March 24, 2023 Newsletter

Upcoming Dates of Importance!
Thursday, March 30th- Early Dismissal, 1:00pm  Spring Break begins today at 1:00pm. We return to school on Tues. April 11
March 31 - April 10 -     NO  SCHOOL       Spring Break
Monday, May 1st -        One Hour Delay    Students report to school by 8:50 a.m.  [Diocesan Curriculum Time]

Dear Parents! K of C Fish Fry Tonight! 
I hope you are well! Most area schools are weekly dismissing early (one hour) or delaying weekly (one hour) to build in time for teachers to collaborate and carry out needed training & professional development. We have been conducting a few one-hour delays for meetings this year and a few early dismissals to coordinate multi-school curricular meetings this year. We are going to build in either one-hour delays or early releases consistently next year. We need consistent time to collaborate as a faculty and staff. 
     Bishop Dwenger has a one-hour delay every Wednesday. We have considered following their schedule and holding delays at the same time they delay. This would require us to change our Mass attendance on Wednesdays, either attending on Monday vs. the current Wednesday, or combining students in our Mass groupings. We will have to discuss options there. I wanted to share a bit of the thought process so that you understand the reasoning behind any future decision. We will finalize and communicate the delay days for next year by mid-April.
     In closing, a) barring any crazy weather events from here until the end of the school year, we are looking towards our final day of school for students in PK-7 being Wednesday, May 24th. b) What an excellent Spring Big Bad Musical was presented last night! Kudos to our 6-8 grade students who made up the Cast & Crew and to the Directors & make-up/wardrobe technicians. So much talent putting in so much hard work made the evening come alive! We are very proud of all of you!  -Rob S.  P.S. Both juries (those in attendance at the Dress Rehearsal and last night’s audience), after much deliberation, found the Big Bad Wolf innocent of all charges!

Early Dismissal, Thursday @ 1:00 pm March 30
Mental Health Day - No School March 31
Spring Break:                  April 3 - April 7
Good Friday (No School) April 7
Easter Sunday                 April 9
Easter Monday (No School)  April 10
Grade 8 Graduation (tentative): Tuesday, May 23
School Ends Grades K-8 (tentative): Wednesday, May 24

Northeast Indiana Regional Engineering and Science Fair Winners! - The Regional Science Fair was held at PFW last Saturday. St. Charles School was well represented. Seventh grader, Rebecca Berning received a Certificate of Excellence in the Junior/Senior Division top Engineering projects. Additionally, she received a certificate and a monetary award from the Science Applications International Corporation. Rebecca also received a monetary award from the IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for best Junior/Senior Project. Fourth graders, Mara Smith and Evelyn Sweigert, received Second Place awards in the Junior Elementary Division. Fourth grader, Mary Darling, received a monetary award from the Northeast Indiana Veterinary Medical Association. Thank you to all who advanced and congratulations for demonstrating your efforts and achievements so well!

Students of the Week! - Congratulations to David Augustyniak, Bridget Berning, Vanessa Galbraith, James Hasselschwert, Karissa Hofrichter, Ryan Kline, Knox Mills, Abigail Overman, Emily Ploense, Georgia Pycz, Jase Richards, Monica Ryan, Charlie Tippmann, Thomas Tuang Nga, Al Williams, Will Witte

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