Principal's Notes 10/27

These are busy days with Halloween, soccer, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Spirit Week and report cards and conferences!!!

Thank you to Kat Campbell and Leah Kramer and their committee for the fabulous party on Friday night. The Haunted House had them screaming! As usual it was a great event for our families. Thanks to all who helped decorate and watch over the games and food.
Call us crazy but yes the children may wear their Halloween costume on Friday. Please keep the masks, face paint and extra pieces at home. No brooms, swords or other props. But yes they may come in costumes.

Next week you will receive report cards. You will find the explanation and due dates for the Giving Projects. This is part of our Religion. We want to teach the children to reach out to the poor and those who need help. Please help your children fill the boxes and pick out the food. It is important to learn that giving is a part of living.

November 6 and November 13 are both half days to accommodate the CONFERENCES. Remember that these are for parents only. You cannot bring children and leave them on the bench or at the Book Fair. This is a day for parents and teachers to come together for a productive conference. A bell will be rung every 15 minutes so be sure you come on time. We have always used this system and everyone has their full time with the teacher. When the bell rings, the conference is over and someone else will walk in the door.

The weather is changing by the end of the week. Remember to dress the children for the weather. Also, please put names in these beautiful coats. Enjoy this glorious weather and the winding down of another sports season. Basketball is lurking!!! Happy Halloween!

 Cross Country Championship Announcement
This past weekend DeC competed in the Cross Country Championship with 125 runners. They competed for 4 City Championship titles and came home with three of them.
The Varsity Boy led by Eamon Smith, Will Kirvan, and Matthew Pottker won the city championship title beating out Holy Trinity and St. Bernadette’s.
The Varsity Girls led by Cady Hyde, Maria DiBari, Chloe Rickerby, and Brooke Lennon won the city championship title. Cady Hyde broke the meet record coming in first place in a time of 12:51.
The JV Girls led by Meredith Gotzman, Liza Goetcheus, Caroline Kirvan, Caroline Gotzman, Nora Pottker, and Kate and Claire Campbell won first place and are also City Champions.
The 8 and under crowd is not able to compete for a city title, but the following runners received medals for their achievement in individual races: Sydney Debnam, Fiona McGuire, Anderson Bishop, Matthew Matelis and Jax Goetcheus.

 "MARK YOUR CALENDARS........The 10th Annual Christmas Bazaar is right around the corner, Saturday, November 14th from 9am - 4pm. There will be over 35 vendors featuring art, crafts, accessories, home décor, jewelry, baked goods, and more. There will be a thrift shop, Duke items for sale, children's book fair, raffles, Go Fish Food Truck, and visits with Santa. It is a great way to get an early start on your holiday shopping. There are many opportunities to get involved and help with this beautiful event!"