SCS Summer News Brief

July 27, 2017

Please join us for a very special event

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We have a new lunch provider!

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Quick Updates and Reminders

We hope this news brief finds you enjoying all that the summer season has to offer! We would once again like to express our appreciation to all of the families that supported our Candlelight Ball fundraiser. It was a fantastic evening for the school and parish community and we look forward to seeing you all attend next year!


As it seems to do every year, summer is flying by and we would like to send out a few reminders regarding some important items for the upcoming school year:


Summer Reading/Math Enrichment: http://www.stcatharineschool.net/scsl/Academics/Summer%20Reading%20and%20Math/


School Supplies: http://www.stcatharineschool.net/scsl/News/School%20Supplies%202017-18/Suggested%20Student%20School%20Supplies%202017-2018


Parent Volunteering

Volunteering requires attending a Virtus training session as well as getting finger printed. If you already have done so, please check your finger printing expiration date as it does require periodic updating.


***SCS Virtus Training Session: August 3rd 6:00 PM at St. Catharine School***


Here is a list of upcoming Virtus training in the Trenton diocese *parents can attend at a different location does not need to be at St. Catharine Parish:

https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/reg_list2.cfm?theme=0


Instructions on how to get finger printed and how to sign up.

http://www.stcatharineschool.net/scsl/Parents/Volunteer%20at%20SCS/Voluneer%20Fingerprinting.pdf?1499795613




Please be sure to look at our upcoming events below. Outside of our PreK/K orientations, the first day of school for all students will be on Tuesday, September 5th. All students are to report to our recess area where we will line up by grade level on our outdoor basketball courts . All parents must stay outside of the recess area, behind the fence. If we happen to experience bad weather, students are to be dropped off at the carport or front entrance, so they may immediately enter the school building. Staff members will direct the students to the gym/cafeteria.


Once students have entered and are settled in the building, we welcome parents to join us for a welcome back breakfast in the school cafeteria. A light continental breakfast will be served- we encourage all to join us!

Upcoming events

August


8/3 Virtus Training 6PM SCS Cafeteria


8/24 New Family Reception 6PM SCS Cafeteria


September


9/1 PreK-3 Prek-4 Kindergarten Orientation 9AM-11AM


9/5 First Day of School All Students- Early Dismissal 12:30 PM


9/6 Early Dismissal 12:30 PM


9/8 First Friday Mass 9AM


9/9 Special Event: 4:00 PM Mass, Blessing of the Playground, SCS Playground Area



Athletics Update

ATHLETICS


REMINDER: FINAL FALL REGISTRATION

FRIDAY, JULY 28-AUGUST 13

IN REGISTERING, A REMINDER THAT PEE WEEK/CROSS COUNTRY

ARE PAID THROUGH PAY PAL UPON REGISTRATION.

ATHLETIC FEES MUST BE PAID ONCE A STUDENTS IS SELECTED TO

PARTICIPATE AS A TEAM MEMBER. NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO

PARTICIPATE OR PLAY UNLESS THE FEES ARE PAID.

PLEASE NOTE

SOCCER- IS OPEN TO GR 6-8 (5TH GR IF NECESSARY) SO 5TH GR CAN

ALSO REGISTER.

PHYSICALS- MUST BE CURRENT & GIVEN TO MRS. KULAGA BEFORE TRYOUTS.

Ellen Meixsell


Special Thanks from Mrs. Meixsell

I personally would like to express my sincere gratitude for being chosen as one of the honorees for the Candlelight Ball & to be able to share it with both Sr. Margo & Kathy Cunningham. I was so deeply touched and humbled by the recognition. As I mentioned in my speech, teaching at SCS is not a job but something that I love to do everyday. Being able to teach, inspire, guide and direct young people is something that I truly have a passion about. I have always felt that God places us where he thinks we will make a difference.

The evening was spectacular from beginning to end. The PTA truly outdid themselves and I can’t imagine the hours it took to accomplish such a wonderful, enjoyable and incredible evening. All of you are an inspiration in bringing our school community together & to host an event that all will be talking about for quite awhile. Our Candlelight Ball was incredible with so much love and fellowship. And what a gift to me that throughout my years at SCS I have had the opportunity to know both the students as well as the parents.

Thank you again for one of the most memorable evenings of my life. I will never forget how special the evening was to share with my family, friends, colleagues, former & present parents & students.


God Bless You,

Ellen

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Mission of Mercy Nigeria


Sr. Carole introduced Sr. Karen Schneider to Curran Magnusson and Connor Martin who are interested in traveling to Nigeria with her team of American physicians, residents, and nurses. Sister Karen is a pediatrician from Johns Hopkins Hospital who travels extensively to Haiti and Africa to provide medical assistance to children. Curran attends the Academy of Allied Health and Science and Connor is a student at Communications High School. Both boys are juniors in school and have been interested in the African journey since they were Sr. Carole’s students at St. Catharine School. Parents Barbara Magnusson and Maureen Martin were present at the preparatory meeting for the boys’ August trip with many questions and a Nigerian checklist that was being explained by Sr. Karen.

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