August 2, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Special blessings to you and your family as you enjoy the beauty and hopefully the time to relax these summer days. They are going quickly! Enjoy every minute of the summer with your family and friends. Be assured of a remembrance in my prayers in gratitude to the Lord for your many acts of kindness you and your family extended to me these past 11 years. I leave St. Charles Borromeo grateful and blessed for the opportunity to minister here as your principal. Your children are really wonderful. I pray this coming school year will be blessed with many blessings and graces. Sister Koreen Marie will certainly be a blessing to all of you.Sister is looking forward to being a part of SCBS! I know you will make her feel very welcomed as you did me so many years ago!
..****If you are in need of uniforms, please feel to come to the garage during the week. It will be opened from 9-3 p.m. every day!! Whatever you need for your child, it is yours to take. There is no fee!
The Foundation for Catholic Education has selected our school to be the recipient of a Tuition Grant program which is a $1500 grant that will be given to a child transferring from a public,charter or home school who will be going into Grades 2-7 in September, 2019. It will be a $1,000 grant the first year and $500 grant the second year. If you are interested or know any families that would be interested please call our school-215-639-3456 or fill in the information using the Prospective Students Tab on the Home Page as soon as possible.
The Foundation for Catholic Education will also award a "Welcome Grant" for $1,000 tuition assistance to any parent who has a child entering into our kindergarten in September, 2019. If you would be interested or know families that would be interested in learning about the program, please call our school-215-639-3456 or fill in the information using the Prospective students tab as soon as possible.
Tuition assistance is also available. Please call the school office for more information to apply or fill in the information using the Prospective Students tab.
Congratulations to the following students who received "Student of the Month" for practicing the virtue of "Responsibility" during the month of May: Kindergarten: Brielle Koch, Grade One: Makenzie O'Connell.
Grade Two: Molly DeSimone, Grade Three: Angel Vilchis, Grade Four: Madelyn McPhilips, Grade Five: Madelyn Mocarski, Grade Six: Derek Cervellero, Grade Seven: Nicole Lenker and Madison Curry, Grade Eight: Aiden Veneziale. We are proud of you, Girls and Boys!
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 early in the morning sometime after 5:30 a.m. If there is a 2 hour delay, then school will be opened at 9:50 a.m. not before. CARES will be opened at 8:50 a.m. Snow closing/delay information is also broadcasted on Channels 3 and 6 early in the morning.
Remember whatever Bensalem School District decides is what we will do regarding early dismissals, closings and delayed openings. We do not do what the Archdiocese of Philadelphia does regarding closing or delays.
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!.
God bless you with His choicest blessing for you and your family,