Weekly Parent Letter September 2, 2015

Great teachers inspire and challenge their students to create a better world for all of us. You can help at home and in the classroom. Start the day right. Fruit, nuts, whole grain or a hard-boiled egg are nourishing choices. Studies show that kids who eat breakfast do better in math and reading, increase their attention spans
and improve their overall behaviors.

As I am working on this letter, Paulding School has just extended their delay to 3-hrs., due to fog. Wayne Trace was not on a delay. Paulding students, arriving on the late Paulding bus, will not be counted tardy. Remember – if Paulding closes for weather reasons, and WT is open, there will be no Paulding bus. If you brought your student to school, you will also need to pick them up.

Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately to fit the occasion and the weather. Shorts may be worn the first nine weeks and the last nine weeks of school. Shorts may be worn on Friday School Mass days as long as they are “church appropriate”. Tennis shoes must be worn for gym class. The following my never be worn: tank tops, short-shorts, torn pants, and clothing bearing alcoholic beverage advertisements or objectionable words/symbols. Divine Mercy School is an elementary school and the need for make-up is not necessary. Tank tops and spaghetti strap dresses may not be worn unless they have a sweater or jacket to wear over them. Parents are requested to cooperate in enforcing the dress code. Fall weather provides us with a variety of temperatures and conditions, so check the weather before choosing the clothes for the day. As you know, weather forecasts are not always accurate, so a sweatshirt or sweater packed in the book bag may come in handy when the temperature does a nose dive during a school day.

Enclosed in your envelope please find an information sheet for parent users of the “Honeywell Instant Alert” system. This paper gives to you the parent step-by-step instructions on how to set up your account to fit your family. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the school office.  Thank you to Ann Olwin for her help in making this service available to our students.

After we have our first delay, if you do not receive these calls, please notify me at school!

Our fall fundraiser is still in progress. The students are selling magazines and many other useful and yummy items until Thursday, September 10th. That gives everyone time to SELL, SELL, SELL! Many are working hard to attend the “big” party. Amount of items needed to be sold to attend the party are at the bottom of the info sheet in your student’s packet.

Plans are being finalized for 7th Annual Nathan Rosswurm Memorial Golf Scramble on Saturday, September 12th. There are still spaces available for teams. If you are interested in entering a team, please call the school office. As in past years there are some great prizes available. A golf bag, many rounds of golf  including carts and Vera Bradley items, are just a few of the available items.

The golf committee is in need of door prizes for teams that will be playing in the scramble. If you know of a business, or even a family, that would like to donate a hat, shirt, gift certificate, sleeve of golf balls, ANYTHING, would be greatly appreciated. This golf scramble generates a lot of money for the school tuition assistance fund. Thank you for your support!

Our PTA is a great organization! They do fun and educational projects for the students throughout the school year. Some projects are the upcoming Fundraiser Party, Thanksgiving lunch and the Christmas Cookie Walk, just to name a few. Anyone that has a child at Divine Mercy is invited to come and be part of this dedicated organization. The first meeting of this school year will be Tuesday, September 8th, at 6:30 in the Mrs. Gerardot’s room. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Please keep your lunch money paid in advance. If you have received a slip that your account is in the red, please send money to cover the lunches they have already eaten and try to pay in advance for what they are going to purchase or send in money each day. Please remember that the price of a student lunch increase this year to $2.60. A carton of milk, whether extra or for a packed lunch is an extra $.50. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s account, please contact Brenda Combs at the Wayne Trace Payne Elementary School. (419-263-2512, option #4)

In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis, Father Poggemeyer will bless our pets October 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Pets may be brought to school at this time. Children may go home following the ceremony.

If you have a picture of your pet, please bring it in to put on our bulletin board.