Dr. Tim's Blog 

by Dr. Tim Uhl

2022-2023 School Year

march 28: news & notes

Because we’ll be taking the next couple of weeks off for Holy Week & Easter, I thought I would include six important things in no particular order.

  1. There have been issues and questions surrounding sacramental preparation in schools especially in light of the reorganization of many parishes. This letter hopes to clarify some of the confusion and serves to invite all catechists and religion teachers to a convocation this summer. We have a sacramental crisis in the Church–sacraments are down across the board. Everything we can do to invite people to receive God’s grace during these special moments is appreciated. Please share this letter widely.

  2. EdCo (the Education Collaborative of WNY) is inviting all parents/guardians of current 8th graders to offer feedback about the high school admission process. EdCo is asking all Catholic elementary school principals in the Diocese of Buffalo to distribute this survey to 8th grade parents. Click here to begin the survey. Here is a flyer, too.

  3. The Safe Environment audit deadline for schools is May 15th. Here are the instructions and here are the applicable forms. Please ensure that this work is done completely and on time.

  4. We are preparing a letter that will be sent out later this week directed to all principals. We’d like to schedule Zoom meetings (15 minutes) with each principal to discuss commitments for next year. Here’s a look at the working draft of the letter which will be going out to principals, pastors/canonical administrators, and board chairs. These Zooms will take place between 1-4 pm April 17-19. Feel free to reach out to Mary Tepley to schedule.

  5. As of today (Monday, March 27th), we have received 10 mid-year financial reports. Please make sure that those are sent in by the end of the week. Thanks to Immaculate Conception (Wellsville), St. John’s Alden, Notre Dame Academy, CAWB, Christ the King, St. Chris, Southtowns, NCCS, De Sales, and St. Stephen’s!

  6. At last Saturday’s FICE banquet, Bridget O’Brien Wood announced that FICE was going to cease operations and unite its efforts with Opportunities Collaborative. FICE started as a parent-led effort to bring more inclusion into our Catholic schools. We appreciate all of their work! Pictures from the banquet below.

march 21: purpose & mission

march 14: financial metrics

march 7: operating principles

february 28: how to use the newsletter

february 14: activities & retention

february 7: anchor churches & STream

january 31: catholic schools week

january 23: accreditation

january 17: AI BLog

january 10: january updates

december 13: dreaming

december 6: focus & retention

november 29: 4 lessons of the pandemic

november 15: resources from the summit

November 8: summiting

november 1: Good News for catholic schools

october 25

october 18 health scorecards

October 10 Devotion & sportsmanship

october 4 strategic updates

september 27th: Cloud of witnesses

september 20th: learning platform

september 13th: diocesan education summit

September 6th: Welcoming the Virtues

August 30th: Bowling Together 

August 22nd: Strategic Planning


2021-2022 School Year