March 7, 2019

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REMINDERS

ADMINISTRIVIA


EMF Day

Please see the attached agenda.


Immaculee Ilibagiza

Immaculee will be selling and signing books on EMF Day.  Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted.


Counselors link Correction

The counselor’s link that was previously provided for resources to students/parents with special needs such as suicide, substance abuse or mental illness was not working properly. Please use this corrected link.


2019-2020 Calendar Updates

Please email LeAnn after you have completed your 2019-20 calendar so that she can check over it and approve it. Once approved you will receive a new link back to your Working Calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  Please note the minimum hours are 1121:00 and the minimum hours after any weather days or unscheduled days off will be 1082:00. The contract days must equal 188. Instructions for filling out the calendar are included in the Google file that LeAnn sent to you on Feb 21 or 22.


ITERS-R and ECERS-R Deadline ~ 2nd Notice

Directors and Principals who have Early Ed classrooms with ITERS-R and ECERS-R, the result deadline has been extended and results are due to Pat or Nancy Heathman on March 15th.


Job Posting Guidelines ~ 2nd Notice

As a reminder to Principals/Directors, jobs posted on Hireology are posted in a very public way. They are posted on three public job boards, one of which is Indeed.com which is often promoted as having the highest applicant traffic of all job boards. So, many people are reading what we are posting and what we are writing.  We need to be consistent and professional.
Applicants will key-word search for our jobs. Bob Roper from HR suggests a consistent naming convention, using the job titles we already have:
• Elementary Teacher
• ECC Teacher
• ECC Aide
• Elementary Principal, etc.
The job description (job ad) is the place to provide details such as part-time or full-time, subject areas, grade levels, location, and so on. Please be mindful of these guidelines and use professionalism in your postings.


Moving School Board/Advisory Council Presidents’ Workshop ~ 2nd Notice

After getting several comments from principals indicating April 23, 2019 as a bad day for this workshop since most schools will not have elected their 2019-20 president yet, the board is now considering other dates that may work better. Use this link to indicate which of the dates will work for your newly elected president, past president (if interested), and principal.


SEEDTIME ~ 2nd Notice

This year the liturgical calendar for the Diocese of Kansas City St Joseph includes two dates which are closely associated with Rural Life. These dates are February 15th, which was a day of blessings for farm animals and Seedtime which is March 16th.
A committee with the Diocesan Office of Liturgy has been working to focus this year on Seedtime. The date for our focus is March 16th. It is a Saturday. The focus is the planting of crops. We realize that for schools to participate in prayer we will have to do a vigil on March 14th. St Gregory in Maryville has prepared a power point to help us learn about seeds and the journey to our tables and many other uses in our lives. There is also a letter from the Bishop and prayers for the day. You may access these items at the following link.
Thank you for helping us as a Diocese focus on this day.


2019-20 Calendars ~ 2nd Notice

Please email LeAnn after you have completed your 2019-20 calendar so that she can check over it and approve it. Once approved you will receive a new link back to your Working Calendar for the 2019-20 school year.  Please note the minimum hours are 1121:00 and the minimum hours after any weather days or unscheduled days off will be 1082:00.


Current Year Calendars

Just a reminder, when updating your Working Calendars for this school year the minimum hours your calendar can show is 1062:00, NOT 1068:00 as Dan has been telling you.


Accreditation Visits

St. Mary’s, Montrose – March 13th
Holy Rosary – March 14th


WEEKLY PRAYER INTENTIONS

* O Jesus, Please help me to think about You, others and myself.  Help me not to be rude, selfish and mean but to lead me onto a path of kindness, love and joy.  Help me to spread the joy of You, Jesus!  Amen.  ~Bishop Hogan student

* 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 great St. Peregrine, you have been called “The Mighty” and “The Wonder-Worker,” because of the numerous miracles which you have obtained from God for those who have had recourse to you. For so many years you bore in your own flesh this cancerous disease that destroys the very fiber of our being, and who had recourse to the source of all grace when the power of man could do no more.You were favored with the vision of Jesus coming down from His Cross to heal your affliction. Ask of God and Our Lady, the cure of the sick whom we entrust to you. Aided in this way by your powerful intercession, we shall sing to God, now and for all eternity, a song of gratitude for His great goodness and mercy.

* 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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