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June 13, 2018

Have a wonderful Summer!
We'll be back in August!

~The MoN Newsletter Team
Dates to remember
Sat., Aug. 11:  Used Uniform Sale
     9:00 - 11:00 am  SAVE THE DATE!
Wed., Aug. 29: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL 2018-2019
Notes From the Office
  • Tomorrow is the last day of school.  The awards ceremony for April and May/June virtue awards will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the KFC followed by Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation at 9:30 a.m.  (Please note the time).  We will begin dismissal  immediately after we return from Mass. There is no aftercare tomorrow.   Please be aware that the driveway will be blocked at the OLVP parking lot after Mass so the students may walk safely back to school.
  • All students must wear DRESS UNIFORMS to school for Mass tomorrow.
  • Summer work packets were distributed to all students currently in grades K-7, and the work will also be posted on the website by the end of the week.  Incoming Kindergarten students do not have any summer work requirements.
  • Please remember to check PaySchools Central for your hot lunch balance, and to remit any fees due to the school before the end of the year.  This includes hot lunch, extended care, library fees, tuition, etc.  End of year information including report cards and standardized testing results will NOT be mailed to families who have outstanding financial obligations.  Additionally, high school transcripts will not be sent until all outstanding obligations are met.   Hard copies of report cards and other information will be sent via USPS during the week of June 25.
  • Please remember to pick up your children’s medication from Nurse Williams. You may pick up anytime tomorrow between 8 and 12 in the health room.   Please note ALL medications must be picked up by an adult, not a student.  Any medications left at school after June 15 will be destroyed.
  • We have an overflow in the Lost and Found.  Please take a moment to stop by and check to see if any of your child’s clothing is there.  ALL LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY ON Thursday, June 14.
  • School supply lists for the 2018-2019 school year are posted on the website under “Current Families”, “Parent Resources”, “School Supply Lists”.
  • We will include a copy of the 2018-2019 calendar with the report cards.  In the meantime, if you have a specific question, please contact me and I will try to help you.
  • Are you looking forward to a relaxing summer, but dreading the August trip to the stores for Back-to-School Supplies shopping?!?  Let the rising 8th grade class do it for you!  Please see below for details and ordering information. (www.shopttkits.com and enter Account # 53493)  Order by June 15.
  • Please see the bottom of the newsletter for a variety of summer camp opportunities.
Reminders:
  • Please see 2018-2019 staff change letter from Mr. Friel HERE
  • Cafeteria accounts that have been set up with PayForIt.net have been deactivated.   PayForIt.net has been replaced by a new online payment systems: PaySchools Central.  Please click here to access the new site: PaySchools Central or you can use the URL https://www.payschoolscentral.com   Use your existing PayForIt email and password to login to the PaySchools Central Site.
    If you have any problems accessing your information, you can call PaySchools at 877-393-6628 for assistance.
4-7 grade Field Day was also a  Fun Day!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS


Schoolkidz-School Supply Kits for Next Year

Great News! This year we will be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program. SchoolKidz offers pre-packaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade. Our kits are a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies. Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! www.shopttkits.com Enter account #53493 Order by June 15th! More info here.

Go Green - Recycle Your Old Crayons and Markers!

We are excited to tell you about two very special programs to keep our earth clean.  Please consider recycling all your old crayons and markers at home and those that you’ll be receiving back from school at the end of this year.  We will be collecting them in boxes in front of the office.  More information about what happens with the recycled materials is below!

Crayons

All crayons will be donated to The Crayon Initiative. The donated crayons will then be recycled and distributed to art programs at children’s hospitals across the U.S. by The Crayon Initiative.

Markers:

Markers will be sent to Crayola in support of their program called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy! The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating!

We STREAM Summer Camp is Canceled
HOT TOPICS 

Spirit Shop Volunteers Needed
Volunteers needed to help with the Spirit Shop! Now that we have the Spirit Shop up and running on the school website, we are looking for a few parent volunteers who are willing to fill online orders and assist with coming up with new items to keep the Mary of Nazareth school Spirit alive throughout the school year. Please contact Carmen Meyers at carmenameyers@hotmail.com if interested.
HSA NEWS 

Breakfast with St. Nick Chairpersons Needed

HO HO HO - Think Christmas!
We need volunteers to chair the Decorations committee, and a Photographer!
If interested please contact akaufman@maryofnazareth.org
AFTER THE BELL
STINGERS LACROSSE SUMMER CAMP

Learn More and Register at: www.stingerlax.com/camp.html
July 23 – July 26, 2018 *** 4:00 – 7:30 PM Ovid Hazen Park, Clarksburg MD Great for Beginner to Advanced Players Girls ages 6 14
Summer Tutoring
 
If you are considering a summer tutor for your child to help him/her with iXL, the reading project, or to improve the skills that he/she learned this year, these Mary of Nazareth teachers are willing to assist you.  The following teachers are experts in the MoN curriculum and the academic expectations and they are available to tutor during the summer months.  If you are interested, please email the teacher using her MoN email address to make arrangements.  
 
  • Ms. Angelika Clark (aclark@maryofnazareth.org) reading & math Grades K – 5
  • Mrs. Nancy DeWitt (ndewitt@maryofnazareth.org) reading, grammar, writing
  • Ms. Theresa Finucane (tfinucane.@maryofnazareth.org) reading & math Grades K-3
  • Mrs. Michelle Himes (mhimes@maryofnazareth.org) 
  • Mrs. Jennifer Koutsos (jkoutsos@maryofnazareth.org) math & HSPT
  • Mrs. Holly Magidson (hmagidson@maryofnazareth.org) reading, grammar, writing Grades 2-8, HSPT Grammar
  • Ms. Jennifer Massey (jmassey@maryofnazareth.org) reading & math Grades 4-8,   HSPT
  • Mrs. Victoria Posner (vposner@maryofnazareth.org) reading & math Grades3 - 8
  • Mrs. Cecilia Rajnic (crajnic@maryofnazareth.org) reading, grammar, writing 
  • Grades 2-8, HSPT Grammar
  • Mrs. Barbara Ryba (bryba@maryofnazareth.org) reading, math, writing Grades K-5
  • Mr. Jonathan Kravitz (jkravitz@maryofnazareth.org) grammar/writing, HSPT
Below are some links to summer camps in the area:

Mrs. DuVall's Platform Volleyball Camp at the KFC
Whitman Summer Camp at Mary of Nazareth School
TK Sports Camp at the Katie Fitzgerald Center
St. John's College High School Basketball Camps (see flyer HERE)
Mother Seton Parish Bible Camp
Our Lady of the Visitation Bible Camp
June 18-22
 
STUDENT NEWS
8th grade Graduation
Kindergarten Graduation
MoN 2017-2018 Newsletter committee
Lisa D'Souza
Lauren Farago
Andrea Lachin
Truong Lee
Stefanie Marques
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