Welcome to the Parent Paws Newsletter
The Parent Paws Newsletter appears in the News section of our website every Friday during the school year.
News From The Principal
Amazingly, the end of the 3rd Quarter has snuck up on us and here we are preparing for Spring Break next week. Please remember if you are planning on traveling over spring break that you let the office know. Likewise, remember to have all family members take all precautions to stay safe and healthy. Most importantly, we don’t want to virus to get a chance to spread. Thank you.
Additionally, Please make sure you have turned in your 2021_2022 Enrollment Packet as we are moving forward with planning for next school year. We need these forms for us to plan out scheduling of all classes.
Parent Paws Announcements
First, starting after Spring Break, we will have two vendors for lunch. We will continue with Chicago Dawgs on Tuesdays and Taco John’s on Thursdays. This will continue until the end of the school year.
Second, March 31 is the Cougar Cup! Above all, this is a required school day. All students compete in various events, and the House Cup is awarded at the end of the day.
Third, purchase your Gold Cup ticket today! Early bird drawing for $1000 is March 24th. You can purchase your Gold Cup Ticket HERE.
Fourth, the March Booster Club will be held on the 3rd Wednesday instead of the 2nd Wednesday, due to Spring Break. Please join us on Wednesday, March 17th in the Media Center. Social starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins promptly at 7pm. All are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom info. This is one of the most exciting meetings of the year! It’s when we decide which funding requests from coaches/moderators will get Calendar Club funding and how much. Don’t miss out!
Fifth, get ready for the Junior/Senior SPRING EVENT – THE GRAND GALA! The NEW and EXCITING event designed by our student council to replace prom for this year. Junior and Senior students will be able to buy tickets for “The Grand Gala” from March 15 – 24. This formal event includes professional pictures, prom court coronation, games of all kinds, and an opportunity to win fabulous prizes.
The cost to attend is $25. As an incentive, students who buy tickets by March 19 will earn additional raffle tickets and chips to play games! This year, only Gross Catholic students can attend this event (No outside guests). Additionally, sophomores and freshmen will be allowed to attend only if they are the guest of a junior or senior. Mrs. McNamara will be sending out a request for parent volunteers and donations to help with this event in the near future! Please consider finding a way to support this fabulous event!
Senior Parents – Please remind your students to notify the counseling office of any and all scholarships they have earned (even if they are for schools they don’t plan to attend). Send scholarship information via email or bring hard copies to the counseling office. Of course, we will make a copy and send the originals back home.
Last call for those interested in the Gallup Strengths finder test for your student. The cost for the book and test is $10.00. Mrs. McNamara will be placing the order for materials over spring break. Email Mrs. McNamara if you are interested. She will include your student in her order. The money is allowed to be paid after spring break.
Furthermore, ACT and Kaplan are offering an online ACT prep course for $399.
Marianist Mission hours are due on March 26 by 3:00 PM. Each year, the requirement is twenty-five hours. We will complete 5 hours on Mission Day, so students need to have 20 hours logged by March 26 to meet their requirement. Updated hours will be available outside Room 201 after school on March 15th.
Senior parents, please be on the look-out for an informational sheet regarding Senior Retreat, included in 3rd quarter report cards.
Finally, there is important information regarding Mission Day in the 3rd quarter report cards. Please be on the look-out.
That is it for the Parent Paws Newsletter. Stay tuned for next week’s news.