December 10, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
As we enter into the second week of Advent, may we continue to prepare our minds and hearts for the coming of the feast of Christmas, the Birthday of Jesus. May you prepare yourselves by trying to go to confession, attending Mass with your family each week and praying for the needs of all people. We busy ourselves at this time worrying what we need to do, shopping, purchasing gifts for family and friends. Let us "gift" one another with our love, patience and willingness to go the "extra mile" no matter what the need!
Thank you so very much to all the families who supported and participated in the annual Auction this year. There was a wonderful turnout of people who attended this event. We are especially grateful for the untiring efforts of the Home and School Officers who coordinated the Auction along with various committee members: Chris Marino, Lori Heaton, Rachel Dalessandro, Darlene Morales and JoAnn Grodsky! We wil let you know the proceeds of this important fund raiser as soon as it is possible. Thank you again for your time and support!
Congratulations to the following eighth grade students who received scholarships for High School: Maggie Devlin-St. Hubert's High School and Paige Veneziale, the Art scholarship from Villa Joseph Marie! Best of luck Paige and Maggie as you chose your favorite high school!!
Congratulations to the following students who received "Student of the Month" for practicing the virtue of "Honesty" during the month of November: Kindergarten: Joseph Dalessandro, Grade One: James Kelly, Grade Two: Aurora Floyd, Grade Three: Alyssa Eroh, Grade Four: Olivia Udowenko, Grade Five: Baylee Storace, Grade Six: Gavin Dwyer, Grade Seven: Jenna Contino and Ryan Dalesandro, Grade Eight: Julie Hicks! We are proud of you, girls and boys!! Children received a pin and had their picture taken for the bulletin board in school.
You received an e-mail from the Office of Catholic Education on October 11, 2018 regarding Financial Aid applications are open for the 2019-2020 school year. Take the time to do it now. It has been made much easier for you to apply. The Income guidelines are posted as well.
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.
Visit Youtube to see various activities and happenings in our school:
- Go to Youtube
- in the Search 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 2:55 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 " 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 Just remember your child will be marked absent the days he/she are away on the trip
.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!.
Advent graces and blessings to you and your family,