SCS Happenings: September 13, 2021

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another...

Dear Parents/Guardians:


What an excellent first few weeks of school! What a joy it is to have us all together. A huge shout out to all of our teachers and staff for your tireless dedication to Saint Catharine of Siena School and Catholic education. We are blessed with such wonderful professionals who strive to be the best for your students.


Thank you to all who were able to spend time with us at Back to School Night. It is greatly appreciated.


Picture day is Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Please have your students wear their school uniforms for pictures. If they have gym on Wednesday, they may bring their gym uniform to change into after pictures. 8th graders have special instructions to wear their formal winter uniforms under their graduation gowns.


Congratulations to our CYO Cross Country Team and Girls Volleyball Team. They are off to a strong start in both of their seasons. Thank you, coaches, volunteers, and athletes, for all that you do to positively contribute to our CYO Program.


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

Welcome, Mrs. Tracy Blunt!

A huge welcome to Mrs. Tracy Blunt to our SCS music program! Mrs. Blunt holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelor's Degree n Music Education. Mrs. Blunt specializes in Piano, vocal music, and Orff instrument music education. Welcome, Mrs. Blunt!

Picture Day

Picture day is this Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Please have your students wear their school uniforms for pictures. If they have gym on Wednesday, they may bring their gym uniform to change into after pictures. 8th graders have special instructions to wear their formal winter uniforms under their graduation gowns.


NO MONEY OR FORMS ARE NEEDED AT THIS TIME.

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL WITH INFORMATION ON

VIEWING AND PURCHASING PICTURES.

AFTERCARE Signups

This Signup Genius is for 2021-2022 this school year. Please check the directions on the signup genius.


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E45AFAF2DA7FF2-aftercare

2021 Wildcat Walk-A-Thon Info

Register to Walk in this year’s 2021 Wildcat Walk-A-Thon ...

Easy as 1, 2, 3!


1. Please go to this link: https://go.dojiggy.io/scswalkathon

2. Click “Sign Up” Button to register yourself and/or your student and set up a fundraising page to share with potential sponsors.

3. In the “Register as a Walker” box, click the “Add to Cart” button and then the “Proceed to Checkout” button - fill in all information (including tee shirt size) followed by the “Pay Free” button to register for FREE and qualify for a free tee shirt.


***REGISTER TO WALK BY Monday, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 in order to unlock some fabulous prizes!*** That’s it!


Now share the link for your fundraising page (updates and additional photos are optional) with friends and family.


THANK YOU for supporting our school. We truly couldn’t do it without you!

September Lunch Menu

Please remember to complete New Student Information System FACTS SIS (District Code is SCS-Pa)

We are replacing OptionC with the FACTS SIS system. Please see the documents below for instructions on setting up your FAMILY PORTAL.


Our district code is SCS-Pa.


Once you set up your FAMILY PORTAL you will be instructed to fill out the ENROLLMENT Packet which are the forms that we send home each year to be filled out on paper. Most of the forms will be processed electronically this year.


We need everything to be filled out by Thursday, August 26th in order to have them ready for the first day of school. Thank you.

SCS Instrumental Band Parent Meeting, 9/14/21. 6:30 pm

School Shoes - may be purchased at any store.

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A Note from the Safe Environment Office

We look with hope to the next school year and want to be prepared for the day when volunteers will be welcomed into the school. As you know, several years ago the Diocese of Allentown began requiring clearances for all volunteers ages 18 and older. Several of these clearances are only valid for 5 years. These include the Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check (PATCH), Child Abuse Clearance, FBI Fingerprints, and Mandated Reporter Certification.

Many volunteers from St. Catharine’s School/Parish have clearances that have already expired or will expire soon. I encourage you to be proactive in renewing your clearances so you are prepared for the day when our school/parish events are fully open.

Please contact Marci Zambito at mzambito@scsreading.org if you are unsure of the status of your clearances or are in need of a payment code for FBI fingerprints. Directives for all clearances can be found at www.scsyouth.weebly.com under the Safe Environment tab.

Thank you!


HSO Wawa Fundraiser

St. Catharine’s HSO is sponsoring a Wawa Hoagie Fundraiser!

Great idea for a road trip, hike, picnic, or the next sporting event this summer! Order a stack of coupons and have them ready for your next adventure!

6” Shortie Hoagie Coupons are $4.00 each

(Retail value of $4.59, savings of $0.59 per hoagie!!)


see form below for ordering

From the Desk of Mrs. Amy Impellizzeri

We are in the process of organizing a directory that includes the contact information of parishioners who are accountants and financial planners. We would also like to organize a networking social for parishioners working in these fields. Please contact our school Advancement Director, Amy Impellizzeri, at aimpellizzeri@scsreading.org, to have your name included in this directory. Thank you!



Now enrolling for the 2021-2022 school year! We currently have a handful of spots left in all of our classes. PreK and Kindergarten in particular are filling up fast, and we expect waitlists to be started by the summer. Go to www.scsreadingschool.org or contact Amy Impellizzeri at aimpellizzeri@scsreading.org to enroll your student today!

The new SCRIP Program Year began on May 1st and ends on April 30, 2022

In order to keep tuition cost low and to provide subsidy to our school, we have implemented a mandatory fundraising program called SCRIP. If you do not participate in the program, the Scrip Fee will be added to your FACTS account.


If you have any questions, please email Cristina Schmehl, our Scrip Coordinator at scripprogramscs@gmail.com.


Please see attached documents for:


  • Scrip Program Packet
  • Scrip Order Form
  • Great Lakes Ordering dates for the SUMMER OF 2021

School Store...New Fundraising Program

When your school's families and friends shop at their favorite online stores through SchoolStore.com, everybody wins! Online retail sales are approaching $200 billion this year, and 80% of all Americans are online. Now is the time to earning money for SCS with no extra cost to you.

SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall where over 350 nationally-known merchants have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like Walmart, Kohls, Sears, Disney Store, Family Book Store, and Barnes & Noble participate.

Customers help your school by making everyday purchases from the nation's top online merchants...with NO COST and NO RISK for your school. Click on the link for more information.


Please be on the lookout for SchoolStore.com informational packets coming home with your students this week!


https://www.schoolstore.net

Monday, October 4, 2021 HSO Meeting - In the school Cafeteria at 6:30pm.

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CYO NEWS


Cross country registration now open!

Please use the following link to sign up for cross country and receive schedule updates over the summer:

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/271870

Cross country is open to all students from kindergarten through eighth grade, practices will begin mid to late August. Please see the flyer for more details.

Girls volleyball registration now open! Please use the following link to sign up for girls volleyball and receive schedule updates over the summer:

https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/272054

Girls volleyball is open to all girls in grades 5 through 8, practices will begin August/September. Please see flyer for more details.

From Nicky Smith, Director of Admissions at Berks Catholic High School

Please take a few minutes to learn about Berks Catholic High School.

We are committed to working with all families who want a faith-based education for their children.

Thank you for choosing Catholic Education.
Nicky Smith
Director of Admissions

https://www.berkscatholicopenhouse.org/

SCS SPIRITWEAR

Please check out this link shopsneakervilla.com from Sneaker Villa for some SCS Spiritwear.
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Box Tops for Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.


You can still clip them and send them to school. Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store. Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home, to SCS.


Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

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