Parent Connection

November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Recess

There will be no School for Thanksgiving Recess - November 24th through 26th.

Scholastic Book Fair - 11/29 - 12/3

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here at DeSales from Monday, November 29th through Friday, December 3rd in the library classroom. PreK-5th grade students who wish to purchase items from the book fair will be allowed to visit the book fair daily after morning announcements. Middle school students may visit the fair during their flex period.

Sales tax must be collected on all purchases. Cash, credit card or checks made out to DeSales Catholic School are accepted. Proceeds from the book fair are used to purchase books and materials for the school.

You can also visit the book fair online at

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to select DeSales Catholic School as your Smile charity of choice while shopping Amazon. Amazon has donated over $500 to DeSales since we joined their program. There is no cost to you as a shopper!

Thank you for supporting DeSales!

HSA Cash Raffle

Congratulations to the 2021 Cash Raffle Winners!

$100 Winners:

George Maziarz

Amanda Henning

Shaun & Taryn Reynolds

James Mullane

Lydia Ferris

Michael Manning

Cally Couturier

Molly Mitri

Katie Glenn

Early Bird Drawing Winner ($100 Tops Gift Card) Christine Sullivan

$500 Winner- Ed & RoseAnn Roberts

$1,000 Winner- Jake Weiland

$5,000 Winner - Mary Beth Schaffert

Thank you to everyone who supported this year’s HSA Cash Raffle.

Light Up Lockport Parade

Walk with us in the Parade!

Please join us for the Light Up Lockport Parade! Students & parents in preschool through grade 8 are invited to join us to walk with or ride on the DeSales float down Main Street.

Where to Meet: We will line up at the Court House at 5:40pm on Saturday, November 27th. Please sign up using the SignUp Genius below to let us know you are coming.

What to Wear: Please dress warm and wear a Santa Hat or something Christmas-y over your warm clothes/coats. If you sign up to be a toy soldier, we have a vest and hat for your child to wear.

Want to Help?: If you are able to come early to help decorate the float, please come at 5:15pm.

The Details: All riders or walkers must meet by 5:40pm at the court house. Look for the DeSales Float. The parade starts at 6pm from the Court House and will travel down Main Street in Front of the Palace and end at Pulp.

All students must be accompanied by an adult!

Masks are encouraged. Thank you all for your support!

Sign Up here:

Thank you to Brawdy Construction and the Glenn Family for helping us secure a truck and trailer to participate in this event.

Dress Down for Youth Mentoring

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Dress Down Day for Youth Mentoring Services! Together we collected hundreds of hygiene items! Way to give back Knights!

Congratulations Seth Stewart, DCS '17!

Our Alumni are Eagle Scouts!


to Seth Stewart, DCS '17 on earning and achieving the rank of Eagle Scout!

For Seth's Eagle Scout Project he chose Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue as he hoped to help both people and animals. He built three benches at the animal rescue to help facilitate meet and greets for adoptive dogs and potential families. Seth also organized and raised money to buy food for the dogs of Heart of Niagara. On the day of the project Seth also cleaned up the grounds, weeded, stained the flower beds and fixed up the fences.


Seth! Once a Knight, Always a Knight!

Vote for your fellow DeSales Knight!

Vote for Will Rahill, DCS ‘18!

DeSales Alumni, Will Rahill, DCS ‘18 was nominated by St. Joseph Academy for the Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame! Voting opened Monday for this honor, take a second to vote (you can vote more than once) and help one of our Alumni secure his spot in this Scholar Athlete Hall of Fame!

Good luck Will and congratulations!

Vote for Will here:

Health Office

If you need to reach the School Nurse, Renee Nye, please call (716)434-4680.

School Lunch

**Breakfast and Lunch are free for all DeSales Students until June 2022.**

The DeSales Food Service Department, under the direction of Aramark works hard to offer students a delicious and nutritious meal in a clean and inviting atmosphere. Our staff strives to provide a good value while complying with a host of nutritional guidelines and NYS and USDA regulations.


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Cardinal O'Hara Craft Show

CRAFT, VENDOR SHOW: Looking for some unusual and unique Christmas gifts? If so, don’t miss the Holiday Craft and Vendor Show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda. Admission is $2. All proceeds from the fair will support the senior class prom. Food and drink will be available. For more information or an application, email or call Rena Hoffman at the school 695-2600 ext. 353.