October Newsletter

St. Gerard Catholic School


October 17, 2013

School directories are still available for purchase in the office if you forgot to pick one up open house night.

“This is a test of the St. Gerard Emergency System” On Tuesday, October 22nd  the school will run a test of our Edline Messaging System. We will run this in preparation for future snow days or situations that might require us to contact parents in a timely fashion. While we use this system quite frequently to send email messages, we will also be testing the voicemail and text messaging system. If you haven’t signed up for Edline, there is still time. Should you have any questions regarding this service, please contact our technology coordinator, Marcia Maiville.

Waverly Bus Guests The school was reminded this past week that students are not able to have guest riders on the Waverly School buses. This policy is in place for all of their buses as space is limited. Please make other arrangements ahead of time and send a note communicating any changes in future plans. There isn’t any thing worse than looking for a child after school.

Auction News-Pennies From Heaven The auction is such an important event for our school community. Other than the obvious help financially, I see this as such an important event for building community. Between planning, working together that night or just mingling with one another, this night is second to none. Its success depends on our students, parents, extended family and friends, as well as the priests, faculty and staff of our school. As a token of appreciation, those of you that have sent in a donation or have volunteered your time have been sent jeans day coupons for your students. We have also made every effort to make this an affordable event for all. In fact have you thought about inviting someone? Many thanks goes out to Lynn Bloomer and Chris LaMacchia for their dedication to the success of this event. Please note that it isn’t too late to donate. In fact make sure you turn your donation in by Friday, Nov. 1st in order to receive the jeans day coupon(s)! We certainly look forward to seeing all of you the night of November 9th!

Science & Math Elementary Exploration at LCC Looking for some fun, enrichment opportunities for your child? Saturday, November 12th from 8:30-12:00 (and it won’t interfere with the auction) Lansing Community College is offering a number of opportunities that would interest any child. The cost is $3.00 and information is available in the office and on line at www.lcc.edu/science/youth_programs/smee Some classes include botany, computer programming, dinosaurs, circuits, bridge building, leader dogs, rubber band catapult and veterinary technician just to name a few.

Boys’ Basketball to Start Up! It is time again for boys basketball season. Skills testing will take place on the 25th and 26th of October. Testing will start with the 5th grade at 6 pm and then the 6th grade next at 7:15 on 25th. Then on the 26th the 7th grade will start at 6 pm followed by the 8th grade at 7:15. All the forms that are needed for signup can be downloaded from the school website. Physicals need to be dated after April 15, 2011. Coaches are still needed. Please contact Pat Malacina at 517-230-7380 with any questions.

Younkers 8th Grade Fundraiser 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Oct. 17th:            TRIP 101 in the school computer lab at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Oct. 18th:                 Hot Lunch Ordering Begins!

Sunday, Oct. 20th:               Girls’ Basketball Championship at LCHS

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd :       2nd grade parent reconciliation meetings in parish hall at                                                   9:00 am and 7 pm.

Thursday, Oct. 24th:            Band Costume Concert @LCHS

Friday, Oct. 25th:                 Last day to order hot lunch for November!                                                                            End of 1st quarter/JEANS DAY/Boys’ Skill Testing

Thursday, Oct. 31st:            Report card sent home

Friday, Nov. 1st:                   All Saints Day Mass @ 8:10 am/Duct Tape Party “for” Mr.                                                  Seth

Saturday, Nov. 9th:             12th Annual School Auction 6:00 pm at the Ramada Inn

Monday, Nov. 11th:              8th grade to visit LCHS

Tuesday, Nov. 12th:             Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, Nov. 13th:       Parent/Teacher Conferences 5-7:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 14th:           Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30-10 am/12-2:30/5-7:30 pm                                                            6th-8th students are expected to attend conferences~Child Care Open

Friday, Nov. 15th:                No School/Child Care open