News from the Principal – November 3, 2017

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November 3, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you all so much for coming to Parent/Student/Teacher conferences!  Attendance for St. Peter’s parents/students was 83% and for McAuley parents/students it was 56%.  It was good getting to see so many people.  We will be having conferences again in the spring, so please plan to attend.

I encourage all of you to stay engaged with your child’s academic progress through our parent portal which can be found on our website .  Click on the school which pertains to you and scroll down to the parent portal.  Once you are into the log in page, you can use the same credentials you used when you registered your child.  If you have misplaced or forgotten your log-in, please notify any school office and they can help you.  Some of our teachers use emails and the remind texting tool to notify parents of progress or reminders.  If you do not receive anything in this regard from our teachers, please notify your child’s school office and we’ll make sure you are getting this important communication.

Just a quick reminder, please send lunch money with your student in a timely manner. Checks can be left with Mrs. Berkstresser or Mrs. Doss.   We have added some new vendors and are trying to expand even more.  We are listening to student requests and trying to make them happy.

The JACS Annual Appeal kick-off will be held on Monday, Nov. 13.  Please watch for future communication and be sure to plan to attend this fun event that supports our kids.

St. Peter’s Home and School will be sponsoring an evening discussion on mental health awareness and support on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the McAuley library.  There will be panel of local experts here to discuss child and teen mental health issues and concerns.  The evening will begin at 6:00 and all are invited to attend.

Junior high girls’ basketball begins next week with our first game on Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson and then again on Friday, Nov. 10 at home.  Games begin at 5:30.

There will be early dismissal for teacher professional development on Friday, Nov. 10.  Classes will dismiss at 1:00 pm.

That’s the news for now.  I’m trying to reflect on my blessing each day in November, and today I am especially thankful for the opportunity to share in the experience of helping our young people learn and grow in their faith.  God is so good!


Tracey Welch, Principal


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