Principal's Report October 14, 2014

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

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 Newsletter, October 7, 2014

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

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.

Principal's Newsletter, September 24, 2014

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

Mrs. Tener’s Newsletter

We Had a Great Birthday!

Our official 60th birthday was last Saturday, September 20th. Students wore their new shirts on Friday. We celebrated at morning assembly with cheers led by the Student Council officers. We had cake at lunch.

The children decorated their halls with a birthday theme. Without a doubt, the best hall was middle school. They did their research and showed a lot of facts from 1954. They learned that the pastor then was Father Murray, the principal was Sister Gertrude, and the bishop was Bishop McGuinness. We closed the day with a special prayer service at 2:45 p.m.

Safe Environment Training

Safe environment training is scheduled on Monday, September 29th, at 6:00 p.m. in the MacAulay Room.

No School Tomorrow or Friday.

The book fair will be open all day tomorrow!

Meet Mrs. Outhier

Mrs. Outhier is in her 9th year teaching at SPN. She has taught first grade. She teachers 3rd grade here at SPN. She is the mother of four grown children. She has three grandchiildren with a fourth one on the way. She lives in Edmond.

Principal's Newsletter, September 17, 2014

St. Philip Neri Catholic School

Mrs. Tener’s Newsletter

Happy 60th Birthday, SPN

Our official 60th birthday is this Saturday, September 20th. Students may wear their new spirit shirts on Friday, September 19th. Any child that would also like to wear jeans that day may pay $2 for the privilege. The money collected will go to the Building Upon This Rock Campaign. We will also be celebrating with cake for every child at lunch. I am still looking for a couple of volunteers to help cut and serve the cake. The children will be decorating their halls with a birthday theme. We will close the day with a special prayer service at 2:45 p.m.

Safe Environment Training

Safe environment training is scheduled on Monday, September 29th, at 
6:00 p.m. in the MacAulay Room. If you
have not completed the process, please make plans to be trained at this next meeting.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, September 25th. Your appointment time should be in the brown envelope today. If you did not return a time preference sheet, a conference has been scheduled with the available times that were left. If you did return the form, every effort was made to accommodate your request.

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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.