Parent Connection

January 5, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS DRESS DOWN DAY

Friday, January 7th 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!

Catholic Schools Week

We will celebrate Catholic Schools Week from January 30th through February 5th. The CSW 2021- 2024 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.


Stay tuned as we are planning a week filled with themed dress down days, prayerful activities and service projects!

MLK Day- No School

There will be no school on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Automatic Re-Enrollment

For the convenience of our families, DeSales will do automatic re-enrollment for the 2022-2023 school-year. Automatic re-enrollment means that once a student attends DeSales Catholic School, enrollment will automatically renew each year until your child graduates from 8th grade. Re-enrollment is assumed unless you notify the school by Friday, February 18, 2022 that you will not be returning for the 2022-2023 academic 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The annual re-enrollment fee of $75 per student will be withdrawn from the same account as your tuition withdrawal.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. Families in need of an extension are asked to contact the Business Office.

In mid-January, you will be emailed a link where you will be able to confirm your child’s grade and which of the two dates you prefer to have the re-registration fees withdrawn on.

Preschool & Kindergarten Fall 2022

Save your Spot in Preschool & Kindergartner!

If you plan on enrolling a Preschooler or Kindergartner at DeSales for Fall 2022, please read below:


We anticipate a busy year in admissions. We want to ensure our current families secure the spots they want for the upcoming school-year in our Preschool and Kindergarten. Please take a moment and indicate your classroom preference for the Fall 2022.

We will ask you to formally register in January, we will use your answers to this survey to save your child's spot.

Take the Survey & Reserve your Spot Now (click here)


**This survey is only for PreK & Kindergarten students. Students currently in Kindergarten through Grade 7 will automatically be saved a spot.


Questions? Please contact Director of Admissions, Mrs. Kim Knuutila at knuutilak@desalescatholicschool.org or at (716)433-6422 ext 407.

HSA Meeting

The next HSA Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 11th 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!

HSA Auction Donations

The HSA Auction planning and donation collection is underway! Avoid the long lines for after-Christmas returns and consider saving your unwanted items for the Auction. After Christmas sales will also be here before we know it! This is a great time of year to grab an item on sale to donate to the auction.

We will be collecting gifts for the Auction at our next HSA Meeting and at a special Auction Drop-off day (date to be announced)!

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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 https://lockportpalacetheatre.org/tickets/

This event is open to the public!

Bison Fund Scholarships

New families can now apply for scholarships for the 2022-23 school year. To start the process, families can complete a pre-application form online at http://bisonfund.com/our-scholarships. Our deadline is February 28, 2022. Scholarships are awarded using a lottery system from all submitted pre-applications forms and all applicants will be notified of lottery results via email on March 1st.

Current families do not need to fill out a pre-application, they will be emailed a link to complete the renewal process and add siblings on February 22nd.

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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!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-0975530

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 https://www.msmacademy.org/admissions/admissions-events/
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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: www.PerformingHeartsTheatre.org