September 15, 2016
Dear Parents of Eighth Graders,
Welcome to a new year and a busy year. We will have a lot of work to do in class, preparation for Confirmation, decisions to be made for high school, and responsibilities special to eighth grade. You have all seen the rules sheet, so now you'll be getting the special schedule for eighth grade which will keep all of us busy this year.
Dates to Remember for Eighth Grade
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 1st trimester progress report
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 High School Day at St. Pius V A variety of Catholic High Schools will give short presentations starting at 8:30am until the end of the school day. I will send a schedule for the day which gives times for each school. Parents are encouraged to attend for a specific school(s) or the day.
Sunday, November 6, 2016 First meeting for parents of those students who will be making their Confirmation this school year. Meeting is for parents and will be in the church basement from 11am to noon.
Friday, November 11, 2016 End of the 1st trimester.
Sunday, November 20, 2016 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 Rite of Welcome Mass for those preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Parents, students, and sponsors will attend the 11:15 mass at St. Pius V Church. We will talk more about this at our first Confirmation meeting in November.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 2nd trimester progress reports go out.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Graduation Picture Day
Saturday, January 14, 2017 High School admissions test for Catholic High Schools
Friday, February 11, 2017 End of 2nd trimester
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences
Sunday, February 26, 2017 Parent Confirmation Meeting 11-12 in the church basement
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 3rd trimester progress report
Monday, May 8, 2017 Confirmation Practice in the church from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Students, parents, and sponsors to attend.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation
7pm -St. Pius V Church
Saturday, June 3, 2017 Graduation Ceremony 9:30am at St. Pius V Church
These are some of the days you may want to mark on your calendars. There will other activities , but the ones listed above may require some advance scheduling. I appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a successful eighth grade.
Note: Consult general school calendar for vacation/break dates.