Principal Notes 12/19/2014

St. Cecilia School

Notes from the Principal

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From all of the staff, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that you have a special Christmas season. The joy that the students bring to us during Advent is contagious and they truly do help us to remember the true meaning of the season. I know the staff enjoys the Christmas break as a chance to be with their families, but I know that once Christmas is over we are ready to be back with the students. We look forward to the students returning on January 5th!

Erv Rowlands

Ervin A. Rowlands

Principal, St. Cecilia's School

Hearing Screening

On Wednesday and Thursday, January 7th and 8th, we will be holding our hearing screenings for kindergarten through fifth grades. Please see the attached parent letter form Heartland AEA 11.

Hearing Screening Info

Owls Club – Help Wanted

Starting January 5, 2015, we are in need of another Owls Club employee. The person must be 18 years of age and willing to work Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. Hours may vary. If interested, please call Mrs. Judi Blum at #515-460-4391. Thank you.

St. Cecilia Playgroup

St. Cecilia Playgroup & Parent Fellowship meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month after the 9:00 Mass (approximately 10:00-11:15 a.m.). The next two dates will be January 7 & 21. The group meets in the South Social Hall at St. Cecilia Church. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the email reminder list, please contact Jessica Loecke at or (515) 451-8126. All are welcome!

Gala - Silent Auction Help

Lezli Pelzer ( and Mariana Rossoni Serao ( are asking for help. Please follow the link below to sign up for businesses you'd feel comfortable visiting to ask for a donation for the St. Cecilia Gala Silent Auction. It is always helpful to have a personal connection to a place so if you are a frequent customer or know an owner or manager please consider asking them for a donation. Even if you only want to visit one or two that is still a big help! Also, if you have new ideas for items or places to visit please contact Lezli or Mariana. Think of it as a treasure hunt for grown ups and have fun!

Gala - Live Auction Help

We are looking for new ideas and venues for the 2015 Live Auction. Please contact Mindy Stahr ( or 515-450-1037) if you have ideas. We are looking for accommodation in fun places to put with our packages. Right now we are particularly looking for accommodation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Next Meeting – Wednesday, January at 7:00 in the Sun Room

Christmas Break

Please note that we will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 19th. Our Christmas break will be until Sunday, January 4, 2015. School and preschool classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. We hope you have a safe and relaxing Christmas break that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas. God’s blessings!

St. Cecilia Talent Show

Dear Parents of All Talented St. Cecilia Students,

The St. Cecilia Talent Show will be presented in conjunction with Catholic Education Week and will be open for the public to attend! It is currently scheduled for Sunday afternoon,January 25 following the pasta lunch. Auditions will be held the week of January 5. There will be a sign up for audition times online very soon. More information will be forthcoming.


Angi Nespor

Preschool Round Up

Please note that due to a conflict in the building, we have rescheduled our Preschool Round Up from Thursday, January 15th to Tuesday, January 20th. This parent meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the social hall. Please change this on your January calendar. Please share this information with any prospective families. More details to follow soon.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, 12/22/14 to Friday, 01/02/15: Christmas Break
  • Monday 01/05/2015: Classes Resume

Other Events

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