June 15, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Congratulations to our youngest learners, students in Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten, who participated in the Step-Up Program. We are so grateful to you for your support and for choosing St. Bartholomew School. I thank our wonderful teachers and aides, Mrs. Castrorao, Mrs. Egan, Mrs. Perdoni, Mrs. Porcelli, Mrs. Bonk, Mrs. Brautigan, Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Bechay, Mrs. Krissoff, and Mrs. O’Connell for loving, educating, and inspiring our children.
Our students enjoyed a fun-filled Field Day, and I thank Mrs. Dudra and all our volunteers for making this day a success. Thank you to the HSA for the pizza lunch provided.
Please see the Communication Envelope for information about positions open on the HSA Board. Please consider volunteering and sharing your time, treasure, and talent. Thank you for your consideration.
Our teachers will enjoy the end-of-year luncheon on Monday. We will celebrate the retirement of Mrs. Castrorao and wish her joy. We are grateful for the way she inspired, challenged, and guided her young students to success. She will be missed as a teacher and friend.
Our Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday following the 8:30 am Mass. Students who have achieved Principal’s List or Honor Roll all four quarters, Perfect Attendance, and Physical Fitness Awards will be honored. Dismissal on Tuesday is at 11:30 am and on Wednesday is at 10:30 am. There is no After School Care on June 19.
Summer reading assignments and supply lists are posted on the website. Class lists for the upcoming school year are compiled by teachers, with many factors being taken into consideration. Therefore, requests for teachers and placement may not be honored. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Our 32 additional security cameras are fully installed and functional. Additional security doors will be installed over the summer. Teachers will be receiving professional development presentations on Guided Math, Number Talks, Project-based Learning, STEM and Supporting Writing during the upcoming school year. Additional iPads and laptops are also being purchased.
Please see the letter that will come home with report cards about the results of the surveys. Please check the website over the summer for updates.
Thank you for your ongoing support of St. Bartholomew School. With Christ as the Master Teacher, we remain a model of excellence in Catholic education. I am grateful to all the individuals who have helped make this year a special one, including our outstanding faculty and staff, Home School Association, School Advisory Council, and school families. Let us pray that Jesus will continue to inspire us and fill us with renewed energy, faith, and commitment for the upcoming school year. Have a relaxing and peaceful summer, and I look forward to another year of loving, educating, and inspiring our students to live the teachings of Jesus Christ.
God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.