SCS Happenings: April 29, 2021

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another...

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It is hard to believe we are approaching May next week! WOW! Please read the newsletter in its entirety...there is a lot of new information, thank you.

The next few weeks are sure to come and go at lightning speed. Before you know it, summer vacation will be here.

Important dates to remember for May:

  • May 1, 2021: First Holy Communion, 10 am.
  • May 13, 2021: Ascension Thursday
  • May 17, 2021: Kindergarten Readiness Testing, current Kindergarteners enjoy your day off!
  • May 21, 2021: Early Dismissal, K-8 12 noon
  • May 24-June 3, 2021: Final Examinations
  • May 31, 2021: Memorial Day Holiday, no school

Saint Catharine of Siena's last week of school has been edited to the following schedule:

  • June 7, 2021: Early Dismissal, PreK 11:30/K-8 12 noon

  • June 8, 2021: Closing exercises, 11 am dismissal. Carline will begin at 11:00. Please do not enter the school lot until 11:00 am.

Please be sure to monitor your student's Google Classroom and Option C. Remember to reach out to your student's teacher if you ever have questions or concerns regarding your student's progress.

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

This Year's SCRIP Program ends Friday, April 30th

As per the letter sent in February, any family that does not make their quota, the difference between the Buy-Out of $400 and your credit earned will need to be paid by May 10th or it will be charged to your FACTS account on May 11th.


  • PreK - Dismissal will be at 11:20 AM
  • Grades K thru 8th - Dismissal will be at 12NOON
  • DO NOT enter the Parking Lot until NOON.
  • We will not have AFTERCARE

Thank you.

Pay it Forward Day

We are celebrating by launching our 4th Annual PAY IT FORWARD campaign.

1) enter to win fabulous prizes (lots of gift ideas for Mother’s Day!!)
2) every raffle ticket enters you to win one of FIVE family style dinner deliveries from Vincenzo’s Restaurant
3) try your luck at a mystery prize! ONE of the mystery prizes is a collection of over $500 worth of gift cards to local retailers! Good luck!!

Yearbook Orders are due this Sunday, May 2nd

Now is the time to order your child their 2020-2021 Yearbook.

If you would like to order a yearbook, please use this signup genius link to order your book. Your FACTS account will be charged.

***A yearbook has been set aside for the 8th Grade. DO NOT include your 8th Graders in the quantity needed for your family.**

Rita's Italian Ice HSO Fundraiser - During the week of April 26-30 from 12pm to 9pm.

Rita's Italian Ice HSO Fundraiser will be held every day this week from 12pm to 9pm. You MUST have the flyer with you. Please enter your child's teacher's name on the slip. Each child should have their own slip. Please see download below.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2021 (May 3-7)

This year more than ever, we want to thank our SCS teachers and staff who have gone above and beyond to keep students learning, engaged and safe.

For our 8th Grade Graduates: Application for the 2021 SCS Knights of Columbus Community Service Scholarship Award.

Attached is the Application for the 2021 SCS Knights of Columbus Community Service Award. Legibly prepare and submit your application to the Knights of Columbus by the Friday, May 7, 2021 deadline.

An applicant can either drop off the application at the St. Catharine of Siena Parish Center in a sealed envelope addressed to the Knights of Columbus – Community Service Award, or mail it to the address listed above. Only applications received by the deadline will be considered.

This monetary service award of $1,000 is being granted to promote both the continuance of education at Berks Catholic High School as well as award the student’s dedication to and performance of outstanding charitable service.

The $1.000 award will be granted to an 8th-grade student from St. Catharine of Siena School, public school, or home-schooled programs. To receive the cash award, the student is required to attend Berks Catholic High School in the Fall of 2021. The award will be paid directly to Berks Catholic High School reducing the award winner’s tuition balance.

The application should be legibly prepared and provide details to any and all community, church, and school service projects performed from 6th through 8th grade. The entire body of the student’s service-oriented projects will be considered; not only those from the 8th grade school year.

To be a qualified applicant, the student must have completed a minimum of 50 hours of community service (service in the community, church, and/or school) and be registered to attend Berks Catholic High School. The application must be signed by the student and a parent or guardian attesting to the accuracy of the information presented in the application.

**JUST A REMINDER ** - The commuter line does not begin until 3 pm pick-up time. DO NOT enter the lot until 3 pm**

AFTERCARE Signups for the rest of this school year.

This Signup Genius is for the rest of this school year. Please check the directions on the signup genius if you need aftercare every day that your child attends school.

Gentle Reminder: Nut free packed lunches, please.

We encourage the packing of nut-free lunches this year. Due to COVID restrictions, the students are eating in various places around our campus. They are dining either in classrooms, the cafeteria, or alfresco if weather permits.

A nut-free table is not available this year. Therefore, we are asking that nut-free lunches and snacks be brought to school this year. We thank you for your support and your respectful cooperation in this matter.

School Store...New Fundraising Program

When your school's families and friends shop at their favorite online stores through, 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. 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 informational packets coming home with your students this week!
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CYO Spring Sports

CYO Spring Sports have begun!

Please contact Cristina Schmehl ( or Keith Lawlor ( with any questions.

Join us for the 19th annual CYO golf tournament and lunch on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Reading Country Club. Please see the flyer for details.

CYO Executive Board

Monsignor Edward Domin, Pastor

Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal

From Mrs. Miller, the School Nurse

Dear SCS Parents and Guardians,

Please continue to keep your child home and notify me or Mrs. Kraycik if

  • Your child or anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of illness (Please see attached list)

  • Anyone in your household is awaiting results of a Covid-19 test or has tested positive for Covid-19

  • Your child has been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of illness

  • Anyone in your family has been in contact with someone who is awaiting results of a Covid-19 test or has tested positive for Covid-19

We are committed to ensuring the safeguard of the health of the members of our school community, all extended family members, and the greater community. This remains our top priority.

I pray that the New Year brings peace, hope, and comfort to each of you and your families; and I thank you again for your cooperation as we move forward.

Erin Miller

SCS School Nurse

May 11, 2021 HSO Meeting - In the school Cafeteria at 6:30pm.

Berks Catholic Junior High Sports Registration

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

  • Soccer (Fall)need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Soccer(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Field Hockey(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • *Football(Fall) need minimum 20 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Cheerleading(Fall) need minimum 8 for a squad REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Baseball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/7/2021
  • Softball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/7/2021

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

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


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

Wawa Fundraiser

We have a limited number of Wawa Hoagie Certificates left from our Summer Fundraiser.

These certificates would make great Easter Basket Stuffers.

See form below.

Scrip Volunteers Needed for the 3rd Sunday

We are looking for a volunteer to sell SCRIP for the 3rd Sunday of every month, 1st shift (7:15am - 10:15a.m). If you are looking to volunteer, but your time is limited, this is a great option! You will sell 12x a year, and if you need a sub for a month off or want to switch a shift during any month, simply reach out to the other sellers!

Please contact Cristina Schmehl at

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 have any questions, please email Cristina Schmehl, our Scrip Coordinator at

Please see attached documents for:

  • Scrip Program Packet
  • Scrip Order Form
  • Great Lakes Ordering dates for the 2020-2021 School Year.
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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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