April 14, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians:
It does not seem possible that we are entering into the fifth week of the Lenten Season. Next week, we will begin the holiest of all weeks in our Church calendar called "Holy Week!" Hopefully, you will find the time in our busy schedule to attend the "special services" during Holy Week beginning with Holy Thursday and concluding on Easter Sunday. Please see the Church bulletin for times of the various services.
Children will not have school on Wednesday, April 17, Thursday, April 18, Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22,
****Date changes. Please mark you calendar, Parents and Guardians:
...McDonald's Night will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
....Home and School Meeting will take place on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Congratulations to the following students who received "Student of the Month" for practicing the virtue of "Perseverance" during the month of March: Kindergarten: Yosmaily Ramos, Grade One: Carmine Turner.
Grade Two: Lyla Jacovini, Grade Three: Ava Lynn, Grade Four: Jaiden Flores, Grade Five: Derek Zummo, Grade Six: Aiden Porter, Grade Seven: Casey Marino and Emma McDermott, Grade Eight: Anthony Scoggins, We are proud of you, Girls and Boys!
Congratulations to Liam Kirkwood, grade 7 who placed second in the Archbishop Ryan High School Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Liam will receive a $1,000 scholarship each year if he attends Archbishop Ryan High School. Congratulations to Jeremi Jimenez who placed fourth in the contest. Liezl Serna and Colin Yost also represented our school at this event. Great Job, Everyone!
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, eight Honors Math students from Grades 6 and 7 took part in the annual Grade School Math contest sponsored by Holy Ghost Prep and Nazareth Academy High School.Both teams captured Second Place. Grade 7 Team: Jenna Contino, Jeremi Jiminez, Liam Kirkwood and Nicole Lenker. Jenna and Nicole tied for second place with the 7th grade girls. Liam Kirkwood placed second among the 7th grade boys. Grade 6 team: Gavin Dwyer, Moira Maw, Amber McCarthy and Jack Seiberlich. Amber McCarthy placed third among the sixth grade girls. Congratulations to these students and their hard work in preparing for this competition. Special thanks to Sister Catherine for her time and effort in preparing these students for this competition. We are proud of you!
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,