Week 36 | May 11-15, 2020
Pick Up / Drop Off
- Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15: These will be our final drop off and pick up day(s). We will use the same schedule listed above. This will be the day to return all books and Chromebooks (6th and 7th grades and rentals) and clean out cubbies and lockers. Eighth grade will stop by the school office to pick up report cards, awards, and signed shirts.
--- From The Office ---
We made it!
It is our last week of school.
I know these last 7 weeks have been difficult for everyone in different ways. We have applauded the teachers for taking this challenge head on and really doing an amazing job. We have thanked the parents for their ability to adapt at doing their regular job, being a teacher, and also doing their main job of being a parent. Now it is time to celebrate the resiliency of our children. They have been heroes. I saw this post on Music City School Counselor Facebook page and I held on to it so that I could share it with you on my last Monday memo of this year.
I pray that you and your family stay healthy as we transition back to some form of normalcy. I hope that your family is able to truly relax and enjoy the summer months so we are re-energized when we can return to school. Know that I am here if you need me.
Here’s to our Kids:
Shout out to the Kids
Everyone is applauding everyone but our children, These little heroes have stayed indoors more than they’ve ever known in their lives. Their whole worlds have literally been turned upside down. All the things they love like sports, being with friends, going to school, or just being kids have all been taken away from them. Adults talking about others becoming unwell, news reporting death after death. Our poor children’s minds must be racing. Every day they get up and carry on despite all that’s going on. So here’s to our little heroes: today, tomorrow, forever.
Stacie ShortSchool Counselor
--- Our Class of 2020 ---
8th Grade Clap-Out
We had to take a different spin on our tradition of the 8th grade clap out. Instead we did a mini-parade!
We love our 8th graders and wish them the best in High School!
Tune in to honor our 8th graders!
We will be live streaming our Graduation Celebration tomorrow (Today?) Tuesday, May 12 at 4pm at the link above.
--- Around The School ---
Virtual Talent Show
The moment you’ve been waiting for... Presenting the 2020 St. Albert the Great Talent Show! Let’s give these talented and creative kids a big round of applause! Awesome job!! Thank you to Ms. Finley & Ms. Clements for coordinating this annual event in a fun and virtual way!
Class of 2021 Apparel
We will be ordering 8th grade apparel soon. The Apparel Committee will have sample sizes to view on Thursday 5/14 and Friday 5/15 during your scheduled Chromebook drop off and locker clean out times. We will be set up in the hall by the Mini Lab. Apparel information sheets will be available that include ordering details. This will be the ONLY opportunity to view apparel prior to ordering.
We love our teachers!
We are so proud of all the work our teachers have been doing to engage our students during distance learning. Their flexibility, creativity, adaptability, dedication and enthusiasm shines bright as they continue to prepare and propel our students forward while providing them with a quality education.
School Board is seeking volunteers and nominations for the open voting member position of Planning Chair for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.
School Board Planning Chair
The planning committee chair develops 1-year, 3-year and 5-year goals that increase our “greatness" with the help of the planning committee. This committee incorporates research and ideas from the other standing committees to develop strategic plans utilizing creative solutions. The committee collaborates closely with parish ministries and school organizations to synchronize those plans and communicate them to the parish and school community.
If you would like to volunteer for this position or submit a nomination, please email Ann Abrams, School Board Secretary, at email@example.com your first and last name (or nominee's name) along with a contact number. Thank you!
St. Albert Bus Registration
(For Junior Kindergarten - Eighth Grade, 2020-2021 School year)
PLEASE COMPLETE NO LATER THAN MAY 29TH.
THIS INFORMATION WILL BE USED TO COMPILE ROUTES AS WELL AS EMERGENCY CONTACT LISTS.
Once we have determined the number of buses needed, we can provide a more accurate cost per family. At this time, we will not be collecting a deposit.
JK RIDERS: In order for a junior kindergarten student to ride the bus, Miller Transportation requires them to be accompanied by a sibling.
NOTE: Miller Transportation has asked that this year we make a firm cutoff date of May 29th. After this date we will no longer be accepting registrations. Families can be added later in the summer only if they can be accommodated on an existing route. As in the past, the bus cost will be determined by the number of participants with payment made through FACTS once routes have been established.
--- From The Library ---
Library Book Return
Reminder for all students! If you have not already done so, please return your school library books at one of our drop-offs, either May 1 or May 15. Contact Ms. Kleyer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Summer 2020 Reading Lists
In the link below, please find your child's incoming grade level for their summer reading list! Follow-up activities will take place in the classroom and library when school starts back up again in the fall. This summer reading list also includes links to the Kentucky Bluegrass Award nominees and Book Bee lists for the 2020-2021 school year. Happy reading!
--- From The ParisH ---
Stewardship Form 2020-2021
We are still collecting the Blue Stewardship Forms that went home in early March. There are several ways to turn in these forms via email (email@example.com), Fax (502-394-9896), drop-off in the black Security mailbox on the wall outside of the Parish Office, or in the next schoolwork dropoff. If you need an additional copy of this Stewardship Form, it is attached here. Thank you.
TinySaints Fundraiser Up Date!
Our TinySaints Fundraiser has moved online! If you have already purchased TinySaints through one of our St. Albert Youth or the Youth Ministry Office, there is no need to redo your order. I will be placing that order at the end of the month, as originally intended.
If you haven't ordered, now is your chance. Shop through the link for St. Albert to get the credit for your purchase.
You can also share the link with your friends and family and they can order even if they don't live close. All of these orders will be shipped to the person who ordered them directly. (Orders placed with me already will come to the parish office.)
Any profit made will go into our Mission Trip Fundraising Budget. If it is not able to be utilized this year, the money raised will be used for the Summer 2021 Mission Trip.
--- FROM YOUR PTO ---
PTO Secretary Needed
Your PTO is seeking a a Secretary for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. The Secretary is a member of the PTO Executive Board and is responsible for keeping minutes and overseeing several PTO committees. This is a 2-year commitment to the PTO. If anyone is interested or has further questions about this position please contact PTO@stalbert.org.
--- FROM YOUR SPORTS MINISTRY ---
All remaining CSAA spring and summer sports for the 2019-2020 season are officially canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We will do everything in our power to resume normal CSAA sports activities in the fall of the 2020-2021 school year.
While planning for sports in the fall, we will continue to monitor the health crisis and adhere to any mandates from the Archdiocese of Louisville, CDC, local government, and federal authorities.
Reimbursements for spring sports will be coming in the next couple of weeks. Please be patient. We have one person with the ability to process these. Stay safe and we hope to see you sooner rather than later.