Boulder Beat Bulletin: Week of December 16, 2018
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Hot Lunch & Pizza Reminders
**The caterer left Thursday, 12/20, off of the lunch calendar. If you have already ordered lunch for this week, please email the caterer at email@example.com to make sure that your student has lunch for this Thursday.
Hot Lunch orders are due weekly by the Sunday proceeding the next week. You may order for a week at a time or for the whole month, but we can NOT accept late orders. Email your lunch orders to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pizza orders are due the Wednesday of the week prior to the first Friday of the month. January pizza order forms are due December 19th, the last Wednesday that we will be in school before the break. Here is the order form for January Pizza Lunch.
We can NOT continue to accept late orders.
The caterer pulls their orders on Sunday evening and uses that list for their purchasing and to compile the lunch list for the week. The 8th grade is schedule to use the first math elective period of the month to count pizza orders, deposit the money, create the list, and place the orders for the month. Please be considerate of others, place your orders on time, and understand that we have deadlines in place for a reason.
No Aftercare Thursday, December 20
Due to the beginning of Christmas Break, there will be no Aftercare after school on Thursday. All students must be picked up by 3:45 PM.
Christmas Around the World: December 20
On Thursday, December 20, at 12:45 PM, our students will present their Christmas Around the World projects.
Our students have been working for weeks to learn how 11 countries from around the world celebrate Christmas, and will be presenting what they have learned on Thursday, December 20, in two parts: a performance and an experience.
The performance will consist of a performance of songs and an oral report. The experience-based presentation will include an opportunity to experience traditional food, games, and activities from the various countries.
Because our students have worked on these projects for an extended amount of time, we recommend making arrangements to attend not only your child’s performance and presentation, but also the experience portion of the projects, which will last until the end of the school day.
Schedule for Christmas Around the World
12:45-1:15- Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade Presentations
1:15-1:40- 3rd and 4th Grades Presentations
1:45-2:10- 5th through 8th Grades Presentations
2:15-3:30- Traditional games, food, and activities
Please watch for more information from your child’s teacher about how you can help your child with this project. This information will be updated as more specific information about the day becomes available.
Fill The Fence: Collecting Items Now!
We are now collecting items for Fill the Fence, where we fill our fence with items for homeless individuals in our community. You can bring your items to Ms. Sue in Preschool starting this week, and until December 20th, when we will fill the fence.
Here's a list of items we will be collecting:
Prepackaged food (granola bars, nuts, beef jerky, cereal, dried fruits, snack size peanut butter, crackers, etc to put in stockings)
Water & Gatorade
Gently used blankets & coats/sweaters (men's & women’s)
Backpacks or tote bags
The winners for November were Kindergarten, Clare House & Jude House. Keep up the great work and be sure to send in all of your Box Tops and Coke Rewards for the December count.
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!
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.
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.