Principal Points 4.16 – Apr. 21, 2017

Principal Points 4.16
April 21, 2017
Dear St. Joseph Family,
          I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter and subsequent vacation!  As we come back to school, it is hard to believe that we have only 7 weeks left.  Though only 7 weeks, there is still much to do.  As we begin this week there are a few quick points:
  • This is ASPIRE TEST WEEK (Tuesday through Friday) for 3rd through 8th graders!  This Archdiocese mandated standardized test replaced the Terra Nova last year so students are familiar with it.  The test themselves are not very long; roughly 90 minutes max.  After students arrive, they will have time to get organized and settled.  Testing will begin no earlier than 9 am in any classroom.  The bell schedule has been altered so that students still have all 8 periods.  The subject schedule is as follows:
    • Tuesday: Reading
    • Wednesday: Math
    • Thursday: English/Writing
    • Friday: Science

  All students should get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast and be relaxed.  Other than long-term assignments, there is no homework or tests during test week.  The weather is also very nice, I strongly encourage students to go outside and get plenty of fresh air! 

  • CONFIRMATION: This coming Sunday, April 30th, our 8th graders will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Please keep them all in your prayers as we witness them confirm their faith in Christ and are sealed with the Holy Spirit!
  • REMINDER!  Next Wednesday, May 3rd, is May Crowning in the Mary Garden at 2:15 pm.
  • ATHLETIC BANQUET: Our annual Athletic Banquet will be held on Sunday, May 21, from 4:00-6:00 pm in the gym. If you had a child on one or more of our sports teams, you will receive an invitation this Monday, April 24th.
  • FAMILY PROMISE:  Family Promise, a local organization which uses our Convent a few times a year to help house and support needy families, will be here May 7th through May 14th!  They are in need of volunteers!  This is an excellent service opportunity to participate in.  Please click on the following link for more details: FAMILY PROMISE
  • Don’t Forget!The Kdg-8th Grade Spring Show is on Wednesday, May 10th, at 7pm in Meter Hall!

  • JOIN SJS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Like us on Facebook at St. Joseph School Wilmette and follow us on Twitter @SJSWilmette!
I wish everyone a very pleasant week!
Warmest Regards, 
Mr. Laszlo Katona



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