Thank you for your attendance at the Back-to-School Night last week. It was very exciting to see the large number of parents that were able to attend. Your dedication to your child’s education is much appreciated.
At the Back-to-School Night, I spoke briefly about the Call to Protect program. This is a child safety program required by the Archdiocese for all parents and parishioners that would like to volunteer in the school. The first year of volunteering requires a simple background check, viewing a 45 minute Call to Protect video, and on-line Standards of Conduct Policy. After the first year, there is a yearly follow-up video to view online. We value our volunteers very much. Without volunteers in the school, many of our classroom activities, fieldtrips, and extracurricular programs would not be possible. The teachers and staff appreciate your time given by completing these three steps needed to volunteer at Visitation, and we are very grateful for your support in the classroom. Please see the secretary for forms, information on the Call to Protect video, or fieldtrip driver insurance verification forms.
New this year, we are receiving a monthly flyer called At Home with Our Faith. This flyer contains helpful information on how to teach our children about faith. Some of the information reminds us of our own faith and some articles give tips on passing on faith to our children. The flyer also gives useful information on helping students to be successful in school. Please see the enclosed flyer in this week’s Wednesday envelope.
Thank you to all the parishioners and parents that helped with applesauce making on Saturday. The pre-dinner events are vitally important to the success of the dinner and all help is greatly appreciated. Also this Saturday, September 24th is the Sauerkraut making party. Please support our school by helping with the dinner preparations.
May God bless you!
Carol Funk, Principal