6.1.22

Happy Wednesday!

Watch a glimpse of our Field Day on SLS YouTube. Please click on the link below.  The kids, parents, and staff had a GREAT time!
Our June 3rd First Friday Mass will have our Lower School in Attendance and our Middle School will watch it live stream from the gym or classroom.
As you may know, Elmwood Park is celebrating Multicultural Day on Saturday, June 18. St. Leo’s has been celebrating Multicultural Awareness by having all the grades present the countries they studied during Community Time each day this week.
On Friday, immediately following the Mass, our last two grades will present in the Church: Grade 2: Argentina; Grade 4: The Netherlands.
 
NEW THIS WEEK:
SLS Summer Hours – The school office will be open daily from June 23rd to July 31st from 8am to 12pm.  August hours will vary.  Updates to office hours will always be posted on our website, so please be sure to check and/or call first. 
 
Bergen County Special Services forms went home to parents this week for current ISP students. Please be sure to sign and return your forms to the school office. 
 
Upcoming Events for June (flyer attached)
 
REMINDERS:
  • Movies Under the Moon (sponsored by SLS Sports Group)
  • Wendy’s Give Back Night
  • SLS Art Gallery Fundraiser
 New This Summer: Weekly Enrichment Workshops for Students entering Grades 4 & 5, Grades 6 & 7 
OPEN TO SLS AND NON – SLS STUDENTS! – see attached flyer for more information  – limited spaces available.
FEW IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
Tuition Payments  
Final payment due – most families’ final tuition payments are due by May 20th.  Any student with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to participate in any graduation and/or moving up ceremonies. If you have any questions or concerns about your bill, please email the school office at schooloffice@stleosschool.org
Placement Request for the 2022-2023 School Year –
At the end of the school year, discussions take place among grade-level teachers to determine the placement of students for the following year. The criteria for placement include learning style, social dynamics, and personality. Children are assigned to the teacher and group in which it is felt they will be most successful. These lists are reviewed and finalized in August. Parents are notified of these placements by mail before the start of the school year.
A great deal of thought and care is put into the placement process. Homeroom teachers receive input from both specialty teachers and learning specialists who know the children well. Our objective in determining class lists is to best meet each child’s needs, with the overall goal of creating balanced classes. Parents are asked to refrain from making requests. Oftentimes, these requests contradict what the teachers feel will work best for the child in an academic setting (e.g. being in class with a particular child). It is school policy that no written requests be taken into consideration regarding placement. If a parent has an issue regarding class placement, he/she is asked to make an appointment with the principal to discuss his/her concerns.
Covid Update from the Nurse –   
 Upon review of our student medical records, it was noticed that many of our students either have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 or we have no record of it on file. Therefore, if your student has been vaccinated, could you please email or send in a copy of your child’s Covid-19 Vaccination Record Card from the CDC.  If your student has not been vaccinated, we strongly encourage you to take the necessary steps to get your child vaccinated. Covid-19 is still an infectious disease that can cause mild, moderate or severe symptoms that can lead to hospitalization. According to the center for disease control, Covid-19 vaccines are safe for children. They help prevent severe illness, and hospitalization and also helps protect children from serious complications. Vaccines help protect oneself and the community by building immunity.  It decreases the likelihood of spreading the disease and causing individuals to become infected. Vaccines are available at pediatric offices, local pharmacies, healthcare clinics, and local health departments. So we are asking you to strongly consider getting your children, 5 years and above, vaccinated against this disease and help keep our children and the        

community safe.

Housekeeping Tips:
 
Please remember we are a nut-free school, so please do not send any nut products with your students for lunch.   Also, the weather is finally becoming nicer, please make sure your children have a refillable water bottle to keep them hydrated.
Poison Ivy – Poison ivy has grown in the back of the field.  The area has been tapped off and both teachers and students are aware of the restrictions.  The poison ivy appears to be coming in from neighboring houses.  We have contacted the neighbors and are in the process of treating it.
Ongoing fundraisers:
  • SLS Wristbands
  • Shoe Drive Fundraiser
  • Movies Under the Moon (sponsored by SLS Sports Group)
  • Wendy’s Give Back Night
  • SLS Art Gallery Fundraiser
Summer Camp Registration is OPEN – limited spots available!  June 3rd will be the last day registrations will be accepted for summer camp.