As part of our belief that we should all live a long and active life, the students at Madonna Catholic School will have the wonderful opportunity to participate in six swimming lessons this year. We will be swimming from 1:45 to 2:30 Thursday afternoons in October, November, and December specifically on October 17, October 24, November 7, November 21, November 28 and December 5th.
We would love to invite fathers and/or grandfathers to take on the role of supervisor to ensure that the male students are safe as they change. As Mr. Harmata reminded all of the teachers, our school district’s policy is to have all volunteers who will be in contact with students on a regular basis to provide a criminal record check, a child intervention check and sign a confidentiality undertaking also with an acceptable use agreement. All of those forms can be obtained through the school’s front office. It may seem like a great deal of work, but our children are so very precious to us, that I know you won’t mind taking the time to get these forms filled out.
The fees of $37.00 per student, which cover both the lessons and the bussing, are being collected separately from school fees and should be sent in to me as soon as possible. I will also need to know what level of swimming your child will be entering for these lessons.
A gentle reminder that long hair is best braided for the lessons, that combs cannot be shared, that swimming items should be packed in a separate sturdy waterproof bag (not a disposable bag from groceries) in the backpacks in the morning, and that the students will not have time to blow dry their hair so having a warm hat is encouraged.