St. Lawrence Elementary School
Mr. Richard A. Klus
Finally! Christmas Break is
upon us. I know our students are in need of a
mental rest, and I am as well.
is a time to welcome Jesus into our midst, thank His Father
for bringing Him to us, and celebrate Emmanuel, “God With
Us.” Take a few moments during the rush and thank our God
for His greatest gift of all: His son.
Our staff is
continuing to provide solid instruction up to the last day.
That can be a challenge with Christmas looming and our minds
not focused on academics. Please help support our efforts
by reinforcing the power of an excellent education like we
have at St. Lawrence. The Second Quarter
will be ending right after Christmas break, so make sure you
and your child(ren) have a solid grasp on academic
progress. Time is of the essence!
Thanks to the
generosity of family and friends, the Buddy Card
Sale has raised over $2000 to be used in
our Art Room, and to replace some badly needed Kindergarten
chairs in Mrs. Noschang’s room. The Art Room is a space
that we can use for numerous activities, and it impacts a
great many of our students in some form. Thank you for your
support of St. Lawrence School.
This will be the
last Newsletter Article for 2014, so let me take this
opportunity to wish you a very Blessed Christmas and may the
Peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you in 2015. Also,
thank you for entrusting your children’s
education to us. I am certain that the team of
professionals we have here at St. Lawrence is and will
continue to be focused on the needs of each and every child
in our school. Please also remember that there is
no supervision for students who come to school
before 7:45 and who do not eat breakfast. Also, please
don’t leave your children unattended when dropping them off
for practices and pick them up as closely to the end time as
possible. Unattended children are distracting for practices
that are already in session, and provide a safety risk.
The Important Dates section of the
Newsletter contains valuable information for you; please
refer to it weekly as it changes a bit.
If you have
a change of address or a phone number change,
please let the Main Office know as soon as the change
occurs. This is especially critical in case of emergency.
Please avoid Carson Avenue altogether during
dismissal times. The busses park just past our
driveway, and we need to keep that space clear for the
safety of the students. The best way to pick up and drop
off is by using the Warsaw entrance and exiting through the
Sturm Street gate. If the congestion continues on Carson
Avenue, we will begin dismissing only to the parking lot by
the Parish Center. Thanks for your help in keeping our
little ones safe.
Remember, a child must be
fever, vomit, and diarrhea free for 24 hours,
without medicine, in order to return to school. This
prevents passing sicknesses from student to student.
Finally, please ensure that you are checking your
child’s Thursday Envelope each week. There
is much important information going on, and this is our
primary means of communication.
In Christ’s Peace,
Mr. Rich Klus, Principal
Times: School starts promptly at 8:00
am but we ask that all students try to be here before so
that they are ready to start learning as soon as the bell
rings. There is no adult supervision for any students
arriving in the schoolyard before 7:45 am. The
cafeteria opens at 7:15 am ONLY for those students eating
breakfast at school.
Time: Students are dismissed at 2:45
pm. Please make arrangements to meet/pick-up your
children by entering the parking lot off Warsaw Avenue and
then exiting the lot through the Sturm Street gate. We
feel this is the safest route for all students being picked
up by parents as there will be several yellow buses and
after school care vans picking up other students along
REMINDERS FROM THE OFFICE:
If your child is absent from school, you are
required to call the school office (921-4996) before 8:30 am.
If there is no answer, press extension 35 and leave a message.
You must call the office each day the child is not in school.
Reason for absence notes should be sent to school on the first day
your child returns to school. If requested, homework will be
available in the school office after school and may be sent home
with a sibling.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - ALL MEDICATIONS for students
must be brought to the school office by an adult to be checked in.
No medicine may be brought to school by a student with the
exception of inhalers and epi-pens. No medicine may be brought on
the school bus or kept in a book bag. This change is for the safety
of all St. Lawrence students. Also, many medications are regulated
by Ohio state law and we must comply with these laws. Thank you.
If you are picking your child up early for an
appointment, please send a note with your child in the morning.
It is important that we know when and by whom your child is being
picked up. You must come to the school office to meet your
child and sign him/her out. Please try to make all
appointments after school hours.
All transportation arrangements must be made
with your child before coming to school. If transportation
changes must be made for your student please call the office and we
will get a message to them by the end of the day. Students
will not be permitted to call home after school.
EdChoice Acceptance Forms are due in the office
as soon as possible, please.
To view some of these files, you will need
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PLEASE SEND NEWSLETTER ANNOUNCEMENTS TO THE
OFFICE NO LATER THAN TUESDAY AT 3PM.
INFORMATION MAY BE MAILED IN, SENT IN, PHONED IN, OR EMAILED TO
IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT:
Please call to report the absence to 921-4996 before 8:30 am.
A note from you or a doctor's note must be sent in
with your child when he/she returns from being absent.
Please call First Student at 761-6100 and dial "0" for dispatch.
The office is again looking for scrap paper. If you or
anyone you know has paper they would like to donate to our
students and staff please notify the office and we can make
arrangements to pick it up.