Welcome to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School. We are a private, parochial school located in Benton, Arkansas. Our school offers a quality, academic program for Pre-K through Grade 8.
Weekly Principal’s Note:
Friday, August 21, 2015
It is hard to believe that we have already completed the first week of school. Thank you all for your cooperation on Monday as we celebrated the life of Mrs. Nettie Duke. Please continue to pray for the family.
This week we have also been doing reading screenings with all of the students. It is a very thorough screening (not comprehensive evaluation) and has take a little more time with each student than we anticipated; however this will give us good information to determine reading levels and to help with the children’s instruction.
We are fortunate to have several teachers trained in some type of dyslexia interventions. In addition the Mrs. Little and Mr. and Mrs. Huber, Ms. Stuckey and Ms. Horn attended a week-long training in Little Rock the week before school started. Many of these interventions are helps for the classroom, not just one-on-one tutoring.
The students have been very excited about today’s Sock Hop. It was a nice way to celebrate the completion of our first full week of school.
We started the week and the school year with Mass. Your children should have received a Backpack Tag. Fr. Y.C. blessed the children and their backpacks at Mass on Monday, and we distributed “Blessed Backpack” tags at the end of Mass. We pray God’s protection and guidance for our children this school year.
Attached you should find a copy of the August lunch menu and lunch letter. I know there were many things to do at Open House, and we wanted to make sure that all families received this information. You may send lunch money for your child(ren)’s account at any time.
This week we have been instructing the students on how to access the Waveside homework program on the internet. The program can be accessed through computers, phones, tablets – anything with the internet. If for some reason you do not have access to the children’s homework through one of these sources, please let us know and we will print your child a copy of the week’s assignments.
Next week, Father will not have Mass on Monday. He will be saying Mass on Tuesday, so please have children report to the classrooms on Monday. Do not drop them off in church.
The Diocese is sponsoring an athletic kick-off Rosary Rally on Thursday, August 27th at the diocese. Parochial League athletes will participate in a rosary and blessing. Contact the office if you wish to participate.
Mark your calendars for Monday the 31st. If you can join us at 1:00 PM, you will see a great magic show presented by Magician Scott Davis. It is a very entertaining show, but it is also very educational. Scott presents information on electrical safety, as well as conservation. This is a free presentation; all are invited to join us in the gym at 1:00 PM.
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Pope Pius X. Born in 1835, he died in the early 20th century. Pope Pius is most known for bringing frequent Holy Communion back to young children. He is also known for his statement that we do and can do all things through Christ – which is a great statement to begin this school year! “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4: 13.
God’s blessings for a great year,
818 W. Cross St. ~ Benton, AR 72015 ~ 501-315-3398
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~ Mother Theresa