A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,


CHS Class of 2015 Parent Meeting

Monday, February 9th at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria

 Attention Senior Parents: It’s hard to believe your children are beginning the last semester of their Senior year. This meeting is for the benefit of senior parents and will provide important information relating to the Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Get-Away, Senior Breakfast, Awards Presentation, Graduation Ceremony, and the All Night Graduation Party. Many of the activities are organized by volunteers, so knowing the deadlines and getting forms, photos, and other items back in a timely manner is appreciated. It is highly recommended that at least one parent attend the meeting.

We had a great Sno Daze Dance on Saturday evening.  Thanks to the teachers and parents who chaperoned.  We had about 240 students who danced all night.  The theme was Red/White/Blue.  Midway through the dance, they stopped the music and played the Star Spangled Banner. Every kid faced the flag, and sang with their hands on their hearts.  It was really quite moving. 

There is just a hint of spring in the air.  I know that we'll have many more winter days yet, but I didn't expect senior spring fever in January!  Please remind your senior - and we will too - that it is absolutely necessary to work until the school year ends.  The college that your student wishes to attend will receive the final transcript.  We expect seniors to behave as well during this last semester as they have throughout their years here at CHS.  Please keep talking to your children about chemical use.  Even good kids do dumb things.  Research tells us that you as parents have the most influence over their behavior.  Your guidelines, along with constant conversations about what you expect, are more important than peer pressure.  In case you didn't know, the penalties for chemical use, alcohol or drugs, are severe at CHS.  They include ineligibility for a period of time for sports/activities, in school suspension, a chemical evaluation, and a series of meetings with a chemical counselor.  

On Tuesday evening, we are hosting an excellent speaker on a very relevant topic: Erin Walsh will be speaking about "Raising Children and Teens in the Digital Age."  We will serve a light chili supper for parents ahead of this event, starting at 5:30 pm.  Erin, who is an expert in this field, will speak in Holy Angels at 7:00 pm.  I'm hoping that every parent is planning to attend! Come early, eat and socialize with other parents.  

On Wednesday, we will all be traveling out to St. John's to celebrate Catholic schools at a Mass with Bishop Kettler at noon.  We ask that students wear either their blue Faith and Service shirts, or some Cathedral apparel, if they have it.  

Spring Sports Registration is open!  Please register your son or daughter online for their spring sport by Feb. 20. Click here to get started using the account you've already created.  If this is your first time registering, please create a new account.

Lynn Grewing