Important Forms and Documents
Summer Reading 2017
Summer Reading for 2017 is now posted on the School's website. Required reading for each Form includes an assignment to be completed by the first full day of classes in August 2017. Also, a Recommended Reading list has been assembled by the Cistercian faculty. It is meant to suggest some excellent books that, according to their personal reading experience and best judgment, would be great for your son to read on his own.
Little Hawks and Junior Hawks Cheer Camp
Friday, September 22, 4:30 -- 6:30 p.m.
CHEER at the Little Hawks and Junior Hawks Cheer Camp!
The Cistercian Cheerleaders are excited to announce the date for this year's cheer camp - Friday, September 22! In addition to our Little Hawks Camp (PreK-3rd grade), we will have a new camp for Junior Hawks (4th-6th grade).
Cheer Camp will be held in the Cistercian Gyms from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and then participants are invited to perform during halftime at that evening's football game. Junior Hawks will also cheer the players onto the field with a spirit line.
The cost is $50 per participant and includes a pizza dinner and a t-shirt. To register, please click here.
Thank you for your support and GO HAWKS!
Two Faculty Members Awarded "Work of Heart" by the Catholic Foundation
Ms. Nancy Obels-Robinson and Mrs. Lisa Richard have each received the Work of Heart Awardfrom the Catholic Foundation.
Work of Heart recipients are selected from written nominations submitted to the Catholic Foundation and judged based on traditional merit criteria including tenure and leadership, acts of kindness or charity, Christian example, mentoring and simply going the extra mile for an individual student, family or the community.
"Serving children is an honorable and important vocation, and we are fortunate to have so many exceptional individuals serving our children in Dallas-area Catholic schools," said Matt Kramer, president and CEO of The Catholic Foundation. "The Catholic Foundation is humbled to present Work of Heart Awards to a few of those individuals who have elevated their callings to an even higher level, serving as inspirational examples to us all."
Throughout the school year, the Foundation presents local Catholic school employees with the award and a $500 grant for personal use based on nominations from students, teachers, administrators, parents and community members.
Ms. Obels-Robinson, in her second year at Cistercian, serves as French teacher in the Upper School; she also teaches a French Seminar. Mrs. Richard is in her sixth year at Cistercian and serves as Assistant to the Headmaster and Registrar, as well as Assistant to the Director of Admissions.
Spirit Store News
The Spirit Store is a fun place to volunteer. You can volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. If you would like to be a Spirit Store volunteer, please email Ruthy Lopez and Bridget Upchurch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be glad you did and we would really appreciate your time and energy!
Upcoming Spirit Store Hours
Loyalty Programs Benefit Cistercian
Doing any shopping on Amazon? If so, you can help Cistercian at the same time! You shop. Amazon gives.
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice when you shop at AmazonSmile for Cistercian. Same products, prices and service.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know with the added benefit of supporting charitable organizations. You can use your regular Amazon account, and if you bookmark the Amazon Smile page you can easily use it every time you shop with Amazon.
Check out the Loyalty Programs page for many other ways to benefit Cistercian as well. Learn all about the new loyalty card key-ring app for your smartphone! With this app you can save all your loyalty card information, easily and quickly accessed whenever needed. No more fumbling for loyalty cards. To learn more, visit www.keyringapp.com.If you have questions or need more information, please contact Brenda Saldana.
Meet and Greet for new and existing members at the home of our Irving prayer group hostess, Mirna Hernandez on Wednesday, September 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. We welcome all parents, and particularly mothers to attend and find out more details of our rosary and Moms in Prayer weekly meetings in both Dallas and Irving. You will get a chance to meet some of our existing members, and ask questions. Our prayer meetings begin on Tuesday, September 12th at 10:30 a.m. in Dallas, and on Thursday, September 14th at 8:30 a.m. in Irving. Please refer to the Rosary and Moms in Prayer group link in the Friday Notes or on the Cistercian website - Parent Information page for more details. Please email Iona Fernandes if you have any questions, or you need the addresses for the prayer gatherings.
I pray that this message will touch many hearts, and draw many parents to take this opportunity of community prayer for our school and community intentions.
Many thanks for your help and patience.
The Catholic Foundation: Work of Heart Award
Each month, up to twenty $500 awards are granted by the Catholic Foundation to deserving Catholic educators, administrators, and employees. And, over 800 awards have been distributed over the seven years of the program. Please consider submitting a nomination on behalf of a deserving faculty or staff member from Cistercian. Details of the award can be found here.
Notes from the School Nurse
Parents and guardians should administer medication at home whenever possible. If a student must take medication during school hours, a parent must complete the Medication Permit Form. Please bring the completed form, along with the medication, to Mrs. Nevitt.
Do not send the medication with your son. Please refer to the Parent/Student Handbook for medication guidelines.
If your son has been diagnosed with asthma, please bring a copy of a complete Asthma Action Plan from your physician along with his medication and a signed Medication Permit Form to Mrs. Nevitt. (Please note that students may carry their own inhalers for use during school hours if a parent signs the Self-Administration of Asthma Medication Form). If you choose to have your son carry his inhaler, it is requested that an additional inhaler be kept at the nurse's station.
If your son has been diagnosed with a food or insect allergy, please make sure that you provide the school with a written action plan signed by his physician, along with all appropriate medications and a signed Medication Permit Form. State law allows students to self-carry epinephrine injectors. If a student chooses to self-carry an epinephrine injector, the Self-Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Form must be on file with the School. If you choose to have your son self-carry/administer his epinephrine auto-injector, it is required that an additional auto-injector be kept at the Nurse's station. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Nevitt, R.N.