I want to thank all of you who came to our Parent Education Night. We had a good discussion about how to simplify and streamline Oktoberfest, our Virtue Based Restorative Discipline Program and how to better navigate PowerSchool. Thank you to PTO for providing snacks and congratulations to our door prize winners that walked away with $25 gift certificates to several restaurants and SchoolBelles.
PTO money has been hard at work. We have received the classroom set of Chromebooks for the kindergarten room so every child in K-6 now has a Chromebook to call their own. We were also able to purchase 3 charging carts so each classroom can now house their Chromebooks right in their room making them very handy to use. PTO also gave their 10% tithe off the profits of Oktoberfest to the Building Fund that pays for the mortgage on the new addition. This amount was $5,484.69 and was greatly appreciated by the church. Each month the church gives the school somewhere around $30,000 (it varies some each month) so this is a good faith offering back for all that we receive. PTO also gives a Christmas bonus to all of our teachers and staff! Thank you, for supporting Oktoberfest and making all of this possible.
I have received many generous donations from parish members for money to give school families needing help with purchasing uniforms. Also, a special Thank You to Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk and Lloyd for a $250 donation to uniforms as a Christmas gift given by their employees. With all of this money I was able to purchase a long and short sleeve polo in both colors in every size, boys and girls pants in every size (5-14), and 4 girls skorts in various sizes. These will go on the “free” racks to be used as needed. In addition, I still have money left. I also still have gift certificates we received from SchoolBelles as a bonus for our orders this year. So, please, let me know if you would like some help!
When we come back from Christmas break, it will be time to gear up for National Catholic School’s Week to be held from Sunday, January 27 through Friday, February 1. Mark your calendars now to join us at Family Night, a night of line dancing fun on Wednesday, January 30. Also, plan for Grandparents to be invited on Friday, February 1 for Mass, lunch and a program. There will be MANY opportunities to volunteer throughout the week. Watch for a brochure to be sent home with details.
May your family have a very, blessed and Merry Christmas,
Peggy Bahr, Principal