Thursday Thoughts from Mrs. Hartman
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life.”
Easter Blessings to all of the St. Benedict School families. We hope your time together over the Easter break was joyful and refreshing.
Open House was a very big success with many new families visiting our school. We currentlyh have waiting lists in 2 classes and others approaching waiting lists for next year. St. Benedict Catholic School registration for the 2018-2019 school year is now open for new and current families. We have received many registration forms, scholarship/financial aid applications, and $100 registration fees. PLEASE register NOW to reserve your child’s place as classes are filling up quickly.
FINANCIAL AID REMINDERS:
Applications and financial documentation for St. Benedict School and Little Flower financial aid are due to the office tomorrow, APRIL 13th.
Applications and renewal forms for Ed Choice Scholarships are due to the office before Monday, April 30th.
Ohio State Tests
Students receiving the Ohio Ed Choice or Ed Choice Expansion scholarships are required by the Ohio Department of Education to participate in the state assessments. Students in Grades 3-8 will take the Language Arts and Math tests. Additionally Grades 5 and 8 will take Science and Grades 4 and 6 will take Social Studies tests. The window for Ohio State Testing is March 26 – May 11. The schedule is designed so that testing sessions are broken up to be the least disruptive to classroom instruction as possible.
NWEA Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)
All K-8 students participated in MAP Testing in the fall to determine their ability at that time. Now we look forward to seeing the progress that has been made over the course of this year. Students in K-1 will take a Math test and a Reading test. Grades 2-8 will take a total of four tests: Math, Reading, Language Arts and Science.
MAP Testing window is April 2 – May 4. The schedule is designed that any grade will only have one test on any given day. Depending on the grade, students will spend no more than 1 hour on 3-4 days completing the MAP tests. (Students generally finish in much less than the allotted hour.)
Please see the following schedule for remaining testing.
April 23rd – Grades K, 2, 4 and 5
April 30th – Grades 4 and 5
May 6 – OHIO testing – Grades 3 – 8
PTO MOM2MOM Sale
This Saturday, April 14th, 2018
9:00am – 1:00pm
Fri Apr. 13 – Books for Breakfast for Middle School Contest winners
2018-2019 FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS DUE
Fri Apr. 20 2018-2019 Kindergarten Screening No Kindergarten classes
AM Preschool for returning 4 year olds only
PLEASE MARK THE FOLLOWING CHANGE TO THE SCHOOL CALENDAR:
The Spring Concert and Art Show will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 pm. (This is a change from the original date of May 10.)
FINAL THOUGHT: May the Risen Lord bless and remain with you always!
ST. BENEDICT SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
United in Community, in partnership with families, guided by the message of St. Benedict, God calls us to LIVE, LEARN, and LOVE.