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There is a lot happening in 8th grade.  Please be sure to read the following: 

  • Happy 1st day of spring!
  • Detention scheduled for today is now 3/27 
  • Field trip money and permission slips are due Friday.  Class dance money is past due. Thank you for sending this in ASAP or making an arrangement with me. 
  • Report cards are now past due.  If you have not returned yours please do so tomorrow.
  • Please send in your chance & auction kid tickets, as we will preview the baskets this week. 
  • Reminders came home today for those still owing money for the 8th grade dance. 
  • Please send in any scholarships your child receives for high school as soon as possible so we have them for the yearbook/graduation.  
  • Field trip permission slips and chaperone information needs to be returned ASAP. Thank you 
  • Yearbook forms - they are due by 3/28.  The cost is $ 16.50
  • Chance & auction $4.00 donation is much appreciated!
  • Final class trip payment is due March 23rd 
  • If you need to make arrangements for any of these payments you need to send me a note or email ASAP- thank you 

Volunteer paperwork requirements: 
Please be proactive if you plan to attend the 8th grade class trip in the Spring.  Any parent planning to attend must have updated clearances Thank you! You can visit the St. Ephrem website for more information if needed. 
If a parent or other adult wishes to volunteer their time working in our school in any capacity, they are mandated by the Archdiocese to have the following clearances and training in place before they will be permitted to enter the school building:
1.         Safe Environment Training:  The Protecting God’s Children - registration is required at   The website lists other dates and locations where the training is scheduled around the Archdiocese. 
2.         Technology Addendum:  In July, 2011, Technology training was added to the Protecting God’s Children session.  Any adult who attended a session prior to that time must complete this component of the training.  Please contact school to obtain an Information and Communication Technology brochure.  Once the brochure has been read and a signed Acknowledgement form returned to the school, the Technology Addendum requirement will be fulfilled.
3.         (*)  Disclosure Statement Application for Volunteers:  This form can be obtained at school.
4.         (*)  PA Criminal Background Check:  Can be obtained online at:    Indicate you are applying as a volunteer, and the fee will be waived.  A report will print out immediately.  This clearance is valid for 5 years.
5.         (*)  PA Child Abuse History Clearance:  Can be obtained online at:   Indicate you are applying as a volunteer, and the fee will be waived.  Within 14 days, the applicant will receive e-mail instructions to log on and print out their report.  This clearance is valid for 5 years.
6.         Mandated Reporter Training:  This training must be taken on-line at:  When completed, a Certificate will be issued.
When all clearances and training have been completed, all paperwork must be returned to the school office, at which time a volunteer will be permitted in school.
(*)       If an adult will be a ONE-TIME ONLY volunteer (i.e., chaperoning ONE trip per school
year), they are only required to have the Disclosure Statement, PA Criminal Background and PA Child Abuse Clearances.