The SNS Community Staying Connected
The annual TERRA NOVA testing kicked off today, Thursday, 3/11. Our students are always extremely well-prepared by their teachers and we are confident they will do a fantastic job.  We ask that all students arrive to school on time in the morning and parents pay special attention to their children getting a good night sleep and eating a healthy breakfast during the testing period. Research has shown how doing these two things ensures a child will work at full capacity. Any questions about the Terra Nova testing can be directed to your child’s classroom teacher or to Mrs. Hennessy.  
Thursday, 3/11
Terra Nova testing begins
Lenten Penance Service, 1:30 PM, Grades 2-8
Irish Dance lessons, 3:00 PM
Friday, 3/12
End of 2nd Trimester
Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM, Upper School
Monday, 3/15
Irish Dance lessons, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, 3/17
Virtual Workday Wednesday
Thursday, 3/18
Pajama Dress Down Day

LOOKING AHEAD

Friday, 3/19 
Terra Nova testing concludes
Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM, Lower School
Monday, 3/22
Irish Dance lessons, 3:00 PM
Safe Environment Training, 7:00 PM, Church Oratory
Wednesday, 3/24
Virtual Workday Wednesday
Friday, 3/26
Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM, Upper School

SPRING SNS SPIRIT WEAR SALE
Freshen up your SNS spirit wear for spring. All orders are due by Tuesday, March 16th.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING
A Safe Environment class will be held at St. Norbert Parish on Monday, 3/22 in the Oratory from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Anyone who wants to attend this class must register at www.virtus.org. No walk-ins will be permitted.
The APRIL LUNCH MENU was emailed to all school families earlier this week. All lunch orders are due by Tuesday, 3/16.
Get ready for fun in the sun! ST. NORBERT COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMP will be back for 4 weeks of fun and adventures this summer. The camp will be open to all children from 4 years old to 5th grade. From scavenger hunts and tie-dye shirts to water games and making milkshakes, you never know what will happen next. Refer to this form for more information and to register for summer camp.
WAWA SHORTI HOAGIE COUPONS are perfect to use for lunches and dinners on the go. Save yourself a little time while supporting the 8th grade. Order your hoagie coupons here.
THE ANNUAL FUND CAMPAIGN, Show Your Love to SNS, is well underway. Thank you to all the families who have already donated to this effort. Although much has changed in the last year, our school’s commitment to providing quality academics in a faith-filled learning environment has continued to shine brightly.  

Great things happen when people come together and we are asking everyone to come together for SNS now. The Annual Fund delivers 11% of the school’s annual operating budget and supports ongoing investments in health & safety, technology, and faculty professional development. The broad range of initiatives supported by the Annual Fund means that every student and family benefit from the money raised. Family participation is a critical factor not only for to the overall success of the Annual Fund, but also for grant support from foundations and corporations.  

The Annual Fund campaign offers an opportunity to show your love and appreciation for SNS. If you haven’t contributed yet, please click the link below to support the Show Your Love to SNS campaign. Gifts of all sizes are welcome and appreciated.
COOKING FOR A CAUSE
Mrs. Myers will be offering a 5-week after-school baking session starting Thursday, April 8th. Students may sign up for individual classes or for the entire session. A limited number of in-person students will be accepted for this session so SIGN UP soon.
MATHNASIUM MATH SUPPORT
Mathnasium of Paoli offers math assistance to students. Initial assessments are completed and, based on results, an individualized program is developed for each student. In person and online instruction is offered. Information on Mathnasium's program can be found here.
Make-up lessons for IRISH DANCE will be offered on the following days… Monday, 3/1, Thursday, 3/11, Monday, 3/15, Thursday, 3/18 and Monday, 3/22.  
DEVON PREP HSPT PRACTICE TEST AND Q&A SESSIONS
Devon Prep will be hosting the Practice HSPT (in-person) on Saturday, 4/24 at 9:00 AM.  Register for the Practice HSPT here. Prior to the Practice HSPT, Question & Answer sessions will be offered via Zoom by the Devon prep Admission team. These Q&A sessions will be an informal opportunities to have any questions answered. Sessions will be held at 7:00 PM on selected dates. Register for a Q&A session here.
SACRED HEART ACADEMY VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
SHA will be offering virtual presentations for students and families interested in 9th grade on Wednesday, 4/14 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Prospective families will experience pre-recorded videos, live presentations and Q & A sessions. Pre-registration is required.
SHA has suspended the High School Placement Test (HSPT) requirement for the 2020-2021 9th Grade application process. Please visit the school website for Scholarship Application Information and deadlines.
ST. JOSEPH'S PREP SPRING & SUMMER PROGRAMS
 The Prep's Admission office is offering a variety of events this spring and summer for interested 6th and 7th grade families. Learn more about The Prep's programs here.
MERION MERCY SUMMER PROGRAMS
MMA has a variety of academic, enrichment and athletic offerings for girls and boys, including the acclaimed pre-eighth grade Summer Academy (girls) and High School Placement Test Preparation course (girls and boys). There are also pre-ninth grade programs to get you ready for high school. Please check out the enrichment programs, such as Make Art!Fun with Coding and sports camps–basketball, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.
To download a full brochure and to register, visit the MMA website. You may also contact Mrs. Barbara Harrison, Director of Summer Programs, at 610-664-6655 Ext. 120 or bharrison@merion-mercy.com.
CONGRATULATIONS to 8th grade students Maddie F., Luke L., Chloe S., and Luke W. who have been awarded academic scholarships to attend Archbishop John Carroll High School next year. Go Bulldogs!