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St. Augustine School Students Win Champions of Courage Essay Contest:
Two St. Augustine School students are among only 20 finalists of the Champions of Courage essay contest sponsored by Fox45 and the CW Baltimore. This annual contest asks students to write about how their champion of courage demonstrates the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Winners were selected from more than 3000 submissions. St . Augustine School was one of five Catholic Schools with competition finalists and the only school to have two winners!
Eighth grader, Katrina Manabat, submitted her essay on Maya Angelou stating that “Her words of empowerment have impacted my way of perceiving problems in our world.”
Seventh grader, Lauren Greenhill, submitted her essay on Eleanor Roosevelt because “When others were silent, she spoke out for unity and justice.”
Both students will share their essays on FOX45 and The CW Baltimore, receive a cash prize and attend a gala awards breakfast. They will also be in the running to receive additional scholarship prizes and cash awards for the school . We are very proud of these students accomplishments.
Merry Christmas from St. Augustine School
Wishing you a wonderful celebration of Our Savior's birth. May His peace and love fill your homes and hearts.
Open House and Registration
Grades PreK-Grade, we welcome you to the open house on Tuesday, November 11. Come find out what makes us a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Click here for more information.
SAS Students donate over 70 bears to Dove House:
To kick of the school year Rachel’s Friends co-ordinated a Teddy Bear drive for Dove House, an in patient hospice care in Westminster, Maryland. The teddy bears will be given to patients and their families as a source of comfort during extremely difficult times.
Letter from Mrs. Schratz
August 7, 2014
I hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying time with your children. Although it has flown by, I cannot wait to welcome the children back to school. As usual a lot has been accomplished here over the summer. I am very pleased to announce that the vacant positions have been filled with highly qualified and very enthusiastic teachers. Mrs. Clare Miller is our new Library/Media Specialist, and Ms. Chelsea Shouse is teaching Spanish K-8. Mrs. Sympson will be teaching grade 8 social studies, while Mrs. Murphy takes a group of 7th grade math. I have two excellent candidates for our part time resource teacher and expect to have that position confirmed shortly. Soon after school was out, Mr. Rainbow received the opportunity to teach at the secondary level in Carroll County. The decision to leave St. Augustine’s was a very difficult one for him and certainly sad news for us. Mr. Rainbow was very involved in our search for a new music teacher and we have a great successor in Ms. Kristina Laus. She has experience with teaching general music, directing choral groups and band and is a parish music director. At the recommendation of a few principals in the archdiocese I sought an art teacher, through a private company and I am very excited about the quality of instruction that we can expect from Ms. Hilary Christian. All of the specials teachers will be present at the Home and School Association Back to School Night on September 9 to introduce themselves and share their plans for your children this year. I hope to see all of you at this very important meeting. I will be speaking with you about my plans for the new school year. The Home and School Association will unveil their events and ideas. The Annual Book Fair also takes place then. This is the first of 3 general meetings of the HSA and attending the meeting earns you one volunteer service hour.
I hope your children have been active and having a lot of fun. I also hope that they have enjoyed reading and keeping their skills sharp on Mathletics. Over the summer the teachers and I have been busy taking courses, attending workshops and doing professional reading. I know there will be new and exciting plans and programs in all of our grades. The teachers are looking forward to sharing their plans and enthusiasm for the upcoming school year with you at the 4th Annual Meet and Greet which will be held on Monday, August 25. This event is for adults only. Kindergarten parents will meet in the classroom from 5:00-6:00 pm. Teachers of grades PK and 1-5 will conduct two sessions of the same presentation, the first from 5:30 -6:00 and the second at 6:00-6:30. The middle school homeroom teachers will present from 5:30-6:00 and then there will be two 15 minute sessions for parents to hear about the other curricular areas.
Finally, please be sure to visit the school website for information regarding school supplies and uniforms. We highly recommend that all families have at least one complete uniform including socks from Flynn and O’Hara so that items purchased elsewhere can be accurately matched. The policy has stated for years that all items must be identical to Flynn and O’Hara. A grace period until winter uniforms is in effect for switching over to the white polos for grades 1-8. Shoes for physical education must be plain black or white athletic shoes. The HSA is holding a used uniform sale on August 21 from 4 – 6 pm in the school hall. This is a great opportunity to stock up and save a lot of money!
May God bless you all with peaceful and restful summer days. I cannot wait to see you at the Meet and Greet on August 25 and to welcome the children back to school on August 26. Please note that dismissal on that day is at 12:25 and there is no afternoon Howard County bus service, nor Before or Aftercare. Our opening school Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on August 28, the Feast of St. Augustine. Parents are encouraged to join us in prayer. We have so much to be grateful for and will entrust our children and our school year to the Lord’s care and love!
Patricia Schratz, Principal
Friday, May 9 Important Information
DISSMISSAL INFORMATION: The parking lot for dismissal will not open until 3:10 PM on Friday. DO NOT come earlier.
PRESCHOOL PICK UP ON FRIDAY: Preschool pick up will be at 3:25 in the back lot.
The weather forecast looks good and we are all looking forward to a great day on Friday!
School Supplies (Download, print and shop)
View the 2014-15 School Supplies
HSA Spring Fling!