Archdiocese of Cincinnati 

Home
ARCHDIOCESE
PARISH
MAP/DIRECTIONS
PHOTO ARCHIVE
PARISH BULLETIN
FESTIVAL
SCHOOL
PRESCHOOL
TEACHER SITES
IMPORTANT DATES
DIRECTORY
CAFETERIA
ATHLETICS
SCOUTING
BINGO
PTO
FUNDRAISERS
SUPPLY STORE
HEALTH HINTS
St. Lawrence Faculty Webpages Faculty & Staff Directory

School Newsletters



PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Mr. Richard A. Klus
Dear Parents,

Finally!  Christmas Break is upon us.  I know our students are in need of a mental rest, and I am as well. 

Remember, Christmas 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
 



  • Arrival 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.

  • Dismissal 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 Carson Avenue.

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.

  • MEDICATION POLICY 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. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

To view some of these files, you will need the (free) Adobe Reader


Registration:

Admissions Policy Effective 2/1/06 Registration Tuition News
Ohio EdChoice Voucher Program


School:

School Handbook Calendar 2014-15 Cafeteria Fees & Information
School Handbook - Spanish Dress Code Send Announcements for Newsletter
Library Preschool Parent Handbook 2013-2014 Schoolbelles Uniforms
Supplies 2014 Supplies (Spanish) Supply Store


School Closing:

Emergency Closing Procedures Early Dismissal Policy School Closing Announcements


Preschool:

Preschool    Preschool Handbook 14-15


After School:

After School Care  

Links:

Links to Area High Schools Homework Help  

 


1020 Carson Ave.
Cincinnati, OH  45205
513-921-4996

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 MRS. PIRON.  THANK-YOU!

***

Writing Requirements

***

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.

***

BUS PROBLEMS

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.

Last updated:

St. Lawrence Parish © 2005-2014.  All rights reserved.