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J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School, in Salt Lake City, Utah, is accredited for preschool through 8th grade by the Western Catholic Education Association.

A Ministry of St. Ambrose Parish

Principal’s Letter

September 18, 2017

Dear Parents,

Please Read the Following:

  •  A very qualified accreditation team will be visiting Cosgriff School from Tuesday, September 19 through Friday, September 22.  School Accreditation visits are six years typically every six years. Our last visit was in 2011, at which time both the elementary, middle school and pre-school were awarded a full six year term.  The Cosgriff administration, faculty and staff began the current self-study process in Spring of 2016. Over the course of several month, student progress was carefully evaluated in all areas of the school curriculum. In addition, our School Wide Learning Expectation in Catholic Identity, Cognitive Development, Character and Civic Responsibility were carefully evaluated for growth, understanding and relevance in student lives. Toward the end of the study, the faculty narrowed down an action plan for the next six years. The plan included Catholic Teaching and Formation, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and Technology usage and education.
  • The Accreditation Team is comprised of the following: Gail Sherman, administrator from the Diocese of Sacramento in California, Carolyn Schubach, a former teacher at Cosgriff, school administrator, curriculum specialist who currently works for the State Office of Education, Mary Williams, a teacher at St. Vincent de Paul School, Cari Pinkowski, a teacher at the Madeleine Choir School and Erika Young, a teacher at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Ogden, Utah.
  • The accreditation team will visit classrooms on Wednesday and Thursday. They will interview  many Cosgriff shareholders such as Fr. Andrzej, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers, and students throughout their visit. On Friday 9/22, after school, the visiting team will meet with the administration, faculty and staff to report their findings. In this meeting, the team speaks to the strengths of the school and offers recommendations for improvements. The Self Study will be available for you to read on the school website for a two week period of time. Thank you for your support with the accreditation, by filling out a questionnaire and discussing several possible ways to improve all aspects of Cosgriff School.
  • Friday, September 22 is the last day to turn in a lunch order and payment for October hot lunches. The Murray School District is taking note of lunches which the student like and want to order. Please check the menu every month as changes will be made to accommodate student preferences.  Please deposit your order and payment in the mailbox by the office before noon on Friday. Order forms are available right under the mailbox. On Thursday, September 28, students will be dismissed at 12:15pm due to parent teacher conferences. If you child ordered a lunch for that day, he/she will be given a sack lunch consisting of a sandwich, chips, fruit, vegetable and milk.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences are Wednesday, September 27 from 3:45 to 7:00pm and Thursday, September 28 from 12:45 to 7:00pm. Please see below for conference sign up. (Homework Club will be cancelled on 9/27 and 9/28.)

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, September 27, from 3:45 to 7:00pm and Thursday, September 28, from 12:45 to 7:00pm. All students from toddler through sixth grade will schedule a conference by appointment. Please click on the appropriate grade below to make an appointment. All “Specials” teachers along teachers of seventh and eighth grade students will meet in the school gym. Students with the last name beginning with N-Z are asked to attend conferences on September 27, if possible. Students with last names beginning A-M are asked to attend on Thursday, September 28. This is just a request to help eliminate long conference lines. Please note that Homework Club will be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday of conference week. Parents with more than one child are asked NOT to schedule appointments back-to-back. Please allow at least one slot as a time buffer.

Sign-up on the following links:

Mrs. Green:

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Mrs. Lee:

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Ms. Camp:

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Mrs. Lacombe

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Mrs. Jenkins:

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Mrs. Commagere:

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Ms. Li:

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Ms. Sebahar:

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Mr. Weyher:

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Mrs. Drees:

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Ms. Gale:

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Ms. Curry:

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Mrs. Newman:

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Conference times and Days for most of the “Specials” Teachers

Debbie Hogan, Sept 281-2:15pm

Sheri Ann Norlund, Sept. 28, 12:45-3:00

Brian McCloud, Sept. 28, 12:45 – 3;00pm

Robin Harmston, Sept, 28, 2;00 – 5:00pm

Tom Harris, Sept. 28, 1:00 -3;00pm

Martina Gehrig, Sept, 28, 12;00 – 4;00pm.

Deniesse Zepeda, Sept. 12:45-2:00pm

  • All parents should have been able to review a progress report with your child as of Thursday, September 14. Please make sure you see the report either on RenWeb or a hard copy. Work with your child to set realistic goals  for the remainder of the first quarter of school.
  • The J.E. Cosgriff School Board serves in an advisory capacity to the Pastor and Principal. The areas with which the School Board has responsibility and will be consulted are the following: school planning, policy development and formation, finance (including budgeting and policies for financial management) public relations, finally, when the time arises one School Board member will be asked to sit on the selection committee for a new principal.
  • If you have interest in serving on the Cosgriff School Board for the 2018-19 school year, or know of an excellent candidate in the broader Salt Lake community who would be a positive addition to the board, please contact Bob Parenti, Chair to find out more information.(rparenti50@gmail.com) The following volunteers are members of the school board for the 2017-18 school year: Kelli Bland, Alexandra Bond, Rey Butcher, Jennifer Cook, Sarah Farr, Lauri Franks, Carol Herold, Deborah Holly, Danielle Jefferies, Jim Larson, David Leo, Bernie Jo Marlowe, Scott McAward, Robert Parenti, Michael Petrogeorge, Dominic Sanone, Clayton Simms, Rev. Andrzej Skrzypiec.
  • The annual Pastoral Congress meets Saturday, September 23, at Juan Diego High School. All faculty, staff, parents and other St. Ambrose members are encouraged to attend this day of religious education. Bishop Solis will be the keynote speaker. Workshops include Conflict Resolution, Healing, Missionary Disciples, Stewardship, Youth Ministry and others.
  • The St. Ambrose Youth group meets Sunday September 24. All sixth, seventh and eighth grade student who attend Cosgriff School and students in the parish are invited to this day of service, prayer and fun.
  • Students will meet at 3:30pm by the church with a yard clean up tool in hand. (broom, small garden hoe, weed digger etc.) The group will clean yards of St. Ambrose seniors in the nearby vicinity. The youth group will gather in the school library at 4:30pm for a snack, conversation, and a discussion about the Mass and gospel of the day. All members of the group will be invited to attend the 5:00pm mass together. Parent pick-up is at 6:00pm after Mass.
  • Eighth grade parent Confirmation meeting is Monday, September 25 at 7:00pm in the Vaughan Center.
  •  Thank you to the “Super Star” seventh and eighth grade athletes for challenging the faculty to a softball game in support of ALS. The Student Council raised over $500.00 for ALS research and treatment at the game by selling snacks and drinks at the concession stand. Crazy hat and sock day will take place on Sept. 26. Student may wear a crazy hat with a $2.00 donation and/or crazy socks with another $2.00 donation.
  •  The Student Leadership Council has decided ahead of time that they would like to kick off the October community service with a softball game. A “Super Star” parent team would challenge the faculty on Sunday, October 1, at Herman Frank’s field. If you dare play against the faculty, please email Tim Newlin (timothynewlin@yahoo.com) to sign up for the game. There are only two stipulations, At least three ladies must be on the field and bat, also, parents from all grade levels must be represented in the game. The Student Council will sell snacks and drinks to make money for Hurricane victims in Florida and Texas. The game will be cancelled if it snows or rains—watch for more details next week.

Thank you,

Mrs. Hunt Principal

 

September 11, 2017

Dear Parents,

First and foremost today, we remember the tragic attack on September 11, 2001 at the Trade Center in NYC, the Pennsylvania field, and the Pentagon in Virginia. Even though it has been almost two decades since the horrific attacks, each year, Americans solemnly remember those who lost their lives and those who sacrificed their lives to save others. All J.E.Cosgriff students spent a moment of silence and prayed together today for all involved in 9/11, especially the many families who continue to miss their precious loved ones to this day. In addition, students and faculty continue to offer their prayers for the many men, women and children who have lost their home and belongings due to the recent, catastrophic hurricanes in and around the United States.

Please Read the Following:

  • A very special THANK YOU to Robb Farr and his hard working staff for hosting yet another First-Class “Bad in Plaid” golf tournament. Much appreciation goes to all golfers, hole sponsors, those who donated raffle prizes, water, coffee and snacks. A special thank-you again this year to Chris Hemmersmeier, President and CEO of Jerry Seiner Chevrolet for the hole-in-one Chevrolet car prize.
  • Flu shots will be available at Cosgriff on Wednesday, September 13, from 1:00 to 4:00pm in the school library. Children must be 9 years or older and accompanied by a parent. Insurance cards may be used, otherwise, the shot is $30.00.
  • Judge Memorial Catholic High School is offering a presentation for parents and educators on how to recognize signs of depression and other mental health issues, initiate a conversation with a young person and get help.
  • What: “More than Sad” by the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention
  • When: Thursday, September 14, at 7:00pm.
  • Where: Judge Memorial Library, 650 South 1100 East. Enter on 1100 East at the north doors, go up the stairs and signs will be posted. There is no cost to attend the presentation. 
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  • Once again, we thank parents for referring prospective families to Cosgriff. We plan to have several drop-in tours/information meetings throughout the school year. Our first one will be this Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00am.  Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in Cosgriff. Please ask potential guests to contact Maggie Kearns, Admissions Director to confirm a visit. mkearns@cosgriff.org
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  • Parent Teacher Conferences will take place Wednesday, September 27, from 3:45 to 7:00pm and Thursday, September 28, from 12:45 to 7:00pm. All students from toddler through sixth grade will schedule a conference by appointment. Please click on the appropriate grade below to make an appointment.  All “Specials” teachers along teachers of seventh and eighth grade students will meet in the school gym. Students with the last name beginning with N-Z are asked to attend conferences on September 27, if possible. Students with last names beginning A-M are asked to attend on Thursday, September 28. This is just a request to help eliminate long conference lines.  Please note that Homework Club will be cancelled on Wednesday and Thursday of conference week. Parents with more than one child are asked NOT to schedule appointments back-to-back. Please allow at least one slot as a time buffer.

Sign-up on the following links:

Mrs. Green:

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Mrs. Lee:

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Ms. Camp:

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Mrs. Lacombe

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Mrs. Jenkins:

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Mrs. Commagere:

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Ms. Li:

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Ms. Sebahar:

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Mr. Weyher:

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Mrs. Drees:

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Ms. Gale:

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Ms. Curry:

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Mrs. Newman:

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Conference times and Days for most of the “Specials” Teachers

Debbie Hogan, Sept 28, 1-2:15pm

Sheri Ann Norlund, Sept. 28, 12:45-3:00

Brian McCloud, Sept. 28, 12:45 – 3;00pm

Robin Harmston, Sept, 28, 2;00 – 5:00pm

Tom Harris, Sept. 28, 1:00 -3;00pm

Martina Gehrig, Sept, 28, 12;00 – 4;00pm.

Deniesse Zepeda, Sept. 12:45-2:00pm

  • Progress reports go home on Thursday, September 14. Please discuss these reports with your child and support him/her with ambitious and logical goals for a successful first quarter of school.
  • Picture retake day is Monday, September 18. Students wishing a retake should bring back the pictures taken on 8/22 and wear formal dress (top) to school for the picture. Students may change into casual dress after the picture has been taken by the photographer.
  • The Student Leadership Council would like to invite ALL Cosgriff families to their September community service softball game challenge. The seventh and eighth grade students will select their “STAR” team to take on the mighty faculty “SUPER” professional team, on Sunday, September 17, 1:00pm at Herman Franks Field, 1371 South 700 East. The Student Council will sell water, soda, candy, chips, and other snacks to raise money in support of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. This treacherous disease causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately respiratory failure. Please come out to the ball game and enjoy watching this serious and sometimes humorous game in action.
  • The 2017 Pastoral Congress for educators, parents, relatives and friends is September 23, from 9:00 to 4:00pm at the Skaggs Catholic Center. Bishop Solis is the key note speaker at 9:00am and other presentations include youth ministry, vocations, stewardship, and conflict resolution. Register at www.dioslc.orgContact Susan Northway if you have questions. susan.northway@dioslc.org
  • Picture retakes are Monday, September 18. Please fill out the retake form for your child to present at picture time. Students are asked to wear a shirt and tie for their picture and then may change to casual dress for the rest of the day.
  • On September 20, 21, 22, the administration, faculty and staff will host a visiting accreditation team here at school. The team is made up of six members, four teachers from other Catholic Schools, a Catholic administrator currently working for the State Board of Education and the team Chairperson, an administrator from Sacramento, CA. Students will go about their regular school days as team members visit the classrooms during all subjects and possibly ask questions of students and teachers. The administration and faculty are hopeful that after the visit, the accreditation team will offer some positive commendations and offer helpful recommendations for future work and improvement. If an accreditation team determines that a school is progressing and adequately meeting the needs of students, it will be awarded a six year period of time before the next team visit. During our last self-study in 2011, pre-school through eighth grade were awarded full accreditation for the six years. The complete written document will be available for you to read on the Cosgriff web site toward the end of the month.
  • A few important requests from the administration:
  • Please watch the  parking lot “Safety” video (about 3 minutes long) Go to www.cosgriff.org  see quick links
  • Do not turn left out of the parking lot at drop off or pick up times, as it greatly slows down the traffic.
  • Students should arrive at school at least 5 minutes before the first bell rings (grades 6,7,8—8:05am) (grades k-5—8:10am) This allows time for students to get in line, greet friends and walk into school with their class when the bell rings. (toddler and pre-school–8:20 to 8:30am) (Pre K–12:20 to 12:30, 8:20 to 8;30 on Friday)
  • Student pick-up time is between 3:15 and 3:20 (if traffic permits. The teachers are kind enough to stand outside with students until parents arrive. Often times, 3;30pm rolls around and some students are still waiting and not certain if they will be picked up or should go to Extended Day. Please try to be prompt and make sure your child knows the plan for after school.
  • Please refrain from walking in the school to visit a teacher before school begins in the morning unless you have requested an appointment or it is a current matter. Also, teachers are responsible for keeping students safe while waiting for parents to arrive at the end of the day. Please do not engage in a long “conference” conversations during the 3:15-3:25 time frame. The teachers are always more than willing to have a meeting with parents as needed.
  • An Invitation from Dana Lee Simon, Cosgriff parent and parishioner:

Are you looking for a peaceful way to start your day? Have you been wanting to start a regular practice of prayer or meditation? If so, join us for Centering Prayer beginning on Wednesday, September 13th, and meeting every Wednesday this Fall from 8:25 to 9:00 a.m. in the Vaughan Center. Centering Prayer is a method of prayer/meditation utilizing silence and consent to God which prepares us to open up and receive the gift of God’s presence in our lives. Each Wednesday will include a brief introduction to the prayer practice and 20 minutes of silent centering prayer together. Led by Cosgriff parent, DanaLee Simon, St. Ambrose parishioners and Cosgriff parents, grandparents and friends are invited to participate. This is meant to be a drop in prayer group – come when you can. No sign up required. If you have any questions, please feel free to get a hold of DanaLee by phone/text (262/705-5811) or email (d_lo777@hotmail.com).

  • Youth Group begins for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students on Sunday September 24, at 3:30pm. Students will weed, sweep and help with yard clean-up for parishioners who live close by St. Ambrose Church. Students will then have a snack, visit, discuss the gospel and then attend the 5:00pm Mass together. Watch for the Youth Group flyer.

Thank you,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

August 28, 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you to the HSA, Sarah Ross and Ashley Gardner for hosting an informative and fun mentor/new parent meeting. It was a great venue for discussion and answering some of those new parent questions. Please be sure to introduce yourself to someone that you do not know, as that is a sure way to form a strong bond with our parent community.

Please Read the Following:

  • Mr. Downes and Mr. Harris would like to invite all students, 3rd through 8th grade to the Instrument Fair on Wednesday, August 30, at 6:00pm in the school gym. This is a hands-on way for interested students to sample a few musical instruments, ask questions and hopefully select one that will be a perfect fit to play in the school band.
  • Thank you to all parents with your patience regarding RenWeb postings from the faculty. They have been in continuous training to learn this new attendance, grading, progress report and class posting system. RenWeb registration was introduced to you, the parents, last spring. It is new for all Catholic Schools and will take a little time for the administration, faculty, staff and parents to master this new program.
  • The Murray School District Hot Lunch program begins on Friday, September 1. Freshly cooked meals will be delivered to Cosgriff MondayFriday at 11:15am. Please note that pizza and a few other items will soon be added to the menu. Watch for the October menu.
  • The last day for 5-8th grade Volleyball sign-up is Friday, September 1. The Volleyball participation fee will be charged to families’ FACTS accounts on September 2. The registration deadline is September 1. Players who register on September 2 and after, will be charged an additional $25.00 late fee to join the program.
  • A reminder that Homework Club will begin on Tuesday, September 5, from 3:20 to 4:15pm, in the school library. Homework club is not to take the place of Extended Day. It is an organized and formal period for students who would like to ask questions, complete homework, research a topic in the library or study for a test. Mrs. Millard will be present at homework club on Wednesdays for the purpose of answering questions for students in her 4,5,6th grade Latin classes. If students go to Homework Club and have only a book to read, he/she will be escorted to Extended Day to read in the Vaughan Center library. This will allow more space and attention for those students in serious need of completing assignments, reviewing for tests, researching a topic and generally receiving more attention from the directors of Homework Club. Student conduct is expected to be respectful, quiet with the same types of rules and procedures as the regular school day.  Please note that parents are to be prompt in picking up students after homework club at 4:15pm. After a five minute grace period, students will be escorted to Extended Day.
  • There is not a fee or charge to attend Homework Club. Educational research strongly indicates that students who spend a longer time and attend to academic study for a longer period of time, learn more information in core subjects and earn better grades in school. 
  • The St. Ambrose/Cosgriff Cub Scout pack is now recruiting new scouts for the 2017-18 school year. The first meeting will be Monday, September 11, at 6:30pm  in the St. Ambrose social hall. Cub Scout 3202 is open to all interested first-fifth grade boys. Pack meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month and a separate den meeting will also be held once a month. For more information contact Jon Belgique at jon@comtek.com or 801-998-8068.
  • Parish Picnic: Join your St. Ambrose Parish family, friends, and neighbors for a BBQ on Saturday, September 9, following the 5:00pm Mass. Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and treats while sharing stories about what you did this past summer. Then, head back down to our social hall at 7:00pm to watch the family movie UP! Gather together for an evening of fun and friendship. Questions call Rebecca Little at 801-485-5610.

Thank-You,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

August 23, 2017

Parents,

Please read the following:

1. The New Parent/Mentor information and “Get Acquainted” meeting is tonight at 7:00pm in the school library.

2.All Murray School District lunch orders and payments are due in the mailbox by the office before 11:00am on Friday, August 25.

3.Co-ed Volleyball registration for 5th -8th grade students is currently under way. The deadline for registration is Friday, September 1. The participation fee for volleyball will be to charged to families FACTS account on September 2. Families will be charged a alate fee of $25.00 if sign up occurs on September 2.  Contact Mr. McCloud with questions. bmccloud@cosgriff.org

4.Adventure is calling for boys in first through fifth grade! The St. Ambrose/Cosgriff Cub Scout pack is now recruiting new cub scouts for the 2017-18 school year. the first meeting will be Monday, September 11, in the St. Ambrose social hall. Cub Scout Pack 3202 is open to all interested first -fifth grade boys. Pack meetings are usually held the second Monday of each month and a separate Den meeting will also be held once a month. For more information contact Jon Belgique at jon@comtek.com  or 801-998-8068 (text ok)

5. Students will attend Mass on Friday, August 25, at 8:30am in the social center and FORMAL DRESS is required. All parents are invited to attend Mass. Dismissal is at 1:15 on Friday.

Thank-You,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

August 21, 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you for an exciting and positive first few days of school. All of the students and teachers were very excited to start a new school year.

Please Read the following important announcements:

The new Murray School District lunch program begins on Friday, September 1. All orders and payment for the month of September are due in the mailbox outside of the office by 8:30am on August 25. If you have more than one child in the family who would like to order hot lunch, fill out a separate lunch order form for each child, and then attach all forms together with one check for the entire family lunch orders. 

  • The solar eclipse occurred today. Please ask your child what he/she learned about the planets, moon and sun today.
  • Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 22 is individual picture day. All students except pre-school will have their pictures taken in FORMAL DRESS.  Parents should have received the picture purchase packet. It is due Tuesday morning along with payment.
  • The New Parent/Mentor Meeting will take place Wednesday, August 23 at 7:00pm in the school library. All new parents and their mentor family are invited to attend this informative, and “get better acquainted” meeting.
  • The first official all school mass is Friday, August 25, at 8:30 in the social center. Fr. Andrzej is excited to celebrate the first Mass of the 2017-18 school year with our Cosgriff Studnets. FORMAL DRESS is required for Mass days. Please make sure you read the dress requirement for formal dress day in the Student Handbook. Note the requirements with leather shoes, belts, and ties.  Students are welcome to bring sneakers/play shoes for recess on Mass days. Students should wear dark leather shoes to school as part of formal dress.
  • VOLLEY BALL registration has started for fifth through eighth grade students. Please go to www.cosgriff.org to fill out an application and pay on line. THE LAST DAY TO SIGN-UP FOR VOLLEY BALL IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. A late sign-up on September 2, will require a $25.00 late fee. 
  • All student athletes in grades five through eight are invited to a free volley ball clinic this coming Saturday, August 26, in the Cosgriff gym. Fifth and Sixth grade –9:00 to 10:30am   Seventh and Eighth grade –10:30 to 12:00 noon. Just show up for the clinic. Questions—email Mr. McCloud  bmccloud@cosgriff.org 
  • Several parents have been parking on the north side of Redondo for school drop off and pick up. There is a NO PARKING sign all along the school. The situation has become very dangerous as parents are also parking on the south side of the street leaving a very narrow passage way for moving cars that speed down Redondo.  Please go to the corner and cross at the cross walk. It is worth the extra minute to keep your children safe.
  • A reminder that the HSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 5, at 7:00pm in the school library.
  • Cosgriff School has one or two opening in toddlers, (Mon and Wed), pre-school (3 and 4 year olds), third grade, and sixth grade. Parents are our strongest P.R group. Please ask interested persons to contact Maggie Kearns, Admissions Director right away. mkearns@cosgriff.org  or 801-486-6933 EX: 424.
  • The administration is still pursuing a part-time middle school 7th grade World Cultural Geography and 8th grade Early American History teacher. If you know of a highly qualified teacher, ask him/her to send a resume right away to Mrs. Hunt, Principal at bhunt@cosgriff.org. Call with questions. 801-486-6933.

Thank you,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

August 15, 2017

Parents,

Yes, tomorrow is the first day of school!!

Please read the following carefully:

1. Tomorrow is a full day of school and students attending kindergarten -eighth grade are to wear the school uniform. If you have questions about proper uniform dress, please see the parent handbook at www.cosgriff.org

2. Kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:15pm on  8/16, 8/17, and 8/19 for individual student assessment.

3. Thank you to Bernie Jo Marlowe, HSA President, Scott McAward, Vice President and Teresa Matthews, Treasure for hosting a fun “Welcome Back” family picnic.

4. Please remember “Back to School Night” for toddler -fifth grade is tomorrowWednesday, August 16, starting at 7:00pm in the church social center. (parents only, please)

5. “Back to School Night for parents of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students is Thursday, August 17, at 7:00pm starting in the social center. (parents only, please)

6. The SCRIP table will be open for sales on Wednesday mornings 8:00 to 8:25am beginning August 23. Monthly SCRIP orders will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, August 21. If you have questions, please email the SCRIP team at scrip@cosgriff.org

7. Please see Maggie Kearns’ August 13 email requesting you to take a moment to review your emergency contact and grandparent information in ParentsWeb.

8.Tuesday, August 22 is individual picture day. Students are to wear Formal Uniform Dress on that day.

9. Slightly used/clean uniforms are available in the hall by the school library. Please help yourself.

10. Parents are invited to the classrooms for a short visit tomorrow morning.

11. Please remember that the Murray School District Lunch Program will not begin until September 1, 2017 (including milk).  All students must bring their own lunch for the remainder of August. A Murray School lunch calendar/order-form is available on the Cosgriff website, www.cosgriff.org. All lunch orders along with a check made out to Murray School District must be deposited in the “lunch order” mailbox by the school office no later than August 25. Question—contact Mrs. Hunt, principal bhunt@cosgriff.org or 801-486-6933

Thank you,

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we are looking forward to a positive and meaningful year.

Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

 

Dear Parents,

GO TO THE LUNCH TAB UNDER PARENTS ON THE WEBSITE FOR MENU LINK

The first day of school is drawing closer and this letter is to inform you of the new school lunch program for the 2017-18 school year.

  • Cosgriff School was notified in June that Granite School District would no longer be able to serve lunches to our students as the school was not located in Granite District.  During the summer, extensive research was done to find another lunch program.  Two popular programs,  Flik and Sage were very expensive options requiring all students to pay an additional $1500.00 per year for the chef, food, service etc.  Other individual vendors such as Costa Vida, Subway, Chic-Fil-A were contacted to inquire about delivery of lunches one day per week. Salt Lake District, Jordan, Davis County, Head Start and the Utah State lunch program were also researched and evaluated.
  • Murray District has kindly agreed to provide lunch for the students at Cosgriff School five days per week. For the first few months, students will have only one choice for the main course, with fresh or canned fruit, a vegetable, and 1% white milk or non-fat chocolate milk. The price for a lunch plus milk will be $2.75, for pre-school thru eighth grade including faculty and staff. Students may choose to order a few meals per month, lunch every day, just milk every day or bring a lunch from home. Please know that an effort has been made to support families who depend on a school lunch over the course of the year.   Murray lunches are peanut free, but not gluten free and there will not be a free or reduced lunch rate option for students.
  • Cosgriff and Murray School district have agreed upon a simple yet timely lunch order and payment system.  The lunch calendar/order form for September is attached to this letter for your review and selection.  A hard copy of the calendar will be given to students and will also be available to download on the Cosgriff web page each month. (www.cosgriff.org)  The completed lunch calendar/order form, along with a check made out to Murray School district must be placed in a special “lunch order mail box” located right outside of the school office BY THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH for the next month’s lunches.  LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AS DIRECTED BY MURRAY DISTRICT. The lunch order forms must be filled out for each member of the family. It is not a group form.
  • Deborah Holly will direct the lunch program and be present each day to check off names of students who have ordered a lunch or just milk. If a student orders a lunch for a specific day and then is absent from school on that day, the lunch credit will not be carried over to another day or month or refunded to the family.
  • Welcome letter from David Trujillo, Director of Nutritional Service, Murray School District:
  • “The Murray City School District Nutrition Service operates kitchens in every Murray District school to serve an average of 4,000 breakfast and lunch meals per day. The team goal is to provide the best nutritional choices, while considering student tastes and preferences. District school meals meet nutritional standards set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture. Students are encouraged to take only what they can eat to minimize waste. District menus change constantly to incorporate new products that are low fat, less sugar, whole wheat, wholegrain and trans-fat free; also incorporating more fresh fruits and vegetables and never frying foods. We look forward to serving the students of J.E. Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School.”
  • Please see the attached September lunch calendar/order form. You may download this form to order school lunch starting September 1.
  • If you have questions, concerns, comments—please email or call Mrs. Hunt, Principal   bhunt@cosgriff.org  801-486-6933
  • Please remember: All students will need to bring a home prepared lunch from August 16 thru August 31. School lunches and milk will not be served in August. The Murray School Lunch Program begins on September 1, 2017. Order forms and a check made out to Murray School District must be placed in the lunch mailbox (by the office) by Friday, August 25.
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  • Please call or email Mrs. Hunt, Principal with any questions regarding the new lunch program.  bhunt@cosgriff.org  801-486-6933
  • Thank-You, 
  • Mrs. Hunt, Principal

 

August 4, 2017

Parents,

I hope this letter finds you well and having a really nice summer vacation.

Please note a few reminders:

1. Slightly used, clean uniforms will be on racks and tables directly outside the west gym door on Aug 7, 8, 9,10 from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Please help yourself to uniform parts.

2. Watch for information  next week regarding a new lunch program which will begin September 1, 2017. Students will be asked to bring a lunch from home until September 1.

3. Please refer to the school calendar at www.cosgriff.org for important dates and times beginning August 14. with “Meet the Teacher,” and a family picnic. The first day of school is August 16.

4. Note: “Back to School” is August 16,  (toddler -5th grade)  and August 17, (6th, 7th 8th grade)  both meetings begin at 7:00pm in the social hall.

5. Go to www.cosgriff.org to register your foursome for the “Bad in Plaid” Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 10, at Bonneville Golf Course. Questions- call Robb Farr at 801-201-5704

6. Watch for a note from your homeroom teacher regarding requested to bring in school supplies. Thank you for purchasing student and classroom supplies

7. A special thank you to several parents of in coming eighth grade students, for donating the required fee for the Junior Achievement course and site visit. We have collected enough money for this very useful class.

Thank you,

Mrs. Hunt, Principal.