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Developing Catholic Stewards, Scholars and Leaders

September 11, 2017

Our school year is off to a great start. Last Friday we had a great turn out for our first annual Grandparents Day. Thanks to all who attended and support your grandchildren to grow in their faith and character. We also thank all who planned the event and supported the event with their time and donations. We hope to see this as a yearly event.

We will have our first Faith Family activity this Friday. The students are grouped into “families” with students from each grade. The leader of each family is an eighth grader with a teacher moderator. The students will focus on the year’s theme: “Speak Gently, Love Kindly, Walk Humbly”. Their activity this week will be painting message rocks to leave around town as well as around the school grounds.

 Our annual Carnival is less than three weeks away. The Carnival is a great event for the entire community. We have presale ride tickets and raffle tickets available in the office. We are asking all classes to provide a basket for the Grand Auction. You will receive information from your room parent regarding this basket. Please look for additional information in this newsletter.

Please refer to our newsletters, handbook and Remind messages to stay informed.

Sincerely,

Ms. Malouf

Principal

Prayer Corner

Please pray for those in our school family who need our prayers: the repose of the soul of Mrs. Jasso’s grandmother and Mrs. Kluge’s father-in-law. We also pray for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the Mexico earthquake and the fires in California, Oregon and Montana.

Carnival

Our annual school/parish carnival is on its way. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year as well as a great community event. We ask each family to work a minimum of 5 hours during the event. If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, please call the school office. The carnival will be on Friday, September 29th from 5-11; Saturday, September 30th from 5-11; and Sunday, October 1st from 11-8.  Ride tickets are available in the school office at a discounted price of $20/sheet. The regular price is $30. Get yours before we run out!

Scrip Sales

Scrip will be sold every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3:15 and Friday morning from 7:30-8:15.  You can also preorder your Scrip using forms in the office. If you are interested in purchasing scrip online, please email Janet LaTourette at janet-lt@sbcglobal.net.

Field Trips

All adults who attend field trips or help on school grounds must have a background check, pass a safe environment test on the diocesan website, and take an online driver training. Background checks can take up to 10 days. Please see your child’s teacher or the school office for more information.

Academic Decathlon

All students in grades 6-8 are able to be part of the Academic Decathlon team. We believe that this academic competition is a valuable experience for our students.  It challenges them to explore areas of study beyond the general curriculum, gives them an opportunity to study and compete as a team, and allows them to make use of their God-given talents.  Ten students from the team will be chosen to compete in the diocesan event in March 2018. If you would like more information about how your child can participate, please see one of the middle school teachers.

Visitors

All visitors/volunteers on campus must check in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge. Visitors/volunteers must be background cleared and safe environment trained. Information for clearance is in the school office. NO parents are allowed in the classroom to observe without permission from the Principal.

Lunches

Please remember to provide your child with a healthy lunch that contains at least two food groups. It is difficult for children to focus in school if they are hungry or eat sugary foods.

If your child forgets to bring a lunch, you must drop their lunch off in the school office, not the classroom. No fast food lunches or soda are allowed for students. Please do not ask your child to meet you at the gate to deliver lunches. This is unsafe.

We have several students with allergies, so we are a peanut-free school. Please abide by this for the health and safety of all our students.

School Cents Program

The School Cents program began on September 1st.  All you do is take the receipts of anything you buy at the Inland Center Mall, even food purchases, to the Guest Services desk and ask them to stamp the receipts for St. Adelaide School.  That’s it!  You can also log in your points online by going to http://www.shoppingpartnership.com/inland/. Your efforts can result in our school receiving up to $2000 in merchandise/supplies.

Church Second Collection

The church took up a second collection for the school during the weekend of August 26-27. Our parishioners generously donated $2165.65. We are very grateful for their support and prayers.

Non-discrimination Statement

The schools of the Diocese of San Bernardino admit students of any sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the respective school. The schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance and athletic and other school administered programs.

Picture Day

Lifetouch will be here on Friday, September 22nd to take students’ pictures. Students are to wear Mass attire including school ties for the boys.

Uniforms

Students are required to be in proper uniform every day. Dyed, spiked, or shaved hair or other fad/radical hairstyles are not permitted and must be corrected immediately. Please refer to the school handbook for guidelines. If you need to purchase uniforms, please go online at stadelaide.unisourceapparel.com.

St. Adelaide Facebook Page

Did you know our school has an official Facebook page sponsored by the school?  It is called the “Official St. Adelaide Academy”.   We are using this to give you information and pictures of all the great things happening at our school.  Like us!!

This Year’s Theme – “Speak Gently, Love Kindly, Walk Humbly”

Important Dates

9/13     Gift Wrap Fundraiser ends

Schoolwide Tutoring 3-3:30

9/14     8th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6

9/15     Minimum Day/Faculty Inservice

School Prayer Service @ 8:15

Faith Families activity

Middle School Progress Reports

9/19     Buck-a-Jean

9/20    STAR Testing begins

Schoolwide Tutoring 3-3:30

9/22    Mrs. Fishburn’s Birthday

School Mass @ 8:15

3rd Grade Bake Sale

Picture Day

9/25    Student Council Meeting @ 3

9/26    7th and 8th Grade Retreat @ AHS

9/27    Schoolwide Tutoring 3-3:30

9/28    Minimum Day

Carnival Setup

Field Trip PS-4

9/29    No School/ Carnival 5-11

9/30    Carnival 5-11

10/1     Carnival 11-8

10/2     Carnival Clean up

Minimum Day

 

Did you know we have an increasing number of students who are allergic to peanuts? The allergy can become worse with each episode. The allergic reaction may come when ingesting peanuts or touching something a person with peanuts has touched. The usual reaction for severe allergy is anaphylactic shock. We will have epi-pens on campus. We would like to avoid having peanut products at school as there may be other students who this allergy that have not been diagnosed. How can you help our students? Please do not send peanut butter to school or anything that is peanut-based. We strongly suggest you look at each item you purchase for your child to see if peanuts is listed in boldface on the ingredients. Most products are changing because of the increase of peanut allergies in the general population. The school lunch program does have a peanut butter sandwich offered twice a month.  There is nothing we can do about that. We contract our lunch program with the San Bernardino City Unified School District and unfortunately they do include the peanut butter sandwich.

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