3/13/17

Dear Parents,

I have just been notified by Tarrytown School District that we will be closed  tomorrow MARCH 14, 2017  due to the expected storm.  you will receive an IRIS alert soon.   Please be safe

Due to these snow days coming so close together,   I feel it is important that we  OPEN ON MARCH 20TH.    Originally this day was marked closed, but school will be in session and OPENED.

Paint Night – Our 1st Paint Night is scheduled for Friday, March 31st.  We need to guarantee 35 people.  If you are interested, please email Kristina Lambros at khlambros@gmail.com – you can send your form by Friday, March 17th, but we do need a count as soon as possible. Friends and family are welcome to join us.

My Special Guy Dance – Please return your form for this special event that is scheduled for March 24th.

Pizza Day – because of the snow day on March 10th – we missed our pizza day!.  We will use the money collected towards the March 24th pizza day.

Again, be safe, enjoy the snow.

Sincerely,

GinaMarie Fonte

Principal

 

March 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

Welcome to March.  We have a full month of activities and events scheduled for both parents and students.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Please return the form or send a note to the office if you are able to come participate in the Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 12 at 1:30p.m.  We have some families signed up but need more.

Bus Transportation – Important – You must contact your school district to arrange for busing for the 2017-2018 school year by April 1st 2017.  This is very important.  The district will not accept any late bus registration forms after April 1, 2017.

Box Tops – Will be extended until Tuesday, March 7th.  Currently the 3rd grade is in 1st place followed by 8th Grade.

Pizza Friday  – The next Pizza Friday will be on Friday March 10th.  If your child would like pizza on March 10th, please send in a labeled envelope with your child’s name, grade and # of slices by Wednesday, March 8th.  Pizza is $2 a slice.  Pizza will not be available for purchase on Friday.  All slices are preordered on Wednesday.

Re-Registration –  If you have not already enrolled through TADS, you must do so as soon as possible.   You should have received an email from TADS welcoming you to our new online enrollment process.  You will receive a separate email for each student who will be attending our school.  This email which will be sent from support@tads.com will include a brief overview of the registration process and a link that is unique to your student’s information for enrollment.  If you did not receive an email from TADS, please call TADS at 646-794-2885.

My Special Guy Dance – Is scheduled for March 24, 2017 at 7:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. in the school gym.  Last year we had a great time and we look forward to as many girls and their special guy to come enjoy this year.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 21.

Parent Pain Night – Our 1st Parent Paint Night is on the calendar for Friday, March 31st to begin at 6:30p.m.  If interested in attending, please return the form by March 16.
CYO Co-ed Basketball Clinic for 2nd, 3rd, 4th grades – A clinic will be held on the next 3 Saturdays (March 4th, 11th, and 18th) in the Gym for those in CYO or who intend to play next year.  From 8am – 9:30am, beginners in the 2nd and 3rd will have their session and advanced 3rd grade and 4th grade players will have their session from 9:30am – 11am.  If you want your child to participate please contact Rob Sullivan at robsullivan@optonline.net.  Please bring a water bottle.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mr. Sullivan at the email provided.

CYO Sports Night – Our annual event will be held this year on Saturday, March 18th at 6pm in the Gym.

Save the Date – Transfiguration Church will be holding its 50th Jubilee celebration on the weekend of June 24th and 25th.  This is a very joyous time for our community which will be celebrated with a special Mass and events held during that weekend.  More information will follow.  Please mark your calendars so your family will have an opportunity to be a part of the Jubilee!

    PARENTS’ GUILD NEWS !!!!!!!

Save the date for The Transfiguration School Annual Spring Fundraiser “Denim & Diamonds” on APRIL 29TH.  It will be in the parish hall with food catered by Westchester Manor, a DJ and a fabulous live and silent auction which will include student artwork!  Tickets are $25 and are available in the school office.

If you have any items you are able to donate for the live or silent auction, please contact Sharon Tuck at sktuck@bellsouth.net  Everything is greatly appreciated.

Enjoy the weekend. God Bless

GinaMarie Fonte

Principal

Weekly

There is a 2 hour delay on Friday, February 10th.

Due to the weather school is cancelled on Thursday, February 9th. Stay safe.

February 3, 2017

Dear Parents,

On Monday, the students and I presented the faculty with flower bouquets and beautiful notes, the faculty then enjoyed a delicious lunch.  I am sure they felt appreciated and loved by all. On Tuesday, the 3rd grade won the Pig Race and received they class party in a box. Thank you to  Mrs. Gramaglia who arranged for the pig races. The students who sold the most wrapping paper were allowed to Silly String Ms. Fonte.  Check out the pics on Twitter and Facebook.  Wednesday, children did the foul shooting, as well as a Spirit Parade led by our Grand Marshal, Bradyn Moriarity from 2nd Grade.   As you know Thursday was the day for eating.  Thank you parents and class parents that put together our Heritage Day events.  The students enjoyed an ice cream sundae today and a big congratulations to the faculty for winning the volleyball game against the  8th Grade today. The 8th grade played a great game with a close score.  I hope my faculty that played come in on Monday and don’t call me and tell me they are too  sore to work on Monday!

Overall, we had a wonderful Catholic Schools week I hope your children enjoyed it as much as we did.

Re-Registration – This week I sent home a letter to Parents in K-7 regarding online registration for the 2017-2018 school year.  You should have received an email from TADS with a link to register.  Please let us know if you did not receive an email, we will look into it.  PK4 parents will receive a separate letter to register your children for Kindergarten on Monday.

Pizza Fridays – Next Friday, February 10th we will order pizza from Capri Pizza.  If you child would like to order, please send in a labeled envelope with your child’s name, grade and # of slices by Wednesday, February 8th.  The pizza is only $2 a slice.  A separate envelope is Mandatory for each student.  Please send in exact change.  Students will not be able to purchase on Friday, they must pre-order.

Parents’ Guild News – We still have many families that have  not paid their Parents’ Guild Dues of $75.00 as well as their Calendar Raffle tickets of $200.  As I understand it, many families thought the Guild Dues  was coming out of   your Smart Tuition account, but this year it should come directly to the school.  Sorry for any confusion. However, these funds were due in October and December, 2016.   If you could please check your records and send it in if you have not done so already.

Volleyball News – It’s time for our volleyball season to start. We are going to have sign ups Tuesday , February 7th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the school hallway. This year you cannot send them in after Tuesday. If you would like to join and cannot make it please email me before Tuesday night.
I’m also looking for a head coach for both Varsity and JV teams. I have a very busy schedule this year and I cannot do it. I will do all the paperwork and help out when I can. If you are interested please let me know.
Any questions please email me. I hope to see everyone from last year and some new faces. Megan Husband  Mph0502@aol.com
Sincerely,
GinaMarie Fonte
Principal

January 27, 2017
Dear Parents,
Welcome to Catholic Schools Week!!!  We have a fun filled week of celebration in honor of Catholic Schools.  We will be having Open
Houses all week from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. please spread the word to your family and friends. We will kick off the week on Sunday, at the 10:00 a.m. mass followed by a deluxe breakfast.
Monday – Teacher Appreciation during morning prayers
1:00 – Foul Shooting Grades 3-8 in gym
1:00 – Foul Shooting Grades PK-2 in cafeteria
Tuesday – 1:15 Pig Race
Wednesday – Crazy Sock Day – students permitted to wear crazy sock
with uniform. – School Spirit Parade
Thursday – Heritage Day 12:00-1:00
Friday – Ice Cream Sundae and 8th Gr. vs. Faculty in volleyball
game.
We will also have a Box Top Competition during Catholic Schools Week.
Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and it really does add up.  Please be
sure to write your child’s grade on your submission so that his or
her class will get credit.  The winning class will receive a pizza
party.

PARENTS’ GUILD NEWS
Please remember that your $75.00 Parents’ Guild dues are due.
These were not taken from Smart Tuition this year.  In addition if you
did not opt for the one time payment of $400.00, you are obligated to
pay $200.00 for the Calendar Raffle tickets.  The drawings have started
so get your money and tickets in for a chance to win!

Save the Date…..all are invited to our parent social on Wednesday,
March 1st at Tarry Tavern in Tarrytown at 7:00 p.m.  More information
to come.

SPRING FUNDRAISER DATE HAS BEEN SET – MARK YOUR CALENDAR – SATURDAY,
APRIL 29 – “DENIM AND DIAMONDS” more information to follow.
Enjoy your weekend.  God Bless
Sincerely,
GinaMarie Fonte
Principal

January 20, 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you to all the parents that were able to attend the Parents’ Guild meeting this week.  If you were unable to attend, I will be sending home a power point information regarding the new Report Cards on Monday.  Also, please keep your eyes opened for Heritage Day letters from your child’s Class Parents.  Please fill these out and return them so these Class Parents can organize this event.

2nd Grade Reconciliation – Our thoughts and prayers are with our 2nd Grade class who will be receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation tomorrow.

Catholic School Week Breakfast and events– We have added more events to the Catholic School week activities and will be sending the schedule home on Monday.  Please don’t forget to get  your reservation in for the school breakfast which will be held on January 29 after the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  Please let the office know if you need another sign up form.

The students came home this week with a school pin, please help us promote the school by allowing your child to wear these pins outside of school.

New Lights –  thank you to Fr. Emiel for installing new lights along the parking lot.  These were much needed and greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend, God Bless.

Sincerely,

GinaMarie Fonte, Principal

1/13/17

Dear Parents,

Please don’t forget that we are off on Monday, January 16th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  The students have been doing projects and reports on Dr. King, and remembering this important Civil Rights leader.  We can also use Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a chance to start the year off right by making an impact in our community, reminding the students to volunteer their time and talents to others. Please continue at home what we have been going over in school honoring Dr. King.

Congratulations – to our 8th Grade students!  They have been receiving their High School acceptance letters, and I must say how proud both myself and the faculty and staff are of them on these acceptances and scholarship achieved.

Parents’ Guild Meeting – there will be a Parents’ Guild meeting on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00p.m. in the Cafeteria.  Everyone is welcome.  I am asking that a class parent from each grade attend this meeting.  Babysitting will be available.  Some of the topics I will be covering will be: New Grading Scale (this will affect all students) and appear on the 2nd Qtr Report Cards, Catholic School Week Activities, Blended Learning, Lunch Duty, Committee Sign Up, Heritage Day.  These Parents’ Guild Meetings are an important tool to communicate with all the parents.  I encourage you to attend. Refreshments will be served (Wine, cheese, coffee, dessert)

Catholic Schools Week Breakfast – Don’t forget to send in your reservation to the Catholic School Week Breakfast which will be held on Sunday, January 29th.  Our school community will come together at the 10:00 a.m. Mass followed by breakfast served by the faculty and staff to our parents and students.  Reservations are a must.  Please let the office know if you need another reservation form.

Illness – I know this is the season of colds, flu, and stomach virus, but please keep your child home for at least 24 hours after a fever or if they have been vomitting.

Lateness – Again, I must stress how disruptive it is when student arrives late to school.  It impacts the teachers and the students in the class who have started a lesson.  Please make every effort to arrive at school by 7:45 or no later then 7:55a.m.

Outside Lighting – On Friday, we will be installing new outside lights in the parking lot, playground and behind the office.  More details about the lighting will be provided at the Parents’ Guild Meeting on Tuesday, January 17.  Thank you to Fr. Emiel for heeding our request.

Enjoy your long weekend, God Bless

Sincerely,

GinaMarie Fonte

Principal