SCS Happenings: September 29, 2022

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another....

Registrations for fall conferences have been sent out this week. We encourage you to spend a few minutes with your child's teacher to learn about their progress and how we as a family/school team can set your students up for success. If the times listed are not convenient, please reach out to your child's teacher to request a more convenient time.

We have begun the School Store fundraiser this week. Pamphlets were sent home. Please consider participating in this fundraiser. Because of your participation, we were able to purchase much-needed supplies for our classrooms and STEM program. Mundane items such as binder clips, tape dispensers and tape, glue, classroom timers for diverse learners, and storage units. But we were also able to purchase fun critical thinking and innovation items such as ROBOTS, engineering kits, advanced snap circuits, and maker space supplies. These will add value to our growing stem program. Thank you for your continued participation and support. Spread the word!

Thank you for all you do today, tomorrow, and always. Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

Air high fives to all,

Mrs. Marcella Kraycik

Renaissance Faire Field Trip for Middle Schoolers

A reminder that if there is rain for the Renaissance Faire, the students will need to wear gym uniforms for the field trip. No costumes will be permitted due to the risk of ruin to the costumes. Thank you for your cooperation in advance.

Dismissal Carline Reminders

To ensure our carline is safe and efficient:

  • Carline at dismissal does not begin until 3:00 or until the last big bus is called.
  • Properly communicate to your student and staff how your child is going home if there is a change in plans.
  • Please have your numbers visible through the front windshield.
  • Due to safety, remain in your car. Staff members will bring your child to you.
  • Train your child to buckle themselves.
  • If this is not a viable option for you at this time, arrive at carline at 3:10 so as not to hold up other parents behind you.


  • September 26, 2022: Fight Childhood Cancer Dress Down Day was a Great Success!
  • October 7, 2022: Early Dismissal. NO AFTERCARE / PreK 11:20/K thru 8th Noon.
  • October 10, 2022: Scholastic Book Fair begins
  • October 11, 2022: Breast Cancer Dress Down Day - $2 Donation
  • October 18, 2022: Picture Retake Day (Date was changed to a Tuesday)
  • October 21, 2022: Walk-A-Thon ( Mass at 8:20; walking to A-Field at 9:30ish)
  • October 24 - 28, 2022: Halloween Raffle/Guestimation Station
  • November 1, 2022: All Saint's Day Mass, 9:30 am gym.
  • November 7, 2022: Fall Uniform begins

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held in Oct. for Grades 1st thru 8th

You will be receiving an email from FACTS SIS system to schedule a conference for your student for grades 1st thru 8th. Emails were sent home this past week for Grade 1st thru 5th from FACTS SIS. The email will give you instructions on how to find the schedule. Make sure you go to the Calendar Section on the Family Portal. You will need to click on My Classroom on the top and make sure you are in the October Calendar not September.
  • 1st thru 5th will be from their HR teacher with the exception of 5th Grade Accelerated Math
  • 5th Grade Accelerated Math and all Middle School subjects with the exception of Mrs. Kraycik's 7th Grade Math Class will be using a Signup Genius link to sign up for a conference. Middle School will be from each teacher according to the subjects they teach.

New SCS Logo Opportunity! Please vote!

We have been working with a designer to update our current school logo to, we believe, better reflect our school's image, mission, and message. We are excited to present the following five themed options for your consideration. Please weigh in on your preference below. We would likely use variations of the chosen theme depending on the marketing materials. Any questions, please contact Marcella Kraycik at or Amy Impellizzeri at Thank you!

Please click on the link to have your voice heard!

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Pediatric Cancer Dress Down Day sponsored by Student Council

This fundraiser was a GREAT SUCCESS. We raised close to $500. Thank you Student Council and all who participated.

Breast Cancer Awareness Dress Down Day Sponsored by Student Council

The Student Council Breast Cancer Awareness Day will be Tuesday, October 11th. Please wear pink and bring a donation of $2. See attached flyer.

Boscov's Friends Helping Friends to benefit SCS School


In-Store Only

Event Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Store Hours: 8am-11pm

  • Individuals can purchase a Friends Helping Friends 25% off* shopping pass for $5 Each. Shopping passes are valid In-store only on Wednesday, October 19, 2021.
    *Some exclusions apply.
  • The entire $5 goes directly to SCS School.
  • Register To Win: Ballot boxes will be located at each Boscov's store on the day of the event. Customers can fill out the bottom portion of their Shopping Pass, tear it off and drop it in the ballet box. One customer from each store will receive a $100 Boscov's Gift Card!

Please use this LINK: to order coupons.

School Book Fair is the week of October 10th - SAVE the WEEK Scholastic Book Fair is back!!

SCS Fall fair will be October 10th to October 14th.

This year we are inviting back for grades pre-k to 4th the opportunity to shop with a VIP. Students will be able to invite a very important person in their lives to come shop with them during their book fair time.

Schedule and invites will go out later next week so parents can plan.

Students do not need to have a VIP in order to go to the fair.

Thank you for supporting the SCS bookfair- all profits support our school library.

Walk-a-thon Information Link:

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The St Catharine’s CYO offers basketball for all children in grades 3 through 8. The CYO is currently looking for volunteers to coach basketball this season. We’re currently in need of coaches for 5th grade boys, 5th grade girls, and 6th grade girls. Volunteers for all other grade levels would also be appreciated. If you’re interested in coaching this season for any grade level, contact Keith Lawlor at or 267-879-7220 by October 1.

Please note all volunteers will be required to have their clearances up to date prior to coaching.

Thanks for your support.

St Catharine’s CYO”

Congratulations to all of our Girls Volleyball Players. (JV and Varsity)

The Varsity Team remains undefeated with wins over St. Peter and St. Ignatius this past weekend.

Congratulations to all of our runners! Everyone did fantastic at our home Cross Country Meet

K- 2 boys
1st place- Zachary Nerney
3rd place- Garrett Skolny
4th place- Liam Wentzel

3-4 boys
5th place- Ethan Rich

7-8 boys
2nd place- Jack Wentzel
3rd place- Liam Dolan
4th place- James McDevitt
5th place- Roman Webber

7-8 girls
2nd place- Mairead Dolan
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OCTOBER Lunch Menu: Lunches $3.25

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Berks Catholic Wrestling Registration Now Open for Boys AND Girls

Registration now open for the Winter 2022-23 Season****

Click on the Registration Tab to Register

Pre-season practices begin September 5th, Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6pm till the regular season starts in November

​**Regular season begins 11/18 for Junior High and High School

**Regular Season begins 11/28 for Elementary

All practices in our wrestling room

Berks Catholic High School

​955 E. Wyomissing Blvd. Reading, Pa 19611

**We have open enrollment all year**

​**Open to anyone from any school**