St. Lawrence Elementary School
Mr. Richard A. Klus
What a journey we have shared this
past year. I hope everyone has grown in academics,
relationships, and spirituality. Thank you for entrusting
your children to us. I certainly hope we have exceeded your
expectations of us.
EdChoice Checks are in the Main
Office. If you havenít signed your check, please do so. If
they were not signed by Wednesday, May 27, your childís
report card will be held. Please note that we will not be
able to have you sign checks on Friday, May 29, as this day
is very busy. To receive your childís report card, please
come to the school office after Monday, June 1, sign your
check and then we will release the report card.
Report cards will also be held for those families who have
outstanding balances on tuition, library books not returned,
or other items outstanding. Please make sure that you have
taken care of your obligations before the end of next week.
If you have a financial situation, please contact me as soon
as possible so we can correct it and avoid holding report
cards. Even if you donít pick up your childís report
card, his or her enrollment status is on hold until all
financial obligations are met. Moreover, we will NOT release
records to any school unless all obligations are met.
Please note that our dismissal on Friday, May 29
will be at approximately 10:00 AM. There is no bus service
Please note the calendar for next year,
which is attached to this newsletter. School officially
starts on Tuesday, August 25 at 8:00 AM sharp. Seems like a
long way off, doesnít it?
Please do not
drive into either Carson parking lot from 7:00 AM until 3:00
PM. Once again, we have had a near miss when one
driver was backing out and our smallest students were coming
to breakfast. It is still dark enough, and they are short
enough that a tragic accident almost occurred. The life of a
child is more important than the few extra steps from Carson
Ave. or the Church lot to the cafeteria or school building.
Beginning next year, students will be
dismissed from the Sturm parking lot ONLY. The only
students who will be allowed to exit from the Carson Avenue
side of the building will be Preschool students, and those
who take the bus. All parents/rides/carpools are expected to
use the Sturm parking lot. This will free up congestion and
dangerous situations on the Carson Avenue side. There is
ample parking in the Sturm parking lot, and a smooth traffic
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and see the field construction. This will be an artificial
turf field, so our Physical Education classes can play
outside, and will provide a safe place for our daily recess
times. What a gem to have here on Carson Avenue!
Finally, I encourage you to read to your children over the
summer to avoid reading fluency loss that occurs every
summer. This will help your child hit the ground running in
In Christís Peace,
Mr. Rich Klus,
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
1020 Carson Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45205
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.