Monday Memo

Week 6 | September 19-23

Upcoming EVENTS

NEw In this Week's Edition:

  • Room Parents Needed 5-7

  • J-Town Beach Volleyball & Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser

  • CEF Tuition Assistance

  • Parish Grief Counseling Group Forming

  • Picture Day Next Tuesday!


Letter from the Administration

We would like to thank all parents and caregivers for their cooperation and patience with morning and afternoon carpool. Morning carpool is running more smoothly and we are getting finished early.
For afternoon carpool, please pull up so there are not big gaps between cars. This allows us to fit more cars for the first and second wave. Remind your students to look for you. Please load up immediately so we can release cars. This will make the process move faster.

Mary Heather Adam

Learning Coordinator

--- Around the school ---

‭Health Department Helpline: (502) 912-8598‬

covid protocol:

If your child tests positive for Covid or has Covid symptoms, please refer to the Archdiocese of Louisville Covid Health Guidelines (attached) and complete the form below. Email your child's homeroom and Amy Baker at abaker@stalbert.org with any absence from school to arrange pickup if your child's missed work.

2022-2023 Calendar

To access the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar, please click below.


CEF Tuitition Assistance 2023/2024

NEW APPLICATION PERIOD THIS YEAR!

Starting October 1, 2022, all families with one or more children entering kindergarten-8th grade for the 2023/2024 school year, can begin applying for tuition assistance.

To better serve families, CEF has changed their application process to allow them to communicate the awards much earlier. Families wanting to apply for tuition assistance for the 2023/2024 school year need to submit their application between October 1 - November 30, 2022.

For more information, please watch this short video https://www.ceflou.org/tuition-assistance-explainer/ and reference the attached flyer.

For questions regarding tuition assistance, please contact Lisa Kleyer at lkleyer@stalbert.org.


picture day reminder

Picture Day is coming up soon, make sure to mark your calendars!

Picture Day - Tuesday, September 27th

Picture Retake Day: Tuesday, November 8th


- Picture Day is a non-uniform day for students. Please see our dress down policy on page 41 in the Parent Student Handbook under "NON-UNIFORM DRESS CODE FOR DRESS DOWN DAYS" for specific details on what your child can/cannot wear to school.

- If your child has P.E. on picture day, they should wear tennis shoes.

- Collared shirts are NOT required.

- Remember, only the top half of your child will be seen in the picture.

- Sleeveless dresses may be worn with a cardigan. Students can remove the sweater for pictures.

- If you still have questions on what to wear after reading the Parent Student Handbook policy, please use your best judgement.

Online ordering is available before and after Picture Day at inter-state.com/order. Our school order code is 68860GF.

Student Council 2022-2023

After a record number of essays written to answer the question, How do you live up to the mission statement of St. Albert the Great? Explain at least three ways, the following names were drawn out of a hat to represent our student body. Thank you to all of the interested students. Ms. Clements, Ms. Hagan and Ms. Finley are excited to work with these students and see what they bring to our school this year!

--- From our PTO ---

PTO Room parents needed 5-7

Thanks to all of you who have already signed up to be a Room Parent this school year- we look forward to seeing you on 9/29 at 7pm for the info meeting.

We are still looking to fill several spots in 5th-7th grade. Please check the sign up genius for available spots- we cannot have class parties without your help!


All volunteers must undergo a background check and complete the Safe Environment training.

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Biagi and Kristin Chin at PTOroomparents@stalbert.org

Party dates/times are as follows:


Halloween: 10/28 11:35-12:20

Christmas: 12/16 11:35-12:20

Valentine’s Day: 2/10 1:45-2:30


PTO Meeting

We hope you will attend our first PTO meeting on Sept. 22! Meetings are always at 6:30 p.m. in the PLC. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Meeting dates are:


Sept. 22

Dec. 8

March 9

June 8

We look forward to seeing you!

--- After school ---

Homework Club, Grades 6-8

St. Albert the Great is pleased to announce an after school program, Homework Club, developed for students currently in grades 6-8 who are challenged by completing their homework in a timely manner, need additional assistance with assignments, and or need to to prepare for tests and quizzes.

Homework Club is a structured environment where students will receive small group attention and motivation in a warm and encouraging atmosphere.

The goal of Homework Club is to help students become resourceful and proactive learners. Students will become empowered to take charge of their academics and learn the art of successful study habits.

Homework Club will be mentored by Deanna O'Keefe

Club participation is limited to 12 students per day.

  • When: Monday-Thursday

  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

  • Where: 8C Mrs. O’Keefe’s Homeroom

  • Cost: $12 per session

  • Pick up: 4:15 pm SHARP Junior High Breezeway door

Chess club is back!

The Knight Schools has arrived at St. Albert The Great! Chess is more popular than ever, so now is the perfect time to join Coach Nathan as we laugh, learn, and play one of the most beloved games of all time. Wednesday, the 24th is our free promo day, so come check us out! If you can't make the 24th, you're welcome to drop in any time during the year for an additional complimentary class. Total beginners are highly encouraged! Chess is in the library every Wednesday when school's in session from 2:45-4:00.


Enrolled Students receive a Knight School t-shirt, a chess set with carrying bag, and free replacement pieces for life.


The Knight School's high-energy, party-based approach to chess excels at instilling students with essential skills like critical thinking, confidence, focus, pattern recognition, and decision making. To learn more, check out this short video, All About The Knight School.


You can sign up for St. Albert's new chess team at www.theknightschool.com or contact Coach Nathan at nathan@theknightschool.com, phone: (630) 338-9409 with any questions.


Fall stem club

Summer may be over, but the fun is just getting started!


If your child loves technology and opportunities to be creative with fun, hands-on science experiences, STEM Club is the place to be!


YEAR TWO CONTAINS ALL NEW ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO EXCITE AND EDUCATE!!!


--- From sports ministry ---

--- From The Parish ---

Children's Choir


Children's Choirs are forming for grades 1-8!

Please see the flyer for more information.


Understanding Your Grief

A new group is forming on Tuesday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:00 for ten weeks.

We will begin on Tuesday, September 27th in the Sacred Heart Center Room C, starting with a meet/greet and hand out of materials

Contact Laura Graven to register at (502) 425-3940, Ext. 169

lgraven@stalbert.org

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