St. Lawrence Elementary School
Registration for current students for the 2015-2016 school
year will take place from February 2-13. Re-registration
forms will be included in the parent communication envelope on
January 29. All forms and fees must be submitted together. The
cafeteria fee remains $25.00 and the student fees are $40 for
kindergarten students and $20.00 per student in grades 1-8. If you
attend St. Lawrence School on an EdChoice Scholarship, please watch
the mail for your EdChoice renewal forms. This form, and the
required proof of residence, must be submitted with the
re-registration forms and fees. Incomplete registration packets will
not be processed and will be returned to you. On February 17 we will
begin registering new students in grades K-5. Registrations for new
kindergarten students will be accepted in the office between the
hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. New student registrations for grades
1-5 are accepted by appointment only.
Mr. Richard A. Klus
Please help support our efforts by
reinforcing the power of an excellent education like we have
at St. Lawrence. The Second Quarter ended on January 14, so
make sure you and your child(ren) have a solid grasp on
academic progress. Report cards will be distributed on
Thursday, January 22, so be looking for them.
students in homes where English is not the primary language
are taking Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA)
in the upcoming weeks. This will kick off our official
testing program this semester. All students in grades 3-8
will be taking these tests in February; students in grades
1-8 will be taking IOWA tests in March, and grades 3-8 will
be taking the end of year assessments in April. Mrs.
McLaughlin and I are working on a schedule that minimizes
disruption of our academic program. What can you do? Please
ensure your children have a good night’s sleep and eat
breakfast in the morning. Rest is the best answer to keep
our minds sharp.
Catholic Schools Week
will take place at the end of this month, January 25-31. The
CSW Committee, chaired by Mrs. Mowery (Grade 1) has some fun
activities planned for this week, including Principal for a
Day Raffle, Spirit Wear Day, Student Appreciation Day,
Teacher Appreciation Day, All-School Liturgy, and Praying
the Rosary as a school. Please stay tuned as the events are
finalized. They will be published in next week’s Newsletter.
Please also remember that there is no
supervision for students who come to school before
7:45 and who do not eat breakfast. With winter settling upon
us, it is often very cold outside, so please you’re your
drop off as close to 7:45 when the doors open.
Important Dates section of the Newsletter contains valuable
information for you; please refer to it weekly as it changes
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
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 free, vomit free, and diarrhea free
for 24 hours 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
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.