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MOTHER OF PROVIDENCE REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 607 SOUTH PROVIDENCE ROAD WALLINGFORD, PA 19086 PARENT UPDATE BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 On Saturday, September 22, we will have a Pizza Bingo night to bring families together and What a wonderful beginning for our new school get to know each other. This is planned as a and a new school year! It was so nice to see so “friend raiser”. We are looking for people many families at our opening prayer service and interested in helping with this event. Please ribbon cutting. contact the school office at 610-876-7110 ext The feast of the Birth of Mary was over the 120 if you can help. weekend and the feast of St. John Chrysostom is There is a flyer in today’s communication today. How fitting that we celebrate the feast for envelope to place your orders for pizza bingo both of our parishes at the beginning of the night. school year! “Dear God, bless us that we may be a blessing to MORNING DROP OFF AND AFTERNOON others. Make us quick to forgive, eager to share, PICK UP and willing to help. We ask this through Christ The buses will drop children off in front of the Our Lord.” main school building. Children will proceed into We pray this week for all the families of Mother the gym. Buses may arrive after 8:00 am. After of Providence Regional Catholic School. In a school, buses will be lined up in front of the special way, we pray for Mr. Joe McMahon and main school building. Teachers will escort Deacon Ray Vadino. Every day, as we pray as a children to the buses. school community, we will pray for your special Car riders are asked to enter the school property intentions. If you have someone to add to the by the Parish House and proceed to the end of prayer list, please email Mrs. Waters at the parking lot. Please come up the side of the firstname.lastname@example.org . gym where safeties will help your children out We will include them in our daily prayers and on of the car and into the gym. There is no need to the prayer list in the Parent Update. exit your vehicle. Please exit the property by the middle driveway. COMMUNICATIONS At the end of the day, car riders will dismiss Each week, I will place one of these Parent from the gym. Please enter the property by the Updates on the website. It will have important Parish House and proceed to the end of the information about MPRCS. It is my hope to parking lot. Please come up the side of the gym. place as much information as possible on the Please place an 8x10 paper in your windshield website and not run off copies each week. By with the family name(s) to help us identify you. doing so, I will be a better steward of this The teachers on duty will load about 10 cars at a wonderful Earth given to us by God. time with the help of the safeties. You will not If you have information that you wish to share need to exit your vehicle. with the school community, it must be sent to There is a diagram on the website, under the me first. I will then decide whether to have “Beginning of School Year Forms” tab. Please copies made, place it on the website, or place a refer to it for drop off and pick up instructions. reminder in the Parent Update. All communications must go through the principal’s office. MOTHER OF PROVIDENCE REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 607 SOUTH PROVIDENCE ROAD WALLINGFORD, PA 19086 ST. JOHN PARISH PICNIC OUR LABS SJC Parish is having a picnic on Sunday, Sept. The Lab Learner lab is almost ready to go! 16 from 12:30-3:00. There will be free hot dogs, There have been many updates to this room to hamburgers, games, a moon bounce and lots of prepare it for science lab work. We are in need fun! All are welcome. of parent volunteers to help set up and clean up labs. Please call the school office if you are MARKET DAY interested in helping in this way. (610-86-7110 Please take note of the Market Day information ext 120) and order forms in today’s envelope. Orders are Mr. Tyrrell has worked all summer on preparing due September 20 and pick up day is September the Technology Lab and the technology 26. Volunteers are needed to help distribute the throughout school for the school year. The lab Market Day goods. Please contact Joan O’Brien has 24 working computers, two SMART Boards, is you are able to help. Her contact information and multiple netbooks and tablets, all ready for is in the letter. use! There are ceiling mounted projectors and SMART Boards in every classroom. EMERGENCY FORM If you have a favorite educational app for the If you have not already done so, and for your iPad, please share it with us by sending an email children’s safety, please complete and return to Mr. Tyrrell at email@example.com your emergency forms as soon as possible. Please fill in the form completely, including TECHNOLOGY NEWS school district, parish, etc The students in grades 6-8 will each receive a netbook for school use! There were some CARES netbooks at MPRCS and we had a generous Children Are Receiving Extended Services will donation to purchase the remaining netbooks for run from 7:00-8:00 am and from 3:00-6:00 pm. the students. Mr. Tyrrell is preparing the Anyone attending CARES must register for this netbooks for the students and they will receive program. All CARES will take place in the them next week. Our students will be prepared primary unit. Payments for CARES are made to live and work in the 21st century! weekly. There is a registration form in today’s communication envelope and on the website. PRAYER REQUESTS The prayers of children are powerful! If you DRESS DOWN DAY would like to request prayers for anyone please Friday, September 14, is a dress down day. Let’s notify me and we will pray for them as a school cheer on the Phillies and wish the Eagles well community and I will place your requests in the for their first home game. All children may dress Parent Update. in appropriate dress down clothes. ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT CAR MAGNETS Please see the website for information about Every family should receive a car magnet in the Adult faith formation at St. John Chrysostom communication envelope today. Additional Parish. There is information on “Caring for magnets are available for $3.00 each. P lease God’s Creation” and “What is Catholic Social contact the school office if you wish to purchase Teaching?” a magnet. MOTHER OF PROVIDENCE REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 607 SOUTH PROVIDENCE ROAD WALLINGFORD, PA 19086 COMMUNICATION ENVELOPE SAFE ENVIRONMENT On Thursdays, the youngest child from each All those who minister and serve the children in family will take home the news from school in a this school must fulfill all of the Safe special envelope. All forms should be read, Environment requirements. If you volunteer at completed, signed, and returned in the envelope Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School, to school by Monday. The envelopes should be you must have the following: PA State Police signed on the outside of the envelope. This Criminal Background Check; PA Dept. of Public informs us that you have received the materials. Welfare Child Abuse History; Certificate of Thank you. attendance for the Protecting God’s Children In the near future, we will place as many items Awareness Session; Signature page for the as possible on the website. The weekly receipt, review, and observance of the Standards communication envelope may have a form of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries, and the reminding you of what has been placed on the Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification website and where to find it. We are doing this Form. If you live outside PA, you also need an to be better stewards of God’s Earth, to better FBI Fingerprint check. These items are needed use the wonderful technology available to us, for all volunteers and to attend field trips. and to prepare our children and families to be Volunteers who fail to obtain background 21st Century learners. checks and attend training will not be permitted to remain involved in service to our children. SCHOOL MASS AND ADORATION Protecting God’s Children classes are being held We will have Adoration of the Blessed at the following locations: Sacrament and Benediction on Fridays at 2:30, Archdiocese of Phila., Sept. 12 at 6:30 beginning September 14. This is a nice way to Sacred Heart, Havertown, Sept. 17 at 6:30 end the school week and, more importantly, a St. Mathias, Bala Cynwyd, Sept. 25 at 6:30 wonderful way to spend time with Our Lord and Sacred Heart, Havertown, Sept 26 at 6:30 to encourage a love of and devotion to the Please check the website virtus.org for Blessed Sacrament. additional locations and times. On Wednesdays at 8:30, at least one class will attend Mass at St. John Church. STUDENT NOTE Everyone is welcome to join us at Mass, A copy of the Student Note, used to report a Adoration, prayer services and all our school student’s absence, lateness, early dismissal, etc. wide prayer events. will be available on the website. If you need a hard copy, please notify Mrs. Robinson in the BAND PARENTS MEETING office. Please download this form from our There is a meeting for the parents of band website as needed. members Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM Any child who is absent or late is required to in the Primary Unit. This is for any parent whose present a written note from the parent or student is interested in instrumental lessons. guardian with a reason for the absence or lateness. This note is to be brought to school ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY within three days of the absence. In the case of The revised Acceptable Use Policy is available lateness, parents or guardians are to bring the on the website. Please read the policy and have child in to school and come to the office to sign the form signed accepting this as our school the child in for school. The note may be policy for technology use. presented at this time. MOTHER OF PROVIDENCE REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 607 SOUTH PROVIDENCE ROAD WALLINGFORD, PA 19086 BIRTHDAY POLICY With our health and wellness policy and the many allergies to food that children have, we are instituting a policy of no birthday treats at MPRCS. Birthdays will be celebrated each morning as a school community and the teachers will recognize birthdays in the classroom. Please do not send treats to school for your child’s birthday. Thank you for your cooperation with this. This newsletter was prepared by Mrs. Therese Waters, Principal. Please contact her at 610-876-7110 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns.
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