St. Edward Catholic School
Fr. Todd Petersen, Pastor * Jaci Garvey, Principal
210 W. 4th Street * Minneota, Minnesota 56264
Phone:(507) 872-6391 * Fax: (507) 872-5263
Sept 24, 2020
We held our Student Council election on Tuesday. I am so proud of all 13 students who applied for these five positions. They ran a clean, competitive race. In the end, the students and staff elected Kylie Callens, Elena Myhre, Wyatt Pohlen, Niara Gorecki and Randy Sorensen to our 2020-21 Student Council. We look forward to great things from them!
Tomorrow is another turn in day for marathon pledges. Everyone that turns in a pledge tomorrow will receive a prize from Mrs. Garvey’s prize bucket; their names will go into a drawing for a chance to win some play dough. So far we have collected $5,995.00. Great job everyone! Go out this weekend and get your pledges!
Our next school Mass is Wed., September 30th at 10:30am. The 7th and 8th grade students will be leading us.
There will be no school for St. Edward School on Monday, October 5th due to the Teacher Faith Formation Day. There will also be no afterschool program on that day.
We are happy to announce that Photoworks will be here on Tuesday, October 6th for school picture day! We will send order forms home in next week’s parent folder. Preschool children who are not in school on that day are welcome to come in for pictures. Please watch for more information.
Thank you to all who filled out our parent survey. Given the results on the survey, we have decided that St. Edward School will keep our MEA Break as planned. That means that we will not have school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 – 16, 2020.
Coats for Kids has started their annual winter gear collection. They have placed a collection bucket in our entryway. Please consider donating gently used coats, hats and mittens prior to October 13th.
In our school handbook we stress that riding the bus is a priviledge; this year it is especially so. 4.O Bus Service is asking all students riding the bus, at any time of day, to wear their face coverings. If students are not wearing their face coverings while on the bus, 4.O Bus Service has every right to not allow students to ride.
Did you know that the St. Edward School Cafeteria is licensed by the State of Minnesota and that Mrs. Moorse is a Certified Food Safety Manager recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health? These designations hold our cafeteria to higher standards than many restaurants. To that end, we are inspected at least twice yearly by MDH. Inspectors look for cleanlieness, nutrition compliance and that we are following our approved food safety program. We also participate in the Farm to School program which encourages the use of locally grown foods. Please rest assured that all food brought into the school and served from the cafeteria meets USDA safety requirements.
The Schoenstatt Girls Group will meet by Zoom this fall. Hopefully we will be able to move to in-person sessions later in the year. Schoenstatt Girls Group is for all girls ages 6-16. The Schoenstatt Girls' meetings include games, crafts, and songs; they provide an opportunity for girls and young women to grow in their faith, their love for God and Mary, and to share this experience with other girls their age. For more information about Schoenstatt please contact Jean Callens, firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-828-3472.
May God Bless,
Jaci Garvey, Principal