SCS Happenings: March 29, 2021

Saint Catharine of Siena, pray for us.

From One Wildcat to Another...

Dear Parents/Guardians:

A great week with more students in the building. We are looking forward to having our 8th, 6h, and 5th grade back next week.

As the weather warms and windows begin to open, your student may become a little chilly. Please have your student pack their handbook-approved gym sweatshirt or gym jackets for such an occasion. Although spring uniforms are coming soon, the days may still be chilly, so please plan accordingly. We thank you in advance for your kind cooperation and adherence to the school uniform dress code.

During this "Holy" Week, Monsignor Treston asked us this week at mass to add a little something to make this week a true "Holy Week". He stressed that it did not have to be a huge undertaking, just a little something out of the ordinary for us as an individual. Perhaps say an extra Hail Mary, say the Rosary, attend adoration, attend a weekday mass...

The Seventh Grade, under the direction of Mr. Tomczyk, Mrs. Stroud, Mrs. Lavanga, and Mrs. Heiser completed their Lenten Gift of the Presentation of the Living Stations for you. It is our hope that you can find a few minutes of quiet time and serenity to view and pray with our students as you view this beautiful version of the Way of the Cross. Thank you, Seventh Grade, for this beautiful prayer.

Please be assured of our continued prayers for you and your family. May you have a joyous Easter with family and friends, a peaceful moment to yourself, and time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate with those who love you most.

We look forward to seeing everyone Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the spring uniforms.

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

The Living Stations of the Cross Presented by the Seventh Grade of Saint Catharine of Siena School

**JUST A REMINDER ** - The commuter line does not begin until 3 pm pick-up time. DO NOT enter the lot until 3 pm**

Wednesday, March 31st is a half day. (NO AFTERCARE)

PreK - Dismissal will be at 11:20 AM.

Grades K thru 8th - Dismissal will be at 12NOON. DO NOT enter the Parking Lot until NOON.

Thank you.

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The cereal box drive will be extended for a few weeks after Easter. Please donate what you can. Thank you.

AFTERCARE Signups for the rest of this school year.

This Signup Genius is for the rest of this school year. Please check the directions on the signup genius if you need aftercare every day that your child attends school.


We encourage the packing of nut-free lunches this year. Due to COVID restrictions, the students are eating in various places around our campus. They are dining either in classrooms, the cafeteria, or alfresco if weather permits.

A nut-free table is not available this year. Therefore, we are asking that nut-free lunches and snacks be brought to school this year. We thank you for your support and your respectful cooperation in this matter.

The cafeteria will be serving a limited menu if the lunch service is needed. The EVER POPULAR meatball sub is back! Yum! and PIEROGIES YUM!YUM!!YUM!!!

School Store...New Fundraising Program

When your school's families and friends shop at their favorite online stores through, 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. 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 informational packets coming home with your students this week!
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CYO Spring Sports

CYO Spring Sports begin the week of March 15th! Please see the attached flyers for more information.
TRACK & FIELD is open to ALL students, including full virtual and Prep GRADES 5-8
Please use the following link to register:

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL skill training practices to be held outdoors - open to ALL girls in grades 5-8, including full virtual and Prep
Please use the following link to register:

3RD & 4TH GRADE BASKETBALL skill training practices.
Please use the following link to register:

Please contact Cristina Schmehl ( or Keith Lawlor ( with any questions.

Join us for the 19th annual CYO golf tournament and lunch on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Reading Country Club. Please see the flyer for details.

CYO Executive Board

Monsignor Edward Domin, Pastor

Mrs. Marcella Kraycik, Principal

From Mrs. Miller, the School Nurse

Dear SCS Parents and Guardians,

Please continue to keep your child home and notify me or Mrs. Kraycik if

  • Your child or anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of illness (Please see attached list)

  • Anyone in your household is awaiting results of a Covid-19 test or has tested positive for Covid-19

  • Your child has been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of illness

  • Anyone in your family has been in contact with someone who is awaiting results of a Covid-19 test or has tested positive for Covid-19

We are committed to ensuring the safeguard of the health of the members of our school community, all extended family members, and the greater community. This remains our top priority.

I pray that the New Year brings peace, hope, and comfort to each of you and your families; and I thank you again for your cooperation as we move forward.

Erin Miller

SCS School Nurse

April 6, 2021 HSO Meeting - In the school Cafeteria at 6:30pm.

Berks Catholic Junior High Sports Registration

Berks Catholic High School Junior High Sports Registration for the following sports:

  • Soccer (Fall)need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Soccer(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Field Hockey(Fall) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • *Football(Fall) need minimum 20 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Cheerleading(Fall) need minimum 8 for a squad REGISTRATION DEADLINE 8/1/2021
  • Baseball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/7/2021
  • Softball(Spring) need minimum 15 for a team REGISTRATION DEADLINE 3/7/2021

*Junior High Football is for Students in Grades 8 and 9

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


Please check out this link from Sneaker Villa for some SCS Spiritwear.

Wawa Fundraiser

We have a limited number of Wawa Hoagie Certificates left from our Summer Fundraiser.

These certificates would make great Easter Basket Stuffers.

See form below.

Scrip Volunteers Needed for the 3rd Sunday

We are looking for a volunteer to sell SCRIP for the 3rd Sunday of every month, 1st shift (7:15am - 10:15a.m). If you are looking to volunteer, but your time is limited, this is a great option! You will sell 12x a year, and if you need a sub for a month off or want to switch a shift during any month, simply reach out to the other sellers!

Please contact Cristina Schmehl at

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 have any questions, please email Cristina Schmehl, our Scrip Coordinator at

Please see attached documents for:

  • Scrip Program Packet
  • Scrip Order Form
  • Great Lakes Ordering dates for the 2020-2021 School Year.
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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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