Boulder Beat Bulletin: Week of November 11, 2018
Please gather your family and friends for Home & School’s biggest event of the year!
Our Bedlam-themed Chili Bingo will be a night full of delicious chili, competitive bingo games (with prizes!), a table decorating competition (with prizes!), and fun for the whole family!
Prizes will be awarded to those with the most festive seats and our bingo winners! The top bingo winner will also win two handmade chili mugs from local potter, Kris Wright of Foxy Pots Pottery.
All you need to do is purchase your ticket, bring your own seat decorations and bling to win a festive seat prize, and bring your family and friends and be BINGO-READY!
You can also volunteer for the event to earn Time & Talent Hours!
Walk-A-Thon free Dress and Lunch with Principal: Tomorrow!
Please verify that your student won Free Dress or a Lunch with Mrs. Southerland tomorrow, November 12, by clicking here.
Giving Thanks for Catholic Schools
Help us give thanks for Catholic Schools by participating in our St. Francis of Assisi Coin Drive! The St. Francis of Assisi Tuition Assistance Fund allows families throughout Tulsa to afford a high quality Catholic education for their children.
Have your children help you clean out the car or the couch and gather loose change to contribute to our St. Francis of Assisi Coin Drive!
New Spirit Wear Option!
Just in time for the next Spirit Wear order we have added long sleeve spirit tee shirts! Place your order before next Sunday, November 18, at midnight. We will not be placing another order until early Spring.
Don’t forget to Order Lunch for your Student!
Click here to view the latest lunch menu and to find instructions on how to get your child’s lunch ordered for this month!
If you are looking to order Pizza Lunch for Fridays in December, you can go ahead and do that as well! Click here for the order form, which is due November 28.
Gratitude Grams are a special treat to send to friends, parents, teachers, staff or anyone who you want to know that you are thankful for them!
They will be for sale Wednesday, November 14, before school and at lunch for $1 and will include a piece of chocolate.
You Gratitude Grams will be delivered on Friday, November 16th.
Each Gratitude Gram will help the Band fund their spring festival trips and performances and spread a wave of gratitude across our building!
"Fun"raiser collections were down this month. Please be sure to save all of your Boxtops, Best Choice Labels and Coke points over the holidays. The winners for this month were PK with just 10 points, Clare House with 83 and Bosco House with 223. The leaders for the year are Kindergarten with 477, Clare House with 541 and Bosco House with 223.
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.
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! November is the last month for you to order your yearbook and get a discount 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.
Thank you to our partners for investing in our school, teachers, students, and families! We could not offer the level of fine arts and sciences education that we expect without your generous donations! Click on a partner’s logo to learn about their business.
Foolish Things Coffee + Campus Ministry Fundraiser
Thank you so much to everyone that showed up at Foolish Things Coffee today to support our Campus Ministry! I typed this newsletter from the comfort of their warm coffee shop and I enjoyed seeing many of our students, families, and staff supporting our school and showing some love to one of our favorite neighbors!
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.
Sign Up for Comets Lacrosse!
It’s time to sign up for Lacrosse! Practices will start in February, and is available for students aged Kindergarten through 8th Grade! Click here to register now!
Junior Comets Basketball
Please fill out this paperwork for students in grade 1st through 5th that are playing Junior Comets Basketball this season.
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.