All are welcome to attend our Back To School Student Assembly on Thursday, August 28th at 2:00 pm in the
Msgr. Buchheit Parish Center.
August 1, 2014
Greetings, Parents and Students!
In August of 1964, I came to Ballwin for the very first time from my home in Ireland. Fifty years ago this summer, I accepted a first grade teaching position at Holy Infant…and, as they say, “the rest is history!” For the fiftieth time, I arrive in Ballwin refreshed, and full of energy and ideas to start another wonderful school year. It won’t be long now! Like you, I have already started to get ready for school to begin on August 18. The maintenance staff has been working hard all summer to make our learning environment bright and cheerful! I am so pleased to welcome nearly 30 new families who have joined Holy Infant for school year 2014-15. We will have new students in almost all the grades and we welcome them warmly to our school community.
As of today, there is important “Back-to-School” information on our school website (www.holyinfantschool.org, “School News” link). Please click on any of these links for the information you need to start the new year:
I hope that these documents will answer any questions you have about starting the new school year. If you still have questions after reading the information, don’t hesitate to call the school office at 636-227-0802. The Office Staff will be back in the office on Monday, August 4 at 9:00 a.m.
I have enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing summer with my family and friends in Ireland. The weather was beautiful and the beaches were very busy. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again soon and sharing a happy and productive new school year with you.
Mid-Day Recreation Letter
Our Mid-Day Recreation Program involves all the parents of students in Holy Infant School, full day Kindergarten through Grade 8. Every Holy Infant School family is required to share in the responsibility of supervising students during the lunch period. This program is vital to the safety and welfare of your children. Again this year each family is required to perform four duties to insure that your children are adequately supervised. It is our preference that you sign up for Mid-Day Recreation duty, but we do understand that schedules do not always allow parents this option. For your convenience, we offer the following two options and ask you to carefully consider which will work best for you.
1) I will be available to perform four Mid-Day Recreation duties this school year
2) I will not be available and will pay the buyout fee of $90
If you do elect to perform Mid-Day Recreation duty, we ask that you please make every effort to be present for your four assigned duties. You are free to trade with other parents if you cannot report on your assigned day. If you cannot report for your assigned duty and cannot find someone to trade with you, you must contact and pay a substitute on your own. We will provide a Mid-Day Recreation Sub List and you will be responsible for paying your substitute a fee of $30.
If you do not report for duty and do not fill your assigned duty with a substitute, you will be charged the fine of $90. As before, if your substitute fails to fulfill your duty, you will be responsible for the $90 fine.
Procedure for Finding a Substitute
• If you cannot arrange a trade with someone and need to hire a substitute, contact someone from the Mid-Day Recreation Sub List and arrange for them to fill your duty.
• You must drop off a check for $30 made out to your sub or an envelope containing $30 cash labeled with their name to the School Office before Monday morning of the week after they worked your duty. Subs should come by the School Office on the Monday after they worked to pick up their pay.
• Everyone reporting for duty should sign in at the School Office on a special Mid-Day Recreation Duty sign in sheet. If you are a paid substitute, please indicate on the sheet who you are replacing.
Mid-Day Recreation Substitute List
Please indicate on your form if you wish to be included on the Mid-Day Recreation Substitute List. We ask that you give serious consideration as to your availability before making this commitment. While you would not be expected to be available every time you are called, we would hope that your schedule is somewhat flexible. If you know you are only available certain days, please list your availability. Be sure to include the phone number/email address where it is best to reach you.
Safe Environment Program
You will not be allowed to perform Mid-Day Recreation Duty if you have not completed the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program requirements. You may call Kris Mispagel at the Rectory at 636-227-7440 for further information on this program or to find the next available “Protecting God’s Children” class. If you wish to sign up for Mid-Day duty and are not in compliance but are in the process of completing the requirements, please indicate on your form when you expect to be eligible for duty so you are not scheduled before then. If your scheduled date arrives and you have not yet met the requirements, you will have to find a substitute.
We ask that you respond to this letter by August 22 to allow us to complete the Mid-Day Recreation schedule in a timely manner. You may either fill out the Mid-Day Registration form online under the “School News” tab of the website or download and print a copy of this letter and return the completed last page to the School Office. Remember that if you have elected to buy out, you will need to send your $90 check to the School Office. If you have any questions regarding the Mid-Day Recreation Program, please call Donna at 636-227-0802, ext. 2.
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