Saint Pius X Catholic School Newsletter
Dear Saint Pius X Family and Friends, Catholic Schools Week continues at a fast pace as we have enjoyed many fun events this week. The week started off with a breakfast for teachers on Monday morning with special thanks from our spirituality committee for hosting this lovely meal. Bishop McGuinness High School sent thirty-eight of our alumni to read to our students on Monday afternoon, and we all enjoyed the company of these fantastic young men and woman. It was exciting for us to have so many of our former students wanting to come back to spend some quality time with us at Saint Pius X. On Tuesday we enjoyed a school Mass led by students from a variety of age groups, and Monsignor Marcaccio had a beautiful homily to share with us all. Wednesday began with teachers passing out conversation hearts to our parents thanking them for sending their children to our Catholic school. The day continued with a very successful open house for prospective parents who are interested in learning more about our school. We also had special guest speakers, Mr. Flannery and Mrs. Lasley, who shared information about Reelin for Research, a local charity that we are supporting with our No Dress Code Day on Friday for all of our 456 students. Wednesday ended with a special treat of a No Homework day for the students. Today, the faculty and staff were treated to a special luncheon at the Simmons Parish Center hosted by our PTO. A special thank you goes to Mrs. King and her committee for making the faculty and staff feel so loved. Friday is shaping up to be a wonderful day with our No Uniform Day Friday, along with free pizza for all of the students and our PTO Family Valentines Day Dance on Friday night. If you have not yet purchased tickets, please know that you can buy tickets at the door. The dance will be held on Friday night at 7:00-9:00 PM in the Connolly Athletic Center. On Saturday we have home basketball games against Our Lady of Grace. Our eighth grade recognition for our eighth grade student athletes will take place between the boys junior varsity basketball game and the varsity girls basketball game. Whew, after all of this activity one would think we need a rest, but no, next week begins our spirit week culminating with the PECSSA tournament next weekend. Please consult the list in todays newsletter for our special dress up days next week. Dressing up is optional, but it is a fun way to show your school spirit! We are planning our eighth grade trip to Washington D. C. and we hope to have more information about this great trip in the next week or so. Information will be emailed to all families of eighth grade students once all arrangements are complete. I hope you all have had a fabulous Catholic Schools Week, and I want to personally thank each and every parent for all of your support of Saint Pius X Catholic School. We have a wonderful school community and I feel truly blessed to be a small part of it. Cheerfully in Christ,
Ann G. Flynt, M.Ed. Principal
February 2, 2017
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.
Looking Ahead 2/3 No Uniform Day Reelin for Research ($1 or more donation) 1
st Grade, Millis Health Center, 9:30am
Free Pizza for lunch for all students PTO Family Valentines Dance, 7-9pm (Connolly Athletic Center) 2/4 Basketball @ SPX vs OLG & 8
recognition, 11:45am 2/5 Winter Cheer Classic, Burlington Day School, 2:00pm 2/6-2/10 Spirit Week (see attached flyer) 2/7 School Mass, 8:30am 2/8 3
rd Gr., Aarvy Aardvark Puppet Show
3-L, 9:00-9:45am 3-P, 9:45-10:30am (Alumni Auditorium) Lego Club, 3:10-4:00pm 2/9 Kindergarten, Circus, 9:45am-1:45pm 2/9-2/12 PECSAA Basketball Tournament, GO COMETS!
Box Tops Reminder: February Competition Just a friendly reminder to please start gathering your Box Tops. We will be hosting our second trimester competition in February. The two classes with the most Box Tops will win a special treat! Thank you again for participating in this important fundraiser for our school!
Hot Lunch In celebration of our students for Catholic Schools Week, Friday, Feb. 3rd is Free Pizza Day! All students in PreK-2 will receive one slice and students in grades 3-8 will receive two slices. There will not be an option to purchase hot lunch on this day but snacks, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase with snack tickets as usual. Students may bring a packed lunch from home if they do not care to eat pizza.
Ordering for lunch served Feb. 13-24 Opens Mon., Jan. 30th at 7am & closes Wed., Feb. 8th at 11pm. Please visit http://www.orgsonline.com/ to order. Contact email@example.com with any questions. We always need parent volunteers! 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. www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0F48A5AE29A64-february 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. Thank you for all the wonderful things you do for the students of St. Pius X! Kristin Lloyd Cafeteria Manager
News from SPX Camps
It is time for Skills and Drills with Coach Shelton again! Sessions begin February 28th and run for 10 weeks. Space is limited, so be sure to register early!
There is no school Monday, February 20th in honor of Presidents Day. There is a Mini-Camp available on this day from 8:30am-5:30pm. Space is limited to 25 students.
Please see the attached flyers for more information and register at our website, spxcamps.com.
All are invited to come out and cheer on the Saint Pius X School
PECSAA Tournament Varsity Basketball Championships Broadcast Live on Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio Once again Bishop McGuinness Sports Radio will be broadcasting live radio coverage of the PECSAA Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball Championship Games. The broadcasts can be accessed from anywhere in the world so family and friends from outside of the area can tune in to listen to the games. In addition to being able to catch the games via a laptop or desktop computer, fans will have access to the broadcasts via ANY mobile device (cell phone, tablet, etc.) through the free app 'Mixlr'. The app is free to install and use. There is no registration required and it is available on all Android or Apple powered platforms, including iPad. For information on listening to the games via a mobile device, including direct links to download the free app, you can also check out our Mobile FAQ page at: http://www.bmhsathletics.com/mobile-listener-faq.html". The broadcasts will also be archived within a couple of days after the tournament. In addition to the games, we hope to have pre-game interviews with the coaches of all four teams that advance to the PECSAA Championship Game. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Stoller at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Shook at email@example.com.
The SPX Library Needs Your Help! Please help the SPX Library! We are seeing more and more books not being returned on time for library class or books that are lost. So far this school year, 22 library books have been lost. In order for a student to choose a book and checkout each week they must return their library book(s) by or on their scheduled library day. We want everyone to find a great book each week, and if books come back on time that helps keep the Library collection stay in great shape for your child when they visit! Here are some tips that can help:
create library spot in your home remind your child that it is library class day have your child put the library books in
their backpacks remind your child to take the library books
OUT of their backpacks on library day place book(s) in the library bin in their
classroom please read the purple overdue notices sent
home in Thursday folders each week. Many thanks!
Christina Foley, SPX Librarian Your generosity will be appreciated by many!
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 $11,827 of our $20,000 goal!
Irene and Joseph Ade
Julieo and Antonette Aguilera
Elizabeth and Clark Bell
Catherine and Peter Bergstrom
Maria and Charles Bliss
Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Bofill
Jane and Paul Brazeau
Rachel and Gregory Brown
Kathleen and Samuel Chinnis
Lisa and Gregory Costello
Amanda and Thomas Cromartie
Virginia and Darryl Daniel
Dr. Mary Ann Dimaguila and Mr. Tomas Abad
Kari and James Eddington
Vivian and Carl Essa
Kathleen and Douglas