Principal’s Corner November 2019
Last Friday was the end of the first quarter. I am very proud of all the hard work and effort our students displayed. Thanks everyone. Keep it up!
The St. Mary’s Vikings Pride Award will continue for all our students. This award will be given to them by their teachers on a monthly basis.
Teachers will be looking for students in all grades who show special acts of kindness, good citizenship skills, and display leadership, all in embedded in our environment of Catholic faith. At the end of each month, winners of the St. Mary’s Vikings Pride Award in grades K-8, will receive the award in church after mass. Preschool students will be given this award in class. Winners in grades PreK-2 are asked to come to my office and pick out a prize from a treasure box. Winners in grades 3-8 will be entered into a drawing for a special luncheon at the end of each semester in January and May.
Our annual Trunk or Treat was a great event. Everyone enjoyed it, especially the children receiving lots of candy! It was great to see so much creativity in the car decorations and costumes. Thanks to our PTU members who organized this event and to all participants who hosted a trunk. We truly appreciate it and could not do this without your help.
During the last few weeks, Brock Construction donated their labor to continue building our Greenhouse. This project has been in the works for a few years now. We are very thankful and excited to see it being completed soon. Our students already started to grow lettuce and can’t wait to add it to our school salad bar in the future. A special thanks also to Mr. Brian Intihar for taking the lead on managing this project. We certainly could not have done this without all of their help and support!
Peace and Joy,
Friederike Wintersteller -Principal
Principal’s Corner October 2019
Our first month back to school was filled with great events. During some very warm days, the students truly enjoyed the newly installed portable air condition units in each classroom and the new water fountains in the school halls. Thanks to Father Redmond and your generous support for allowing us to upgrade our school with this much needed equipment. It is greatly appreciated!
We celebrated the induction of our Student Council Officers for the 2019/2020 school year.
We are proud to congratulate the following students:
Co-Presidents: Elizabeth Passow & Zoe Virant
Secretary: Joey Rath
Treasurer: Brendan Ptasznik
Commissioners of Safety & Ecology: Abby Kolcum & Emma Clayton
Commissioners of School Spirit & Religious Activities: Maggie Pawar & Kayla Schneider
Our newly elected student council members will enjoy a special luncheon at Cleats in Chardon with Mrs. Fedak and Mrs.Wintersteller.
Last week, we invited grandparents and special friends to our school. This special day began with a prayer service led by Deacon Larry in the church and was followed by various student performances. Grandparents and special friends were then invited to tour our school. They were truly impressed by our Makerspace and all the wonderful artwork in the halls. Thanks to our teachers and students who prepared this wonderful event! Everyone had a great time!
Our seventh and eighth grade girls, under the supervision of their homeroom teachers, continued with a Little Flowers Girls Club for girls in grades K-2. Little Flowers is a series of nine lessons that teaches about female Catholic Saints and a corresponding Virtue. Seventh and eighth grade girls are taking turns in preparing a brief lesson and helping the participants in making a scrapbook page about each discussed Saint/Virtue.
Our annual Magazine and Candy Drive will end on October 8th. Please consider ordering a magazine and/or purchasing chocolate from our students if you have not done so yet. The money raised will help our school to pay for the cost of support staff and various items we are in need of.
Thanks for all that you do to support our school!
Peace and Joy,
Friederike Wintersteller - Principal
St. Mary Chardon
401 North Street, Chardon, OH
Phone: (440) 286-3590
Fax: (440) 285-2818