September 26, 2019

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  • September 27, New Teacher Mentee Meeting at the Catholic Center – 2:00 p.m.
  • October 3, Early Ed Meeting at the Catholic Center – 1:00 p.m.
  • October 8, Principal Meeting at the Catholic Center – 8:30 a.m.
  • October 8, Pillar 2 Meeting at the Catholic Center – 2:30 p.m.
  • October 11, PD Day at St. Pius ( Elem/HS ) and St. Therese (ECC ) – 9:00 a.m.
  • Please check the calendar for this weeks meetings and birthdays!


New Teacher Meeting Tomorrow September 27th

Ann Wright and Mary Parrish are going to host a “new teacher” meeting on September 27th at 2:00 at the Catholic Center. The presenter for that afternoon will be Mrs. Annie Ogilvie, former principal at St. John LaLande, and long time teacher, mentor and friend of all educators. There will be a few door prizes, some snacks, and there will be a few minutes to introduce each other. The meeting should be finished by no later than 3:15.

Principals please make sure your mentor teachers have taken a few minutes to talk with new teachers and review the mentor/mentee form.

If there are questions or anyone needs help, please reach out to Mary ( or Ann (

Math Standards Teacher Training Schedule

May 22, 2020 — St. Joseph and North Rural Pod school teachers at Location TBD
May 26, 2020 — Northland Pod teachers at St. James (Liberty)
May 27, 2020 — Southeast and South Rural teachers at St. John LaLande
May 28, 2020 — Southwest and Bright Future teachers at Visitation

Bring a Cushion to PD Day

Part of the day on October 11th you will be sitting in the bleachers.  For your own comfort, you and your teachers may bring a stadium chair or seat cushion.

NCEA and School Reports ~ 2nd Notice

NCEA and School reports are now available in Sycamore. All numbers should be the actual count as of FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019. The NCEA report and the School report should be submitted via Sycamore by October 1st. Here are the NCEA Report instructions and the School Report instructions. NCEA definitions to assist in filling out the report can be found here. Non Sycamore schools – If you have misplaced your login info for Sycamore please go back and search your emails for an email from Vickie Lamb that she would have sent you last year with your log in information. If you are still unable to locate the information you can email her at: for login information. Please let LeAnn know if you have any questions.

Income Survey ~ 2nd Notice

If you have not yet sent out your Income Survey please do so NOW.  There are eleven schools who need to get this done.  The Survey will close on October 4th.

Educational Endowment Challenge Grant 2019-20 ~ 2nd Notice

Only 10 schools have applied for the Educational Endowment Challenge Grant for the 2019-20 school year. That means 17 schools did not even apply. The deadline was in June. This challenge grant means that if the school or parish raises $10,000 for their school’s endowment, the school gets another $10,000 matched, so the school increases their endowment by $20,000. This is FREE matching money. Why not do it? The matching amount is limited to $10,000 and is first come first serve. There is about $80,000 left to match. You can set the amount you plan to match from $1,000 to $10,000, whatever you feel comfortable in doing. The deadline has been extended to about 2 weeks from today. So, talk to your pastor or your business manager and find a way to match some amount!!! Call or write Jeremy Lillig to get an application (

October 11 PD Day ~ 2nd Notice

We are preparing for the October 11th PD Day.  Please send Kerry the number of people you will have coming right away.  If you would specify how many will be at St. Pius and how many will be at St. Therese ( if you have an ECC ) that would be appreciated.

Flu Clinics ~ 2nd Notice

If you are in need of a flu shot please plan to attend one of the 15 flu clinics being held at locations within the Diocese (see attachment).  Also, if you would like to receive a pregnancy vaccine or the vaccine for ages 65+ you will need to request these vaccines. The clinic provider will only bring these two types of vaccines if they are requested in advance. In order to request these specific vaccines directly with the provider, please email Tell them which clinic you are attending and which vaccine you desire.

Balsa Bridge Contest ~ 2nd Notice

The University of Missouri, College of Engineering and MU Extension will be hosting the second annual Missouri Bridge Corps’ Balsa Bridge Competition on Saturday, April 18th at Mizzou and we would love to see you on campus! The competition is for student teams from 6th-8th grade. Each team of up to six students led by a faculty mentor will design and build a 36” scaled bridge using balsa and wood glue at their respective school. Materials needed for construction of the bridge will be provided.  You are encouraged to get your students involved in this event! Bridge building promotes the study and applications of physics and engineering. The competition is a perfect opportunity for students to experience what it is to be an engineer and experience advanced STEM education in a hands-on environment.
Please see the attached flyer for more information. Or, visit our website for more information and to register your teams by October 15th, 2019. The University of Missouri College of Engineering looks forward to the opportunity to welcome your students to discover how STEM education leads to a better tomorrow.

Email any further inquiries to


* Let us give thanks for our Pastors as we prepare to celebrate Priesthood Sunday.

* Please keep Randy Smith’s wife Yvonne in your prayers as she undergoes surgery for a hip replacement today.  May her surgery go well and may her recovery be quick.

* Please keep in prayer all those who are dealing with a terminal illness.  May they find courage in their journey.

* Lord, we pray for your spirit to lead us each step of this new year.  We ask that You guide our decisions and turn our hearts to deeply desire you above all else.  We ask for help to pursue and reach our goals. Amen.

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