The SCS Wednesday News Brief

September 27, 2017

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Back to School Night

Parents, please join us at our upcoming Back to School Night on Thursday, September 28th. We have arranged two separate sessions for any family that may have multiple children in our school to provide an additional opportunity for you to meet their teachers.


Session 1 Start Time: 6:00 PM

Session 2 Start Time: 7:20 PM


Please report directly to your child's homeroom teacher's classroom. At the beginning of each session, your homeroom teacher will play you a video to start our special evening. Parents in grades 6-8 will be moving from room to room to follow their child's schedule, homeroom teachers will provide you a copy of their schedule. Afraid of getting lost? Don't worry, Student Ambassadors will be throughout the building to help guide you along the way.

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Instrumental Band Program Manasquan Music and Dance Academy

Our program consists of a commitment to Band or Orchestra(strings) Please see the attached power point (sent via email with newsletter on 9/27) for the overview and logistics of how our program works. In addition, you can read the resumes of our fantastic staff.


The yearly cost of the program is $990 which can be paid in monthly installments of $110.

In order to enroll in the program please call MMDA at 732 223-2121 . In a few day's we will have an online registration linked directly to our website.


We offer a conduit for rentals through Russo Music for band instruments and Violin Doctor for strings. all of this can be initiated over the phone or at MMDA ( 233 east Main Street Manasquan) . All instruments can be picked up at MMDA , Manasquan.


Please consider offering your child an opportunity for instrumental music education at St. Catharine's this school year!

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Meet our new spanish teacher!

Hello Everyone! My name is Kim Smith and I am overjoyed to be joining the St. Catharine School community as the new Spanish teacher. Although I am just joining the St. Catharine School community as a teacher, I feel I have always been a part of this warm family since I myself am a graduate of St. Catharine School. I attended St. Catharine School from grades K-8 and I am still very actively involved in the St. Catharine-St.Margaret parish family. I received my undergraduate degree from University of Vermont, where I majored in Spanish and Business Administration. While attending college, I took the opportunity to study and live abroad in Salamanca, Spain for 9 months. Upon graduation, I became certified as a K-12 Spanish teacher and have recently continued my studies with a concentration in Education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family especially my niece and nephews, age 4, 2 and 1. I also enjoy hiking, working out and using any excuse to spend time outdoors. I am truly blessed to be “back at” St. Catharine School, which has always felt like a second home.


Quick Updates

Current Parish Bulletin: http://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/513template.pdf



  • Upcoming Virtus Training for potential Parent Volunteers: Virtus Training on Wednesday October 11 at St. Margarets Church from 5 to 7pm


  • Halloween Parade: Halloween Parade will be on Tuesday October 31st at approximately 12:45 PM. Students in grades PreK-5 will march around the perimeter of our recess area, within our fence. Parents are encouraged to join us Tuesday afternoon and watch the parade. In respect to student safety, we kindly ask all parents to watch from the outside of our fence. Students will be marching by for a quick "high five" or photo opportunity.

  • Halloween Costumes: Costumes should be tasteful, modest, and appropriate for a school environment. No form of weapon, masks, blood, or gore may be part of the costume. All students (preK-8) may wear their physical education uniform to school on Halloween. Students in PreK-5 will change into their Halloween costumes at school.
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A fun time for all at our Instrumental Band and Food Night!

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Athletics


WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION SEPT. 13-OCT. 1

(BASKETBALL/CHEERLEADERS)

NO LATE REGISTRATION AFTER OCT 1


OLYMPIC NIGHT REGISTRATION SEPT. 13-SEPT. 29


PRACTICES OCT 2 & OCT 4 5:00:6:30 P.M. SCHOOLYARD

OLYMPIC NIGHT WEDNESDAY OCT 10 RAINDATE OCT 11

6:00 P.M. ANTRIUM SCHOOL PT PLEASANT


SCS REGULATIONS REGARDING PHYSICALS- REMINDER


NEW JERSEY STATE LAW STATES THE PRIMARY REPONSIBILITY FOR THE HEALTH OF A CHLD RESTS WITH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AND THEIR

FAMILY PHYSICIAN OR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TRY OUT OR PARTICIPATE ON ANY ATHLETIC TEAM MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL.

SPORTS PHYSICALS ARE GOOD FOR ONLY 1 YEAR AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. THERE ARE 3 SPORTS SEASONS(FALL, WINTER, SPRING).

NO CHILD IS PERMITTED TO TRYOUT OR PRACTICE FOR A SPORT WITHOUT A COMPLETED PHYSICAL APPROVED BY THE NURSE AND PRINCIPAL.

ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE GIVEN TO MRS. KULAGA TO TRYOUT OR PRACTICE.

SCS CHRISTMAS 5 K RUN

REMINDER: INFORMATION WAS SENT HOME IN LAST WEEK’S WED ENVELOPE.


ELLEN MEIXSELL

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR


Upcoming Events

9/28 Back to School Night

Session #1 6:00 PM

Session #2 7:20 PM

*schedule included in news brief and attached in an email sent to all parents on 9/20/17.


9/29 PTA Pizza Day


10/3 8th Grade RITE of Enrollment Mass 7:00 PM at SCS


10/4 Blessing of the Pets, after school SCS playground area


10/6 First Friday Mass 9:00 AM

Chromebook Insurance forms due.


10/9 School Closed


10/10 School Closed, Staff Professional Development Day

6:00 PM Olympic Night


10/11 Virtus Training Session 5-7PM St. Margaret's Church


10/13 PTA Pizza Day


10/31 Halloween Parade 12:45 PM


11/1 All Saints Day Mass 9:00 AM (No first Friday mass on 11/3)


**11/10 PTA Pocketbook Bingo**


To view all upcoming events on the SCS Calendar, please click here: http://www.stcatharineschool.net/scsl/Calendar/

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