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Mrs. Koberlein's Weekly Message-October 24, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Dear HCA-OLP Families,

Wow, now we have one quarter down and three quarters to go! Please remember that there is no school tomorrow as the teachers begin working on report cards. You can watch for report cards to come out next Friday, November 1. Also, if you haven’t yet registered for a conference with your child’s teacher, please do so now to get a time that works for you.

Have a great weekend, and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

In God’s Peace,

Mrs. Katie Koberlein

Principal, Our Lady of Providence Campus


26 Things Parents Need to Know About Social Media

St. Simon School will be hosting a speaker on the topic of social media on Nov. 7, and HCA parents are welcome to attend. RSVP is required. Please see this flyer for more information.

Asbestos Update

Last week we did our fall inspection of the building for any asbestos-containing building materials. We do have some asbestos-containing building materials in the school, but the asbestos is contained, and there is no danger to people who us the building. Please see this letter for more information.

Coffee with the Principal

Parents of fourth and fifth graders are invited to join me in the faculty lounge for a quick visit on the morning of Tuesday, October 22, from 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. I hope to see you then!

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The 2019 Fall Scholastic Book Fair takes place in early November. This book fair provides a great selection of reasonably priced children's books. The fair also raises money for the school that can be used towards books, reading materials, teacher workshops and teaching tools. When we meet our sales goal - and we most often do - we can earn up to 65% of our sales as 'scholastic dollars' for the school!

In order for the book fair to be a success, we need your help to work as a cashier to check out purchases. Please click on the link below and consider if you could offer an hour or two of your time. If you have never worked the fair before and have questions, please email Collette Koscielski @ collette.hermannn@gmail.com. Your help is greatly appreciated!


Food Drive

HCA is having a food drive for the rest of this month. The food collected at OLP campus will go to the Affton Christian Food Pantry. The class who collects the most food items per person will win the coveted golden can!

Parent Teacher Conferences

HCA Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, November 7. Appointments will be scheduled for the preschool and elementary campuses between 8:00am and 7:00pm and at the middle school campus between 8:00am and 12:00pm. Middle-school teachers are also available for walk-in conferences the evening of Wednesday, November 6 from 4:00-7:00pm in the Annunciation gymnasium.

We are using PTCFast.com to make Parent Teacher Conference sign ups as convenient as possible this year. Please enter the following web address into your browser window: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Holy_Cross_Academy_1 As a reminder, there is no school on Thursday, Nov. 7 and Friday, Nov. 8

End of Fourth Quarter

The first quarter will end on Thursday, October 24. On Friday, October 18, the online gradebook closed for parent viewing to allow teachers to begin preparing report cards in our online system. Report cards will be available online on Friday, November 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Friday, October 25: No School; Teacher Work Day

Saturday, October 26: HCPA Trunk or Treat for all campuses, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at JP2

Tuesday, October 29: 4th & 5th Coffee with the Principal, 7:30-8:00 in the teacher’s lounge

Wednesday, October 30: 1st grade leads mass

Thursday, October 31: Preschool Halloween Parade and Party, 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, October 31: 1st & 2nd grade field trip to Crestview

Thursday, October 31: K-5 Halloween Class Parties, 2:00 p.m.

Friday, November 1: Feast of All Saints, 3rd grade leads mass

Friday, November 1: Report cards go live, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, November 1: Winter uniform begins

Tuesday, November 5: Picture retake day

Wednesday, November 6: kindergarten leads mass

Wednesday, November 6: 4th grade field trip to Cahokia Mounds

Thursday, November 7: NO SCHOOL, Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8: NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 13: 4th grade leads mass

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.