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Illustration Of Colorful Autumn Leaves.png   October 4, 2015


+Dear Friends,


What a change in temperature from last week to now!!  Actually, it’s great to feel the cool air of fall.  It’s rather nice to need a sweater or jacket when we head outside.  Now it really feels like school time!


Well, the next two weeks will find our children in grades 2-8 taking the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.  The schedule is such that the students are only testing for a short time each day – definitely no longer than an hour.  Once testing is over for the day, they move on to their regular schedules – and life goes on!


This week our Together with Toddler program begins.  It will continue until November 30th each Monday from 1:30 to 3:00 pm under the direction of Mrs. McEnerney.  It helps the toddlers learn to socialize with other children their age and lets care-givers time to share stories and concerns.  There is still time to join the group for anyone who may be interested.


This is also the first week for our Junior Art Club.  Registered students will meet with Mrs. Santoemma and her assistants in the cafeteria after school on Tuesday.  The program will continue all year on Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:30 pm and all ages are welcome.  So, children from kindergarten to grade 8 can show their creativity and artistic ability.  Check with the school if you need more information. 


Please note that there will be NO BAND this Wednesday because of the testing program.  Band lessons will resume next Wednesday (yes, even though testing will continue).  There is Chorus after school on Monday and Parish Children’s Choir on Tuesday. 


Please remember that the 6th Grade Candlelight Service takes place this Wednesday evening in the Church.  This first step in the preparation process for Confirmation of these young people is very important and most impressive.  It is an ideal time for parents to share their faith with their children.


Next Sunday, October 11th is St. Raymond Parish’s BLOOD DRIVE in the school cafeteria from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Your donation will help to save up to three lives. 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Bring ID with signature or photo
  • Minimum weight of 110 lbs.
  • Age 16-75 ( 16 year olds must have parental permission.  Age 76 and over need a doctor’s note)
  • Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids
  • No tattoos for the past 12 months

Please consider donating to help the cause.  Have a blessed week.



Sister Ruthanne


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