Weekly Notes December 12, 2016

Carline Reminder - The bell rings at 7:30 a.m.  Expect to wait a few minutes in line if you arrive after 7:20.  Please give yourself enough time in the morning to have your children unloaded by the 7:30 bell when morning prayer begins. Thanks for your cooperation!

Prospective New Family Contact Information – Please send contact information for prospective new families for the 2017-18 school year.  Preparations are being made for recruitment events. There are only limited seats available in certain grades, so early registration is important!

Schedule Change- St. Elizabeth will not have school on January 6 because of roof repairs.  Students will return Monday, January 9.

The Winner-A-week Raffle winner for November 30 was 116. 

Drama Practice- Monday-Group B and Thursday- Both Groups-2:00-4:00.  Tuesday and Wednesday practices have been cancelled. 

Help SES give Cindy Marquette a December to Remember- Information was sent home Friday about each student writing a poem for Ms. Cindy Marquette, a former employee of SES who has been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer.  These poems will be compiled into a book and given to Ms. Cindy.  Please return poems by Wednesday, December 14.  All students who turn in a poem will receive a Free Dress Down Pass to be used on a day of the child's choice. 

SES Christmas Service Project- Wednesday, December 14- SES will participate in the Annual Ben Meyer Toy Drive.  Students are asked to bring a new unwrapped toy which will be donated to the Annual Ben Meyer Toy Drive.  Students who bring a toy will be allowed to dress in comfortable clothes (sweatpants, jeans, shirt and shoes of choice are acceptable) on Wednesday, December 14.

Dress Down to Make a DifferenceMoved to January 25.  All proceeds will go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Students are allowed to wear “Dress Down Day” attire for a minimum donation of $2.00.  Please follow the rules stated in the handbook 4.4.7.  Dress Down Day Guidelines:

  1. Students who are allowed to participate in Dress Down Days should dress appropriately for school. This includes:
  2. No open shoes, platform shoes, sandals, slip on or boots. Shoes must be closed.
  3. Regulation socks must be worn.
  4. Usual rules for jewelry and makeup apply.
  5. Shirts must not advertise alcohol, tobacco, offensive language, rock groups, or music.
  6. No sleeveless shirts, tight-fitting pants, wind pants or sweatpants. Jeans must not be tight fitting or too baggy or have holes in them. Wide bottom and low-waist pants are inappropriate. Pants must be worn at the waist.
  7. No other inappropriate clothing is allowed. Clothing must completely cover the student’s torso. No skin should be seen between shirt and pants.
  8. Only uniform shorts are allowed. No other shorts may be worn. All pants must come to the ankle.
  9. Belts must be worn if pants have belt loops.

Christmas Memorials Mass– Friday, December 16. A gift to the St. Elizabeth School Memorial Fund lives on in the service of others.  To send a memorial gift, simply fill out the form sent home with students and return it to school with your child or mail your gift to St. Elizabeth School, P.O. Drawer M, Paincourtville, LA 70391. Please make checks payable to St. Elizabeth School Memorial Fund. We will have an Advent Prayer Service in honor of your loved ones on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:40 a.m.Mass in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Please join us.

Virtues in Practice for December - Due Friday, December 16.

Snack Sale - Friday, December 16.  All items $1.

2nd Nine Weeks Exams– Monday, December 19- Social Studies & English, Tuesday, December 20- Math & Religion, Wednesday, December 21- Science & Reading.

Last day to test for AR– Wednesday, December 21.  This is the last day to test for AR for the nine weeks and also to qualify for the first semester field trip.  

Christmas Nativity, Christmas Play and Class Parties- Thursday, December 22.  Please see the schedule below:                                                                                                                            7:40-8:40-Mass                                                                                                                            8:40-9:30-Christmas Nativity                                                                                                      9:30-11:00-Classes will attend Brunch in the Cafeteria.                                                            11:45-12:45-Christmas Program in Community Center                                                              1:00-2:00-Class Parties (Pizza will be served during class parties)                                      No aftercare on December 22

Christmas Holidays- Friday, December 23-Friday, January 6.  Students return Monday, January 9.

Lip Sync - Get your creative juices flowing!  Lip Sync 2017 is scheduled for January 20.

Aftercare payments – Please be attentive to aftercare fees and submit payments in a timely fashion.

Breakfast in the cafeteria is from 7:10- 7:25 daily.  Please make sure your child arrives early enough if you want them to eat breakfast.