One Body in Christ - February 27, 2023
The Spring Gala is this weekend! The auction committee is looking for help setting up and runners to retrieve items at the end of the event. Please consider donating some time to this worthy cause, even if you are not attending at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044aa9ab2ca0ff2-gala?fbclid=IwAR1-7P9NY9OH6tUWmJ3ONQ7FmYVIbKc3WDqbNSvQt9H2nSmsj96t85rUjX8#/
It's time to order your child's 2022-23 Yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 and can be ordered online: St. Susanna Yearbooks - ORDER HERE If you need to pay by cash or check, please contact the office for an order form to be sent home with your student. ORDER DEADLINE: March 17 (late orders cannot be guaranteed a yearbook).
We will have a spring spirit wear sale starting Monday, March 13th. This will be an opportunity to buy shirts, sweatshirts, and other spirit wear for the spring and summer!
Enrollment for next year has been very strong. If you know someone who is interested in choosing Saint Susanna for their children, please encourage them to contact me asap! We are happy to provide personal tours and meetings at the parents' convenience.
This week we are celebrating reading! See more details below.
The March Menu is attached at the bottom of this newsletter.
The Parish Easter Egg Hunt has been moved to April 8th to avoid conflicts with Spring Break dates. I have added a note with this new date to the PTA Dates toward the end of the newsletter.
God bless, Janet Abdoulaye
Read Across America - Celebrating Reading
Did You Know? Just by being a student at Saint Susanna, every student is eligible for a PGTPL (Plainfield | Guilford Township Public Library) library card, regardless of where they live. Applications for a library card will be sent home this week. Please send completed applications back by March 6th. The library will create the library cards and get them to Mrs. Authenreith for distribution.
The Week's Activities
- The middle schoolers will present Book Talks each day on the morning announcements throughout this week. These are short talks that highlight a favorite book of theirs.
- Students may dress as their favorite book character on Friday, March 3rd
- Classrooms will organize D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read time) on Friday. Students should make sure they have a great book to read!
The Week Ahead...
Wednesday, March 1
- 2nd Grade Field Trip
Wednesday, March 2
- All-school mass at 8:45 AM hosted by 3P
Friday, March 3rd
- Read Across America Day - Dress as your favorite book character
- Spiritwear tops with spiritwear or uniform bottoms for students and staff
Future Events such as the mass schedule can be found here: https://saintsusannaschool.com/events?page=1
CYO Chess Club
CYO chess would like to start back again this Spring. We are looking for any student enthusiastic about playing chess. I am hoping to have our first meeting on March 5th at 5PM. If we can get interest from 5 families I will set the meeting up. Please write back to email@example.com if you would like to be a part of St Susanna's chess club. - Daniel Storey
Celebrate Lent at Saint Susanna Catholic Church
Saint Susanna has multiple opportunities to gather in prayer and celebrate Lent as a community. All of you are welcome to attend Stations of the Cross, soup suppers, and liturgical services and masses with us. Please see below for details on these opportunities.
Cardinal Ritter High School News
Cardinal Ritter Class 2027: HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR APPLICATION?
Cardinal Ritter is excited to welcome the Class of 2027 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at www.cardinalritter.org. Please contact Jamie Liston, Director of Admissions if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-9244333 ext. 426.
Meet Mrs. Turnquest, Counselor
I am happy to announce that Saint Susanna has a school counselor available for our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mrs. Mariah Turnquest comes to us from Catholic Charities. She is a master's level Licensed Social Worker. She will work with students on an individual basis, as needed. She will also teach whole class social-emotional lessons on topics such as being a good friend, bullying, and other age-appropriate topics. Mrs. Turnquest's presence in our school is made possible by utilizing a portion of our EANS grant from the federal government over the next two school years.
Students may be referred to Mrs. Turnquest by teachers or the principal for a one-time visit. After that, parents must complete a consent form for continued visits. The consent form is available at the end of the Monday Memo or in the school office. You can reach Mrs. Turnquest directly at email@example.com
The Easter Egg Hunt has been moved to April 8th to avoid conflict with Spring Break.
Safe Environment Training
The Archdiocese recently changed their safe environment training provider to Safe Parish, from the previous Safe and Sacred system. In the new system, all volunteers are monitored quarterly. As long as you have a previous background check, your background check will be monitored on an on-going basis and it will not expire after five years as it did in the previous system. All volunteers must be registered in the Safe Parish system before they can volunteer. Instructions for registering and training are in the newsletter each week (see below).
In order to volunteer in our school building during the day or attend field trips as a chaperone, you must have a current safe environment training on file with us. This requirement includes safe environment training and a basic background check through the Archdiocese. The training and background checks are good for five years from the time of completion.
To check your current expiration date, contact Mrs. Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain a new training and background check:
- Go to the website www.archindysafeparish.org
- Create an account as this is a new system. Previously the Archdiocese used a system called "Safe and Sacred."
- You will need a passcode in order to create an account. The passcode is Archindy2021
- Complete the background check for school or parish VOLUNTEER and select Saint Susanna as a recipient of your information.
- Complete the training video and questions.
Please allow up to two weeks for this process to be completed.
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.
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.
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.
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