Upcoming Leap Year Bingo Event

Leap Year Bingo Night – Saturday February 29   Starting at 6:30pm in the lower cafeteria. Parents, students, and friends are all welcome to this fun evening!

˗       The entry cost is $10, which includes a pad of bingo games and a chance for a door prize.

˗       Additional bingo game pads can be purchased for $10 each.

˗       There will be 3 specialty games for larger prizes; these pads will be sold for $5 each.

*** Due to limited space, only children who will be playing Bingo should attend

 

Snacks and soda will be sold.

Minutes from HAA Meeting January 9, 2020

Thank you to all who were able to attend the HAA meeting.  Below is a recap of what was discussed.

Mr. Morris opened the meeting with a reflection on the Christmas season and the end of it on Sunday Jan 12 on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Mr. Morris then provided some updates:

  • New middle school math teacher has started and has been positively received.
  • 5th grade – Ms. Curtin is leaving on Jan 10 and the grade will be combined under Ms. Temkey with Mr. Morris assisting, particularly with writing.
  • Strategic Plan – action plans, which are the last steps of the 3 year Strategic Plan, are due on Jan 17. (The Strategic Plan focuses on the 5 domains of Academic Excellence and Programs, Finance and Development, Marketing and Enrollment, Governance and Leadership, and Catholic Identity).
  • DeSales Technology Grant – the Chromebooks are in.
  • Catholic Foundation grant –Junior Great Book Program is here!   This is an amazing program which the 6th grade started this week with great results thus far.
  • STREAM lab – a proposal for a has been submitted to the diocese for consideration for a STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion Engineering, Arts and Math) lab. The initial set up would be the science based Lab Learner program. The lab would be set up in the 2nd floor classroom to the left of the computer room.
  • Tablet Jr. – the Tablet is introducing a section of the newspaper which is written by students. The March edition will feature St. Adalbert!
  • Catholic Schools Week is during the last week of January.
  • Principal evaluation – Mr. Morris, as a second-year principal, will be evaluated over 2 days in February. The evaluator will meet with various groups, including parents. If any parents are willing to be a part of the committee to provide feedback, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the school to let them know.
  • Uniforms – Maria Morelli showed examples of the new uniform for the 20-21 school year post meeting with Flynn & O’Hara.
    • The boys’ polo shirt will be burgundy and the pants will be dark gray.
    • The girls’ shirt and tie will be eliminated; only white polos will be used.
    • The summer shorts for boys and girls will be gray.Lorraine Casey provided some updates:
    • More information about the uniforms will be forthcoming.
  • Our last 3 events (Halloween party, Dance for grades 5-7, Christmas party) were successful and brought in approximately $1,200.
  • Social media – we have 144 followers on Instagram and 246 on Facebook and actively posted pics from our events and from Christmas.
  • Catholic Schools week
    • Theme will be about Making a Difference.
    • We will be holding a contest for students to design a school tshirt which will be able to be worn for dress down days. Some examples of tshirt designs were presented. Designs will be submitted and voted on by students (with administration approval).
    • The contest winner will be announced at a School Bingo on Friday Jan 31 at 7pm.
    • Tshirts will be made and sold for $10 each.
  • Marketing campaign – the Board is working on a marketing campaign with a slogan to use for marketing materials, a banner on Grand Ave., and tshirts. Some sample ideas were presented. Parents indicated that they would be in favor of multiple designs.
  • Gym shirt – one of the marketing slogans will be made into a gym shirt with the St. Adalbert colors and will be sold through the school rather than Flynn & O’Hara.
  • Upcoming Events:
    • Sweetheart Dance Feb 14 7-9pm for grades PreK-4
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          • Adult and child (PreK-4) will be $25. 2 guests may be invited and each guest will be $5 each.
          • Attendees will get 1 slice of cheese pizza and 1 water. Additional pizza and water will be available for sale for $1 each.
          • We will have a bake sale and will be asking for contributions.
          • A flyer with a ticket form will be distributed.
    • Spring Fling dance for grades 5-7 date TBD
    • St. Adalbert Ladies Night Apr 3

Our next meeting will be at the end of February. An announcement will go out on Option C.

Remember to use AmazonSmile for your Christmas shopping!

For all you Amazon shoppers, you can link your account

Go to the attached link to find a step by step guide on your phone. 

AmazonSmile

But here is a simplified version for your computer.

go to

smile.amazon.com

Follow the steps to sign-in to your regular account.

Follow the prompt to add Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy. 

Click to Save your information. 

Each time you want to purchase something from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com

Make your purchase as usual 

Amazon Smile – Link your Amazon Account to help our school!

For all you Amazon shoppers, you can link your account

Go to the attached link to find a step by step guide on your phone. 

AmazonSmile

But here is a simplified version for your computer.

go to

smile.amazon.com

Follow the steps to sign-in to your regular account.

Follow the prompt to add Saint Adalbert Catholic Academy. 

Click to Save your information. 

Each time you want to purchase something from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com

Make your purchase as usual 

 

 

 

Minutes from the HAA meeting October 24, 2019

Thank you to all who were able to attend the HAA meeting.  Below is a recap of what was discussed.

Mr. Morris provided some updates as well as a review of items discussed at our first HAA meeting on September 26:

  • Strategic Plan – the 3 year Strategic Plan is underway, focusing on the 5 domains of Academic Excellence and Programs, Finance and Development, Marketing and Enrollment, Governance and Leadership, and Catholic Identity. The next step is establishing objectives for each domain for the next 3 years.
  • DeSales Grant – iPads have been distributed, and Chromebooks for the upper grades should be coming in the next few weeks.
  • Dress down day Friday Oct 25th; dress down days to be done more frequently to provide another fundraising opportunity for the school.
  • A school tshirt, potentially designed by the students, was discussed as an alternative dress down option.
  • Upcoming pie sale in November (more details will be forthcoming).
  • Bazaar – many parents and students have requested a multi-day Bazaar. Given the enormous effort required to undertake the Bazaar, it was suggested that we do a one day event next year, with the Kids Day sessions during the school day and an evening session open all in the community. Parent involvement is critical to enable this to happen before and during the Bazaar. 

Lorraine Casey, Board Chair, discussed details regarding the Costume Party and Bake Sale on October 31 from 6-7pm:

  • 96 children and 111 adults are attending, and 17 parents have indicated that they will bring in baked goods for the Bake Sale thus far.
  • The Youth Ministry will be stuffing goody bags for the children with the candy sent in by parents (67 bags as of Oct 24). We have also arranged for some of the Youth Ministry to be present during the party to help out.
  • We will sell water and popcorn in addition to the baked goods.
  • Ms. Diaz will be the DJ for the party.
  • We will have a coloring table for the younger children to color in pumpkins, and there will be Trick or Treat stations throughout the gym.
  • Gym set up will begin at 4:30 – any parents who can help will be appreciated!

Our next event will be a 6th and 7th grade dance with a suggested date of December 13th from 7-9pm. More details will follow.

 

Next meeting will be on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm in the lower cafeteria. We look forward to seeing you there!

DeSales iPad & Chrome Book Technology Grant – Families Please Participate !!!

 

The DeSales Technology Grant — Provides iPads and Chromebooks for classrooms

The grant includes:

an iPad or Chromebook (Middle School) device,  a protective case,  a device management system to control the devices, content filtering, and a monthly Sprint cellular data plan for the device.

Requirements  

Families must sign up for a subscription to the Tablet for $22 for the 1st year  (Additional information upcoming for the 2nd year, which will be the end of the requirement).  

Or you can sign-up on the link below.  Please make sure to select St. Adalbert

www.thetablet.org/techgrant

 

You could also send cash to the school in an envelope and we will securely send the money to the Tablet for you.  

TabletTechnologyGrant

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

TUITION INFORMATION and PLANS for the 2019-2020 School Year

It is our goal each year to keep tuition rates constant or to increase rates as minimally as possible.  However, due to rising expenses, we do need to implement a increase of tuition for the upcoming school year.

If you compare the tuition at St. Adalbert Catholic Academy with those of our neighboring private schools, you will find that our rates are low (and often the lowest).  We are also able to offer the advantages of small class size ratios for most grades that are also the lowest in the area. This is an amazing opportunity and we will continue to work towards the improvement of instruction across all grade levels.  

 

Other Plans for the Upcoming School Year

*Addition of the Junior Great Books/Great Books curriculum for Grades K-8, a wonderful research based program designed to improve critical thinking skills, speaking and discussion opportunities, and text-based reading and writing

 

*Developed Writing Portfolios across the grade levels   

 

*GoMath used uniformly across Grades K-8  

 

*Brand new Social Studies Textbooks in Grades 7-8 (Other grades will follow)

 

*Implementation of iPads and Chromebooks for each classroom through the DeSales Media Grant and Family Participation in the Program (See website post) or www.thetablet.org/techgrant

 

*Multiple Field Trips for each grade

 

*Formation of a Home / Academy Association (the Diocese’s version of a PTA)

 

We will continue to work towards improvement in all areas so you can be satisfied with your experience at St. Adalbert.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Morris