January 22nd Newsletter
Updated: Jan 25
The School Committee came up with a wonderful idea at their last meeting. We need an activity to raise money for our scholarship fund. On Sunday, February 21st from 11-2 pm they are hosting a soup and sandwich drive-thru lunch. I hope that you will let them do the cooking that day. Thanks to Laura Beam and the School Committee for taking on this challenge. News of this event spread, and we have been blessed by a very generous donor. They are contributing the cost of all the food for this event. God is indeed good. The donor asked to remain anonymous. Please join us in a prayer of thanksgiving for them.
We are adding a cookie treat to the menu. Unfortunately, due to COVID, home baked treats are no longer allowed. If you would like to donate money to pay for the cookie pucks that will be baked at church, you are more than welcome to help with those costs. Send the money to school in a marked envelope. Checks should be payable to the School of St. Philip. An event flyer will is being sent home.
This week we received an anonymous donation of $1500. Each classroom teacher is getting $100 to use for their individual room. The remaining $900 is to be used for a school project. These gifts and the one above serve as an affirmation of God's goodness and really lift the spirits of everyone in our school and church community. We are grateful!
Additional CUF raffle tickets are available from the school office. Contact Mary Roers in the school office and she will send them home with your child. You must request them as they are not given out to students that ask for them. Next Thursday, we will have the first drawing for student prizes. We will do this each Thursday morning at 8:10 a.m. via Zoom. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
CELEBRATING THIS WEEK
Our first birthday this week is Abe Olson on Monday the 25th. Killian Wig and Mrs. Joyer both have birthdays on Thursday, January 28th. God bless them both!
CATHOLIC SCHOOL WEEK
If you get a chance to drive by school be sure to check out our window. In December, the fifth graders decorated it for Advent. They are now making it look great with our Catholic Schools Week theme. These future leaders have taken on this task and are doing a great job. Next week, those same students will be recording radio ads that will air on KFLD during Catholic Schools week January 31-February 6th. I will be talking about our school on the KFLD newsmaker program at 8:20 next Tuesday and also February 1st.
We begin our NWEA winter tests next week. Please continue to encourage your child to do their very best. Make sure they are getting plenty of rest and a good breakfast too! These results will be shared with you at conferences in February.