The SNS Community Staying Connected
The SNS Student Council will be sponsoring an EASTER EGG HUNT on Tuesday, 3/30. The Upper School students will partner with their Lower School student buddies to hunt for eggs on the school grounds. COVID precautions will be in place for the event.
 
Student Council is asking for each family’s help to supply plastic unfilled eggs and candy. It would be appreciated if each family could supply a dozen plastic eggs per student and a bag of individually wrapped candy to fill the eggs. There will be specially marked eggs for students who have food allergies. Please send in the candy and eggs to school by Monday, 3/22.  
 
We have also received a request from the Bethesda Project for Easter candy. If you are able to send in an extra bag of candy on Monday, 3/22, it would be much appreciated. 
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
Wednesday, 3/24
Virtual Workday Wednesday

LOOKING AHEAD

Thursday, 3/25
Show Your Love to SNS Dress Down Day
Friday, 3/26 
Stations of the Cross, 2:00 PM, Upper School
Monday, 3/30
 Student Council Easter Egg Hunt

ST. NORBERT COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMP
Get ready for fun in the sun! The St. Norbert Community 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.
MYERS COOKING FOR A CAUSE SUMMER CAMP
Join Mrs. Myers for a 1-week half-day summer baking camp. Students will learn various baking techniques to create delectable treats from scratch. All cooking materials will be provided and students will take home a sample of their treats daily along with a recipe. COVID precautions will be in place and masks will be required by all participants.

The baking camp is open to all students in Kindergarten to 5th grade. Students must be at least 5 years old and use bathroom facilities independently. A snack and drink along with recess time will be provided each day. Payment is due by the week prior to the beginning of camp. No refunds will be provided due to sick days or vacation. A portion of the camp fee with go to a charity in need. 

Limited space is available so reserve your spot now!
KEEP YOUR CHILD’S BRAIN STRONG THIS SUMMER 
Summer Solutions is the perfect way to reinforce the skills and concepts your child learned during the year. Summer Solutions only takes a few minutes a day, but the activities strengthen retention by having students systematically review skills learned over previous years using distributed practice. 
 
Use promo code SUMMER3 before April 30, 2021 to receive 10% off orders of 3 or more books Books will be shipped directly to your home. When ordering, order the grade your child will complete in June. Order your Summer Solutions here.
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.
A profound and sincere THANK YOU to the school families, parishioners, alumni, grandparents, and friends of St. Norbert School who participated in the Show Your Love to SNS effort. Together, $51,813 was raised to support the 2020-21 SNS Annual Fund.
As a special incentive, Mrs. Hennessy offered a Dress Down Day to any grade who achieved 75% family participation. The school community met this challenge with an incredible 83% overall school family participation rate. This is the highest level of participation in the SNS Annual Fund ever attained by our school community.

Congratulations to each and every grade for obtaining at least 75% family participation.  Mrs. Hennessy has declared Thursday, 3/25 as a school-wide Dress Down Day to thank and celebrate this extraordinary accomplishment by our school community.  
SQUARE1 ART
SNS is partnering with Square 1 Art this spring to celebrate each student’s creativity and help raise funds for the Home & School Association. Your child will be bringing home a custom catalog featuring his/ her artwork in the next few days. You will have the opportunity to purchase keepsakes and gifts featuring your child’s art for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and siblings going off to college. Every order will benefit HASA. As always, this fundraiser is optional.

Please place your order(s) by Tuesday, 3/30 and all items will be delivered to you by Friday, 4/30. If you have any questions please contact Beth Dixon at juau365@gmail.com or Lara Ciesinski at laraciesinski@gmail.com.
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.
RESPECT FOR LIFE ACTIVITIES
St. Norbert Parish invites all school families to become involved with the following Respect for Life activities…

Respect Life Baby Shower Collection: Parishioners are asked to donate baby items on Saturday, 3/20 and Sunday, 3/21 for donation to Birthright- diapers, wipes, formula, baby food/snacks, baby clothes (0-6months), bottles, etc. There will be box and table in the Narthex to receive the donations.

40 Days for Life: St. Norbert Day of Prayer at Planned Parenthood of West Chester is Wednesday, 3/24 between 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Volunteers are asked to sign up for 1 hour or ½ hour times. You can sign-up by contacting Honora Jackson – jacksonhonora@gmail.com or 610-256-1696. Please support this peaceful, pro-life, pro-woman prayer opportunity. Refer to the St. Norbert parish website for more information.
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.
Our 5th and 6th grade math classes put their brains and taste buds to work this week memorizing the digits in the number Pi as part of the 3/14 Pi Day celebration. CONGRATULATIONS to 6th grade student Anna P. for memorizing an amazing 112 digits of Pi.