February 18, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians:
May these "40 days of Lent" help us to grow closer to Jesus by taking time to pray each day as a family Grace before Meals or a decade of the rosary. Could we try doing kind acts and being affirming of others in our speech? This week, your child will be bringing home a little container called the "Rice Bowl." Hopefully during Lent, you as a family can decide on offering up something and the money be put in the Rice Bowl. At the end of Lent, the money will be sent to school and be given to those in need.
Just a reminder that on Good Friday and the Fridays of Lent if you are between the ages of 14-59 you are asked not to eat meat as a sacrifice for all that Jesus has done for us. Persons who are 18 to 59, are asked to fast and not eat in between meals on Good Friday.
Congratulations to the following students who received "Student of the Month" for practicing the virtue of "Determination" during the month of January: Kindergarten: Conor Dwyer, Grade One: Lina Romer, Grade Two: Leah McCade, Grade Three: Sara Lenker, Grade Four: Jennifer Riera, Grade Five: Derek Cervellero, Grade Six: Rebecca Davis and James Scarpello, Grade Seven: Samantha Desnoyers, Grade Eight: Andre Reed and Ronald Greipp. Great Job, Girls and Boys! We are proud of you! The virtue practiced the month of February is "Selfless Giving"
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., the library door as well as the 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 let us pray for the victims and their families in Parkland, Florida