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