Weekly Grade School Announcements

Mission Statement:  At Shrine Catholic Grade School, we exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.

Just a reminder that there is no school this Friday for the Grade School and the Early Childhood Center due to Teacher Professional Development.

We are very short on lunchroom and playground volunteers this coming week.  If you can help us out, please email Mrs. Haley at haley@shrineschools.com.

Tickets are now on sale for Shrine Catholic High School’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella!  Performance dates are Friday, March 29- Sunday, March 31 and tickets are $15.  The shows usually sell out, so visit http://www.shrinemusic.org/   to order your tickets today!


  • The Shrine Auction Gala Raffle has started!  Thanks to Rocco Molly, Robert Beeckman, Lenora and Mirella Stagner and Ella Rademacher for selling their raffle tickets.   The week leading up to the auction will be the “Grade School Auction Raffle Spirit Week!”  Mrs. Fotiu has some great incentives for the kids IFwe meet our goal. Each week, the highest seller will help Mrs. Fotiu color in the Raffle Thermometer!   PJ Day, Jean Day, Hat Day, Silly Sock Day, SO MUCH FUN for the Grade Schoolers!!!   If you did not receive your raffle tickets in the US Mail, please email Liz Rademacher at erademacher@shrinechurch.com.
  • Tickets are now on sale for the event.  Tickets can be purchased at shrineschools.com and are $125 for an individual ticket.  New this year – we are offering a strolling dinner!  This will be a way to mingle more and get up and dance!!  If you would like guaranteed seating, you may purchase a $500 table sponsorship in addition to your ticket.   This is a great way to have VIP drink access, a front row seat for the band and your name on the table!    We are only selling 15, so hurry before we sell out! 

Below is our weekly Healthy Tip to help promote the Building Healthy Communities program.   

A Healthy Lunch Helps Kids Stay on Task All Afternoon 

If your child buys his or her meals from the school cafeteria, you should know that every lunch is required to have at least one fruit and vegetable. Ask your child what fruit and vegetable was served that day and if they ate it!  If your child brings a lunch from home to school, make sure it has at least one fruit or veggie, a whole grain food such as bread or crackers, and a low-fat dairy choice. Mix it up! Throw in a different fruit or vegetable so your children are surprised by a new color, taste, or texture when it’s time to eat.

The easiest way to include a dairy food is to have the milk offered at school. Trail mix and dry cereal are other ways to include a whole grain in your child’s lunch. Avoid sugary beverages including pop, juice drinks, and sports drinks. Water or low-fat milk are the best choice!

Monday, March 18

  • Need Help – Morning Safety Duty, Lunchroom, and Playground
  • Parent Prayer Group – 8:15 AM – Connector
  • SCRIP Online Orders due by 9:00 AM
  • Kindergarten Screening for New Students
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Geography Club – 3:15-4:00 PM

Tuesday, March 19

  • Need Help – Morning Safety Duty, Lunchroom, and Playground
  • Kindergarten Readiness Screening for New Students
  • John LaCroix, Sr. reads from his series Thistledom to Rooms 204 and 205 for March Reading Month – Library
  • Drama Club “Lights, Camera, Action” Performance – School Performance 2:00 PM; Evening Performance 6:30 PM
  • Knights in Harmony Rehearsal – 3:15-4:15 PM
  • Chess Club – 3:20-4:30 – Science Lab

Wednesday, March 20

  • Need Help – Morning Safety Duty, Lunchroom, and Playground
  • New Family Tours – 9:00 AM
  • John LaCroix, Sr. reads from his series Thistledom to Grade 6
  • Mrs. Fotiu’s Weekly Walking Club – during lunch
  • Healthy Kids Club Spring Session Permission Slip Due – offered to Grades K-5
  • Butter Braid Orders Pickup – 2:45-3:30 PM – Outside of Gym Doors
  • Readers’ Club – 3:15-4:00 PM – Library
  • S.T.E.M. Club – Session 1 – 3:15-4:15 PM
  • Girls on the Run – 3:15-4:30 PM
  • Parish Lenten Series – Why have you forsaken me? – Living with Hope
  • Women’s Lenten Retreat – 6:00-9:00 PM – High School Media Center

Thursday, March 21

  • Need Help – Morning Safety Duty, Lunchroom, and Playground
  • Dads’ Club Meeting – 7:30 PM – American Legion Berkley

Friday, March 22 – No School – Teacher Professional Development

  • End of 3rd Quarter
  • Fish Bake – 4:30-7:30 PM – Gym

Saturday, March 23

  • Parent/Child First Communion Retreat