Notes from the Principal's Desk: March 28, 2019

Recently, a parent shared with me a communication from the Roland Park Civic League. Below I’d like to share part of a communication shared from the Roland Park Civic League regarding the potential to reduce Roland Ave to one lane each as part of a pilot program developed by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. 

Dear Roland Park Civic League members and residents,
As many of you may already be aware, Baltimore City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a Public Meeting about a proposed “road diet” test on Roland Avenue. Their required public meeting will take place Monday, April 1st from 6:00-7: 30 PM at the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, 5207 Roland Avenue.

We encourage any families who live in the area and may hold a particular point of view about this potential pilot program to attend the meeting on April 1st to share your thoughts and wisdom about the initiative. 

We are looking forward to the middle school performance of Godspell, Jr. this weekend. Show times are 7 PM on Friday and Saturday followed by a 3 PM matinee on Sunday. 

Next week we begin standardized testing, as a result there will be no school Liturgy on Thursday. Students in grades two through eight we part take in the Iowa/CoGat standardized assessment. These assessments are important because they provide data on how the students are performing, help us gain a better understanding of their ability, inform our instruction decisions and help us to improve as a school overall. 

Please make sure your child has a good night’s sleep each evening and that they begin the day with a well-balanced breakfast. It is important that students arrive on time so they do not feel rushed going into the testing. While teachers will not be assigning significant homework this week, classwork, spelling/vocabulary tests, and other quizzes will continue as normal during the week. 

Friday, April 5th we will be having a dress down day for those registered for the Cardinal Cup! If you have not yet registered I encourage you to register for the Cardinal Cup. It is super fun and is the School of the Cathedral’s major fundraiser for our sister school, Mother Seton Academy, a no-tuition school for promising sixth, seventh, eighth grade students in central Baltimore. Attendees can participate in a 1-mile fun run/family walk or you can challenge yourself by racing in the 5K. You can register for the Cardinal Cup by visiting the school website or clicking this link: Cardinal Cup Registration.

Summer Uniforms begin on Monday, April 8th. Be sure to pull out those summer uniforms early and have your child try them on to make sure they fit. We would rather not have to send notes home informing you that your child is out of uniform because the uniform no longer fits. We often find it wearing the uniform properly becomes a challenge because the students grow so much over the winter! Be sure to visit the used uniform bank first if you find you need to purchase the next size up for your child’s uniform.  

Finally, I’d like to welcome back the members of the Cathedral community who have been on pilgrimage in the Holy Land (I mistakenly stated that the pilgrims were coming back last week). If you have been following them on Instagram you have had the opportunity to follow their incredible journey!

I pray that you will have a great rest of the week and will see you at the middle school play this weekend!

God Bless,
Michael Wright