SFSS Weekly Newsletter
February 10th, 2023
Happy Valentine's Day!
Everyday I notice and feel the love that is displayed by the SFSS school community and I mean community. It is not just the students and staff, but also the parents, relatives of our students, alumni, and Geneva, Lyons, Newark, Waterloo, Seneca Falls, and Clifton Springs communities.
Truly it is the message of love that Jesus taught us.
This week, we welcome Mr. John Addyman to the middle school. He will be teaching math for the remainder of the year. He will be a great addition to our school and this was planned. We want to thank Ms. Joan Leonard for filling in until John could join us and helping our students maintain math learning.
Tuesday is Valentine's Day and students and staff may dress casually in red, white, pink, and/or purple.
Friday is an early dismissal day. Bus riders will be dismissed at 11:10 am and parent/pick ups and walkers will be dismissed at 11:20 am. There is after school care on Friday.
Middle School Honor Roll
Congratulations to the following students on their achievement for the 2nd quarter!
Students in grades 7 and 8 achieve high honors when each core class (Religion, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) has a grade of 95% or higher and each of the following classes has a minimum grade of 85% or a grade of E or M (World Language, Health, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Computer Technology).
Honors is awarded to students when each core class (Religion, ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies) has a grade of 85% or higher and each of the following classes has a minimum grade of 80% or a grade of E or M (World Language, Health, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Computer Technology). Students will an N for any leaner behavior will not be considered for honors or high honors.
We will be celebrating these students at the Friday, March 3rd Mass.
SFSS on the Road
SFSS on the Road
We are very fortunate to have support from many local parishes.
Join me on the road to share the SFSS spirit with local parishes.
Saturday, February 11th - 5 pm @ St. Mary's Waterloo
Sunday, February 12th - 8 am @ St. Patrick's Seneca Falls
9:30 am @ St. Mary's Waterloo
11 am @ St. Patrick's Seneca Falls
Students attending these Masses should wear their dress uniform. Parents and students are invited to help me greet at the church doors and speak with perspective families at our information table we will have.
Our school is amazing and the parishioners at these parishes want to hear about us. These visits can encourage new families to join our school family.
We are pleased to announce that the Scholastic Book Fair was extremely successful!
We were able to raise $2,459 for the library and purchase 43 books from the sale for the library. Thank you to Christine Pohorence for coordinating and to our worker bee volunteers: Melanie Corbett, Maira Aguilera, Ann Ventura, Betsy Flener, Dan Pohorence, and Brendaya Brewerton.
We want to extend our deep gratitude to Monterrey Mexican Restaurant's owner Michaelene O'Connor. The sales on our day were close to $500. Mrs. O'Connor was extremely generous because it had done so well she made an additional donation to total $1,000.
Currently we have raised $21,932 toward our $60,000 goal. We have a few events happening during March: Niagara Candy Sale; Monterrey Mexican Restaurant on Tuesday, March 14th; and the Read-a-thon. The Knights of Columbus are offering to host a euchre tournament and ziti dinner. Details are being worked out.
Thank you for spreading the word and supporting our fundraisers. Information about the Niagara Candy Sale is below.
Niagara Candy Sale
The Niagara Candy fundraiser has begun! All orders are placed online and will be delivered to the purchaser's house. Our fundraising goal for this event is $1,000.
Please share the link to our fundraiser. Our school receives 50% of the sales, 80% of donations made. The sale ends on March 17th.
Help be a seller by following the directions in the attached PDF. Join Code is 9PQT-6R4Y
Here is the link to order: https://app.moneydolly.com/fundraiser/11607/participant/175388/order
In the top right corner is the QR code for ordering.
The SFSS Crusaders were back in action this past weekend.
The 3/4 Coed team made the long drive to St. Lawrence in Greece and dropped a close game 14 – 12 . The Crusaders top scorer, Trip Tapscott was out this week but the team rallied and put up a tough fight against St. Lawrence. The team was led by Matt Prindle with 8 points and 4 rebounds. Jakub Miranda had a huge day on the boards with 11 rebounds and added 3 points. Willie Prindle and Dominic Corbett stepped up as well with 7 and 3 rebounds respectively. It was a close battle and the Crusaders showed their grit. The 3/4 Team is now 5 – 2 and on the road at St. John’s of Rochester this weekend.
The 5/6/7 Girls team and the 6/7/8 Boys team had a road home game this past weekend as we needed to borrow the gym at St. Mary’s. Special thanks to Father Fennessy for his quick approval allowing us to use the gym and to Jamie Rodgers for all his work getting the gym ready for us.
The Girls squared off against Peace of Christ and came away with a 42 – 15 win. Olivia Tapscott had a huge game for the Crusaders with 24 points. Natalie Dorn added 10 points and Molly Lamson and Elizabeth Scibona added 2 each. The Crusaders dominated the boards with a huge day for rebounds and multiple shots on the offensive end and limited shots when on defense. The girls remain undefeated at 8 – 0 and will be on the road at St. Pius, who is also undefeated, this Saturday. Should be a tough battle for SFSS.
The 6/7/8 Boys matched up against Assumption of Fairport and came away with a 55 – 20 victory. The Crusaders put on a defensive show and held Assumption in check. The Boys had a balanced scoring attack with everyone scoring. Crusader were lead by Roman Nearpass with 10 points and Dominic Petramale with 9. Nick Dorn and Jack Validzic had 6 each. Max Delgado added 5, Thomas Hutteman 4 and Caleb Dickson and Matt Merkley had 2 apiece. The Boys are now 7 – 2 and face St. Louis in Pittsford on Saturday.
For the spring, the CYO will have kickball and Flag Football. Sign ups will be in March, but here are some details. They will set the schedules so you can play both if you desire.
Grades 2 to 12
12 Kids needed per team minimum
2 Coaches/parents needed per team
8 week schedule, starts 4/29 and ends 6/17
Grades 3 to 8
12 kids maximum per team
2 coaches needed per team
8 week schedule, starts 4/29 and ends 6/17
Games will be Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon.
Enrollment and Registration
Thank you for your patience as we work through the bugs of online enrollment. I have been told the financial piece has been fixed and everyone should be able to complete enrollment.
I know the application side is working, as I have received a few new family applications.
Don't forget to apply for financial aid.
- Many of our families benefit from the Building a Brighter Future Scholarship. If you received it last year, you must reapply. Everyone is encouraged to apply. To learn more please visit https://www.dorschools.org/scholarship.
- Currently, families can apply for the Reverend John A. Reddington Scholarship Fund. There is no limit on the number of times a student may apply for a scholarship. Scholarships are not automatically renewed each year. Students must reapply annually.
The Reddington Scholarship Fund is a needs-based fund, but the student must be performing to his/her potential. This past spring the committee overseeing this scholarship had (94) students apply for the scholarship and were able to assist (94) applicants. Scholarships awarded are in the average range of $100.00 to $500.00 per year. The committee will only consider those applications that indicate a family's maximum yearly income of $60K or LESS and require proof of school registration of student attending.
To apply for this scholarship, please visit https://www.geneseevalleytrust.com/Community/2023_Reddington_Scholarship/.
3. Financial aid through FACTS. When you re-enroll, you will be prompted to set up your tuition agreement. When you do this, you will be prompted to apply for financial aid. There is a $40 non-refunded fee for your application.
Family Ambassador Program
Family Ambassador Program - Current families may refer a new family to apply to our school. Referring families and new enrolling families receive up to a $500 tuition credit. To learn how this works, please visit https://www.dorschools.org/ambassador to learn more and to print off the form.