One Body in Christ - September 6, 2022
The Saint Susanna Parish Faith Formation team is starting their programming for the year. If any individual or family is interested in becoming Catholic, has missed a traditional time frame for a sacrament, or simply wants to learn more about the Catholic faith, please contact the faith formation office at 317-839-3333 (see graphic below).
Additionally, the parish is collecting boxes of cereal for St. Mark's Food Pantry here in Plainfield. I can accept donations in my office or they can be dropped off over at the parish office.
Lastly, we have a few more reminders about car rider procedures. When dismissing in the afternoon, you may only turn right onto US 40 / Main Street when leaving. When a car turns left, it causes a backup of exiting cars. Drivers who wish to turn left onto Main Street must exit through the back gate, use the Meijer Drive to reach Dan Jones Road and turn left at the stoplight. With increased enrollment comes increased vehicle traffic. We will continue to observe our dismissal and may make additional changes.
Janet Abdoulaye, Principal
The Week Ahead...
Wednesday, September 7th
- Early release - 2:50 PM for all students. EDM is available until 6:00 PM.
- One Body in Christ shirts with uniform bottoms
Thursday, September 8th
- All School Mass hosted by 5W.
Friday, September 9th
- Spiritwear for students and staff
- Scholastic Book Fair, September 19-23rd
- Picture Day, September 21st
Around Our School
Mrs. Whitsell's first grade had a great time with Friday math centers!
Third grade and first grade book buddies made Venn diagrams today and talked about how we are alike and different.
Westside Kids Resale Shop Event
Inviting All Ladies....
Ladies of Saint Susanna School: our parish ministries are open to all of you, whether you are a Saint Susanna Parishioner or not! Mrs. Ellice Bedel, our parish youth minister, also heads up our Girlfriends in God group. This fabulous, friendly group of ladies is always welcoming to new participants. Their upcoming events include a number of fall events and regular faith sharing on Friday mornings. Please click on the pictures below for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Ellice at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Students may be referred to Ms. Evans by teachers or the principal for a one-time visit. After that, parents must complete an consent form for continued visits. The consent form is available in the school office. You can reach Ms. Evans directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.