Saint Pius X Catholic School Newsletter
Dear Saint Pius X Family and Friends,
Thank you for all of your support and well wishes regarding my recent announcement. The number of
emails and special notes that I have received from parents and community members has been overwhelming
and greatly appreciated. I am blessed and grateful every day to be part of the Saint Pius X community.
As you may have seen on our schools Saint Pius X Facebook page, all four of our SPX PECSAA basketball
teams were successful at this past weekends PECSAA Basketball Tournament. Both of our Varsity
PECSAA Boys and Girls Basketball Teams placed 1st in the tournament and both of our Junior Varsity
PECSAA Boys and Girls Teams placed 2nd
. Congratulations to our basketball teams and cheerleading
squads for a job well done! Tomorrow, our three SPX Varsity Basketball Teams and Varsity Cheerleading
Squad will be dismissing early to travel to Charlotte and join other teams from NC, VA, SC, and GA to
compete in this weekends 2016 Shamrock Basketball Tournament. Go Comets!
Finally, please mark your calendars for our upcoming spring social and fundraiser event. Each year, we
alternate between a full-scale gala (BASH) and a more-low key event. This year, we are planning a
Casino Night to be held on Saturday, April 30. More information will be forthcoming from our Casino
Night Committee led by Dean Edwards. In the meantime, please save the date for Saturday,
In Christ love,
Anne W. Knapke
February 18, 2016
Mission Statement Saint Pius the Tenth Catholic School
Saint Pius the Tenth Catholic School places Christ at the center of all that we do. Partnering with our parents and parish communities, we create a challenging and innovative academic experience that inspires and prepares our students to be capable leaders of positive change.
Hot Lunch Ordering for lunch served March 7- 18 Opens Monday, Feb. 22nd at 9:00 AM and closes Wednesday, March 2nd at 11:00 PM. Please visit http://www.orgsonline.com/ to order. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Dont Forget to Re-register! The Saint Pius X School 2016-2017 Re-registration Packet was emailed to all school families last Thursday. The re-registration deadline to guarantee your childs placement is Friday, March 4. Please contact the school office if you have any questions.
Girl Scout Pet Food Drive The St. Pius X Girl Scout Troop #02486 is holding a pet food drive for the Guildford County Animal Shelter through the end of the month of February. Boxes are placed around the school to collect donated items.
Catch a Comet Fun Run Reminder! Dont forget to include your Catch a Comet Fun Run donations when filing your taxes this year. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Wise, SPX Business Manager, at email@example.com or Julie Trindel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You to Air Fun Trampoline Park for their generous donations of 2 class parties. If you havent already, please dont forget to use the free passes to Air Fun. Your children will have a great time!!!
Love and Mercy Poetry Contest Winners The St. Pius X Journalism Club would like to offer congratulations to Lena Prylow from class 2D for being the first place winner of the Love and Mercy Poetry Contest. Congratulations also go to second place winner Sophie Wells from class 7F, and third place winner Harrison Hubard from class 3P. Each winner received prizes for themselves and their classmates for their hard work and creativity.
St. Jude Math-A-Thon News The St. Jude Math-A-Thon booklets were ordered last week. The students should receive them this week. Please make sure your child completes the math and collects the pledge money. Thank you for participating in this program benefiting St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. It is one of the worlds premier centers for research and treatment of childhood cancer. It is a beacon of hope to families everywhere whose children are fighting for their lives. In fact, St. Jude treats the worlds sickest children, and they do it for free no family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives. Your child and the donations gathered help make this possible.
Thank you, Lorraine Malphurs, Coordinator
Welcome New SPX Families! Please join us in welcoming the following new families to Saint Pius X Catholic School:
Scott and Mary Elizabeth Ballard Sydney Ballard, 7-L
Mr. Ly Vo and Mrs. Hoang Le
Adrian Vo, 3-P
Looking Ahead 2/19 3
rd Gr., Freedom Train (Carolina Theatre),
8:45-11:45 AM Noon Dismissal for Varsity Basketball players and Cheerleaders 2/19-2/21 Shamrock Basketball Tournament, Charlotte Go Comets!!! 2/23 School Mass, 8:30 AM 8
th Gr. Model UN at Bishop McGuinness
Gr., Aarvy Aardvark Puppet Show, 9:00 AM (3-L) 9:45 AM (3-P) Gr. K-1, Creature Teacher, 9:15 AM 2-D, Lowes Foods, 8:50-10:45 AM SPX Night at Feeneys Yogurt, 4:00-8:00 PM 2/25 2-M, Lowes Foods, 12:00-2:30 PM 2/26 Battle of the Books District Competition at OLG, Good Luck, Comets! Middle School Dance, 7:00-9:30 PM 2/27 ABC Screenings 2/29 Jump Rope for Heart Assembly 3/1 School Mass, 8:30 AM 3/3 4
th grade Womens ACC Tournament,
9:30 AM- 1:30 PM 3/4 End of 2
nd Trimester Noon Dismissal
Stewardship No Uniform Day - $1 or more donation Re-registration Deadline for guaranteed placement 3/7 Winter Sports Awards, 5:30 PM (Connolly Gym)
Thank you to those who have donated to the Triad Catholic Schools Annual Giving Campaign on behalf of Saint Pius X. We have so far raised $11,200 of our $20,000 goal!
Mary Baker Nancy Balderacchi
Helene Belfi Pater and Catherine Bergstrom
Charles and Maria Bliss Craig and Lucy Callahan
Samuel and Kathleen Chinnis Greg and Lisa Costello
Thomas and Amanda Cromartie Lesley Dunaway
Carl and Vivian Essa Douglas and Kathleen Faison
Chip and Ann Flynt Nicholas and Laurie Foltz
Tony Garcia and Maria Gomes Garcia Carl and Debbie Gessner
Dorothy Green Daniel and Andrea Guerrini Troy and Virginia Hewgley Pierre and Lucy Horvath
Stephen and Diane Jackson Bill and Pam Johnson Dan and Kelly Jones
Denny and Jennifer Kerns Robert Kertickles
Kris and Anne Knapke Scott and Kim Knox
Tommy and April Lawrence Mike and Chris Lemnios
Mike and Mary Ellen Liebal Peter Lombardo
Charles and Jackie Longino Donald MacCloskey
John and Anne Macner
Bryon and Lorraine Malphurs Monsignor Anthony J. Marcaccio
Carol Marsh Chris and Lesley Meadows Marc and Suzanne Miller Bob and Regina Morris
Nicholas and Flor Neiers Jo Ann Newman Frances Nolan
Jason and Stacey Ofsanko Robert and Susan OHale
Helene Pandone Chris Parr
Mike and Amber Register Richard and Barbara Romak
William and Zoe Rosselle Mark and Judith Rov
John and Sarah Sherrill Doug and Karen Smith
Donald and Alison Soucy Glenn and Patricia Spivey
Joseph and Patricia Stavola Richard and Amy Stehlin
Jeff and Amy Stoller Holly Sutherland
Robert and Eileen Tatum Arnie and Kathleen Thompson
Tom Tracy Richard and Ashley Vanore
Andres von Vajna Drew and Brandy Wofford Doug and Joan Workman
Ben and Alice Yorks Matt and Sarah Zukowski
Please consider making a donation. Online donations can be made at https://charlottediocese.thankyou4caring.org/TRIADEducationFoundationDonations.
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A Yearbook Order Form Will Be Included In Next Weeks Thursday Folder
Order deadline: Friday, April 15, 2016. Book price: $35.00
No Book Orders Will Be Accepted After Friday, April 15
No Extra Yearbooks Will Be Available For Sale
When ordering yearbooks, please make checks payable to St. Pius X School (Write yearbook order in memo area of check.)
ORDER YOUR FULL COLOR AD NOW!!!
Full page ad: $155 (8 x11 ) Half page ad: $85 (8 x5 ) Images must be 300 dpi or higher
The yearbook ad deadline is: Friday, April 8, 2016
Please make checks payable to Saint Pius X School
Write yearbook ad in memo area of check
Send checks to school in an envelope addressed Yearbook Ad
Send your yearbook as a jpeg file to Mr. Parker at email@example.com
(Hard copies WILL NOT be accepted.)
Questions: Contact Mr. Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credit: Pamplin Media Group
Announcing national bestselling authors
Roland and Marie Smith to St. Pius X! April 6, 2016
Roland and Marie will be visiting as part of a nationwide 10,000 mile, 100+ school tour that kicked off yesterday from their hometown in Oregon! Roland is the author of many bestselling action-adventure fiction books beloved by students in grade 4-8 including: Peak The Edge Beneath IQ Series Stormrunners series Cryptid Hunters series 39 Clues: Shatterproof .and many others!!!
Roland and Marie also write nonfiction books tog