Dear All Saints Families,
Happy summer to all our new and returning families! I hope you are enjoying the summer and taking time for faith, love, family, and rest. In approximately one month we will have our back-to-school orientation on Friday, August 10, 2018. I wanted to take this time to give you some information and mail important paperwork home. Last year we tried very hard to be paperless putting more information on our website except for this mini-packet enclosed. The paperwork was promptly returned. We will continue with this packet and ask that you become familiar with our Website for further back-to-school information and updated information through the year.
We welcome Mrs. Karen Penner as the new Technology Instructor, Mrs. Patricia Taketani as the new third grade assistant to Mrs. Humes, and Ms. Ann Marie Aiello as the new second grade assistant to Mrs. Bocchino. Within the school there were a few moves with Mrs. Nicole Aitken as the full time middle school Science teacher, Mrs. Kristen Massee as the new Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Natalie Seifel partnering with Mrs. Eileen Reid for fourth grade, and Mrs. Angela Chetalo becoming full time to take on a third homeroom for fifth grade. Finally, Mrs. Jenny Uible is the new second Assistant Principal. As our school grows and more initiatives become vital to our excellence, our Pastors approved the need for this additional position. Mrs. Uible will continue her excellent work in curriculum and instruction, with some added responsibilities.
We are excited to begin a great school year as we continue to use the MAP’s test in Kindergarten through eighth grades. This assessment program is done three times a year and will allow teachers to actively use the data to drive instruction, small groups, and differentiation to meet the needs of every child. Further, the IOWA nationally standardized test will be replaced with the TerraNova, as mandated by the Diocese and Province. We will continue to build upon the Sanford Harmony, a social emotional program for building relationships that began last year. We will introduce some other lessons to help build community and encourage cohesiveness.
Once again, things are busy in the summer. Our enrollment continues to increase as several grade levels are now full and have waiting lists for attendance. Our enrollment should be approximately 480 for the upcoming year. Besides painting, cleaning rugs, and general maintenance, the school is a flurry of activity. We sold our IPads and began our new lease. The computer room was redone and updated thanks to a generous donation from a family. We redid the flooring in some classrooms and will test the product against activity of the little ones. Our feasibility study for the capital campaign for the field is underway. The HSA will update all families in a newsletter.
In hopes of becoming a more green school, we have attached in this email those forms we agree are critical for all families to receive early. All these forms can also be found on our website, www.allsaintsjupiter.org, under News and appropriate sections. These forms should be returned on the Friday, August 10, the supply pick up day. Just a reminder that all students (except incoming Pre-Kindergarten) are expected to complete both math and reading summer assignments before the start of school. See our website’s main page for the details of the grade level assignments.
Enjoy the remainder of your summer and God bless.
Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Jill Broz, Principal