A Message from the Principal

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents,

1. Thank you for attending conferences earlier this week. I know that our teachers appreciate meeting you, and having the opportunity to discuss your child's progress with you. Our teachers are easy to contact via email any time you have a question or concern.

2. Grandparents' Day is Nov. 26. Our new Bishop will be celebrating with us on that day. Here's what the day looks like: breakfast serving starting at 7:45 am and Mass at 9:30 am. In between those two, students and grandparents will have a photo taken, and they may tour the school. We will serve breakfast 7:45 to 8:45; grandparents may arrive at any time during that hour. We have sent out invitations - if you sent us an address, or we had one from last year. If you have (grand)parents who didn't receive an invitation, please notify the Main Office, and we will send out an invitation immediately.

We will clear the parking lot right across from the South Building for our guests on that day, and we ask that you remind family members that there is a handicapped accessible door at the east end of the South Building, leading to an elevator. We will also provide rides to the North Gym for any grandma or grandpa with mobility issues.

This day is truly one of the highlights of our school year. Watching our "big" kids interacting with Grandma and Grandpa is just wonderful. Every year, I am reminded that this relationship is so important - perhaps even more important for teenagers than little ones.

3. Our Campus Ministers are beginning a food drive for the Emergency Food Shelf. The theme is "Will You Survive" and they have planned motivational activities and doubled their goal from previous years. The food drive runs Nov. 11 - 22. Please support this worthy drive.

4. The Nordic Ski Team is selling poinsettias for their team fundraiser. The poinsettias are beautiful, festive plants from St. Cloud Floral. Consider purchasing one or more for a gift for someone or for yourself.

The 6" plants are red, white, pink and burgundy and the cost is $15. We are offering a 6" blue poinsettia with gold sparkles in honor of our teammate, Ellie Sovada and cost is $20. Checks should be made to Cathedral Athletic Association. Poinsettia sale is from November 4th-22nd. Plants will be available for pick up Wednesday, December 4th from 10:00 am-5:50 pm at the North Gym. For orders, contact any Nordic skier or Lauri Johnson at laurijj5@hotmail.com or 267-3311. 5.

From the CHS Library/Media Center:
In conjunction with our annual Barnes and Noble book fair, we are hosting a book drive committed to purchasing and donating books for our area’s Head Start programs. Please stop by our table, set-up near the check-in area at parent/teacher conferences, to pick up a donation slip. Plan to purchase a book for one of the area centers, serving birth to five year olds, at our Cathedral High School’s Book Fair being held at Barnes and Noble all day on Sunday, December 8th, 2013. The book fair is also available online (barnesandnoble.com) December 8th through the 14th. Use a book fair voucher, also found at our conference tables, and 5% of your purchase dollars will be given back to our Media Center at CHS. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to help with the book fair on December 8th, please contact Julie Notsch, Cathedral High School Media Specialist, jnotsch@cathedralcrusaders.org. Thank you!

Lynn Grewing