Principal’s Blog

Principal’s Blog2018-03-06T11:39:18+00:00

November 7

Dear SKS Families, The pictures in this week’s blog show some funny costumes from the Halloween-a-thon and the Pep Rally. Our school should be focused on academics and it is, but I also believe school should be an enjoyable place to be. We had fun last week. There is also a picture from Monday night’s Speak Up! event for grades 6 to 8 and their parents which was held at St. Colman-John Neumann. We partner with SCJN every year and it was their turn to host. We had a record [...]

November 7th, 2018|

October 25

Dear SKS Families, Our sense of community is often felt through the events that help shape our school year. The pictures on this week’s blog show some events that define us: SKS Community Events The Walk with the Principal from last Friday benefitted For Pete’s Sake, a good will organization that helps families going through some difficult times. I don’t have any pictures from the Parent Social but it was very nice night - a great venue and a great turnout! I usually take pictures but I was having too [...]

October 25th, 2018|

October 11

Dear SKS Families, As a follow up to our recent Home and School Speaker Series, here are quick notes and tips on how to be a better parent to your child regarding their participation in sports and activities. For more help and guidance go to the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) website. https://www.positivecoach.org/ Mr. T.’s Notes on PCA Seminar by Jim Osborne Avoid yelling instructions to your child on how to play during competitions. Children are often inundated with “competing noise” with coaches, teammates and fans giving instructions all at the [...]

October 11th, 2018|

October 3

Dear SKS Families, It’s been nice seeing some sun this first week of October and I hope that you and your families are enjoying the fall season. In the slideshow above, it looks like our new kindergarten Class of 2027 enjoyed the sun too! We also welcome our new faculty/staff members Kristen Walheim, Suzanne Manion, Adria Crowley and Alexandra Quigley. Fortunately  Mr. Gavin and the 3rd grade survived Natural Disaster Day in 3rd grade where they created their own tornado! Home & School Speaker Series - Positive Coaching Alliance        [...]

October 3rd, 2018|

September 25

Dear SKS Parents, In a recent article in September’s  Educational Leadership magazine, award winning journalist and author,  Katherine Reynolds, was interviewed about her recent book: The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever and What To Do About It. In her interview, Reynolds cited kids today are less disciplined, more anxious, and  less attentive.  Kids today struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and conflict resolution, and they need to manage their thoughts, emotions, and behavior better. Wow - that’s not very promising news! While all this is [...]

September 24th, 2018|

September 18

"Leadership is not about being the best. Leadership is about making everyone around you better.”  Dear SKS Parents, The dust has settled some and as a school we are settling into a good routine. This blog is what I promised you after the three Back to School Nights we had.  As George Costanzo’s father in Seinfeld once said, “I got a lot of things to say….” I have a lot to say in this “super blog.” It has many of the important points that equate into the success of a [...]

September 18th, 2018|