My schedule for Nov. 21-22: T – St. Martin; M – St. Al’s
To our St. Martin of Tours School Families:
Here is a list of some upcoming activities here at school:
TODAY – Report Cards sent home
Thursday, November 17 – Mass, 8:00am
Wednesday, November 23 – Friday, November 25 – Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL
Sunday, November 27 – First Sunday of Advent
Monday, November 28 – Classes Resume
Thursday, December 1 – Mass, 8:00am
Friday, December 2 – Spirit Wear
The St. Martin’s Book Fair is taking place this week! Students will be able to preview the Fair on Monday, Nov. 14 and then shopping will be various times throughout the day from the 15th – 18th. We are highly encouraging families to participate in the eWallet program. This is a safe, cash-free option for your student to shop. Future Fairs will likely be cashless, so this would be a good time to get used to the eWallet program! You can find instructions at this webpage: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/stmartinoftoursschool3. PLEASE NOTE – Scholastic has a new policy that tax will be collected on ALL purchases! Make sure to keep this in mind when budgeting and sending in cash with your child/children.
From the Cafeteria – Please make sure you are keeping up on your child/children’s lunch account. There are many accounts that have a negative balance that needs to be taken care of. Children whose accounts are negative may be served an alternative lunch – peanut butter sandwich or cheese sandwich – even though a hot lunch is ordered. Please contact Mary Jo in the cafeteria – email@example.com or 513-661-7609 immediately to arrange to pay your balance.
The St. Martin of Tours St. Vincent de Paul Society will distribute Thanksgiving meals THIS Saturday, November 19. If you are in need this holiday season, please contact our St. Vincent de Paul Society at 513-661-0085 as soon as possible. St. Aloysius Gonzaga has a part-time aftercare position open in their preschool. The hours are 2:00pm-6:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If you, or anyone you know, may be interested, please contact Stephanie Goettke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-587-3978.
The parish has asked that parents/guardians DO NOT pick their children up in the “circle” driveway at the corner of Harding Ave. and Glenmore Ave. that goes into the church parking lot. That parking area is reserved for the church and we need to respect that people who have business at the church use that area on a consistent basis. Alternately, you can park on Glenmore and wait for your child/children there.
Recently there has been a bit of a problem with students who are being left at school past our dismissal hours. This is a reminder that we begin to dismiss students around 2:10pm with the walkers and bus riders. We try to have the car riders in the gym by 2:15pm to begin their dismissal process. The dismissal line moves fairly quickly and the parking lot is usually cleared out by 2:20pm or 2:25pm. There are staff members who stay with the car riders outside until the school bell “rings” at 2:30pm. After 2:30pm, students are brought into the office and then have to wait there until someone comes to pick them up. If students are not picked up on time and we are not aware of any issues, we are left in limbo and don’t know what is going on. In addition, there has to be a staff member who stays with them. Please make sure you arrive prior to 2:30pm to pick up your child/children – if you know you may be running late, please call the school office at 513-661-7609 so we are aware.
There will not be a letter next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. I am so very thankful for all of our families, students, and staff! I appreciate your patience, understanding, and your words of encouragement as I continue to navigate two schools. I hope and pray that you all have a safe, happy, and enjoyable Thanksgiving!
Thank you for all you do!
Mr. Jason Fightmaster
St. Martin of Tours School