Principal Notes 01/17/2014
St. Cecilia School
- Monday, 01/20: NO SCHOOL-Teacher Workshop Day
- Wednesday, 01/22: 9 a.m. All School Mass followed by Fifth Grade Reception in Social Hall and 2:15 p.m. Early Dismissal
- Sunday, 01/26: 11 a.m. Catholic Education Week Pasta Lunch (Social Hall) followed by School Talent Show (Multi-Purpose Room)
- Monday, 01/27: SCRIP Challenge and 1:15 p.m. Mad Scientist Assemblies
- Tuesday, 01/28: Box Top/Soup Labels Challenge
- Wednesday, 01/29: Gabriel Project Loose Change Challenge, 9 a.m. All School Mass, 1 p.m. Religion Bee and 2:15 p.m. Early Dismissal
- Thursday, 01/30: Food at First Paper Product Challenge
- Friday, 01/31: Youth Ministry Nicaragua Challenge and 9 a.m. All School Rosary (Church)
5th Grade Pasta Lunch
Knights of Columbus Spelling Bee
The local Knights of Columbus will be hosting our annual Ames Area Spelling Bee on Sunday, February 2, 2014, for students in grades 4 through 7. Detailed information--including registration form, date, location, rules and word lists--are available at the following web site: http://stceciliaparish.org/ameskoc/spelling.html
- Free to all Ames-area 4th-7th grade students.
- Registrations due by Wednesday, January 29, 2014.
- Spelling Bee at 1pm on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at St. Cecilia School, 2900 Hoover.
- Entry form, word lists, and additional information available at:
If you would like to donate to the St. Cecilia Gala Silent Auction, but aren't sure what to donate, please follow this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F49ACAA2C7-gala for some ideas for items we would love to have.
We are also looking for ideas and items for our live auction such as tickets to concerts, plays or sporting events, vacation homes, recreational vehicles you are willing to share, or other connections that might be helpful. Please contact any of the co-chairs. Thanks!
Did you know… we are half way through the school year and the Scrip program has brought in over $5500 towards tuition accounts and teacher grants so far? We have just distributed over $2700 towards family tuition accounts and funded over 10 teacher supply grants ($200 each). We can only make this happen with your continued support. Thanks for thinking “SCRIP” when you make your purchases!
If you have any questions about Scrip, please contact Bev Williams or Shannon Schroeder at email@example.com
Catholic Education Week
The last week in January is traditionally Catholic Schools Week. In the past, this week has been to recognize the schools that offer the outstanding programs provided by our catholic schools in Ames and across the nation. This year we will continue with many of the same traditions that have occurred in the past with a variety of events that recognize the people that make our school succeed. One significant change is we are using the week as recognition of all of our Catholic Education Programs. We are referring to the week as Catholic Education Week (CEW) as we want to recognize the programming found in our PK-5 program, but also the Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Programs. The people that are a part of these programs are helping in the work to prepare our young people as they become the future of our parish. I hope that you will use this week as a chance to say thank you to all of those that work with our young people at St. Cecilia School and Parish. Please join us for a part of the various activities that we have to celebrate Catholic Education Week.
Please click here Catholic Education Week Agenda to see our community service projects and special events! Also, look for the family project in your child’s Friday folder. These are due back on Friday, January 24, 2014. Let’s make this a great Catholic Education Week!
Notes from the Principal
Catholic School Board
Make a Difference in 2014! Prayerfully consider nominating someone you know for the Catholic School Board during the nomination period in March.
The Catholic School Board meets once per month and will need at least two new members during this election. Watch the bulletin in February and March for more information. If you have questions about serving on the Catholic School Board - Call the school at 232-5290.
Tuition Tax Credit 2013
Protection of Children
Attached to this newsletter is the fourth of a five part series of parent NewsNotes from the Office for the Protection of Children from the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The purpose of these publications is to help all of us be more informed of the issues and topics related to the abuse of children. It is our sincere hope that by partnering together we can continually provide the safest possible environment for all our young people to grow into healthy, Christ-filled adults. Future NewsNotes will be distributed in February. Additional resources can be found at the Virtus website at http://www.virtusonline.org.
Monday, January 20
All School Mass, January 22
Faith Formation – Order your Pope Hoodie
See the attached flyer or use this link to order and pay for your hoodie, check or credit card accepted securely on this site. https://stceciliaparish.weshareonline.org/index.aspx# Orders accepted until Friday January 24, 2014. Contact Dori at firstname.lastname@example.org or 232-3514.