Principal's Message

 
Week of September 28, 2020
 
Dear Paramus Catholic Families,
Summer is officially over, and fall has begun. I am so proud of the way our students have transitioned back to school.
Paramus Catholic welcomes Ms. Migdalia Gomez, Ms. Aridania Luna, and Ms. Rafaelina Cepeda to the International Language department. Mr. Alexander Fleischmann, a proud PC alum, joins the Mathematics department and we welcome Mr. Anthony Rodriquez to our Guidance department. Mr. Jason Wejnert joins as a substitute teacher. Welcome new Paladins!
 
It may be hard to believe, but we are now midway through the first academic quarter. Faculty remain in school until 2:30 PM for any student who may need additional academic help. In addition, the writing center is now ready to go. If your child would like to have any paper/document reviewed before turning it in, it may be submitted to writingcenter@paramus-catholic.org. The turnaround time is within 48 hours from submission. This is an excellent academic tool to take advantage of.
 
This past week Paramus Catholic welcomed Mrs. Eneida Valente as the Main Office manager and transportation assistant. Many of our families may know Mrs. Valente as she is coming to us from St. Joseph’s school in Bogota. 
Many families have asked if we can continue Virtual Fridays, meaning virtual instruction only on Fridays for every student. At the end of this message, there is a link to a survey in which I am asking for your input regarding this topic. The decision regarding Virtual Fridays will be in next week’s message. Please take a few moments to answer this survey so that your voice can be heard. The survey will end on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 3:00 PM.
Students who are in attendance virtually must be signed in at the start of class. If a student is late to class, it will be noted as virtually late. We expect all students to be on time both for in-class and virtual learning.
 
The Parent Council Board would like to inform all of our families that with the restrictions resulting from Covid19, there will be no in-person fundraising until further notice. This does include the Spring Fashion Show. The best way to earn your credit is through the sales of items. Since the Council cannot hold in-person meetings, you are encouraged to visit the Parent Council website and Facebook page to stay informed of all fundraising efforts. They will post a monthly newsletter and video with important information. The links are at the end of this message.
 
For this week only, Spirit Wear T-Shirts will be sold for $10 and all other items are offered at a 20% discount. The school store will be open daily during the lunch periods, 2 through 7. The Paladin Spirit Store is located in the Main Lobby. We will be hosting School Spirit Dress Down days in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to take advantage of the sale.
 
This past weekend a pest management application was done to the PC grounds. You may read additional information on our yearly Integrated Pest Management by reading the letter which is located on the school website on the Parent page.
 
Please remember to review the Student/Parent handbook. Please sign electronically by September 30, 2020. This is available through Blackbaud.
 
At this time, I have approved that parents/guardians ONLY can be present at sporting events. For Football games, two tickets per player can be purchased only through the school website. No tickets will be sold at the gate. I will review compliance at the first football game and other sporting events to determine how we will go forward. Any spectators without tickets will be asked to leave the property. Masks and social distancing protocols must be followed to remain at games.
 
I wish you a good week and good health.
 
In your gratitude,
 
Dr. Stephanie Macaluso
Principal
 
 
Survey link
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VirtualFridays
 
 
 
http://pcparentscouncil.org/
 
Http://facebook.com/pcparentscouncil
 

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” 
Saint Francis of Assisi 
 
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