Mrs. Koberlein's Weekly Message-January 10, 2019

Submitted to All Campuses on Friday, January 10, 2020

Dear HCA-OLP Families,

Happy New Year! It was great to get back to school after a long, refreshing Christmas break. It’s sometimes hard getting back into routines after a break, but I saw some wonderful things happening in the classrooms as I walked around the building this week. There were third graders making new years resolutions, fourth and fifth graders excited about honing their division skills, second graders concentrating hard on their multi-digit addition, kindergartners drawing pictures of their favorite snow activities, and first graders writing how-to essays. It is amazing how well the students have been getting back into the swing of things at school!

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

Kindergarten Exploration Night

Parents of future kindergartners are invited to come for an evening to learn more about our kindergarten program. The meeting will be Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Michael the Archangel Campus.

HCA Preview Night

We will have an HCA Preview Night on Thursday, January 23rd at 6:00 at the ANN campus for current families to learn more about the upcoming school year. On this evening, we will be providing four sessions to share information about the 2020-2021 school year with parents. The Preview Night will include sessions on our early childhood program, K-2, 3-5, and School Life/Logistics. This event will run very similar to our back to school nights where everyone gathers in the church first and then can attend the appropriate sessions based on their children's grades for the coming school year. Each session will run four times to give parents the opportunity to attend every session. This event is for parents only.

February Lunch Orders

February lunch orders can now be placed online. The last day to order is January 24. Order now so you don’t forget!

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.

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.

End of Second Quarter

The second quarter will end on Friday, January 17. Today, the online gradebook will be closed for parent viewing to allow teachers to begin preparing report cards in our online system. Report cards will be available online on 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 to register. To help you through this process, here is a document with helpful Instructions for Registering as an HCA Volunteer.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 15: Kindergarten leads mass

Thursday, January 16: Kindergarten Exploration Night, 6:30 p.m. at SMA Campus

Friday, January 17: End of Second Quarter

Friday, January 17: Early Dismissal (teacher professional development in the afternoon)

Saturday, January 18: Diva Dash at SHF Parish Hall

Monday, January 20: No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 22: 1st grade leads mass

Thursday, January 23: HCA Preview Night, 6:00 p.m. at ANN (for parents only)

Friday, January 24: Kindergarten field trip to Litzsinger Road Ecology Center

Friday, January 24: Report Cards go live at 3:30 p.m.

Friday, January 24: HCPA Middle School Trivia Night

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.

Click here to view the HCA calendar online.