Parent Connection

January 19, 2022

Covid-19 At Home Test Pick Up - Today

Pick up today, Wednesday, January 19th from 3pm -4pm. Please put your family name on a piece of paper in your car window and pull up the hill toward the garage and we will run out to your car with your test.

Please note this pick up is only for DeSales student families. We received enough tests to give each current student one.


Friday, January 21st will be a Buffalo Bills Dress Down Day! Students may dress down in their Bills gear or red, white and blue. Regular uniform is always fine as well!

Go Bills! Go Knights!

Open House Volunteers Needed

On Sunday, January 30th from Noon until 2pm we will hold our Annual Open House. This is the day prospective families can come visit DeSales. We need help welcoming families and giving tours. If you can help, please consider signing up using the link below. Parents, students and alumni are invited to volunteer. Please email Mrs. Kim Knuutila with any questions at

Sign up to Volunteer

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Catholic Schools Week

We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 30th through February 5th. The CSW 2022- 2023 theme is “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.” Catholic schools have a specific purpose to form students to be good citizens of the world, love God and neighbor and enrich society with the leaven of the gospel and by example of faith.

The full schedule of activities will be coming home by the end of the week. Here is a sneak peek of the fun days our Student Council has planned:

Tropical Monday

Snooze-y Tuesday (pajamas)

Wednesday - Hilarious Hat Day

Throwback Thursday

Friday - Class Color or School Spirit Day

Our Service project for the week will be Beds for Brian. On Snooze-y Tuesday we will try to fill a pillow case with dollars (save your $ bills to help stuff the case) to benefit this great organization.

Automatic Re-Enrollment

Confirm your students registration for the 2022-2023 school-year now!

One easy step (click the link below):

For the convenience of our families, DeSales will do automatic re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school-year. The purpose of this new policy is to make it as easy as possible for our families who re-enroll each year.

The annual re-enrollment fee of $75 per student will be withdrawn from the same account as your tuition withdrawal. You will have the choice to pay the fee on February 25th or March 4th. If your family pays tuition in full, you will receive an invoice early February for your re-registration fee. After March 4th, the registration fee increases to $100 per student.

Students not returning to DeSales for the 2022-2023 school-year must notify the Business Office in writing of that intent by February 18th to avoid the automatic withdrawal of re-enrollment fees.

Part Time Preschool Changes for 2022-2023

Mrs. Chase & Mrs. Gaskill's part-time preschool programs for 3 & 4 year-olds will be changing the days they meet beginning in the Fall of 2022. The schedule for the remainder of the school-year will remain as it currently is now.

For the 2022-2023 school-year the classes will meet as follows:

3 year old Part Time Preschool (Mondays & Tuesdays; 8:30am until 11:30am)

4 year old Part Time Preschool (Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays; 8:30am until 11:30am)

As always, drop off begins at 8:00am, programming begins at 8:30am.

HSA Meeting

The next HSA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 8th at 6:30 pm in the DeSales Cafeteria. Just for attending you will be entered into a raffle for a prize and your student will earn a free dress down day!

Save the Date

The Annual HSA Bid for Quality Education, 'The Auction' will be held virtually on April 8th, 9th and 10th.

We are looking for volunteers to help with basket preparations, help with photos, monitor online activity etc. If you can help, please contact HSA President Jim Fox.

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Buy your Tickets to see Disney's Moana, Jr. Live on Stage!

DeSales Catholic School proudly presents Moana, Jr. live on stage at the Historic Palace Theatre on February 3rd, 4th & 5th! Don't miss this fantastic show!

Tickets are $10 and available for online purchase via the link below or you can purchase your tickets at the Palace Box Office Monday through Saturday from 10am - 2pm

This event is open to the public!

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to select DeSales Catholic School as your Smile charity of choice while shopping Amazon. Amazon has donated over $500 to DeSales since we joined their program. There is no cost to you as a shopper!

Thank you for supporting DeSales!

Health Office

If you need to reach the School Nurse, Renee Nye, please call (716)434-4680.

School Lunch

**Breakfast and Lunch are free for all DeSales Students until June 2022.**

The DeSales Food Service Department, under the direction of Aramark works hard to offer students a delicious and nutritious meal in a clean and inviting atmosphere. Our staff strives to provide a good value while complying with a host of nutritional guidelines and NYS and USDA regulations.


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February Break Camps & Clinics

Hang out at the Mount over February Break! We are offering a Cheerleading Clinic and a DIY Crafts camp February 22-25 #msm #msmacademy #thisismount #themount
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Performing Hearts Theater Camp

Join us this summer as we travel down the yellow brick road! Our three week program runs July 11-29 and is open to students ages 8-16. This beloved classic is sure to be an incredible experience for any young performer. Registration, along with more information is available on our website: