DeSales Parent Connection
January 11, 2023
No School for MLK Day on Monday, January 16th
Spelling Bee at DeSales
This morning we held a Spelling Bee for students in grades 3 through 8. Each grade was represented with an overall 22 impressive contenders.
Congratulations to Will Vona for his first place finish, 6th grader Mary Kate Souliske for taking 2nd and 4th grader, Margaret Manning for taking 3rd place! The top three will represent DeSales at the Diocesan competition.
On Saturday, January 28th 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 email@example.com.
Open House Volunteers should report to the DeSales Cafeteria at 11:20am.
Thank you in advance!
Tell Your Friends About DeSales
Our Annual Open House for new or prospective families will be held on Saturday, January 28th from Noon until 2:00pm here at DeSales. If you know someone who may be interested in DeSales, please invite them to attend this Open House.
Our best marketing is YOU! Please help us spread the word.
Families who refer a new student entering Kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible for a $500 referral bonus! This bonus is given as a tuition credit 6 months after the new family begins paying tuition.
Seussical, Jr. Tickets
The students of DeSales Catholic School will proudly present Seussical, Jr. LIVE on stage at the Historic Palace Theatre on February 2nd, 3rd & 4th.
Tickets are available to purchase at https://historicpalaceinc.thundertix.com/events/206543.
You're off to Great Places with this family friendly show! Get your tickets early to get the best seats.
HSA Fowler's Easter Candy Sale
We are pleased to offer Fowler’s Chocolates as our spring fundraiser. Candy orders can be placed January 11 through February 24, 2023. All orders will be placed online this year. Online ordering will allow more opportunities to share our sale with out of town family and friends as they can have their orders shipped directly to their home! Shipping charges apply. Ship to school is also an option at no additional charge.
Please follow the link below to register & start your candy sales.
Upcoming VIRTUS Training
Protecting God’s Children is training conducted by VIRTUS, certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of abuse, the methods and means by which offenders commit abuse, and five easy steps one can use to prevent abuse.Individuals who wish to volunteer or work at DeSales must complete this training.
To register, please use the link below.
When: Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: St. John the Baptist Church, Lockport
Address: 168 Chestnut Street, Lockport 14094
Room: CHURCH HALL (basement of church)
GO! DANCE! CHEER!
Are you ready to stand up and cheer? Learn the basics of cheerleading during a fun, interactive clinic taught by former Lockport High School cheer coach Ms. Middaugh, and cheer on the DeSales Basketball teams?
This program is for grades 6 / 7 / & 8.
This cheer opportunity will run on Fridays for closed practices
at DeSales, starting Friday January 27th, and ending on Friday
February 17th. Practices will run from 2:50pm-3:50pm.
Follow this link to learn more or print a registration form.
February HSA Meeting
Join us for the February HSA Meeting on Tuesday, February 7th at 7:00pm in the DeSales Cafeteria. All parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited and encouraged to attend.
Just for attending, your name will be put in a drawing to win a great prize! Your student will also earn a free dress down day.
Earn Money for DeSales!
Register your Tops Bonus Card using the link below and earn money for DeSales every time you shop! Last year we earned over $600 from this program!
*Save the Date* HSA Auction - April 14th - 16th
The Foundation of the RC Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Education Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 26th at The PowerHouse of Buffalo. As you all know, Karen Rahill was named the Diocese of Buffalo’s Distinguished Principal of the Year last week. She will be honored and formally awarded at this luncheon. Lunch tickets, sponsorships and tickets to a tuition raffle are available at FRCDB.org.
Congratulations again Mrs. Rahill!