Each year during Catholic Schools Week Visitation Catholic School honors an alumni with the NCEA Distinguished Alumni Award. This year’s award went to Joe Vandecoevering for outstanding service to our school. Joe and the Facilities Committee have been very instrumental in completing our campus repairs and updates. We appreciate their help and quick responses. Joe’s name is engraved on a plaque in the office with other past alumni award recipients. Congratulations, Joe!
On Friday, we reach the 100th day of school. It is hard to believe it has come so quickly, but now is the time to start thinking of the next school year, 2011-2012. The Finance Council has begun the process of working on the budget for next year. Enclosed with this week’s newsletter is a letter of intent for parents to fill out which will help the Finance Council with their budgeting process. We ask you to return this form as soon as possible so that good budget decisions can be made. The goal is to keep tuition low while still providing a high level of service. Also, now is the time to fill out the FACTS forms for financial aid for next year. These forms can be found in the school office or online. As you look at your family finances, I encourage all families to consider applying for FACTS. The goal of Visitation Catholic School is to be able to provide a Catholic school education to all who desire one for their children.
Yesterday was the last day to recording reading minutes for the Read-a-thon. The next step is to total the minutes read and to collect the monies earned from sponsors. The total minutes read paper should be turned in by Friday, February 18th. This is used to calculate the total minutes read by each class and the average minutes read per student to determine which class had the top reading minutes. Pledge monies for the Read-a-thon should be collected and turned in from February 16th to February 25th. Please have all monies turned in by Friday, February 25th. The Read-a-thon is a great way to encourage extra reading by students. Also all monies earned will go to the Parents Club fund which pays for fieldtrips, a teacher’s salary, art, music, and library supplies and many other activities. We thank you for your support of the Read-a-thon.
As many of you may know, Father Scott is retiring in July. Please pray for our parish and school as we go through the process of searching for a new priest.
Carol Funk, Principal