St. Lawrence Elementary School
Mr. Richard A. Klus
Dear Parents and Students,
Another short week—Wow!
It would seem that Winter continues its icy grip. Make
sure your Blizzard Bags are complete so the day is
officially a day of school.
It was nice seeing you
all at the FISH FRY on Ash Wednesday. Thanks for your
support. Please check the Newsletter for the schedule to
bring in DESSERTS for the FRIDAYS IN LENT.
Tuesday was the CONFIRMATION RETREAT for 7th and 8th Grade
students. I was glad to take part in this very important
faith formation experience. Please continue to pray that
the HOLY SPIRIT imbues each of our candidates with the
Tomorrow is GRANDPARENTS’ DAY.
This is a great time for students and grandparents to
reconnect and share some similar and different educational
experiences here at St. Lawrence. Ms. Wheeler has
coordinated the painting of the pots and sowing of the seeds
together for grandparents and students alike. This is a
wonderful way to nurture and watch the growth of the “seeds”
that we all plant in our students. We will share a treat in
the morning after 8:30 Mass. I hope to see you there.
Next week, the Eighth Grade SPEECH CONTEST will take
place at Seton High School. Good luck, Orators!
RIGHT TO READ WEEK begins next week with a FAMILIES activity
and special events all week, including a MAGICIAN on
Thursday at 1 PM. Look for more information next week.
Finally, our annual INTERNATIONAL DINNER, sponsored and
hosted by the 6th grade takes place next Thursday in the
Parish Center. Hope to see you there!
Geography Bee was a great success! All the contestants
impressed the judges. The Bee lasted for 1 hour and 20
minutes! Special thanks to Mrs. Hueneman, Mrs. Maly, and
Miss Wheeler for moderating the Bee. Congratulations to our
Geography Bee winners! They are H Paxton, B Dugan, Y Sopapia,
and B Rouse. Thank you for sharing your knowledge of our
Wishing you peace,
Mr. Rich Klus,
The Fish Fry is approaching soon!
Ash Wednesday is March, 5 2014. The prices range from
$5.00-$7.50. The fish fry will be open from 4 PM-7 PM.
This year we are offering kids meals which include a drink
and a toy for $4.50! Please come and support the St.
Lawrence PTO Fish Fry on Ash Wednesday and Fridays during
As in previous years, we are asking the students of
St. Lawrence to provide the desserts to sell at the Fish
Fry. Homemade cookies, brownies, cakes and cupcakes
are always popular. Students who bring in desserts on
their assigned day receive an out-of-uniform pass to use the
following Wednesday. Desserts may be sent to school
with your child or you may drop them off in the cafeteria.
The success of last year’s Fish Fry provided the PTO the
opportunity to purchase a sweatshirt for each of our
Thank you for supporting the Fish Fry!
FISH FRY DESSERT SCHEDULE
Friday, March 7
Friday, March 14
Friday, March 21
Friday, March 28
Friday, April 4
Friday, April 11
Friday, April 18
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.
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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.