SFSS Family Newsletter

Friday May 5, 2023

May Crowning and Teacher Appreciation Week

In continuing with our celebration of Saint Mary Our Mother this month. It is a favorite of all Catholic schools to hold a May Crowning celebration. Ours will take place Friday, May 12th at 1 pm in St. Stephen Church. All mothers or student family members are invited to attend. We will have pews for each family.

Students have been preparing paper flowers, practicing Marian hymns, preparing the crowing court, and will be the living rosary for this event. It is truly a beautiful celebration.

We need some live flower donations also for the event. These should be sent to school Friday morning.

We hope everyone can make it.

This week, we also celebrate our teachers who everyday go above and beyond to support and educate our children in many ways. As you may have noticed, we have been featuring a different teacher every couple of days on our Facebook page. Like and share these posts to spread the good news of SFSSS.

Each day the PTO has something special planned for the teachers. We thank the PTO for all that they do to make SFSSS fun!

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Last Call to Apply for Financial Aid

Last call to apply for financial aid for the 2023 - 2024 school year. Applications are due no later than Friday, May 12th.

To apply:

When you 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.

Memorial Day Parades

We have the opportunity to spread the good news about SFSSS at two Memorial Day parades.

  • Geneva's is Monday, May 29th starting at 10 am. Those marching in the parade will arrive at the Geneva Rec Center on South Exchange St at 9 am to line up.
  • Waterloo is Saturday, May 27th (More details to follow.)

Students can ride their bike, scooter, or be pulled in a wagon decorated in red, white, and blue. Or just walk the route. We will wear our SFSS Spirit Shirts. We will toss out candy in small bags with our school information on it and hand out to adults bottles of water with our school information on them.

We need

  • students and families interested in walking/riding in the parade. (You can walk in just one or both.)
  • donations of candy to put in our labeled bags. It's a good time to rid your house of individually wrapped Easter candy. :)
  • donations of bottles of water.
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Anthony Hoffman

Angelo Ciancaglini

Eleanor Fitzgerald

George Papperman

Ava Liberatore

Katherine Reed

Sonny Tripoli (12 pm Mass at St. Francis on May 14th)

These students are making their first communion this Sunday at 1 pm at St. Stephen Church.

All are welcome to attend the communion.

Remember: America Reads has ended for the year. Please let the office and homeroom teachers know of the new dismissal plans.

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Festival Information

The annual festival is on a roll!

  1. If you have a business willing to sponsor, please send in those forms as soon as possible.

  2. This week the committee will be sending home super raffle tickets for each family. There will be a letter outlining all you need to know.

  3. We still need helpers for set up and tear down. See the information below.

Any questions? Please contact Bill Greco.

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2023 - 2024 School Calendar