Claver Chronicles

Sharing the Good News about St. Peter Claver Catholic School

October 31, 2022

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NOVEMBER CALENDAR

11/01 - All Saints' Day - Mass @ 9am

11/03 - Early Release @ 12:15pm - Faculty & Staff PD

11/04 - End of Trimester 1

11/11 - Parent-Teacher Conferences (no school for students)

11/18 - Welcome Opera Tampa!

11/21 - 11/25 - Thanksgiving Holiday

11/28 - Classes Resume

CLICK HERE to Sign-Up for Parent-Teacher Conferences

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 7:30am - 4:00pm

CELEBRATING ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS DAY

All Saints' Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. All Souls' Day, is observed on November 2, and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven. It is also known as "El Dia des los Muertos" or "day of the dead" in the Spanish culture.


All Saints' Day observances focuses on known saints (like our patron saint, St. Peter Claver) as well as the unknown saints. It is a day to venerate all the holy men and women who have been canonized by the Church. All Saints' Day is also commemorated by members of the Eastern Orthodox Church as well as some protestant churches, such as Lutheran and Anglican churches. (Reference: Catholic Online)

JOIN US FOR MASS TUESDAY @ 9AM

Parents are welcome to join us for All Saints' Day School Mass on Tuesday, November 1st at 9am. Fr. Hugh will be the celebrant as Fr. Seran is out of the country visiting his family.

HURRICANE IAN SUPPLY DRIVE

SPCCS is joining Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg in collecting items for Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice over the next two weeks from October 24 - November 4. We are asking for the following items (only):
  • Bottled water, canned juices, sports drinks
  • Baby items - baby food, formula, diapers, wipes
  • Clothing - NEW and unopened socks and undergarments

Families who donate will receive ONE service hour credit. Thank you for your act of kindness and love for our neighbors! ❤️

FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS

Families are expected to keep current with tuition and fees owed to the school. Families who have not selected the monthly plan in the FACTS Family Portal, have an option to make a payment in the School Office via credit card, cash or valid check.


The technology fee has been extended and will be billed to all FACTS accounts on November 1st and payments are due on or before December 16.


Click here to login to your FACTS Family Portal: https://logins2.renweb.com/logins/ParentsWeb-Login.aspx

District Code is: SPC-FL


Contact us in the School Office if you need assistance with your login credentials for FACTS. We greatly appreciate your attention to this important school business matter.

SCHOOL UNIFORM CLARIFICATIONS

Please be sure to monitor your student's uniform before they leave home and arrive to school.

  • Hoodies, Hoodies with pockets, Hoodies/Outerwear with logos and colors are not approved school uniform apparel. Students should not wear these to school.
  • Long sleeves under the short sleeve polo shirts are not in compliance with the uniform dress code.
  • All black or all white sneakers (no boots or mult-colored shoes).
  • Shirt-tails must be tucked in while on campus.
  • Belts must be worn if wearing pants (navy, blue, black, grey).
  • Leggings/tights may be worn under plaid skirts ONLY during cold weather days.
  • PE uniforms should be worn to school on the scheduled PE day only.
  • All students wear the light blue polo shirt with appropriate uniform bottoms on Wednesdays for Mass; unless PE is scheduled. All polo shirts must have the official school logo and should only be purchased from Risse Brothers.
  • Please review the Uniform Guidelines for girls and boys below.
School Uniform Guidelines for Girls

Click here for the uniform requirements for girls in Preschool through 8th Grade.

School Uniform Guidelines for Boys

Click here to see the uniform requirements for boys in Preschool through 8th Grade.

CARLINE SAFETY

SPCCS uses the VOSRI dismissal system for afternoon dismissal. This system will ensure a safe, orderly and timely pick-up without having to leave your vehicles. When you arrive, dismissal staff will take your name and then release the student from the VOSRI system. The classroom teacher will dismiss the student to the carline. Please be mindful of others as you enter and exit the parking lot during arrival and dismissal and refrain from extended conversations with faculty/staff. Enter/exit the parking lot with caution and care and keep all music lowered as you wait. We appreciate your cooperation and support regarding this matter.

NOVEMBER LUNCH MENU

Rental & Move-in Assistance Program (RMAP)

The City of Tampa’s Rental and Move-in Assistance Program (RMAP) provides residents with financial assistance that may include but is not limited to security deposits, first and last month’s rent, and/or an ongoing monthly rental subsidy. This is a gap assistance program intended to provide relief to renters across our city who are facing financial hardship due to rent increases. For new move-ins, participants must apply, qualify, and be approved for the unit without the use of this assistance. For residents in a current lease, participants cannot have a past due balance on their rental account.

Awarded financial assistance will be determined per household.


Click here for link to the webpage:

https://www.tampa.gov/news/rental-and-move-assistance-program-rmap-92771
SCHOOL WEBSITE

Click here for school updates, information, access to FACTS Family Portal and more!

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