Parent Letter

September 29, 2022

 This Sunday, September 28 will be the first week of Sunday FIRE.   This week’s lesson will be Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for adults.  If you are curious to learn more about our faith or Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, plan on joining us from 9:30 – 10:30 am on Sunday morning.  A light breakfast will be provided.

 There will be no school or afterschool program on Monday, October 3rd so our staff can attend Faith Formation in Redwood Falls. 

 Tuesday will be another turn-in for pledges for the marathon. Everyone that turns in a pledge with money will receive a Free Homework Pass and their name will go into a drawing for a chance to win the large bucket of Cheese Balls.   Calliope Thomsen was the winner of the backpack this week.  So far we have collected $8,200 toward our goal of $25,000.   Get out this weekend and get those pledges.  I am always amazed at the generosity of our community when it comes to supporting St. Edward School.

 We will be doing our Vision/Hearing Screening on Tuesday, October 4th for kindergarten – 8th grade.  If your child wears glasses, please remember to send them along with them for vision screening.

 Our next school Mass is Wednesday, October 5th  at 10:30 am.  The 7th and 8th grade students will be leading us.  

 As part of our environmental standards, the 3rd-6th grades will be attending a Lyon County Landfill tour on Thursday, October 6th.  Permission slips will be sent home soon.

 We will be walking our Marathon for non-public education on Friday, Oct.  7th beginning at 1 pm.  All friends and families of St. Edward School are welcome to join as we walk the Minneota walking trail and finish up with an obstacle course on our property.

On Sunday, Oct. 9th we will gather for our first Peace of Mind presentation on Social, Academic and Emotional Skills for parents in the Knights of Columbus Hall at 5 pm.  We will offer a small meal and childcare.  Bring the kids and look forward to an evening of adult learning!   Please RSVP to the school so we know how many people to plan for.

We have finished our NWEA testing.  We will begin analyzing them to know what we need to focus on for the 2022-23 school year.   Your child’s results will be given to you with their first quarter report cards.  If you have questions before then, please feel free to reach out to the school.

 In case you have not noticed, the weather has begun to change.  That being said, the mornings are much cooler than we are used to.  I noticed gloves and hats this morning.  It also means that the school building may be cooler in certain areas.  Now that we all have cubbies or lockers, feel free to send a sweater or sweatshirt to school that can just stay here in case your child becomes chilly throughout the day.   

 May God Bless,                                                          

Mrs. Garvey