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Mrs. Heise's Updates

May 8, 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

School Work and Grading

The work for this coming week will again, be focused on the areas of reading and math (click HERE), but remember that the specials’ teachers also have fun things for you to do. Work is only for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with May 15 being the end of the quarter for the elementary students.  Students will have until May 21 to complete any work they still need to do.  Last week I shared the marking process for this quarter’s work: 80% and higher for completed work will receive a DP (did participate) and lower than 80% completion will receive a NP (no participation) grade. 

Drop-Off/Pick-Up of Work and Personal Items

May 21 is the date scheduled for our drop-off/pick-up of work and personal items.  The drop-off/pick-up will take place at Our Lady of Peace for both SJB and OLP students.  A sign-up genius can be found HERE (by our talented Mrs. Nielsen) for you to sign up for a time to come to the building.  Please be sure to sign up for the slot that corresponds with your grade level range (5K-2nd or 3rd-5th). If you have a child in both ranges, please sign up for a slot in both. A more detailed email will be sent to you regarding the process that will be used for that day.  Please be sure to read and follow those guidelines. 

Distance Learning and Teaching

This has definitely been a school year to remember, mostly because the teachers and I miss the students so much.  Teaching and learning differently have been challenging, but it is not always bad to learn new things in new ways.  Working with the teachers, staff, and you via zoom and emails is certainly not my thing as I am most definitely a people person.  However, in doing so, I have learned a great deal about technology, being creative, and how difficult it is to come into empty buildings.  I look forward to the time when we can come back together.

Live As Mary Did

In this month of May, we are reminded of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and the special graces bestowed upon her by God. During this difficult time, may we live as Mary did…sharing kindness, faith, and goodwill to those who are struggling even more than we are.  It is amazing what a smile can do, even while we are passing in social distancing mode or waving to others through our windows at home.  If you could be anything…be kind. Prayers to everyone today and always. 

Mother's Day

And to all those moms out there…Blessings for a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Until next time…God bless.

Columbus Catholic Schools are dedicated to excellence in Catholic education, founded in the love of Jesus Christ, and designed to instill in our students faith, knowledge, and a desire to serve others.