January 13, 2017
A Note from Susan
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I don't know about you, but I am beginning to run out of projects around the house.
- China cabinet dusted
- Linen closet emptied and reorganized
- Sewing room closet purged and fabrics organized by seasons
- Silver tea set polished
- Freezer defrosted
- Major appliances in laundry room moved and floor washed
Is it too early to get out the Valentine's Day decorations?
In 25 years of being a principal I have never had so many snow days in one year. We are awaiting direction from our Archdiocese about the situation, but we have calendared two make up days so far. We will have school on January 17th and Feb. 21st, both accreditation work days that we are giving up. Holidays have, in the past, always been non-negotiable, but we will see if that changes this year.
So......enjoy what God and Mother Nature have given us. And keep your faucets dripping so your pipes don't freeze. Could be another potential project.
The news you need really, really fast!
- Sign up for February Hot Lunch: Click Here
- Open House - Spread the Word: Click Here
- Scarf Drive Kudos: Click Here
- Madeleine in the Snow: Click Here
- All Grades Bring St. Stephen's Lunches-1/17: Click Here
Registration is open until January 24th
Sign-ups are now open to order hot lunches served during February. Weather-related credits for the January snow days have been applied to your account.
Making a difference, one lunch at a time!
Many thanks to the 4th graders who brought in 170 lunches during our one day of school this past week. In this extreme weather, every bit of food is appreciated as people burn many extra calories trying to stay warm.
Since this Tuesday, January 17 is a snow make-up day, ALL GRADES are invited to bring in lunches for St. Stephens. If everyone brings in five lunches, we could provide those living in the elements with over 1,000 lunches!
It’s time to reach out to all the families who look forward to sending their kids to Madeleine next year. Word of mouth is our best marketing tool, so be sure to tell everyone you know about our Open House Events.
Parent Information Night – Monday, February 6th @ 7pm
Come hear all about the school from Principal Susan Steele, Father Mike Biewend and current parents. Visit the classrooms and enjoy conversations with current parents.
School Tours – Tuesday, February 7th from 10am - 1pm
Bring your child for a tour of the school and see the teachers and current students in action.
At this time of year when so many families are deciding which schools to apply to, your active support of the school on social media with a 'Like' or by sharing our posts helps spread the word about our incredible school.
Add The Madeleine School to your Facebook feed today!
Thanks for Contributing to the Scarf Drive
With this crazy weather, the scarves were especially appreciated!
We collected over 200 scarves this year and helped people stay warm just when they most needed it!
In case you haven't walked by school over the last few days, here's what the winter wonderland looked like as of Friday. See you on Tuesday!
MLK Day Rally and March on January 16 @ 11am
In the fall, we began planning a youth led Martin Luther King Rally and March. This march is entirely youth driven and designed. The Rally will begin at 11am in Glenhaven park on 82nd Ave. The March will begin at noon. Our theme is WE HAVE A DREAM. Join us for this inclusive, family friendly event!
Questions? Contact Gabe Triplett at email@example.com.
CYO Basketball Night at St. Mary’s
On Thursday, January 19, St. Mary’s is hosting its CYO Basketball Night. Students will receive free admission to the varsity game, popcorn, and drinks. Students can also participate in face painting, half-time games, and an SMA Polaroid booth. We hope to see your school’s basketball team represented!
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