Newsletter - Saint Richard School

Fully Accredited by the Ohio
Catholic School Accrediting
333 Brookside Drive, Swanton, OH 43558
Phone: 419-826-5041 Website:
February 4, 2015
Only With Love
and Service
St. Richard Catholic School
Mission Statement
We the community at St. Richard Catholic School
are happily called to be Christ’s eyes in seeing the
needs of creation; His ears in listening with mind,
heart, and spirit to others; His hands in reaching
out to help; His feet in taking action. In this setting
as educators, learners, and servers, we are
providing opportunities for academic excellence.
Rising very early before dawn, Jesus left and went off to
a deserted place, where he prayed.
The image of Jesus praying may seem a little odd at
first—after all, he is God and we pray to him! We
don’t know what Jesus’ prayer was like, but we do
know that he is fully united to the Father and the
Holy Spirit.
• February 5—8:30 a.m. Mass planned by Grade 1;
Lunch program will have a review by the State of
Ohio. 6:00 p.m. Parent Club
• February 7—Reverse Raffle
• February 10—Rose Photo will be here for group
yearbook pictures.
• February 12—8:30 a.m. Mass planned by ______;
7:00 p.m. School Advisory meets
• February 14—Happy Valentine’s Day
• February 16—No School for Presidents’ Day
• February 18—ASH WEDNESDAY; Mass at 8:30
a.m. planned by Grades 7 & 8.
• February 19—NO late start. Swanton has
cancelled this one and the one in April.
• February 20—Fish Fry
• February 25—Kroger statements need to be
handed in.
• February 27—End of Second Trimester
Reminder: Please pay your lunch charges.
Thank you.
When we turn our hearts and minds to God in
prayer, we are seeking to unite ourselves to the
Holy Trinity. Take a few moments, today if you
can, to go off by yourself and turn to God in prayer.
Lord Jesus, thank you for giving us an example of
the importance of prayer.
Source: Living Faith for Kids
The revised Parent & Student Handbook is now
available on the School Website: Please read it with
your children and send in a copy of the signed
last page.
February 4, 2015
Rose Photography will be here Tuesday,
February 10th to take group pictures for
the yearbook. The groups will be Altar
Servers, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, all
Sports teams, and any other groups.
We are planning to have our Easter
Raffle during the Fish Frys in Lent.
A total prize package of about
$2,500-$5,000 is given away. If
you, someone you know, or your
company would be able to help
with a money donation to this Raffle, it would
greatly help our profits for the school. If you have
any questions, please contact Sister Jean or Bill
Cook at [email protected]
We are in the process of forming a Marketing
Committee for our school. If you or anyone you
know would like to be on this committee, please
contact Sister Jean.
The forms for Ed Choice Expansion
Scholarships from the state of Ohio are
available the website
and can be filled out online. Copies of the
new or renewal form are available in the
school office. Students who will be in
Kindergarten, Grade 1 or Grade 2 during the
2015-2016 school year are eligible for this
scholarship. Paper copies of these forms are
also available in the school office.
Just a reminder that boots are not to be worn all day
in class—only shoes are to be worn in the classrooms.
Also, some girls are wearing nail polish which is not
allowed. Socks are to cover the ankle at all times.
Please reread the Dress Code sheet that was sent
home this summer and is posted on the website.
Students in Grades 5-8 should be wearing school
shoes during the day—not tennis shoes.
When the wind chill is above 25 degrees, students will
be going out for recess. Students need to bring coats,
gloves or mittens, hats, and scarves. If there is snow
on the ground, boots are necessary. Students also
need to bring a pair of shoes to change into from the
If you have any photos that you
think might be nice for the
yearbook, please E-mail them to
Mrs. Cooper at
[email protected] no later
than February 20. Thanks.
If you need Spirit Wear, orders need to be in to the
office by the end of the month. The company will
process the orders when we have 12 items ordered.
For the rest of the year, orders will be due the last
Friday of each month. Thank you.
Please remember to listen to Channel 11 and 13 on
the television for school closing and delays. If
Swanton delays or closes, the same will be true for St.
February 4, 2015
Richard students. On two-hour delays school will
begin at 9:40 a.m.
God and Father of us all, in Jesus, your
Son and our Savior, you have made us Your sons and
daughters in the family of the Church.
May Your grace and love help our families in every
part of the world be united to one another in fidelity to
the gospel. May the example of the Holy Family,
with the aid of Your Holy Spirit, guide all families,
especially those most troubled, to be homes of
communion and prayer and to always seek your truth
and live in your love.
Through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph pray for us.
HYPERGLYCEMIA (High Blood Glucose)
Causes: Too much food, too little insulin or
diabetes medicine, illness or stress.
Onset: Gradual, may progress to diabetic coma.
Symptoms: Frequent urination, blurred vision, dry
skin, drowsiness, extreme thirst, hunger, decreased
What can you do? Test blood glucose. If over 200
mg/dl for several tests or for 2 days, call your
We are in need of a replacement
cabinet for our used uniform
cabinet. The green wooden one is
falling apart and we would like
something with more shelves in it to
store the clothes on a little better. If
you know of someone who is
getting rid of a cabinet like the one
pictured, please ask them if we
could have it for our school. It would be greatly
appreciated. A vertical file may also work for the
uniforms. Thank you.
St. Richard's Cub Scout Pack #254 is inviting
everyone to our Pinewood Derby Race on Saturday,
February 14 at 11 am in St. Richard's school gym.
We have space open for vendors to sell their items
for a $10 fee, raffle items, a 50/50 drawing and after
the boys race we are opening a race for friends and
family. Do you have a winning car from your Cub
Scout days or would you like to build one today to
race? There is a $5 entrance fee per car. Prizes for
the most wins for entrants 16 years of age and over
is a gift card for a free Oil Change (with lube and
filter). Please help cheer our boys on, shop for
wonderful products for your Valentine, and support
our fundraising effort. If you interested in racing a
car or renting a vendor table please call Dawn
Santchi at 419-283-8648 or [email protected]
for more information.
February 4, 2015
St. Richard Adult Basketball League
What? –
Who? –
Ages? –
When? –
Where? –
Why? –
A co-ed basketball league – sponsored by C.A.D.A.
Any St. Richard parishioner, employee, parent of a student, & school alumni
18 – 100 years old and out of high school
Sundays – late afternoon / early evening’s – March 1st, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
Clancy Hall (St. Richard School Gymnasium
To have FUN, get a little exercise, & socialize with friends. Best of all its
The intent of the program is to have FUN. Teams may be
formed or you may sign-up as an individual and we will form
a “house” team or place you on a team in need of additional
players. Once teams are formed, they will be assigned a team
color. All players must wear that color shirt during games.
All teams must be co-ed and will play 5 vs. 5 format, with 2 males & 2
females playing at all times during the game. Teams must roster a
minimum of 5 players with no maximum. All games will consist of four
7-minute quarters. The clock will stop on all shooting fouls, substitutions
and time-outs, but will continue to run during violations (traveling, 3
seconds, ball out of bounds, etc.) until the last minute of each quarter. At
that time, the clock will stop on all whistles. For safety reasons, there will
be NO dunking, attempting to dunk, or hanging on the rim allowed at any
All registrations must be received no later than February 22nd.
Please return bottom portion to the school or parish office (collection basket)
Any questions, contact – John Lenz at 419-376-7092
St. Richard Adult Basketball Registration
Type of registration –
Name (Individual)
Team Name
Team Contact
Player 1
Player 2
Player 3
Player 4
Player 5
Player 6
Player 7
Player 8
Player 9
Player 10
February 4, 2015