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Parent Memo 9/13/19



On behalf of the Family Life Ministry and the school, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the Folds of Honor Patriot’s Day fundraiser BBQ dinner. They raised $2,239 to donate to scholarships for the children of deceased or disabled veterans.

Thank you so much for your support of this worthy cause.

In Service,

Ms. Laura   

[email protected]


Please note that the “grace period” for dress code has now ended and the teachers have been tasked to fully enforce the dress code. This can be found in the parent handbook distributed at the beginning of the year. Also be aware that there is a code for “free dress” days as well, so please review that. I ask parents of girls to please take particular note of accessories and make-up. No make-up, fingernail polish or fake nails are permitted. This includes French tipped nails. The only jewelry that is permitted is a religious necklace that is concealed inside clothing, a watch (as long as it is not an internet connectable device or a camera watch) and one set of post earrings for girls in the earlobes. I realize that Catholic school rules may seem tedious at times, but it is also an educational experience for children. Teaching children rules instructs them to comply with laws later in life, which is our civic duty. We appreciate your compliance with the dress code.


I am repeating this notice because I didn’t really have any response to it other than a couple of gracious parents volunteering to be on the committee. If we don’t have access to a vehicle, can anyone advise me on where we could perhaps rent or borrow one? I’d really like to see the school represented in this community event.

 We need a vehicle that we could borrow (or you could drive) for the float? The parade requirements state that “The float platform should be at least 7 feet wide and 15 feet long with a fixed axle at/near the rear and a steerable axle at the front. Farm wagons make excellent platforms. Single or tandem axle trailers normally pulled by a car or truck are not desirable.” I can figure out all the other rules, but the most important thing is getting the vehicle first. If anyone has one or knows where I can get one, please let me know. Also, if you’d like to be on the newly created “CHRISTMAS PARADE FLOAT COMMITTEE”, shoot me an email. It’s another way to knock out those service hours. The parade is Saturday, December 14th, so I’d like to get the planning started next month so that we’re not crunching at the last minute. Thanks for any help you can offer.


Friday, September 20th is SPIRIT DAY. The Spirit Shirts sold through the PTO are ordered arrived today and will be distributed right away. We also have a limited number in stock for immediate purchase at the school office but not all sizes are available. Even if your child doesn’t have a spirit shirt, he/she can participate by wearing a t-shirt in the school’s green/gold school colors.


Conferences will be coming up on September 26th and 27th. Teachers will be communicating with you soon on how to set up appointments for a conference. Just keep it in mind that those dates are coming up.


There will be an organizational meeting for the CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD event on Sunday, September 15, 2019, at 11:15 am in Fr. Kennedy Social Hall. Please join this meeting if you would like to have your country’s Christmas traditions as part of this event. CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD is a daylong celebration of the many different traditions of the cultures from around the world that are represented in our parish. There will be food, storytelling, skits, crafts and displays. For questions, please contact Jennifer Smith at [email protected] or Beth O’Leary at [email protected] or 910-323-2410 ext 133.


September 16 –     Volleyball home game vs. SJPH

September 17 –      Volleyball away game vs Village Christian

September 18 –      School Mass today – Moved to Wednesday instead of Thursday

                             All families are invited to join us at Mass

September 20 –      SPIRIT DAY – Dress down in Spirit Wear

                             School Rosary 2:15 – all are invited

September 23 –      NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS – teacher workday

September 24 –      9:30 am– Room Parent Meeting

                             7:00 pm – SAC Meeting

                             Volleyball away game vs. Cape Fear Christian

September 25 –      mid-trimester Progress Reports go live on Gradelink today

September 26 –      12:15 dismissal – Extended care will be open

                             Parent teacher conferences – 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

                             Student Council Inauguration 8:15 am – Conference Room

September 27 –      NO SCHOOL FOR KIDS -No extended care

                             Parent teacher conferences 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

September 30        Iowa testing begins and will continue all week

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