Weekly Update, February 19, 2016

Face-to-Face Registration Sessions

Don’t forget that our mandatory Face-to-Face Registration Sessions will be held in Caddell Hall on both Saturday, February 20th, from 9:00 a.m. – noon, and Monday, February 29th, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  All your registration paperwork was sent home in a special packet this week, so that you can have everything filled out prior to registration.  We would really appreciate your help in this, as registration would be much quicker if everyone came prepared.    (The registration packet will also include our 2016-2017 tuition schedules, which show a 1-2% increase, depending on your tuition tier.   The tuition increase was approved by the Parish Finance Council on January 28th, and this increase in revenue will help us to continue to make improvements to our program, and hopefully keep our budget “in the black.”)   We will also be having a Spanish language registration in late February (date to be announced).  Keep in mind that if you register prior to February 29th, you save money.  We look forward to seeing you at one of the registration sessions.

Tuition Assistance Opportunities

In reference to upcoming registration and increased tuition rates, we would like to remind you that we do have several tuition assistance options.  In addition to Divine Redeemer parishioners receiving a large discount due to a subsidy paid by the parish, and parishioners of other Catholic churches receiving a subsidy, we also have some formal scholarships available.  Information on these programs, including St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Tuition Assistance Grant (for Catholic families in need), St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship (for special needs students), and additional parish assistance for low-income families, will be included in your registration packet.  Keep in mind that families applying for needs-based tuition assistance will be required to submit proof of financial need.  Those applying for the St. Thomas Aquinas Scholarship will have different criteria, including medical/educational issues.  Please read through tuition assistance materials carefully, as deadlines will be adhered to in all cases.  Any families that are currently on financial aid of any type will be required to reapply, and to submit proper financial information, in order to be eligible to receive ongoing assistance.

Two of Our Daughters “Wowed” the DAR

On Monday, February 15, while most of you were enjoying a day off, two of our middle school girls attended a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Charleston, and shared her winning historical essay.  Reagan Leopold, grade 5, and Germaine Hanley, grade 7, were applauded by all in attendance, including their families and their English teacher, Mrs. Pease, and then were honored at a luncheon at The Old Exchange Building.  Congratulations to these two young ladies who worked hard to perfect their award-winning essays, and obviously practiced their oral presentation skills.  Both did a fantastic job, and  Divine Redeemer couldn’t be prouder!

Experiencing Deja Vu?

Some of this week’s articles are repeats, or near-repeats, as Mrs. Vice has been in Detroit for a follow-up conference on the Latino Enrollment Institute.  She should be back TODAY, and will have all new material in the next Weekly Update.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures have been scheduled for Friday, March 18th.  Students who will be sitting for pictures may have dress down that day, but be sure to follow dress down guidelines in the School Handbook.

Production Night Talent Wanted

Our next production night will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 p.m. in Caddell Hall.  It will entail a display of art work from students of all ages.  We would like to extend an invitation to all students who are musically talented to provide “background music” for this event.  If your child sings or plays an instrument, please contact the office so that we can plan for him or her to perform during the Art Faire.  Certain types of dancers may also be able to participate. A flyer went home last Friday, but if you happened to misplace it, just call the office and let Mrs. Vice know you are interested.  (Mrs. Vice will be back on campus on Friday, February 19th, but you can leave a voicemail if you wish.)


It’s Black and White…

We expect you at the Silent Auction on Saturday, April 16th!


Upcoming Events:

  • Face-to-Face Registration on Saturday, February 20th from 9:00 – noon in Caddell Hall
  • Bishop Guglielmone to say Mass for students on Thursday, February 25th @ 8:00 a.m. Please join us!
  • Production Night – “A Night for the Arts” – on Thursday, February 25th @ 6:30 p.m. in Caddell Hall
  • Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 26th @ 2:15 p.m. – grades 3 & 4 to host
  • Face-to-Face Registration on Monday, February 29th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Caddell Hall
  • Regional Inservice for all teachers on Friday, March 4th. No School or ESP that day.
  • Quarter 3 ends on Friday, March 11th.
  • Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 11th @ 2:15 p.m. – grades 5 & 6 to host.
  • Spring Pictures on Friday, March 18th – dress down for pictures!
  • Quarter 3 Report Cards go home on Friday, March 18th.
  • Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 18th @ 2:15 p.m. – Faculty/Staff to host.
  • Easter Vacation begins at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23rd. (No ESP that afternoon.)
  • School and ESP Resume after Easter on Monday, April 4th.


Watch for It!

The following are a list of things to watch for today in this packet:

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