Monday Memo

We Are Family - November 15, 2021

Dear Parents,


Today, Mrs. Morgan visited each of our classes to present on Type 1 Diabetes for our Diabetes Awareness Day. She discussed the symptoms and challenges faced by those with diabetes as well as how it affects the body. As a school, we raised $328 to donate to Strike Out Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you for participating in our awareness and dress down day!


As we near the end of 2021, many families are planning their vacation requests for 2022. Our tentative calendar dates for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:


  • First Day of School: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Labor Day: September 5th
  • Fall Break: October 17 – 21st
  • Thanksgiving: November 23rd – 27th
  • Christmas Break: Friday, December 23 – Sunday, January 8th (off on Friday, December 23rd, last day Thursday, December 22nd)
  • Dr. King Holiday: Monday, January 16th
  • Presidents Day: February 20th
  • Spring Break: March 27th -31st
  • Easter Monday: April 10th
  • Last Day of School: Thursday, May 25, 2023


Have a great week Spartans!


God bless,

Janet Abdoulaye, Principal

Events This Week


Monday, November 15th

  • Diabetes Awareness Day


Wednesday, November 17th

  • We Are Family shirts with uniform bottoms or jeans
  • PS - K prayer service in church at 2:15 PM
  • Dismissal at 2:50 PM


Thursday, November 18th

  • All school mass hosted by Mrs. Rodebaugh's homeroom. Livestream available on our YouTube channel

Diabetes Awareness Day 2021

All Souls Day 2021


Please pray for all of those whom we have lost in the past year and especially those we remember below:


  • Katie Black, Maam of Paul, Veronica, Gabriel and Mary Grace Chapman
  • Orpha Harris, Great grandmother of Charlotte and Jane Lee
  • Connie Garland, Cousin of Wayne and Nyla Rodebaugh
  • Mary Lou Harrison, Grandmother of Dylan Haught
  • Tania Matson, Brent Matson and Jessie Gonzalez, Aunt and cousins of Mrs. Abdoulaye
  • Lilian Spurgeon, Great Grandmother of John Layton
  • Delroy Strohecker, Great Uncle of Jonas, Sophia, Kael and Miles Barnes
  • Vince Konidare, Cousin of Keira and William McGuire
  • Samantha Jackson, Friend of the Toliver family
  • Sean Fox, Friend of Mrs. Authenreith
  • Milton Branchini and Kevin Hartman, Great Uncle and Cousin of Korah Branchini
  • Ken Delano, Uncle of Julie and Maribeth Burdett
  • Lilian Eneh and Beka Udeozo, Grandparents of Emeka, Chinonso, and Uzo Eneh
  • Eric Wolschlag, Cousin of Kennedy and Tanner Mullen
  • Chuck Cooney, Uncle of Denis, Cici, Joseph, and Philip Ruplinger
  • George Panakkal, Father of Sister Merrita
  • Mary Matarazzo, Saint Susanna Parish Secretary and Parishioner
  • Mickey Duncan, mother of Mrs. Zaiser

Advent Food Drive - St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Food Drive

Each November, we hold a food drive to benefit the St. Anthony and Holy Trinity Food Pantry here in the west deanery of the Archdiocese. This year's drive will be held from November 29th - December 3rd.


They have requested the following items this year:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Dish Soap
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Crackers
  • Canned Chicken
  • Pancake Mix and Syrup
  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Fruit Cocktail
  • Canned Mandarin Oranges

Thanksgiving Holidays

Saint Susanna Catholic School will have a 1:20 PM dismissal on Tuesday, November 22nd and will be closed on Wednesday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Vaccination Clinic - Hendricks County Health Department

Many routine doctor's visits and vaccinations were put on hold over the last year as we all dealt with the impact COVID had on our health care system. Many of our students are behind on their routine vaccinations that keep them safe from hepatitis, meningitis, pertussis, chickenpox, and more. The clinic offered on November 30th by the Hendricks County Health department is a great way to get your student caught up on required vaccinations.
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School Counselor

I am happy to announce that Saint Susanna has a school counselor available for our students on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ms. Katie Evans comes to us from Catholic Charities. She is a licensed clinical social worker / therapist. She will work with students on an individual basis, as needed. She will also teach whole class social-emotional lessons on topics such as being a good friend, bullying, and other age-appropriate topics. Ms. Evans presence in our school is made possible by utilizing a portion of our EANS grant from the federal government over the next two school years.


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 at the end of the Monday Memo or in the school office. You can reach Ms. Evans directly at kevans@saintsusanna.com

Volunteer Opportunities

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.


Upcoming events include:

  • Stay tuned....

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.

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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.