Weekly Update May 5, 2016

Race for Education is Tommorrow!  Wear your Race shirt and your PE Shorts!!  Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m.

New Face in the Office

We have a new office assistant, as of Tuesday, May 3rd.  Ms. Patricia McBride will be working in the school office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30-9:30 a.m.,  specifically to help our Spanish-speaking families.  Ms. McBride is bi-lingual, and will be a huge help in improving our correspondence with all of our families.  If you are a Spanish-speaker, and need information or help on school-related issues, please come to our office during Ms. McBride’s office hours.  You can also leave her a phone message with Miss Tracy, and she will return your call ASAP.  Ms. McBride will also be translating our school documents and correspondence, and may be able to interpret at parent-teacher meetings as needed.  (Keep in mind that she will interpret DURING meetings only, so if you have an issue with a teacher, please speak directly to the teacher.)  Please feel free to stop by the office and introduce yourselves to Ms. McBride.

Congratulations, Confirmandees

Despite stormy weather, our eighth graders were confirmed by Bishop Guglielmone on Thursday, April 28th.  Along with their parish counterparts, they were beautifully attired, and responded audibly to all questions asked by the Bishop.  We are all very proud of the following students from DRS:


Michelle Maria Bui        Jullie-Allisan Lucy de Faria          Kaitlyn Arnessa Monica Milligan


Dalton Lim John Posadas              Brittany Agnes Sanchez-Acevedo             Diana Miranda Teresa Torres


First Communion is Saturday, May 7th

Please join us at 10:30 a.m., for Mass, as our second graders receive our Lord for the first time!  Please keep them in your prayers as they take this next step on their faith journey.

To Teach As Jesus Did…Again

We are happy to announce that all of our faculty members have committed to returning to Divine Redeemer Catholic School for the 2016-2017 school year.  We thank them for their dedication over the years, and look forward to another great year at DRS!


SCRIP Superstars

The following families are being honored for their great efforts in supporting our SCRIP program.  If each of the families below will snap a picture with their phone or upload a picture from their computer, and email it to secretary@divineredeemerschool.com we will be able to post your pix on our bulletin board!


Super Gold Star Members ($3,000+)

Cease (5.8 gold stars)

Bramlett (4.8 gold stars)                                                   

Lane (3.6 gold stars)

Nguyen (Xuan) (2.5 gold stars)

                                                                         Super Blue Star Members ($1,500-$2,999)





                                                                                                                                Super Star Members ($1,000-1,499)







We have quite a few families close to be Super Star Members!  It’s not too late to join the Super Star SCRIP Club!

We have earned an average of 4% of total purchases, and have made a little over $2,000 this year on SCRIP sales.  We have approximately 75 families in our school, and if everyone would purchase the recommended $1,500 in SCRIP each year, we could easily double that amount.  Imagine what improvements we could make to our program with $4,000!!!  Please help…it’s not too late to support DRS!

Catholic Relief Services Needs Your Help

We are asking every student to please bring in $2.00 to help those in need in Ecuador, and other places in the world, that have been devastated by earthquakes, storms, and other natural disasters.  Mrs. Pease is leading this drive, and requests your donation of $2.00 per student (if possible) by Monday, May 9th.  Thank you for thinking of others who are less fortunate than we are!  God bless you!

New Uniform News

Our new Land’s End uniforms will be ready for ordering very soon.  We will be providing you with the link within the next week or two, so that you can go online and purchase our beautiful new uniforms.    And don’t forget that you can pay for them with Land’s End scrip, and the school will get 16% of every purchase made.  Miss Tracy now has Lands’ End Scrip for sale in her office!!!  Can’t wait to see all of our Eagles in their brand new uniforms on the first day of school!!!

First Day of School 

School will begin on Monday, August 15th!  Mark your calendars!  The first two days will be half days for all students.  (Preschool students will have half days each day of the first week.)  For those planning vacations ahead of time…we will have all the “normal” holidays, including three days off for Thanksgiving, over two weeks off for Christmas vacation, and a week and a half for Easter.  The last day of school will be on Wednesday, May 31st.  Exact details will be coming your way soon.

Upcoming Events:

  • First Holy Communion Practice @ 6:00 p.m. in church on Thursday, May 5th
  • Race for Education on Friday, May 6th. (On campus)  Dismissal @ 11:50 a.m./ No ESP.
  • First Holy Communion will be held on Saturday, May 7th @ 10:30 a.m. in the church
  • May Crowning will take place in the grotto on Wednesday, May 11th, immediately after Mass
  • School Advisory Board Meeting on Thursday, May 12th @ 5:30 p.m. in room 5
  • Monday, May 16th – PTO Meeting (with Race for Education Awards) @ 6:30 in Caddell Hall.
  • Wednesday, May 25 – Baccalaureate Mass @ 8:00 a.m.
  • Friday, May 27th – 8th grade graduation @ 5:00 p.m. in the church.
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 30th – no school or ESP!
  • Field Day – Grades 1-7 @ 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31st.
  • Water Day – Grades K3, K4, & K5 @1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1st.
  • Last day of school is on Thursday, June 2nd. Dismissal at 11:50 a.m.  No ESP that day.

Watch for It!

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

  • “Girls Day Out” flyer for 7th and 8th grade girls only
  • Catholic Relief Services flyer
  • Archery Picnic flyer 

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