Saint Kateri School's Weekly Newsletter ~ December 9, 2020


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Principal Newsletter

Hello Saint Kateri School families ~

The children had such a great time, learning about St. Nicholas and celebrating his feast day last Friday. This year 5th grade held a St. Nicholas Day Prayer Service in Church and did a great job. Thank you to Fr. Davis for stepping in for St. Nicholas, speaking at the prayer service and also greeting the students, in his bishop's red robe, asking them how they were preparing for the birth of Baby Jesus. So meaningful ~ Thank you for all the donations collected on St. Nicholas Day. We had two full carts of toiletries and baby items to bring to Bethany House.

This year our Christmas Tea will look a little different and a little BIGGER! The pandemic has hits everyone very hard ~ and loneliness and isolation has affected our elderly in a huge way. In years past we have served in our Parish Center up to 60 seniors from our community. This year we have requests for up to 120 that are in need. We have elderly priests and religious living at the St. Joseph's Motherhouse that are not able to have visitors and also not able to visit with each other due to the COVID restrictions. So, rather than turn anyone away we are asking our community to make these bigger wishes come true ~

Take a look at our donation request flyer and see if there is anything that your family is able to provide. In school our students will be getting their craft on ~ decorating gift bags, making ornaments, creating Christmas cards ~ they will also be choosing the gift to include in their gift bag. Thank you for your generosity!

It was snowing today so it is time to talk School Closings! If there are weather related conditions that cause West Irondequoit to close, Saint Kateri School will also be closed. Please stay tuned to local radio and television channels for listings of school closings. SKS will also send out a Robo Call to all families with closing information.

God bless you and your family this 2nd week of Advent!

Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal


Phone: (585) 467-8730

Senior Tea Items Can Be Brought into School

LOVE in ACTION to support Seniors in our Community ~ Please bring items to school by Tuesday, December 15th

*This year we will also be asking for cash donations (any denominations) to purchase the supplies to make our Senior Tea a traveling event

In addition:



*Playing Card



*Word Search books

*Warm Fuzzy Socks





*OTHER – any other items you think the Seniors might need, want or enjoy!


  • Daily Health Checks should be into PUP before 7:30am. We continue to send out daily phone and text reminders to help our families be compliant ~ we all forget sometimes. The Main Office is working to see if there is a way to only notify families that are scheduled for learning that day as this is impacting our preschool students that do not come every day.
  • Please remember to show your Car Tag each day during dismissal ~ this helps tremendously with making sure dismissal runs smoothly, especially when we have staff helping out that are not as familiar with the children and their families as the regular car line teachers.
  • Please sign the Distance Learning acknowledgement that you received last week and send it in as soon as possible. All families should have received it by now. Please direct any questions to your child's teacher or to
  • It's time to order January Hot Lunch! Ordering opened today and will close on Wednesday, December 16th at 9:30am.

Upcoming Calendar Dates:


  • 12/10: DOR Marketing Meeting
  • 12/14: Light the Candle of Joy (pink)
  • 12/15: Christmas Tea donations due!
  • 12/15: Quiet Mass at 9:00am: 4th/1st
  • 12/21: Light the Candle of Peace (purple)
  • 12/22: Quiet Mass at 9:00am: 5th/2nd
  • 12/23: Last day of school before Christmas Break
  • 12/23: Advent Prayer Service at 8:45am

Amazon Smile Program

Attention Amazon shoppers! This year, as an extra fundraising effort for our school and church community, we ask that you utilize the AmazonSmile program! It’s very easy and of no cost to you. When you shop at, our school community will receive a portion of the proceeds from each eligible purchase as a donation from Amazon.

Simply search for “Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Roman Catholic Parish in Irondequoit, NY” and select it as your charity. Then shop as usual! Amazon will remember your charity when it is time to check out and our community will receive a portion of your eligible purchases! Thank you for participating and happy shopping! Feel free to pass this information on to family members and friends looking to help out our school!

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Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year will begin very soon!

Please share your love of Saint Kateri School in the upcoming weeks as we begin our enrollment process for next school year. We have already begun to get phone calls for tours which is great are our biggest marketing tool. Reach out to family and friends who are looking for a school for their children next year. Post on your social media accounts, share our school posts and comment on local Irondequoit groups. Thank you!