Monday Memo

We Are Family - November 8, 2021

Dear Parents,

Saturday night's Jamboree was so much fun! Many thanks to all of our ticket sellers, dessert bakers, cornbread fixers, chili cookers, volunteers and attendees. Special thanks to the committee that pulled this together including Gaytanna McGuire who chaired the event again this year. Pony rides from City Ranch was a fun addition to this year's event as well. I look forward to this evening every year!

This is a busy week as we prepare for two events on Thursday: our annual All Souls Mass and Procession at 8:45 AM and our Veterans Day Program at 2:00 PM. Both will be held in the church and all are welcome to join us. Both programs will also be available on our YouTube channel's livestream.

Picture makeup day is Wednesday, November 10th. Students who are getting pictures retaken may dress out of uniform that day.

Have a great week Spartans!

God bless,

Janet Abdoulaye, Principal

Events This Week

Wednesday, November 10th

  • REGULAR Uniform
  • Picture makeup day (may dress out of uniform for pictures)
  • Dismissal at 2:50 PM

Thursday, November 11th

  • All school mass for All Souls Day hosted by 2nd grade. Livestream available on our YouTube channel
  • Veterans Day Program at 2:00 PM in church

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

  • November 15th - Diabetes Awareness Day
  • December 9th - K-4 Christmas Show

Wanted: Library Book Returns!

Overdue notices will go home later this week - please remind your students to return books they are finished with and/or ask Mrs. Authenreith to renew ones they are still reading.

Jamboree Photo Roundup

School Picture Retake Information

School picture retake day is Wednesday, November 10th, in the morning.

If you missed photos altogether, you may order photos here.

Retake Day FAQ's

Q. Does my student need to bring anything with them if they missed the first picture day?

A. No, they just come to the photographer with their best smile!

Q. We received our photos, but would like to do a retake. What does my student need to have with them for a retake?

A. They must have their original packet with ALL contents inside, even if they did not purchase a package. The photographer needs this packet, or we will be unable to do the retake.

Q. I did not purchase a package, can I still have my student retake their photo?

A. Yes, your student will need to bring their original packet, with the proof inside. Please also include $5 for the retake fee. The photographer needs the packet, or we will be unable to do the retake.

If you have any additional questions regarding Retake Day on Wednesday, November 10th, please contact us here:


Diabetes Awareness Day - November 15th

Monday, November 15th is Saint Susanna's Diabetes Awareness Day. For a minimum $1 donation to Strike Out Type 1 Diabetes, a 501c3 Foundation in Hendricks County, students may have a dress down day and wear BLUE or a BASEBALL themed shirt with jeans or uniform bottoms in honor of National Diabetes Awareness month. Mrs. Morgan will visit each of the classes and talk living with diabetes to raise awareness.

November Food Drive - St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Food Drive

Each November, we hold a food drive to benefit the St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Food Pantry here in the west deanery of the Archdiocese. This year's drive will be held from November 15th - 19th.

They have requested the following items this year:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Dish Soap
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Crackers
  • Canned Chicken
  • Pancake Mix and Syrup
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Fruit Cocktail
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges

Thanksgiving Holidays

Saint Susanna Catholic School will have a 1:20 PM dismissal on Tuesday, November 22nd and will be closed on Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Vaccination Clinic - Hendricks County Health Department

Many routine doctor's visits and vaccinations were put on hold over the last year as we all dealt with the impact COVID had on our health care system. Many of our students are behind on their routine vaccinations that keep them safe from hepatitis, meningitis, pertussis, chickenpox, and more. The clinic offered on November 30th by the Hendricks County Health department is a great way to get your student caught up on required vaccinations.
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School Counselor

I am happy to announce that Saint Susanna has a school counselor available for our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ms. Katie Evans comes to us from Catholic Charities. She is a licensed clinical social worker / therapist. 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. Ms. Evans 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 Ms. Evans by teachers or the principal for a one-time visit. After that, parents must complete an 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 Ms. Evans directly at

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:

  • Stay tuned....

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.