ALL SOULS CATHOLIC SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
R EGISTRATION Returning Students If you have not turned in your registration please do so to save your seat. We will be having new student registration February 12th. All monies, including tuition and extended care, must be current to reregister. New Student Registration will be on Thursday, February 12th from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. PreK 4 students going into Kindergarten are considered new students, unless they are a sibling of a student already in the school.
B ISHOP M OORE H ONOR R OLL Congratulations to our Alumni that have continued their academic success onto high school. Semester I
High Honor Roll Caroline Gardner Joshua Jakubisin Amanda Tiblier
Principal’s List Martin Jerez
F EBRUARY L UNCH M ENU 2/9 Cheese ravioli, salad, french bread, cookies 2/10 Shake & Bake chicken, noodles, cupcakes 2/11 Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, green beans, & pudding 2/12 Sloppy Joes, salad, chips, fruit 2/13 Ham sandwich, salad, Doritos, fruit 2/17 Chicken patty sandwich, salad, pretzels, cookies 2/18 Lasagna, garlic bread, cupcakes 2/19 BBQ sandwich, salad, Fritos, fruit 2/20 Pancakes, sausage, applesauce 2/23 Hot dogs, salad, tater tots, cookies 2/24 Chicken and rice casserole, green beans, fruit 2/25 Fish sticks, salad, chips, fruit 2/26 Shepherd’s pie, corn, cookies 2/27 Pizza, salad, Doritos, ice cream
8 TH A NNUAL S EAN M ACHER M EMORIAL S OFTBALL T OURNAMENT FEBRUARY 21 & 22, 2009 MERRILL PARK, ALTAMONTE SPRINGS Please join us on Saturday and Sunday at Merrill Park on Jamestown Road in Altamonte Springs.
TOURNAMENT T-SHIRTS Commemorative t-shirts will be on sale in the school office and in the courtyard February 17 – 20. T-shirts are $15 for S, M, L & XL & $17 for XXL. Anyone who purchases a t-shirt for this year’s tournament may wear it with their P.E. shorts on Friday, February 20.
We are in need of drink donations for the tournament. Our wish list is: Individual water bottles AND 12-packs of name brand soda: Coke, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew, Sprite and Diet Pepsi. Drink donations go towards your family’s Bear Tracks. If you would like to donate any drinks, please drop them off in the school office.
DELICIOUS BBQ DINNER!
The “All Souls Fathers” are again preparing chicken dinners & pulled pork sandwiches on Saturday, February 21. Presale tickets can be purchased in the school office and will be sold after masses the weekend of Feb. 7-8. 1/4 Chicken Dinner w/2 sides - $6 Large Pulled Pork Sandwich w/2 sides - $7 (Sides – BBQ beans & choice of either potato or macaroni salad) Dinners can be picked up at Merrill Park between 10:30 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. If you prefer, prepaid orders can be delivered to the new church after the 5:00 p.m. mass on Sat., Feb. 21, between 6:00 & 6:30. All proceeds will go towards the Sean Macher Scholarship.
S AVE T HE D ATES
V OLUNTEER OF THE MONTH Congratulations and Thanks to our Volunteer of the Month!
Here are some important dates to mark on your calendar: March 6th-No SCHOOL Teacher In Service Day and School Auction March 9th - 13th-Iowa Basic Skills Testing Grades 2,5, & 7 April 3rd-Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Social Hall April 4th - 13th-Easter Recess May 7th-Middle School Spring Show May 22nd-NO SCHOOL May 28th Parent Meeting, 7:00pm, Social Hall June 3rd-Last Day of Class Kindergarten and 8th Grade graduations
G ROUND H OG D AY B Y L ORRAINE L ABOY Prior to February 2nd, I went around and asked some teachers if they thought Punxsutawney Phil would see his shadow or not. Here are some responses: Mr. Fuller and Mrs. Mates thought he would while Mrs. Robinson, Mr. Nadeau, and Mrs. Cimino thought he would not. Well, as we now know, he did see his shadow. What Does That Mean?
Dorinda Todaro Mrs. Todaro has dedicated many hours to maintaining our Bear Track logs and Volunteer of the Month. She is a tremendous help to the school. Her daughter, Maria, also contributed to their family hours by coaching the girls soccer team. As a token of our appreciation she will receive a pink polo shirt embroidered with “All Souls Catholic School Volunteer of the Month.” Have you been submitting your hours? If not, please do so. This is the only way we know how you have been helping out! Just fill in your hours in the Log Book located in the School Office or the Development Office. Or submit your hours with a description and date via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul All Souls Catholic Church January 30, 2009 Dear Students of All Souls Catholic School, The Board of St. Vincent de Paul Society wishes to thank each one of you for your generous donation of food for our pantry during Catholic Schools Week. This outpouring of generosity is an act of Christian charity and service.
If the groundhog emerges from the burrow and fails to see its shadow winter will soon end. If, on the other hand, the groundhog does see its shadow winter will last for 6 more weeks.
Thank you for helping us give food to those in need during a difficult time in their lives. Families who come to us are grateful for your assistance.
So, bundle up for a few more weeks of the frigid air.
Other facts about Ground Hog Day…
Judy Wilhelm, President
Perhaps the earliest known American reference to Ground Hog day can be found at the Historical Society of Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was made on February 4, 1841 in Pennsylvania in the storekeeper, James Moris' diary. Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, is the day that the ground hog peeps out of the hole, sees its shadow, and goes back inside. If it doesn't Spring will come soon.
S HARING T HE L IGHT O F F AITH For the week ending 1/9 Olivia Pisani—2nd Megan Todaro—6th For the week ending 1/16 Ana Navarre—3rd Calvin Garcia—7th Marielle Gardenour—7th For the week ending 1/23 Katie Biggs—7th Haley Tanner—8th For the week ending 1/30 Jeremy Freeman—7th Cameron Mauchin—7th For the week ending 2/5 Michael Scheraldi—7th Brooke Solomon—7th Ryan Wiseman—8th
2009 S CHOOL M ASS C ALENDAR Throughout the year, each class from Kindergarten through 8th grade gets the opportunity to host a School Mass. Students often serve as Altar Servers, Readers, Ushers, Cantors and bring the Gifts to the Altar. Below is the School Mass Schedule for the year. School Mass generally begins at 8:30am in the Historic Chapel unless otherwise noted. Parents, family and friends are always welcome to attend School Mass. February 13th Hosted by 1st Grade February 25th Hosted by 8th Grade March 13th 2:15pm Station Of The Cross March 20th Hosted by 6th Grade March 25th 9:00am Lenten Penance Service April 3rd 9:00am Station of the Cross April 23rd Kindergarten, both classes May 8th Hosted by 2nd Grade May 29th Hosted by 7th Grade Additional information and details will be published in the Monday Morning Announcements throughout the school year.
IMPORTANT SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION DATES FOR 2008/2009
All sacramental sessions will begin on time at 6:30pm. Reconciliation and First Eucharist session will be held in the Historic Chapel, unless otherwise noted below. Please arrive early as a courtesy to the Priest and Guest Speakers joining us for the evening. The evenings will end at 7:45pm. FIRST EUCHARIST Parents must attend these sessions March 16, 2009 First Eucharist Prep – Session I March 23, 2009 First Eucharist Prep – Session II March 30, 2009 First Eucharist Prep – Session III April 20, 2009 First Eucharist Prep – Session IV April 26, 2009 First Eucharist Retreat Parents and Students 9am – 12:15pm in Social Hall May 2nd & 3rd, 2009 Sacrament of First Eucharist CONFIRMATION Parents must attend these sessions Confirmation Prep Sessions will be held at the All Souls Church on Hwy 46 unless otherwise noted below. February 12, 2009 February 19, 2009 February 21, 2009 March 5, 2009 March 12, 2009 March 27,2009 March 28, 2009 March 29, 2009
Confirmation Prep I Confirmation Prep II Confirmation Retreat Students Only 8:45am - 3:00pm, Social Hall Confirmation Prep III Confirmation Prep IV Confirmation Rehearsal Candidate and Sponsor 6:30pm, All Souls Church Confirmation Retreat Students Only 9am – 3pm, Social Hall Sacrament of Confirmation All Souls Church – Noon Mass Arrive at 11:30am
Faith is the light that guides you through the darkness.
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ARNOLD PALMER MEDICAL CENTER FOUNDATION January 6, 2009 Dear Mr. Doyle, On behalf of the children your thoughtful gift has helped, thank you for your generosity. Your donation of toys helped brighten the day of many children! Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children takes special care when treating our most vulnerable patients—children. Gifts like yours help us to bring joy and happiness to a child who may be facing very difficult circumstances. Gifts-In-Kind like yours donated to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children are routed through our Child Life Department. The ultimate goal iof this special program is to make every child’s hospital experience as positive and stress-free as possible. Working hand in hand with physicians and nurses, our Child Life Department helps children understand and cope with their hospital stay so they can heal and return home as quickly as possible. Thank you for your kindness and for remembering Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. If you would like more information or have any questions about how you can help again in the future, please call me at 407-841-5114. Sincerely, Tori Spradlin Director of Development
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