Homeroom Happenings - WELCOME 7th grade Class of 2020

Click on the following link for an article in the Wall Street Journal: The Catholic School Difference


ATTENTION PARENTS:

1. Please click on the link to complete the following sports surveys:

Boys sports Survey- Grades 4-7 (PARENTS MUST COMPLETE)
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Girls Sports Survey- Grades 4-7 (PARENTS MUST COMPLETE)


2. Report Cards:

If you having trouble accessing Genesis, please do the following:


1. Go to https://parents.dioceseoftrenton.org   OR  link on School Homepage 

2. Click on the forgot password link

3. Wait for the new password to be sent

4. Copy/paste the new password to avoid any error.


**Many of the errors have to do with parents providing the wrong email address to the school -- please contact Mrs. Casey to resolve. 


First Honors – Straight “A” or “93 or above” in major subjects; “4” in all specials (Computer, Art, PE, Library, Spanish) and no “N or U” in School Conduct. 

Second Honors – “A’s &/or B’s” or “85 or above” in major subjects; “3’s &/or 4’s” in the specials (Computer, Art, PE, Library, Spanish) and no “N or U” in School Conduct. 

**The end of the year Awards covers all three marking periods for the year. 
** Students cannot receive honors of any kind if they have a C, D, or F in any subject area or a 1 or a 2 in any of the specials.


3. Forms/Guidelines:

  • Please click on the the following link for information regarding SHADOW DAYS including the "Shadow Day Request Form"
  • Cell phone policy: Parents, please review the Cell Phone/Text Messaging/Telephone/ and Internet Correspondence Policy below with your children:
            Cell Phones/Text Messaging/Telephone/Internet Correspondence
    Students are permitted to have a cell phone at school but the cell phone must be turned off and kept in the book bag at all times while at school. Text messaging is never allowed. Violators will have their phones taken and only his or her parent must reclaim the cell phone in the school office. Utilizing any other form of communication, other than the nurse or main office, is strictly prohibited and will result in an immediate detention.
    The school telephone is for office use only. Students may use the phone only in the case of an emergency with the Principal's permission.  Permission WILL NOT be given to students to call home for forgotten supplies or to communicate social plans. Please do not request that a child phone home during or after school for any reason.  If it is necessary to communicate a message, the parents are expected to phone the school. The message will then be forwarded to the student. During the school day, students or teachers may not come to the phone to receive messages.
 
  • Letters of Recommendation

    We are happy to write a letter of recommendation for any 8th grade student who needs a letter as part of their high school application.

    We encourage students to request a letter of recommendation from their teacher as soon as they are aware they need one. This will ensure that the letters reach the high school prior to the application deadline.

    For printed letters of recommendation, students should give the letter to the teacher with an addressed and stamped envelope. The teacher will then seal and mail the letter to the high school.

    For online letters of recommendation, be sure to follow the high school's instructions and e-mail the appropriate link to the teacher. Be sure to request a letter of recommendation in person prior to sending the link in an e-mail.


Other News:
  • Cafeteria News: This year we are introducing a peanut and nut free table in the cafeteria. Please be advised it is not mandatory that your child sit here but they do have the option. If you would like your child to sit at this table please let your child’s homeroom teacher know. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you!



Reminders for Week of January 14th: 

  • $1 Dress Down Day on January 21st
  • GLOW RUN KICK OFF! on January 23rd
  • Progress Reports available on January 25th
  • Father & Daughter Dance on Friday, January 25th @ 6:30 pm in the gym.
  • CLASSROOM KITTY FUND If you haven’t done so yet, please consider donating $10 to our homeroom Kitty Fund.  Our class parties will be here before we know it and our Room Moms, Mrs. Gamble and Mrs. Mascuilli, are in need of support to make this enjoyable for our students. If you are not able to contribute $10, please reach out to either Room Mom to see what items are needed for the parties. Thank you!
  • Complete and submit PARENT DIRECTORY
  • Please print the last page, sign, and return STUDENT/PARENT HANDBOOK
  • Complete and submit CRISIS MANAGEMENT FORM
  •  SUPPLY LIST
Upcoming Events:
  • CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK! on January 27th - 31st
  • GLOW RUN on February 1, 2019 - details coming soon!
  • Designer Handbag BLINGO on Friday, February 8th

  • OLGC's Casino Night on Saturday, March 2nd at Riverton Country Club

Afterschool Enrichment:
  • Writer’s Workshop is back and better than ever.  We are now offering two programs - a second session for 5th through 8th-grade students and a new session designed for 2nd through 4th-grade students.  If you are interested in helping your child become a better writer, please check out the flyers for additional information and register today. Both sessions start soon so please don’t delay.