Principal Notes 1/21/2018

View Past Principal Notes Here

Dear Parents,

We have had several confirmed cases of Influenza reported to us Friday and over the weekend.  We clean and sanitize desks every evening, but it is important for children to take some added precautions to avoid getting/spreading illnesses.  Some pediatricians recommend the following:

  • Wash hands often – before eating, after sneezing, coughing, blowing nose, using restroom.
  • Do not drink/eat after another person.
  • Cough/sneeze into crook of arm instead of into hands.
  • Wash hands after playing with toys/games at indoor recess or playing with equipment outside.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Get plenty of sleep.

If your child is sick – running a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea – please keep him/her home until symptoms are gone for 24 hours.  Email teachers, and they will work with your child to get work made up.


Sparty Party Trivia Night is a fun adult night of trivia and games.  Are you good at trivia?  Do you know which celebrities are still living… or not?  Grab 7 friends, and join us on Saturday, January 27 for a great time!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.


*Reminder:  Please do not allow your child to wear non-uniform items, unless it is a specific alternate dress day.  Uniform policy is found HERE.  Thank you for your help!


Reminder:  The following dates in second semester will be 1:00 pm dismissal times:  January 24, February 15, April 24, and May 15Extended Daycare Ministry (EDM) will be available immediately following dismissal on those dates until 6:00 pm.  We also have a 1:00 pm dismissal on March 30 for Good Friday.


Vision/Hearing Screening:  On Thursday, February 8 and February 15, 2018, the Hendricks County Public Health nurses will be conducting vision and hearing screenings for Saint Susanna students.

  • Vision screenings will be conducted for students in the third, fifth and eighth grades. 
  • Hearing screenings will be conducted for students in the first, fourth and seventh grades.

If a vision or hearing problem is detected in your child(ren), you will be notified and asked to take the student(s) for a complete professional examination.

*** If you do not want your child(ren) to be screened, please notify Ms. Crews in writing at dcrews@saintsusanna.com no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2018 .


2018-19 School Calendar:  The following are important dates for 2018-19:

First Day: Wed, Aug 8

Fall Break: Oct 12 – 19

Teacher In-service: Oct 29-30

Thanksgiving: Nov 21-23

Christmas Break: December 21 – January 4

Spring Break: March 22 – 29

Last Day: May 30


Spartan Spirit Awards – For week of January 15:  Hannah Jones, Olivia Rhoderick, Hudson Miller, Marissa Ayers, Elizabeth Ellis, Elizabeth Taylor, Bryan Dick, Connor Jones, Hailey Jones, Aiden Arickx, Allison Wildeman, Kelly Ohaya, Ken Ohaya, Will Orlando, Brenna Toole, Hughie Corrigan.


Student News:  Do you have any good news to share?  Anything our students or graduates have accomplished?  Please let me know how students and graduates are letting their lights shine!


Calendar:  January

24:  1:00pm Dismissal for faculty meeting

25:  Candid/Club Photos

25:  1st Reconciliation

27:  Sparty Party Trivia Night – Bring a team of smarties, choose a fun theme, and enjoy an adult night out!

28:  Catholic Schools Week – CLICK HERE FOR ACTIVITIES

February:

1:  6:30pm  State of the School – planning for the future of our children!  Come join us

3:  6:00pm My Girl Dance – Sweet event girls and special adult relatives.  CLICK HERE for more information.

6:  Middle School Science Fair

7:  1:00pm Visiting Author conducts writing workshop with grades 3 – 8.

8:  6:30pm Child Development Presentation

12:  STAR testing week

14:  Ash Wednesday (8:45am mass – Please join us!)

SAVE THE DATE!!!

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Child Development: Thursday, February 8; 6:30pm. Did you know that at certain ages, a child’s brain goes through growth stages that can impact behavior, attitude, and learning? Find out about these stages and how you can help your child navigate through them.

Mad Hatter Auction: Saturday, March 3.   Support our Parish’s commitment to Catholic Education by attending this fun St. Susanna signature event! Raffle, dinner, live and silent auction are all included.  Don’t miss this very important date!  Tickets are on sale now… and are going fast!  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

God bless,

Michele