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Principal's Letter

January 1, 2019

Dear Parents,

I hope this note finds you well, having enjoyed a blessed Christmas Season.

As we end one calendar year and begin another, we often find ourselves reflecting on the things we did well and those things we could still improve upon. As I begin planning for the 2019-2020 school year, I will be asking for your feedback. Within the next few weeks, I’ll be sending you another email with a link to a short parent survey.  I welcome your thoughts and ideas about our program, the facility and your suggestions for things you would like to see improved. PLEASE assist me by responding. I promise I will respect your time and keep it short!

One area that we have sought to improve and streamline once again is the registration process. Gone are the repetitive registration papers! In February, you will be provided with a link to an online tuition agreement. Simply read and sign it electronically and that will take care of it. As usual, this will reserve your child’s spot in his or her classroom. We will then know how many sections of each grade we’ll have and how many new students we can enroll at each grade level.

There are a few important items that I would like to share with you as we return to the classroom and prepare for the second half of the year.

  1.        Monday, January 7th is a DRESS DOWN day to support the PTO sponsored Wizards Game (2/2). The Wizards assembly will be held that afternoon as well.
  2.        Our next PTO meeting will be held on January 8th at 6:30 in the cafeteria.
  3.       There is NO School on Monday, January 21st, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  4.       We’ll be holding our annual OPEN HOUSE for prospective families on Sunday, January 27th from 11:30 am-2:00 pm. Please encourage friends and family members who would like to learn more about our program to visit. We continue to offer a $500 tuition credit for those who refer newly registered families to St. Mary's School! Working together, we can continue to grow our special school community.
  5.        National Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 27th. A schedule of events will be coming home soon.
  6.       The Second Marking Period ends on Friday, February 1st.

I would like to thank all those who took time out of their busy Advent preparations to assist with the Christmas parties here on December 21st as well as all those who provided a lovely Christmas luncheon to the faculty and staff.  Your kindness and generosity continue to astound me!

 With best wishes for a peace-filled year,

Mary Rushkoski