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Science Fair - Help Wanted

St. Philip Neri Science Fair is Friday, December 5, 2014.

Are you interested in helping judge? You don’t have to be a scientist or even experienced-- just interested in helping students learn. It is a pretty simple process of talking to 4th through 8th graders about their projects and using a pre-determined guide to score that project.

Judging is from 8:30 to 12:00. It usually only takes about 2 hours to judge. It is a great way to get involved with young people and encourage them to think scientifically.

If you are interested or just have some questions, please contact: Monica Schmidlkofer – 405-737-4496 or mschmidlkofer@spnok.org Thank You.

Principal's News 11-5-14

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Mrs. Tener’s Newsletter

Question of the Week

So, what about those volunteer hours?
Each family is asked to donate a minimum of 10 hours each school year. While many of you have already performed more than your family’s 10 hours, many parents have not yet participated.

There are always lots of opportunities. All volunteers have to have completed Safe Environment Training. Could you substitute for a teacher one day? Did you help at the Halloween Carnival? Can you help with the Peppermint Village? Can you help in the cafeteria? Can you answer the phone in the office?

AR Goals

I have been getting reports that a number of children are surpassing their Accelerated Reader goals while just as many struggle to meet their goals. After lengthy discussion, the reward for meeting AR goals is changing slightly.

The faculty feels that the younger children can easily fall behind and feel defeated pursuing a goal for the entire year. Second, third, and fourth grades will be rewarded with smaller quarterly rewards. The first quarter AR reward will be an extra recess with special treats on Friday, November 7th. Grades 5-8 will still take the bus to a destination (as yet undetermined at a date as yet undetermined).

Principal's News 10-14-14

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Mrs. Tener’s Newsletter

Have a great fall break!! Be safe if you are traveling.

Question of the Week:

Where does my technology fee go?
There are many costs you may not realize. We pay for the Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math online service. We pay for the online grading system, My Student’s Progress. We pay technicians to service our very old machines. We need to replace about 20 machines in the building but have only the funds to replace five. A donation of $550 from your family will buy a new computer for the school plus give you a tax deduction at the end of the year.

October is the month of the Rosary.

We say a rosary every morning in the activity center at 7:30. All are invited to attend.

Meet Mrs. Gripka

Mrs. Gripka is our fifth grade teacher. She also doubles as the 6th grade religion and language arts teacher. She is a tremendous example to our community as she calls us all to be just and fair. She is our Word of the Week leader. She is always looking for more facts and information that will interest the children.

Principal's News 10-8-14

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Mrs. Tener’s Newsletter

Pet Blessing

Thank you to Father Fuller for coming last Friday and blessing the pets of the children. The weather was a little chilly and windy, but the children really enjoyed seeing all of the pets.

Meet Mrs. Solis

Mrs. Solis is our first grade teacher. As if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is the volunteer coordinator for Hotdogs for the Homeless, a downtown ministry to the homeless. She also sponsors the Service Club every other Friday afternoon. She is married, has three adult daughters, and one 11-month old grandson.

October is the month of the Rosary.

We say a rosary every morning in the activity center at 7:30. All are invited to attend.

T-Shirts Sales

A second order of t-shirts has been placed. The cost for these shirts is $20. They should be in this week.

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Safe Environment Training

All employees and volunteers of the parish/school who are involved with children, youths, and vulnerable adults must have safe environment training. If you need safe environment training, please contact:

Lorna Bohn
405-737-4476 ext. 103
safeenvironment@stphilipnerimwc.org

Ensuring a safe enviroment for children and young people is a continuous effort. The Archdiocese pledges to continue its efforts and work toward itentifying areas where we can be more effective.