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  • Sharing Health Information

     The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped. - Psalm 28

     

    Dear IC Parents,


    I want to keep you in the loop on information that we have been receiving as we continue to keep our kids healthy during this flu and cold season.  I share the information that I have received as a way to keep you "in the loop" on some aspects of the information that we have received.  As you know , we are continually working with many partners to monitor and take preventive action in our  school community while keeping our kids and teachers safe and healthy.  I hope you find this information useful, or at the very least, instructive, in the conversation of health safety in our school and around our community.  Mrs. Habershaw and our team will continue to work for your children and we pray for a healthy season for all! 

     

    Thank you for all you do.  Please reach out if we can do anything to help you.

     

    INFORMATION ON ENTROVIRUS D68 AND EBOLA

    As you are likely aware, the United States has been experiencing a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) associated with severe respiratory illness that has been especially harmful to children. At the same time, you and your communities may also have questions about the Ebola virus. To address both public health concerns, the U.S. Department of Education and our federal health partners have a number of informational resources to share with you.

      

    Below are CDC resources about EV-D68 developed for parents:

     

    ·         Web Feature, "What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68"

    ·         Drop-in newsletter article (matte article), "Parents: Learn the Facts about Enterovirus D68"

    ·         Fact sheet for parents, "What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68"

    ·         General questions and answers for the public

    ·         Infographic: Keep Your Child from Getting and Spreading Enterovirus D68

     

    Yesterday, the CDC issued a press release sharing news about a new lab test developed by CDC for EV-D68, which will allow more rapid testing of specimens. Because of this new test, confirmed cases of EV-D68 will appear to rise rapidly over the next 7 to 10 days as specimen testing accelerates. However, changes in case counts won't represent a real-time influx of new cases.

     

    Remember, too, as enterovirus season is expected to taper off, flu activity usually begins to increase in October.  While there is not a vaccine to prevent illness from enteroviruses, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Many resources for parents and others can be found on the CDC flu web site. CDC recommends that all children 6 months old or older get a flu vaccine.

     

    Communities may also have questions about what schools can do to keep students and adults safe from the Ebola virus. the CDC is continually updating its information on Ebola, information that can be found here:

     

    http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

      

    Additional materials  are:

     

    Ebola FAQ

    Talking with Children about Ebola

    Recognizing and Reducing Signs of Anxiety in Times of Crisis

     

    We sincerely hope that you find these materials beneficial in keeping you aware of information that we receive to prepare and stay safe during these challenging times.

     

     

  • Cross Country CAL STATE CHAMPS!!!!
    Congratulations to the  girls cross country team on capturing the CAL Diocesan Championship in 2014!!!  This is the girls third Diocesan Cross Country team title in the last four years and fifth in the last seven years!!! 
     
    FROM X-COUNTRY COACH AUCOIN:

    The girls team saved their best performance for the Diocesan Championship race!  This team is comprised of a very talented group of runners and has a lot of depth!!   Our top four girls improved on their previous best team performance by an aggregate of 46 seconds!  Most importantly, the time differential split amongst the top four runners was only 41 seconds!!!  The fifth through eight runners also had a remarkable performances!  The fifth through eight runners improved their aggregate team best time by one minute and five seconds!!  The top eight runners combined improved their aggregate team time by one minute and 46 seconds!!    This is an amazing performance when you consider how well this group has performed this season and the warm and humid conditions!!!!!    In terms of team score, the girls finished with a score of 28 points!!  This is the second lowest team score in Immaculate history!!!  This was just an awesome team performance!!
        
    The girls were led by a spectacular performance from eight grade runner Fallon Catauro!  Fallon finished in second place in tonight's championship race and captured the runner up plaque!!  Most impressively, Fallon's finished tonight's race in a personal best time of 12:52!   Our two and three runners ran amazing races!  Carla Macera finished with an amazing kick in sixth place in a personal best time of 13:11!  Seventh grader Annabelle Redding ran her best race ever and finished in 9th place with a personal best time of 13:17!  Hailey Johnston also ran a strong race and finished in 11th place with a personal best time of 13:31!   Our fifth runner was Madison D'Ambra!  Madison ran an awesome race and finished with an amazing kick in 25th place!  Madison ran a personal best time of 14:16!!  Our sixth, seventh and eight runners also ran well as a pack!   Sixth grader Alix Catauro broke the 15 minute barrier for the first time!  Alix finished in  47th place in a personal best time of 14:58 Elizabeth O'Hair also continued to show steady improvement!  Elizabeth finished in 51st race with a personal best time at Slater Park of 15:01! Most impressively, this was Elizabeth's fastest time of the CAL season!   Isabelle Zito wrapped up a very successful cross country season by finishing 65 place and in a  near personal best time of 15:26!  It will be exciting to watch this group (Alix, Elizabeth and Isabelle) perform next year!! Hannah Mellor wrapped up her final cross country season in fine fashion!  Hannah has not been able to train regularly due to a soccer injury!  Yet Hannah managed to finish in 138th place in a time 17:21 Ava Grenier-Riley also ran well for the Saints and finished in 168th place in a time of 18:31!   
     
    The boys team performance was equally impressive!  The top four boys improved their aggregate season best time by one minute and 37 seconds!! The top seven boys realized an amazing improvement in the aggregate team best time by 3:05!!   This is simply amazing under the conditions!!!  
     
    The boys were led by seventh grader Steven Walsh!  Steven finished tonight's championship race in 15th place and in a personal best time of 12:17.5!  Michael Ferraro wrapped up his middle school cross country career by finishing in 29th place in a personal best time of  12:42.32!  Brian Schattle also ran a strong race to finish in 38th place in a near personal best time of 13:05.53!  Sixth grader Johnny DiPalma  ran a strong race and finished in 45th place in a personal best time of 13:15.83!   Johnny's time was one minute and fifteen seconds faster than last week's performance on the same course!! Constantine Coclin  ran a superb race to finish in 53rd place in a personal best time of 13:30.09!  Constantine's time was 20 seconds faster than his performance last week!  Keegan Riley also had a good race as he finished in 72nd place in a personal best time of 13:55.75!  Keegan's time was 26 seconds faster than his performance from last week!  Last but not least was the incredible performance of Cormac Smith!!!!  Cormac distinguished himself tonight by running a personal best time of 14:11!! Cormac's time was the fastest time he has very run in cross country (let alone on a course that is .25 miles longer than any other course) and was 47 seconds faster than his previous best performance at Slater Park!!  That's "pretty good!!!"
     
    I am attaching some great photos provided by Lisa Redding from tonight's race!  I love the photo of the top four girls as they passed the first  800 meters.  It was clear early in the race, that these girls were running with a purpose!  It certainly made it fun to watch!!!
    Help make the GALA the best yet!!!

    Dear Immaculate Conception Families,


    I need your help!  This November 7th we will celebrate our school's fifth birthday during our largest school fundraiser.  The annual GALA has traditionally helped raise funds to give our students great tools, experiences and resources during a time when much of our budget goes to paying the mortgage for our beautiful school.  We know our parents and teachers already sacrifice so very much (it is the hallmark of a Catholic education).  Sacrifice for others is the cornerstone of our faith and we know that God blesses our collective sacrifice by blessing our future with great young people. 

     

    Our school is a very special place.  We are not perfect, but we always want get better and be our best for your children.  Our Gala is an opportunity to celebrate the family we are now and the beautiful community we strive to become.  Please join me in making this evening a success fitting "the first school opened in our Diocese in more than 40 years."  We have so many blessings to celebrate.

     

    Many of our school community members have wonderful connections for fabulous prizes.  This helps to make our evening so much more fun and exciting (as well as successful).  We would love to have any corporate sponsors who would join us in supporting our event.  Here are some special ways you can help:

        

        1).Contribute to "class baskets"- these can be sent directly to the office.  There is no need to send in a form with it. Just send the item to the office and they will become part of the class baskets. 

     

        2).Consider being an advertiser/sponsor. 

      

        3). Send in a donation for the live or silent auction with the enclosed donation form.  Perhaps a family business or connection could offer something very special.

     

        4)  Finally, Join us for a fabulous evening.  We have an 18 piece live "Big Band to start the night and a DJ to help us dance into the night.  All registration is to be done on line.  Click this link to order your tickets: CLICK TO ORDER TICKETS

     

    I can't thank you enough for your support.  I always love this evening and spending time celebrating with our parents, teachers and parish community.  It gives me such great joy being principal at our exceptional school! 

     

    Being the best place to grow in faith requires that we all share in protecting our values, fostering excellence and being of service to others.  Thanks for all you do to make us special.

     

    Brian Cordeiro

  • Caught Doing Good for September!!!
    SEPTEMBER STUDENT WINNERS FOR "CAUGHT DOING GOOD"
     
    PK: Chase D'Ambra
    K: Kingstown Kwong, Samantha Boudjouk
    1: Jaclyn Capuano
    2: Caitlyn Naughton, Luca Marinucci
    3: Kyle Leung
    4: Mia Saracino, Joshua Calvino, Elijah Mitchell
    5: Colin Naughton, Christiana Spertini
    6: Michael Capraro, Talia Durcharme
    7: CJ Mobilia
    8: Abby Kuzman 
  • ORDER YOUR TICKETS TO THE GALA!!!!
    Please join us for a wonderful evening on November 7th for our annual Bids for Kids Gala! This year's theme is from The Great Gatsby.  We would love to see you there.  Click on this link: iccatholicschool.ejoinme.org/GatsbyGala2014 to purchase tickets.
  • Register your Stop and Shop Card!

     

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School is participating in the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program. Through March 19, 2015, we can earn CASH through this exciting program each time our families and friends shop at any Stop & Shop store.

     

    You can help! Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus and choose "Register Your Card" from the A+ menu on the left to register your card online. Then, each time you shop at Stop & Shop using your Stop & Shop Card*, you will earn CASH for our school! You can track the amount of points you earn for our school by checking your grocery receipt and online when you create an account at www.stopandshop.com. Each month, the amount of CASH awarded will be updated on the Stop & Shop website.  Our school will receive a check at the end of the program. The money can be used for any of our school's educational needs!

     

    Taking just a minute of your time to register can make a huge difference to our school. We need your support! Please be sure to register Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School using ID # 10922 at www.stopandshop.com/aplus. Also, don't forget to encourage your friends and neighbors to do the same.  It means the world to our school!

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