School starts at 8:50 now!
Due to the necessity of providing staff with an additional professional day this year, we need to add five minutes a day to our schedule in order to arrive at the required minimum of 900 minutes/year. Therefore, as of Monday the school bell will ring at 8:50 a.m.
We have noticed that many of our students arrive late for school on a regular basis. This makes it a challenge to start the day on a positive note. Children may miss out on joining with classmates in prayer. It sends an unintended message that school is not important.
Please devise a home schedule that ensures your children begin their day with some time to reconnect with their peers before class starts. Bringing them at 8:30 when supervision is provided is strongly recommended. This aligns with our agreed upon shared core values:
F - Faith: Living actions that show confidence and trust in the love of God
L - Learn: Developing creative and critical thinkers whose actions contribute
to a better world
A - Achieve: Committing and focusing on reaching our goals
M - Mercy: Demonstrating the love and forgiveness of Jesus
with one another every day
E - Engage: Choosing to be actively involved in the life of our school
S - Serve: Seeking and accepting the call to act for the greater good