Principal Notes 09/19/2014

St. Cecilia School

Notes from the Principal

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Father Secora accepts a check from the Mrs. Campbell's students for the fund to make improvements to the Christian Peterson Madonna of the Schools. Over the next year the parish will be determining a repair plan and permanent solution for the display of the statue. The students raised the money by their participation in a Blue Jean/Spirit Day prior to the ISU/UI football game. Mrs. Campbell's class was the top class for raising funds for the day. Thank you to the students for their support and watch the parish bulletin for updates on the project in the upcoming months.

Dear Parents,

St. Cecilia School would like to start a 'Backpack Program.' The Backpack program is designed to increase access to easy-to-prepare food items to school-aged children, who are eligible for free or reduced lunch, on weekends when school lunch is not offered.

At this time, we would like to ask for three to five parents to help us pilot this program. This would require a commitment for some initial planning meetings and once the program is started, hopefully by November, a weekly commitment of approximately thirty minutes.

If you are interested in helping with this program, please email Lois Vidimos at by Friday, September 26th. We will try to hold the first meeting on October 1st or 2nd. Thank you.

Erv Rowlands

Ervin A. Rowlands

Principal, St. Cecilia's School

Tiny Circus World Premier!

Please join us TONIGHT for the Tiny Circus premiere of Dragon Trap!

Friday, September 19th from 7:45-9:00 on the North Lawn at

St. Cecilia Education Center

Popcorn, cookies and lemonade will be served.

Tiny Circus T-shirts featuring our dragon will be for sale for $15 each and are available in youth and adult sizes.

Hope to see you there!

Mrs. Lisa Teske, Art Teacher

Click here for downloadable flyer (pictured below)

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FSA Fundraiser Thank You

Thanks to all the hard effort of everyone selling Cookie Dough and Candles I am very pleased to announce that FSA will net approximately $12,000!

We couldn't have done it without all your help!

Tiffany Walker - FSA chair and

Judy Rudman – Fundraiser Chair

Scrip Tidbits

Did you know? Last year, the Scrip program raised over $9,000 toward education programs! Thank you so much to all of the individuals and families who have faithfully purchased gift cards through the Scrip program. This is such an easy way to help the teachers and earn credits towards your family tuition account at the same time or donate it to the school tuition assistance program.

If you have any questions about Scrip, please contact Bev Williams or Shannon Schroeder at

2015 GALA News!

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Gala on April 18, 2015! This is the 10th Gala and we have lots of exciting things planned to celebrate this occasion.

The Gala kickoff event is scheduled for October 3, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the social hall, where the 2015 theme will be revealed. There will be appetizers and drinks and a chance to have some fun with friends.

If you missed signing up to help on a committee at parent night, please visit this site and see which role best fits you!

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, September 24: 9 a.m. All School Mass
  • Thursday & Friday, September 25 & 26: State Site Visit
  • Monday, September 29: 6:15 p.m. Marketing Meeting (Sun Room)

Other Opportunities

3T's All Stars

Attention all St. Cecilia kindergarten and first graders. The Ames baseball organization 3T’s All Stars is now offering USSSA Bats Baseball teams and is still in need of 4 players to form a 7U team. If your child will be 7 or younger prior to 5-1-15 we would love to have you try out. The teams provide a more competitive baseball experience while providing quality instruction to improve each and every player. Practices will begin in January. For more information and to set up a time to tryout please go

Iowa Heart Volleyball

See attached for volleyball skills clinic opportunities for 4th and 5th graders.

Volleyball Flyer