Sunday, September 28, 2014

Friday, September 26

Homecoming..what a great week.  There is nothing better than spreading black and gold pride across Algona.

Please encourage parents to ask questions via the blog.  I know that Mindy tries to answer questions that are posted on Facebook, but she does not always see the questions if BG is not tagged.  The purpose of this blog is to not only to keep parents informed, but also to answer your questions accurately.

Can I wear...?  I have decided that "out of uniform" days can be the most stressful days for our students (and parents).  I will be creating a quick reference page for students, so that they can stop stressing.  I really want them to enjoy these days, not dread them!

Mrs. Roether will be placing another Chromebook order soon.  Contact her tomorrow (Monday) if you would like to place an order.  She will not place another order until November 1.  There are still MANY questions regarding technology, so please post your great questions.

We are officially one week from our Site Visit by the Department of Education and the Diocese of Sioux City.  This visit will allows us to continue to be an accredited school by the state. There is a lot of paperwork, but we will shine in the end!

Enjoy the beautiful weather and remember to BE THE GOOD!

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19

Thank you to everyone who attended the Strong Catholic Families presentation on Wednesday evening.  I believe that Sean brought up some very interesting points that created quite a buzz.  Just remember that we are a partnership.  We hope to support you in any way that we can, so feel free to give some suggestions as to how we can help your family in their faith journey.

Next week:  HOMECOMING

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014

Well, I guess that I will have to give the students a pass on their homework because I did not get mine done on Friday!

Communication...What is too much?  Is it possible the we have too many ways to communicate with parents?  Remind101, email, Facebook, website, surveys, blogs, Twitter, phone, text!!!  I don't know if I have the answer to that question, but I will continue to say that I think that communication is so important.  Please spread the word that Mrs. Hough and I love to hear from you.  We can't always change things immediately, but we are listening.  New people bring new ideas, but parents and community members bring the best ideas.  If you have concerns or ideas, please share them with us.

Have a great week and as always GO BEARS!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

September 5, 2014

Things are rolling here at our building!  I forgot to mention that Bishop Nickless LOVES the changes at Bishop Garrigan.  He was very complimentary of our representation of Catholic Identity.

Some people have been asking about the hot lunch Class Action lawsuit.  Follow this link to submit your request for reimbursement. All Bishop Garrigan families should apply under Bishop Garrigan, not Seton