November is upon us and with it, FOUR early dismissal days. There will be dismissal at 11:30 on Wednesday, November 7 and bussing will be available to bring students home. Early dismissal for Parent Conferences will be: Friday, November 16, Monday, November 19, and Tuesday, November 20, ALL AT 11:15! Busses will be available on Parent Conference days to BRING students to school, but NOT to return them home. All students will need some other form of transportation to bring them home on these days. After Care will be available on all 4 early dismissal days. Appointment confirmations for parent conferences will be sent soon notifying you of the date and time for your conference(s). If you returned your conference request form into the office by the deadline, I have done my best to schedule your conference(s) for one of the times you listed.
Important for Bussers: December 6 and 7 are 1/2 days for MCS, so there will be no afternoon busses for Massena on those days. After Care will be available, as usual, and St. Lawrence and Norwood/Norfolk busses will be available, as usual.
PLEASE NOTE: We had to change to make a couple changes to the calendar. The changes include:
1) MCS is taking a staff day on 11/13, but is using it as Day 1 of the 6 day cycle. Therefore, 11/14 will be a Day 2, etc. This is a change from when we published the calendar before. ****(revised 11/13) There has been another change to the calendar from MCS – it will be back to the way it was before…11/13 and 11/14 ARE both Day 1’s. The calendar on this site is the CORRECT version!
2) Jean day is not on 11/16, but on 11/30.
We wish Mrs. Loralee Marsh the best of luck as she pursues a new career in warmer climes. We appreciate the many years of service she has given to TCS. We are also look forward to meeting the new person who will teach first grade in her place. It is preferred that applicants are Catholic, but not necessary. All applicants should possess a NYS State teaching certificate. Send letter of interest and resume to Joyce Giroux @ 188 Main Street, Massena, NY 13662 by 11/23.
Your cookie dough orders may be picked up beginning November 15. Be sure to stop in the dining hall to pick up your order so they can be delivered before the holiday rush.
We are excited about this year’s winter fundraiser. This raffle will begin November 16 with a top prize of $20,000, second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500. A letter will be sent home soon to explain everything and give you the opportunity to sell tickets after Masses. The raffle will end January 4 with the drawing being held on January 13 after the 9:30 Mass at Sacred Heart. It is very important that every family does their part with this fundraiser. It is our biggest parent-led fundraiser of the year and has a HUGE impact on our school budget. Thank you in advance for your support of our school!
Our One Day of Giving has been changed to November 27 this year, which is the national charitable giving day called #Giving Tuesday. This year’s One Day should be as entertaining as last year’s, with the day starting with a live radio broadcast from the school, in addition to FaceBook Live video streams throughout the day announcing our hourly donations. Once again, we have generous anonymous donors who have offered to match your donations (amount to be announced soon). Our goal last year was to reach $13,500, which would then be matched. Instead, we raised a total of $60,000 by the end of the day! Our goal is to meet or surpass $60,000 this year!
Last year, our parents alone donated almost $4,000! WOW! What an amazing show of support for our beautiful children. YOU can donate again this year in three ways on November 27, or ANY time during the 2018-2019 year: 1) bring a check or credit card to the school office at 188 Main Street, 2) click the DONATE button on this website, or 3) call the school office to give your credit card donation over the phone! Check the website, and the school’s FaceBook page frequently on that day to get a fun glimpse of students LIVE as they bring results to you! A schedule will be sent out ahead of time, so you can see what grades will be live and when.