St. Bartholomew Catholic Academy
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It’s hard to believe that we are entering our second month of school. By now the children have established their routines and their teachers are hard at work preparing challenging lessons for them. Every student should have the complete uniform by now. Students are expected to be correctly attired at all times. If there is a problem with obtaining a uniform, you need to send a note to the student’s teacher.
All students are expected to be at school on time. The bell rings at 8:10am. If your child is not on line in the assembly when the bell rings, they are considered late. Please see to it that your child does not begin a pattern of lateness which is very difficult to correct.
There are many important things happening this month so please pay close attention. As discussed at the parent meeting, we will reserve a few First Friday’s to hold important faculty meetings. Our first will be held on Oct. 7 and the students will be dismissed at 12 noon (after-school will be available and Hot Lunch will be provided to the students prior to dismissal).
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON
MONDAY OCTOBER 10thH COLUMBUS DAY
Terra Nova Testing for grades 3-8 begins on Tuesday October 11th and ends Friday 14th. Please make sure your child is present every day for these important tests. Also please ensure that they have a nutritious breakfast prior to coming to school.
The month of October is traditionally known as the month of the Rosary. Catholics are invited to pray the Rosary in honor of the Blessed Virgin and we will continue this practice at school.
On Monday Oct. 17th, we will have a Rosary Prayer Service at 1pm in the Church for Grades 1-8. All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.
**The Family Fundraising Contribution One Time Payment is Due Oct 11TH**
There is an important parent meeting for the 8th grade student who are receiving Confirmation on Tuesday Oct. 18th at 7:30pm in church. Parents and students must attend.
The 8th Grade students will receive Confirmation on Saturday October 15th at 1:30pm. Students are expected to be at school by 12:30pm. Please keep the students in your prayers as they receive The Gifts of The Holy Spirit and become young adults of the church.
REMINDER: Tuition for October – April is due on the first school day of each month.
**A LATE FEE OF $50.00 WILL BE APPLIED TO TUITION HANDED IN AFTER THE DUE DATE**
The Awards Ceremony will begin this month. The ceremony will be held every first Friday in the Church immediately after the 9am mass. Please see the names of this month’s recipients on the accompanying sheet.
Lastly, Progress Reports will be sent home Wednesday October 19th. Please review the reports closely as this is the first indicator regarding your child’s progress in school.
School will be closed Friday October 31stt for a Teacher Professional Day.