October 5, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Blessings to you and your family as we begin the month of October! As we know this month is dedicated to our Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of the Rosary. Hopefully, we take the time to pray a decade of the rosary each day with our family petitioning Mary to to intercede for us to her Son, Jesus! We, as a school community, pray a decade of the rosary every day over the PA system. If you have a special intention you want prayed for, please send it by e-mail or a note to your child's teacher. We will be happy to pray for you and your family.
Congratulations to the following students who are the members of the Student Council for 2018-2019:
President: Paige Veneziale, Vice President: James Murray, Secretary: Michael Rocks, Activities: Thomas Devlin. The classroom representatives are: Grade 5: Riley Mc Dermott, Grade 6, Victoria Montanez, Grade 7: Jeremi Jimenez and Michael Lucas ,Grade 8: Aiden Veneziale. Installation will take place before Mass begins. Please make sure you are there a few minutes ahead of time in order to see the Installation take place.
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.
There will be a Thanksgiving Prayer service on November 21, 2018 at 7 p.m. Grade Three students will dress as Indians and Pilgrims. There will be a blessing of rolls to be taken home and enjoyed for Thanksgiving dinner.
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 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,