--Norwalk Catholic School -Friday Flyer--

February 22, 2019

Dear NCS Parents,


I hope you were able to join us for the Bishop’s Mass this morning! It is always a special time to come together as a school community and celebrate communion with our Lord! We also honored our Legacy families who have dedicated so much to our school for so many years! My staff and I cannot thank you enough for your support, dedication, and generosity!


A reminder that it is cold and flu season! Please, please, please do NOT send your child to school if they are not feeling well and presenting with symptoms listed on the attached cold/flu handout. We have doubled our efforts to clean student areas, however preventing the spread of these germs with good hand washing, properly covering a sneeze, and ensuring good hygiene are SO important! We appreciate the help from home.  


Reminder: Friday, 3/1/19 is being considered our last Friday of the month for February. This is a jeans day and uniform or Flyers shirt day! It is also our second of the two PTO Dollar Days! If your child would like to wear a FUN, school appropriate shirt to school on 3/1, they are permitted to for a $1 donation to the PTO Calendar Raffle. If you have any questions, please let me know.


God bless and have a great weekend, Mrs. Englert


Menu for w/o February 25th:

Monday: Pepperoni Pizza, Green Beans, Veggie Tray, Peaches and Milk

Tuesday: Oriental Chicken, Rice, Vegetable, Mandarin Oranges, Fortune Cookie and Milk

Wednesday: Hamburger, French Fries, Baked Beans, Veggie Tray, Applesauce and Milk

Thursday: Bosco Sticks, Side Salad, Veggie Tray, Apple Slices and Milk

Friday: Chicken Sticks, Mixed Vegetables, Veggie Tray, Juice, Pineapple and Milk


What’s Happening the Week of February 25th?

Monday (25):

              -SHOP orders due by 9am


Tuesday (26):

               -Happy Tuesday!


Wednesday (27):

              -Grades 1-6 School Mass – 9am

              -Art Club – Art Room - 3:15-4:15pm

              -Young Authors Club – 3:15-4:00pm

              -Detention (8am)


Thursday (28):       

              -SPH Musical – Once Upon a Mattress opens

              -Bible Study – 8am

              -Choristers – Church – 3:15-4:15pm


Friday (1):

            -Jeans Day w/ uniform or St. Paul shirt or

           -PTO Dollar Day – Crazy Shirt with $1 donation

           -Elementary Pep Rally


New Items this Week!!


Saints Softball Parent Meeting - Sunday, February 24 at 6:30pm for ages 1st grade through high school.


PTO Calendar Raffle: We are in full swing with the planning of the Calendar Raffle Fundraiser. This year we have opted to change the date of the calendar raffle, but I am sure it will be a huge success again this year. In the last two years the PTO has raised over $25,000 toward technology at NCS and for our students. This year the money raised will go toward new smartboards in the classrooms. The teachers use these everyday! The Raffle sales will be starting in March, but right now we are asking for donations that will be raffled off daily. At the last PTO meeting there was discussion of increasing the gift cards and cash donations as raffle items. This may help to increase the number of calendars sold because everyone loves to win Gift Cards and cash! We hope to have all donations turned into the elementary or ECC office by February 26. We will organize and print the calendar so sales can begin March 1.  Thank you very much to all of you who have donated to this fundraiser in the past.  If you are interested in making a donation please let me know. Suggestions: Cash - Gift Cards - Gift baskets

Thank you for all of your support. We are really excited for this year’s raffle and with your help the PTO will be able to support our students and school! Lori Matlack -  lmatlack@ncsmail.org


News worth Repeating!!


Monroe Street Gym Doors: Monroe Street gym doors will be locked in the mornings. This is for two reasons. 1. I feel it is unsafe and a hazard to have an unlocked door off to the side/back of a building where there are no classrooms, etc. 2. The students coming up to 3rd grade are tracking in salt and dirt onto the gym floor when coming into the building. This will ruin the floor finish. Please let your students know these doors will no longer be unlocked in the mornings. Students must walk around to the courtyard arbor doors by 2nd grade or if before 8:30am, go to the cafeteria. Thank you!


Girls On The Run Program: The Norwalk Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring/hosting a Girls on the Run program in the Spring of 2019. Empowered…strong…inspiring… healthy…FUN! These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the Girls on the Run program from past participants. We are excited to announce that your daughter can be part of this empowering program this coming Spring!   Girls on the Run (GOTR) will be offered at The Ernsthausen Community Center, in Norwalk, Ohio for girls in grades 3, 4, and 5.  The program will meet twice a week in small teams of 8-20 girls. The girls will be taught core values and life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork, and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.   The running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program.  For questions, contact the site liaison, Niki Cross, Recreation Director @ ncross@norwalkoh.com or (419) 663-6775 ext. 1026.  Online registration will open Monday, February 4th. Please visit www.GirlsOnTheRunNWOhio.org to register and for more information on this incredible, life-changing program! All registration must be done through the GOTR website.


Weekly Notes!!


SHOP News: Weekly bonuses include: Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic/Athleta 4% bonus (18% total rebate) from February 16 through March 1.  Questions? Contact Kristen Penner, Shop Coordinator at jkpenner@gmail.com


Meal Magic: Please take a few moments to review your student/students Meal Magic Lunch Account Balance.   Meal Magic Balance can be obtained by:

  • Asking the cafeteria cashier.
  • Go on-line at www.sendmoneytoschool.com.  You can follow the "Meal Magic Online Functionality" link on the NCS website to the Getting Started Instructions.
  • Contact the Business Office (419-668-3005 x 223) for balance information.


                                                           Have a Great Week!!