Many thanks to all who have donated to THE 2015 SPES FUND. To date, $46,635.00 has been contributed. This year's SPES FUND will continue through the spring giving all who wish to contribute a chance to do so.

Stay tuned for exciting information about "CHALLENGE GIFTS" which will be announced during Catholic Schools Week.

Remember - if you would like to have your donation for tax purposes for the 2015 calendar year, send it prior to the Christmas break so that it may be processed and you can receive your Charitable Contribution Acknowledgment.

Assistant "Girls on the Run" Coach Needed

We are currently inviting interested parents to serve as assistant coaches for our spring session of our Girls on the Run group! The spring season runs from February 22nd until May 7th and the group meets, rain or shine, every Monday and Wednesday from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Being an Assistant Coach involves helping our two head coaches carry out lessons and monitor the girls. Keep in mind that you do NOT have to be a runner to help! You must be Safe Environment-certified and the school will complete a background check on all who apply. If you are interesting in applying, we ask that you fill out a Non-Certified Personnel Application, which can be found here:

To learn more about the Girls on the Run program, please visit their website at: . This opportunity is being offered to SPES parents ONLY. Applications must be submitted no later than January 20th. Questions can be directed to Ellie Fitzgerald, SPES Girls on the Run Site Coordinator, at

Paint a Snowflake Art Clinic - Wednesday, December 16th

All students in 3rd - 8th grades are invited to register for another of Mrs. Lindsey Falgout's popular art clinics by completing the attached flyer and sending it back to school OR by contacting Mrs. Falgout via e-mail at . Students who attend the clinic will learn how to construct and paint a symmetrical snowflake!