Dear SJCS Families,
With a little summer planning, a lot of God’s grace, and some extra cleaning throughout the school each day, we made it to the last week of the trimester with in-person instruction! I can’t thank you all enough for continuing to monitor your children and your families and not sending them to school when they have symptoms. We’ve made it through an entire trimester (we hope!). This week will be filled with tests for the upper grades and finishing up projects in the lower grades so make sure your child is getting plenty of rest and a good breakfast each morning.
Due to the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the State of Maine, the Midcoast Tree Festival Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the event for this year. We do have another event that we’ll be announcing later this week – so stay tuned! You can follow us on Facebook for updates by clicking this link: Midcoast Tree Festival.
The Diocese of Portland has sent out their travel guidelines for families who are choosing to travel for Thanksgiving, you can also find them attached to this email. Note that the only states that are permissible to return from without a negative COVID test in the State of Maine are New Hampshire and Vermont. Massachusetts was eliminated from the travel list last Friday and this is NOT reflected in the attached document. We ask that you be safe with your families and if you are concerned with your child attending the week after Thanksgiving for any reason, please let us know.
Should any updates arise regarding the need for remote learning state-wide, we will keep you updated. Unfortunately, our Chromebooks are still on back order and the most recent check with our vendor resulted in a date that could be as late as January. We apologize for this delay – the Chromebook purchase agreements for schools world-wide exploded during the pandemic and factories just haven’t been able to keep up with the demand across the globe.
The read-a-thon will start November 30, please return your child’s permission slip by tomorrow if you intend for your child to participate. We do not have school next week, but you can expect a short newsletter to keep you updated with any new information in regard to the school and the pandemic. Have a blessed week.
Peace in Christ,
Monday, November 16
Read-a-Thon papers due
Tuesday, November 17
Mass Uniform for ALL
SJCS School Mass – 8am (No guests, only students and faculty)
Lectors – Mrs. Zinni’s Class
Cantors – Grades 6/7
Livestream Available on Facebook: @SJCSBME
Grades 5-8 attend via livestream
Grades 1-4 attend in person
Wednesday, November 18
Pie order pick up day!
Please plan to pick up all pies either in car line or at Learning Center on this day. We cannot hold pies overnight!
Thursday, November 19
Friday, November 20
Dress down day! $2/child or $5/family – proceeds go to fund new gym equipment
Hoodies are allowed! (No ripped jeans, no leggings without a dress over them)
Pizza Friday – sign up in ParentWeb
End of Trimester 1 – Report cards will go out next week
Nov. 21-22 –
Midcoast Tree Festival (SJCC) – CANCELLED
Nov. 23-27: NO SCHOOL – THANKSGIVING BREAK
Nov. 24 – First Trimester Report Cards (emailed home)
– Midcoast Tree Festival – CANCELLED
Nov. 30 – Read-a-Thon starts!
Dec. 22 – Early Release, 11:30am, NO LEARNING CENTER AVAILABLE
Dec. 23 – Jan 3: NO SCHOOL – CHRISTMAS BREAK