SCS Happenings: July 30, 2022

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another...

Dear Parents/Guardians:


Happy summer! I hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying summer with family and friends.


We are a few weeks away from the beginning of the school year. The faculty and staff are excited about the journey and have been preparing by participating in webinars, conferences, workshops, continued education classes, and other various professional training.


There are a few calendar dates you should be aware of as we approach the start of another wonderful school year. Our annual SCS Summer Social is scheduled for August 17, 2022, from 10 am-12 noon. It promises to be a fun time reacquainting with friends and enjoying some Chick-fil-A and ice cream!


Be sure to scroll through the entire newsletter for valuable information.


Thank you for all you do, Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.


Mrs. Marcella Kraycik

The School Office Hours

The School Office will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am until 1pm during the following weeks:

  • August 1st
  • August 8th
  • August 15th

Other times are available but please call first.


The Office will be CLOSED the Week of August 22nd.

The 2021-2022 Yearbooks have arrived. You may pick up your yearbook at the school office any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9 and Noon, except the week of August 22nd.

Your 2021-2022 FACTS account will be charged the $20 Yearbook Fee. (The fee of $20 for 8th Grade came out of your Graduation Fee)

Our Annual Summer Social and Uniform Corner - Wednesday, August 17th from 10am until Noon

SUMMER SOCIAL/OUTDOOR UNIFORM CORNER EVENT

Wednesday, Aug. 17th, 10am-12pm

2330 Perkiomen Avenue

Mount Penn, PA

More Information

  • Outdoor Uniform Corner
  • HSO sponsored Chick-fil-A
  • Ice Cream Truck

Important Dates


  • August 17, 2022: PreK and Kindergarten Orientation
  • August 17, 2022: SCS Summer Social (uniform corner, ice cream, and Chick-Fil-A)
  • August 29, 2022: First day (Grades 5-8; K-4 do NOT report)
  • August 30, 2022: First day (Grades K-4; 5-8 do NOT report)
  • August 31, 2022: Grades K-8 report
  • September 1: Grades K-8 report
  • September 2: Labor Day Weekend, no school
  • September 5: Labor Day Holiday, no school
  • September 6: Welcome PreK! Back to School Night
  • Back to School Night: 9/6/2022

    • Three sessions

      • 6:00-7:00, Session 1: Middle School, 10-minute switches

      • 7:00-7:20, Session 2: 8th Grade meeting (mandated for 8th Grade parents in 8th Grade HR), Grades PreK-5

      • 7:25-7:45, Session 3: Grades PreK-5

HSO Wawa Fundraiser

St. Catharine’s HSO is sponsoring a Wawa Hoagie Fundraiser!

Great idea for a road trip, hike, picnic, or the next sporting event this summer! Order a stack of coupons and have them ready for your next adventure!


6” Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4.50 each

(Retail value of $5.00, savings of $0.50 per hoagie during Hoagiefest!!)


see form below for ordering

Saint Catharine of Siena School Uniform Code

Uniforms / Dress Code

  • From the beginning of school until the first Monday in November and from the first Monday in April until the end of the school year, students have the option of wearing the Spring/Summer Uniform.


  • From the first Monday in November until the first Monday in April, students are required to wear the Fall/Winter Uniform.


Flynn & O’Hara Uniforms or McGinn School Apparel are the distributors for our school uniform.

Sneaker Villa is the distributor for the gym uniform.

Please put your child’s name on all pieces of clothing.

Pre-K and Kindergarten wear the Gym Uniform throughout the school year. (See Gym Uniform below.)


BOYS: GRADES 1 – 8


Fall/Winter Uniform

  • Dress navy blue uniform slacks (worn at the waist)

  • Belt – Black, navy, or dark brown leather

  • Navy blue V-neck sweater vest with school insignia

  • Light blue long-sleeved oxford shirt

  • Navy blue tie

  • Navy blue or white socks (must cover the ankle)

  • Shoes: Grades 1 – 8 (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with a gym uniform


Spring/ Summer Uniform

  • Dress navy blue uniform slacks or uniform shorts

  • Belt – Black, navy, or dark brown leather

  • Light blue short-sleeved golf shirt with school insignia

  • Navy blue or white socks (must cover the ankle)

  • Shoes: Grades 1 – 8 (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform


GIRLS: GRADES 1 – 4

Fall/Winter Uniform

  • Dress navy blue uniform slacks (worn at the waist)

  • Blue plaid jumper (the length - not more than 2 inches above the knees) with school insignia patch

  • Light blue long-sleeved uniform blouse (rounded collar)

  • Navy blue V-neck cardigan sweater, or round collar neck sweater with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks or tights

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform



Spring/Summer Uniform

  • Dress navy blue one-panel uniform skort (not more than 2 inches above the knees)

  • Option: Blue plaid jumper with light blue short-sleeved blouse (rounded collar)

  • Light blue short-sleeved golf shirt with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform


GIRLS: GRADE 5 Depending on your child’s growth during this transitional academic year, your grade five students may wear either the primary school jumper or the middle school two-panel uniform skort for the fall/winter uniform.


Fall/Winter Uniform

  • Dress navy blue uniform slacks (worn at the waist)

  • Blue plaid jumper (the length - not more than 2 inches above the knees) with school insignia patch

  • Light blue long-sleeved uniform blouse (rounded collar)

  • Navy blue V-neck cardigan sweater, or round collar neck sweater with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks or tights

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform

OR

  • Navy blue two-panel uniform skort (not more than 2 inches above the knees)

  • Blue Plaid skirt

  • A light blue long-sleeved button-down collar blouse

  • Navy blue V-neck cardigan sweater with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks or tights

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform


Spring/Summer Uniform

  • Dress navy blue one-panel uniform skort (not more than 2 inches above the knees)

  • Option: Blue plaid jumper with light blue short-sleeved blouse (rounded collar)

  • Light blue short-sleeved golf shirt with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with an SCS gym uniform



GIRLS: GRADES 6 – 8


Fall/Winter Uniform

  • Navy blue two-panel uniform skort (not more than 2 inches above the knees)

  • Blue Plaid skirt

  • A light blue long-sleeved button-down collar blouse

  • Navy blue V-neck cardigan sweater with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks or tights

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with a gym uniform


Spring/ Summer Uniform

  • Navy blue two-panel uniform skort (not more than 2 inches above the knees)

  • Blue Plaid skirt

  • Light blue short-sleeved golf shirt with school insignia

  • Navy blue knee socks

  • Shoes: (See pictures below and flyer)

  • Sneakers are only to be worn with a gym uniform



Spring/Summer Uniform

  • Black regulation gym shorts – with school insignia

  • Red regulation (cotton or moisture-wicking) T-shirt – with school insignia

  • White socks – must cover the ankle

  • “Modestly styled or simple” white, grey, blue, or black sneakers with white or black laces (No light-up sneakers or high-tops)

  • **Pre-K is encouraged to wear Velcro straps instead of laces.


Fall/Winter Uniform

  • Black sweatpants (Grades Pre-K – 5) – with school insignia

  • Black warm-up pants (Grades 6 – 8) with school insignia

  • Red sweatshirt (Grades Pre-K – 5) – with school insignia

  • Black jacket (Grade 6 – 8) – with school insignia

  • Black regulation gym shorts – with school insignia

  • Red regulation (cotton or moisture-wicking) T-shirt – with school insignia

  • “Modestly styled or simple” white, grey, blue, or black sneakers with white or black laces (No light-up sneakers or high-tops)

  • White socks – must cover the ankle

School Shoes may be purchased at any store

Scrip Accounts - is a MANDATORY PROGRAM for all Families. This Program keeps the Tuition Costs down. If you chose not to participate or do not participate, the BUYOUT cost of $400 for PreK(5day) - 8th or $200 for PreK(3 Days or 5 Half Day) will be applied to your account.

TO CHECK YOUR BALANCE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR - Please go to our website scsreadingschool.org ...CLICK on 3 lines upper left hand corner...CLICK on For our Families...CLICK on Scrip Tracking and follow the directions to either Setup a new account or go onto your account to view the amount of Credit you currently have for the 2022-2023 School Year.


When buying ONLINE through RaiseRight (formerly Shop with Scrip) - always remember that you get half the amount of credit that is displayed. (1/2 goes to Tuition Account and 1/2 goes to the Subsidy that is given for each child in the School)


  • The total credit amount needed is $125.00.
  • If you do not purchase any SCRIP, $400 will be added to your FACTS account.
  • If you have some credit but not the full amount, the amount of your credit will be taken from the $400 BUY-OUT and that amount will be added to your FACTS account. Example ($400 - $85 credit = $315).
  • If you have a credit of $125 or higher, that amount will be credited to next year's tuition.
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PA Health Department Requirements for School Age Children by Grade

The PA Department of Health require physical and dental exams depending on your child's grade. Attached please find letters pertaining to the following grades:



  • Pre-K to Kindergarten
  • Second to Third
  • Fifth to Sixth
  • Sixth to Seventh

Cafeteria Low Balance Notices

We are switching to an Email Notification for Low Balances on Cafeteria Accounts. Please see examples below for the the Email Notification and the Letter.
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Does Your Child have a Spot on the Bus?



If your form was misplaced or you did not send yours in, please email Mrs. D'Achille at mdachille@scsreading.org

School Store...New Fundraising Program

When your school's families and friends shop at their favorite online stores through SchoolStore.com, everybody wins! Online retail sales are approaching $200 billion this year, and 80% of all Americans are online. Now is the time to earning money for SCS with no extra cost to you.

SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like Walmart, Kohls, Sears, Disney Store, Family Book Store, and Barnes & Noble participate.

Customers help your school by making everyday purchases from the nation's top online merchants...with NO COST and NO RISK for your school. Click on the link for more information.


Please be on the lookout for SchoolStore.com informational packets coming home with your students this week!


https://www.schoolstore.net
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Cross Country

Cross country registration now open!

Please use the following link to sign up for cross country and receive schedule updates over the summer:

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/322612

Cross country is open to all students from kindergarten through eighth grade, practices will begin mid to late August. COACHES ARE NEEDED.

Volleyball

Girls volleyball registration now open!

Volleyball registration for girls in grades 5-8 is now open. Registration can be completed in Teamsnap by clicking on the link below. Practices will begin in early August. If you have questions about the upcoming season, contact Keith Lawlor by email at ksclawlor@me.com or call or text 267-879-7220.

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/327607

Berks Catholic Junior High Sports Registration

Berks Catholic High School Junior High Sports Registration for the following sports:


  • Girls Soccer(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2022
  • Boys Soccer(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2022
  • Field Hockey(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2022
  • Football(Fall) need minimum 20 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2022
  • Cheerleading(Fall) need minimum 8 for a squad REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2022
  • Girls Basketball(Winter) need minimum 12 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 11/1/2022
  • Boys Basketball(Winter) need minimum 12 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 11/1/2022
  • Wrestling(Winter) need minimum 12 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 11/1/2022
  • Baseball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/1/2023
  • Softball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/1/2023



*Junior High Football is for Students in Grades 8 and 9

Saint Catharine of Siena is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Saint Catharine of Siena is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.


Do you know of someone or are you looking to return to the classroom after being home on family leave? Looking to return to the classroom from retirement? Then Saint Catharine of Siena is the place for you! Join our excellent team of faith-filled, dedicated, and professional educators.


Saint Catharine of Siena is accepting applications for:

● Part-Time/ Full Time Contracted Special Education Teacher

● Full-Time Contracted Teachers

  • Classroom Substitutes

  • Classroom Aides

Please send resume, all clearances, references, and certifications to Mkraycik@scsreading.org or

mail to 2330 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading PA 19606

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