday evening that includes Mass, dinner, Eucharistic Adoration, and faith formation. Childcare is also provided if the formation activity is not appropriate for the age of your child.
Junior Comets Basketball
Please fill out this paperwork for students in grade 1st through 5th that are playing Junior Comets Basketball this season.
Please contact Mrs. Wilson if you are interested in coaching the middle school boy's basketball team.
Join the Athletics Facebook Group!
This group will be used to stay in contact with our athletics community, to provide updates about events, to answer parent questions, and to create camaraderie. Click here to join!
Athletics Documents and Information
Support the Athletics Department
The Athletics Department is selling trash bags as a fundraiser again this year! Trash bags on sale for $10. Payment can be made via cash, check, or your FACTS account. Please make checks payable to Holy Family Cathedral School.
We will send your order home with your student or you can pick it up from the office.