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Dr. Densberger's Weekly Message-October 4, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, October 04, 2019

Holy Cross Academy - St. John Paul II

Bulletin for the Week of October 6, 2019

Vision screening for 2nd and 4th graders will take place on Monday, October 21. The vision screening will be done by Dr. Radakovic of Webster Eye Care. It involves 4 tests. In Dr. Radakovic's clinical experience, those four tests identify the most vision related learning disabilities: (1) visual acuity - a child's clarity of vision; (2) eye teaming skills - a child's ability to efficiently converge their eyes for reading and maintain that convergence; (3) depth perception - a child's ability to see life in 3 dimensions; (4) ocular motor skills - a child's ability to efficiently follow print across a page.

Thursday Mass this week will be prepared by the kindergartners with help from their 5th grade buddies. Please know that you are welcome to join us for Mass on Thursday mornings at 8:00.

Reminder to Kindergarten Moms: Preschool and Kindergarten "Morning with Mom" is scheduled for Tuesday, October 8, 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Details for Kindergarten Moms are included in Mrs. Mill's Weekly Newsletter.

Coffees with the Principal are scheduled during the month of October at 7:30 a.m. in the Teachers’ Lounge: Kindergarten and 1st on October 15, 2nd and 3rd on October 23, and 4th and 5th on October 29. Please note: We moved the date of the 2nd and 3rd grade coffee to the next day to avoid a conflict with a special Mass on the feast day of St. John Paul II.

2nd Grade Parents: Please mark your calendar for the First Reconciliation Parent meeting on Thursday evening, October 17. This meeting for second grade parents at all three elementary campuses will take place in the cafeteria at JP2, beginning at 6:30 pm.

November lunches are available for pre-ordering until midnight on Friday, October 18. November 2019.docx

This is a heads-up to parents who might see or be on the school property on Tuesday afternoon, October 8. We will have a fire drill which will be supervised by the Affton Fire Protection District. This means there will be fire trucks on the property, but we are having a drill, it is not a real emergency.

Congratulations to the following students who got "Shout Outs" this week: Annabelle Belosi (K), Joe Daniels (K), Emily Liam (K), Mason McClendon (K), Yana Mistry (K), Blake Twillman (K), Connor Espisito (1), Bridget Hagerty (1), Lillian Laury (1), Will Polys (1), Jenna Stage (1), Jordan Tinker (2), Juliana Gorman (3), Maggie Hagerty (3), Addie Heidenreich (3), Cameron Jones (3), Ray Knickman (3), Ali Meyers (3), Emma Schuck (5) and Alaina Twillman (5). See photo below.



October 8: JP2 Kindergarten and Preschool Morning with Mom

October 15: Coffee with the Principal (Kindergarten and First Grade)

October 17: First Reconciliation Meeting for 2nd grade parents

October 21: Vision screenings

October 22: Feast of St. John Paul II (Mass at 8:00 am)

October 23: Coffee with the Principal (2nd and 3rd Grades)

October 24: End of the first quarter

October 25: No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 29: Coffee with the Principal (4th and 5th Grades)

October 31: Halloween Parties

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.