National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is Catholic Schools: “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2016 is February 1 st – February 6 th . Schools typically celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for faculty, students, families, and parishioners. Here at St. Gregory, we celebrate Catholic Schools week with the following events: Monday, February 1 st : CSW Opening Mass 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 2 nd : Grandparents Day Wednesday February 3 rd : Parents Day Thursday, February 4 th : Teacher Appreciation Day Friday, February 5 th : Student Appreciation Day Service Projects for the Month of January As we work together supporting Respect Life during the month of January, we will be collecting baby supplies. On this weekend of January 9 th and 10 th the baby supplies will benefit the Hollywood Pregnancy Center. On the weekend of January 23 rd & January 24 th the baby supplies will benefit Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. During the Week of Catholic Schools Week, February 1 st through February 4, the students will be collecting baby items at drop off to benefit Healthy, Mothers, Healthy Babies.
Our OPEN HOUSE and NEW STUDENT APPLICATION DAY for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at St. Gregory School from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. We are pleased to announce that all application forms will be available to download from our website at http://www.saintgreg.org before that date. **Testing of all prospective students will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016 Please note that children entering Kindergarten by state law MUST be 5 years old by September 1, 2016; children entering Pre-K4 MUST be 4 years old by September 1, 2016; children entering Pre-K3 program MUST be 3 years old by September 1, 2016; and children entering the Pre-K2 Program MUST be 2 years old to begin. Please have with you the following items: • Child’s original birth certificate (copy). • Child’s baptismal certificate (copy) – this includes those baptized at St. Gregory Church. • Child’s First Holy Communion certificate (copy) – for children applying for 4t h through 8th grades. This includes those who received the sacrament at St. Gregory Church. • Non-refundable testing fee of $25.00 per student. • K-8 – FAMILY APPLICATION: Families with students applying for grades K-8 must pay a non-refundable Application processing fee of $250.00, per family. • Pre-K2 Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 – STUDENT APPLICATION: Families with students applying for all Pre-K programs must pay a non-refundable Application processing fee of $250.00 per student. • Please note: Pre-K2 Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 programs are a separate entity from the K-8 school with separate tuition charges and student application processing charges. Applications cannot be processed if information is incomplete. The Principle Criteria for Entrance into St. Gregory School: ◊ The length of registered residence in St. Gregory Parish. ◊ The regular practice of the Catholic Faith by the whole family. ◊ The degree of activity in the various ministries and programs of the Parish. ◊ The regular support of St. Gregory Church in proportion to the means of the family. ◊ The participation of prospective students in our Parish religious program (CCD). ◊ The factor of having siblings at St. Gregory School. ◊ Transfer students from other Catholic schools. ◊ Qualified students from parishes which do not have their own Parish schools. ◊ Any factor that in the opinion of the Administration merits special consideration.