Santa Fe Catholic High School

Preparing Students for College and the World 

February 16, 2017

 
  IMPORTANT
DATES  
 
  • Feb 17 Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's
  • Feb 20 Hurricane Make-Up Day (full day of school)
  • Feb 21 Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Feb 28 8:00am ACT Testing for Juniors (optional for Seniors)
  • March 11 Renaissance XXXIV - Glitterati 5:00pm VIP Sponsor Reception, 6:00pm General Admission

SAVE THE DATE

Spring Play - Shrek

April 6, 7, 8

  

SCHOOL HOURS 
 7:45am - 2:30pm

OFFICE HOURS
7:00am - 3:30pm


 Bell and Rotation Schedule

 

Rotation Schedule (color)

 

 

 


 


 

The Hawk Weekly is an electronic newsletter that is emailed to parents that highlights important dates, events, and current news. 

 

The cut-off time for information going into the Hawk Weekly will be Tuesdays at 12:00pm. 

 

Publication will be  Thursday.  

 

Find previous newsletters here

  
 
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Congratulations to Jason Sirera!
DAR 2nd Place Essay Winner
Wednesday, February 8th, was the George Washington Tea sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Eight high school students were honored for being their school's nominee for the Good Citizen Award. An essay contest was involved. Jason Sirera came in second out of the eight students.   
 
A-Team
 
Congratulations to A-Team for placing 7th at the County Finals and to Frank Vecchio who made the All County team.  
2017 SFC Athletic Booster Scholarship
The SFC Booster Association is proud to offer, for the first time, a $1,500 scholarship for an SFC graduating senior athlete who has attended SFC and has been involved in SFC athletics for at least three years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants need to submit a typed essay, 500 words minimum, on: HOW HAS BEING AN SFC ATHLETE MADE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE?   
 
Please submit essays to the front office by Thursday, March 16th, 2:30pm. Please have your name on the cover sheet only.  Winner will be announced during the Senior Awards.
NHS Homework Help Sessions

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  2:30-3:30 in Room 23

Sessions are open for any student who is looking for a quiet place to work on homework after school.  National Honor Society members will be available to help answer questions students have on their assignments.       

NHS Membership
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA are invited to apply for membership in National Honor Society. Pick up an application from the front office and return to Mrs. Gaspary by March 6th. Late applications will not be accepted. New members will be initiated at the Honors Induction on March 15th.
GradBash
Friday, April 28
Attention Seniors! Gradbash tickets on sale now! Gradbash at Universal Orlando will be on Friday, April 28th. Tickets are $105 (includes admission and bus transportation). Buy tickets online using this link (select GradBash from the Item menu):
Tickets must be ordered before Spring Break - deadline is March 17th.
Contact Mrs. Gaspary agaspary@santafecatholic.org for more information.   
Advancement News
Renaissance XXXIV - Glitterati
Only 23 days until Renaissance XXXIV - Glitterati. 

WE ARE IN NEED OF BASKETS - If you'd like us to take your unused baskets off your hands, please send them in to the front office. Thank you!

The event is March 11th, in the SFC Gym. 5:00pm Sponsors' VIP reception, 6:00pm general admission. 
 
What's New? Just to name a few:
  • We've covered the gamut with the entertainment this year: opera, jazz, and a DJ.
  • Champagne cocktail fountain.
  • A plated gourmet dinner of filet (6 oz) and chicken marsala, garlic mashed potatoes, and string beans.  
Please visit our online auction website at www.bidpal.net/glitz for sponsorship opportunities and to purchase your tickets. Make sure you register for express check-in and while you're there check our featured items, and even submit bids. Your bids will carry over to the night of the gala, so you can get a head start on the fun!
 
Class Basket Themes:
  • Seniors: "For the Sophisticated Sportsman," hunting, fishing, coolers, tools, cocktail supplies, etc.
  • Juniors: "For the Glamorous Gal," spa and beauty products, gardening supplies, wine accessories, ladies lunch gift certificates, accessories, etc.
  • Sophomores: "Resort Rendezvous," beach towels, hats, suncare products, visors, sunglasses, totes, frozen drinks, beach items, etc.
  • Freshmen: "Debutantes and Dudes," games, ear buds, insulated bottles, gift cards: movies, gas, fast food, iTunes, Amazon, etc. 
If you'd prefer, we can do the shopping for you. Please send your item or money in by February 24th, or sooner, to the school office so that we can assemble the baskets and put them on our online event website.

Renaissance is our biggest annual fundraiser. Every family is expected to serve at least two volunteer hours.
 
Ways you can help:
  • Volunteer - Contact Connie Sidwell to let her know how you can help by texting to (863) 287-9426 or by email, connie@conniesidwell.com.
  • Auction items - Do you have a vacation condo you can donate for a week? Can you donate a service by gift certificate? Do you have jewelry you do not wear? Do you have any connections that you'd like us to contact? The possibilities are endless.
  • Attend the event - Guaranteed to have a great time! 
  • Wall of Wine - Donate a bottle of wine for our wall. Last year our wall raised over $1,000. Please have an adult bring this to the front office.
Collecting Used Prom Attire
Gently used formal dresses, suits, tuxes, shirts, ties, shoes, purses, and other accessories are being collected and donated to Project Prom. Donations can be dropped off at Mrs. Redman's room, Room 25, until March 15th.  This is a student community service project, please contact Ellie Massaro for more information at elliemassaro@aol.com.
March Lunch Menu
Orders are due by February 21st at 3:00pm. Click here for order form.
Student Service Hours Opportunity
RCS Mardi Gras
Resurrection is looking for students interested in helping out at Mardi Gras on February 23rd-26th. If interested, please sign up at http://signup.com/go/hTTAw7.
 
As an added incentive...any Santa Fe student who signs up for a shift after 8:00pm on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night (Feb 24th, 25th, and 26th) will get double hours. We are in great need for pavilion assistants, truck runners, condiment refillers, dishwashers, and cleanup crew after 8pm each night.

Also, entertainment acts (band, dancers, etc.) are needed to perform at Mardi Gras. If you are interested, contact Brittany Montgomery at BrittE.Montgomery@gmail.com.
 
Ticket presale order forms are available in our office or click here. You can also order online at www.churchoftheres.netPresale order forms are due by February 20, 2017!
ACT
All eleventh grade students are encouraged to use the following ACT Resources to prepare for the February 28th, ACT test which will be held on the Santa Fe Catholic High School campus.

Subject: ACT State and District Testing: ACT Resources for Examinees.
 
There a number of online resources to help your examinees prepare to take the ACT, including the ability to take a practice test.
 
Preparing for the ACT Test Taken Online
Click above for a free guide that provides instructions and an online practice test for the ACT. Students who take the practice test online will see the types of questions that appear on the test, and features of TestNav.
 
A practice test is available to examinees taking the ACT test on paper. Preparing for the ACT Test (taken on paper) offers practice test questions, starting on page 10.
Yearbook News!
Hello, Parents!
It is time to purchase school yearbooks! They can easily be purchased online through Balfour at http://www.balfour.com/florida/lakeland/santa-fe-catholic-high-school/
The cost is $65 for a basic yearbook, but other add-ons, like personalization, are available for an extra fee.
Yearbooks will be sold at school soon. All yearbooks will be delivered in May. Please email Mrs. Lopez with any questions: wlopez@santafecatholic.org
 
Senior Parents - Thank you to all senior parents who have ordered their ad for the yearbook. There is still time to place an order. Contact Mrs. Lopez.
  • Full Page Ad: $175 ($225 for ad + yearbook)
  • 1/2 Page Ad: $90 ($145 for ad + yearbook)
  • 1/4 Page Ad: $50 ($110 for ad + yearbook)
Please submit order and payment to Mrs. Lopez. Cash or check (payable to "Santa Fe Catholic HS" with "Senior Ad" in the memo).
Spring Break Europe Trip 2018
We are pleased to announce an 11 day trip to France and Switzerland for next year's spring break. The itinerary includes: Paris, Versailles, Chartres, the Loire Valley, St. Malo, Normandy (Mont-St-Michel, D-Day beaches and museum), Rouen, Seine River cruise, Bern, Lucerne, and Mt. Pilatus. The dates are March 22-April 1, 2018. Included in the price: roundtrip airfare, hotels, breakfast and dinner, services of a tour director, site visits, tips for the tour director and driver.
 
The price until March 1st is $3340. This price includes a $150 discount with voucher code "2018earlybird" which is good until February 28th. A $50 deposit will lock in this price. Various payment plans are available.
 
For more information, go to http://www.explorica.com/Skalski-7323 . If you have any other questions, email Ms. Skalski at dskalski@santafecatholic.org .
Step Up for Students 2017 - 2018
The Step Up for Students Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open for renewal. Families currently in the program, please renew now - www.stepupforstudents.org.    
Athletics News
Sports schedules are available on our website.
 
Spring Sports
Baseball:
Softball:
Coach Sidwell - mike@genesispnt.com
Track & Field:
Coach Lyons - runmiltonrun@hotmail.com
Tennis:
Coach Collany - chris@collany.com

Mandatory Forms Needed to Participate in Sports
All students participating in sports MUST have a sports physical dated after June 1, 2016. Print the following highlighted links ( EL2 and EL3) and make sure you take the EL2 with you and have it signed by the doctor. Both completed forms must be turned in to the front office prior to participating in practice.
 
Athletic Passes for the 2016-2017 School Year
Adult: $75 per pass, Student: $25 per pass
Good for all SFC home games except playoff games.
Click here for order form.
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