Boulder Beat Bulletin: Week of October 7, 2018
No school Tomorrow
Due to plumbing issues that require shutting off water to the building, there will be no school tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience, but state law prohibits operation of a school facility under these circumstances. This closure will count as a snow day, and there will be no make up day required. We anticipate repairs will be completed Monday afternoon and we will resume operations on our normal schedule Tuesday.
We are making a cookbook + need your help!
As a fundraiser for our urban garden, we will be compiling recipes from the families, staff, and friends of HFCS to create a cookbook! Please submit your recipes here!
Important Aftercare Information
Beginning Monday, October 1, Aftercare will be 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 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! Click here to order now!
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.
First Friday Open House
This past Friday, October 5, we hosted our first-ever First Friday Open House for members of our community. In the past, we have hosted open houses for our school in the spring, during enrollment time, on a Sunday afternoon, and when our school is empty. While this open house had a small attendance, we were thrilled to show our two guests around our school when it is full of life- full of your children and our teachers that make our school the wonderful place that it is.
Since this first open house was such a success, we plan to host more for each first Friday of the month for the reminder of the school year, from noon to 1:00 PM. We would love for you to share this event and invite anyone that you would want to share our school with! While we would love for you to recommend it to families that are interested in providing a quality, Catholic, fine arts and sciences education for their children, we are also interested in using this event to meet our Tulsa community, which includes individuals, business owners, artists, and so many more.
Click here to find the event on Facebook, where you can share it and invite your friends!
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.
Retakes have been rescheduled to October 15. You can still order pictures here.
Time & Talent Due October 19
Your first 5 hours of Time & Talent are due by Friday, October 19, and must be entered into ParentsWeb. Find information about Time & Talent and how to enter it into ParentsWeb here.
Home & School Board Meeting Rescheduled
Join us on Thursday, October 11, at 5:30pm for this month’s Home & School Board Meeting. This is a great opportunity to be informed and to get involved in school events, especially if you need to earn Time & Talent hours before the end of this quarter.
The Walk-A-Thon is less just a few weeks away and pledges are due Friday, October 26!
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.
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 it’s 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!
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.
Rosary Run on October 13th
Join us next Saturday (10/13) at Holy Family Cathedral for this fun family event as we turn downtown Tulsa into a huge rosary! Run or walk the course that will guide you through the prayers of the Joyful Mysteries. Or just come out and pray with us. The run starts at 8:30 AM. Pre-race warm up is 7:45 am Mass at the Cathedral! All proceeds go to support St. Michael Catholic radio. Details can be found at www.tulsarosaryrun.com.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Ms. Bishop or Mrs. Wilson.