A Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

The Junior Parent Meeting will take place tonight (Tues.) at 7:00 pm in the Commons. The meeting will focus on planning, testing, and course selection for senior year. 

For parents of junior and senior girls: As your daughter begins to shop for prom dresses, please keep in mind that prom dresses must be appropriate for a Catholic high school event.  Although these dresses do not have to follow the exact guidelines for daily wear at school, they must still adhere to the following guidelines. Strapless dresses are acceptable for this formal dance, bu dresses may not be too low cut or too short.  Bare midriff or bare backs are not acceptable.  If you are unsure about whether or not a dress is acceptable, then either do not purchase it, or take a picture with the dress on and email it to Mrs. Fasching for prior approval.  A student wearing a dress that is not appropriate will be asked to go home and change.  We would like to avoid this if possible, so please keep this information in mind before purchasing a dress.  Thank you in advance!  - Mrs. Fasching

Counselors Bridget Hamak and Mary Quick are meeting with students this week about course selection for next year.  Students will register for classes in school next week, but they must have a parent signature on the course form before they can register. Remind your student to bring the form home for your signature. 

You will be able to complete your registration documents online this year starting next Monday, Feb. 9.  If you would prefer to come in to school to do that, we will have the usual registration evenings on Feb. 9 and Feb. 12.

 Dick McMorrow will be meeting with sophomore students and parents who are interested in learning more about the 2016 Africa trip.  The meeting is on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 in the CHS library.

Help us out - our laptops should not be inside backpacks with heavy books.  We are seeing some serious damage from the weight and compression of those books.  Laptops should be carried and stored in the assigned cases, not within backpacks.  We encourage parents to have a conversation about what students are carrying around in those heavy backpacks. Maybe it's books that could be left at home or in the classroom.  

Attention Senior Parents: It's hard to believe your children are beginning the last semester of their Senior year.  There is a meeting on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria for the benefit of senior parents.  Important information related to the Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Getaway, Senior Breakfast, Awards Assembly, Graduation Ceremony, and the All Night Grad Party will be shared at this meeting. 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 this meeting.

We had a great speaker last week and I will share some nuggets from her talk via this eblast for the next few weeks.  One of the things that she talked about was a "tech curfew" in our homes. Curfew time depends on the age of the teen, with young adults taking more ownership as their awareness of the need for time away from technology increases.  Any time from 8:30 to 11:00 pm would be appropriate depending on age. Erin Walsh reminded us all that alarm clocks are cheap, so the rationale that students use their phones as an alarm clock is not necessary.  It is important that young adults learn to function without technology, especially at night when sleep is so critical. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep each night.


Lynn Grewing