The SCS Wednesday News Brief

September 20, 2017

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Quick Updates

SCS Instrumental Band and Food Night, September 25th


All SCS students and parents are encouraged to attend! Every student that attends gets an SCS Homework Pass!


Just Added! Special Presentation: Our new lunch provider, No Fuss Lunch! Please be sure to REGISTER for the event and to "checkout" a ticket in order to RSVP as No Fuss Lunch plans to bring food for our attendees and we certainly want to make sure we have enough for each and every one of you!

Instrumental Petting Zoo: Manasquan Music and Dance Company will be hosting an Instrumental Petting Zoo where students will have the chance to explore and try out a wide variety of instruments. This year, students in grades 4-8th may register for group and private instrumental lessons with Mansquan Music and Dance Company.

Please be sure to arrive at 7:00 PM for a presentation by No Fuss Lunch as well as from the Manasquan Music and Dance Company. All are encouraged to attend!


Students must be accompanied by their parent


Register for the event with this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scs-petting-zoo-instrumental-band-and-food-night-925-700-pm-tickets-38006207590



  • Parents, please join us at our upcoming Back to School Night on Thursday, September 28th. We have arranged two separate sessions for any family that may have multiple children in our school to provide an additional opportunity for you to meet their teachers. Session 1 Start Time: 6:00 PM Session 2 Start Time: 7:20 PM


  • We are very excited to announce that this school year our first through fifth grade students' reading levels will be assessed using the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition (DRA2). Starting next week our new Literacy Coach, Mrs. Kate Hoppe, will be working with your child to determine his or her independent reading level. Soon, a student reading survey will be making its way to you that is part of this assessment process. It is two sided and we ask that you fill it out at home with your student and return it back to your student's teacher at your earliest convenience. As always we thank you for all you do in improving your student's educational experience!


  • Upcoming Virtus Training for potential Parent Volunteers: Virtus Training on Wednesday October 11 at St. Margarets Church from 5 to 7pm
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Meet some of our new staff!

Literacy Coach, Kate Hoppe:


Hello! My name is Kate Hoppe. I am Saint Catharine School's new Reading Coach. I received my undergraduate degree from Rider University where I doubled majored in Elementary Education and Spanish. Upon graduation I earned my first teaching job as a third grade, and later first grade, teacher in the Manchester Township School District. I then went on to study at Georgian Court University and obtained my masters degree in Education with a certification as a Reading Specialist. I am married to my wonderful husband, Jeff, and we have 3 very silly and smart daughters. Our oldest daughter is Nora, 7, our middle is Paige, 5, and Ella is 2. We also have a cat named Caesar who is adored by everyone, except my husband because he is allergic to him! I am truly blessed and I am so excited to be apart of the Saint Catharine School team!



Technology Teacher, Amanda Davies: Amanda Davies is overjoyed to be joining the St. Catharine School family as the new technology teacher. Miss Davies was born in Staten Island, New York and attended St. Teresa's school from Pre-K - 8th grade. She moved to Barnegat, NJ in 2009 where she attended Barnegat High School. Miss Davies attended college at Rider University where she received her Bachelors degree in elementary education and theatre studies and a certificate in technology; she graduated with magma cum laude honors. Miss Davies has recently received her Google level 1 certificate as well. In her free time, Miss Davies enjoys attending and watching as much theater as possible and playing with her two cats, Salem and Bubbles. Miss Davies is a part of St. Mary's church in Barnegat, NJ, where she was a CCD teacher while in high school.


STEM Coach, Michael Perez: I am very excited to join the Saint Catharine School community! I was the Technology teacher for 2 years at Midtown Community Elementary School in Neptune. I helped to create a Computer Club for the students to work on different projects like coding. I love teaching, especially challenging students to learn new and creative ideas which they can apply to the real world. I have a B.A Degree in Organizational Management and I am currently working on my Masters in Educational Technology through Central Michigan University. I have two adopted daughters whom I love spending time with and my hobbies include bowling, traveling, visiting college football stadiums and coaching soccer and basketball.


Follow Mr. Perez and all of his students' exciting learning experiences on twitter @SCSSTEMTEACHER

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SCS Alumni News (Photo Below)

Peter Ferraro (SCS class of 2015) and Max Ferraro (SCS class of 2017) being awarded the Lt. Dennis Zilinski II Scholarship at the annual CBA Scholars Reception. This scholarship is given to a student(s) that develops and executes a service project connected with the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund to support our troops serving around the world and to include involvement of the student body of Christian Brothers Academy as well as the community at large.


Peter and Max created the Ferraro Brothers for Brothers scholarship campaign in partnership with the Folder Flag Foundation in honor of Lt. Dennis Zilinski, to award the son of a military family a full scholarship to attend CBA.

We are so proud of Peter and Max and we wish them continued success at CBA!


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Upcoming Events

9/25 Picture Day


9/25 SCS Music Night! Instrumental Petting Zoo 7:00 PM


9/28 Back to School Night 6:00 PM

*schedule included in news brief and attached in an email sent to all parents.


9/29 PTA Pizza Day


10/3 8th Grade RITE of Enrollment Mass 7:00 PM at SCS


10/4 Blessing of the Pets, after school SCS playground area


10/6 First Friday Mass 9:00 AM

Chromebook Insurance forms due.


10/9 School Closed


10/10 School Closed, Staff Professional Development Day

6:00 PM Olympic Night


10/11 Virtus Training Session 5-7PM St. Margaret's Church


10/13 PTA Pizza Day


10/31 Halloween Parade 12:45 PM


11/1 All Saints Day Mass 9:00 AM (No first Friday mass on 11/3)



To view all upcoming events on the SCS Calendar, please click here: http://www.stcatharineschool.net/scsl/Calendar/

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Athletics

ALL SOCCER PARTICIPATION FEES ARE TO BE PAID THROUGH

PAY PAL.

ALL SOCCER UNIFORM FEES ARE TO BE SENT BACK IN

ENVELOPE TO MRS. MEIXSELL.


BASKETBALL/CHEER SEASON BEGINS OCT. 15.


WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION SEPT. 15-OCT. 12

(BASKETBALL/CHEERLEADERS)


OLYMPIC NIGHT REGISTRATION SEPT. 13-SEPT. 30

GRADES 3-8

PRACTICES-OCT 2 & OCT 4 5-6:30 SCS SCHOOLYARD


OLYMPIC NIGHT TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 RAINDATE OCT. 11

6:00 p.m. ANTRIUM SCHOOL PT PLEASANT


SCS REGULATIONS REGARDING PHYSICALS- REMINDER


NEW JERSEY STATE LAW STATES THE PRIMARY REPONSIBILITY FOR THE HEALTH OF A CHILD RESTS WITH THE PARENT/GUARDIAN AND THEIR

FAMILY PHYSICIAN OR PRIMARY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.

ALL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TRY OUT OR PARTICIPATE ON ANY ATHLETIC TEAM MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL.

SPORTS PHYSICALS ARE GOOD FOR ONLY 1YEAR AND MUST BE SUBMITTED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. THERE ARE 3 SPORTS SEASONS(FALL, WINTER, SPRING).

NO CHILD IS PERMITTED TO TRYOUT OR PRACTICE FOR A SPORT WITHOUT A COMPLETED PHYSICAL APPROVED BY THE NURSE AND PRINCIPAL.

ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE GIVEN TO MRS. KULAGA TO TRYOUT OR PRACTICE.


SCS CHRISTMAS 5 K RUN

PLEASE SEE IN WHITE ENVELOPE CHRISTMAS 5K RUN FLYER & SPONSORSHIP FORMS.

ELLEN MEIXSELL

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

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