Old Meets New

Todd Naylor and Maggie Glencer prepare for their quiz.

Todd and Maggie prepare for their quiz.

Seventh grade students use the iPads (new) to study for their upcoming quiz on MacBeth (old). The iPads come from just part of the proceeds from last year’s auction. Looking forward to this year’s auction!

Second Graders Go To The Orchard

All of the second graders at St. Gerard School had a great time celebrating Apple Week. Some of the events from this week included putting together a delicious homemade applesauce recipe and visiting the Country Mill, where the children were able to see how apples grow and how cider is made. They even had the opportunity to pick their own apples right out of the orchard.
2nd grade

October-Dedicated to the Holy Rosary

Did you know the month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary? Every year in celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary (October 7th) the 3rd grade students at St. Gerard School make their own rosaries. The beautiful colors and large size help in learning how to use the rosary and reflect on the mysteries. These rosaries are blessed by Fr. John, and then sent home to continue being used with their families. The 3rd graders love to walk with Mary through this beautiful prayer. We hope you are taking the time to do the same this month.
Students pictured: Paulina Rivet and Daniel McGaugheyRosary

September 2014 Newsletter

September 2014 Newsletter

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Click on the link below to access important information regarding the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.

 
September 2014 Newsletter

St. Gerard Artists On Display

kdgWe are so proud of the students at St. Gerard! You can view the artistic talent that the students possess by visiting Mrs. Barber’s Art page. Each grade has an art gallery for you to view. As projects are completed, the galleries will be updated. Enjoy!


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Visit Mrs. Barber’s Art Galleries

Christ Be Our Light-Our School’s Theme for 2014-15

ChristbeourlightThis year our school will center our year around the theme, “Christ Be Our Light”. At our opening school Mass, each classroom brought forth their light and professed their plan to be the light of Christ for others. Fr. John challenged us to make good on our word. He went to great lengths talking to our junior high students. Our 7th and 8th graders all promised in different ways to be good role models and he told them that if they followed through on their promise, it would be the best year ever!

Pasta Dinner Benefit

 

Pasta Dinner Benefit
For
Lisa Endres

Where: St. Gerard Father Weber Hall
When: Thursday, October 2nd

Donations accepted at the door.
If you are unable to attend, you may send in a donation
to the school office. Checks may be made out to St. Gerard School.

pastaMENU
Pasta
Marinara Sauce
Meat Sauce
Salad
Roll
Assorted Desserts
Beverage – Lemonade/Water


Reservations can be made by email: csherrill@stgerard.org or by completing the form below.

Family Name: ___________________________________________________________________

Number of Individuals Attending: _____________________________________________________

Two Seating Options: Please choose one.

Time: 4:30 – 5:45  _____
Or
5:45 – 7:00 _____

Number of Take Out Orders: ______________________________________________________

EMAIL OR RETURN FORM TO ST. GERARD SCHOOL OFFICE BY:
Friday, September 26th.

 

Download the Pasta Dinner Benefit Flyer and Reservation Form Here

Summer 2014 Newsletter

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Summer 2014 Parent Newsletter

Students help to fund the new gym floor!

We are in the process of doing a make over to the gym floor. Can't wait for the students and Mrs. Schafer to see it!

We are in the process of doing a make over to the gym floor. Can’t wait for the students and Mrs. Schafer to see it!

This past spring St. Gerard School students joined the PTO, parish, athletic commission and adult women’s volleyball group to raise over $10,000 to have the gym floor redone this summer. The transformation is already unbelievable! Can’t wait for our students, staff and families to see the “makeover”.

June Newsletter

  St. Gerard Catholic School

www.stgerardlansing.org

June 5, 2014

Summer Office Hours       The school office will be open during the summer. During June and August someone will be around in the mornings from at least 9:00-12:00. Many days we are here longer but give us a call ahead just to be sure. If you ever need to contact the school over the summer, either send an email or call the parish office and someone will get back with you.

*Don’t forget to pick up medication by Friday, June 20th. We are required to dispose of it at that time.

*Lost and found clothes that aren’t “found” by the end of the school year will be donated to SVdP.

*Stop in and check out the used uniform closet or after you clean out your closet drop some off!

Don’t Take a Vacation From Everything           Summer vacation is a great time to be with your family and take some much deserved time off. The stress of the schedule is somewhat gone and life seems a little bit easier. Life is good. There are a few things we ask the students not to take a vacation from and that is reading and math. Research is clear on the fact that students who take a true vacation from their studies will loose some of the ground that they made the previous year. We can’t risk this for our students!  This summer we are asking students in grades 4-8 to read a book of their choice and be ready to share with their class the first week of school. Please see supply list for recommended length. This isn’t meant to be anything more than an encouragement to read as well as an opportunity to have a choice in the selection. Students in grades K-3 received a packet to reinforce learning as well. Last year many of our families also used a program called GRASP. For a nominal fee, students in grades K-8 can sign up and are provided with up to nine weeks of lessons in math and/or reading. Students can earn certificates and medals depending on how much they accomplish. More information on this program is available at www.grpublicschools.org/grasp.  Finally keep praying! Prayer is a part of our daily life around here and one that is just part of the routine. Make prayer part of your family’s routine also if it isn’t already.

Calendar Information- In your summer mailing you will receive a detailed calendar for 2014-15 school year. A reminder regarding the following dates:

Christmas Break:        Dec. 22nd-Jan. 4th        Spring Break:  April 3rd-10th     Auction: November 15th

Staff News The Preschool is thrilled to announce that they have hired Betsy Nylander to teach the afternoon three year old class. Betsy holds a teaching certificate from Concordia University and several years experience as a classroom teacher. We are thrilled to have Betsy on board! Wendi Spagnuolo will join the three-year-old preschool in the morning as a classroom aide. Welcome Wendi!

Connie Schindewolf (school counselor) recently informed the staff that she would be leaving St. Gerard School in order to move closer to her daughter in Texas. We are so thankful for her service and dedication to our students and their families.

There have been many inquiries regarding our friend and colleague, Mrs. Endres and what next year will bring. As of right now, Lisa  will continue her medical routine. As she takes this next year off from first grade to continue her treatments, it is our hope and prayer that she is able to return as soon as she is able!

Used Uniform We currently have an abundance of Jr. High girls skirts, girls jumpers and boys pants in sizes from 4 – 38! An Open Used Uniform Closet Day is schedule for Monday, August 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Parents may bring their child along for fittings.

Jr. High Girls Skirts  $8.00

Boys Pants $3.00

Girls Jumpers $8.00

Boys and Girls Shirts $2.00

Sweatshirts, Sweaters and Shorts too!

 

Summer TRIP Please mark your calendars with the following dates to drop off TRIP orders: June 16th, July 14th, and August 11th. Summer TRIP orders can be dropped off anytime in the school or parish office beforehand. Orders will be placed on Mondays and available for pick up that Friday. TRIP will be available in the school during office hours. After school office hours, TRIP can be picked up in the parish office.

Upcoming Events                                                                                                                                                        Friday, June 6th:            All School Mass @ 8:10/Dismiss @ 11:00

Monday, June 16th:     Vacation Bible School starts/Summer TRIP

Monday, July 14th:       Summer TRIP

Beginning of August:  School Summer Newsletter sent the first week in August/Girls’ Volleyball Grades                  5-8/Look for Registration information in summer newsletter and bulletin!

Monday, August 11th: Open Used Uniform Closet from 4:00-7:00 pm. Come on in and shop early!        Summer TRIP

Monday, Aug. 25th:     2014-15 Open House from 4:00-6:30

Tuesday, Aug. 26th:     First day of school for K-8

Tuesday, Sept.  2nd:     First day of preschool

 

Tackle Football Information

Grades 4 thru 8

Flag Football Information

                                                Kindergarten thru 3rd Grade                                                                          (Coaches needed for flag football- games and practices all on Monday nights)

*See website after June 15, 2014 for information, online registration, and new this year- online payment.

www.lansingcougarfootball.com

This past Tuesday our staff said goodbye to 49 wonderful 8th grade students. It is always a bittersweet evening from the standpoint of being thrilled for these young men and women as they close their St. Gerard chapter and look forward to high school while at the same time realizing a part of our community is leaving. Each year families that are graduating their last student from St. Gerard stand to be recognized, as they will be missed. We also have a few families that won’t be with us next year for a variety of reasons. Our St. Gerard School family has had the privilege of walking this journey with you. This journey is one we don’t take for granted. We thank all of our families for allowing us the opportunity to share the mission of the church with you and your family.

Go with God, (but come back this fall!)                      Shelly Piecuch