Saint Kateri School's Newsletter ~ June 25, 2021


Happy Summer Vacation

from our Saint Kateri School community!
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Principal Newsletter

Saint Kateri School families!

We have wrapped up the 2020-2021 school year! What an accomplishment! Our end of the year was filled with many celebrations of our students and many were in-person ~ and for that we were very blessed.

Last week we had our Kindergarten Celebration and our Preschool Three and Preschool Four Moving-Up Celebrations. It was exciting to see the many families attending to celebrate with us all they have learned and accomplished during this year! They did a great job with their songs and poems and we congratulate them on a job well done. Thank you to all the Teachers and Assistants that worked so hard to keep our preschoolers safe while they were learning and playing in the classroom.

Congratulations to our 5th graders who are now moving up into Middle School! I am tremendously proud of all of them. Along with the 5th grade students we have a few families that are moving to alumni status as well: Csaba and Wendy Budi, Steve and Jennifer Fullone, Alexander and Meroslava Levchuk, Michael and Tia Lum, Natal and Carrie Pellegrino, Zenovia D'Arienzo (Singletary) and Mark and Magda Wnuk. Thank you for your support and know you will always be a part of the SKS family! Godspeed as you journey forward ~

As we look forward to the 2021-2022 school year ~ the link to the school survey will be open until June 30th. If you have not completed the school survey, please follow the link below! Thank you!

It is not too early to think about uniforms for next year! You will find in the newsletter an information sheet and price list for Stitchworks. They are following COVID guidelines with social distancing and limiting the number of people in the store. Appointments are needed! If you purchase online there is a coupon available. We will also be having a...


Tuesday, June 29th at 9:00am through July 2nd at 12:00pm

We will have any used uniforms that have been sent in, for sale in our Main Office foyer. This is a great time to stock up on gently used uniforms for your child for next year. First come, first served basis!

Refer a friend or family member to SKS and you both will win!

Family Ambassador Program: The Diocese of Rochester is also continuing to provide up to $500 in tuition credit for families referring new families! Please follow the link below for more details

Happy Summer everyone! While this has been a very difficult it held many blessings too. We were grateful for each day together and have learned not to take any of it for granted.

May your summer be happy and healthy ~

Mrs. Terri L. Morgan, Principal


Phone: (585) 467-8730

Saint Kateri School Summer Schedule

Summer Hours will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021:

  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

School will be closed the last two weeks of July:

  • Monday, July 19 - Friday, July 30

Juneteenth Prayer Service

We began June 18th in church with a Juneteenth Prayer Service. Thank you to Ms. Hanss and her students for all their work preparing this celebration for our school. Please enjoy the dancing and singing ~ this will get you up on your feet!

Happy Retirement Mrs. Striffolino!

"It is with great trepidation that I enter into this new phase of my life - retirement. I have been a nurse for 46 years. The last 12 years serving as a school nurse has been one of my favorite assignments. Thank you for entrusting me with your children, Many of whom I have known for 8 years of their precious lives. God bless all of you! Mrs. Olive Striffolino"
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Want to know more about Cub Scouts?

Please check out the flyer below to find out some summer opportunities to learn more about Cub Scout! Check out the pictures of a recent community service Cub Scout gathering

Upcoming Calendar Dates:


  • Week of 6/28: Report Cards will be mailed out
  • 6/30: Last day for Early Bird registration for Before/After Care


  • 7/5: School closed for the holiday
  • 7/19-7/30: School Closed to school business


  • 8/2: School reopens
  • Kindergarten Orientation (TBD)
  • Preschool Orientation (TBD)


  • First Day of School: September 8th

2021-2022 Saint Kateri School Calendar

Below is the calendar for next school year. Please note that there are mandatory, Diocesan wide half days most months to be able to provide Professional Development to our teachers and staff. K-5 students will be dismissed at 11:30am on these days. We are looking into options to be able to provide student care for the afternoon. We will send out information to families as soon as we have more to share.
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School Uniform Information


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The Parent's Association held its last meeting of the school year in person at the Newcomb Friendship Center at St. Cecilia's Church. We celebrated all that was accomplished ~ virtually each month, especially all the work that was done for our May Walk-A-Thon. Our final numbers are in and we exceeded our pledge goal of $10,000 and our Silent Basket Auction goal of $3,000. With the proceeds we are able to purchase two Smartboards for classrooms in need and additional instructional materials to supply our STREAM Lab with upgraded technology. We look forward to next year and all the possibilities for more FUN and FUNDraising!

Parent's Association Membership:

  • All SKS families are a part of the SKS Parent Association, just by being a member of our school family
  • Involvement in the P.A. benefits all of our families and students and gives us fun ways to meet new people and make new friends.
  • The 2021-2022 school year we will be returning to a Parent Co-Leader model. The Co-Leaders will meet regularly with the Principal to create the monthly agenda and follow up on any up coming events.
  • We are again asking that each classroom have two Room Parents. Room Parents will work closely with the classroom teacher on classroom needs (i.e. party planning, volunteer opportunities, etc.). They will also work closely with the Parent's Association, attending monthly meetings (or taking turns) and volunteering on an event committee (i.e. Walk-A-Thon, Beginning of the Year School Picnic, Teacher Appreciation Day, etc.).
  • More information will be coming out as the summer goes on ~

News from Faith Formation:

VBS Peace Lab: Where children discover God's way of peace!

Through learning how to resolve conflicts and figuring out ways to help others, children will learn how to be peacemakers in this VBS. The stories will lead children on an awesome adventure through the Bible, equipping them to follow Jesus as compassionate peacemakers. Engaging games, creative crafts, worship and prayer - all in a COVID -safe environment!

July 19-23, 2021

9:00 am to Noon

Pre-K 4 to Grade 6

Christ the King Campus

Sacrament Preparation ~ First Communion & Confirmation

Registration for First Reconciliation & First Communion, as well as Confirmation, for the 2021-2022 year is open. Our Diocesan policy is that sacramental preparation and celebration takes place at your home parish, and not with the school. Children in grade 2 and up can prepare to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Communion, and youth in grade 8 and up can begin the two year process to prepare for Confirmation. There are other aspects of the program that all youth complete through the parish for sacramental preparation, including but not limited to Mass attendance and parent sessions.

Please contact Jodi Schott for more information at 338-1146 or

2021-2022 Registration is well underway!


Please share your love of Saint Kateri School in the upcoming weeks as we begin our enrollment process for next school year. We have already begun to get phone calls for tours which is great BUT...

  • Reach out to family and friends who are looking for a school for their children next year
  • Post on your social media accounts
  • Share our school posts
  • Comment on local Irondequoit groups your recommendations about attending SKS
  • Recommend Saint Kateri School as part of a Google review