SCS Happenings: October 4, 2021

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another...

Dear Parents/Guardians:


Thank you to all who have completed the Facts re-enrollment/enrollment process. If you have yet to complete this process, please do so ASAP, thank you.


Progress reports will be issued tomorrow, Tuesday, October 4th. Teacher conferences begin this week. If you missed the registration period, please contact the teacher personally for a time.


Retake Pictures and Class Photos will be taken this Wednesday, October 6th. Students are to wear their blues for pictures because CLASS photos will be taken. If they have gym, they may change after their pictures are taken. Thank you.


Thank you for all you do today, tomorrow, and always. Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.


Air high fives to all,

Mrs. Marcella Kraycik

Confirmation Update

Our Confirmation Day is fast approaching. Please be aware of the following information:



  • Please complete the 2021 Confirmation Information Google Form no later than Sunday, October 10. https://forms.gle/M76nKwtwLT5dDr656
  • Students will receive red robes to be worn. Dress clothes required. No shorts, jeans, or sneakers. Please take your robe out of the bag and hang it. You may use a steamer to remove wrinkles. PLEASE do not use an iron. Home-school students will receive their robe at the retreat. Robes will be collected from PREP students after Confirmation. SCS School students will keep their robes for future use.
  • The Confirmation Retreat is Saturday, October 23 beginning with Mass at 4:30 pm and ending at 8:00 pm. Students should sit with their family for Mass and proceed to the Social Hall after Mass. Pizza and drinks will be served for dinner. In-person and homeschool students should attend. Masks will be required for the retreat and social distancing will be observed.
  • PRACTICE is Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm in the Church for students and sponsors. If the sponsor cannot attend practice there needs to be another adult to stand in their place. All students are expected to be in attendance.
  • Confirmation day is Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Students and Sponsors are to be in their assigned seats NO LATER than 4:15 pm.


Thank you for all you do. Please contact Mrs. Zambito (mzambito@scsreading.org) with any questions.

Come Holy Spirit

Car Line Gentle Reminders


  • Cars may enter the lot after 3:00 pm.
  • Please have your number clearly visible to our staff, thank you.
  • Please do not double park on 24th Street or Fairview Avenue. This prohibits the buses from progressing towards 23rd street, which delays children getting home at their scheduled time.
  • Please proceed up "the scary hill" with caution and out 23rd street at the lower exit.

FALL Conferences (Grades 1st thru 8th) & Progress Reports

Progress Reports will be issued Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Parents are to sign and return, thank you.


Conferences will be held from Wednesday, October 6th thru Friday, October 15th. If you did not signup for a conference during the registration time, please contact your teacher personally for a time.


If you would need a conference with the Special Teachers (Spanish, Computers, Art, Music, Gym) please contact the teacher directly.

Monday, November 1, 2021 HSO Meeting - In the school Cafeteria at 6:30pm.

All SCS Families are invited to our HSO Meeting. We would love to meet you and have you join us in all the FUN Activities we do for our students and families.

HSO Panera Night has been postponed

Due to limited hours at Panera, we were asked to postpone our Panera Night. More details will follow.

HSO Wawa Fundraiser

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

Great for busy nights with sports, lunch for work, a hike to watch the leaves change and a quick stop during a road trip! Order a stack of coupons and have them ready for your next adventure!

6” Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4.00 each

(Retail value of $4.59, savings of $0.59 per hoagie!!)


see form below for ordering

2021 Wildcat Walk-A-Thon Info

Register to Walk in this year’s 2021 Wildcat Walk-A-Thon ...


Easy as 1, 2, 3!


See Special Edition Walk-a-Thon smore: https://www.smore.com/0u9ws


THANK YOU for supporting our school. We truly couldn’t do it without you!

Your student's pictures are in & picture retake information


ST CATHARINE OF SIENA SCHOOL
Event Code: FE154521
Secure access code distributed by school

YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!

Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,
and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!
Click on the button below to get started.

VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE
https://shop.jostenspix.com

PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?
FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE154521


Picture retake/class group photo day is Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Please have your students wear their school uniforms for pictures. If they have gym on Wednesday, they may bring their gym uniform to change into after pictures. 8th graders have special instructions to wear their formal winter uniforms under their graduation gowns.


NO MONEY OR FORMS ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME.

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INFORMATION ON

VIEWING AND PURCHASING PICTURES.

SCS SPIRITWEAR

Please check out this link shopsneakervilla.com from Sneaker Villa for some SCS Spiritwear.

October Lunch Menu

AFTERCARE Signups

This Signup Genius is for 2021-2022 this school year. Please check the directions on the signup genius.



https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45AFAF2DA7FF2-aftercare

MANY FAMILIES HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE ENROLLMENT DOCUMENTS ON FACTS SIS

If you not completed the FACTS SIS ENROLLMENT PACKET, please do so IMMEDIATELY. All of our beginning of the year documents are in the packet.


Our district code is SCS-PA


Once you set up your FAMILY PORTAL you will be instructed to fill out the ENROLLMENT Packet which are the forms that we send home each year to be filled out on paper. Most of the forms will be processed electronically this year


PLEASE COMPLETE ASAP

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A Note from the Safe Environment Office

We look with hope to the next school year and want to be prepared for the day when volunteers will be welcomed into the school. As you know, several years ago the Diocese of Allentown began requiring clearances for all volunteers ages 18 and older. Several of these clearances are only valid for 5 years. These include the Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check (PATCH), Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprints, and Mandated Reporter Certification.

Many volunteers from St. Catharine’s School/Parish have clearances that have already expired or will expire soon. I encourage you to be proactive in renewing your clearances so you are prepared for the day when our school/parish events are fully open.

Please contact Marci Zambito at mzambito@scsreading.org if you are unsure of the status of your clearances or are in need of a payment code for FBI fingerprints. Directives for all clearances can be found at www.scsyouth.weebly.com under the Safe Environment tab.

Thank you!


The new SCRIP Program Year began on May 1st and ends on April 30, 2022

In order to keep tuition cost low and to provide subsidy to our school, we have implemented a mandatory fundraising program called SCRIP. If you do not participate in the program, the Scrip Fee will be added to your FACTS account.


If you have any questions, please email Cristina Schmehl, our Scrip Coordinator at scripprogramscs@gmail.com.


Please see attached documents for:


  • Scrip Program Packet
  • Scrip Order Form
  • Great Lakes Ordering dates for the SUMMER OF 2021

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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CYO NEWS: CYO Basketball is NOW Open!




CYO Basketball registration is open!


CYO basketball is offered for all boys and girls in grades 3 - 8. Please use the link below to sign up. More information regarding the season to follow.


https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/286547

From Nicky Smith, Director of Admissions at Berks Catholic High School

Please take a few minutes to learn about Berks Catholic High School.

We are committed to working with all families who want a faith-based education for their children.

Thank you for choosing Catholic Education.
Nicky Smith
Director of Admissions

https://www.berkscatholicopenhouse.org/

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Box Tops for Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.


You can still clip them and send them to school. Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home, to SCS.


Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

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