To celebrate the 250 anniversary of the founding of St. Louis and the 800th birthday of St. Louis, King of France, Archbishop Carlson celebrated Mass at the Cathedral Basilica on Tuesday, September 9, with four students from each Catholic Elementary School and High School in attendance. Our four students, Erin Bodine, Kelsey Hutson, Logan Orf, and Eric Belarde, attended the Mass with me. The Archbishop blessed and then presented each school with a picture of St. Louis. We will have a special prayer service after Mass on Thursday, September 26, after which the picture will be hung in the hallway of the school by the “Tree”. The picture at the bottom of this letter was taken at the Cathedral Basilica on Tuesday.
The week for testing has come! September 15-19 our students in grades 3-8 will be taking the ITBS/CogAt tests. I have often been asked why we do them in the Fall instead of the Spring. take them in the Fall so we can use these tests as a diagnostic tool. In other words, the results will help us determine how best to meet the needs of each individual child in the classroom for the rest of the year. The results will also be used by the teachers and Mrs. Buhr to develop lesson plans for students with specific learning needs. We will be attending professional development in-service to fully use the results of the ITBS.
We had our second Friday of no hot lunches. All students are remembering to bring their lunches. The students have adjusted well and the process runs smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation! I would like to encourage you to have your child/ren buy lunch a little more frequently during the course of the week or month. This, too, will help our lunch program to become more self-sufficient.
Many of you signed up for Parent-Teacher conferences at Back-To-School night. If you were unable to attend or you forgot to sign up please e-mail your child’s teacher to set up a time that is convenient for you and the teacher on October 30 (3:00-8:30p.m) or October 31 (8:00-11:30a.m.).
Back in the Spring we offered you the opportunity to purchase items on-line through Amazon Smile. We have received our first check of $36. Although a slow start, it is another way to support St. Theodore School by doing what you are already doing. If you haven’t tried it yet I encourage you to do so the next time you decide to order something through Amazon. Thank you for your support!