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Caroline Seta 0 104 Article rating: No rating

A Message from Ms. B:

I think the start to my 6th year as principal has been amazing! So many smiles getting out of cars. Scout, the school dog, was happy for the attention. She’s excited to start the year too. We are getting back to basics at Lourdes and working on our A,B,C’s (Academics, Behavior, and Community). We are excited to work closely with all of our grades but especially our 8th graders! We cannot wait to see how they lead the school into a new “era”! Mrs. DiTullio is hard at work trying to work with bussing at CPS. Always keep a backup plan in place for transportation. So far, our bussing seems to be on time with very nice drivers! Mrs. King is back in the classroom one bell a day with Mrs. Ruwe. They are team teaching 6th grade Math. It’s exciting to watch. Our Notre Dame nuns have moved from the Rectory but Sr. BJ left her wonderful garden. We are hopeful our Science students will be able to care for the veggies just as well. We have made some changes to the schedule that should promote community, adding an “advisory bell” and extra homeroom time at the end of the day. I won’t try and impress you completely on one Paw Prints…I’ll spread out the good tidings but there is a lot more goodness happening here. Don’t forget Picture Day on August 30! Students are allowed to be out of dress code. Please make sure your students’ attire is modest and appropriate. As always, we invite you to join us for Mass. We have such to celebrate and be thankful for!

Go Tigers, Ms. B

Paw Prints

Caroline Seta 0 168 Article rating: No rating

A Message from Ms. B:

The last days of summer…beautiful weather, festival is finished, rested and excited for the new year. And as I slipped into a summer slumber on the patio, I was suddenly filled with an overwhelming sense of panic: Oh My Goodness! We start school so soon. Next week: August 25! I decided to go through my mental checklist:

Is the handbook updated? Yes! The dress code has new parts that are clearly specified (check out pg. 40). The handbook has been uploaded to the website:

School supplies, do I have all of them? I am sure I have plenty but if I need to refer to my list, I can l look online: https:// . Thank goodness the teachers will make sure their students have what they need and can remind parents at Meet the Teacher on Tuesday from 4:30-7:30. Maybe I can meet with the new school nurse, Nurse Jessica Hinton (or Nurse Jess as I have already started calling her!) and tell her about the various ailments some of our students experience.

Schedules for the upper grades? Mrs. King and I are working on them and getting them ready to pass out the first day in homeroom.

Uniforms? What if they are too short? Better get online and purchase some more. I hope that Tommy H is having a sale: Flash Sale: 15% OFF YOUR ORDER; CODE: 1508FLSL08. I would hate to have to tell a student she would have to go home and change if she didn’t come dressed appropriately! I hope the used uniform sale will be available during Meet the Teacher.

What about the Spiritwear I ordered? I can pick up at the cookout on Sunday. But if I need more, I may have to check out the Spirit Shop or email Lindsay Jones for more info:

Wait, the Cookout for Lourdes’ families, especially our new families and Kindergarten families…This is a HUGE event that we are starting this year, a new tradition. In the cafe lot Sunday August 21 at 4:00. It’s going to be amazing and I cannot wait to see all of our Tiger Families!! What should I bring?! Tiger Bark? Tiger striped cookies? Hmmm…

How will new parents know about transportation? In the handbook, we have detailed instructions (pg. 12) and maps in the appendix. Or Mrs. Beth DiTullio knows…she also knows about bussing and what to do!

Sleep schedule? What schedule? Well, it makes sense to start working on it now. I guess my husband, Coach Dude better set the alarm for 4:30 am. Better make it 5:30 and ease my way into the year. I hope the students start working on it too; we don’t want anyone falling asleep in class! But I’m still staying up late (I have to catch up on the headlines from the 10pm news.)

Summer Reading and Math? Well, I’ve read several books but didn’t do all of my math. Guess I better email my teachers to find out how behind I am! 7A and 8th English:Mrs. Huwel at or 7B: Mrs. Kissinger at For 7B and 8th Math: Ms. Eichhold at or 7A Math: Ms. Riegler at

I am excited about this year, there is a vibe in the building and with the staff. Things are changing but we


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