Thank you for all who attended the Parent/Teacher Conferences this week. It is a great time to share the stories and work of your students and their teachers and setting a path for continued progress throughout the next three quarters of the school year! The online scheduling process seemed to work well for everyone. Let us know if you had any problems using it. This looks like a keeper.
Red Ribbon Week – We finished up Red Ribbon Week with a beautiful Rosary led by our 8th graders. But let us not forget the law officers who lost their lives protecting others from the distribution and sale of drugs. We must learn to say NO to things that can harm us and as part of Respect Life month, say YES to the gifts that God has given to us.
The Heavenly SS Peter and Paul School Chorus will be featured at the 4:30 Mass this Saturday, October 28.
Wednesday is All Saints Day – a Holy Day of Obligation. Students will attend 8:15 Mass and be joined by Ms. Lilek’s Sainted Third Grade Class.
Join us this Sunday, October 29th from 6:30-8 p.m. in the church parking lot for TRUNK or TREAT!!!! Welcome to kids up to 8th grade IN COSTUME! If you have a decorated trunk and want to treat, please RSVP to Kelley Gaither @ KELLEYG8R@HOTMAIL.COM or Angie at CEMA292001@YAHOO.COM. A few parking spots are still available! All vehicles need to arrive by 6 p.m. This is sure to be a SPOOKTACULAR EVENT!!
Auction 2017 is coming fast. Enjoy the evening and raise money for SS Peter and Paul School as you drift away to the islands on – November 11! Register or donate online this year. I hope to see you there!
Michele Wasser encourages parents to consider having your child in grades 6-8 to participate in the Timothy Retreat on November 3rd and 4th hosted right here at SSPP. Michele and several SSPP alumni ( current HS students) will be on the Leadership Team . This gives the participants an opportunity to hear from kids closer to their age, instead of just adults! Forms are available in the school and parish offices. Please call Michele if you have any questions. 618-910-9333.
Check out the new lunch options in November:
• Try our new meatball subs -3 meatballs topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
• New this month for Tuesday Treat is our no bake cheese cake
• Chicken Parmesan -Chicken breast on top of egg noodles topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
• Thursday Salad of the Day – Strawberry Blue Cheese Salad -A mix of spinach and romaine, strawberries, Blue Cheese and red onion with a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Our 8th graders are invited to spend a day at McGivney matched with a McGivney Student ambassador to follow a student schedule, meet other students, teachers and Mr. Lombardi, McGivney Principal. Check the Fr. McGivney website for a Shadow Day form to fill out if your 8th grader would like to visit.
Help is needed as Fellowship Hosts from our school after Mass for the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 25 & 26 for the 8am and 10:30 Masses. If you can give a few minutes to set up before Mass and about 20-30 minutes after Mass to help that weekend, it would be most appreciated. Contact Mrs. Bodinet if you can help. Liz Dalton will fill you in with details. Serving others is a spiritual discipline that Jesus modeled for us and we can model for our children. Let’s be servant leaders to and for each other.
Mrs. Peg Bodinet
NOTE: Be alert to your child’s head scratching over the weekend and check their heads for head lice. The lice are small and move quickly. They lay eggs (called nits) that fasten to the hair shaft and cannot be washed or brushed out like dandruff. Clusters of nits may be found in any section of the hair, but they are more apt to be behind the ears and at the nape of the neck. Get rid of head lice by washing the hair with a lice killing product, and then very carefully removing all the nits with a fine toothed comb. Removal of the nits is important to avoid re-infestation when the nits hatch. If lice are present, hair brushes, combs, headbands and hair ties should be washed carefully.
Please caution your children to not use other children’s combs, hats, scarves, etc. If your child/children does have head lice, send the boxtop off the lice killing product that you used, upon returning to school. Do not send your child/children back to school until you are sure all the nits are gone.