03-20-2019

Important Dates:

Thursday, March 21st
Stations of the Cross
St. Joseph Church 1:30pm

Friday, March 22nd 
2nd Trimester Report Cards
Online - Option C

Friday, March 22nd - Friday March 29th  
Terra Nova Testing

Friday, March 22nd

Monday, March 25th
Hot Lunch, Milk & Pretzel
Orders Due

Wednesday, March 27th
March Birthday's
Dress Down

Thursday,  April 4th
Stations of the Cross
St. Joseph Church 1:30pm


Thursday,  April 11th
Stations of the Cross
St. Joseph Church 1:30pm

Friday, April 12th
Gr. 4 Field Trip

Friday, April 12th

Monday, April 15th
Grs. 1, 2 & 3 Field Trip

Tuesday, April 16th
Easter Prayer Service

Wednesday, April 17th - Monday, April 22nd
Easter Holiday
No Classes

Friday, April 26th
"The Spirit Stroll"
Walk-A-Thon
12:30 Start

HSA Notes:

Friday, March 22nd 

Thursday, April 4th

Friday, April 5th
Kind. - 2nd Grade
Degnan Hall 6-8pm

Saturday, April 13th
Degnan Hall 7-11pm



March 20, 2019

End of 2nd Trimester 

All student grades will be available to view by close of day on Friday. Please make sure you review these reports and discuss them with your children.  You will be able to view all report cards via OptionC using the Parent/Guardian accounts only.

As you discuss the grades, help your child set a 3rd trimester goal for improvement in some or all areas - help them be specific and commit to effort to grown. If, as you review grades, you have questions or concerns please reach out to your classroom teacher. I am confident our teachers are well prepared to help you help your child grown and improve. This may require a face to face meeting or phone conferences. Our staff at every level from classroom to my office, will be happy to communicate and meet to support the growth of our students…simply contact us! 

TERRA NOVA TESTING 

Beginning on Friday 3/22 and going through Friday 3/29 all students in grades 3-7 will be taking important standardized exams called the Terra Nova. The test will cover all core subjects and be filled with both success and challenge for every student. 

If your child is a test taker, please help them to deliver their best work and effort. Your support will insure they arrive each day at school well rested and filled with healthy energy is key. Additionally, your conversations should be about perseverance - your child will know some answers, not know others and with effort be needed to be able to solve other questions and problems. Your home conversations will help and provide them motivation to “keep trying”. 

Finally, remind your child, as I will often, that the prayers to the Holy Spirit can be a great source of calm and support - so remind your child to say a few prayers as they move through these tests!

Please make every effort to limit outside appointments to insure 100% attendance. 

Abra-Ca-Dabra... Vanish the Principal and Make the 2019 Spirit Stroll the Best Ever! 

The Spirit Stroll kick off last week set the tone for both a fun and we hope motivation for the 2019 Spirit Stroll. 

Please help us by building your families pledge support and obtain donations in as many locations as possible. In addition to a goal of making the Principal Vanish before their eyes, weekly prizes will be awarded for selected students who have brought in donations - special drawings to get your donations and pledges completed and keep them growing for chance to win prizes!! 

The link for online donations can be found on the school web site under "Giving" "Spirit Stroll". https://holyfamilyaston.org/spirit-stroll

Please be sure to fill out a t-shirt order and permission form for each child by visiting: https://goo.gl/forms/xWdRWXIaN98CHau43

Please contact Jen Wylie with any questions at 610-550-1126.


What to Watch For…

Grandparent/Grand-Friends Day 

We will be celebrating Grandparents and Grand-Friends day on May 1, 2019 8:30-10:30 AM 

Please see the attachment to this newsletter for information on inviting grandparents or grand-friends to this event! We think your children will be very excited to show off their school to their grandparents or those people who are special in a “grand” way! The morning will include Mass, school visit and some great refreshments. This event is being coordinated in collaboration with school staff and the HSA - begin now to contact your grandparents and grand-friends to save the day! Please send in/return to school the invitation request attached! 


Praying, Giving, Fasting: Lent 2019 

Our school is participating the Stations of the Cross on Thursday.

Full Dress Down on Friday March 22, 2019 - the cost is $1.00 and funds will continue to support our Lenten giving drive!


Book Fair News....Pre-Order "Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid" 

Jeff Kinney's newest book Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal is scheduled to go on sale on April 9, 2019. As part of this year's Scholastic Book Fair, we are offering a specially priced paperback edition of this book. All students will receive their ordered copies on the actual release date and the sales will benefit our school. Win win for everyone! Click on the link below to order before April 3rd!


2019 Annual Appeal 

Please take a moment and review the attached Annual Appeal request. The challenge of providing an outstanding Catholic Education is ongoing. The Annual Appeal allows for funds to flow to targeted areas and to provide need improvements. The goal for 100% participation is lofty, but our community has a history of responding in an outstanding manner. 


2019-2020 Financial Support Option 

Attention families, if you are interested in applying for financial tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year you must file a FACTS Application. 

Financial Aid opportunities are made available through scholarship programs such as BLOCS (Business Leaders Organized for Catholic Schools), The Bridge Education Foundation, as well as The Foundation for Catholic Education. 

Here is a direct link to the FACTS application form, utilized by BLOCS, (and other agencies) https://blocs.org/apply-scholarship/ for the 2019-2020 school year. 

For questions about the application process, please contact FACTS at 866-441-4637 or the school office. 

BLOCS Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be processed by FACTS Grant and Aid and are being accepted through March 15, 2019. 

To complete your FACTS application, go to: online.factsmgt.com/aid


CYO and YOU! Time to register for Spring Sports

Now is the time to sign-up for Spring CYO sports…encourage your child to join one of these fun teams!
To learn more, please contact Mike Flaherty at:  mflaherty20@verizon.net


Did you know that Holy Family collects box tops?  We are always looking to collect boxtops to help our school!  When you collect them, please make sure to look at the expiration date and cut carefully on the dotted lines.  


 Click here for the HSA Google Doc.

Past 
02-27-2019
03-06-2019
03-13-2019

Important Links

Lent Information Sheet

St. Joseph Parish Spring Craft Fair


St. Joe's CYO
Registration


Dental Exam
Form


Physical Exam Form


HFRCS Annual Appeal

Excel Wrestling Camp @ Episcopal

Central Delco Tennis League

Billy Mock Flyer

Billy Mock 5K Registration

Billy Mock Sponsor 

Temple Univ.
Summer Reading Programs