Angelo Catholic School

Weekly Newsletter: September 14, 2020

Mission Statement

To create an atmosphere inspired by the Gospel of Jesus to enable our

students to live in a community of faith, knowledge & service.

Dates to Remember

October 6: First Tuesday College Day

October 16: Pumpkin Patch

October 25: Oktober Fiesta

October 26: No School

October 29: Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat

Fundraiser Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraisers! Through the Texas Value Cards we were able to raise enough money to buy HEPA air purifiers! We will let you know the final amount once all the money is turned in!

Please be sure to turn in all money and unsold TVC booklets ASAP!

School Speak Profile Update

On Friday, September 18 School Speak will run an update which will require that all families update their profile information. Please be sure to check that your phone number, home address/mailing address, and emergency contact information is current. You can go in before the update and edit your profile by using the following steps:

1. Log in to school speak- if you cannot remember your user name and/password please e-mail me and I can send that to you

2. Click on the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) in the upper left corner of the screen

3. Select your name at the top of the pop out menu

4. If any information needs to be updated please use the pencil icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen

5. Edit the necessary fields and click Update

TO UPDATE OTHER PROFILES

1. Follow the above steps 1-3

2. Under the section labeled "Association" click on each profile and update information as needed using the pencil icon in the top right hand corner.

Please note that name changes need to be done by an admin, so please e-mail Mrs. Tricia Gonzales in the office with any name changes and she will get those updated for you.

Oktober Fiesta-UPDATES BELOW

Oktober Fiesta is Angelo Catholic School's largest fundraising event of the year! The funds raised at Oktober Fiesta support the school budget and allow us to continue to offer financial assistance to our families. In years past Oktober Fiesta has been an all day event for the whole family with games, live auction, brisket and sausage meal, vendors and more! Oktober Fiesta will look different this year, so please read below to be up to date on all the changes:


Shirts

Every year our Fiesta shirts are sponsored by local businesses. Our sponsors this year are: Garcia Farms, Pestmaster Services, Premier Automotive, Trudos, and Zesch & Pickett Insurance. Thanks to these generous sponsors every student at ACS will receive a Fiesta t-shirt! These t-shirts can be worn on Fridays.

Extras will be available for purchase in the office for $10/each.


*****Volunteering*****

Parents are required (per the parent/student handbook and tuition contract) to volunteer 4 hours during Oktober Fiesta weekend. Because Oktober Fiesta will not take place in person this year the Fiesta committee has voted to allow parents to "buy out" their volunteer hours.

Sign Up Genius:

Buy Outs include: $50 cash/check or an auction item valued at $50 or more=2 hours. Items or cash donations must be in the office no later than Friday, October 9!

The in-person volunteer slots are for Saturday set up (time may change)and Sunday shifts.

Each sign up slot equals 2 hours. Each family will need to sign up twice to fulfill the 4 hour requirement.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SPOTS


Raffle Tickets

This year we will still be selling Raffle Tickets! Each student is required to sell 100 raffle tickets (at $1/each) but are encouraged to sell as many tickets as possible!

You are welcome to return tickets as they are sold and more tickets are available in the office! The students that sell the most raffle tickets will receive a prize! Prizes are TBD

We are so excited to launch the virtual Raffle Tickets sales through RallyUp! We encourage you to share the link below with family and friends! Before ticket purchases can be complete a Student Name is required, tickets sold via Rally Up will count toward a students required 100 tickets!

CLICK HERE FOR RAFFLE TICKET ONLINE SALES


Auction

We will be moving our auction to an online platform! Students will work with their teachers and home room parents to create an auction item. Other auction items can be brought to the main office M-F, 8am-4pm. Part of the Volunteer buy out will include auction item donations: an item valued at $50 or more or a monetary donation of $50= 2 hours.


To Go Brisket Plates

This year we will still serve our Oktober Fiesta meal: a Brisket plate with beans, potato salad, drink and dessert. This will be a drive up service and we will have volunteers running food to cars.


Student Talent Show

Oktober Fiesta is an event for ACS students! This year we will not have any of the in person activities that our students love, so we will be hosting a virtual talent show! Students can work alone or in groups to create a video showcasing their talent and submit the video to the talent show! These talent show videos will be featured on the ACS Facebook page and website on October 25! More details about the talent show guidelines will be sent out via e-mail!

First Tuesday: College Day!

Every first Tuesday of the month students and teachers can wear jeans and a college t-shirt! The next College Day is October 6!

ACS Parents Facebook Page

Are you in our Facebook group?

CLICK THIS LINK TO JOIN

Pumpkin Patch

Friday, Oct. 16th, 8am

2315 South A and M Avenue

San Angelo, TX

No field trips=No Problem!

This year our Home and School Association will be bringing the Pumpkin Patch right to ACS! We will have story time, snacks, games, and treats!

Caught Being Kind!

Middle School Athletics

Middle school athletics will be at the ACS campus until further notice. They will dismiss at 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday.

All Middle School students will need to wear the athletics uniform this year. Please contact Coach Stroud with any questions regarding the athletics uniform: jstroud@angelocatholicschool.org

Attention Second Grade Families

In our diocese, second grade students prepare for their First Holy Communion. ACS will prepare your student, but it is the responsibility of the Parish to certify; therefore, ensure you have registered with your parish and are fulfilling all their requirements, so your child can receive his/her First Holy Communion this Spring. Each parish may have different criteria, so it is important to discuss this with the parish CRE/DRE or priest.

Sacraments

Has your child received a Sacrament in 2020? We want to celebrate them! Please send an e-mail to the office with the student's name, sacrament received, date of sacrament and a picture if possible! We will post these in our newsletter!
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New Family Referral Program

Parents are the best promoters of a Catholic school education and we want to thank you for recommending Angelo Catholic School to your family and friends. Through our New Family Referral Program, you will receive a $150 tuition credit for each new family you refer to Angelo Catholic School who enrolls a full-time student, meets all admission requirements and attends ACS for a full school year in good standing. The newly enrolled family will also receive a $150 tuition credit!

Tuition credits will be applied to the referring family’s account and the newly enrolled family's account after the new student has attended school for one year.

To take advantage of this program be sure to contact the office with the names of families you have referred within 2 weeks of their enrollment. *These families will not be contacted by the ACS office (unless specifically requested), this step is simply to ensure that we have record of your referrals to properly award the tuition credit.

Did you know?

ACS families can send in prayer requests to the office! These prayer requests will be listed at the bottom of each Newsletter. We encourage you to scroll down, read through the prayer requests, and keep our ACS students, families, and intentions in your prayers!

Coronavirus Prayer, Diocese of San Angelo

Almighty and ever-living God,

we turn to you in this hour of urgent need.

We depend completely on you.

We humbly beg you

to pour out your mercy on us all.

Purify our hearts.

Turn us from fear to deeper faith.

Make us more aware of your nearness

in the midst of our pain.

For those who are ill now,

bring patience and healing.

For those searching for a remedy,

guide them by the light of your Holy Spirit.

For medical caregivers helping the sick,

strengthen and protect them.

For those working to eradicate this scourge,

grant them success.

For those who are anxious and afraid,

give them peace.

For all who have died from this disease,

have mercy on their souls.

May your infinite power

be our defense and our salvation.

We ask you this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer Intentions

ACS Past, Present, and Future Students and Families

Faithful Departed


Special Intention for families

For David Bolin, uncle of Anna Lisa and Lucas Lopez

For Rosa Villa, friend of the Garcia family

ACS Past, Present and Future Faculty and Staff

In thanksgiving for the healing and return of Mr. V!

ACS Growth: Retention and Recruitment

All those who keep us safe in our country, state, and city

All Military and their families

Pope Francis

All Bishops, especially Bishop Sis

All Bishops Emeritus, especially Bishop Pfeifer

All Priests

All Deacons

All Men and Women Religious

All Seminary Students, especially our Seminarians.

More men and women to answer the call to the Priesthood and Religious Life

Strength and support for the Christian presence in the Holy Lands

Peace in the Middle East

Respect for all human life, from conception to natural death