Principal’s Letter, 10/21/2020

October 21, 2020


Dear Parents,

            During the month of October, we are continuing the tradition of praying a decade of the Most Holy Rosary before the students enter the building. At this time, we are physically distant and wearing masks.  As long as the weather allows, we will continue to have morning prayer at least once per week, as a whole school family, in this fashion.  We pray for the health and safety of all in our school, our community, and the world.

           This being said, we wish to remind everyone that we will continue to “cohort” in school, wearing masks and remaining as physically distant as possible.  Thus far, we have been successful in the school setting in keeping everyone healthy and safe. We ask that you also be mindful of this practice when participating in activities outside of the school setting for the sake all here at school and for your own families.

            Our students are reminded daily of the great love that God has for each of us.  He calls us to be peaceful and just in our dealings with one another, remembering that He lives within each one of us, and that each of us is His child. When we gather we continue to say our AMEN. 

            Everyone was sent a form for ordering School Pictures. These will be taken on Friday morning, October 23rd in dress-up clothes.  This is not a casual day. 

           Parent/teacher conferences are taking place on October 22nd.  Therefore, that day is a 12:30 p.m. dismissal day.  Friday, October 23rd is also a 12:30 p.m. dismissal for a Teacher Meeting.

             We remind everyone once again that if for some reason your child is going to be absent from school, it is your responsibility to call the front office and to send a note.  Please do not email or text teachers for this purpose.  Mrs. Tejera will be checking on students who are absent.  If you are traveling out of state for any reason, the school will need to know where you are going and your mode of travel to determine (based on health department regulations and school policy), whether or not your child will need to quarantine and/or be tested prior to returning to school.  Your patience and your respect of these policies is for the protection of everyone involved. We assume that for the safety of your families and all in school that you are following healthy practices as well.

            Halloween is coming and since we are unable to have our usual Halloween Party, our 8th graders have asked to host Trick-or-Treating on the playground for Grades K-5.  All students may wear casually appropriate clothing to include Halloween shirts and/or socks.  No costumes may be worn. A separate treat will be provided for Grades 6 and 7.  

            Our Lyman Orchard Pie Sale has come to an end.  Thank you to all who participated and to Mrs. Tierney who took the helm in this effort.  When the earnings are tabulated you will be notified of the great success! Pies will be delivered to the school the week of Thanksgiving.

            The next fundraising endeavor will be out annual Christmas Wreath Sale.  Please look for the flyer and order form.  If everyone does a little, we gain much.

            May Jesus, Mary our Blessed Mother, and St. Joseph watch over us and protect us. I continue to hold you in my prayers, and ask that you keep me in yours.


                                                                                                Marianne Cote