Monday Memo

We Are Family - July 26, 2021

Dear Parents,

We have hired Mrs. Shawn Garr as our EDM receptionist. Mrs. Garr is a retired NICU nurse and is thrilled to join our school. We wish Mrs. JoAnn Bische the best as she leaves us to spend more time with her family. Mrs. Yvette Bryant will join us as a cafeteria assistant this fall as well.

Although we are starting the year with no school day visitors, we will allow parents to walk their students to the classroom if they wish on the first day provided the parents wear a mask. Although masks are optional for students and vaccinated staff, they are still highly recommended especially in situations where social distancing is difficult or impossible. In the case of the first day of school, distancing will not be possible so we ask that our visitors wear a mask to enter the school.

Please make sure to check the file attachments at the end of each newsletter. You will find the August lunch menu and the school supply lists.

Important Back to School Dates:

  • New Family Orientation - August 4th at 7 PM in the Parish Center West
  • Supply Drop Off and Classroom Visits (students welcome)- August 8th from 12:45 to 3:30 PM
  • Back to School Night (parents only) - August 9th at 7 PM in Zore Hall. Avon Sports Apparel will be onsite for spiritwear and theme shirt orders.

Though many of our classes are nearing capacity, we still have spots left and plenty of time to enroll! Have any interested parents contact me asap.

God bless,

Janet Abdoulaye, Principal

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Registration for the Herb Thibo Memorial Golf Outing is available at

Saint Susanna Parish Festival Dates / E-Learning

Due to Covid and complications with scheduling, the 2021 Parish Festival was scheduled for August 19, 20, and 21 (Thursday to Saturday). To accommodate this event on our shared campus, Saint Susanna School will have e-learning days on August 18th - 20th. This will allow volunteers access to our school building the day before the event and allow them to set up in the parking lot. I anticipate there may be some adjustments to our car rider procedures earlier in the week, but we will attempt to keep everything as normal as possible. More information will come home about e-learning from your child's teacher as we start school. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

I am pleased to announce that the USDA has made school breakfast and lunch free for all students during the 21-22 school year. Families do not need to complete any paperwork to receive this benefit. As participants in the National School Lunch Program, this benefit is available to all of our students in preschool through 8th grade.

However, if you would normally apply for the free and reduced lunch program, I ask that you continue to apply. The application and parent information letter are available as links at the bottom of this newsletter. This information is used by the state of Indiana to determine our funding for the Title 1 program. This funding helps pay for after-school tutoring and other programs that directly benefit our students. Printed applications will be provided in the back-to-school packets, available for pickup at school, and available in the links on this newsletter. If you have questions about the application, please contact Ashley Trump, cafeteria manager, at

Not sure if your child would qualify? Check out the qualification guidelines, including household size and income, on the parent letter linked below.

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CYO Sports

  • Registration is open for boys and girls CYO cross-country grades 3-8 now thru mid-August.
  • Girls CYO Basketball registration is also open now thru August 20th for girls grades 4-8.
  • To register simply log on to the website: and choose CYO Registration under the athletics tab. Once on-site, click: St. Susanna Online Sports Registration Form
  • For questions or concerns please email:

Summer Fun Runs

We are excited to start up our summer fun runs again this year! We will meet at 8:30 AM every Saturday in the outdoor performing arts center at Hummel Park. We'll warm-up, stretch, and go for a run along the trails. These are open to the entire family! Hope to see you there!
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Volunteer Opportunities

The service hour tracking form can be found here and a copy will be sent home in the back-to-school packets. We ask that each family complete five service hours this school year. These hours can be completed during school or parish events.

Upcoming events include:

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Car Rider Refreshers

New to Saint Susanna, or just need a carpool refresher? The video below from last fall has you covered!
Car Rider Video

Easy Fund-Raising for Saint Susanna Catholic School!

Box Tops for Education

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Download the new Box Tops App (iTunes or Google Play) – it’s free
  • Step 2: Create a username and connect it to your child’s school
  • Step 3: Scan your grocery store receipt. Items with the new Box Tops label will be automatically credited to your school

Does this mean I should stop sending in my paper Box Tops that I have already clipped? No! Continue to send those to the school!

Kroger Community Rewards

Information on the Kroger Community Rewards program can be found here on their website or under the "rewards" tab in your Kroger app. You will need to search for the exact name of our organization as SAINT SUSANNAS SCHOOL PTP . From there, you can link your Kroger card with our organization and a portion of your spending at Kroger will come to us.

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About Us

St. Susanna Catholic School's mission is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education that prepares and inspires its students to excel as they progress in their scholastic careers. Based on Catholic teachings, our students and staff exemplify the value of faith, service, love, and respect in all situations and with all people.