As we head into the last weeks of school let's remind ourselves there are still a few weeks left. Please remind your child he/she still needs to do homework, get to school on time, get along with others, and wear the proper uniform. Although we are all excited...every minute counts!
The teachers have been spending a great deal preparing our students for the last test of the year. We are thrilled at the growth in every single one of our students. There are no better teachers than at Saint Catherine's that's a fact!
A special thank you for making "Teacher Appreciation Week" memorable for our beloved teachers. As you can see, they put their hearts into their jobs and it certainly feels good to be appreciated!
A special thank you to the Moreno family for sharing food from their restaurant, California Tikka Chicken at 16935 Vanowen St. in Van Nuys. We appreciated all of the service and yummy food that you provided for our families during the Open House. And thank you to all the families for attending our special night.
We hope you enjoyed the "After Easter Family Picnic." Thanks to Tacos Corona and Corona Market's generous donation, our 7th grade was able to raise over $500 towards the 8th grade dinner! Go Saints!
It is a beautiful time of year as we head into Spring and Easter. During the Lenten season, the students have been doing small Lenten deeds and putting them into our "God Box" in the office. Our God Box is growing and the love we have for Him continues to grow. Thank you for helping us teach the children about the love of God and one another.
I want to congratulate all the students who were awarded certificates last week for great improvement on their STAR tests. These tests are given four times a year, and our teachers take these assessments seriously. We look at the students' results to see areas of strength and weakness. We are proud of our teachers and students for the great accomplishments. Go Saints!
Our Accelerated Reader program is off and running. Whoo Hoo!!! The outside gate bulletin board will give you tips on how to ask your children questions about the book they are reading. Please take a look at it. Remember: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How... Look at the outside bulletin board to learn more!
A special hello and hoping all is well with you during this busy fall season. As we enter into the month of thanks, I continue to give praise to God and to our parents. Our children are thriving because of you! The dedication you have for your children is limitless, and we see the fruits of your labor everyday. Our Saint Catherine of Siena children are bright, responsible, extremely polite, and happy children... thanks to your guidance as parents! Keep up the good work and God bless you.
Today we had a school-wide Pep Rally to celebrate reading and one another. In the midst of athletic activities, the students were briefed on how Accelerated Reader program works. You will see it for yourself in the next few weeks as your child is reading and quizzing on books of their choice as well as ability!