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Wyoming Area Catholic welcomes back students and parents

School Schedule

School begins on Monday, August 29. There will be half days the week of August 29 – September 2. Dismissal for the week will be at 11:00 a.m. School opens at 7:30 a.m. Students must be in the building no later than 7:45 a.m. Classes begin at 7: 55 a.m.

September 5: Labor Day – No School.

September 6: Cafeteria Opens

September 6: Aftercare begins

Kindergarten Schedule

To assist students get acclimated with the school routine, we will have half of the class attend school on Monday, August 29 and the other half of the class attend school on Tuesday, August 30. The class will be divided for the first two days as follows:

Monday, August 29: Last names beginning with A through L

Tuesday, August 30: Last names beginning with M through Z

All kindergarten students will attend school beginning Wednesday, August 31. Dismissal is at 11:00 am. The week of August 29.

Pre-Kindergarten Schedule

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, (August 29 – 31), groups of pre-kindergarten students will be attending school to help ease them into the Pre-K Program. The students will engage in simple classroom activities, tour the school building and familiarize themselves with the school personnel.

Please refer to the August mailing of the parent envelope to determine which day your child is assigned. Students are asked to bring in a small stuffed teddy bear or small stuffed animal.

The Pre-Kindergarten regular school schedule will begin on Thursday, September 1. Dismissal is at 11:00 a.m. the week of August 29.

Arrival Procedures

Bus riders will be dropped off at the main entrance. The students are to proceed directly to the cafeteria. Car riders are to enter the school through the main front door no earlier than 7: 30 a.m. Parents have the option to either park in the parking lot and walk their children to the front door or pull up and drop their children off. We will continue to have someone to help students exit cars so, again, we are asking parents not to get out of the cars so as to keep traffic moving.

For safety and security reasons parents are not to walk children into the building.

Mark Your Calendars

September 26: Diocesan Teachers’ Institute – No school

October 3-7 - Terra Nova Testing

November 6-9 – Middle States Evaluation

Welcome

Welcome back to all our returning faculty and staff. We also welcome and are pleased to have as faculty and staff at Wyoming Area Catholic our new teachers:

Mrs. Evelyn Owens, third grade

Mrs. Anne Powers, sixth grade homeroom

Mrs. Ann Marie Walsh, eighth grade

Mrs. Ann Henry, Office Assistant

Mass Schedule

Opening school liturgy will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church. Fr. Joseph Verespy will be the celebrant for this liturgy. Eighth grade students will lead the student body in prayers. All are invited to attend.

September 14: Holy Hour at 1:00 p.m.

September 16: Confessions at 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Cafeteria will open on Tuesday, September 6. Lunch orders for the month of September are due August 29.

Used Clothing Drive

Wyoming Area Catholic will be sponsoring a used clothing drive form September 6-12, as a fundraiser for the school. Wyoming Area Catholic is working with “Fibers of the Earth,” a local non-profit recycling company that supports schools and charities in our area. Every item donated gets recycled or reused in some way so we would be helping the school community and the environment! Acceptable items include: clean clothing, sneakers, shoes, sheets, bedding, linens, curtains, purses, belts, hats, socks, bags, stuffed animals, soft cloth toys. Please place all items in plastic bags – no boxes – the bags will also be recycled. The following times are available for dropping off items:

Wednesday, September 7: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 9: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 11: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Items can be dropped off at the school located at 1690 Wyoming Avenue. Please use the sports entrance located at the back of the school. School families will receive information regarding additional drop off times in their brown envelopes on the first day of school.

Brown Parent Envelopes

The first parent envelope containing important information regarding the school year 2011-12 was mailed in August. On the first day of school, August 29th, brown parent envelopes will be sent home with the students. All information contained in the parent envelope can also be accessed on edline.

Middle States

For the past year information about Middle States Accreditation Process has been given to the school community. We are now at the accreditation stage of having a Middle States Team evaluate our progress. This evaluation will take place November 6th through November 9th. Please mark your calendars for this important event.

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