SCS News Brief

December 6, 2018

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First Friday Mass 12/7/18

Msgr. Cullen and I would like to invite you to a very special First Friday Mass scheduled for Friday, December 7th at 9:00 AM in the SCS gymnasium. We will have a special presentation of our National Blue Ribbon award, as well as the raising of our National Blue Ribbon School flag. After Mass, parents are welcomed to stay and join us for brunch in our cafeteria. We are planning a special surprise activity for our students that afternoon to continue the celebration of our award.


Students have been provided Blue Ribbon t-shirts, generously donated by THRIVE Spine and Sports Rehab, to be worn with their Gym uniforms on Friday, 12/7.

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Thank you SCS 5k Committee!

The SCS Christmas 5k was a huge success! Nearly 400 runners came out on a beautiful December day to support SCS Athletics! Thank you to our generous sponsors that support such an important cause. We appreciate all members of our school community that joined us!


Special thanks to our amazing SCS Christmas 5k committee that made the day possible: Mrs. Cichon, Mrs. Heyward, Mrs. Irausquin, Mrs. Wilton, Mrs. Boles, Mrs. Backes, and Mrs. Meixsell! We are blessed to have parent volunteers that give so much time to SCS!

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Photographer Needed

The PTA is looking for a few photographers to take pictures at various school events as well as SCS athletics teams. If you are interested, please email scsptapresident@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

12/7 9:00 AM First Friday Mass and School Blue Ribbon Celebration

PTA Pizza Day


12/14 PTA Pizza Day


12/19 Christmas Show 6:00 PM Doors Open, 6:30 PM Start of Show


12/20 Christmas Prayer Service 9:00 AM

Student Dress Down Day: Christmas PJs (school appropriate, no slippers)

Early Dismissal 12:30 PM


School Resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019


1/4 First Friday Mass 9:00 AM

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Santa Sale

Sales reached an all time high at SCS during this Christmas Season! Our annual Santa Sale provided students in PreK through grade 5 an opportunity to shop and purchase Christmas gifts for all of their families members, and perhaps a gift or two for themselves.... Students in grades 6 through 8 assisted the younger students while they shopped, and even helped them wrap their gifts!


We had over 25 parent volunteers spend their day with us to support the Santa Sale! Thank you parents for the gift of your time this Christmas Season!

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We love receiving Christmas cards from our SCS families!

We love receiving Christmas cards from our SCS families! Send in your card and we will post it on our bulletin board outside of the main office for all to see... We love to show all of the wonderful families that are a part of our special community! Let's fill up the entire bulletin board!
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Christmas Show

The annual Christmas show is quickly approaching! We anticipate all students and families will be joining us on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00 PM, with our show starting promptly at 6:30 PM. Students will be dismissed after the show from their child's homeroom teacher's classroom. In respect to all of the performers, we respectfully request that all audience members wait until the end to pick up your child.


Student dress code: We request that all students come to the show dressed in Christmas attire, as if they were attending a family Christmas party. Parents, please use your parental discretion and have them dressed appropriately.

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St. Catharine School and Diocese of Trenton Principals recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education for their National Blue Ribbon School award

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PTA provides Advent wreaths to SCS homerooms!

As we prepare for Christmas, the PTA generously donated material for students to create Advent wreaths in school. Advent wreaths were delivered to each homeroom by our students, providing classrooms with a brand new Advent wreath to help students pray and reflect on a daily basis, awaiting the birth of Jesus on Christmas day!
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