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 - PAST DUE
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.
Children's Choir - Christmas Eve Mass
Those students interested in singing at the Christmas Eve Mass on Sunday, December 24, please return the form to Sr. Margaret as soon as possible.
"INTO THE WOODS" Auditions and Callbacks - Saturday, December 2
It's that time of year again!
Drama Club is holding auditions and callbacks for students in Grades 4-8 to participate in our upcoming spring musical, Into the Woods Jr.!
All students interested in auditioning should turn in an audition form to the front office by Wednesday, November 29. On the day of auditions, Saturday, December 2nd, students should arrive at the auditorium at 10:00 a.m. All students should bring a water bottle, lunch, and a book to auditions. They do not need to prepare a song or monologue, but should come well-rested and in clothes they can move around in.
Auditions will go from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please note that NOT all students will be asked to stay for callbacks. Students who are asked to stay for callbacks will get an opportunity to call their parents to let them know and to take a lunch break from 1:00-2:00. If your child doesn't call to say they need to stay for callbacks, please come and pick them up promptly at 1:00 p.m. Being called back or not being called back is not an indicator of whether or not your student has been cast, it just means that the production team needs more time with them.
Please email Sarah Boone with any questions you may have at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Citizens of the Week
Congratulations to our Citizens of the Week for the week of November 20:
|Grade 1 Room 4
|Grade 1 Room 8
|| Lauren Chow
|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.
Applications for Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 are now available in the school office.
Grades K-6: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, November 30
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
5th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 6th at LUNCH
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
6th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 6th at LUNCH
Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
7th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 13th at LUNCH
Finding Someplace by Denise Lewis Patrick
8th Grade Book Club:
Wednesday, December 13th at LUNCH
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
* 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