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Mrs. Koberlein's Weekly Message-January 24, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, January 24, 2020

Dear HCA-OLP Families,

It’s an exciting time to be in Catholic education! Next week, we will celebrate our school in a special way with Catholic Schools Week. To kick that off, we will have an Open House on Sunday from 10:00 to 1:00 at every campus. This is an especially exciting time for HCA with the changes we have coming up for next year. We hope you will be able to check out what we have to offer your children at all of our campuses.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if there is any way I may be of help!

In God’s Peace,

Mrs. Katie Koberlein

Principal, Our Lady of Providence Campus

kkoberlein@hca-stl.org

Catholic Schools Week

Next week, we are excited to celebrate our school with Catholic Schools Week. Please see this flyer for details about theme, activity, and dress-down for each day.

Father-Daughter Dance

All HCA girls are welcome to attend the Father/Daughter Dance with their dad or another male relative or family friend. This will be on Friday, February 7 in the Annunciation gym. Go to http://HCADance20.givesmart.com to register.

TTEF Scholarships

The Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation offers scholarships to families with students in area Catholic schools. There are some need-based scholarships and some that are not need-based, so all families are encouraged to apply. The application period will begin January 27 at 8:00am, and some scholarships are first come, first served, so please apply right away! Go to ttef-stl.org to apply. This online system will automatically sort your application to the scholarship you would qualify for based on your income level. Here are instructions for how families who do not currently have a scholarship can apply.

Families who are renewing a scholarship should reuse the same login information. The deadline for families renewing a scholarship is February 28. More information is available at http://www.ttef-stl.org/info-for-parents/.

HCA Preview Night

Thank you to all of the parents who braved the weather to attend our Parent Preview Night yesterday evening. I hope you found the evening to be helpful and informative. Please contact me or any of the campus principals if you have any questions.

February Lunch Orders

Today (January 24) is the last day to order lunches for February.

Open House

The HCA Open House will take place as originally planned on Sunday, January 26 from 10-1 pm as we kick off Catholic Schools Week. We have extended the hours of our open house in order to give families more time to tour each campus if they choose. This event will be hosted by our teachers and administrators and will have Preschool teachers host at the JPII campus, K-2 teachers host at the SMA campus, 3-5 teachers host at the OLP campus, and 6-8 teachers host at the ANN campus. We invite you to attend the open house with your children to allow them a chance to experience each building and the unique features of each HCA campus.

NCADA Lessons

During the month of February, we will have four visits from Beth Riegert, a prevention educator from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - St. Louis area (NCADA). This wonderful program is available to our school at no cost, thanks to the Children’s Services Fund. Over the next few weeks, she will do four lessons with each K-5 class at OLP. In the lower grades, they discuss friendship and feelings, and grades four and five cover topics such as respect, tolerance, empathy, and responsibility/accountability. Please contact me if you would like more information about this program.

Middle School Information Night

As a reminder, the Middle School Information Night will take place as originally planned on Monday, February 3 at the ANN campus from 6:30-7:30 pm. The Middle School Information is designed for parents of rising 6th graders to learn more about our middle school program.

Second Quarter Report Cards

Report cards will be available online today, Friday, January 24, at 3:30 p.m.

Prevent and Protect

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has developed a new system for safe environment compliance called Prevent and Protect STL. All volunteers in the Archdiocese are required to register in the new system before December 31, 2020. This includes new volunteers and those who are currently in service. For those who have already attended a Protecting God’s Children workshop, your previous training date will transfer to this new system. In addition to attending a live Protecting God’s Children workshop, all clergy, volunteers, and employees will register for an updated background screening, view two new online training modules on abuse reporting and the Code of Ethical Conduct, and agree to the updated Code of Ethical Conduct. Please go to www.preventandprotectstl.org to register. To help you through this process, here is a document with helpful Instructions for Registering as an HCA Volunteer.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 25: SMA Parish Trivia Night

Sunday, January 26: Open House at all campuses, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Week of January 27: Catholic Schools Week

Monday, January 27: Today and Tomorrow Education Foundation Scholarship application becomes available online, 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday, January 29: 3rd grade leads mass

Friday, January 31: 5th Grade DARE Graduation, 2:00 p.m. in the gym

Monday, February 3: Middle School Information Night, 6:30 p.m. at Annunciation Campus

Monday, February 3: Talent Show Auditions, 3:00 in the music room

Wednesday, February 5: 5th grade leads mass

Thursday, February 6: HCA Spirit Day

Friday, February 7: Father/Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m. at ANN

Tuesday, February 11: 3rd grade walking field trip to Crestview

Tuesday, February 11: First Communion Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at JP2

Wednesday, February 12: 2nd grade leads mass

Wednesday, February 12: HCPA meeting, 6:30 p.m. at SMA

Friday, February 14: Feast of Seven Holy Founders - K-8 students at SHF, noon dismissal

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.