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  • Saint Pius X Catholic School Newsletter

    December 15, 2016 Dear Saint Pius X Family and Friends, Christmas is quickly approaching and the students have been excitedly anticipating this special day through Advent prayer, spiritual acts of mercy, and spirited classroom and prayer buddy activities. The sounds of joy and excitement are resonating throughout our school campus and smiling faces are everywhere. What an especially joyful time it is to be at Saint Pius X School. The students have also been anticipating and preparing for tonights Christmas Program, and we hope you will all join us at 6:30 PM in the church. Due to the 5:15 PM evening Mass in the chapel, we will not be unlocking the church doors until the Mass is completed around 6:00 PM. Students are requested to be in their classrooms between 5:50 and 6:10 PM. Also, due to the cold weather please be sure to send your child with a warm coat this evening. In todays Thursday folder, all parents of third through eighth grade students will be receiving their childs score report from the standardized tests that were taken in the first week of October. Please read the enclosed letter from Mrs. Kathleen Miller, Assistant Superintendent. It should explain in more detail about the scores. In addition, the diocesan webpage has a list of frequently asked questions that might be of help as you review your childs Home Report. Please contact your childs teacher if you have any questions or concerns regarding your childs report. Please remember that we will be having school next week on Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday will be a half-day, and after school care will be available that day should you need childcare. In addition, we will have our school mini-camps available on December 21, 22, and 23 as well as January 2 from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. You can register your child for any day of the mini-camps by going online at www.spxcamps.com. Finally, the faculty, staff, and I wish you and your family and blessed Christmas and joyful New Year. If you and your family are traveling this Christmas break, please travel safely and enjoy your time with family and friends. May you and your family be filled with faith, hope, and love as we all await the coming of our Lord. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! We look forward to seeing you in January! Cheerfully in Christ,

    Ann G. Flynt M.Ed. Principal

    December 15, 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.

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  • December 15, 2016 Dear Parents, Every year, students in grades 3-8 take the Stanford Achievement Test, 10th Edition (SAT 10) the first week in October. Students in grades 5 & 7 also take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, 8th Edition (OLSAT 8) as do our 2nd graders. Today you will be receiving your childs score report for their specific test(s). The SAT 10 is a norm-reference test that measures a students performance and achievement when compared to a similar group. Scores provided include a percentile rank (PR), which is a comparison of your child to other students; a normal curve equivalent score (NCE), which is used to measure growth; and a national stanine (S), which represents equal units of achievement. The OLSAT8 measures cognitive ability. There are verbal and non-verbal scores that relate to a students ability to succeed in school. The achievement/ability comparison score (AAC) compares an individual students performance to a norm-referenced group. The designation of high refers to top 23% of the norm-referenced group, middle refers to the middle 54% and low refers to the lowest 23% of the norm-referenced group. We hope the report is helpful to you. Students do not pass or fail the test, nor does it determine the grade in which they should be assigned. Teachers will be using the information to evaluate curriculum and instructional practices in an effort to meet the diverse learning needs of our students. The test report informs you as to how your child is progressing in a grade. The narrative report that is provided at the bottom of the test results shares not only how your child performed but opportunities to help him/her make further progress. The diocesan webpage has a list of frequently asked questions that might be of help as you review your childs Home Report. Please contact your childs teacher should you have any questions or concerns regarding your childs report. Sincerely,

    Kathleen Miller Assistant Superintendent

    Kathleen D. Miller Assistant Superintendent of Schools

  • Thursday Newsletter There will be no Thursday Newsletter next week due to the early dismissal on Tuesday for Christmas break. Merry Christmas!

    Hot Lunch

    Ordering for lunch served January 16- January 27 Opens: Monday, December 19 at 7:00 am Closes: Wednesday, January 11 at 11:00 pm Please visit http://www.orgsonline.com/ to order. Contact kristinlloyd12@yahoo.com with any questions. Happy New Year! All parents and grandparents who have completed 'Protecting God's Children' are invited to volunteer to serve drinks, snacks and lunch from 11:15am- 12:45pm in the SPX Cafeteria via the link to our Sign Up Genius page. We need at least two volunteers each day so feel free to sign up as often as you can! Our cafeteria is run by volunteers only. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48a5ae29a64-january Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the students of St. Pius X!

    Inclement Weather Information As the possibility of inclement weather approaches, please keep in mind the following St. Pius X School policy on school closings and/or delays: St. Pius X Catholic School will make an independent announcement regarding inclement weather for closing and opening and/or delayed opening of school. This announcement will be made as early as possible. Necessary information will be available via email blast, the school website, and local television stations. The primary source of information is the school website: www.spxschool.com. When school is held during inclement weather, each parent is responsible for making his/her own decision as to whether or not a student may attend school safely. Please note: St. Pius X School does not follow the school closing instructions for Guilford County Schools.

    News from SPX Camps! December 21st-23rd and January 2nd are no school days due to Christmas Break. Come join SPX Camps for our Christmas Mini-Camps! Well enjoy games, sports, crafts, music, and Legos. This Mini-Camp runs from 8:30am-5:30pm each day, and the cost is $45 per day.

    New Painting Classes with Ms. Boles are being offered for winter. Campers will have the opportunity to paint a snowy winter scene during this session that begins after Christmas Break. See our flyers in this newsletter for more information, and register at spxcamps.com.

    Bishop McGuinness Athletics Signs with Adidas

    The Bishop McGuinness Athletic Program has signed a sponsorship contract with Adidas. Bishop McGuinness Athletics will be officially sponsored by Adidas and is now an Adidas Branded School. The sponsorship will be a great financial and marketing benefit to the school and athletic program.

    Looking Ahead 12/15 SPX School Christmas Program, 6:30 pm (Church) Students should arrive to classroom by 6:10 pm 12/16 Advent Prayer Service, 8:15 am 12/17 Basketball vs BSS, 9:30 am 12/19 Advent Prayer Service, 8:15 am 12/20 Noon Dismissal ASC until 6:00 pm Elizabeths Pizza Night, 4:00-10:00 pm 12/21-1/2 Christmas Break 12/25 Merry Christmas! 1/1 Happy New Year! 1/3 Classes Resume 1/6 Stewardship No Uniform Day - $1 or more donation

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  • Thank you to those who have donated to the Triad Catholic Schools Annual Giving Campaign on behalf of Saint Pius X School. We have so far raised $7,559 of our $20,000 goal!

    Irene and Joseph Ade

    Julieo and Antonette Aguilera

    Nancy Balderacchi

    Helene Belfi

    Elizabeth and Clark Bell

    Catherine and Peter Bergstrom

    Mr. and Mrs. Caarlo Bofill

    Rachel and Gregory Brown

    Lisa and Gregory Costello

    Amanda and Thomas Cromartie

    Virginia and Darryl Daniel

    Dr. Mary Ann Dimaguila and Mr. Tomas

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    Carol Dowling

    Vivian and Carl Essa

    Kathleen and Douglas Faison

    Ann and Charles Flynt

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    Julie and Blake Hurt

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    Helene Pandone

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    Amber and Michael Register

    Zoe and William Rosselle, Jr.

    Diane and Timothy Samelak

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    Patricia and Glenn Spivey

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