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J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School

A Ministry of St. Ambrose Parish

Principal’s Letter


Please read the following important announcements for the week of 10/27/14:

Fifteen seniors from Judge Memorial High School were recently nominated for Utah High School Activities Association Academic All-State honors for the 2014-15 school year. Selection is based on candidates non-weighted cumulative GPA by quarter and SAT/ACT scores if necessary. Students must be a regular starter or performer on the varsity squad and hold a minimum of 3.75 grade point average beginning with freshman year.

We are very pleased to announce that seven out of the fifteen nominees were past J.E.Cosgriff graduates–Maxwell Barnett, Francesca Botto, Caroline Holyoak, Michael Kearns, Paul Oliver, Lindsay Ryan, and Mikaela Schmiett.

This is a significant achievement for these outstanding student-athletes, and a well deserved compliment for their parents and the dedicated faculty/staff of J.E.Cosgriff School and Judge Memorial High School.

1. Please refer to the student handbook at www.cosgriff.org, section 4510 to read and understand the rules regarding student eligibility and specific grade requirements. Student participation in all after school activities including volleyball, basketball, drama, track club, band/orchestra, Jacob’s Ladder, Liturgical Dance, etc. require a C- or above in all core subjects. If a student receives a D+ or lower grade, he/she is ineligible to practice and/or play until the grade has been raised to a C- or better. Please support and discuss this policy with your child at home. It is in place to emphasize the importance of the high academic expectations and standards at Cosgriff School, and to send a strong message to all students that high academic performance along with strong character formation are critical priorities at Cosgriff School.


2. Students may wear regular school dress on Friday, October 31. They are excused from wearing formal dress even though mass will be celebrated as usual at 8:30am. Because students will change into their Halloween costume around noon, please remind your student(s) to keep track of their personal belongings.


3. Halloween Activity

Students will change into their costume after lunch–around 12:00noon. They will have a short classroom activity with the help of room parents and other kind parent volunteers. All will proceed outside for a parade at 12:45pm. Students will circle the playground and return to their classroom for dismissal at 1:15pm. A reminder that students are not allowed to wear hoods, large face masks, a costume with gore or blood, or carry a weapon. This goes for parents as well!


4. Please park down the street on October 31 as most of the parking lot will be blocked off for the parade. Also, avoid parking close to the school in the west St. Ambrose lot after 10:00am.


5. On most school days, the west school/church parking lot is a very dangerous place to walk. Please do not cut through the cars and middle of the driving lanes. The designated walking lane is on the very north side of the lot for both morning drop off and afternoon pick-up.

Please do not park in the spaces by the playground or Vaughan Center after school, as too many children walk in and out of cars on their way to extended day.or to a waiting vehicle.


6. The Boy Scouts will sponsor “Turkey Bingo” on November 21. Go to http://cosgriff.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Turkey-Bingo-2014.pdf for more information.


7. Trivia Night is Friday, November 7. Please go to the following web site to learn all about this exciting, fun and crazy parent night out. Put your table together and make a reservation right away. https://cosgriff.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/TriviaNight2014/tabid/555152/Default.aspx


8. A word of sincere appreciation to Jennifer Shrum, for her leadership with The King’s English Book Fair. Also, thank-you to Missy Boris, Amber Sowles, Courtney Garay, and Nikki Whye for selling books throughout the week. Thanks also to the set-up and take-down committee for such efficient work before and after the book fair.


9. The Fall Fun Family Festival was very enjoyable and a great success again this year, under the leadership and direction of Heather Simonson. A special thanks to Kate Kanas, Elizabeth and Austin Craig, Joe and Jennifer Mastrorocco for your generous donations. Much gratitude goes to Teresa Matthews, Nicole Hall, Cathy Valerio, Paul Simonson, Rachel Parkinson, Shabnam Asrai, Iam Nguyen, Sheri Brinkerhoff, Jennifer Cook, Mike Johnson, Katrina Grantz, Lisa Bouillon, Pedro Romero, Cathy Romero, Brooke Landerghini, Cathy Chadey, Bob Lien and the many volunteers who worked the kitchen, set-up, clean-up and assisted with the games. The seventh grade class was especially helpful with their kind volunteer efforts before, during, and after the Fall Festival.


10. The eighth grade class will host the 11:00am mass on Sunday, November 2, 2014. The fourth, fifth, sixth grade students have been asked to sing in the choir that day. Please attend the mass and donut/coffee reception immediately after mass.


11. Thank you to the parents of 2nd grade students for the delicious lunch during our very busy Parent Teacher Conference week.


Thank You,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal



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