April 11, 2019

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  • April 12, Northland POD Meeting at St. Andrew – 9:30 a.m.
  • April 12, South Rural POD Meeting – 1:30 p.m.
  • April 16, Pillar 2 at the Catholic Center – 11:00 a.m.
  • April 16, CSLT at the Catholic Center – 1:00 p.m.
  • April 24, BFF POD Meeting – Noon
  • April 26, Day of Prayer
  • Please check the calendar for this weeks meetings and birthdays!


President Workshop

The Diocesan School Board moved the President’s Workshop from Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019 to better accommodate the various school schedules. Some still have conflicts with this date, but it was the best date available for this time of year. DSB would like principals, your 2019-20 Advisory Council President and, if available, your 2018-19 Advisory Council President to attend the first annual Advisory Council President Workshop from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on May 22. During the workshop, topics associated with the role of the advisory council president will be explored. Dinner will be provided. Please make your incoming and outgoing president aware of the meeting and share this information with them. Encourage them to attend the workshop and complete the survey. In order to better meet the needs of the presidents, we ask that each principal and their incoming and outgoing presidents complete this survey. A ‘Save the Date’ flyer is attached.

Night With Kevin Hines

Metro Council is pleased to invite teachers, parents and other school professionals to a Night With Kevin Hines on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 PM at Cerner Innovations Campus, 8779 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138.  Please forward to all staff and parents in your district that might be interested in attending. This FREE event will fill very fast! ( As of this TT publication there are only 182 seat left ). Kevin Hines is a storyteller at heart. He is a best-selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
The Night with Kevin Hines event is a night intended for Teachers, Parents, and other School Professionals. This is a time to gain resources, hear an incredible story, and understand more about suicide.

In order to participate in this event, you MUST pre-register with Eventbrite. Also, due to Cerner’s requirements, you MUST have a Parking Pass. (Parking Passes will be sent prior to event to all registered participants). Anyone who is not pre-registered and/or does not have a parking pass, will not be permitted onto the property.


Please remember to add your school name to the title of your job postings on Hireology.  Several of the open jobs do not have a school listed anywhere in the title or in the description.  Applicants need to know which school they are applying to.

Child Abuse Prevention Month ~ 2nd Notice

Let us remember that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Take a few moments to check out the online resources available on the OCYP web pages – go to kcsjocyp.org and then click Resources.  We need to do all we can to prevent child abuse.

HR Information ~ 2nd Notice

This attached link will take you to an HR document which is part of a bigger packet of information that HR sends to the business manager and pastor of each parish. It includes information about salary raises.

Important May Dates ~ 2nd Notice

There is a series of events in May that need to take place like clockwork in order to assure Pat gets your Missouri non-public goals. The table below hopefully captures those events.

Event Date(s) Comments
Administer Benchmark Assessments May 6 – 10 I suggest you give the benchmark as early as possible during this range of dates in order to allow more time for the following steps.
Grade benchmark assessments May 6-10 This can be done during your “data day”, which was a local PD day on your school calendar.  However, some schools may have made it a school day because of the snow.  You can do this step during a faculty meeting or two.
Identify the ELA and Math areas of need by analyzing the Math benchmark and IA scores. May 10 – 13 This can be done during your “data day”, which was a local PD day on your school calendar in May.  However, some schools may have made it a school day because of the snow.  You can do this step during a faculty meeting or two.  Dan will provide a process for identifying the ELA and Math areas of need using both the Math benchmark
Bring ELA and Math areas of need to Principal meeting May 14 Dan will probably ask principals to submit via a google sheet prior to the meeting.
Diocesan ELA and Math areas of need are established May 14 During the meeting, we will review the ELA and Math areas of need for all elementary schools and then establish diocesan areas of need from the top 3-4 most frequent areas of need from the schools.
Submit Missouri Non-Public goals to Pat May 21 Principals send their MNP goals to Pat.


Accreditation Visits

Visitation – April 17

Bishop’s Visits

St. Regis Academy – April 26


* Lord, When I’m down, bring me Jesus.  When I’m lonely, bring me Others.  When I’m doubting, bring me my true Self.  Bring me JOY.  Amen.  ~Holy Cross student

* Please keep the mother of Fr. Jonathan Davis in your prayers as she undergoes treatments for Leukemia.

* Dear God, During Lent help us to keep our eyes on Jesus.  Help us to spend more time talking and listening to You.  Help us to share what we have with others and be sorry for times we have done wrong. Amen.

* O Heavenly Father, give us wisdom and hope as we work to strengthen and prosper Catholic Education in our Diocese.  May our Catholic schools help parents to form their children in a relationship of faith, hope and love with and in Jesus Christ.  Make our Catholic schools places where students grow in knowledge, wisdom, integrity and virtue.


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