Weekly Update, June 2, 2016

We Did It!!!

Well…the big day is finally here!  Congratulations to all of our students, faculty, and staff members on another successful school year at Divine Redeemer Catholic School.  You all deserve some well-earned rest and relaxation, though for you families, it is questionable as to whether the “rest” part will be evidenced.  We hope that your summer break will be a wonderful time of fun and frolic, and that you will return to us on August 15th, rested and ready for another school year.  Please be safe in your travels, whether they be local, national, or international.  For those families  who are moving on to another locale or phase of life, we wish you the best, and thank you for the opportunity to have gotten to know you.  We will keep you in our prayers, and please know that you are always welcome to return!  God bless!!!

Report Cards

Report cards and supply lists for next year will be mailed to your home by Friday, June 10th at the latest.  Later in the summer you will receive information about “Back to School Night,” which will be held just before or just after school begins.  If you have anything in particular that you would like your child’s teacher(s) to be aware of prior to August 15th, please feel free to leave a message in the office for the teacher.  Teachers will be back on campus by Monday, August 8th, and will be happy to meet with you as necessary.  If you are leaving Divine Redeemer, school documents will be sent to the forwarding school as soon as we receive a request from that school.

Summer Hours

The school office hours will be a bit different after today, June 2nd.  We will remain open from 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. until Friday, June 10th.  Beginning on Monday, June 13th, and running through Friday, July 29th, we will be open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Please note:  The office will be closed entirely from Thursday, July 14th through Thursday, July 21st.  On Monday, August 1st through Friday, August 12th, we will be open on Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., with the exception of Friday, August 12th, when the office will be closed so that all faculty and staff members can participate in the required CPR class.  Full operations will resume on Monday, August 15th, which is the first day of school. Our Spanish Language office staff member, Ms. Patricia McBride, will be available to assist with all translating/interpreting needs during her regularly scheduled office hours, which are Tuesdays and Thursdays, between 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.  She will keep these hours throughout the summer, with the exception of the dates between Thursday, June 30th and Friday, July 15th, when she will be on vacation.

Uniform Changes

Don’t forget that in 2016-2017, we will begin wearing our brand new uniforms, with updated logo, which can be purchased through Land’s End.  Our handbook will be updated over the summer, so when it becomes available on our website, please look through it to make sure that your child will be in compliance with our updated uniform code.  Remember, students in ALL grades, including preschool, are required to wear the appropriate school uniform each day.  Additionally, students in grades 5-8 will be wearing a “dress uniform” on Wednesdays of each week, for Mass.  The dress uniform includes a short or long-sleeved white or pale blue shirt and school tie (to be worn with long, navy pants) for the boys.  The girls will wear a navy vest over a short or long-sleeved white or pale blue blouse (no polos), the new uniform skirt, and white or navy knee socks.  (Students in grades 7-8 may continue to wear the vest from 2015-2016, but students in grade 5 will need to purchase the new vest from Land’s End.   We will be providing each student with a Spirit Shirt on the first day of school, which may be worn on Fridays only.  On PE days, students will need to wear the full PE uniform (with new logo), but may substitute the most recent Race for Education shirt (white with multi-colored logo) in place of the PE shirt, if desired.  Certain items from the 2015-2016 school uniform can be “grandfathered in” for the 2016-2017 school year only.  These include:  white or royal blue (no hunter green or navy) polos with the old logo, girl’s navy vests (button up), and fleeces or windbreaker jackets with the old logo.  Uniform shoes should be brown or black “dress” shoes, such as Sperry Topsiders, loafers, or “Mary Janes.”  On PE day students may wear athletic shoes, but they must be predominantly white, black or navy blue.   Last but not least, when buying socks…crew socks or knee socks only, please.   (No quarter socks or shorter!)   Thank you for your cooperation in helping your child maintain his or her “professional” look while at school.

Some good news we’ve heard through the grapevine…

Sean Bustamante (class of 2015) earned an academic “letter” for his achievement (high GPA) at Hanahan High School!

Nick Stevens (class of 2012) was named 2016 Salutatorian at Stall High School!

Alumni, including Angelica Bramlett, Mac Lambert, Sean Bustamante, Jordan Lane, Monserrat Hernandez, and Jullie-Allisan de Faria, came to our aid this past week, and helped with Field Day, Water Day, Fiesta, and general clean up!

4th Quarter Honor Roll Recipients

Honors (86%+):  Dylan Cedeno, Isabella DelaCruz, John Wendall Trespicio, Tyler Burbage, Jacob Torres, Tracey Bui, Landry Padgett, Sally Cease, Giselle Gonzalez-Hernandez, Jose Hernandez, Mason Lane, Monserrat Hernandez-Rodriguez and Dalton Posadas

High Honors (92%+):  Victoria Viduya Jesion, Meilani Wijetunga, Jonathan Ard, Ricky Tran, Jesse Kirby, Xuan Nguyen, and Brittany Sanchez

Highest Honors (95%+):  Eva Jones, Connie Bui, Reagan Leopold, Zoe Eckrich, Salena Jones, Mary Teresa Provost, Paola De Faria, and Germaine Hanley

Honor Roll All 4 Quarters

Victoria Viduya Jesion, Eva Jones, Dylan Cedeno, Isabella DelaCruz, Meilani Wijetunga, John Wendall Trespicio, Tyler Burbage, Enzo Martin, Jacob Torres, Connie Bui, Reagan Leopold, Jonathan Ard, Zoe Eckrich, Jose Hernandez, Salena Jones, Mary Teresa Provost, Ricky Tran, Dalton Posadas, and Brittany Sanchez

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