One Body in Christ - March 13, 2023
Yearbook orders are due this Friday, March 17th.
Spirit Wear Order Forms will come home via email this week.
The Book Fair is this week, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. FAMILY NIGHT will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. All of the fun takes place in the Parish Center West, Fr. Kevin Room
Monday and Tuesday are wish list days. Your student(s) will come to the Book Fair and fill out a wish list, which will be sent home with them the same day. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday are purchasing days. Please remember all purchases now include sales tax, 7%.
The Book Fair will close at 3:00 on Friday. We still need volunteers - please consider volunteering here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aaaae2fa02-book2#/ Thank you for your support of Saint Susanna School and READING!
In Choice Scholarship News from the Office of Catholic Schools: The budget bill (HB1001) passed the Indiana House and now moves to the Senate for a vote. This bill seeks to eliminate the eight pathways currently in place as well as raise the income ceiling to 400% of the amount required for a student to qualify for the federal free or reduced-price lunch program. Currently, the income ceiling is set at 300%. As you can read here, there are Indiana Senators who are unsure about "school choice" voucher expansion. Because of this, it is important to reach out to our state senators to support the expansion of the voucher program. Please find your state senator using this link. Thank you for taking the time to let your voice be heard.
Families who anticipate qualifying for a Choice Scholarship can send me or drop off your 2022 federal tax return.
God bless, Janet Abdoulaye
The Week Ahead...
Book Fair - All Week :)
Tuesday, March 14th
- Family Night - Book Fair, 5 - 7 PM
Wednesday, March 15th
- 2:50 PM Dismissal
Thursday, March 16th
- All-school mass at 8:45 AM hosted by 1W
Friday, March 17th
- St. Patrick's Day - Students may wear green casual shirts with uniform or spirit wear bottoms.
- Spiritwear tops with spiritwear or uniform bottoms for students and staff
Future Events such as the mass schedule can be found here: https://saintsusannaschool.com/events?page=1
It's time to order your child's 2022-23 Yearbook! Yearbooks are $16 and can be ordered online: St. Susanna Yearbooks - ORDER HERE If you need to pay by cash or check, please contact the office for an order form to be sent home with your student. ORDER DEADLINE: March 17 (late orders cannot be guaranteed a yearbook).
Track and Field at Cardinal Ritter
Saint Susanna students in grades 4 - 8 are invited to join the westside Catholic schools' track team at Cardinal Ritter High School. Practices start this week, but students are welcome to join later this week or next. Interested students can contact me and I can forward names to Cardinal Ritter.
We are looking for teachers to join us next year in our elementary classes. We are experiencing great growth in enrollment and anticipate having two classrooms in grades K-4 next year. If you know any outstanding teachers who would thrive in a faith-filled atmosphere, please direct them to Mrs. Abdoulaye at email@example.com
Celebrate Lent at Saint Susanna Catholic Church
Saint Susanna has multiple opportunities to gather in prayer and celebrate Lent as a community. All of you are welcome to attend Stations of the Cross, soup suppers, and liturgical services and masses with us. Please see below for details on these opportunities.
Cardinal Ritter High School News
Cardinal Ritter Class 2027: HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR APPLICATION?
Cardinal Ritter is excited to welcome the Class of 2027 next fall! As a reminder, the Application for Admission is now available online at www.cardinalritter.org. Please contact Jamie Liston, Director of Admissions if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-9244333 ext. 426.
Meet Mrs. Turnquest, Counselor
I am happy to announce that Saint Susanna has a school counselor available for our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mrs. Mariah Turnquest comes to us from Catholic Charities. She is a master's level Licensed Social Worker. She will work with students on an individual basis, as needed. She will also teach whole class social-emotional lessons on topics such as being a good friend, bullying, and other age-appropriate topics. Mrs. Turnquest's presence in our school is made possible by utilizing a portion of our EANS grant from the federal government over the next two school years.
Students may be referred to Mrs. Turnquest by teachers or the principal for a one-time visit. After that, parents must complete a consent form for continued visits. The consent form is available at the end of the Monday Memo or in the school office. You can reach Mrs. Turnquest directly at email@example.com
The Easter Egg Hunt has been moved to April 8th to avoid conflict with Spring Break.
Safe Environment Training
The Archdiocese recently changed their safe environment training provider to Safe Parish, from the previous Safe and Sacred system. In the new system, all volunteers are monitored quarterly. As long as you have a previous background check, your background check will be monitored on an on-going basis and it will not expire after five years as it did in the previous system. All volunteers must be registered in the Safe Parish system before they can volunteer. Instructions for registering and training are in the newsletter each week (see below).
In order to volunteer in our school building during the day or attend field trips as a chaperone, you must have a current safe environment training on file with us. This requirement includes safe environment training and a basic background check through the Archdiocese. The training and background checks are good for five years from the time of completion.
To check your current expiration date, contact Mrs. Carson at firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain a new training and background check:
- Go to the website www.archindysafeparish.org
- Create an account as this is a new system. Previously the Archdiocese used a system called "Safe and Sacred."
- You will need a passcode in order to create an account. The passcode is Archindy2021
- Complete the background check for school or parish VOLUNTEER and select Saint Susanna as a recipient of your information.
- Complete the training video and questions.
Please allow up to two weeks for this process to be completed.
The service hour tracking form can be found here and a copy will be sent home in the back-to-school packets. We ask that each family complete five service hours this school year. These hours can be completed during school or parish events.
Easy Fund-Raising for Saint Susanna Catholic School!
Box Tops for Education
Here’s how it works:
- Step 1: Download the new Box Tops App (iTunes or Google Play) – it’s free
- Step 2: Create a username and connect it to your child’s school
- Step 3: Scan your grocery store receipt. Items with the new Box Tops label will be automatically credited to your school
Does this mean I should stop sending in my paper Box Tops that I have already clipped? No! Continue to send those to the school!
Kroger Community Rewards
Information on the Kroger Community Rewards program can be found here on their website or under the "rewards" tab in your Kroger app. You will need to search for the exact name of our organization as SAINT SUSANNAS SCHOOL PTP . From there, you can link your Kroger card with our organization and a portion of your spending at Kroger will come to us.
St. Susanna Catholic School's mission is to provide a Christ-centered, quality education that prepares and inspires its students to excel as they progress in their scholastic careers. Based on Catholic teachings, our students and staff exemplify the value of faith, service, love, and respect in all situations and with all people.
Location: 1212 East Main Street, Plainfield, IN, USA