June 11, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It does not seem possible that the "end of the school year" is this week! The year certainly went ever so quickly. I hope for you and your child it was a good one filled with many happy memories and great growth spiritually, academically, emotionally as well as socially. I wish to express on behalf of the faculty and staff our deep appreciation for your support and help during the course of the year. We are grateful to the Home and School Association for their time and effort they have given to the various activities during the year! May your summer be a happy,safe and restful one for you and your family. May the Lord Jesus be ever present in all of our lives through prayer, attendance at Mass each week and wherever life takes us this summer!
Our prayers are with Bishop Deliman, Father Wilson and Father Charles as they prepare to leave St. Charles this weekend! May God be with each of them as they minister to God's people in Bristol, Springfield and Lansdale. We are grateful for their presence and they will be missed!
We wish the best of luck to Mrs. Janet Snyder and Mrs. Dawn Gramlich as they prepare to leave us and pursue other educational opportunities. We will miss them and certainly wish them well!
Congratulations to the following students who will receive tuition assistance from the Danaher-Lynch Foundation for their remaining years at St. Charles: Grade 5: Mason Burghart, Grade 6: Ryan Dalesandro, and Grade 7: Hannah Maurer. We are happy for you and your family, Hannah, , Ryan and Mason! Students received certificates today from representatives of the Foundation who came to school today. Gabriella Cain also was recognized for the Conwell-Egan scholarship given to her! Congrats to all!
Congratulations to the following students who received "Student of the Month" for practicing the virtue of Honesty during the month of May: Kindergarten: Ana Herrera, Grade One: Trent Daukaus, Grade Two: Abigail Mikalic, Grade Three: Mae Kearney, Grade Four: Grace Leifholtz Grade Five: Hope Bucci, Grade Six: Kathryn Gehringer and Anthony Liberatore, Grade Seven: Jessica Ferry, Grade Eight: Tyler Muller and Steve Zhang. Great Job, Girls and Boys! We are proud of you!
In case our school is closed or we have a delayed opening due to inclement weather, you will receive a text from me. It is important if you change your cell phone number, please contact school so we can keep our information up-to-date. If there is a 2 hour delay, then school will be opened at 9:50 a.m. not before. CARES will be opened at 8:30 a.m. Snow closing/delay information is also broadcasted on Channels 3 and 6.
Tuition Assistance Information
Hopefully, by now Parents and Guardians you have applied for tuition assistance for the 2018-2019. If not, you still have time to apply. Please complete the application ASAP!! Listed below is important information for you to read and begin the process:
- To apply you need to complete the application and submit the necessary documentation to the NEW COMPANY: FactsGrant and Aid Assesment-- https//online.factsmgt.com/aid
- Since you use Facts for tuition payment, the rep stated that you can use the same "log in" for tuition assistance.
- You will be given the option to fax, mail or online upload the needed documentation.
- There is a $30.00 application fee to be paid at the time the application is submitted.
- Important dates: December 31, 2017-Priority Application deadline/ You are strongly encouraged to apply by this date. March 15, 2018-Soft Application deadline. August 15, 2018-application to apply is CLOSED!
- Go to Youtube
- in the Seach bar type SaintCharlesBorromeo CatholicSchoolBensalemPa
- The 2nd entry with a green square with a Capital S will appear. Click on it. Video selections will appear.
- Enjoy seeing the children and happenings!
Arrival and Dismissal Times:
All students must be in school no later than 8:15 a.m. Prayer bell is at 8:20 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:00 p.m.
If your child is late for school, parents/guardians, you need to use main school entrance to bring your child in to the school building. Please report to the Main School Office with your child.
After 8:20 a.m., cafeteria door is locked. Prek, kindergarten and first grade students must be accompanied in to school by their parents/guardians to the Main Office if you are late. It is difficult for children to reach the bell and open the heavy door by themselves.
If you have any problems or concerns during the year, please contact your child's teacher. It is important to call, e-mail or send a note to school to make an appointment. If you need to contact Sister Kathleen please do the same.
Remember to request from your child's teacher the "Excused Absence from School Form" due to a pre-planned trip. This is important to do, so the Main Office is not calling you during your time away questioning why you did not call in your child's absence.If your child is absent, it is very important for you to call the Office (215-639-3456) and leave a message. If your child is out three days or more he/she needs to have a doctor's note when returning to school. If it is one or two days, you the parent/guardian needs to write a note to the teacher.
This year, Parents and Guardians, we continue to use My Students Progress to send information to you by e-mail, phone call and texting. If you change your e-mail address, phone number or home address, please call school and let us know-215-639-3456. It is very important that we up-date our records and keep them current. Please remember to check My Students Progress to see your child's marks each week. Also, please check your child's teacher's website for important information during the week! Any questions or concerns make sure you are in contact with your child's teacher.
Please do not park your car on Kings Avenue at dismissal in the afternoon. All parents,guardians need to drive their car into the parking lot off of Hulmeville Road, get in line and wait for your child to come out of school. This ruling is for everyone's safety!.
God bless you and Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms and Grandmoms living and in heaven,