Week of February 5, 2019
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From the Principal's Desk
Thanks to our students, teachers and parents for a great Catholic Schools Week! It is so gratifying to join as a community in worship, service and fun. From the opening mass and Open House to the Minute to Win It contest, the entire week was a outstanding. St. Max is a special place; no doubt about it!
A note about weather related closings, delayed openings and early dismissals
St. Max follows the decisions of the West Chester Area School District regarding school closings, delayed openings and early dismissals. However, there are St. Max students who live in, and receive transportation from, the Garnet Valley School District, Kennett Consolidated School District, and Unionville- Chadds Ford School District.
If/ when the decisions of those school districts differ from the decision of the WCASD, students in those districts can follow their districts’ directions. If WCASD opens at regular time but a two hour delay is called in any one of those districts, those students will be picked up for school on a two hour delay. They will not be marked late.
Likewise, if those districts close early, but WCASD remains open, we will only dismiss the students from those districts.
As was the case on Friday, February 1, Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford dismissed early while WCASD remained open. Our text and phone messaging system is not capable of sorting students by school district so the message went to all families. St. Max sent out calls and text messages stating the specific school districts that were dismissing early. I sincerely apologize for any confusion or misunderstanding on Friday, February 1st. I hope this is a helpful clarification.
St. Maximilian Kolbe School Annual Fund
The St. Max Annual Fund Campaign continues. On January 27th, Conrad Olenik a St. Max alum, spoke eloquently about the value of his St. Max education. He stated that the values he learned at St. Max drive his actions and decisions in the adult world. He said the bonds of friendships that began at St. Max remain strong today. Conrad is an exemplar of the quality of St. Max students past and present.
The Annual Fund helps narrow the gap between the tuition and the full cost of education. Each year parish members, parents, grandparents, alumni, teachers and friends contribute generously to this campaign. All donations go directly to our school. A special thanks to our parents and teachers who are reaching out personally to parish members and previous donors to express our gratitude. These personal contacts allow the donor to hear how their gift directly benefits our students. When you receive your letter and/or your call, please give whatever you can.
Thank you to all who bought tickets for Designer Bag BINGO. It is 95% sold out. If you would like to help us out the night of the event, a sign up genius will be out shortly. We need assistance in selling raffle basket tickets, the 50/50 and checking in the guests.
Important dates to remember
February 7 Mass at 9:00am All are welcome: Principal of the Day: Maeve Stokes
February 8 1st student appreciation dress down day. Bring your pass to school Pre-K 4 carnival at 6:30pm in the MPR
February 11 Principal of the Day: Maddie Cohee
February 14 party in grades 1,2, and 3 in the pm
February 15 No school for students President's Day holiday
February 18 No school for students President's Day holiday
February 22 2nd student appreciation dress down day. Bring your pass to school
February 23 1st Eucharist retreat for second graders
February 27 1st grade health fair in MPR
Congratulations to all the Science Fair Winners 2019
BEST OF SHOW GOES TO RACHEL KEALEY
Grade Seven Chemistry
1st Joseph Domizio
2nd Anna Oliver
3rd Abbey Wolfe
Grade Seven Physics
1st Spencer Principi
2nd Luke Steinrock
3rd Isabella Reagoso
Grade Seven Life/Environmental
1st Rachel Kealey
2nd Luke Stokes
3rd Madison McCarrin
1st Cullen Peterson and Joseph Sucher
2nd Kate Venditti and Lucy Kornacki
3rd Gabby Clancy and Kara Dougherty
Tell your neighbors, co-workers and friends about our new
Saint Max Mommy and Me Club
Who: St. Max Community- Mom’s and children ages 0-5 years old (Dad’s welcome too!)
What: story, craft, snack, play
Why: meet families in our community
Where: St. Max School- meet in Multi Purpose Room
When: once a month
Contact: Debbie Jaskot if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
***Our first gathering will take place on
Friday, February 8, 2019! Wear red for Valentine’s Day!
Friday, March 8
Friday, April 5
Friday, May 3
Congratulations to Thomas, Aidan and Marina! Great Job and good luck next week at the district competition!
Irish Dance and Culture Camp
Grab your ghillies (or sneakers!) and come learn a jig! Irish Dance and Culture Camp will include an introduction into basic Irish dancing. Stay active this summer and learn individual and team dances and dance to both traditional and pop music! Camp will include arts and crafts projects, including tie-dyeing your own poodle socks! We will explore some tasty Irish treats (rolling your own Irish potatoes) and play fun games. Camp time is 9-12
Ceili Dance Camp
Come and learn a ceili! Ceili dances are traditional Irish team dances. This camp will teach students traditional ceili dances that can be seen performed around the world at Irish events and competitions. In addition to learning ceili dances, this camp will focus on team building skills. Campers will complete activities such as scavenger hunts, hula hoop challenges, and more to foster the skills required to work as a group! If the weather is nice, we will complete some outdoor water challenges! Camp time is 1-4. There will be an option to bring a packed lunch if participating in both camps.
Who: Any students aged 5 and up
When: 7/8/19-7/12/19 for ages 5-8 and 7/15/19-7/19/19 for ages 9+
Where: Rustin High School
Does my child need dance experience? Nope! This camp is open to both beginner Irish dancers and experienced Irish dancers!
My child already dances for an Irish dance school, is it okay for him/her to participate? Yes! We will not be doing “school specific” steps.
How do I sign my child up? Visit www.chestercountynightschool.org and click on the tab for “CHECK” Enrichment Program for Children on the left hand side.
Questions? Please email email@example.com