Monday Memo

We Are Family - October 4, 2021

Dear Parents,

As you may have heard on the news, lunch programs around the country are having difficulty obtaining enough products resulting in changes to their menu. Ms. Trump, our cafeteria manager, has done an amazing job working with our suppliers to ensure that we have not felt the effects of these shortages. At most, we have had some changes to the published breakfast items. This morning we served triple berry French toast instead of the scheduled mini-pancakes. On Wednesday, we will serve chicken tenders instead of the scheduled macaroni and beef. At this time, these are the only changes to the menu we are aware of in the next two weeks. As changes are made to the lunch menu, I will let you know.

We are looking forward to parent conferences next week. Please double check your sign-up confirmation. Some parents have signed up for the wrong teachers. You are able to edit your sign-up and correct any errors. Please let me know if you need assistance.

Lastly, we are looking forward to our pet blessing on Friday in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi's feast day. You can bring your pet (on a leash, in a harness, in a carrier) to our parking lot on Friday morning by 8:30 AM and remain in your vehicles. After arrival is complete, we will gather in the north parking lot for a blessing of the animals by Father Rob. It is always a fun event!

Have a great week Spartans!

God bless,

Janet Abdoulaye, Principal

Events This Week

Wednesday, October 6th

  • We Are Family Shirts w/ Uniform bottoms or jeans
  • Dismissal at 2:50 PM

Thursday, October 7th

  • School Mass, led by 2nd grade. Livestream available on our YouTube Channel.
  • Living Rosary at 2:00 PM in the Church

Friday, October 8th

  • Spiritwear for students
  • Pet Blessing in north parking lot - 8:35 AM. Please remain in your cars until arrival is finished.

Upcoming Events: Mark Your Calendars

  • October 13th and 14th - Parent/Teacher Conferences w/1:00 dismissal
  • October 15th - 1:20 PM Dismissal
  • November 6th - Jamboree and Chili Cookoff. More info to come on the return of this exciting event!
  • November 10th - Picture Makeup Day
  • December 9th - K-4 Christmas Show (tentative)

Around Our School

To expand more on how science used technology other than computers, 5th graders made their own prosthetic limb. Then, they explained how they made their prosthetic limb and what it would be used for to their classmates.
Our Art Club was hard at work last week leaving inspirational messages outside for their fellow Spartans!

Teacher Luncheon: Parent-Teacher Conferences

Our CIA: Community In Action Parent Group would like to provide lunch for our teachers and staff during parent-teacher conferences on October 13th. The luncheon will be a walking taco bar so that teachers and grab a quick meal between conferences. For more details and to sign up, please visit

Plainfield Red Pride Girls Basketball Tryouts

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Girls in grades 2nd - 8th grade, who are registered at any Plainfield school (including Saint Susanna) are invited to join the IGHL Girls Basketball League. Tryouts will be held next week. For more information, see the flyer above and register at

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Parent / Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 13th and 14th from 1-6 PM. Please sign up for a conference with your children's homeroom teachers. At this time, we plan to offer in-person OR online video conferences, whichever best suit your needs. Depending on the situation with COVID in October, these may move entirely online. When signing up for conferences, please indicate if you would prefer an online conference.

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Girls Basketball - Home Games

Come support our girls basketball teams at their remaining home games!

  • 4th Grade: October 7th at 6:15 PM, November 3rd at 6:15 PM
  • 5/6 Girls: October 7th at 7:15 PM

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.