Announcing Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
St. Cecilia School is pleased to announce the creation of a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program. TK acts as a bridge between a more flexible learning environment and the more structured academic setting of today’s kindergarten classrooms. TK smooths the transition from Preschool to Kindergarten.
The 2018-2019 St. Cecilia School TK program is designed to meet the needs of students who:
• Turn 5 on or after September 1, 2018.
• Have a 2018 summer birthday but may need the “gift of time” to be ready to meet the social and academic expectations of kindergarten.
TK classes offer learning opportunities that use smaller group settings, hands-on learning, and a language-rich environment to prepare students for school success. Our TK classroom will provide an environment that is engaging, age appropriate, and promotes interaction, communication, spiritual growth, and learning.
Our TK will blend social and emotional experiences with academic learning. The children will not only learn essential pre-literacy, pre-math and other cognitive skills, but also develop social and self-regulation skills needed to succeed in school. The class will be taught by a credentialed teacher.
Please email Mrs. Connelly (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your interest in applying for the 2018-2019 Transitional Kindergarten Program.
Be sure to include your name, along with your child’s name and birthday.
Kindergarten Sibling Application 2018-2019 Due THIS Friday
Parents, do you have a child ready for Kindergarten (5 years old as of September 1, 2018)? Do you plan to enroll an older child in our school for the 2018–2019 school year? If so, click here for the Request for Sibling Application form.
This completed form is due in the school office by Friday, November 17. You will then receive an application packet on Wednesday, November 22. This packet must be returned by Friday, December 1. No child will be screened without a completed application packet. Once we have your completed application, we will send you a screening time for Friday, January 5.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 13 - Mandatory Parent Meeting Grs 4-8
St. Cecilia School will be showing the documentary Screenagers on Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. This showing will be mandatory for all parents of students in grades 4-8. At least one parent must attend. Screenagers is a documentary that will likely strike a chord with many parents. It explores how students interact with each other using electronic device (smartphones, computers, social media, etc.) and looks at whether parents can - or should - try to limit or control this behavior. Many experts share their thoughts on the topics the movie covers, which include tech addiction, violent video games (some clips from the games are shown), digital citizenship, and more. It's sure to prompt conversations about family communication and responsible tech use.
Improv Island - THIS Saturday, November 18
Drama Club invites you to join us for an afternoon of improvisational games and scenes on Improv Island this Saturday, November 18th in the school Auditorium.
Advanced Class performs at 12:00 p.m.
Beginning Class follows at 2:00 p.m.
$5.00 Donation Requested for Admission with $1.00 Concessions
Yearbook Ordering - DISCOUNT NOW!
It is time to sign up for a 2017-2018 St. Cecilia School Yearbook account! Click here to create an account.
If you already have an account, make sure to select "Log In."
Discount! Get a 5% discount if you purchase a yearbook by the end of November! You save, Earth gets a new tree, and our Student Council gets a funding contribution. What a deal! With an account, you can add pictures to our folders (that our student yearbook editors can use), build your own custom picture pages, purchase a yearbook in soft cover or hardbound, and more. Once you have created or logged into your account, you can help our student editors create the yearbook by adding pictures to our community folders for 1st Quarter & Second Quarter! Some great pictures to upload would be photos from Halloween, SC sports games, or other SC events. Although we are limited by page space and will be unable to print all submitted photos in the yearbook, we rely on families and teachers to provide quality photos for use in the yearbook.
Thank you in advance for all of your help!
Contact: Ms. Mary Beth McLean at email@example.com with any questions.
Citizens of the Week
Congratulations to our Citizens of the Week for the week of November 13:
|Grade 1 Room 4
|Grade 1 Room 8
|Grade 2 Room 1
| Grade 2 Room 3
| Grade 3 Room 2
|Grade 3 Room 9
Open House Schedule
St. Cecilia School will conduct several Open Houses for prospective parents. If you know of anyone looking to begin Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year, please let the family know of our Open Houses.
There will be information in the eNewsletters on Wednesday, November 8 and November 15 if you have a sibling coming into St. Cecilia School next year.
Applications for Kindergarten are now available in the school office.
Grades K-6: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 21
Thursday, November 30
Applications for Grades 1-6 will be available beginning Tuesday, November 21.
Grades 1-6: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
“St. Cecilia School mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits student of any race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or make available to students at this school. St. Cecilia School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national and/or ethnic origin, age, gender or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.”
Student Book Club
7th Grade Book Club:
TODAY, Wednesday, November 15th at LUNCH
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson or
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
8th Grade Book Club:
TODAY, Wednesday, November 15th at LUNCH
Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
6th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 6th at LUNCH
Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
5th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 6th at LUNCH
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
* No need for students to sign up. Just read one of the books and show up for the meeting!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mimi Pratt
Little Sisters of the Poor Collection - Through THIS FRIDAY!
The Little Sister of the Poor Collection ends this Friday. The items needed are:
Ensure (Nutritional Shake)
These items are for the senior citizens residing at St. Anne’s Home for the Elderly which is run by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Please have your child bring in items to their classrooms.
Thank you for your generous contributions.
LITPIX - Creativity in our School!
It is almost time for our first LITPIX of the year. This year our theme is Creativity in the School! We would like to celebrate all the wonderful art and writing that our students do here at St. Cecilia School. All work submitted must have been done at school.
Submissions can be sent to Luke W., Commissioner of Publicity, in Grade 7 Room 24. All work must be turned in by Friday, November 17.