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Mrs. Koberlein's Weekly Message-February 28, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, February 28, 2020

Dear HCA-OLP Families,

Re-enrollment is in full swing, and we have had a lot of families complete their online registrations over this past week. Thank you for your showing of support! It is exciting to know that so many people will be staying with Holy Cross through the restructuring. If you haven’t re-enrolled yet, there is still time before the registration fee goes up to $200 per family on Monday. Please be in touch with us if you encounter any difficulties with the online system.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 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

Change for Change Collection

During Lent, STUCO is sponsoring a Change for Change campaign. Students are encouraged to collect change throughout the Lenten season. Money collected will be donated to the children of Melissa's Hope Orphanage in Haiti and to help support the missionary work of the Sisters of Notre Dame. Brown paper bags to collect the donated change are coming home with your child today. Please return them to school by April 6. For more information on Melissa's Hope, please go to melissashope.org There are pictures and videos of the children and families in Haiti supported by the orphanage.

Aftercare on Fish Fry Days

If your children go to aftercare on Fridays during Lent, you should come to the front glass doors by the school office to pick them up. Students will be in the art room instead of the cafeteria because of the fish fry. (After you pick up your students, I highly recommend heading downstairs to the fish fry. Take-out orders are also available.)

Cold and Flu Season Still in Full Swing

We have still had a number of students absent each day this week as the flu is going around our campus. Please remind your children of the importance of good hand washing, and remember to keep your children home if they are having symptoms of illness, especially fevers or vomiting. Students need to be fever free without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Thank you for helping keep our students healthy!

Fish Fries

The OLP Men’s Club will be having a fish fry every Friday during Lent except for Good Friday. Today is the first one! I hope you and your family will be able to come enjoy a delicious meal and support the Men’s Club. This is the Men’s Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and they like to use the money they earn to support different needs in the OLP community, including supporting the school. I bet everyone in your family can find something on the menu that they will like.

Registration for 2020-21 School Year

A friendly reminder that the registration fee per family increases from $100 to $200 on March 2. Please follow the directions below if you have not yet re-enrolled for next year.

Registration for the upcoming school year is online only. To begin the re-enrollment process please visit our website at https://www.holycross-stl.org/returning-student-registration.html and follow the FACTS Family Portal Instructions. All re-enrolling students must have a re-enrollment packet completed online and submitted to be considered enrolled for the 2020-21 school year. Once you click submit in the system, it will prompt you to pay the $100/Family registration fee and then prompt you to set up your online tuition settings. Once you have completed all of these steps you will receive a confirmation email from FACTS (RenWeb). If you have questions pertaining to FACTS or general enrollment, please contact:

Preschool FACTS Questions: Angie Langhauser - Director of Early Childhood Ed.

K-8th Grade FACTS Questions: Karen Folk - Principal of the SMA Campus

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/.

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

Friday, February 28: Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 4: 5th grade leads mass

Wednesday, March 4: 3rd grade field trip to the Sheldon

Thursday, March 5: HCA Spirit Day

Friday, March 6: Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10: 5th grade field trip to the Sheldon

Wednesday, March 11: 4th grade leads mass

Wednesday, March 11: some OLP 5th graders shadow at ANN

Thursday, March 12: some OLP 5th graders shadow at ANN

Thursday, March 12: 4th grade field trip to Crestview Senior Living

Thursday, March 12: kindergarten field trip to the Sheldon

Friday, March 13: Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday to Friday, March 16-20: Spring Break

Friday, March 20: Fish Fry, 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.