In this week’s news, you’ll find the latest update on the success of our Fun Run, a chance to order and help with the last delicious Take-and-Bake picnic dinner, several last chances to earn volunteer hours, plans to honor our school volunteers this Friday, staffing updates for the 2021-22 school year, new School Commission members, and upcoming calendar items. Thanks for reading!
Fun Run Success!
Thank you to everyone who showed up, helped students collect pledges and volunteered for the 37th Annual Ellen Anderson Fun Run! The weather was beautiful, many laps were run, and lots of fun was had! While pledges are still rolling in, we have so far raised $17,900.12. A HUGE THANKS to our fabulous Fun Run Chairs, Natalie Milligan and Shannon Zebrowski who worked countless hours ensuring the success of this important fundraiser. We are so grateful for your time and talents! Remember all pledge money is due to the office no later than Friday, May, 21st.
2021 Fun Run Flyer 6
Family Picnic To-Go, May 26
There is one more chance to leave the cooking to us and enjoy a family picnic to-go on Wednesday, May 26th. Our amazing kitchen team will be preparing oven-fried chicken, potato salad, fresh fruit, rolls and cookies for your family! Order here or look for the order form in the physical envelope. Orders are due Friday, May 21st. Still looking for ways to volunteer? Sign up to help us in the kitchen or with meal distribution: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA5AA23A1FEC25-maytake
Spring Cleaning Volunteer Opportunities
There are still open volunteer opportunities for some spring cleanup projects around the school. Most can be done on your own time schedule and we appreciate all help to get these tasks done! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca5aa23a1fec25-spring
2022 Auction Volunteer Need
The auction team is looking for a volunteer to call local businesses and verify their mailing addresses. This project should take approximately two hours and can be done from home, on your own time (during normal business operating hours). If you’re interested, please reach out to Tiffany Schuman at Tiffanyhschuman@gmail.com.
Health Screener and Playground Angel Volunteers
We’re in the home stretch! Please dig deep and sign up wherever you can. We truly rely on these positions to have our students here safely. Thank you in advance for your support!
Please note: In addition to paring down to two Health Screeners each morning, we’ve restructured our lunch recess times in order to have fewer kids on the playground. The schedule is:
11:25-11:55 2nd-4th grade
11:55-12:25 5th-8th grade
12:25-12:55 Kindergarten and First Grade
Please pick two half hour shifts in order to get your full volunteer hour. Thank you!
Support for the Salcidos
Our Care & Concern Ministry continues to coordinate meals to support the Salcido family. To sign up for a meal, please visit the link here: https://mealtrain.com/rw14nw
Many thanks to the families who have gifted the Salcidos with SCRIP and financial support. Our community continually rallies when one of us is hurting. Please feel free to send items of support for them through the office anytime.
“If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” -Ecclesiastes 4:10
Every parent (who is also a volunteer!) will receive a small gift from our teachers and staff this Friday as you pull through the traffic loop. We would typically do a reception in the gym and the staff would provide coffee, tea, and goodies. However, this year, we’ll celebrate you a little differently and from a safe, social distance. Please give yourself a little extra time in the morning on Friday, knowing that the traffic may go a little slower as children are being dropped off. This will also be the day to recognize our Volunteer of the Year (to be announced), and to thank our PTC Chair, Stephanie Wolf. Look in next week’s newsletter to find out who received this special honor in 2021, memorialized on a perpetual plaque in the school’s entryway. Thank you to all of our volunteers who have done so much this year!
Friday, May 21st
6th-8th grade students should plan to wear their dress uniform this Friday for School Mass. Parents of children in participating grades are also welcome to attend/sit with them. Only students attending Mass in person need to wear dress uniforms, and regular uniforms for all other grades.
As we hire people into the vacant positions, Mr. Anderson hopes to update families in the Wednesday Newsletter. Please direct people you know to our website if you think they would be a good candidate for any of the open positions. We’ll keep this post open for future weeks and update you here.
Hired: New Third Grade Teacher- Beverly Williams; Office Assistant- Jessica Sidhu; Gary Green- Maintenance
In the process of interviews– Development Director, EDP Director, Physical Education, Middle School (6th grade) Humanities, Activities Coordinator
Still waiting on candidates– School Counselor
Seventh and eighth grade– Mrs. Eusebio will be the leave replacement for Mrs. Reyes in eighth grade to start the 2021-2022 school year for language, literature, religion, and social studies; and Mrs. Demry will be the seventh-grade leave replacement for language arts and literature to start next school year.
Welcome new School Commission Members!
After our discernment meeting in April, the following parents have accepted new roles in the School Commission for the next three years. We are so excited for the breadth of experience in these four new members and thrilled that they all have young children this year, bringing new perspectives and fresh ideas to the group. Thank you to outgoing Commission members: Tara, Meryluz, Mike, and Matt, for their service these past three years and whose lights will continue burning thanks to the following:
Amy Sheng (Jason in Kindergarten), Andrew Entrikin (Cambria in Kindergarten), Matthew Miller (Camila in Kindergarten), and Jessie Lane (Koda in Kindergarten, Luz in fourth grade)
Upcoming Calendar Items:
May 17th-28th– MAP Testing, grades 2-8
May 20th– Fun Run T-shirt Day
May 21st– Fun Run pledge money due
May 24th– Free Dress (#1 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges
May 31st- Memorial Day, NO SCHOOL
June 7th– Free Dress (#2 of 2) w/ $100 earned in Fun Run pledges