Principal's Notes: Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Notes

March 1, 2010


Dear Families,

I am enjoying the warmer weather – the jonquils are sticking their heads out and there is a hint of green grass in front of the big school. Let’s hope this continues. We are in the midst of registration for our present students. We hope you are eager to register during this time for it gives us a better picture for ordering and placement of classrooms for the next school year. There are several classes we are going to have to limit due to space and to assure you of quality education. Our Learning Centers are regulated by teacher student ratios of  1/8 for LC 2 ½, 1/12 for the three year olds, and 1/15 for the four year olds. If you have siblings for those particular age groups just list them with your older child when registering them. Payment is due when you turn in your paperwork. If you feel you would qualify for tuition assistance, please ask for forms from the office.


We will continue the three kindergartens for next year as well as the two firsts and seconds. Third grade will be a little larger since we are merging the two seconds, but I don’t perceive it to be more than 28. The present fourth grade classroom can easily house 12 students, if there are more we will consider placement in another class (moving the P.E. to the cafeteria). Your promptness can help with these necessary decisions.


Our Spring Class pictures are this Tuesday (LC 3 –except Ms Emily’s class which is Wednesday), Wednesday (LC 4) and K-4th grade on Friday.  Everyone is excited about our 21st Science Fair. We love for you to come and visit, please come during your lunch hour. The judges will be interviewing the students until about 11:00 a.m. We would like to thank Janet Midfelt, Beth Alonzo and Glen Payne who are our judges. Sister Joseph Marie is our fantastic coordinator.


Our Lenten Mass will bring back Fr. Goin from Chickasha. We hope you can join us. The Mass is at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12. This is before Spring Break. If you are planning to be part of our daycare service, please check days you will be here. There is a list in each building.


Ms Holder is tying the loose ends on our February service project –Jump Rope for Heart. Our next project is to help those who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy and related illnesses. More information will be shared with you by the end of the week.


We are having our first All-School retreat on Friday, March 26. We will also share more details in how you can come and be part of this very special day.


Congratulations to Yadin Joseph and Matthew Lewis for winning the Third and Fourth grade division and Makayla Seal and Kristian Sunderland for the First and Second Grade division of the Spelling Bee. These four students will represent Villa Teresa in the Archdiocesan Spelling Bee on March 30.


For those of you who are not on our “Friends of Villa Teresa PTO” site on Facebook, we have been given the opportunity for another family outing – May 12 to see a Red Hawks game. The tickets are $9.00 (including lunch). So if you’re interested, order your tickets now before they run out.


Our Villa Teresa Moore School is having their first dinner/auction, “Fiesta” this Saturday at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Norman. It begins at 6:30 p.m. and childcare is provided on site. Come join in the fun!


Menu for March 1 – 5, 2010

Monday, Mar 1 – Hot dogs, fries, peas, pineapple tid-bits, milk

Tuesday, Mar 2 – Chicken and rice, mixed vegetables, apple sauce, milk

Wednesday, Mar 3 – Frito pie, corn, mixed fruit, milk

Thursday, Mar 4 – Egg rolls, carrots, diced peaches, milk

Friday, Mar 5 – Fish, green beans, sliced pears, milk


Immersed in Christ (Second Sunday in Lent)

 Having Eyes that See

INVENTORY: To what do I look for guidance in my life? To “the norm” in my profession or circle of friends? To what has been taught to me as God’s “rules”? Or to the mind and heart of God as revealed in Scripture and in the life of Jesus?

INPUT: It is only by studying the “face,” the mind and heart of God as revealed in his action and interaction with his creatures, that we can understand the true intent of his laws. God is love, and all that comes from him is love.

Scripture: Genesis 15:5-18; Luke 9:28-36; Philippians 3:17 – 4:1

INSIGHT: Do I understand the difference between a religion of laws and a religion of relationship? Which do I prefer?

INITIATIVE: Be a disciple. Ask how every rule you keep reflects Christ’s mind and heart.


* Please remember in your prayers the soul of Sr. Monica, one of the cloistered nuns who died last Thursday. She will be remembered for her gentle and kind soul and her talent for music.  Sister had been prioress for several terms and was the nuns’ organist.


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