Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Yes, it is that time of year again! We hope that you have enjoyed the summer vacation time and are looking forward to the start of the new school year. The faculty and I will be very happy to welcome you back in a few weeks.
The first day of school is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. All students should arrive before 7:55am daily; dismissal will be at noon on the first three days: 9/6, 9/7, and 9/8.
Please note that if the weather is very warm (85* and/or above), the students may wear the usual school gym uniform of light blue shirt and dark blue shorts, with imprinted school name, to school. Otherwise, they should wear the regular school uniform.
The faculty, staff, and I realize that it is both a privilege and a responsibility to teach our students about the Catholic faith and to develop their minds through a strong academic curriculum. Thank you for sharing your child/children with us! I appreciate your consistent support and cooperation very much and I am eager to work with you again this year.
Please remember us in your prayers as we prepare to begin the 2017-2018 school year. I pray that Our Lord and His Blessed Mother will continue to watch over you and your families. God bless you.
Dolores M. Butler, Principal
BACK TO SCHOOL REMINDERS
PRE-KINDERGARTEN THROUGH GRADE 8 will begin school on Wednesday, September 6th, at 7:55 a.m. Students may report to the school auditorium at 7:45 a.m. All students may enter through the 24th Street door and assemble in the auditorium. Pre-K students should go directly to the classroom, Room 3. Dismissal is at noon on the first three days: 9/6, 9/7, 9/8.
DISMISSAL usually is at 2:50 p.m. (full days) and this will begin on September 11th. All students must bring their lunch to school during the first full week. Lunch will not be available. Details concerning the hot lunch program will be sent home during the first week of school.
Full uniform is to be worn by all students on the first day of school, unless the weather is very warm (85* and/or above). Then the usual school gym uniform, T-shirt and shorts, may be worn. Flynn and O’Hara sells the school uniforms. Students need not wear the sweater if the weather is warm.
GRADES 1-8: All girls should wear the uniform knee-length. Boys’ uniform pants are to be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara. No “work pants” such as “Dickies” are to be worn. All boys should wear the shirt tucked in the pants with a black belt. Boys wear black shoes and girls wear dark blue saddle shoes. Sneakers or any other types of shoes are not permitted. Sneakers are worn on gym day only. Please keep in mind the dress code regarding jewelry, make-up, and nail polish. No excess jewelry (necklaces, rings, bracelets) is to be worn. Only one pair of small earrings may be worn by girls. Boys may not wear earrings. Make-up and/or nail polish are not permitted.
PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS wear gym uniforms to school. Uniforms can be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara – 6801 Frankford Avenue.
School shoes can be purchased at DiGiulio’s – 6948 Frankford Avenue (215-333-5512).
AFTERCARE will begin on Monday, September 11th. Fee is $12.00 daily.
Teachers will give students information regarding required school supplies on the first day of school. We will sell stationery on Thursday and Friday at dismissal in the gym. Students also may purchase supplies during school.