Greetings St. Gregory School Families!
We are in the midst of our annual Catholic Schools Week! This week is full of excitement. The students have enjoyed math games, movies, reading, the science fair, and more! The staff is just about to face-off with 8th grade for the annual volleyball game. Additionally, WTAE Channel 4 News may be coming to our school this week to highlight our successful “Project Bundle Up”. We all enjoy this week because it is a chance for us to show off our spirit and the many ways in which St. Gregory School reflects a “community of faith, knowledge, and service.” We create an atmosphere that sets the tone and allows visitors to feel the presence of Christ. With our focus on the values and virtues each week, this atmosphere is even more prominent.
Happy 2019 St. Gregory School Families!
Welcome back to school! I hope all of you had an enjoyable break. St. Gregory School staff is ready to make 2019 another successful year. It is nice to have everyone back after the holidays. The staff and I thank you all for the delicious treats and gifts we enjoyed during break. Thank you for your generosity.
Merry Christmas St. Gregory School Families!
'Tis the Season! What a wonderful time to reflect on our faith and spend quality time with our families. We are all so excited to celebrate this special month of the Immaculate Conception and our Savior's birthday. We will display the Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree beginning next week. Each day the kids will reflect and pray; this keeps the true meaning of Christmas at the forefront. It is my hope that we can all feel His presence during this busy season.
Happy Fall St. Gregory School Families,
We are just about a quarter of the way through the school year, and what a wonderful start it has been! October was a delightful month for all of us. Both volleyball and cross country ended with successful seasons, and basketball and cheerleading kicked off with Monday Madness. Additionally, the Great Pumpkin Race was a success again! Thank you to everyone who volunteered. For those of you who have children playing a sport, please refer to the Handbook in regards to academic eligibility. Mr. Dunker and I will be monitoring that closely. Also, a child who is absent during school is not permitted to play a sport the same evening.
The marking period officially ended Thursday, November 1st. On Monday, November 12th, we will hold parent-teacher conferences; the kids do not have school on this day. Please log into your OptionC account to schedule a conference. You will receive a notice if the time you selected needs to be changed. The teachers in the upper grades will be grouped together in the library. Everyone is allotted 15 minutes, so please be mindful of your time. If you feel you need more time, feel free to schedule a separate meeting with your child’s teacher.
Greetings St. Gregory School Families!
Now that we are almost done with the first marking period, I would like to thank the entire St. Gregory school community for this incredible beginning. Everyone worked so hard on the IOWA testing, and I am so proud of them.
We are seeking website sponsorship from local business professionals and benefactors who value our school vision and understand the importance of Catholic education. If you would like to participate as a school website sponsor, please email me directly. School website sponsor benefits include: continual exposure for your business and services, and your sponsorship shows your support of Catholic education.
It is my pleasure to welcome all of you to the 2018-2019 school year. The teachers and staff are excited and look forward to the beginning of a new year. I am delighted for the opportunities that await your children this year; your child is attending a school with a tradition of excellence.
Everyone at St. Gregory school is committed to ensuring that your child achieves academic excellence and a love of their faith. As you send your child to his/her new teacher, and for many to a new school, I hope that you will join me in setting high expectations. I expect challenging and engaging instruction along with regular communication from teachers and the school.
There is certainly a lot happening during this beautiful (and rainy) Lenten Season. Hopefully this will be a time for all of us to reflect on what is good in our lives and realize how much He loves us. Easter will be here before we know it, and the month of March is filled with activities. On Friday, March 23rd, our 8th graders will be performing Shadow Stations at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. This is a beautiful way for us to reflect on Jesus' agonizing walk to his crucifixion. I highly recommend you to come to one of the performances.
We are just about finished with another epic Catholic Schools Week! It has been a fun-filled week of so many wonderful activities. It was apparent that the staff loved the events as much as the students. It is also obvious that this environment embodies a love for our faith and one another. We had a lot of visitors, and I am hoping that they felt the presence of Christ. This week especially, that fun and loving atmosphere is even more prominent. I want to make sure I congratulate the 8th graders on their win against the staff!
Welcome back! I hope all of you enjoyed the break and had time to relax. St. Gregory School staff is ready to make 2018 another successful year. The staff and I thank you for all the delicious treats and gifts. As a Christmas gift from all of you, we were able to give Fr. Jim $1,000. Thank you for your generosity.
'Tis the Season! What a wonderful time to reflect on our faith and spend quality time with our families. We are all so excited to celebrate this special month of the Immaculate Conception and our Savior's birthday. Like every year during this time, we will display he Advent Wreath and Jesse Tree, which traces Jesus' family tree. Each day the kids will reflect and pray; this keeps the true meaning of Christmas at the forefront.