CURRENT NEWS & EVENTS
Fall FUNdraisers for the Entire Family!
Updated November 5, 2019
Thursday, November 14th is a half day (parent-teacher conferences). Head over after school to California Pizza Kitchen in Westfield Montgomery Mall for our Pizza with a Purpose fundraiser! 20% of all dine in, carry out, or catering orders will benefit St. Bart's when you show this flier!
On Friday, November 15th St. Bart's families and friends will enjoy a special performance of The Velveteen Rabbit at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo. All ages will enjoy this vibrant retelling of a classic story about true and timeless friendship-- a perfect way to start the holiday! 30% of each ticket sold through St. Bart's will be donated back to the school. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE by 11/11. Non-refundable tickets are $23 and are valid ONLY for the 7pm showing on 11/15. You can even purchase Raffle Tickets for a chance to win your own hardcover The Velveteen Rabbit book and a 12" Jellycat stuffed bunny (valued at $40).
Together these events celebrate the strength of our community and help us to meet the 750K fundraising goal by January 09, 2020.
Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit Sacred Heart DC
Posted November 5, 2019.
This year St. Bartholomew School is committed to sponsoring 50-55 families from our sister parish (Sacred Heart DC). Each class will adopt 2-3 families depending on class size. The goal is to provide each family with a robust Thanksgiving basket with all items from the attached food list. Additionally, students will create greeting cards written in Spanish during their Spanish classes. Parish members will provide $20 grocery store gift cards to purchase a fresh turkey.
To ensure that each family receives the correct number of each item, we have created a Sign Up Genius for each grade. For example, if one complete basket includes 2 cans of pie filling and the 5th grade is adopting 3 families, the class will need to collect 6 cans of pie filling. Room parents should circulate the Sign Up Genius link and class representatives in grades 3-8 will check in regularly during homeroom to track items as they come in.
All contributions are due in the homerooms in the morning on Friday, November 22nd. That afternoon a Service Committee representative will perform “quality control” and send the items to the gym for sorting and packaging on “Boxing Day” (Saturday, November 23rd).
The Service Committee and school views this drive not only as a service effort for Sacred Heart, but also an opportunity for our students to demonstrate the wonderful, service-oriented leaders they are to their neighbors, extended family, and networks.
Trailblazers in Education: CCSE Recognizes St. Bart's
Posted October 14, 2018; updated August 19, 2019
This fall of 2017, the Catholic Coalition for Special Education (CCSE) awarded St. Bart's with a generous grant to support our efforts to offer an inclusive education to all children. Our mission is to provide a top-notch Catholic education to any child who seeks it, and this grant has made it possible to add additional resource staff to support all of our learners, including those with Down Syndrome, ADHD, and dyscalcula among others.
Our Resource Team consists of department chair, Mrs. Barbara Brown (Zoey '20), Reading Specialist Laura Digges, Certified Special Educator Amanda McMurtrie Herndon, and assistant Jennifer Slater.
On March 16, 2019 St. Bartholomew School was recognized as a Trailblazer in Education at the CCSE Believe in Me! Spring Benefit and in August 2019 CCSE has committed to awarding St. Bart's a second grant award.
We are also fortunate to have been awarded support by Tribute 21, another wonderful organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to support those with Down Syndrome.
Learn more about CCSE and their incredible work in the community.