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THE WEDNESDAY ENVELOPE

Corpus Christi Catholic School

August 21, 2019


Welcome Back!
 
FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! Please view Mrs. Lafferty's letter to all school families here.

NEW  The Scrip Office has been relocated to the parish office.  If you wish to purchase Scrip in person, please go to Door A at the parish office and you will be buzzed into the office. This relocation was undertaken to improve school safety by eliminating visitors in the school building.  The Scrip hours remain the same.  You may also send your order to school with your child and it will be sent home that day.

NEW  I would like to ask you to please fulfill your financial obligations to the school in a timely manner. In order to make Catholic education as affordable as possible, we do not utilize a tuition service which would add to the cost for parents. To continue this practice and maintain a firm financial position it is important that you adhere to the payment schedule you selected.  Emergencies arise and if you can’t meet your payment schedule, please contact Mrs. Schelley Snyder in the business office to make alternative arrangements. Thank you for your cooperation.

FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE 

The August Family Envelopes will be available this weekend, August 24-25, after all masses.
  The envelopes will be in the Church Narthex labeled by family name. The envelope will contain pertinent information and forms to be completed for the first day of school, as well as information to log onto Option C, our new parent communication system.  This is where you'll find the much anticipated teacher assignments! Please make every attempt to pick up your family's envelope and complete these forms so you can send them with your child on their first day of school.  
 
In your August Envelope, you will receive a username and password, along with directions on how to login to Option C, our new Learning Management System.  Once you successfully login, you will land on your student's dashboard.  Please click on the tab titled "Student", then click on "Classes" in the drop down menu.  Your student's homeroom assignment will then be visible.  

NEW  Important Reminders for the First Day of School! 
  • Please be sure to complete and return ALL forms you received in your August Family Envelope.  It is extremely important that we have the completed forms on the 1st day of school.  
  • The first day of school can be a very exciting time, as well as a very anxious time for some of our students.  In the best interest of all our students, we ask that you please say your goodbyes at the door.  Your child will be escorted by school staff or older students, to their classroom, if need be.  There may be some tears, but we promise to take good care of your children.
  • North Penn Food Services will NOT be providing hot lunch during our first week of school.  All students must pack a lunch on August 27th, 28th, and 29th.  Hot lunches will begin on September 3rd.
  • Now is a good time to add funds to your child's lunch account.  Please visit the School Cafe website.  If you do not know your child's unique ID code, please contact Mrs. Herron.
Update  Attention parents of students who reside in North Penn School District and receive transportation:  North Penn has experienced a delay in communicating transportation details to our families.  The information should be available in your Parent Portal within the next few days.  In the meantime, you may contact their transportation department directly, at 215-853-1139, for your family's information.

Update  Attention parents of students who reside in Methacton School District and require transportation:  All families should have received an email from Mrs. Mastrogiovanni with your transportation details.  Please check your email and your spam folder.  If you did not receive it, please contact Mrs. Mastrogiovanni in the school office.

Please take a few minutes to review our Car Line Procedure, which was implemented last year.  Morning car line instructions and diagram can be found here.   Afternoon car line instructions can be found here and a diagram here.

NEW  Families interested in Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can check their eligibility and apply for enrollment here.  The attached flyer gives an overview of the program.
 
Important Lunch Reminders:  North Penn School District will again provide lunch service for our students.  The price of lunch will be $3.50 and we will continue with the point of sale program implemented last year. You may set up an account for your child in School Café with North Penn or you may send your child with cash.  Each child will be assigned a unique six digit number to be used each time they purchase lunch.
According to the newly enacted Act 55, if a child tells North Penn they need lunch, they must be served.  You will be charged for this meal.  North Penn will notify you regularly if your child has a negative lunch balance. Please rectify this negative balance as soon as possible. Any outstanding negative balances become the responsibility of the school.  We will follow the usual policy for unpaid balances in June. Students with an outstanding balance will not receive their report card.
 

FROM THE CCS OUTREACH CORNER

 


FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE

Welcome back from the Health Suite!  The school nurse will be at school on 8/23 from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, and on 8/26 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  This would be a great time to drop off any medications, action plans, or other paperwork prior to the first day of school.

 
HOME & SCHOOL NEWS

Our 2019-2020 Signup for Volunteers is here! New this year, a family fun outdoor movie night and a family fun brain games night!  So many great opportunities to get involved. Please find the link here  Please note that we do require a signup of 4 events per family.  Co-chairing an event counts as all 4. If you have any questions regarding events or concerns please contact Lindsay Beagle at corpuschristihomeandschool@gmail.com

Update  Home and School has some new information to start the new school year!  An email was sent to all school families with our first newsletter!  Here you will find important information for the upcoming school year, as well as our new H&S website.  We will have a parent portal that will be part of the main Corpus Christi website. Included in the parent portal will be a Google calendar, online RSVP forms, online payments, meeting and volunteer information, and more! 

Attention all families of PreK and Kindergarten Students: The Fifth Annual PreSchool & Kindergarten Family Social will be on Saturday, September 7th from 11AM-1PM at the Corpus Christi School Playground. Look here for more information about this fun get together!

Update  Save the date! September 14th we will host a Movie in the Park! Bring a blanket or chair and have some popcorn and cotton candy! Let the kids have fun with the kiddos in their class and meet some of the Corpus parents! Click here to RSVP

Mark your calendar! Thursday, September 19th, will be our annual Muffins with Mom.  Make sure you don't miss this special event.  Send your reply and payment to the school office by September 16th.  Dads, we need your help to make this extra special for our moms.  Look here for more information on how to reply and how to help.
 

SCHOOL NEWS

Welcome to our NEW BOX TOPS contest for 2019-2020. Due to the transition from clipping Box Tops to scanning receipts, there will no longer be a classroom competition.  Instead, if Corpus Christi School earns $2500 from Box Tops this year, all students will be treated to Via Veneto Italian Ice.  Box Tops for Education is changing its program. Instead of clipping Box Tops, you will be able to scan your receipts and earn money for Corpus Christi Catholic School. Please view the letter from Box Tops for Education that explains this change here. Corpus Christi will continue to earn 10 cents for every Box Top. We will continue to collect any remaining traditional paper Box Tops.  Simply send them in on the collection sheets, which are included in the link above.  Please no expired Box Tops

BOOK SOX  will be on sale at school on Tuesday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 30th. Please look at this link for more detailed information including price and amount need per each grade. 

NEW  Join the CCS Computer Club and Media Club!  These clubs are open to students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.  Any interested student should return their completed permission slips by Thursday, August 29th.  Permission slips can be found at these links Computer Club Permission Slip and  Media Club Permission Slip
 


FROM THE SCRIP OFFICE

Giant A+ School Rewards are back!  You can help our school earn CASH by registering your Giant Bonus Card.  Look here for more information.

The new school year is a perfect time for Scrip! With scrip fundraising, families can easily earn tuition credits for Corpus Christi Catholic School (CCS), REC or any Catholic high school or college while they shop by simply using SCRIP gift cards for everyday purchases! View Scrip order form here.  Please stop in, call or email.

Nancy Hamaday, Scrip Coordinator
Corpus Christi SCRIP Office 215-362-0104 
cc.scrip@yahoo.com
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12:30pm (when school is in session)
Mon evenings 5:30-7:00pm (when REC is in session)


 View SCRIP order form here
PARISH EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Our parish will be offering the Protecting God’s Children, Awareness Sessions for Adults on two upcoming dates.  This class is a mandatory step in getting your clearances.  Go to Virtus.org to register for any of these sessions.
Thursday August 22nd, 10 AM - 12:30PM
Thursday August 22nd, 7 PM - 9:30 PM
 

Corpus Christi Parish Cub and Boy Scout Programs

An Information and Sign-Up meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5th at 7pm in Corpus Christi Room A

Boys in 1st through 8th grade are eligible and can start at any level.  Families who are unable to attend the sign-up night or have questions should contact: 

Cub Scouts: Matt Lendzinski  
matthew.lendzinski@gmail.com or 215-917-7774
Boy Scouts: Joe Rakszawski
 joerak@aol.com or 610-584-0333

CYO NEWS
 

OTHER
NEW  Girls interested in attending Mount Saint Joseph Academy are invited to attend their Open House and register for the Scholarship/Entrance exam.  View this flyer for more information.

CALENDAR REMINDERS

TUES Aug 27th

School Begins Grades 1 - 8

1st Trimester Begins

Kindergarten Orientation

WED Aug 28th

Pre-K Orientation

First Day for Kindergarten

FRI Aug 30th

School Holiday

MON Sept 2nd

Labor Day, No School for Students and Teachers

TUES Sept 3rd

First Day for Pre-K 

WED Sept 4th

Welcome Liturgy Grades 1 - 8 in the church.  All are welcome!

Back to School Night, Grades K - 8, 7-8 pm in the gym

SAT Sept 7th

PreK and Kindergarten Family Picnic
 
CALENDARS
VOLUNTEER

 2019-20 Sign up Genius

We are in need of many volunteers throughout the school year. Just click the link above to review and add your name to any committees that interest you. Thank you!
FACEBOOK LINKS
OTHER INFORMATION
SUBMITTING DOCUMENTS
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maria.mastro@corpuschr.org 

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