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Welcome to Holy Spirit School!

~ NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR ~

 

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     Solid Catholic Instruction and Formation 
    Highly Accredited Staff               
    Pre-K through 8th Grade 
    Excellent Student/Teacher Ratio                                                   
    Nurturing environment  
    Aftercare Available                                                          
    Morning mass for the students
    Fully Equipped Computer Lab                                             
    Apiary Project           
    Uniforms from Land's End
    Specialty Hot Lunches & Field Trip
    Community and Parish Support

                                              

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We thank you for your dedicated prayers, support and encouragement.
Without all of you, St Philomena's intercession and  God's grace, this would not be possible.
May God bless you and may He continue the good work He has begun ~ 

 

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Fundraising and Current Events

 

 

Contact Details :
 
 
 
  Name Position E-mail Phone
  Mrs. Anna Loewe Principal This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

810.231.9199 Ext 214

 

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Ms Mangan

Kindergarten

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Mrs. Ceresa

Grades 1 and 2

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        Ms  Kelly Hager  Grades 3 & 4

 

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     Mrs. Frederick Grades 5 & 6

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 Ms Wilson

 

Grades 7 & 8

 

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DAYS TO REMEMBER
 
September
30th ~ Hot Dog Lunch
 
October
2nd ~   Salsarita's Quesadilla Lunch 
7th ~    Dress Down Day $1
9th~    No School
10th ~ No School 
14th ~ Picture Day
16th ~ Cookie Dough Pick Up
17th ~ SCRIP Order Submission
 
 

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Cooke Dough Pickup

Thursday, October 16th

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Vision and Hearing Screening

October 28th

 

A Livingston County Department of Public Health Vision and Hearing Technician will visit on Tuesday, October 28
 
for Vision Screening of students in PreK, Grades 1, 3, 5, & 7 and Hearing Screening for Kindergarten, Grades 2 & 4.
 
Also screened are last-year follow-ups and parent/teacher requests.
 
Please call the school if 1) you do not wish to have your child screened or
2) your child is not scheduled and you would like screening.
 
All Pre-K students must complete and return the pre- school screening form sent home from Miss Mangan.
 
Please call the Health Department at (517) 546-9850 and
 
ask for the Hearing & Vision Coordinator if your child has
 
a programmable shunt or if you have questions regarding Hearing and/or Vision Screening.

 

 
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Special Elective Classes
 
Our ‘Specials’ classes – Art, Computer, French, Music, and Physical Education – start Wednesday, August 27th .
These are the subjects taught by teachers contracted through our Non-Essential Elective Courses Partnership with Brighton Area Schools. 
Our Specials schedule and teachers are:
 
Monday            Music             Mrs.  Melissa Stouffer
   Tuesday       Computers          Mrs. Karen Gebarowski
                  Wednesday              French           Madame Angelique McLane
Thursday                    Phys  Ed           Mr. Stan Dinke
Friday                       Art                 Mrs. Dawn Hamer

 

 
 
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 SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST


NEW STUDENTS will be receiving a rosary at the beginning of the year to keep at school.
RETURNING STUDENTS are to bring their rosaries from last year to keep at school.
ALL STUDENTS will need to bring a case for their rosaries.
ALL STUDENTS are to bring one container of Clorox wipes (not hand wipes; not containing sorbic acid)

and one family size box of facial tissue at the beginning of each semester.
PLEASE NOTE: To eliminate the need to store and then move supplies to the new building, facial tissue,

Clorox wipes, napkins, paper plates and eating utensils will be requested in January.


PLEASE DELIVER THE ITEMS TO THE CLASSROOM ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN:
 Backpack in plain colors with no logos
 Scissors (rounded tip, please)
 12 count package colored pencils (including primary colors)
 24 count Crayola crayons
 1 package washable markers
 24 count #2 pencils
 2 sets of Crayola watercolor paint (8 colors only)
 8 glue sticks
 1 package variety colored construction paper
 1 package paper plates (not styrofoam, please)
 1 pencil case
 1 can of shaving cream
 Refillable water bottle to keep at school


KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS:
1 chunk eraser

FIRST AND SECOND GRADES:
 Backpack in plain colors with no logos or wheels
 1 ruler w/inch and centimeter measures
 Scissors (rounded tip, please)
 24 count box of crayons
 24 count #2 pencils (pre-sharpened, please!)
 1 box of markers
 2 2-pocket folders
 1 spiral notebook (wide ruled paper)
 1 box of colored pencils
 2 packages pencil top erasers
 2 pencil cases
 1 can shaving cream
 Refillable water bottle to keep at school

THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES:
 Backpack in plain colors with no logos
 1 ruler w/inch and centimeter measures (measures to the ¼ inch preferred)
 Scissors
 3 glue sticks
 4 packages of 24 count #2 pencils (Ticonderoga only please – sharpened)
 2 packages pencil top erasers
 1 box of colored pencils (sharpened, please)
 1 hi-liter (any color)
 3 colored pens (student’s choice)
 1 package of markers
 6 solid color 2-pocket folders (red, blue, yellow, orange, green, purple)
 3 packages of wide lined loose leaf paper
 1 package multi-colored construction paper (heavy duty – separated by colors)
 1 package medium sticky notes (3 x 3)
 2 packages of 100 white 3x5 index cards (one side lined, one side blank)
 1 pencil case (not a bag)
 2 large and 3 extra-large book sox
 Refillable water bottle to take to and from school

FIFTH, SIXTH, SEVENTH, AND EIGHTH GRADES:
 Backpack in plain colors with no logos
 Scissors
 2 glue sticks
 1 package #2 pencils (replace as needed)
 1 package colored pencils
 2 packs blue or black ballpoint pens (No erasable or gel ink)
 5 red ballpoint pens
 6 or more different colored pens (No gel pens)
 2 large erasers
 12 in. wooden or plastic (not flexible) ruler with standard and metric measurements
 1 2-inch 3-ring binder - solid plastic, not-flexible (No Trapper Keepers or material covered binders.)
 8 solid color 2-pocket, 3-holed folders -no metal tabs in the middle (Folders must fit in binder.)
 3 packages college-ruled loose-leaf paper (No notebook bound paper)
 2 packages 100 white 3x5 index cards (one side lined, one side blank)
 2 packages 100 white 4x6 index cards (one side lined, one side blank)
 1 index card file that will hold both sizes of cards
 Book Sox: Grade 5/6 – 1 medium and 4 large size; Grade 7/8 – 1 small and 5 large size
 1 pencil/supplies box (not a case or a bag)
 Refillable water bottle to keep at school
 Absolutely no white out, spiral folders, hand-held pencil sharpeners or post it notes of any kind!

7/8 GRADE STUDENTS ONLY: 3 green ink ball point pens
Scientific calculator (Available at Meijer for approx. $10)

 

 HSCS Gets The Credit

Enroll in Kroger Rewards Points,
 Turn in your Spartan Receipts and Box Tops for Education
Thank you for your support!
 

 
 

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School Closing Information

 

If Holy Spirit is closed due to forecasted inclement weather (including wind chill),

you can find our school closing information in the following places:  

 

Radio:          WHMI – 93.5 FM           (on the hour and at :15, :30, and :45 past each hour)

                      WWJ – 950 AM               (at :10 and :40 past each hour)

                    WJR – 760 AM               (on the hour and at :15, :30, and :45 past each hour)

 

TV:              FOX 2 NEWS – (WJBK Detroit)        (throughout the morning broadcast)

                    WDIV/TV4                         (throughout the morning broadcast)

                    WWJ/TV (CBS)                 (throughout the morning broadcast)

 

Closings can be found quickly online in the ‘Closings’ links at:

                    www.clickondetroit.com

                     www.myfoxdetroit.com

                    wwj.cbslocal.com

                  www.wjr.com   (go to the ‘Extras’ tab)

You can sign up for automatic personal alerts at the following websites:

          Myfoxdetroit.com -        

                    (http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/weather/weather-authority-e-mail-alerts)

          Clickondetroit.com -

                    ( http://www.clickondetroit.com/closings/index.html)

          WJR.com -

                    http://wjr.masterlink.com/

           Freep.com/closings -

                    (http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/CLOSINGS/80207056)

                                  
We will no longer be using a phone tree.

The MyStudentProgress (MSP) program will be used to send a voice message and text to the phone numbers we have for parents.

 

Thank you.

 

 

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  Apiary Project

Join in the fun of beekeeping!! Our apiary educational and fundraising project is in full swing!

Our bottled honey is now for sale in the Holy Spirit Gift and Bookstore!

All students and their parents are invited to assist in the project.

The permission slip that must be on file in the school office before students are able to participate at the apiary. 

Contact Mrs. O’Neill or Mrs. Masson if you have questions or to volunteer.

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PRAYER TO SAINT PHILOMENA

 

Illustrious virgin and martyr, Saint Philomena, behold me prostrate before the throne

whereupon it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee.

Full of confidence in thy protection, I entreat thee to intercede for me with God,

from the heights of Heaven deign to cast a glance upon thy humble client!

Spouse of Christ, sustain me in suffering, fortify me in temptation, protect me in the dangers surrounding me,

obtain for me the graces necessary to me, and in particular for Holy Spirit Church and School.

Above all, assist me at the hour of my death. Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us. Amen.

 

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US BISHOPS INVITE THE FAITHFUL TO PRAYER AND FASTING FOR LIFE,
MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

 

The USCCB has encouraged all individuals and families to pray a daily rosary and fast and abstain from meat

on Fridays throughout this liturgical year.

They also encourage every parish to have a Holy Hour of Adoration on the last Sunday of every month.

Holy Spirit Parish is scheduling the Holy Hour on the fourth Sunday of each month

and our school will be observing the fast from meat on Fridays.  

 

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KROGER REWARDS RE-ENROLLMENT TIME!

 

IT’S KROGER REWARDS RE-ENROLLMENT TIME!!
To continue earning rewards in this program for the
upcoming year starting May 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015, ALL
MEMBERS MUST RE-ENROLL in April 2014 at
www.krogercommunityrewards.com

Enrollment instructions are attached. All participants must have a valid
online account and must sign up online to participate

 

 

COLLECTING LABELS AND RECEIPTS

Holy Spirit School is accepting BoxTops, Tyson Project A+, and Spartan labels and VG’s receipts throughout the year.

Labels and receipts may be dropped off at any time in the school office or the container near the Activity Center doors.

Visit www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Brands.aspx

for the complete listing of BoxTops products.

 

 

 

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INK CARTRIDGE & TONER RECYCLING

Bring your empty ink cartridges or toners to Holy Spirit School for recycling.

Our school gets a $2 rebate for every cartridge/toner recycled through our suppliers.

Drop them off at the school office or in the labeled box at the entrance to the Activity Center.

 

 

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Last Updated (Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:52)

 

From the Principal's Desk: Mrs. Anna Piccirillo Loewe

From the Principal's Desk

"I shall rescue my sheep from wherever they have been scattered during
mist and darkness, and bring them back to their own land.
I shall feed them in good pastures. "Ezekiel 34: 11-16

Dear Parents and families,

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the
person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his
sensory and spiritual powers; he pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions. The goal of a virtuous life is to become like
God.” CCC 1803

It is our goal for each of our students that they develop and grow more and more into the person that God created them to
be. Teachers and students are discussing Virtues in their classroom. Attached is the Virtue Reflection sheet used to help a
child who has made a mistake to reflect upon a virtue that might help them next time.

We will continue to talk at the PTO meeting about how the Virtue program is implemented. There are many wonderful
resources about “Disciple of Christ” education in virtue for families to access at educationinvirtue.com.

We turn to our Mother Mary for her help! On October 11th, twenty-five days before Election Day November 4, 2014, over
13,000 Rosary Rallies are being held across the country. Bring your whole family to pray the rosary for 17 minutes. In our area
join us in prayer at noon at Borek-Jennings Funeral Home on M-36 at Hamburg Road.

Mrs. Brennan, Deacon Jerry’s wife will be in my office while I am in Italy. I will be out of the school for the week Monday,September 29 to Wednesday Oct. 8. This is a blessing from God for which I am very grateful. God bless you all!
In Christ through Mary,
Mrs. Anna Loewe

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Winans Lake Road Construction

 

Dear Families,
 
As many of you are already aware, there is resurfacing of Winans Lake Road this week.  The supervisor of the project informed us that it will continue through the weekend.
 
Please be sure to allow extra time to get to school.  At some points today  lanes were alternately stopped to allow for  traffic in both directions to travel in the open lane, while at other times, traffic was re-routed.
 
The best option is to use Spicer Road which is located about 1 mile south of Winans off Whitmore Lake Road to the east and off M-36 to the west.  Once on Spicer, turn north onto Musch to get to the main church parking lot.  
 
When using this route in the morning, for the safety of the students, we ask that you drive slowly and carefully to the upper lot and park by the basketball hoop to walk your students to the modular classrooms.  Then, circle back around to leave by Musch Road to get to Spicer.
 
Please pass this information on to anyone else who is driving your child(ren) to or from school.
 
Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this road construction process.
 
Mrs. Anna Loewe
 
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Once again, we are accessing our families’ need of Before and/or After School Care. Please contact the office immediately of any possible need you family may have for child care before or after school. For each family planning to enroll, please fill out the registration form and return it to the office by August 15. This information must be on file for any family who will use After School Care.
 
 Dress Code: Please review the Revised Uniform and Dress Code Policy (which includes Gym Day and Dress Down Day apparel) and be sure that your child is in conformity, especially regarding blouses, shirts and hair. Please ensure that your children have the proper uniform and are neatly groomed for school each day. Use the Gym Day Apparel Order Form if you need to purchase Holy Spirit School t-shirts or the optional gym day hoodies.
 
Our Uniform Exchange procedures have changed. The exchange will now be run by Buyer to Seller contact. The Uniform Exchange Instruction flyer (containing a list of suggested prices) and the Uniform Spreadsheet to explain the new procedures. FYI – the uniforms listed on the spreadsheet are for sale!
 
Note: We will no longer keep used uniforms at the school. If you presently have uniforms on the exchange rack and/or table, please pick them up by Monday, August 11 or they will be considered a donation to the school.
 
Important information regarding the Arrival, Dismissal, and Lunch/Recess Duty Procedures are on the General Information Sheet. Please read this information carefully and follow the instructions outlined for the safety of all students.
 
Late Pick-Up Policy: At 3:40pm, all remaining students will be escorted to After School Care in Room 2 (or the office if there is no ASC that day) where parents will be required to sign them out. Late Pick-Up fees of $5 per student per 15 minutes will be charged and added to your monthly tuition statement.
 
Protecting God’s Children: All volunteers who work with students, including field trip drivers, chaperones and lunch/recess duty parents, are required to complete the Protecting God’s Children Virtus program. It is mandated by the Diocese that our school is in compliance with this requirement. If you have not done so, we ask that you visit www.virtusonline.org to complete the online training or register for a live training to be ready for the upcoming school year’s recess requirements. Parents of new enrollees must send a copy of the Certificate of Completion to the office by August 22.
 
Visitor Pass: Due to the need to provide a safe environment for all students and families we have established policies regarding student attendance and visitors to the school building. This includes parents and family. We request that all visitors to the school, including parents assisting in or attending classroom activities and those on lunch/recess duty, come to the office to sign in and wear a Visitor Pass while they are on the school grounds. This Pass is to be returned when you sign out at the office. Thank you for your attention and cooperation to these security matters.
 
Medication at School: Medications are rarely necessary for pupils during the school day. Today’s antibiotics allow for flexible dosing. A schedule not requiring dosage administration during school hours can be arranged with physicians upon request. Please read the document regarding Medication at School and call the office if you need a Prescribed Medication Permission Form that must be on file if your child needs to take prescription medication while at school, such as an inhaler or insulin.
 
During school hours students are under the instruction and supervision of their teacher including during special school activities and after morning Mass. Students are dismissed from Mass to go directly to their classrooms with their teachers. It takes away from class time when students get out of line to talk to parents or siblings. Please speak to your children so that they understand that their responsibility at that time of the day is their school work.
 
Enjoy these last weeks of summer! I look forward to seeing you all very soon. I entrust Holy Spirit Catholic School, all our discussions and meetings, to Mary’s Immaculate Heart. She is the one who can best ‘teach’ us how to know, love and serve the Triune God. “Christ is the reason for this school. He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.” This is going to be a terrific year!
 
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General Information Holy Spirit Catholic School
2014 - 2015
Reminders:
 Dismissal - Please write your last name on large card-stock and place it in the right, front window of your car for the person who is dismissing to see it easily.
 Please label all of your children’s personal belongings with their name, especially outerwear.
 The school office number is (810) 231-9199 ext. 214.
 During school hours, all visitors to the school must check in at the school office to receive a Visitor Pass, (including parents going to classrooms). This includes parents coming for lunch/recess duty. Please return the pass when checking out in the office.
Absent/Tardy Policy
Please avoid making doctor appointments during curriculum instruction time.
Arrival time is 7:50am. Students arriving after 8:00am are considered tardy and must be signed in at the office by a parent.
Uniform Policy
Only Lands’ End approved fleece and sweaters (fleece must have school logo) are allowed to be worn in the church and classrooms. On gym day, gray hoodies with the school logo are allowed.
All clothing should be clean and neat. Shirts and blouses must be tucked in.
Dress Down Day Policy
On Dress Down Days students may wear jeans, pants, capris, or knee-length shorts, dresses, skirts or jumpers; shirts must have sleeves; clothing should not have inappropriate graphics, wording or slogans; no fingernail polish or make-up is allowed. All attire must be modest.
Lunch/Recess duty:
Each family is responsible for 11 lunch/recess days, choosing one per month plus two additional days. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Ice Cream Social and Curriculum Night on September 4.
Please contact the office if you are able to sign up for a day from August 26 to September 5.
Report to the office promptly at 11:30 to obtain a visitor pass.
Each parent and the teacher on duty are to take a ‘zone’ and monitor students in that specific area.
Zones are: 1) blacktop, 2) play structure, and 3) soccer field.
If you are unable to make your scheduled day, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.
Contact the office if you desire to choose the Buy-Out option for $10/duty.
If you do not show for your scheduled day, you will be charged a $10 fee that will be added to your tuition (in the next month’s invoice).

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 Protecting God's Children Training Sessions

A requirement of the Diocese of Lansing is that all adult volunteers working with children attend a Protecting God’s Children Virtus training session. This Virtus training is necessary for parents to fulfill their recess duty obligation. This also includes all volunteers who work with the children, including  field trip drivers and chaperones. The duration of all sessions is 3 hours. For a complete list of sessions in the Lansing Diocese and to pre-register, go to www.virtus.org and click on ‘Registration’ on the left side of the screen.

 

Important Information for Parents When Calling In Sick Children

The Livingston County Health Department relies on the schools to accurately report trends in illness in our county. All schools submit a weekly Communicable Disease Report to the health department.

We report “numbers” of students with:

Apparent Flu: fever, body aches, sore throat, generalized aching in the back or limbs

Viral Gastroenteritis: diarrhea/vomiting without respiratory symptoms

Strep Throat, Asthma, Head Lice or Pink Eye

When leaving a message regarding your child’s absence, please give us specific information that will help us to give meaningful information to the health department. Thank you

 

School Policy For Treatment Of Lice

We are employing a proactive, preventive measure and request our students bring in an extra-large Ziploc bag to store their coats and backpacks when they are not wearing them. These are transparent and students can easily see which bag is theirs. These are available at local Meijer, Target and other stores. Lice don't jump from head to head, they crawl. If they are on a coat, and that coat is touching another coat, they can crawl and infect another child. Students should bring their bags and keep their coats in the bags whenever they are not wearing them i.e., in the Church, Activity Center or classroom. Regarding stuffed animals and bean bags or other such soft items: these may not come to school – they should be put in a sealed trash bag for 2 weeks to kill any lice that may be on them. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Outdoor Recess And Clothing

During the winter months we will use the following parameters for outdoor recess: 1) When the temperature is 10 degrees and above, students will be expected to participate in outdoor recess; 2) When the temperature is 9 degrees and below, indoor activities will be provided for the students. Wind chill is considered.

Students go out for recess each day.  With Michigan's ever-changing weather, it is often difficult to know what to have your child wear to school each day.  We've had some cold days with children dressed without appropriate warm clothing. Students who desire to play in the snow are required to wear boots, coats, mittens and hats.
Dressing with layers of clothing is a good method because it allows children to remove or add clothing for the varying conditions of the day.  A good way for children to start making their own decisions and take responsibility for themselves is to listen to the TV or radio weather report and assess weather conditions before leaving for school.

 

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Illustrious virgin and martyr,

Saint Philomena,

behold us kneeling in spirit before the throne

on which it has pleased the Most Holy Trinity to place thee.

Full of confidence in thy protection, we beseech thee to intercede for us with God.

From the height of thy heavenly country, deign to cast a look upon thy humble servant!

Spouse of Jesus Christ, console us in our troubles, strengthen us in temptations, protect us in the dangers which surround us on every side;

obtain all the graces necessary for us, especially
Holy Spirit Church and School.

And above all, assist us at the our death.

Saint Philomena, powerful with God, pray for us.

Amen

 

 

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