FCA 5.18.15 UPDATES

Coming Up

This Week…Buy One Get One Free Book Fair!  Open Daily ‘til 3 p.m. (Thursday ‘til 8 p.m.)

Thursday, May 21…Spring Concert (See below for details)

Spring Concert

Our Spring Concert will be held on Thursday, May 21.  Students are asked to dress nicely (no jeans) and follow the schedule below.

5:45     K-2 students report to gym

6:00     K-2 concert begins

6:30     3-8 students to classrooms – band students to music room for warm up

6:45     3-8 concert begins

Tickets for August 22 Martin Zellar and The Hardways concert will be available for purchase at the Spring Concert.  Special this night – tickets are 2 for the price of 1!  Bring your cash or checkbook!

2014-15 Volunteer Hours – due Tuesday

Please be sure your family’s volunteer hours are recorded in the volunteer box in the office (at Peggy’s desk).  You can either stop by and fill in your information in person or send it via email by Tuesday, May 19.  On Wednesday, we will review all hours and let families know where they stand.  Thank you!  NOTE:  Student volunteer hours do not count towards your family total.

Talent Show Info – Grades 2-8

Students who want to audition for the talent show should sign up in Kohler Hall near the lunch line.  Sign-ups must be completed by Tuesday, May 19.

CAA Golf Tournament – UPDATE

This event is full and we cannot accept any further permission slips at this time.

Students may leave by noon and will need to be signed out in the office.  If your child is riding with a different adult/family, please send a note granting permission for your child to do so.  Thank you!

Summer Tutoring Opportunity

Summer vacation is almost here! To keep skills strong and learning fresh, we are offering a tutoring opportunity.  Liz Sierminski is available for students entering grades 1-4 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m. She will tutor in language arts and/or math. Tutoring is $35/hour and available once or twice a week. Please contact her via email (easierminski@frassatiwbl.org) as soon as possible to set up a summer schedule.

2015-16 Fall Sports Registration

Registration for fall sports (soccer and volleyball for grades 5-8) is now open.  Practices will begin at the end of August (prior to the start of school).  Registration forms are available in the office. 

Manitou Days Parade

Frassati Catholic Academy will participate in the Manitou Days parade on Friday, June 19 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Participants will receive a free Frassati Spirit Wear T-shirt!  A sign-up sheet is available at the school office or contact Erin DaRosa at eandj2000@comcast.net.  Deadline to register is Monday, June 8.  (BONUS:  Parade hours count towards your 2015-16 volunteer hours!)

Frassati Catholic Academy Talent Show

Frassati Catholic Academy Talent Show

Featuring Talent from Grades 2-8

Tuesday, May 19                     Last day to sign-up (Sign-up sheets in Kohler Hall)

Wednesday, May 20                     Auditions begin (Audition schedule TBD)

Thursday, June 4                          TALENT SHOW in the gym at 12:15 p.m.

Guidelines for Participants

·         All acts must be less than 2.5 minutes.

·         Auditions must show preparation and practice by the individual or group.

·         Individuals or groups should arrive at auditions in costume with props, instruments, full script, and CD or lyrics for review.

·         Content chosen is appropriate (music, scripts, etc.)

·         Costumes must be age appropriate with no bare midriffs, no low rise, and no spaghetti straps.

If you have questions about this event please contact Señora Iannazzo at bmiannazzo@frassatiwbl.org

Peggy Kemp

Administrative Assistant

Frassati Catholic Academy

4690 Bald Eagle Avenue

White Bear Lake, MN  55110

5.11.15 FCA News & Updates

Attendance Reminder

If your child will be absent or tardy, please be sure to contact the school office before 8 a.m.  You may email plkemp@frassatiwbl.org or ckroll@frassatiwbl.org or call 651-429-7771.  If you call early in the morning and reach the parish answering service, it is ok to leave a message with them.  Be sure to leave your child’s name, grade, and reason for the absence or tardy.  Thank you!!


Newsletter Correction

There was an error in our last newsletter in the “Band Notes” information.  An incorrect student name was listed.  Please see corrected info below:

Seventh grader Andrew Johnson performed his trumpet solo in the Hill-Murray Solo and Ensemble Festival.  Congratulations on an excellent performance!

We apologize for the mistake!


Our BOGO Book Fair Needs More Volunteers!

We still need a few more volunteers to help at our upcoming Book Fair.  Please note that cashiers need to have completed the credit check portion of the background check.  It’s fast and easy to do – just contact the office for the correct forms to complete.  If you are able to cover a shift, please follow this link to sign up:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CACA82CA3FC1-2015  Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far!


 

Coming Up

This Week                          WBCA Art Classes

Tuesday, May 12              Orders due for baseball team pictures – cost is $12

Wednesday, May 13       Kindergarten Round-Up – 6:30 p.m. in Kohler Hall – RSVP to plkemp@frassatiwbl.org

Thursday, May 14            State of the School Event & Social – 6:30 p.m. in Kohler Hall

Friday, May 15                   First Communion Mass – 8 a.m.

                                                Book Fair set up

Falcon Baseball

7th/8th grade has a game on tomorrow at 4:00 @ Polar Lakes

5th/6th grade has a game today at 4:30 @ Burton

Good Luck!


CAA Golf Tournament

The CAA will hold their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, May 20 at Gem Lake Hills Golf Course.  Students, grades 4-8, who participate may be released at 12:30 p.m.  If your child is interested, he/she should contact the office for a permission slip.  The cost is $12 (to be paid at golf course) and golfers need their own transportation to the course and then back home afterwards.  Golf should be completed at approximately 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.


Join the 2015 Frassati First Lego League Robotics Competition Team!
Sign Up Now for next year’s Fall Team!

WHAT IS IT?

FIRST Lego League (FLL) introduces students in grades 4-8, to the fun and excitement of science and technology. FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. Alongside adult coaches, FLL teams solve problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques and robots.

Students get to:

1.       Design, build, test and program robots using Lego Mindstorms Technology

2.       Apply real-world math and science concepts

3.       Research and develop a presentation that offers a solution to a problem that the team has identified. The 2015 season presentation will be about trash and recycling

4.       Learn critical thinking, team-building and presentation skills

5.       Participate in a tournament

Important: Lego League IS NOT about free-build playing with Lego bricks. Teams solve real-world problems using engineering concepts, presentation techniques and robots.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Frassati is currently lucky to have enough coaches for three teams. Contact Kathryn Whelan for more information about becoming a coach!

Team commitment is from late August through the competition dates, usually late November to early December. There is a possibility of advancement which would extend the commitment further.

Team coaches will set their own schedule but be expected to meet 1 to 3 times per week for at least an hour. Before and after school times as well as weekends are acceptable. There will be a maximum of 6 students per team.

A fee of around $75-$100 will be used to offset the cost of registering to participate and compete with other FLL teams. A final fee will be determined based on participation. Contact Kathryn Whelan with questions.

To sign up, please complete the attached form and return to Peggy Kemp, Frassati School Office, no later than Friday, May 29, 2015.

Peggy Kemp

Administrative Assistant

Frassati Catholic Academy

4690 Bald Eagle Avenue

White Bear Lake, MN  55110

FCA 5.7.15 News

Download the latest FCA Newsletter 5.7.15

Our BOGO Book Fair Needs More Volunteers!

We’ll be holding a BOGO (Buy one, get one free) Book Fair May 18-22 and we need volunteers to help with clean up and cashiering.  We are still in need of more help.  Please note that cashiers need to have completed the credit check portion of the background check.  It’s fast and easy to do – just contact the office for the correct forms to complete.  If you are able to cover a shift, please follow this link to sign up:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CACA82CA3FC1-2015  Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far! 


From the Health Office: SPRING HAS ARRIVED!!

Many of us have been enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.  Take note of these reminders:

1.       Please remember that even though the sun is up longer, your children should maintain their normal bedtime.  If a child does not get enough sleep, he/she is more susceptible to illness and poor performance at school.

2.       If you live in a wooded area, be sure to check your child for ticks after they have been outside.


Coming Up

Friday, May 8                     Spirit Wear Day

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – throughout the school day

Next Week                         WBCA Art Classes

Wednesday, May 13       Kindergarten Round-Up – 6:30 p.m. in Kohler Hall

Thursday, May 14            State of the School Event & Social – 6:30 p.m. in Kohler Hall

Friday, May 15                   First Communion Mass – 8 a.m.

                                                Book Fair set up

Items to be Turned In

·         7th grade projectionist permission slips – due ASAP

·         Yearbook orders – due ASAP – cost is now $18

·         Middle School Valleyfair permission slips/fees – due ASAP


Falcon Baseball

7th/8th grade has a game on today at 4:00 @ Lake Jr

5th/6th grade has a game on Friday at 4:30 @ Sunrise

Good Luck!


 CAA Golf Tournament

The CAA will hold their annual golf tournament on Wednesday, May 20 at Gem Lake Hills Golf Course.  Students, grades 4-8, who participate may be released at 12:30 p.m.  If your child is interested, he/she should contact the office for a permission slip.  The cost is $12 (to be paid at golf course) and golfers need their own transportation to the course and then back home afterwards.


Spring Gala Get Togethers – Space Still Available!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of these Great Get Togethers! Space is still available for the parties/events listed below. If you are interested in reserving a spot for one of the Get Togethers, please send an email to Beth Doroff at beth.doroff@gmail.com. If you purchase a spot, she will provide further instruction on payment. The Get Togethers will be available until the end of this week (Fri., May 8).
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Pizza Party at Fire Station No. 2 with Truck Tours

Sound the alarm and get to the station! Your child will not want to miss this awesome get together at the White Bear Lake Fire Station. 25 kids will have the opportunity to attend a party at WBL Fire Station No. 2 with ambulance and fire truck tours. This party is on June 20, 2015, is for kids in grades K-3 and includes pizza and pop.

Price: $10 per child, 15 spots available.

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Skating Party

School’s almost over, let’s celebrate with a skating party at Saint North in Maplewood. Drop your kids off for chaperoned skating on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1-4 pm.

Price: $20 per child, 25 spots available.

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Lunch Dessert for 7th Grade

After lunch enjoy a slice of tiramisu for dessert, made by Frassati Teacher Mrs. Heinz. Date TBD by teacher and class; only open to the 7th grade class.

Price: $5 per student.

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Summit Tap Room

Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones at Summit Brewery this summer. Enjoy light appetizers, beer samplings, and a brewery tour at Summit Brewery in St. Paul. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 7-10 p.m.

Price: $50/per couple, 21 spots available.

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Ladies Evening at Monte Carlo

Enjoy an evening of Monte Carlo style gaming, unique entertainment, gourmet refreshments and special pampering! Location TBD. Party to be held in July/August time frame. Donated by The Nesting, White Bear Lake.

$30 per gal, space available.

Peggy Kemp

Administrative Assistant

Frassati Catholic Academy

4690 Bald Eagle Avenue

White Bear Lake, MN  55110

FCA 5.5.15

State of the School Event & Social – May 14

Our State of the School Event will be held in Kohler Hall on Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Gallivan, Fr. Bambenek and the School Advisory Committee will be presenting on:

·         School Climate

·         Student Services and Curriculum

·         Academic Results

·         FCA Highlights

·         “Five Friends of Frassati” Announced

Appetizers and beverages will be provided for adults.  Childcare and sub sandwiches provided for children (free will donations accepted).

RSVP to Peggy Kemp (plkemp@frassatiwbl.org) by Wednesday, May 6.  Please include number of children and ages if utilizing childcare.

Coming Up

Tonight                                 Washington D.C. Informational meeting for incoming 8th graders – 5:30 p.m. in room 244.  Contact Mrs. Sue Schmidtbauer for additional information (smschmidtbauer@frassatiwbl.org).

Thursday, May 7               3rd grade Mother’s Day Program – 9 a.m. in Kohler Hall

Friday, May 8                     Spirit Wear Day (Just added!)

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – throughout the school day

Next Week                         WBCA Art Classes

Items to be Turned In

·         7th grade projectionist permission slips – due ASAP

·         Yearbook orders – due ASAP – cost is now $18

·         Middle School Valleyfair permission slips/fees – due ASAP

Falcon Baseball

7th/8th grade has a game on today at 4:15 @ Polar Lakes

5th/6th grade has a game on Friday at 4:30 @ Sunrise

Good Luck!

Book Fair Coming Soon

We’ll be holding a BOGO (Buy one, get one free) Book Fair in May!  We need volunteers to help make this happen.  Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far!  We are still in need of more help.  Follow this link to sign up:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CACA82CA3FC1-2015

Spring Gala Get Togethers – Space Still Available!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of these Great Get Togethers! Space is still available for the parties/events listed below. If you are interested in reserving a spot for one of the Get Togethers, please send an email to Beth Doroff at beth.doroff@gmail.com. If you purchase a spot, she will provide further instruction on payment. The Get Togethers will be available until the end of this week (Fri., May 8).
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Pizza Party at Fire Station No. 2 with Truck Tours

Sound the alarm and get to the station! Your child will not want to miss this awesome get together at the White Bear Lake Fire Station. 25 kids will have the opportunity to attend a party at WBL Fire Station No. 2 with ambulance and fire truck tours. This party is on June 20, 2015, is for kids in grades K-3 and includes pizza and pop.

Price: $10 per child, 15 spots available.

509

Skating Party

School’s almost over, let’s celebrate with a skating party at Saint North in Maplewood. Drop your kids off for chaperoned skating on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 1-4 pm.

Price: $20 per child, 25 spots available.

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Lunch Dessert for 7th Grade

After lunch enjoy a slice of tiramisu for dessert, made by Frassati Teacher Mrs. Heinz. Date TBD by teacher and class; only open to the 7th grade class.

Price: $5 per student.

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Summit Tap Room

Meet new friends and reconnect with old ones at Summit Brewery this summer. Enjoy light appetizers, beer samplings, and a brewery tour at Summit Brewery in St. Paul. Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 7-10 p.m.

Price: $50/per couple, 21 spots available.

1417

Ladies Evening at Monte Carlo

Enjoy an evening of Monte Carlo style gaming, unique entertainment, gourmet refreshments and special pampering! Location TBD. Party to be held in July/August time frame. Donated by The Nesting, White Bear Lake.

$30 per gal, space available.

Peggy Kemp

Administrative Assistant

Frassati Catholic Academy

4690 Bald Eagle Avenue

White Bear Lake, MN  55110

5.4.15 FCA News & Updates

Monday, May 4 is a Parent Drive Day!

There is no district bus service tomorrow.  All students who normally ride the bus will need alternate transportation to and from school.  Please let us know how your child will leave school on Monday.  Thank you!

Washington D.C. Trip for 2015-16 8th Grade Students

Families who will have an 8th grader next school year are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding the Washington D.C. trip.  The trip is scheduled for May 20-22, 2016.  The meeting will be held in room 244 on Tuesday, May 5 @ 5:30 p.m.  Contact Mrs. Sue Schmidtbauer for additional information (smschmidtbauer@frassatiwbl.org).

State of the School Event & Social – May 14

Our State of the School Event will be held in Kohler Hall on Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Mr. Gallivan, Fr. Bambenek and the School Advisory Committee will be presenting on:

·         School Climate

·         Student Services and Curriculum

·         Academic Results

·         FCA Highlights

·         “Five Friends of Frassati” Announced

Appetizers and beverages will be provided for adults.  Childcare and sub sandwiches provided for children (free will donations accepted).

RSVP to Peggy Kemp (plkemp@frassatiwbl.org) by Friday, May 6.  Please include number of children and ages if utilizing childcare.

 

Items to be Turned In

·         7th grade projectionist permission slips – due ASAP

·         Yearbook orders – due ASAP – cost is now $18

·         Middle School Valleyfair permission slips/fees – due ASAP

 

Coming Up

Monday, May 4                Parent Drive Day – No district bus service available

Tuesday, May 5                Washington D.C. Informational meeting for incoming 8th graders – 5:30 p.m. in room 244

Thursday, May 7               3rd grade Mother’s Day Program – 9 a.m. in Kohler Hall

Friday, May 8                     Cinco de Mayo Celebration – throughout the school day

Falcon Baseball

7th/8th grade has a game on Tuesday at 4:15 @ Polar Lakes

5th/6th grade has a game on Monday at 4:00 @ Huset 5

Good Luck!

Book Fair Coming Soon

We’ll be holding a BOGO (Buy one, get one free) Book Fair in May!  We need volunteers to help make this happen.  Please follow the link below to sign up for a shift.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F084CACA82CA3FC1-2015