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Letter from the Principal

April 9, 2014

Dear Parent/Guardians:

Registration: Thank you to all of our current families who have completed the registration process! You child’s spot has been saved! I am grateful to you for being ahead of the game and joining our DePaul Catholic family once again!

Ms. Spellman has sent out letters to our current families who still need to complete the re-registration process. Please complete the process as soon as possible so your child’s spot can be saved.

Enrollment for NEW STUDENTS has begun. Our blended learning program has brought more than 100 new requests for admission to our school. Word is out! The good news is spreading! Do not miss out if your child is on our waiting list! Please register ASAP!

In order to be fully registered ALL PARENTS MUST complete the following:

New students must complete an Admissions application then once accepted complete the following steps:

 Enrollment form on TADS
 Financial Aid form on TADS.
 Pay the $150 registration fee.

If you are having trouble with any of the forms please contact TADS at 800.477.8237.

Remember we have a Pre-K 3yr old and 4yr program. Students need to be turning 3 or 4 by September 1, 2014 for Preschool; 5 by September 1, 2014 for Kindergarten; and 6 by September 1, 2014 for grade 1. If you know of someone interested in registering a new student for next year, please call Ms. Spellman to begin the process at 215 842-1266. Please spread the word to your family and friends.

Medication: Students who have an asthma pump in school not in the original prescription box will be required to produce the asthma pump in the box with the doctor’s orders written on the box. If you have not turned in the medication form to the nurse it must be returned in order for your child to continue to take medication in school. A form is being sent home today if a note from the doctor is needed. Please return the form ASAP!

Progress Reports: Progress reports will be sent home on April 23, 2014. This progress report marks the half way point of the third trimester. Please review the progress report carefully. Your child will have approximately six weeks to improve their grades if they are not putting forth their best effort. This trimester is extremely important for some students as it will determine promotion to the next grade and/or graduation.

Summer Opportunities: Annex Summer Session and Springboard as well as OST Summer Camp:
This summer DePaul Catholic will have many opportunities for students to continue their learning process.
• For students who are required to attend summer school we will have the Annex Summer Session running classes beginning June 23 through July 31, 2014. This program is for students in grades K – 8. An information flyer was sent home last week as well as a scholarship form for families who qualify.

• A new program this summer called Springboard will begin on July 7 through August 8, 2014 for rising Pre-K through grade 3 students. A flyer is being sent home today telling you more about the program. A registration form will be sent home shortly.

• Catholic Social Services will offer their Summer Camp Program as well. Registration dates are being planned and will be announced in the next few weeks.

Dress Down: there is a dress down day scheduled for next Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The cost is $1. Please be sure to review the dress down policy before allowing students to come to school that day.

Clementon Park Trip: Friday, June 6, 2014. Bills will be sent home on May 14, 2014 for students who have already requested tickets. Money and permission slips are still being accepted for Clementon Park. It is a wonderful way to relax and get to know more of our school community and spend some family time together as well. You may drive on your own or you may reserve a spot on one of the school buses. I look forward to seeing as many families as possible attend this event! Please sign up at soon as possible.

Smile Dental Program: I have sent home an application for children in grades 1, 2, 4 – 8 to receive dental services at school on April 15th if you wish. Please fill out the application and return it to school as soon as possible.

School Bus Drivers Needed: As some of our parents know we have been having difficulty with our bus company. They are in serious need of drivers. A flyer is being sent home today looking for new drivers. Please ask your relatives or friends who may be looking for a job if they are interested.

Beneficial Bank—LaSalle Branch: Beneficial bank is holding “Mortgage Day” on April 25, 2014 from 10am to 4pm. Please feel free to stop by!

As always I am grateful to you for the support that you give to me and to the teacher’s in promoting the mission of The DePaul Catholic School.

Sincerely,

Sister Cheryl Ann Hillig, DC
Principal

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